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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 2/12/2014, 7:44 p.m.
During the Jan. 23 Dallas ISD board meeting, several teachers, schools and members of the Board of Trustees were honored ...

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Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth announced last week the formation of a Northeast Tarrant County Taskforce in an attempt to bring resources and information about breast cancer and support of the Komen mission to Northeast Tarrant County.

The taskforce, made up of 15 volunteers, several of whom are breast cancer survivors, have met monthly to determine the direction and goals to better serve the area. The key areas where greater outreach is needed are grant funding, educational opportunities, resource development and effort to increase participation for the annual Race for the Cure that will be held May 10 at Ridgemar Mall.

The taskforce is seeking volunteers in the Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Trophy Club, Grapevine and the Hurst, Euless and Bedford areas to join the taskforce. The next meeting is Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce office, 6700 Colleyville Blvd. Interested volunteers should call Chamber President Jenna Waters at 817-488-7148 by Friday. The meetings are held bi-monthly.

For more information, visit http://www.komengreaterfortworth.org.


Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, will be presented with the Sustainer of the Flame Award by the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute during the Freedom Flame Award Ceremony in Selma, Ala. on March 8. Haynes will also give the Sunday morning message at historical Tabernacle Baptist Church on March 9 and will give remarks at the pre-march rally at 2:30 p.m. on the steps of Selma’s Chapel A.M.E. Church on Martin Luther King Street. After the rally, Haynes will help lead marchers from Browns Chapel and proceed to walk about 1.5 miles across the Edmond Pettis Bridge, the site of 1965’s Bloody Sunday. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.selmajubilee.com.