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The Community Round Table & 251 NOW with Kelly Finley

The Community Round Table & 251 NOW with Kelly Finley

By Kelly Finley
The Community Round Table introduces you to local non-profit organizations, where you can donate your time and talents and make a difference.
"251 NOW with Kelly Finley" is a show about what's happening in the city, businesses you need to know about, local artists, restaurants to visit, health, finance, wellness, community leaders making a positive difference, vibrant topics you and your family and friends are talking about, NOW!
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251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Mobile Youth Espys
Jihad Irby/ Director and founder of the Mobile Youth ESPY Corey LaBounty/Sports Journalist/Emcee   We discuss: ▪️The Importance of exposure for the youth.  ▪️Positive engagement within the community  ▪️Why giving back is so important  ▪️Next year’s expectations of the ESPYs  Stay connected: Facebook: Mobile Youth ESPYS Call: (251) 374-8754 (leave a voicemail)
24:59
June 26, 2022
The Community Round Table--Africatown Plateau Pacers
Africatown Plateau Pacers (July 9th) Our guests: Rochelle Williams Wanda Smith  Several years ago, our founder; "Rochelle Williams", decided to get healthier. What began as a casual walk around Kidd Park in Plateau, blossomed into a daily dedication to several miles around Africatown. Soon family and friends across the country joined her via skype or in-person; thus Plateau Pacers was formed.  Our motto is, "Health Is Wealth". So join us on this journey healthier, wealthier, way of life.
29:49
June 26, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Meet Kane with Coastal Traffic!
About "Kane": He's been delivering your traffic reports along the Gulf Coast for 20 years this year.  He helps bring awareness and extends the quality of life for our youngest warriors thanks to his non-profit, which helps kids fighting cancer:  www.kaneswarriorkids.com.  He's a race care driver!  His family and his faith are a top priority in his life. Multiple names, call for multiple stories! Stay connected:   Facebook: Derek Long,  Twitter: @ftrkane,  Instagram: derekkanelong,  Tiktok: derekwlong5.
24:29
June 20, 2022
The Community Round Table--Inside the states largest school district, The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS)
My guests: Rena Philips, Director of Communication, Mobile County Public Schools Sally Ericson, Community Engagement Specialist, Mobile County Public Schools We discuss: MCPSS Summer Internship Program is preparing high school students to be college and career ready. All 54 of our elementary schools are hosting Literacy Camps to help strengthen reading and writing skills. At our nationally-recognized JROTC STEM Camp, cadets participated in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, leadership and physical fitness activities including rappelling and water rescue training, and took field trips to local businesses and industry to learn about STEM careers. (Sally and I both rappelled with them). Professional Development – People think teachers are “off” for the summer, but many participate in professional development activities and get their classrooms and lessons ready for the upcoming year. For example, we have dozens of teachers heading up to Space Camp soon to participate in a cool program where they’ll learn how to teach their students about space. Registering students for 2022-23 school year, hiring teachers, school cleaning and renovations, etc. Mobile County Public Schools is on Facebook (Mobile County Public Schools), Instagram (Mobile County Public Schools), YouTube (youtube.com/mcpsstv) and Twitter (MobilePublicSch). We also have a 24-hour television channel and a podcast called Learning Leading Now, available on Spotify and other podcast apps. **Best way to keep up with what is happening in Mobile County Public Schools – social media of the district and your child’s school. Also, get involved at your child’s school.
28:50
June 20, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Barefoot Models & Talent
Suzanne Massingill  Agency Director/Owner Barefoot Models & Talent    Facebook Barefoot Models & Talent Agency  Instagram: @barefootagency    www.barefootagency.com   newfaces@barefootagency.com (251) 344-5554
24:59
June 17, 2022
The Community Round Table--The Baldwin Family Village, The First Transitional Housing Program in Baldwin County
Kate Carver, Executive Director of the Dumas Wesley Community Center  Rev. Darren McClellan, Senior Pastor, Fairhope United Methodist Church  We discuss: The origin story for the Baldwin Family Village. The mission and operational future of the Baldwin Family Village. The community that is coming together in support of this effort to alleviate the plight of homeless women and children in Baldwin County The Baldwin Family Village – The first transitional housing program in Baldwin Co – Spearheaded by Fairhope United Methodist Church and the Baldwin Family Village Foundation – A program of the Dumas Wesley Community Center Homelessness in Baldwin Co.  Stay connected: www.facebook.com/dumaswesleycommunitycenter  www.instagram.com/dumaswesleycommunitycenter  twitter.com/DumasWesley www.tiktok.com @dumaswesleycommunityctr  www.dumaswesley.org;  251-470-0649  www.fairhopeumc.org/familyvillageproject  darren.mcclellan@fairhopeumc.org baldwinfamilyvillage@fairhopeumc.org  www.fairhopeumc.org UMC 155 South Section Street Fairhope, AL 36532
28:20
June 17, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
Meet Jacqueline Tunstall! Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday ♦ June 11, 2022  7:30 AM Africatown Community Development Corporation ACDC Operating Expenses, community programs and the maintenance of the Old Plateau Cemetery Packet pick-up and race day registration will take place at the Farmers Market located 645 Shelby Street, Mobile, AL 36610 (close to intersection of Shelby Street and Tin Top Lane).  The out and back 5K course will take participants from Tin Top Lane, over the Africatown Bridge and back. The 1 Mile course will take participants from Tin Top Lane and to the foot of the Africatown Bridge and back to Tin Top Lane.  Register by mail (entries should be postmarked by June 4, 2022), in person at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri, or Fleet Feet in Mobile until noon on June 9, or online (https:\\africatownchallenge2022.eventbrite.com) until 4 AM, June 10 .  Race day registration and packet pick-up will be available from 6:00 – 7:25 AM at the former Farmers Market on Shelby St.  Pre-registered: Adults: $20 Children (12 and under): $15 Africatown Supporter – no running; get a shirt: $15 *fees includes a race shirt No shirt option: subtract $3 5K: Top male and female, and top three male and female in age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ FUN RUN: Finishers’ ribbons To guarantee a shirt on race day, your application must be received by June 1. Awards, music, and food at the celebration at the Farmers Market. The Africatown Bridge Challenge will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe or dangerous weather conditions, the Africatown Community Development Corporation reserves the right to postpone the start of or to cancel the Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K and 1 Mile. No refunds will be granted.
23:59
June 07, 2022
The Community Round Table--Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation/Masquerade Ball
Meet our guests! Joan Kellis, Foundation Director of Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation Mary Kathryn McMillon, Board of Directors of Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation and Chairman of Masquerade Ball     We discuss: The Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation’s 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball (June 11, 2022) Fundraising event for a local nonprofit that provides financial assistance to local cancer patients in need regardless of diagnosis, prognosis or where they receive treatment. Event will feature live music from the Modern Eldorados, food and drinks provided. Plus both a silent auction and a live auction. Cancer patients are VIP guests and receive a free ticket into event.  Unlike national organizations we can ensure your donation stays in our community. Stay Connected: Facebook: @anchorcrosscancerfoundation  Instagram: @anchorcrossfoundation
29:49
June 07, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Jazz Art Writers South (J.A.W.S.) Festival
Meet: Willie Dinish, III/ Owner & Publisher/ The Black Ink Coalition Hosea London/Manager & Band Leader/The Excelsior Brass Band Paula Webb/Outreach & Communications Librarian/University of South Alabama Libraries About J.A.W.S.: We have collaborated on an art exhibit/festival in celebration of Jazz, which is inspired by the Excelsior Band. Our festival includes many art forms, (including the visual arts/author event/films & live jazz concert) which will be held annually at the University of South Alabama. It is called Jazz Art Writers South (J.A.W.S.) Festival and access to the exhibit/festival is free. The art pieces are contributions from 8 Gulf Coast Artists, including Hosea London. Who placed art & photographs from his collection specifically featuring the Excelsior Band. The public has a unique opportunity to interact with the exhibit by QR codes placed throughout the exhibit galleries. We have also partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama to have artworks created by younger members of our community, which we have called - JAWS Youth. The public is invited to visit this exhibit and vote on the works created by the JAWS Youth. Jazz Art Writers South (JAWS Festival) exhibit will be available for free to the public until June 30th. However, we are recognizing our artists contributions, including JAWS Youth with an award ceremony and jazz concert performed by the Excelsior Band on Thursday, June 16th. This again is open to the public and free to attend.  Stay Connected: Facebook - The Black Ink Coalition/The Excelsior Band/USA Art Galleries The Black Ink Coalition - Email address: theblackinkcoalition@gmail.com Website: https://www.theblackinkcoaltion.com Phone Number: 251-648-4942 The Excelsior Brass Band Website: http://www.excelsiorband1883.com/contact.html Address - P. O. Box 191673, Mobile, AL 36619 Phone Number: 251-666-2963 Paula Webb Outreach and Communications Librarian University of South Alabama Phone: 251-461-1993 Email: pwebb@southalabama.edu
24:59
June 07, 2022
The Community Round Table--Veterans Recovery Resources
Meet John Kilpatrick/Founder & Executive Director Lloyd Michael Austin/Pastor/Senior Peer Support Specialist Dr. Jeremy Fletcher/Director of Community Integration/Project Director We discuss: Detox/Residential: Renovation has started on our building. Listeners can ride by to monitor the progress toward developing the first Veteran, First Responder, and family member specific medical withdrawal (detox) facility in the Nation. Of course, all of this progress can not be accomplished with the generous support of community members, so we’re extremely grateful for all those who have given to our cause. We will also be making our way back to Montgomery in July to set before the State Health Coordinating Council. We will be letting everyone know how our community can support us toward our efforts to ensure the State Health Plan includes beds for our facility. Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic: Hired 15 full time staff members and now have a team of over 40 people dedicated to our mission. We offer integrated behavioral and physical health care services to all community members regardless of their ability to pay. We are in the first year of our CCBHC grant project and are exceeding our goals Community Integration: We’ve conducted 4-5 Mental Health First Aide training events and have trained about 100 community members in how to recognize signs and symptoms of community members who experience mental, emotional, and spiritual distress Continue to build partnerships with our local community organizations to build additional capacity to care. For example, USA Trauma (Austin), Ransom Ministries, Waterfront Rescue, etc. We’ve recently added a new program, H20—Helping 2 Overcome. This program focuses on building connections and relationships through water based programs. Currently, H20 has trips to dive in the Georgia Aquarium where Veterans get together with other Veterans and dive. H20 recently hosted a really successful fishing tournament benefitting their program. The money raised has already helped folks going through recovery learn to manage their symptoms through learning to dive. Finally, our Community Outreach and Professional Engagement program headed up by Dr. Charles Dent is building relationships and training opportunities for pastors, ministeries, and clergy members to assist us in addressing mental, emotional and spiritual distress. Stay Connected: Office: 251.405.3677 Dr. Fletcher's cell: 225-270-8335 Secure Fax: 251.405.3323 www.vetsrecover.org
29:19
June 07, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Battleship Rugby Football Club with Flex and Cleve!
Lindsey "Flex" Smith (womens VP) and Cleve Patterson (Director of Rugby Operations for the Mobile Area Rugby Foundation) both of the Battleship Rugby Football Club We discuss: The history of Battleship Rugby Football Club The community of rugby Our annual home tournaments hosted July 9th and November 5/6th this year. Welcome to the Battleship Rugby Football Club The team has a storied history dating back to its formation in 1975. This includes two national championships in 1992 and 2001. Here’s a few things you will need to know to join the club and play for the team. There are two aspects of playing rugby for Battleship. The first is the rugby team aspect. As a member of the team, you’re expected to attend practice and games. This is obviously the physical part of the game. For beginners, you’ll be trained in the proper and safe way to play the game. Be sure to ask a club veteran what “60” means. The second aspect is the rugby club. The club has to pay for and maintain our clubhouse and practice fields. The club has many duties to keep the team on the field. As a member of the club, you’re expected to pay dues, attend fundraisers and participate in other club activities. You cannot be a part of the team without being a part of the club. Battleship RFC is Mobile’s rugby team and competes against teams across the southern region. Anyone can join the team and everyone can be a fan! Practice location for Men’s Club is at 1801 South Broad Street. Look for the Green Container and rugby posts. 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Battleship Rugby is looking for you. Are you a wrestler? This will be a natural feeling for you. A football player? Rugby is an easy transition. Basketball player? Your offensive and defensive skills will serve you well. Track & Field? Speed and Strength are well suited for rugby. Baseball? Hand eye coordination are key. Soccer? Your stamina makes you a valuable commodity. Swimmer? Strength & stamina will serve you well. Never played a sport before but looking to try something new? This is the perfect start for you! Come to a practice and participate or just watch. It’s free and there is no obligation. Be warned, once you watch your first game you will be hooked. It doesn’t matter what size you are or if you know the game. The coaches will train you quickly. A special notice to football linemen. You get a chance to run the ball in rugby. Everyone plays defense and everyone plays offense for 80 minutes. Stay Connected: Facebook (Battleship Rugby FC, Battleship Women's Rugby), Instagram (@battleshipwrfc, @battleshiprugby60) and Battleshiprugby.com
24:59
May 24, 2022
The Community Round Table--LtCol Frank Barrow, US Army Retired, Director of Army Instruction – JROTC, MCPSS
Robert F. Barrow, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Retired, Director of Army Instruction – JROTC, Mobile County Public School System We discuss: JROTC STEM Leadership Academy JROTC VEX Robotics Program JROTC Drone Competition Program Alabama State Department of Education support of JROTC and Career & Technical Education Stay Connected:  Facebook:  Robert Franklin Barrow  /  Twitter:  Mobile County JROTC / Linked In:  Robert F. Barrow
28:49
May 24, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mark Berte
Mark Berte Executive Director  Alabama Coastal Foundation  We discuss: Coastal Kids Quiz Program for 5th Grade Teachers  Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1st  Stay connected: @AlabamCoastal    www.joinACF.org
24:59
May 18, 2022
The Community Round Table--Riverside Recovery Fest (May 21, 12-4PM), Door To Serenity
*If you have been turned away by other facilities because of your race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, please don't give up! Reach out to us - we can help!  Door To Serenity  Lisa Teggart, Executive Director  Laurye Brunson, DTS     Riverside Recovery Fest: Door To Serenity, as the host of the event, has brought together a number of the Gulf Coast's leading services in health and human services as well as community businesses and outreach services.  The event offers the community the chance to learn more about the myriad resources available to the recovery community and those who love and support them. Who benefits from the event? It is our hope that as visitors to the event, all of our guests will benefit by learning more about the community, the available services and how we can always help.  The event also brings together people who share in the concerns that affect not only the recovery community, but also the greater community of humankind. Proceeds from this event and others like it, directly support, in an undiluted way, the work of Door to Serenity as well as our partner vendors. Your $5 donation provides the following: Entrance to the event grounds 1 beverage ticket 1 game ticket 1 raffle ticket The pathway to sobriety is difficult with even the most caring and constant support structures.  Imagine the difficulties for those who are trying to break the chains of addiction only to find that the doors to those support structures are closed to them.  That's the reality for many in our hometown who have been told that the labels attributed to them make them ineligible for what should be an equal opportunity to get the help needed on the path to sobriety.  They have been asked to deny who they are in order to have a chance at a life free from Substance Use Disorder.  Shame is not a starting point for successful living in recovery.   Within the structure of the Twelve Steps, Door To Serenity addresses the needs of those who seek our help on their road to recovery.  Without respect to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, Door To Serenity welcomes the under-served who have tried unsuccessfully to address the pain of living through Substance Use Disorder and want to start a new chapter.    Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers, our first Sober Living Home is open!  Located in Mobile, AL, this beautiful home is a place of safety, rest, recovery and HOPE!  When transitioning back into life after Substance Use Disorder, there is often a long period of reconstruction.  Door To Serenity seeks to provide a loving family & community to facilitate growth and healing for those making their way out of Substance Use Disorder.  If you would like to be a part of continuing to furnish this home and help provide the daily necessities for our residents, contact us.     Door To Serenity, as a local non-profit organization, depends on the awareness and support of people like you to continue the work of providing housing and other services to support sober living.   www.doortoserenity.org    (251) 610-3389
29:49
May 17, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Cryptocurrency, Medicare Scams, Upcoming "Fraud Summit" & More! Monde Donaldson with the Better Business Bureau has $$$ saving information...
