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Eyes & Ears of Moreno Valley

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Juanita Barnes
Aqualyn Toi Jones speaks about the : “School of Hard Knocks.” I have a list of pet peeves that seems to grow as I grow older. Number seven on that list is speaking to a customer service rep who cannot answer my question. It’s kind of like an oxymoron.  The whole point of asking a question is to receive a response. It’s impolite to not answer and when a request seems unheard, it’s easy to feel ignored or insignificant, when we go to God in prayer, we go expecting an answer. We desperately want to know that He hears us and that He cares, when we inquire about the deepest issues of our hearts, we need to know that there is an answer and that we will receive it.  Jesus promises that if you ask, you will receive. If you seek, you will find, and if you knock, the door will be open for you. (Matthew 7:7). We have a promise that our prayers will be heard “AND” answered. Read your Bible prayerfully and think.


Hello Inland Empire just a reminder of the Second Annual Breakfast Fundraiser, Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A donation of $10.00 is asked. The fundraiser will be held at the Camper Resorts of America, 375 Ramona Expressway, Perris. For more information contact: Doris at (951) 679–0577, Phil at (951) 367–9254, or Wilbert at (951) 657–9585. The Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Assoc.  wishes to thank the community in advance for their support.

Moreno Valley the 9th Annual Booker T. Washington Brunch will be held April 16, 2009, sponsored by the Black Voice News at the Historic Mission Inn, Music Room. The Keynote Speaker will be Ted Jackson, the great grandson of Booker T. Washington. There will be a 2009 essay contest, there is a donation of $55.00 (per person). That includes brunch and a Mission Inn Foundation Walking Tour. I would like to encourage you to take or send a young person this year, so that they may know who Booker T.

Washington was and what he meant to his/her history. There are so many of our young people that have no clue as to what a rich history we have. The essay contest is open to high school and undergraduate college students only. Call the Black Voice News for information (951) 682–6070. Readers, take your grandchild or any young person just to make their day. Look forward to seeing you there.

The Moreno Valley Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. cordially invites you to attend its 20th Anniversary Founder’s Day Program themed United to Serve on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Social hour begins at 2:30 p.m. meal served at 3:15 p.m. The event will take place at the Hap Arnold Club, March Air Reserve. Donation: Adults $25.00, Youth $16.00. Please RSVP by April 17, 2009. Note: Current driver’s license and registration required to enter the base. For more information contact (951) 247–4053 or (951) 247-8193 or (951) 924–1389.

Last Friday we celebrated the homegoing service of Febee Ramoral Hampton. Febee will be greatly missed. We thank God for the time we had with her at COPIM.

Be Blessed!

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