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Catholic director attends St. Francis’ Opening Mass

The message of the cross was shared by Father Roger Madrazo with those gathered at St. Francis de Sales School’s Opening Mass on September 14. Father Roger told his audience that the triumph of the cross is still with us today, and that the cross has as much power as it did when Jesus hung upon it.

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Annual Missionary Meeting held in Cherokee

Epworth Methodist Chapel held its annual Missionary Meeting and Auction on September 22 and 23 in Cherokee Sound. This is an old tradition of the church and community and it is one of the highlights of the church calendar. In the beginning, on a Saturday afternoon, in order to collect items to be auctioned off the men of the church would form a fishing party, appoint a Captain and crew and set out on an imaginary voyage.

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Customer Service Week: Highlighting the Vital Role of Customer Service

The first week of October is recognized as Customer Service Week. It was established in 1988 by the International Customer Service Organization to raise awareness of the vital role Customer Service plays in successful business. Many businesses take this week to honour employees who have given exemplary customer service.

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Rotary Club continues Owanta’s Pond beautification

On September 22, working between two thunderstorms, phase two of the beautification and repair of the gazebo and bridge over Owanta's Pond took place. The Rotary Club of Abaco replaced missing shingles from the roof, a missing spindle from the front railing and prepped the wood for painting.

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Healthy Lifestyle Classes Offered

The Auskell Fitness Centre has expanded its range of classes to include a Healthy Lifestyle Class. This class takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is led by Elaine Pilon. Ms. Pilon is a qualified Cardiac Nurse who has worked in Internal Medicine and Cardio in the United States. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and has taught yoga and Pilates classes for many years.

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Seasonal flowers carpet Cherokee

One good rain and Cherokee is carpeted with Rain Flowers. Some are yellow, some white, some pink, some salmon and some even purple. Of course, the prettiest yards are the ones where they don't mow.

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New Date Set for Abaco Christmas Festival

“Christmas in the Bahamas” is this year’s theme for the very popular Abaco Christmas Festival that is slated for Saturday, December 8 from 11:00am – 10:00pm at BAIC Park in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. For the past eight years, the festival committee and the Abaco Tourist Office have brought great enthusiasm and holiday cheer to the Abaco community during the yuletide season by presenting this annual event.

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After Shock program resumes in Cherokee

The CMI-After Shock program for teenagers resumed its meetings on Thursday evenings at The Old Schoolhouse in Cherokee on September 13. Headed up by Andy and Sheri Lowe of YelloW Wood, they were also joined by Dana Lowe, as their head Counselor, Chairman Saunders, Peggy Albury and Lee Pinder who helped with the cooking.

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Eighteen to Graduate from Success Training College this November

The second graduation ceremony for Success Training College’s Abaco Campus is scheduled for November 17, 2012. Under the theme: “Soaring beyond the challenges towards a brighter future,” eighteen students are expected to graduate and they have predicted that their graduation will be bigger and better than the first one. A meeting with the graduating class was held at Abaco Central High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 8. Shyrnal Williams and Cleveland Dawkins are the class graduation coordinators. Ms. Williams gave an update on all of the activities leading up to graduation day.

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Victory Tabernacle honours three of its founding members

Three members of Victory Tabernacle Ministry were recently honoured during a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. Pastor Lewis said that before the first meeting was held to establish Victory Tabernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle.

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