Monde Donaldson Vice President BBB Educational Foundation BBB Serving Central & South Alabama You are invited to the first ever "Fraud Summit" Thursday, May 12 at the Saraland Civic Center Topics will include: Medicare Scams, Top Scams in Mobile County,Precious Metals Scams, Cryptocurrency and much more! Cryptocurrency: the new trend on the block for consumers and scammers BBB study finds lack of regulation and consumer education equals major increase in fraud and financial loss BIRMINGHAM, AL-Just as the popularity of cryptocurrency continues to rise, so do the number of complaints received by BBB Scam Tracker regarding cryptocurrency. In 2021, the number of complaints that involved cryptocurrency doubled from the previous, with financial losses nearly hitting the $8 million mark, which is only a drop in the bucket of losses, as the vast majority of them are not reported. An in-depth study conducted by BBB looked at the many facets of cryptocurrency and the ways scammers exploit the crypto market and steal from individuals. The study also found that a lack of regulation and consumer education when it comes to crypto results in dramatic increases in fraud and financial loss. “Scammers love to operate amidst confusion,” BBB Serving Central and South Alabama Communications Manager, Alex Derencz said. Since there are a lot of pieces relating to cryptocurrency that are not well-understood, that creates an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of consumers whether it is by getting people to invest in it or pay with it.” In the simplest terms, cryptocurrency is a form of digital money, where encryption technology allows anyone, from anywhere to make and receive payments. Building off of that, it takes the form of computer code lines that are supported by a decentralized computer system called a “blockchain,” with the crypto being stored in a “crypto wallet.” When it comes to crypto, it has a few features that make it attractive to scammers: ● It is relatively unregulated ● Difficult to recoup once it’s lost ● Not well understood by the general public ● Wildly popular Here in central and south Alabama, the cryptocurrency scams that were reported to our BBB Scam Tracker more than quadrupled from 2020 to 2021. One of the common ways scammers take advantage of folks in crypto scams is that they are contacted by “a friend” on social media telling them about the success they have had when it comes to crypto and are encouraged to follow suit. In actuality, their friend’s social media was hacked. “There is no telling what we will see next year when it comes to crypto scams,” Derencz said. “However, if there are two things we know about scammers, it is that they follow the trends and take advantage of a scam as long as they can.” To avoid cryptocurrency scams: ● When someone asks you to pay with cryptocurrency, that is a red flag ● Be wary of “friends” who reach out to you on social media regarding cryptocurrency opportunities ● Just because a claim is on social media or the internet, it does not mean it is true ● Watch out for deals that offer high reward with low risk ● Guard your crypto wallet To report a scam or register a complaint, you can visit the following locations: ● Better Business Bureau: BBB.org/ScamTracker ● Federal Trade Commission: reportfraud.ftc.gov ● Internet Crime Complaint Center: ic3.gov/complaint 150 Government Street Suite 1004 Mobile, AL 36602 Phone: 251-300-3388 BBB.org
24:29
May 10, 2022
The Community Round Table--Kalla Etheredge, Community Action Organizers
Kalla Etheredge, Co-Founder of Community Action Organizers/We discuss: What inspires Kalla's community activism? The upcoming county wide, Peace Walk. Being a mother, raising a child while balancing life, school, giving back, running for political office and her ultimate community goals... About Kalla: Growing up in a small town called Leroy, Alabama in the midst of adversity and racism created a passion to constantly progress and make an impact beyond just myself. My name is Kalla Etheredge and I am a young woman who wears many hats. Just to name a few: I am a veteran, entrepreneur, community organizer, former political candidate, student, but most importantly, a mother. My daughter named Angel, who has taught me seven years of strength and resilience, is my drive to further my education. Through all of our trials, remaining God-fearing and open to learning life lessons has brought me to this point in my life. Graduating from the University of Mobile in 2017 with an associate's degree was a major accomplishment, but is just not enough knowledge to be in the field I have grown to find a passion in. With my belief that knowledge is power and my known commitment to community service, searching for truth and social justice is something I do on a daily basis. Being in the school of Criminology at Springhill College seems like the perfect fit for an aspiring professor; to teach students with a passion for societal change, such as myself, to reach one teach one, and change the world around us. Surviving a global pandemic while running for city council and raising my daughter, gave me time to plan. Finishing my degree in Criminology, finding placement in the field and maintaining the proper income to run for a state position are just a few goals to name that are on the top of my list. With focus on one main goal overall, that is to raise my daughter in a pleasant environment while being the best mother I can be and help my community. Stay Connected: Facebook, Instagram, Kalla Danielle Etheredge 912.484.3927
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May 10, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Mobile Museum of Art, Mary Beth Lursen
Mary Beth Lursen Manager of External Affairs Mobile Museum of Art We discuss: ** Upcoming exhibitions a.    3 American Artists b.    A Nest of One’s Own c.    Fantastical Forest ** Upcoming programs a.    Makers Market & Open House on June 18th b.    Programming for 3 American Artists Stay connected: Facebook - @mobilemuseumofart Instagram and Twitter - @mobmuseumofart Our website has the most up-to-date information www.MobileMuseumofArt.com. We’re located in Langan Park off of Springhill Avenue at 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608. Our phone number is 251.208.5200.
24:29
May 09, 2022
The Mobile Literary Festival (May 14th)--Meet Jodie Cain Smith & Carrie Dalby Cox
Jodie Cain Smith, Founder Mobile Literary Festival Carrie Dalby Cox, Co-Planner Mobile Literary Festival The purpose of the festival is to celebrate local literary talent and encourage the craft of creative writing through free access to panel discussions and workshops presented by top literary talent. Join Mobile’s top literary talent for FREE creative writing workshops, The Haunted Book Shop Pop-up Shop, the first ever Mobile Pitch War, poetry readings, and more at the 2022 Mobile Literary Festival, May 14, 2022, 9am - 4:00pm at the Ben May Main Library at 701 Government Street in Mobile. This free festival is sponsored by the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Writers' Guild, and The Haunted Book Shop. Highlights include an appearance by the Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones (Poetry reading and Author Q & A), Editing with author Johnnie Bernhard, and Pitch War (Learn to write the perfect pitch then put it to the test). Stay Connected: www.facebook.com/groups/MobileLiteraryFestival/ www.facebook.com/groups/MobileLiteraryFestival or jodiecainsmith@gmail.com
28:19
May 09, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter (FOMAS)--Anna Bush
Anna Bush   President, Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter We discuss: History of FOMAS helping the city shelter. Current projects and priorities. The importance of Spay & Neuter. Getting the word out about vaccines to stop the spread of serious illness in our community. Facebook: Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter    Instagram Friends_mobileanimalshelter website: adoptapetmobile.org Facebook messenger is usually fastest, but our email is info@adoptapetmobile.org Our phone numbers are 251-208-2830 and 251-259-6531 We are physically located inside the City of Mobile Animal Shelter at 855 Owens St.  Mobile, AL 36604 The mission of Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter is to improve the quality of life for shelter pets that are housed at the City of Mobile Animal Shelter; to find forever homes for healthy adoptable shelter pets; and to reduce the number of unwanted pets roaming the streets of our community by utilizing spay/neuter programs If you’d like to find your new best friend and adopt one of our loving pets, come see us at our next adoption. If you would like to help out, but can’t adopt a pet right now, then check out our volunteer page for ideas to help. We are also in need of foster parents for some of our dogs and cats. If you don’t have the time to volunteer, you can still help with a donation. You can donate from our site through paypal on our donation page. Or, if you would rather donate supplies, please check our wish list of items needed for the care of our pets. We thank you for any help you can provide and it is greatly appreciated by our dogs and cats in need of forever homes.
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April 29, 2022
The Community Round Table--National Crime Victims' Rights Week, District Attorney Ashley Rich, Victim Services Director Leigha Duval
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich & Victim Services Director Leigha Duval. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2022. MCDA’s Resource Fair and Victims Vigil Resources available for victims of crime. Crime in our community. www.mobileda.org 251-574-8400 MPD victim advocates hosting Victims of Crime Awareness Walk MOBILE, Ala. – Year round, victim advocates help crime survivors find their justice. Every April, they raise awareness in their communities about crime victims’ issues and rights during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. In commemoration of the week, the Mobile Police Department Victim Services Unit hosts its second annual Victims of Crime Awareness Walk. The department’s victim advocates hold the walk for victims of violent crime and for those who stand with the victims. “It’s vital for crime victims to remain connected to law enforcement throughout the criminal justice process,” said Stacey Dallas Woodard, MPD victim advocate coordinator. “As a law enforcement-based victim services unit, we can make sure victims immediately receive trauma-informed care, safety planning, criminal justice support and other critical services.” The Victims of Crime Awareness Walk takes place Friday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Participants will gather in the back of police headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd., at 10:30 a.m. and walk to Public Safety Memorial Park, 2301 Airport Blvd. The City of Mobile Public Safety Director Lawrence Battiste and Chief of Police Paul Prine will speak at the event, along with a victim of crime, Nija Hill, whose 16-year-old son was taken by gun violence. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances. This year’s theme is “Rights, Access, Equity, for all victims.”
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April 29, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Visit Mobile, David Clark
David Clark President/CEO Visit Mobile We discuss: Workinmobile.com Africatown Tourism Mobile’s current and future tourism landscape Visit Mobile, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new website, WorkInMobile.com. Visit Mobile is partnering with the City of Mobile and several other organizations across the city to promote hospitality as a career and, in turn, help local businesses recover more quickly from the lingering effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workforce. People who choose hospitality as a career, are choosing more than just a job. Welcoming visitors, helping them feel at home, and making sure they come back time and time again are just a few of the rewarding benefits. “We really believe this will be game-changing for our local hoteliers, and soon our restaurants, attractions and other businesses that relate to travel and tourism,” said David Clark, president and CEO of Visit Mobile. “Our mission is to promote hospitality as a career and connect the workforce to a multitude of career paths in our industry.” Applying for a job has never been more simple. When users land on the website, they will create their own profile. Once logged onto the site, users will see job cards that match their profile. WorkInMobile.com is a smart application, so it uses individual profiles and user preferences to filter out any non-matching positions to make searching easy. “Travel and tourism accounts for more than 18,000 jobs throughout the city and more than $1.3 billion dollars in annual revenue,” Clark said. “We want those numbers to continue to grow so we can continue to make Mobile a premier travel destination for various types of travelers. We can do that through promoting hospitality as a career.” This opportunity to expand hospitality as a career path is possible thanks to the partnership of the City of Mobile YES! Program, Mobile Area Lodging Corporation, Mobile Area Lodging Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Mobile County Public School System, University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College, and Coastal Alabama Community College. Mobilians ready to learn more and begin their next career can visit WorkInMobile.com. ### About Visit Mobile: Visit Mobile is the official destination marketing organization responsible for attracting visitors and conventions to the Mobile area. To learn more about our historic destination and find out why Mobile is the city that’s Born to Celebrate, visit mobile.org. This convention and visitors bureau is an accredited Destination International Marketing Organization. Africatown Heritage House is a $1.3 million project spearheaded by Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood. It is a collaborative community effort that will eventually house a History Museum of Mobile exhibit about 110 enslaved West Africans, the ship that brought them to Alabama, and the unique community of Africatown. WHERE: Africatown Heritage House site. The building will face Wimbush Road; the construction site is between the Robert Hope Community Center (850 Edwards St. – parking available) and Mobile County Training School (800 Whitley St.).
