AROUND WEST AUGUSTINE: Get ready to celebrate Murray High School’s golden jubilee

The Richard J. Murray High School Bulldogs Golden Jubilee Celebration (1955-2017) will be held from July 13-16 at World Golf Village. Once again, the Bulldogs will meet, greet, and celebrate the legacies of their Alma mater, the brightest gem in the southlands crown, dear old Murray High School. Scheduled activities include registration/hospitality, a seafood cookout, banquet/dance and memorial breakfast. The cost for the entire weekend is $150 per person. For additional information, contact Dianne Chase, 823-6488; Essie Bush, 806-1248, or Gerald Eubanks, 794-1544. The deadline is June 1.


• The Wildflower Clinic, 268 Herbert St., will offer dental extractions, X-rays, and exams at 9:30 a.m. today and again on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Medical clinics are held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. For more information on these and other services, call 829-1962.

• A career fair will be held Wednesday at the Solomon Calhoun Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with multiple vendors on hand. Jennifer Smalls will be conducting a workshop pertaining to expectations of working in a corporate workforce. Discussion will include real insight about the hiring process, perception, and employment law. Smalls is a 1986 St. Augustine High School graduate who received her bachelor’s from Bethune Cookman College and her Master’s in Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently an HR business associate of KeHe Distributors. Sponsors of the career fair include Board of County Commissioners, West Augustine CRA Steering Committee, West Augustine Improvement Association, St. Paul AME Church, SJC Parks & Recreation Department, SJC Weed and Seed Incentive Program, and the West Augustine Historical CDC. This career fair is open to all county residents.

In conjunction with the career fair, the NAACP will conduct a workshop to assist ex-offenders with the restoration of their civil rights. At this free event, ex-offenders can get free personal assistance from volunteers to help them apply to have their civil rights reinstated. If it has been at least 5-7 years since you finished your sentences (depending on your offenses), this workshop is for you. You also need to have been arrest-free during this time period. Volunteers will help you determine whether your offense qualifies for the 5-year or 7-year waiting period, and they will help you with a clemency application.

Eleventh Episcopal District Sons of Allen’s 16th annual retreat will be held May 18-20 at St. Paul AME Church, 85 MLK Ave. Opening services begin at 6:45 p.m. with Bishop A.J. Richardson on May 18. Bible study will be held on Thursday and Friday, hosted by Rev. Dr. Jamin Powell of Mt. Moriah AME Church of Wildwood, Florida. On Friday, Brother Sherman Riley will be present Robotics 101: Introduction to Engineering. Minister Darius Bowers, youth minister at Mt. Zion AME of Tallahassee, will host Noon Day Bible Study. On Friday night, comedian Rod Z will host “Fish, Grits, and Comedy.” Ron Rawls is host pastor and Pastor Jeffrey Dove is Sons of Allen coordinator. Registration can be made at or contact St. Paul AME church.

New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry is hosting a women’s conference with a theme of “Women of Excellence of the Bible” on May 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee of $10 will cover the conference and brunch. Minister Eubanks and Sister Thelma Stevens are the co-chairs. Ronald Stafford is senior pastor.

Events listed in the West Augustine community column are open to all residents of St. Johns County. The deadline to submit information is 7 p.m. on Fridays. To contact Linda Y. Murray, email