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April 20, 2022
The Community Round Table--ALEA Senior Trooper Anna Peoples
Senior Trooper Anna Peoples Alabama Law Enforcement Agency LEADS, Distracted driving, prom season, construction zone safety. Driver License Temporary Closure Notice April 18th - April 22nd 2022 All Driver License Offices/Units/Services will be closed to facilitate the installation of the new Driver License System (LEADS) Driver License Operations will resume April 26th, 2022 MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is kicking off its second annual Think Smart Before You Start spring safety campaign as students of all ages and their families prepare for the end of the school year festivities such as spring break, prom and the upcoming graduation season. Ideally, parents will set aside time with their teens to ensure safety is always part of their plans whatever the event or function. When many young inexperienced drivers will be on Alabama’s roadways traveling to and from proms or other school-related functions. Therefore, ALEA Public Affairs Officers partnered with local communities across the state and participated in a variety of prom promise events that reenforced the importance of sound decision making during this exciting time of the year. Secretary Taylor reminds parents to be aware of the hazards associated with many of the functions and festivities surrounding this time of year.Secretary Taylor added spring break travelers of all ages and those heading out right after graduation should plan their routes and inspect their vehicles to ensure they are functioning properly and are fully equipped with roadside emergency kits, water and other essentials. Several Alabama roadways are popular among out-of-state travelers headed to the beach for spring break and/or following graduation. ALEA Troopers will focus their enforcement efforts through the end of May on traffic violations that frequently contribute to crashes that result in injury and in some cases death. Priority during this enforcement period will be speeding violations, following too closely, impaired drivers and making improper lane changes as well as those not wearing seat belts and children who are unrestrained. One of the many goals of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is to prevent crashes in order to save lives, Secretary Taylor said. “All we ask is that everyone “Think Smart Before You Start.” Seven Spring Safety Tips 1. Safety first! Review the law and discuss safety before your teens make plans for spring break, prom or graduation; and be sure you are aware of the route they will take, estimated arrival times, etc. 2. Buckle Up – no matter how short the trip. Everyone in the vehicle must buckle up. 3. Cell phones down. The driver must forget all distractions and focus on driving. 4. Obey the law. The driver must follow speed limits, do not follow too closely, do not make illegal lane changes, use the left lane for passing and move over for emergency vehicles. 5. No DUI! Hand over the keys if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Did you know over-the-counter and prescription drugs can have the same effect as alcoholic beverages?) 6. Have the conversation. Parents take the opportunity to share with your children how the consequences of their decisions can affect not only their lives but the lives of others, “never a right time to do the wrong thing.” 7. Monitor your teens if alcoholic beverages are around, particularly during prom and graduation seasons. Prior to the prom and/or graduation gatherings, remind teens not to accept rides from anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Discuss a Plan B should this occur, whether it is to call home for a ride or to call a ride-share service.) For more information, please visit www.ALEA.gov or send comments to DLfeedback@alea.gov
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April 20, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Feeding The Gulf Coast
Amanda Young Marketing and Communications Manager, Feeding the Gulf Coast Chef Challenge on April 28 and Stamp Out Hunger on May 15 Child Nutrition Programs: What the need is, and how nonprofits can help us serve kids this summer for free. Other ways people can get involved: volunteering and hosting a food/fund drive How people can find help. Stay Connected:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeedingtheGulfCoast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feedingthegulfcoast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/feeding-the-gulf-coast/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true Website: www.feedingthegulfcoast.org (888) 704-FOOD
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April 12, 2022
The Community Round Table--Saunders Yachtworks Donates Resources To Families In Ukraine, The Powerful & Moving Family Connection...
John Fitzgerald, Saunders Yachtworks Aaron Brown, Saunders Yachtworks We discuss: Our family business has been very blessed to start the Carolyn Williams Saunders Foundation. It is our goal with the foundation to support the arts and education in our community and provide support where we can for communities in distress. In most cases for us, this relief comes in the form of funds for Hurricane recovery. We also strongly believe in volunteerism. We like helping people that we know are personally involved in the effort that we can support financially. Most of the time we get involved in causes and support organizations that are important to our employees, customers, and community friends. When Russian invaded Ukraine, we were a bit baffled by the magnitude of the need, but still searching for ways to help. There are some big institutional organizations involved in providing help that we were considering. Aaron notified me about his brother’s church and we immediately directed our efforts to supporting he and his family. Joel Brown (Aaron's brother) Pastor of Living Water Mukachevo Director of Living Water Charity Brother's refugee center Evacuation work War Crimes We can help For more information: livingwaterua.com facebook.com/jsterlingbrown
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April 12, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Autism Awareness Month, Jada B & Danisha Braxton
Danisha and Jada Braxton Autism Beauty Inaugural Autism Beauty Walk (April 9th) Autism Awareness Month (April) Jada winning Miss Photogenic at the Saraland High School pageant   Which social media platforms are you on? What's your handle? Instagram @nishabrax Best way for our audience to reach you? Website? Phone number? Address of your organization? Instagram Overview Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity. Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions that were previously considered separate — autism, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and an unspecified form of pervasive developmental disorder. Some people still use the term "Asperger's syndrome," which is generally thought to be at the mild end of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder begins in early childhood and eventually causes problems functioning in society — socially, in school and at work, for example. Often children show symptoms of autism within the first year. A small number of children appear to develop normally in the first year, and then go through a period of regression between 18 and 24 months of age when they develop autism symptoms. While there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, intensive, early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show developmental differences when they are babies—especially in their social and language skills. Because they usually sit, crawl, and walk on time, less obvious differences in the development of body gestures, pretend play, and social language often go unnoticed. In addition to speech/language delays and behavioral differences, families may notice differences in the way their child interacts with peers and others.
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April 06, 2022
The Community Round Table--United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Downton Abbey:An elegant 8 course meal!
UCP: Wayne Dean, Special Events Coordinator, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile Amy Angermeier, Coordinator of Marketing and Special Events, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile We discuss: Downton Abbey elegant dinner event in the Crystal Ballroom, May 6 UCP Will Be Expecting You For Dinner! Friday May 6 th , 6:00 PM The Battle House Crystal Ballroom Kindly RSVP by April 15, 2022 call text or Email Amy @251.348.0295 or aangermeier@ucpmobile.org Tickets are $250 per person. Ticket includes an 8 course meal with wine pairings. Timeline: 6-7 PM Cash Bar, Music 7PM – 10PM 8 course meal including wine pairings 10-Midnight is an additional $75.00 in the Presidential Suite for Bourbon, Cigars There is a room block at a discounted rate that will be available up to 20 days in advance of arrival. The Governor’s Suite will be available to rent. Also coming up: 14th Hooked up to Help Fishing Tournament, May 7 www.ucpmobile.org United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile' 3058 Dauphin Square Connector Mobile AL 36607 251.479.4900
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April 06, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Body-n-Soul Nutrition, Yolanda & Cicone Prince
Yolanda & Cicone Prince, owners of Body-n-Soul Nutrition "Welcome To A Healthier You!" Located at 1860 Airport Blvd. Mobile AL 36606 We discuss: 1. Reasons to get healthy. 2. Why getting healthier can be a challenge now 3. Reaching your health goals 4. Staying Motivated. 5. Yes, you are worth it! Stay connected: https://www.facebook.com/Bodynsoul-Nutrition-1777089885771148 https://www.instagram.com/bodynsoul.nutrition/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/Bodynsoul-Nutrition-1777089885771148
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April 06, 2022
The Community Round Table--City Councilman Cory Penn
City Councilman Cory Penn, District 1 We discuss: Redistricting Gun violence Crime  Affordable housing  Getting involved in the community And more!  A true Mobilian and servant to his community, Councilman Cory Penn is passionate about helping to improve the quality of life for area youth. A 2002 graduate of John L. LeFlore High School, Penn was president of the school’s Student Government Association.   Penn is also a graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He became an educator and taught special needs students at Chastang Middle School in Trinity Gardens. During his tenure at the school, he co-founded the Chastang Elite Service Club which is designed to help young boys discover their purpose and give them the skills to have a successful life.  Penn is currently the unit director at Kiwanis Boys and Girls where he teaches good character and leadership skills. He also shares the importance of sustaining meaningful relationships with others and developing a positive self-image. He is a minister at Right Way Christian Center Church. His true desire is to help individuals fully grow into their potential. He is a family man who puts his faith into action. A member of Leadership Mobile Class of 2021, Penn is also a member of the board of directors at Mobile Community Action Inc.  Penn always stands ready to help his family, friends and community. He and his wife, Ivonza have two children: daughter, Kori Bell and son, Caleb.  Cicone & Yolanda Prince, owners of Body-n-Soul Nutrition "Welcome To A Healthier You!"  Located at 1860 Airport Blvd. Mobile AL 36606 Source: www.cityofmobile.org
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April 06, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Meet Sloane P, Host of Mr. Rooney's Confiscated Cassettes
Mr. Rooney's Confiscated Cassettes 7-8pm, Monday-Friday on 92ZEW  Send your 80's songs to Sloane: SloaneP@92zew.net
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March 21, 2022
The Community Round Table--Optimist Boys & Girls Club, William Burks
William Burks Optimist Boys & Girls Club , Director * 12 Annual Optimist Boys & Girls Club Pancake Breakfast (Saturday March 26, 8AM-12PM) * Mobile Chapter of Omega Lamplighters * Community Partners * Programs we offer to our club members Social Media: Facebook: Boys & Girls Club of South AL.  Address: 1517 Plaza Drive, Mobile, AL. 36605
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March 21, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Esther Louis Artistry LLC
Esther Louis Professional Makeup Artist Esthetician Esther Louis Artistry LLC We discuss: Professional courtesy as a service provider and consumer High-demand makeup seasons  Booking in advance for events The reasoning behind my artistry -Facebook (@EstherLouis_artistry)/ IG (@estherlouis_artistryllc - Best way to reach Esther is via email (estherlouis.mua@gmail.com)
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March 15, 2022
The Community Round Table--Ambitiously Him and Her King Foundation
* Latoyna Patterson/Executive Director & Founder /Ambitiously Him and Her King Foundation * Tiffany Harris-James/Board Member of Ambitiously Him and Her King Foundation * Mission Statement of Ambitiously Him and Her King Foundation * Amazin Admins - A celebration of Administrative Professionals * A call to serve by Volunteering Contact: Facebook via Ambitiously Him and Her King Foundation * www.AmbitiouslyHimHer.com * Phone Number: (251) 274-0858 * Address: 505 Bayshore Avenue, Mobile, AL 36607 * the event website is www.AmazinAdmins.com
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March 15, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Focus WC, Devin Ford
Focus WC Devin Ford, Founder March 28th @ The Convention Center Focus Women’s Conference Our annual conference is a full day of workshops, speakers, panel discussions, networking, vendors, and a career expo. Every year women approach me and say “Today I found my people.” And because this community of women is asking Focus to provide more, we are working to deliver innovative ways to serve them year-round. **Our mission is to encourage, educate, and empower women. We foster relationships and provide the tools, knowledge, and network to enable you to economically empower yourself, encourage you to live your best life, and impact your community in positive ways. We are impact-focused, non-partisan, and believe in inclusivity across all spectrums. Featured Speaker: New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber has been called “a pastor for America’s outsiders” (BBC). From her roots as a hard-drinking standup comic to an ordained Lutheran pastor, Bolz-Weber’s gospel is not just for spiritual seekers. Her message of radical love and acceptance empowers everyone. Bolz-Weber explores friendship and community; life purpose and activism; self-care; and leadership. She makes the deeply felt argument that honesty and human connection are key to creating and sustaining a community. Bolz-Weber offers life-changing advice in her video series “Have a Little Faith”, from the “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” documentary series. With titles like “Forgive A**holes,” “Separating Self from Selfie,” and “No One Has It All,” her take remains consistently frank, funny, and irreverent. Purchase your tickets: www.FocusWC.com
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March 13, 2022
The Community Round Table--Haywood's Hope, Mindi Michelle Waite
Mindi Michelle Waite Haywoods Hope/Founder **Haywoods Hope was created in March of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hit our city in a hard way, to care for our homeless friends. We discuss: 1. Reason behind starting it 2. Importance of community help to keep it going 3. Why it’s so important to me Facebook- Haywood’s Hope Logo sent below Phone is 251.232.4762 Text or message on fb is best way to reach me Donation platforms Venmo @Haywoods-Hope Cashapp $HaywoodsHope Apple Pay 251.232.4762 A typical Facebook post, looks like this: 30 folks for $20 challenge!!!! Happy Sunday Y’all!!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the Carnival season!!! It’s been a little while since I made a needs post for Haywood’s Hope- thanks to our amazing friends who have kept our bag needs fulfilled for the past several weeks- but our account is completely drained now and we need to restock our supplies and also have a list for the mission tonight for the gentlemen who don’t have the $10 to pay to stay. We need your help!!! Can we get 30 friends to donate $20!?!? This would cover the nights at the mission and help restock what we need for our bags each week!!!! Ways to donate: Venmo: @Haywoods-Hope Cashapp: $HaywoodsHope ApplePay: 2512324762 Cash and check donations also accepted, and can be made directly to Haywood’s Hope( I have moved so let me know if you need mailing address) Thank you all so very much for your support over the last 18+ months!!! We could not make this happen each week without you!!!
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March 13, 2022
The Community Round Table--NAMI Baldwin, Pat Siano
Pat Siano NAMI Baldwin Leadership Team Member 1) NAMI Baldwin reorganizing to help families and their loved ones who live with a mental health condition in Baldwin County....affiliate of NAMI Alabama and NAMI (national) 2) 0ne of every 5 people in the US (and the world) lived with a mental health condition whether diagnosed or not....in Baldwin County that is over 40k people and the other 160,000 are family or friends?! 3) We offer Family to Family Education course which is free and runs for 8, 2.5 hr sessions for family members twice a year.  We cover the different mental health conditions, medications, how the brain works and how we as family members can take care of ourselves.  We also offer Family Support meetings where anyone who has a family member living with a mental health condition can share with other family members their frustrations, their fears, and receive support from other family members who have "been there".....our motto is "You Are Not Alone!" 4) We will be offering Peer Education and Peer Support in the next year as soon as we have facilitators trained and certified by NAMI Alabama. 5)  We began our fall education series for the general public this past week (National Mental Health Week) with officers from the Foley Police Department and Baldwin County Sheriff's Department discussing the Crisis Intervention Teams in the respective municipalities around Baldwin County.  Our next meeting, Tuesday, November 2 will focus on the new mental health court in Baldwin County and the difference between it and the civil commitment procedure under the jurisdiction of the Probate Judge.  Probate Judge Harry D'Olive will be speaking and we have invited the new mental health court Judge Scott Taylor.  Rep. Matt Simpson will join us if he does not have a conflict.  December 7th we will spotlight the new mental health coordinator for Baldwin County, Patrice Davis who will share with us how mental health issues are being addressed within the school system.  Her counterpart,  from AltaPointe will be joining her for this important presentation.  These meetings are all at 6:30 pm and will be held in person at the Foley United Methodist Church and on zoom for those who are unable to attend in person. Social Media Platforms:  Currently we are only on FaceBook Nami Baldwin-Alabama....we are looking for a young volunteer who can help us with our social media presence....if you are interested in helping please contact us! The best way for the audience to reach us is by phone:  251-279-0573  Our email address is namibaldwin@gmail.com.
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March 03, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Navy Week, Ensign Walter K. Little III
Ensign Walter K. Little III (Mobile native) Information Professional—Navy's Cyberspace Defensive Operations and Communications Officers 2015 graduate of St. Paul's Episcopal School; on Saints football team, including 2014 state championship team Scholarship to US Naval Academy; played linebacker for Navy 2 years active duty Currently stationed at Naval Station Norfolk We discuss: Education Playing Division I football Leadership as a Naval officer Military background ○ Late grandfather Wiley N. Butler Jr. served in Army during WWII ○ Other late grandfather Joseph K. Carr served in Marine Corp during Korean conflict; earned a Purple Heart Overview of Navy Week Mobile First of 14 Navy Weeks taking place around the country in 2022 Third time since 2017 Navy Week has taken place in Mobile Navy Weeks designed to give Americans opportunity to learn about their Navy 75–80 sailors in town for approximately 75 outreach events Mostly held in areas of the country without significant Navy presence Mobile a bit different—proximity to Naval Air Station in Pensacola and area's shipbuilding history Being back home during Mardi Gras More information about Navy Week Mobile Website, https://www.outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks-2022/ Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #NavyWeek
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February 28, 2022
The Community Round Table--Navy Week Mobile, Command Master Chief Perryman
Antonio "Tony" Perryman (Mobile native) Command Master Chief  Commander Carrier Strike Group Two Norfolk, VA/ United States Navy Command Master Chief Antonio "Tony" Perryman was born in Mobile, Alabama and entered the Navy in June 1989 at RTC San Diego, CA. He attended Seaman Apprenticeship Training in San Diego, CA and attended Quartermaster "A" School in Orlando, FL. His previous assignments have included USS Independence (CV-62) in San Diego, CA and homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan. He reported to USS Monterey (CG-61) Mayport, FL. Upon successful completion of this tour he transferred to shore duty OPNAV CNO N3/N5 (Pentagon) Arlington, VA. He then returned to sea duty onboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in 1998 Norfolk, VA and it's during this tour that he was initiated to CPO. Following this tour he reported to Afloat Training Group in 2002 Mayport, FL and during this tour he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and qualified as an Afloat Training Specialist. He then returned to sea duty Pre-Commissioning Unit Farragut Bath, ME and then USS Farragut (DDG 99) Mayport, FL. He then transferred to USS Doyle (FFG 39) in 2007 Mayport, FL and it's during this tour that Master Chief Perryman was selected to the Command Senior Chief Program. He reported to USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49) in 2009 Mayport, FL as Command Senior Chief and four months into his tour he was selected to Master Chief Quartermaster. Upon completion of this tour he then reported as Command Master Chief of Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven in Dec 2011 NAS Oceana. Upon completion of this tour reported as Command Master Chief of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six in June 2013 NAS Oceana. Upon successful completion of this tour he reported as Command Master Chief of USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) in March 2015 until December 2017 Norfolk, VA. Upon completion of this tour he reported as Command Master Chief of Program Executive Office of Ships (PEO) December 2017 until January 2020 Washington DC. In January 2020, he assumed his current role as Command Master Chief of Commander Carrier Strike Group Two Norfolk, VA. He is a graduate of the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy (NR Course Class #23) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class #69). Command Master Chief Perryman's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (7 awards), Good Conduct Medal (10 awards), and numerous individual, Campaign, and Unit awards.
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February 28, 2022
The Community Round Table--Dale Pfeiffer, Driftwood Village Project
Dale R. Pfeiffer Project Manager Driftwood Village Project We discuss: A proposed ordinance that would make it illegal for the homeless to camp, sleep or store their belongings on public property anywhere in Mobile. This includes bridges, railroad or public right of ways, and parks. This ordinance, if passed, will be a direct assault on some of the most vulnerable citizens, and criminalizes them for being homeless. The purpose of Driftwood Village Project: to create a bi-partisan alliance of concerned citizens focused on the establishment of a homeless village in Mobile, like homeless solutions established in other cities across America, where the homeless of Mobile can reside in a safe place to get “anchored” and prepare for affordable housing. Seattle’s solution for sheltering the homeless. Facebook: Driftwood Village Project (Mobile Alabama) Email: dalepfeiffer@gmail.com
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February 21, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Terrence Spivey, "An Ocean In My Bones"
Terrence Spivey Director, Playwright An Ocean in My Bones The Clotilda Descendants Association: Our goal is to bring all things Clotilda to light … things infamously, and literally, done in the dark when that illegal ship set sail from Benin on the west coast of Africa with our terrified relatives crammed into overcrowded, filthy cargo holds. WE will forever tell their stories, uphold their legacy, build the ‘Africatown Museum and Performing Arts Center’ to honor them and others who helped shape the community… and press for accountability of the crime that was Clotilda. The Clotilda Descendants Association will present the second showing of the short stage highlight of “An Ocean in My Bones” on February 13, 2022. Doors will open at 1:00 show will start at 2:00 panel discussion at 3:00. This year’s event will feature the stories of slave ship Clotilda and Africatown being brought to life in a short stage highlight titled “An Ocean in My Bones,” developed by playwright and award-winning director Terrence Spivey. The roughly 45-minute one-act highlight is a precursor to the full-length stage play that will world premiere in Mobile, February 2024. COVID restrictions will be enforced. Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Masks required. About award winning director, Terrence Spivey: Prairie View A & M University Grad Karamu House Ruby Dee Powerful Long Ladder/Imani Community Theatre Instagram: tex_mix Facebook: Terrence Spivey LinkedIn:  Terrence Spivey https://theclotildastory.com/event/spirit-of-our-ancestors-second-showing-an-ocean-in-my-bones/
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February 17, 2022
The Community Round Table--The Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail (DFFAAHT), celebrating Black History, every month!
Karlos Finley, DFFAAHT, president Dr. Cheryl Franklin, DFFAAHT, vice president We discuss: 300 years of Mobile African American History, African American History IS American history. The growth of the Trail over 17 years (Griot Award Gala; school tours (4th grade, walk tours, step on tours, virtual tours, our own motorcoaches capacities) Partnerships Sundance Film Festival Fostering education, inspiration, and unity Contact us: dffaaht.org; Facebook - Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail:  Instagram - @dffaaht  Twitter - @dffaaht1 Schedule a tour: (251) 725-2236
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February 17, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Mobile City Councilman William Carroll, District 2
William Carroll is a native of Mobile, Alabama. After an eight-year absence, he returned to the Mobile City Council to represent District 2. He previously served the district from 2005-2013. During his first tenure on the Council, William was responsible for establishing the Land Bank Program which helps to assist neighborhoods through expediting the title process on the abandoned and tax-delinquent property. This program still exists today.  William is a graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. He continued his studies at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Construction Engineering. William also was a member of the football team where he was a three-time All-American. In 1993 he returned home to compete in the then Delchamps Senior Bowl. William is a member of FAMU’s Football Hall of Fame. He is committed to serving his community. William serves on numerous boards and committees throughout the city while also dedicating his time to coaching youth football and basketball.  William is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Johanne Trend Carroll and together they have three children. We discuss: Redistricting Camping Ordinance Crime Revitilation Neighborhood meeting Feb 15 Source: Cityofmobile.org
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February 10, 2022
The Community Round Table--Mobile Mask
Mr. Mask, also known as Steve Joynt, is the owner, editor, and publisher of Mobile Mask. He graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a Master's Degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.   He was a reporter for the Birmingham Post-Herald from 1985 to 2000. Among other awards, he was named to the Scripps Howard Editorial Hall of Fame in 1994. He authored a non fiction book, "Jack's Law: The Rise and Fall of Renegade Judge Jack Montgomery," published by Crane Hill in 1997.   Steve went to the Mobile Press-Register in mid-2000 as an assistant city editor. Among other duties, he was tasked with revamping the paper's coverage of Mardi Gras parades, as well as developing and assigning various feature stories about Mardi Gras.   Believing there was a need for even more coverage of Mardi Gras in this area, Steve left the Register in late 2011 to start Mobile Mask. In his spare time, he is an artist. You can get to his art web site by clicking HERE. Mobile Mask started as a web site in January 2012. Our first magazine was published and went on sale in January 2013, serving as a guide to the 2013 Mardi Gras season. It was 68 pages and saddle-stitched (stapled). The 2018 issue was 100 pages and perfect-bound (flat binding, glued).   The Mask is a web site, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and an app (available for free on iTunes and the Play Store). But the real backbone of the operation is the magazine.   Our goal from the start was to give Mobile an attractive, informative guide to Mardi Gras. So many of our readers and followers tell us that we have enhanced their Carnival season, and we can think of no greater compliment.  Mobile Mask is completely independent, a property of Thrown Ventures, LLC, which is solely owned by Steve Joynt. http://www.mobilemask.com/
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February 10, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Jim Nagy, Reese's Senior Bowl
JIM NAGY/Executive Director Jim Nagy was named to the position June 1, 2018, by Mobile Arts & Sports Association Chairman Mr. Angus Cooper II.  In his role, he is responsible for both the football and business operations of the nation’s premiere college all-star game. While the Senior Bowl has long been regarded as the preeminent event on the NFL scouting calendar, the game has reached new heights over Nagy’s first three years, both on and off the field.  Since taking over for former Cleveland Browns General Manager Phil Savage four years ago, Nagy’s overarching vision for game was to position it as the unofficial start of the NFL pre-draft process, which led to the organization’s trademarked mantra “The Draft Starts in Mobile”. Nagy is primarily responsible for the identification, evaluation, and selection of the top NFL prospects to be invited to the game, as well as serving as a liaison to the agent community representing those players. Under Nagy’s leadership, the Senior Bowl team is coming off a year in which it strategically and skillfully pulled off the event despite the extreme challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, something no other pre-draft event accomplished, including the NFL Combine. The Senior Bowl remains an active community partner throughout the year with its youth NFL Flag league, charitable events such as the Senior Bowl Charities Celebrity Golf Classic, which raised $20,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters in its inaugural year last June, and the Turkey Bowl that helped feed 1,000 underprivileged families at Thanksgiving.  Additionally, through the Mobile/Baldwin Athletic Partnership (MBAP), the Senior Bowl awarded over $50,000 in grant money for team equipment needs and donated Nike uniforms to several local public high school programs in the city of Mobile. In addition to his duties at the Senior Bowl, Nagy has worked as a draft analyst for ESPN, covering both the NFL Combine live from Indianapolis and the NFL Draft live in Nashville.  He also does extensive work across various football media platforms, including regular appearances on NFL Network and NFL Sirius Radio, and he was named one of the “Top 50 NFL Twitter Accounts” by The Athletic in 2020. Nagy, a native of Traverse City, Mich., graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996 and was honored with a career achievement award from the school in 2019.  He broke into the NFL as an intern for the Green Bay Packers during their Super Bowl XXXI winning season and held various scouting roles over his 18 years in NFL personnel departments, elevating to national scout with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-2012. Prior to coming to the Senior Bowl, he spent five years as the southeast area scout for the Seattle Seahawks.  Nagy was a part of six teams that reached the Super Bowl and four Lombardi Trophy Champions (Packers XXXI, New England Patriots XXXVIII and XXXIX, and Seattle Seahawks XLVII). Nagy and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, son Hayden (16) and daughter Lillian (13) and they have lived in Mobile since 2007. Source:www.seniorbowl.com
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February 10, 2022
The Community Round Table: Shana Giles Jordan/King Cake-Off, Lip Sync Battle & Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama
Meet Shana Giles Jordan Owner/CEO - Oyster Shell Strategy Board Member - Mobile International Festival - (2015-Present) Bachelor of Communications - University of South Alabama 20 years in Marketing, Events, and Media Buying Media Buyer, Red Square (formally known as Sullivan St. Clair Advertising Agency) Director of Sales & Marketing - Mobile Convention & Civic Centers Director - BayFest, Alabama’s Largest Music Festival Contact: 59 St. Joseph Street Mobile, Alabama 36602 251.706.7444 http://www.oystershellstrategy.com/
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February 10, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Pat Law/The Broad Way Venue & Airbnb
Pat Law/Business Owner/Philanthropist ABOUT US Residing in the picturesque town of Mobile, AL The Broad Way is a Bed & Breakfast venue with enchanting charm and appeal. Home to The Oakleigh Historic District, our beautifully restored Queen-Ann style home offers luxury, comfort, and beauty for events and overnight stays. With a plethora of elegant suites, an in-house chef, and floral services, you’ll see why The Broad Way is such an ideal location. Our stunning venue is perfect for hosting weddings, corporate occasions, family gatherings, parties and so much more! Family owned and operated, we're dedicated to ensuring your stay is perfect in every way. 1. Sunrise Sunset Marketplace 2. The Broad Way Venue & Airbnb 3. Smell Your Flowers.Com an extention of Flower Fantasies Florist & Gifts 4. Smell Your Flowers Foundation Contact:  The Broad Way Venue 162 S. Broad St. Mobile, AL 36603 Phone: (251) 725-3434 https://www.thebroadwayvenue.com/
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January 23, 2022
The Community Round Table--Lynn Henderson Oldshue
Lynn Henderson Oldshue/Our Southern Souls I started Our Southern Souls after writing a story about the bus riders of Mobile, Alabama, for my magazine, The Southern Rambler. I rode the bus for months listening to the stories of people who depend on public transportation for everything from work and school to shopping and appointments. I was frustrated when I couldn't fit everyone's story into the final version and I missed those interviews when the story was finished. My husband gave me the Humans of New York book filled with interviews on the streets of New York, and that was what I wanted to do. Our Southern Souls became five-minute interviews with strangers. I have to do at least one a day, but it is often more than that. I love listening to people's stories, but walking up to strangers and interrupting their lives is hard to do. Most people say yes and are kind and open and when it is over, we feel like were were supposed to meet. The stories are funny and inspiring, sad and heartbreaking, or a quick moment in time. Readers say they find a part of themselves in the stories or share similar thoughts and feelings. These "strangers" and their stories have changed my life and helped me find my own story. They have taught me to pay more attention to life around me because there are interesting people everywhere you go, you just need open your eyes to see them. http://www.OurSouthernSouls.com/
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January 23, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Rev. David E. Edwards
People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Inc. Rev. David E. Edwards, President People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Inc., has been around for 31 Years. We have the same heart to serve,  just a clearer vision. Advance the Employment Our leaders have recognized that people want to work. It is a company’s responsibility to take care of its employees and that starts with the moment a company asks an applicant to complete an application. Advance the Numbers The financial literacy workshops that People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Inc. are different because we will provide budgeting guidelines based on the percentages of industry experts. Advance the Vote P.U.A.D. Mobile Board Members escort high school students to Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Here students will learn how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (gave the order to march) along with Hosea Williams,  the Southern Christian Council and John Lewis, to uniting people in the protest to advance voting rights. People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Inc. Office: (251) 255-7200 Mobile: (251) 518-8885 Email: President@PUADMobile.org 6300 Grelot Road, Suite #115 Mobile, AL 36609 www.PUADMobile.org
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January 17, 2022
The Community Round Table--Saletha Oliver, "The Adventures of ChiChi Ba and Mr. Bunny"
Saletha Oliver, author/writer "The Adventures of ChiChi Ba and Mr. Bunny" On this edition of The Community Round Table Saletha discusses: Her Faith in God Family Sickle Cell Anemia (my son Jacob has SS) My inspiration for the poems I write and Future plans Contact: Facebook/Instagram- Saletha Oliver My website is www.salethaoliver.net to order the book and contact me as well or they can inbox me in Facebook or Instagram.
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January 17, 2022
The Community Round Table--January is Cervical Awareness Month, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce
GO Teal and White January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The GO Teal and White campaign aims to spread awareness about cervical cancer prevention through early detection, regular screenings and HPV vaccination. Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D., M.P.H. Gynecologic Oncologist Program leader, Cancer Control and Prevention, USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute Professor of gynecologic oncology, USA College of Medicine Phone Number: For appointments at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, call 251-410-1010 Locations: MCI Main: 1660 Springhill Avenue, Mobile MCI Fairhope: 1047 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope MCI Springhill Hospital: 101 Memorial Hospital Drive Suite 302, Mobile GO Teal and White Day On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, plan to wear teal and white to raise awareness about cervical cancer. The RSA buildings in Mobile and Montgomery will be lit in teal and white to commemorate the day. Get Screened and Tested The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Go Doc Go provides kits for at-home testing for HPV, the human papillomavirus. Get the HPV Vaccine Eight out of 10 adults will get HPV in their lifetime. The HPV vaccine, which prevents six different cancers in men and women, is recommended for boys and girls ages 9 to 12 with catchup through age 26. Adults up to age 45 may get the vaccine as recommended by their doctor. Attend a Science on Tap Talk On Jan. 13, 2022, Jennifer Young Pierce, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver a talk about cervical cancer at 6 p.m. at Old Majestic Brewing Co. in downtown Mobile. The talk is part of the "Science on Tap" lecture series. To hear more from Dr. Pierce, listen to the Cancering Show podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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January 11, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley-- Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County
Dr. Eichold provides message on COVID-19 surge MOBILE, Ala. — Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, would like to share this information to the community regarding COVID-19. “Some sites in Mobile County have reported community transmission test rate at around 50 percent positive. MCHD tested almost 4,000 people last week, which had a 30 percent positivity rate. Five percent or less is an accepted national threshold. “Omicron is the predominant variant, representing approximately 80 percent of the positive cases. Obviously, Omicron is highly contagious. “With this increased community transmission rate, MCHD recommends that anyone over the age of 2 -- regardless of their own vaccine status – wear a mask in the public, maintain social distancing and frequently washing of hands for the next several weeks. Large gatherings should be avoided. “If you have not done so, please get vaccinated. And if you are eligible, please get the booster shot. As we have broken the community transmission three times in the past, let’s all work together for the next several weeks to again have success.” ***In response to the recent increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) is making changes to its services. Family Health, the primary care division of MCHD, is temporarily closing its Dauphin Island Parkway Health Center at 2601 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile. Medical services will be moved to other Family Health locations. To make an appointment, please call 251-690-8889. MCHD’s COVID-19 Response Team is cancelling all previously announced outreach events planned for January. Efforts will be focused on providing vaccinations and testing at the Festival Centre location (Suite 101-A) at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in Mobile. Starting this week, the hours at the Festival Centre for Monday through Friday are extended from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both services remain available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, please visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243). www.MCHD.org www.Facebook.com/ILoveMCHD https://twitter.com/ILoveMCHD www.YouTube.com/ILoveMCHD www.Instagram.com/ILoveMCHD
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January 04, 2022
The Community Round Table--Mobile City Council President CJ Small
C. J. Small is the President of the Mobile City Council and is a native and resident of Mobile, AL. He is 1997 graduate of John S. Shaw High School and an active and dedicated member of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves as a Church Trustee, Sunday School Musician and Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Teachers. He received his Associates degree in Funeral Services from Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta, GA in 2000 and a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL in 2008. He is the owner of Small's Mortuary & Cremations Services, serving the Alabama Gulf Coast with locations in Mobile, Theodore and Fairhope, AL. He is a member of the Alabama Funeral Director & Morticians Association where he is the District 1 Representative, a member of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, serves as Secretary of the Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, a member of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors for Mobile Civic Center, City of Mobile Citizen's Budget & Finance Advisory Committee and Oakdale Community Service Club. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he was named 2011 'Kappa Man of the Year', a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile and a member of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association where he was also King of the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association in 2008. He is the Chaplain of the MLK Adult Mardi Gras Association, a Partner in Education with the Mobile Public School System and sponsors one of the largest toy drives in the City of Mobile during the Christmas holidays for less fortunate children. Source: www.cityofmobile.org
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January 04, 2022
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Dana Baker/Pampered Pets
Meet Dana Baker: Here’s what makes me different: I am a high school dropout. I finished the 10th grade and never went back. I took my GED and have some basic college. 20 years ago I stopped being a teachers aid at headstart and started breeding dogs. I worked at it and have worked on my grooming skills. I taught myself to groom. After about 13 years I started grooming professionally. I took a self pay online grooming course and groomed for a new pet store that shortly after closed due to their finances. When it closed I bought Kuddles n Kisses pet grooming in grand bay. At the time I was helping my mom take care of my dad that was dying. I financed that business and paid it off in 2 years. That was 8 years ago. Since then I have meet some wonderful people. Dr Ann Branch. She is the authority on rabies for Mobile county. She has rabies clinics every weekend all over Mobile county. No appointment needed and it’s only $12. We will be trying to do this at the new location soon. We also do nail clinics with her at a couple locations. We are at B&B pet stop the last Saturday every other month starting in January. Half the nail cuts at B&B go to the shelter. Cut paws for a good cause! Monday I paid cash for one of the oldest grooming businesses in Mobile. We take over ownership January 1. We will have 2 locations. Pampered pets in Mobile on Airport Blvd and our original location on hwy 188 What I would like to get across. It’s time for young adults to be thinking about their future and applying for colleges. College wasn’t for me. School wasn’t for me. I’m gonna take some classes on business and who know my get my associates but that will be to improve the businesses I have now. Think about a plan B. Think about trade school or apprenticeship. There are so many opportunities here in Mobile. Think outside the box and do what you love. If the service industry is your calling then be the best at it that you can possibly be and see just how much more successful you can be. I love my jobs. I have worked my way from generational poverty to being a business owner and not just one. It’s only 2 generations my family were share croppers. As long as you do what you love you’ll never work a day. Pampered Pets 3018 Airport Blvd Mobile AL 36606 (251) 471-4191
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December 26, 2021
The Community Round Table--Jarel Williams, Student Athlete/Committed/Graduated Early/Signed to WVU & what that means for the entire family? Tune in for this father/son interview!
Jarel Williams/Saraland High School GPA: 4.1 Optimist Player of the week Zaxby's player of the week First team all state alabama all star selection IG: Jarel.W @jarelwilliams8 Darian Williams/Dad 1. Helping the HS athlete  navigate recruitment 2. The importance of education for the student athlete. 3. Being a support system with players and parents
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December 26, 2021
The Community Round Table & 251 NOW with Kelly Finley (Special Edition)--Behind the Scenes with Tim Camp
Tim Camp The Sound of Mobile Owner Director of Operations Director of Programming  TC in the Morning
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December 22, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--AIDS Alabama South & SHELL Health Services
AIDS Alabama South and SHELL Health Services Guests: Candace Taylor & Antonio Brito Background: Through AIDS Alabama South, HIV-positive individuals and families have access to direct transportation services, gas voucher, and bus passes for medically necessary healthcare and dental appointments, housing assistance (long term, short term, permanent and transition), emergency financial assistance for utilities, medication and insurance copays, case management services, linkage to healthcare, oral health care assistance, food and hygiene items, mental health telemedicine therapy, support groups, linkage to healthcare, quality age-appropriate prevention education programs, confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and consumer advocacy training. HIV-positive consumers seeking services from AALS are supported by licensed social workers on an on- going basis for case management and life sustaining supportive services. Concurrent with service provision, the case managers help consumers create a plan for independence, stability, and economic self-sufficiency. Through its SHELL Health Services, AIDS Alabama South is putting itself at the forefront in the battle against this pandemic by making itself a one-stop clinic for HIV prevention and treatment. SHELL Health Services provides state-of-the-art HIV testing, STI/STD testing and treatment, PrEP, as well as HIV treatment. PrEP or (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once-daily pill that is 100% effective at preventing the body from contracting HIV. Additionally, SHELL Health Services provides affirming and supportive healthcare to LGBTQ+ communities and people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay. SHELL Health hours: Monday, 9:00 -4:00 p.m. Tuesday, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, 9:00 -4:00 p.m. Thursday, 9:00 -4:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 -4:00 p.m. AIDS ALABAMA SOUTH 4321 Downtowner Loop N | MOBILE, AL 36609 O 251.471.5277 | W www.aidsalabama.org | www.aidsalabamasouth.org W www.shellhealth.org
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December 22, 2021
The Community Round Table--Behind the Scenes with our Charlie Harrison
Charlie Harrison Assistant Promotions Director for the Sound of Mobile & Voice of the Spring Hill Badgers Today we chat about: 1. Being a younger person in sports 2. The changing nature of being a sportscaster 3. The importance of women in sports and specifically be willing to cover women's sports. Also the need to increase coverage of women's sports Social Media: My twitter is @Charles21King or my Facebook: Charles Harrison My email Charlie@dotcom1.net  (251)648-5238
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December 22, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--The Better Business Bureau presents: 12 Scams of Christmas
Monde M. Donaldson Vice President BBB Educational Foundation BBB Serving Central & South Alabama 1. Misleading Social Media Ads: As you scroll through your social media feed, you often see items for sale from a small business. Sometimes the business even claims to support a charity to try to get you to order, or they offer a free trial. BBB Scam Tracker receives reports of people paying for items that they never receive, getting charged monthly for a free trial they never signed up for, or receiving an item that is counterfeit or much different from the one advertised. The 2020 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report found that online purchase scams were the most common cons reported to Scam Tracker and the category with the most victims. Do your homework and research the company before ordering. Check out the business profile on BBB.org and read the reviews. 2. Social Media Gift Exchanges: Each holiday season this scheme pops back up, and this year is no different. A newer version of this scam revolves around exchanging bottles of wine; another suggests purchasing $10 gifts online. Another twist asks you to submit your email into a list where participants get to pick a name and send money to strangers to "pay it forward." There is even a twist about "Secret Santa Dog" where you buy a $10 gift for your "secret dog." In all of these versions, participants unwittingly share their personal information, along with those of their family members and friends, and are further tricked into buying and shipping gifts or money to unknown individuals. And-- it's an illegal pyramid scheme. 3. Holiday Apps: Apple's App Store and Google Play list dozens of holiday-themed apps where children can video chat live with Santa, light the menorah, watch Santa feed live reindeer, track his sleigh on Christmas Eve, or relay their holiday wish lists. This holiday season, like last year when COVID-19 caused children to skip the traditional in-person visit with Santa, apps may play a more important role than ever. Review privacy policies to see what information will be collected. Be wary of free apps, as they can sometimes contain more advertising than apps that require a nominal fee. Free apps can also contain malware. 4. Alerts About Compromised Accounts: BBB has been receiving reports on Scam Tracker about a con claiming your Amazon, Paypal, Netflix or bank account has been compromised. Victims receive an email, call, or text message which explains that there has been suspicious activity on one of their accounts, and it further urges them to take immediate action to prevent the account from being compromised. Be extra cautious about unsolicited calls, emails, and texts. 5. Free Gift Cards: Nothing brings good cheer like the word 'FREE'. Scammers have been known to take advantage of this weakness by sending bulk phishing emails requesting personal information to receive free gift cards. In some of these emails, scammers impersonate legitimate companies like Starbucks and promise gift cards to loyal customers that have been supporting their business throughout the pandemic. They may also use pop-up ads or send text messages with links saying you were randomly selected as the winner for a prize. If you have received an unsolicited email with gift card offers, do not open it. Instead, mark it as Spam or Junk. However, if you opened the email, do not click on any links. 6. Temporary Holiday Jobs: Retailers typically hire seasonal workers to help meet the demands of holiday shoppers. Shippers and delivery services are top holiday employers this year because of the increase in online orders and the need to get most of these packages delivered before Christmas. These jobs are a great way to make extra money, sometimes with the possibility of turning into a long-term employment opportunity. However, jobseekers need to be wary of employment scams aimed at stealing money and personal information from job applicants. Keep an eye out for opportunities that seem
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December 10, 2021
The Community Round Table--Mobile County License Commissioner, Nick Matranga
Nick Matranga  Commissioner Mobile County License Commission 1. Driver License: MCLC can only renew. New DL’s ALEA first. Out of state conversion at any ALEA office. In Mobile County, it is 3400 Demetropolis Road, (251) 660-2330 STAR ID Initial application at ALEA, MCLC can renew only Reinstatement: ALEA 2. Tag renewal County specific Private vehicle renewal on designated month (Jan thru Oct) exp National Guard (Nov) Mail out notice not required to renew. Methods: In person at our five (5) locations On line through our website. By telephone, call (251 574 5555) By mail Cannot renew early. If you received a MLI (Mandatory Liability Insurance) letter from the State, you must provide proof of insurance for the requested time. 3. Purchase: New / Used vehicle Dealer or Casual (private) Dealer: New or Used In state or out of State Casual: Must present vehicle for VIN inspection Can be a gift NEVER PAY WITHOUT A TITLE FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER. Must provide: Bill of Sale Insurance Identification If two owners (spouse etc..) must provide their picture ID. (DL is common) 4. Business License: County & State Collect Sales tax for the County and State Business license is due 1 October to 30 Nov This is different from Municipal business license for each of our 10 Cities in Mobile County. Five (5) locations: Main Office: 3925 Michael Blvd Mailing address: Mobile County License Commission P.O. Drawer 16009 Mobile, AL 36609 Satellite Offices: 5808 US Highway 90 West, Theodore Oaks Shopping Center 4557 St Stephens Road, Eight Mile Square 19135 South Main Street Citronelle, City Hall 151 Government Street Mobile, Court House Annex Phone Contact: 251 574 8555 Website: mobilecountylc.com Email: contactus@mobilecountylc.com
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December 10, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Buddy's Pet Stop
Rachel Aune  Buddy’s Pet Stop Owner Contact information: Instagram @buddyspetstopllc and Facebook Buddys Pet Stop LLC 1710 Dauphin Street  Mobile, AL 36604
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December 10, 2021
The Community Round Table--Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Senior Trooper Peoples
Senior Trooper Anna Peoples-Recruiter and Public Affairs Officer for ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) -Holiday Travel Preparation -Alabama’s Move Over Law -Alabama’s Left Lane Driving Law -Citizens Reporting Traffic Crashes/Hazardous Drivers *HP -Distracted/DUI Drivers ALEA is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @aleaprotects on all platforms *HP or 251-660-2300 or alea.gov Senior Trooper Anna Peoples Primary Recruiting Coordinator-Troop A Public Affairs Officer-Troop A Traffic Homicide Investigator Alabama Law Enforcement Agency 3402 Demetropolis Rd. Mobile, Alabama 36693 Telephone: 251-660-2300
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December 10, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Hargrove Foundation, 6th Annual Gala--Bo Jackson/Sarah Thomas
Guest: Micki Kohn/Hargrove Foundation Board of Directors HARGROVE FOUNDATION BRINGS SPORTS LEGENDS TO MOBILE (Mobile, Ala.) – The Hargrove Foundation will host its sixth annual gala at the Mobile Convention Center on Thursday, December 2, 2021, in Mobile, Alabama. This year, all-star and all-pro athlete Bo Jackson, and Sarah Thomas, the NFL’s first female referee, will serve as the featured keynote speakers. “We are excited to welcome two exciting sports legends to the Hargrove Foundation Gala this year,” says Micki Kohn, president of the Hargrove Foundation board of directors. “We look forward to joining together once again with our community and embracing the spirit of giving for the causes we support.” Bo Jackson is considered one of the greatest all-around athletes in history, excelling as an acclaimed NFL sportsman and major league baseball player. He was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but he instead chose to attend Auburn University in Alabama. Jackson lettered in three sports at Auburn, but made his biggest impact on the football field, where he was twice named a consensus All-American running back (1983 and 1985) and won the 1985 Heisman Trophy after rushing for 1,786 yards and 17 touchdowns. Jackson launched his professional football career in 1986 when he was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL - the same year that he made his major league baseball debut. During his professional baseball career, he played for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels. In 1989, Jackson was named to the American League All-Star team during a season in which he established career highs with 32 home runs and 105 runs batted in. The following year, he rushed for 698 yards and five touchdowns over 10 games to earn Pro Bowl honors, thus becoming the first athlete to make all-star teams in two major North American sports. In April 2015, Sarah Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the NFL officiating roster, making history as the first full-time female official in the NFL. Legendary in her own right, her hat, whistle, and flag from the September 13, 2015 game between Kansas City and Houston are now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thomas previously achieved a historic milestone in 2007 when she became the first female to officiate for the NCAA’s Major College Football Division Bowl. In early January 2019, it was announced that Thomas would make history again as the first female to officiate a postseason NFL game. To wrap up her 2020 season, Thomas shattered the glass ceiling as she was selected to work Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida, making her the first female to ever work a Super Bowl. The Hargrove Foundation invites you to join the celebration of the Foundation’s 10-year anniversary, with more than $2.4 million granted to support education, health and human services, arts and culture, and qualified sports activities. In addition to the core sectors that the Hargrove Foundation supports, it has also provided $100,000 in COVID-19 relief, offering assistance when needed the most. It is through the generosity of partners and the Hargrove team that all 16 communities where Hargrove’s offices are located have been served.
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December 03, 2021
The Community Round Table--Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine, Officer Katrina Frazier (PAO) take you inside MPD
Guests: Chief Paul Prine Officer Katrina H. Frazier/Public Affairs Office Major Prine was born and raised in Prichard, Alabama and graduated in 1990 from C.F. Vigor High School. He is married to Kay Sayasane Prine of 26 years and has three beautiful children. He attends Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and teaches Wednesday night bible study. He has more than 26 years of experience and started his law enforcement career with the Chickasaw Police Department in 1995. He was accepted into the Mobile Police Academy in 1997 whereby he graduated at the top of his class earning the Academic Award, The Chief’s Overall Excellence Award, and was nominated by his peers to be the class president. In October 2001, he responded to a domestic call where he was shot multiple times, in the line-of-duty, with life-threatening injuries. After returning to duty, he subsequently earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Graduate Degree in Criminal Justice. Major Prine has served in many areas of the Department to include Patrol Services, Ranger Unit-Public Housing-Community Patrol, Criminal Investigations, FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, Major Crimes Unit, Narcotics and Vice Unit, the Mobile County Drug Task Force (Gulf Coast H.I.D.T.A.), and Field Operations. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in October 2013 whereby he assumed command of Precinct Three. In October 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Major where he currently commands the Field Operations Division. Major Prine has earned many accolades in his career to include the Chief’s Unit Award(s), Chief’s Unit Award(s), Chief’s Commendation, Commander Citation, Excellent Police Duty, Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, Wounded-in-Service, and the Distinguished Service Award. Source: cityofmobile.org
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December 01, 2021
The Community Round Table--Penelope House, Tonie Ann Torrans
24 Hour Crisis #: (251) 342-8994 Tonie Ann Torrans, Executive Director, Penelope House -October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but we really do DV Awareness year-round -Penelope House provides emergency shelter and many other services to victims of DV and their children- a call to the 24hr crisis line will connect people to our services 251-342-8994 -Penelope’s Closet (our Thrift Store) is our face in the community- we accept donations to sell and donations for the shelter; all proceeds from Penelope’s Closet support Penelope House; can pick up DV/ PH literature there -our Community Educators are available at no cost to speak to civic organizations, faith communities, youth groups, etc. Facebook: @PenelopeHousePage www.penelopehouse.org Those in need: crisis number 251-342-8994 Those wanting to donate and/or volunteer: 251-342-2809 (Administrative Office)
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November 16, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Great American Smokeout-Dr. Brian Persing
Dr. Brian Persing/Mitchell Cancer Institute If you’ve been thinking about quitting any tobacco use or vaping , this is a great kickoff! 92ZEW is broadcasting LIVE--Matt McCoy takes his show on the road:-) EVENT DETAILS--Thursday Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. USA Student Center Amphitheater FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Lung cancer awareness – signs and symptoms – it’s not just for smokers. Robotic bronchoscopy offered at the MCI – only such technology in our area If diagnosed with lung cancer, MCI has the most current treatment: radiation, chemo, immunotherapy Learn more about the risks presented by tobacco use – smoking, vaping, other tobacco and the benefits of quitting and living a smoke free life. USA HEALTH…TRANSFORMING MEDICINE ALONG THE GULF COAST
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November 16, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--FS Luxxe, Felisha Bagsby
FS Luxxe is a hair brand owned by Felisha Bagsby and Sebrina Carstarphen who wanted to form a brand that made women feel beautiful. We carry items such as our FS Luxxe Titanium Flat irons for those who wear hair extensions, and for those who prefer their natural hair or relaxed hair. The FS Growth Elixir is another one of our popular items which was created for women or men with thinning, alopecia, and  excessive dry scalp Best part?  Being able to teach and show young women that we are all beautiful in our own way. Find us on: IG, Facebook and Tiktok Our contact information is www.fsluxxehair.com
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November 02, 2021
The Community Round Table--The Mobile Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's
Katie Noletto  Alabama Chapter  | Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of Dementia. It is a type of dementia that affects the brain causing problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in America. The state of Alabama has the highest death rate of Alzheimer's disease in the nation. Currently, there are more than 96,000 people in our state living with Alzheimer's and that doesn't include anyone with early onset which is anyone diagnosed under the age of 65. Upcoming Event: The Alabama Chapter hosts the largest fundraiser for research care and support right here in Mobile. The Mobile Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Sunday, November 14th at Spring Hill College. Registration begins at 12pm with the ceremony and walk beginning at 2pm. This event is free to the public so that any funds donated go straight to our mission of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Registration is easy! Just go to alz.org/walk and click find your walk to search by zip code. We have a local group for the Walk:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/299810348055333/ alz.org/walk
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November 02, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Green Magic Landscape, Carita Koen
Larry Koen Jr. ( Founder)  CEO  &  Carita Koen COO (Co-Founder)  Green Magic Landscape Facebook- Green Magic Landscape Instagram- Green Magic Landscape YouTube: Green Magic Landscape LinkedIn: Green Magic Landscape LLC TikTok: Green Magic Landscape www.greenmagiclandscapes.com (Virtual Quotes Available) (251) 439-5115 ~If your property looks Tragic, Don't Panic call Green Magic!~ Green Magic Landscape LLC 3223 Springhill Ave Mobile, AL 36607
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October 26, 2021
The Community Round Table: Breast Cancer Awareness Month/Ovarian Cancer--Dr. Marshall Shoemaker
Dr. Marshall Shoemaker Shoemaker Gynecology Breast cancer awareness month Ovarian cancer signs and symptoms  Genetic testing for ovarian/breastIncontinence Facebook: Shoemaker Gynecology 251-990-1950 188 Hospital Suite 304 Fairhope,Alabama 36532
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October 26, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Dr.James Slauterbeck, Saturday Sports Injury Clinic (USA)
Dr. James Slauterbeck Professor and Chairman of Orthopedics surgery Assistant team orthopedic surgeon at USA We are discussing: Saturday sports injury clinic USA orthopedic Growth Faculty increase Baldwin county and West Mobile ACL injury risk ACL and knee injury prevention Contact information: 1 251 656 8258 Strada Patient Care Center 1601 Center Street
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October 18, 2021
The Community Round Table--Boots & BBQ Barn Bash, benefitting the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic (Mobile)
 Kerrie Benson, Gulf Coast coordinator for Children’s of Alabama Hospital Children’s of Alabama’s eighth annual Boots and BBQ Barn Bash is set to take place on October 24, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m. benefitting the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Mobile.  Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, costume contests and dinner provided by Moe’s Original BBQ at O’Daly’s Irish Pub located at 562 Dauphin Street. This event will be pet friendly and will take COVID-19 precautions. Admission into the event is $40 per person and will include a barbecue dinner and two drinks. • Boots and BBQ Barn Bash will have a Halloween spin on the event this year. Prizes for best costume and best pet costume will be given out at the end of the night. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 251-610-4969 or visit give.childrensal.org/barnbash. Social Media: facebook.com/BootsBBQBarnBash
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October 18, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Arthur Mack
251 NOW with Kelly Finley Arthur L. Mack, Staff Writer, Call News, contributing writer for Steppin' Out and AL.com (sports) *39-year plus writing career with several papers, including the Mobile Beacon, The New Times, Mobile Press-Register, Steppin' Out, The Call News. *Also an aspiring novelist, having written four books (Dignity Before Dollars, Tales From the Blackside, Conflicted, and Solomon Fletcher). * Has won several awards from the Alabama Press Association and the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Social media platforms: Facebook and Twitter. Facebook page for my books--Works by Arthur L. Mack) My Twitter handle is @almthinker1 Best way to reach me: Works by Arthur L. Mack (Facebook) Email: Alouismack@aol.com
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October 10, 2021
The Community Round Table--Food&Folly
CRT: Food & Folly United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile Guests: Wayne Dean and Avery Nelson Winegrab, silent auction. Web www.ucpmobile.org Facebook "Food and Folly" Website www.ucpmobile.org 251.479.4900 3058 Dauphin Square Connector; Mobile, AL 36607
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October 10, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Donna Ward
Donna Ward Wife, mom… Author of Unexpected Hope Founder of non profit hope4110 Oct 21st event- A Night of Hope Instagram / donnamarieward Facebook is Donna Ward My Website donnamarieward.com Foundation website hope4110.com To order Unexpected Hope on Amazon: Bit.ly/unexhope
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October 08, 2021
The Community Round Table--Step to the mic with Matt McCoy!
Matt McCoy  92ZEW, Promotions Director LA Lunch Hour 10-2pm Stay connected: Facebook: Matt McCoy Twitter: @MattMcCoy921  Instagram: @MattMcCoy921  Hometown: Beaver, PA Favorite NFL Team: Steelers
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October 03, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Meet Sonya Black, Author of "God In My Closet"
Sonya Black, Author "God In My Closet" Overcoming Family & Cultural Trauma How Faith In God Is the Ultimate Advantage in Overcoming Struggles Facebook: Sonya Black's "VIP" Book Club Instagram: the.sonyablack For more information: www.SonyaBlack.com
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September 27, 2021
The Community Round Table-- (The First) Mobile Latin Fest (Oct 8th)
Dr. Leida Javier-Ferrell, President Javier/Calametti LLC  - President and founding member, Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast The Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast founded 13 years ago to provide networking, support the business and economic development of our community and provide workforce development assistance.  Some of our programs including support to the community, scholarships for Hispanic college bound students and business and economic development conferences and presentation. The First Mobile Latin Fest - Oct 8 during Art Walk, food, music, domino contest, parade of flags- An activity celebrating integration and the diversity of out community FB and Linked in - Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast www.HABAGC.com
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September 27, 2021
Tell Me Something Good--Walker Watson scores a perfect 36 on the ACT!
Walker Watson is a senior at Bayside Academy and earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36! According to ACT.org: Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2020, only 5,579 out of 1.67 million students who took the ACT earned a top compositie score of 36. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Congratulations to Walker on all of his hard work and discipline in earning a top score on the ACT! A big thank you to Misty Hudson Whitehead for sharing this awesome news! If you have a good story and you want to share it with me, send me an email: Kelly@92ZEW.net, I look forward to sharing your good news on air!
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September 27, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau Monde Donaldson Vice President BBB Educational Foundation BBB Serving Central & South Alabama September is National Preparedness Month and BBB wants you to have the resources you need to prepare for Natural Disasters. First - consider your home - Do you need to make repairs? Take down trees? buy  a home warranty? Second - Be Prepared - Emergency Bank Account Access, Know the location of your home's water, gas and electrical cutoffs have your emergency document kit (insurance policies, birth certificates etc), Take videos/pictures of your personal possessions. In the event of a storm - Contact your insurance adjuster, be wary of low estimates, get everything in writing and pay by credit card. Charitable Giving After  A Hurricane What should you look for How will donations be used? Newly-Created vs. Established Organizations Give money rather than goods Financial Transparency What if a Family sets up its own assistance fund? GoFundMe/Crowdfunding Some safety tips from GoFund me three websites gofundme.com/c/act/hurricane-ida-fundraisers gofundme.com/guarantee safety@gofundme.com 150 Government Street Suite 1004 Mobile, AL 36602 Phone: 251-300-3388 BBB.org
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September 21, 2021
The Community Round Table--Dumas Wesley Community Center
Joni Hendee Marketing & Public Relations Director Serving the community since 1903. The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENRICH our local community through collaborative programs of Christian service that provide for immediate human needs, strengthen family life, develop leadership and encourage personal responsibility. Dumas Wesley Community Center's transitional housing program, the Sybil Smith Family Village (SSFV) As of May 2021, SSFV has a new referral process for homeless women and families. Please see the attached article from our e-newsletter. General information about SSFV What kind of services SSFV offers to residents that contribute to their success How families are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic Current needs and opportunities for the community to get involved (251) 479-0649 https://www.dumaswesley.org/ Address: 126 Mobile St, Mobile, AL 36607
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September 21, 2021
The Community Round Table--Feeding The Gulf Coast
Feeding the Gulf Coast Cyndy Baggett, VP of Development and Marketing We are discussing: What is Feeding the Gulf Coast and what do we do? What does hunger look like in our community and the programs we use to address it. How can people get involved. Volunteer Support Donations Become a partner, agency, or child nutrition site Hunger Action Month/40th Anniversary Stay Connected: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeedingtheGulfCoast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feedingthegulfcoast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeedingTheGulf www.feedingthegulfcoast.org (888) 704-FOOD 5248 Mobile South Street, Theodore, AL 36582
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September 13, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--L'Arche Mobile
L'Arche Mobile Bridget Mulroy Marty O'Malley - Our mission is to share life with people with intellectual disabilities (Core Members). We make a life time commitment, so we may find ourselves getting someone ready for high school prom OR we may be handling hospice care within our homes. Our community's strength is built upon the permanence and strength of our relationships. Our Core Members, Team Members, and our Board of Directors really work together to create a place of love and family for each other. - Our community is strengthened by diversity. The team dynamics are made of about 40% white, 40% black, 20% international. We are a combination of different cultures, language, religion, age, gender, and ability. We believe everyone has gifts to bring as well as ways to grow, and we try to support that in individuals. - Our community, outside of the times of the pandemic, thrives on community engagement. We typically have several special events throughout the year. We support individuals with intellectual disabilities to work and engage in the general community of Mobile through job opportunities, social groups and events, church and worship, and a variety of other things based on each person's interests and desire. We also love to support individual volunteers and groups to come to us for engagement. This could be schools, colleges, church groups, or just individuals looking to be more involved with people. Stay Connected: Facebook @LArcheMobile Instagram - @larche.mobile L'Arche Mobile, Inc. 151. S. Ann St. Mobile, AL 36604 phone: 251-438-2094 email: larchmob@hotmail.com
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September 13, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Berry Strong Foundation
Jennifer Berry / Founder / Berry Strong Foundation We will discuss: -Caroline's story and why we started the Berry Strong Foundation -September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and why that is important -Share some of the special things the Berry Strong Foundation does here locally and for childhood cancer awareness and research funding. -Share our upcoming event Black Tie Bingo (September 11, 2021) -92ZEWs Matt McCoy will DJ! Stay Connected: Facebook:  @BerryyStrongFoundation Instagram:  Berry Strong Foundation Website:  www.berrystrongfoundation.com www.berrystrongfoundation (251) 591-3343
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September 07, 2021
The Community Round Table--The PureVine Foundation
The PureVine Foundation, Inc: Dr. Krystal Lockett-Wilson, DNP-CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, AGNP-C Founder/Executive Director, The PureVine Foundation, Inc. We are discussing: Mission/Inspiration behind our foundation Unity among believers-The big "C" (global church) 8 Dimensions of Wellness/Fruits of the Spirit Our Activities (Recent and Upcoming Events) Branches (Our Community Partners) Stay Connected: Facebook - @thepurevinefoundation Instagram - @thepurevinefoundation LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/the-purevine-foundation-inc YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz_WBF5UMnxHRFqJuKXP_QQ https://purevinehealthcare.com/outreach Address 200 Government Street 4th Floor Mobile, AL 36602 Phone: 251-455-WISH (9474) Email: admin@thepurevinefoundation.org
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September 07, 2021
The Community Round Table--Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Alabama Contemporary Art Center  Pamela Cevallos  Curator of Education.  We are on Facebook as: Alabama Contemporary Art Center On Instagram as: @alabamacontemporary You can reach us through email at info@alabamacontemporary.org For more information on future exhibits, classes and programs: Alabama contemporary.org Our front desk phone number is: 251 208 5671 We are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm Our extended hours are on Thursday and Friday: we are open until 7 pm
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September 03, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--SAAD Hospice
Sarah Bumgarner Marketing Director Saad Hospice Saad Healthcare & 50 years in the community We offer Home Health, Hospice, & Medical Supplies (Just won the Nappie for best Home Health) Our Inpatient Hospice facility, The Retreat Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/SaadHomeHealth Instagram- @SaadHealthcare, www.SaadHealthcare.com, 251-343-9600 1515 S. University Blvd. Mobile, AL 36609
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September 03, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--The Pandemic Author Hustle
Guests: Jodie Cain Smith, author of The Woods at Barlow Bend and Bayou Cresting: The Wanting Women of Huet Point, founder of the Mobile Literary Festival Candice Marley Conner, author of The Existence of Bea Pearl and Sassafras and her Teeny Tiny Tail, Mobile Writers Guild Board Member 1. Working during quarantine: Is creativity possible when the kids are underfoot? 2. Managing stress amid chaos 3. Publishing in a pandemic:  4. The pandemic author hustle: Selling books online – the good, the frustrating, the seemingly impossible 5. Writing while the kids attend virtual school: how we made it work Contact info:Jodie Cain Smith: www.jodiecainsmith.com Candice Marley Conner: www.candicemarleyconner.com Jodie Cain Smith: https://www.facebook.com/jodiecainsmithauthorpage (Facebook), @jodiecainsmithauthor (Instagram) Candice Marley Conner: https://www.facebook.com/cmarleyconnerauthor, @candice_marleyc (twitter), @candice_marleyconner (Instagram)
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August 22, 2021
The Community Round Table--People United to Advance the Dream Mobile,Inc
Rev. David E. Edwards, Jr., President of People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Incorporated Power of the People - Webinar with Jeff Elrod, Supervisor of Elections for the Alabama Secretary of State Advancing the Vote Roundtable - An intimate conversation of running officials promoting solidarity - August 13 at 6:00 pm Annual Gala - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - raising funds to take children to Selma, Alabama in observation of Bloody Sunday (Advancing the Dream to protect Voting Rights) Our website is www.PUADMobile.org Our phone number is (251) 215-9199 Our physical address is: 229 South Wilson Avenue, Prichard, AL 36610 www.Facebook.PUADMobile
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August 22, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley-Mobile County Health Officer, Dr. Bert Eichold
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II accepted the position of Health Officer for Mobile County on May 1, 1990. Born and raised in Mobile, Dr. Eichold has obtained multiple academic degrees from Tulane. These include Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Public Health degrees. “Without my education, I could not have served as many persons and organizations,” Dr. Eichold said at that time. “My father stated education is the key to opportunity.” This love of learning has deep roots in the Eichold family. His father Samuel and mother Charlotte stressed the value of education and community service. Dr. Sam Eichold II was the first Professor Emeritus at the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine. The Mobile County Public School System recognized his many civic achievements and support of education by naming Eichold-Mertz Elementary School on Government Boulevard in his honor. Previously when the elementary students advance, they were given a printed bookmark to remind them of Dr. Sam’s sayings: “The Foundations of Life are based on Discipline, Desire, Determination, Discretion and Duty. The Virtues of Life are Courtesy, Cleanliness, Punctuality, and Loyalty.” Dr. Sam Eichold was presented with the ACP’s Laureate Award in 1993. Two other honorees – John McGehee in 1997 and Steve Davis in 2007 – served with Dr. Bert Eichold in private practice before he became Health Officer. Dr. Bert Eichold served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain, F.S, M.C. In addition to his medical duties, he has been very active in many civic organizations. Some include, but are not limited to, Mobile United, BIG, Mobile ARC, Chair of the Community Foundation of South Alabama Board, and currently on the Vestry of Christ Church Cathedral. Dr. Eichold has been an Instructor at Tulane and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. He has served as a Science Advisor and mentor to young scientists in the NASA DEVELOP program based at MCHD. He is Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He has received NASA and U.S. Navy medals, various civic/community awards and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He was presented with the William Henry Sanders Award from the Medical Association of Alabama in 2002 for his many years of service to public health. The Cottage Hill Civitan Club named him as the 2012 Mobilian of the Year.
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August 17, 2021
The Community Round Table--Municipal Election (August 24, 2021)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (https://www.cityofmobile.org/government/voting-and-elections/)  Lisa C. Lambert, Chief Election Officer, City Clerk & (251-208-7411)  Q When is the City election? A The municipal election is August 24, 2021; and a run off, if necessary, will be held on October 5, 2021. Q What exactly will we be voting on? A Election of Mayor and City Council Members. Q What determines whether someone will be in a run off? A Of the votes cast in each race, if one candidate receives 50% plus one vote, there is no run off. If no candidate receives at least 50% plus one vote, then a run off is held between the two candidates who received the most votes in that race. Q How long will the polls be open on August 24? A The hours of voting are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Q When will the new Mayor and City Council Members take office? They will take office on the first Monday in November which is November 1, 2021. Q How many polling places will be used on election day? A We will be using 35 voting places. Q Is campaigning allowed on election day? A Yes, as long as it is done at least 30 feet from the door of the polling place. Q Will my voting place be the same as in county, state, and federal elections? A It may not be. City ward lines don’t always coincide with regularly used county ward lines, so some voters will be voting at a different location for this election only. Q Can I write in a name for an office in the City election? A. No. Alabama law prohibits write-in voting in municipal elections. Q Will I have to declare myself to be a Democrat or Republican in order to vote? A No, you will not be asked your party preference. Every qualified elector of your polling place will have the same ballot on which to vote. Municipal elections are non-partisan, which means no political party designations are listed on the ballot. Q Under what circumstances can someone vote an absentee ballot? A Under the following circumstances, a qualified elector can vote an absentee ballot: 1) those who expect to be out of the city on election day; 2) those who have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents his or her attendance at the polls; 3) those who expect to work a shift which has at least 10 hours which coincide with the hours the polls are open; 4) those who are enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of his or her personal residence; 5) those who are a member of, or spouse or dependent of a member of, the Armed Forces of the United States; 6) those who are named as a poll watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place; 7) those who are a caregiver for a family member to the second degree of kinship and the family member is confined to his or her home; 8) those who are incarcerated in prison or jail and have not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude; 9) those who require emergency treatment by a licensed physician within five days of an election may apply for an emergency absentee ballot and may vote by returning the absentee ballot no later than noon on the day the election is held. The attendant physician shall describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency on a special Q What is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot? A Absentee applications returned by mail must be received no later than seven days prior to the election (August 17). Absentee applications returned by hand must be received no later than five days prior to the election (August 19). Q Can someone else pick up an absentee application for me or do I have to do it myself? A You can have someone else pick up your application; however,you must return the completed application yourself or place it in the mail. Applications can also be mailed out to those who request one by telephone. The Absentee Office cannot accept a ballot unless it is mailed to them or hand delivered to them in person by the voter.
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August 17, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Basil's Big Day
Basil’s Big Day 1. The many ways “Basil’s Big Day” can be utilized in homes and schools as teaching tools for young readers. 2. The importance of taking time to engage with our children. To ask questions. To be present. 3. Acknowledging bullying. Awareness. 4. Acknowledging Shelter pet adoption Messenger/Facebook “Basil’s Big Day” Contact info: Jon Flannagan silasalexander@gmail.com
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August 13, 2021
The Community Round Table--Let's Play Therapy Center
Let's Play Therapy Center Francie & Ben Clark Provide pediatric speech therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. We look at the whole child and use the child's strengths to address their weaknesses. We believe that each child's family is an integral part of the evaluation and treatment process. Families are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions. We want to empower families to learn strategies to carryover skills addressed in therapy to maximize their child's progress. We accept Aetna, BCBS, Medicaid, Tricare, United and self pay Facebook  Let's Play Therapy Center Instagram/letsplaytherapycenter.com 251-929-4848 8531 Spanish Fort Blvd Spanish Fort AL
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August 13, 2021
251 NOW With Kelly Finley--Meet our intern, Royce Robinson
Royce Robinson The Sound of Mobile, Intern Grambling State University God, family, friends, and loved ones Goals and dreams Instagram: roycerobinson_ Twitter: roycerobinson_
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August 09, 2021
The Community Round Table--Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile
Mary McAleer, Development Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile Our Ronald McDonald House can accommodate up to 38 families a night with families staying for days, weeks, sometimes months at a time while their children receive care. Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located inside USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital provide places of peaceful respite – just steps away from the child’s bedside. Since opening our doors 15 years ago, the Ronald McDonald House has served over 6,100 families from around the Gulf Coast, from across the country and around the world. Families are asked to donate $12 a night to stay at Ronald McDonald House but no one is ever turned away for an inability to contribute. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, is a non-profit organization supported by individual, corporate and foundation donations - it is truly the "house that love built.” For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, log on to www.rmhcmobile.org or call 251-694-6873. See Less
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August 09, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Sexton Lawn & Landscape, Inc
Name: Sidney Sexton President: Sexton Lawn & Landscape, Inc Owner: RX SportFit Owner: Triple Holdings, LLC Podcast Producer & Host: The Overlap Podcast 1 - People are the “advantage” in any organization. 2 - No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. 3 - Virtually all conflicts have ego at the center of it. 4 - Knowing your numbers is the heart of running your successful business. 5 - Vision is what is needed to truly lead. Instagram: @srsexton https://www.overlaplife.com/ https://www.sextonlandscapes.com/ 251-391-4117 10758 County Rd. 64 Daphne, AL. 36526
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August 01, 2021
The Community Round Table--Dearborn Y
Dearborn YMCA Colette Huff/Chief Executive Officer Judge Herman Thomas/President of the Toulminville-Crichton Development Corporation -Dearborn YMCA’s Overview -Heritage Y -Jazzy Blues by the Bay -Performers & attractions -Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DearbornY/ Dearborn YMCA 321 North Warren Street Mobile, AL. 36603 (Ph) 251-432-4768 Website: www.Dearbornymca.org
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August 01, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--The Wishbone Boys
The Wishbone Boys A.P. Steadham 1. "The Wishbone Boys" Premiere will be held August 28th at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa, AL. 2. Tickets are available by clicking on https://www.wishboneboys.com/documentary 3. "The Wishbone Boys" explores a golden era of Alabama Football, 1971-82, that produced three National Championships, 100 victories in a decade for the first time in College Football and helped Coach Bryant reach the then all-time record of 323 wins.  The bold and courageous decision by Coach Bryant to switch to that triple-option offense three weeks before the season opener against the powerful USC Trojans on a Friday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was a seminal moment for the program, TUA and his own legacy. 4. Discuss the star-studded lineup in the film. 5. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for alumni, fans and others to be among 12 years of this phenomenal group of athletes at the August 28th Premiere in Tuscaloosa. Facebook: A.P. Steadham Twitter: @APSteadham Instagram: APSteadham About A.P.: Biletnikoff Award Voter FWAA MemberA.P. Steadham Producer - "The Wishbone Boys" WHEP AM & FM Heisman Trophy Voter Maxwell Award Voter
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July 19, 2021
The Community Round Table--The Mobile Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America
MOBILE AREA SCOUTS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER OF SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY William Bryant, The Mobile Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Scout Executive and CEO For more than a century, Scouting has been serving communities. Now, Scouts across the nation are embarking on a Summer of Service to help our communities. Scouts in Mobile, Baldwin, Washington and Clarke counties are gearing up to tackle service projects, both big and small. “Service comes in all shapes and sizes, and after the separation we’ve had in the past year the Mobile area needs our help. Scouting has a long history of serving the community with projects that leave a positive, lasting impact. Many of our Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank, which required them to complete a leadership service project in the community,” said William Bryant, Scout Executive and CEO. In the last year, the Mobile Area Counsel has given back to area counties with projects, drives and service activities including providing food for 10,000 families through Scouting for Food Drive. Led by young men and women across the community, these projects have given over 40,000 hours back to our community. Scouts across the country are embarking on as part of the Summer of Service, a national initiative to give back to our communities. Service is an integral element of Scouting and comes in many forms, but a special focus is being placed on: 1. Health and wellness including learning and teaching CPR, organizing neighborhood blood drives, making and donating face coverings. 2. The environment including taking a trash bag and gloves on walks to pick up trash, building bird houses, planting a rooftop garden and committing to using fewer plastic bags. 3. Neighbors in need including doing a chore for someone who cannot do it themselves, collecting school supplies for children in need, organizing a food drive for the food insecure or donating face coverings and hand sanitizer to homeless shelters. 4. Our communities including writing “thank you” notes to service members; first responders; or healthcare workers, taking treats to a local fire station, or volunteer at a community center. Scouts give back to their communities every day in ways big and small, Summer of Service amplifies that with the #SummerOfService. The Mobile Area Counsel is encouraging service requests. Service submissions can be made to https://www.scouting.org/summerofservice/. ### The Mobile Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has over 3,500 youth, parents and volunteer members involved in the Scouting program in Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, and Clarke counties. The Council strives to instill values in young people to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime and to achieve their full potential based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law. For more information, call (251) 476-4600 or visit www.bsamac.org.
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July 19, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Blue Fish
Marcus Neto, President/Founder, Blue Fish Facebook - Marcus Neto Instagram - Marcus Neto Linkedin - Marcus Neto Bluefishds.com 251-654-3698 920 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL, 36604
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July 19, 2021
The Community Round Table--Project Outreach Gulf Coast
Scott Parks Project Outreach Gulf Coast  A Night of Change: to further the impact of Project Outreach July 15th 6:00-8:00, Destination Church, Saraland, AL Who- for any and all who have been personally connected or impacted by Project Outreach What- fundraising banquet featuring stories, videos, and guest speakers HK. Derryberry and Jim Bradford. MERGE: the Project Outreach Conference July 16th 8:00-3:30. Redemption Baptist Church, Saraland, AL Who: for current PO sponsors, student leaders, and all who are interested in promoting disability awareness, acceptance, and understanding.  What-educational conference that offers speakers, seminars, and other sessions including our keynote speakers HK. Derryberry and Jim Bradford Both of these are presented by Project Outreach Gulf Coast We are a non-profit that creates school service clubs that connect students with disabilities together with their non-disabled peers for the betterment of both groups.  We do this by hosting community wide events, supporting our local chapters, and promoting disability awareness in the communities we serve.  We have 30 chapters that began in Baldwin County and spread to Mobile County, Saraland City, Satsuma City, Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Alexandrai, Decatur, and is still growing.  We have elementary, middle, and high school chapters.  Covid had a drastic impact on our chapters sizes, but we have had years with nearly 7500-8000 members statewide. *Project Outreach is an organization focusing on help students with disabilities and their typical peers come together for the better of them both. http://www.projectoutreachgulfcoast.com/ (251) 644-8755
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July 19, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Mobile Area Black Chamber of Commerce
Deryl Pendleton Mobile Area Black Chamber of Commerce , Founder 2018 www.mabcc.org , 855-962-2262, 601 Bel Air Blvd #307 Mobile, AL 36606 email info@mabcc.org
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July 09, 2021
The Community Round Table--Raising Awareness About Rare Disease Day
Stacie & Ash Holder Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. Building awareness of rare diseases is so important because 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their life.  Despite this, there is no cure for the majority of rare diseases and many go undiagnosed. Rare Disease Day improves knowledge amongst the general public of rare diseases while encouraging researchers and decision makers to address the needs of those living with rare diseases. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) offers a Rare Disease Database as well as free webinars, fact sheets, infographics and other helpful materials for patients and caregivers.  They also offer Patient Assistance Programs that help patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication. I do not represent Rare Disease Day or the National Organization for Rare Disorders but their websites are https://www.rarediseaseday.org/ and  https://rarediseases.org/
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July 09, 2021
Tell Me Something Good--Mobile County Racial Justice Essay Contest Winners--Karrington Jones
1st Place Jaden Clemon $2,500 scholarship (Essay: Police Brutality) 2nd Place Karrington Jones $1,250 scholarship (Essay: A City Reborn to Stimulate Change) 3rd Place: Fatima Husain Abdulla (Essay: Arab-American Racism Today), Lattreal Wilder (Essay: The Many Struggles of One Group) and Jayda Blair (Essay: People of Color vs The Criminal Justice System) $1,000 scholarship each.
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June 28, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Healing Hands Spa
Ashley Colston Healing Hands Spa Located inside Lavish Piccadilly Square Airport Blvd Mobile AL 36608 Website: Lavishbeautymobile.com Make Appointments: 404-434-3102  
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June 27, 2021
The Community Round Table--Costas Christ, "The Father of Ecotourism"
Meet the Father of Ecotourism, Costas Christ Transforming our Region into an International Destination Mobile, AL - On Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm internationally known, ecotourism expert, Costas Christ will present “The Transformation of Travel” as part of the ongoing Coastal Conversations speaker series. Christ’s presentation and discussion will address the power of sustainable tourism to make the world (and our region) better. With a dynamic career spanning decades, Costas has gained many titles: Ecotourism Pioneer, Sustainable Tourism Visionary, Award-Winning National Geographic Travel Writer – to name a few – and his life’s work has helped shape the world of travel and tourism as we know it today. In 1991, Costas helped to officially define ecotourism for the first time as “Responsible travel to natural areas that protects nature and sustains the well-being of local people.” He then worked to introduce these same principles into the global travel industry, helping to establish sustainable tourism based on three key pillars: environmentally friendly practices; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and social and economic benefits for local people. His media appearances include Travel Channel, Good Morning America, National Geographic Channel, NatGeo Weekend, BBC World, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio and several film documentaries. Costas has served as a senior advisor to CEOs, nonprofit organizations, government officials and heads of state to achieve tourism development success based on a model of doing well by doing good. He was honored together with Dr. Jane Goodall for his lifelong work to protect the environment and was also recognized as a “Tourism Visionary” by the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards. This presentation is FREE and open to all residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties who are encouraged to watch the presentation on Facebook or YouTube LIVE. A limited number of tickets are available to the in-person presentation at Gulf Quest Maritime Museum. ### Coastal Conversations is a platform for citizens to engage with experts who will provide leading edge information and share big ideas. Our goal is to expand awareness of issues, to increase knowledge of best practices and to inspire positive change. Coastal Conversations’ mission is to improve quality of life for all residents of our region through bringing in world-class speakers, assessing community perceptions and presenting a community dashboard. Coastal Conversations is a program of Coastal Alabama Partnership. For more details, visit CoastalCon.org or contact the team at info@coastalcon.org. IN PERSON – Gulf Quest Maritime Museum (Ticket required; Limited capacity) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coastal-conversations-the-transformation-of-travel-with-costas-christ-tickets-140451992691?aff=PR ONLINE – YouTube broadcast link for LIVE event - https://youtu.be/lK4mBGM3nKQ Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/3160629577370958
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June 27, 2021
The Community Round Table--The Mobile Public Library
Participate in Mobile Public Library’s Summer Reading Celebration Mobile, Alabama: Registration for the Mobile Public Library’s (MPL) Summer Reading Celebration is now open! Register at any Mobile Public Library location or online at src.mobilepubliclibrary.org. All registrants will have a chance to win 1 of 50 Family Passes to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! The family pass provides free admission for two adults and two children - a $70 value. The 2021 theme for the Summer Reading Celebration is Tails and Tales. The library invites the public to participate in a wide variety of activities for all ages including reading challenges, family bingo, camps, crafts, games and more! Everyone that completes the 400 minute reading challenge will receive a MPL water bottle and be entered into the grand prize drawing. The celebration lasts all June and July with special outdoor programs featuring local conservation and environmental groups such as the Mobile Environmental Studies Center, Share the Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Program, and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Historically, the Mobile Public Library has been one of the largest summer library programs in the state. After closure during the pandemic and reopening in October, the library has been slowly but steadily getting larger numbers of the public back in its doors. MPL wants the community to know the library is open and we have tons of fantastic opportunities to keep everyone engaged this summer! The Summer Reading Celebration is designed for all ages and it is especially important for our school-aged youth in combating the summer slide.“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Many students have struggled during the pandemic, and the library has tons of fun challenges and programs to keep growing minds active during the summer months. Youth that complete the 400 minute reading challenge will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch Lite and Animal Crossing game. Adults will be eligible for an air fryer, accessories and a $50 gift card. Visit your favorite library location today to register for the Summer Reading Celebration! For more information or to register online, please visit: src.mobilepubliclibrary.org or call 251-340-1458. Make the most of your summer with the Mobile Public Library! ### About the Mobile Public Library: The Mobile Public Library is a public service agency. Our mission is to support literacy and connect our community. We offer books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, classes & special events. For more information, visit: www.mobilepubliclibrary.org Summer Reading Celebration Promotional Video: https://www.facebook.com/Mobile.Public.Library/videos/301509494818167 Valerie Longa She/Her/Hers Public Relations Officer Mobile Public Library 700 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602-1499 Voice - (251) 545-3366 Cell- (251) 202-7142  Fax - (251) 494-2280 Email: vlonga@mplonline.org
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June 24, 2021
Tell Me Something Good--Alpha Elites/Stephen Jones
Introducing the first ever...Alpha Elite of the Year!! 
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June 22, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Love Me Anyway Ministries, Part 2
Pastor Lloyd Michael Austin Hygiene for the Homeless Drive begins June 13 to July 4, 2021 The people that we see each week, as we pass out meals, are in need of some personal hygiene products. Our intent is to provide hygiene product bags to as many as we can. With your support, I know that we can reach so many more. We are asking for donations in the form of cash, checks, money orders or any of the following items: Shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, lotion, mask, socks, bottled water, mouthwash, soap or body wash, wash cloths, hand sanitizer/wipes, toothbrushes, large Ziploc bags, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, razors for men and women, sanitizing wipes, toothpaste, paper lunch bags. All donations will be greatly appreciated and 100% of all donations will be used to provide products for the homeless. Donations can be made at cash app $ThatsWhatWeDo, Givelify: Love Me Anyway Ministries or mailed to the address enclosed below. Love Me Anyway Ministries officially opened its doors on July 1, 2018. To date we have prepared and served over 7,000 meals. We’ve handed out clothes and shoes, visited hospitals and nursing homes, visited prisons and treatment centers, took kids camping and provide transportation to people in need. We partner with various organizations throughout the city. 1398 Azalea Road Mobile, AL 36693
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June 22, 2021
251 NOW with Kelly Finley--Love Me Anyway Ministries, Part 1
Pastor Lloyd Michael Austin Hygiene for the Homeless Drive begins June 13 to July 4, 2021 The people that we see each week, as we pass out meals, are in need of some personal hygiene products. Our intent is to provide hygiene product bags to as many as we can. With your support, I know that we can reach so many more. We are asking for donations in the form of cash, checks, money orders or any of the following items: Shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, lotion, mask, socks, bottled water, mouthwash, soap or body wash, wash cloths, hand sanitizer/wipes, toothbrushes, large Ziploc bags, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, razors for men and women, sanitizing wipes, toothpaste, paper lunch bags. All donations will be greatly appreciated and 100% of all donations will be used to provide products for the homeless. Donations can be made at cash app $ThatsWhatWeDo, Givelify: Love Me Anyway Ministries or mailed to the address enclosed below. Love Me Anyway Ministries officially opened its doors on July 1, 2018. To date we have prepared and served over 7,000 meals. We’ve handed out clothes and shoes, visited hospitals and nursing homes, visited prisons and treatment centers, took kids camping and provide transportation to people in need. We partner with various organizations throughout the city. 1398 Azalea Road Mobile, AL 36693
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June 22, 2021
The Community Round Table--The Baller Dream Foundation
When Frank DeBlasi was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 29 he was very fortunate to have a wonderful support network, which included family, friends, and co-workers. Recognizing this was not the case for several warriors battling this disease, the groundwork for a mission centered around children and young adults fighting all types cancer took shape. The Baller Dream Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that lifts the spirits of children, young adults, and their families battling cancer. Those we serve, we do not call them patients, or beneficiaries, we call them "Ballers". A modern day term that suggests one is doing well, feeling well, and in control, our "Ballers" are incredibly resilient, courageous, and deserving of recognition. We work very closely with many children's hospitals across the country and provide all sorts of major gifts, experiences, and activities. We have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of Ballers and their families, while building life-long relationships. The Baller Dream Foundation creates uplifting experiences for children and young adults battling cancer. We further our mission a number ways, none more important than our amazing events! Nothing brings us more joy than hosting these unique parties to honor our Ballers across the country! Everything we build requires many contributors. We are very grateful for all of our supporters, especially the healthcare workers and caregivers who dedicate so much of their love, time, and energy to helping our Ballers overcome cancer. These individuals are the pillars of our community, or Ballerhood as we call it, and as such, they make everything we do possible. Leading up to each of our event, founder Frank DeBlasi and a team member get to know each new Baller we’re honoring. This is an exciting part of the process as the Ballers share their stories, and we get the full scoop from their family members and significant others. It all comes to light in our Baller Ceremony, the special ingredient of our epic events! This is when Frank roasts each Baller in a very playful and comforting way. In doing so, he shares their inspiring stories with our adamant supporters, before revealing their personalized gifts! We build lifelong relationships with our Ballers. Like our partners on the front lines, we’ll always be there for our Ballers no matter what’s going on in the world. We’re here to provide them with unwavering support and guidance in all avenues of life. To that end we host many informal gatherings with our Baller alumni and their families, and we love having them join us to induct new Ballers at our epic events. We also run several year-round programs to widen our impact in the community. Join us for an evening under the stars at Little Point Clear Wednesday, June 23rd from 6 pm onwards! Featuring Roman Street performing from 7:15pm-9:15pm. Join us in celebrating our pediatric "Ballers", from USA Children's and Women's Hospital, and raise funds for toys, activities, and technology gifts to lift their spirits while battling cancer. Tickets $75 Limited number of tickets are available! Contact Pam Hunter (251) 454-0812 or email her at pam@ballerdream.org
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June 22, 2021