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Scholarship recipients recognized

By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road a piece, Preservist Teri Parker submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column, concerning a Preservist remembered through a memorial scholarship:

During a recent church service, the widow of Harvey Washington was recognized for the establishment of a financial assistance scholarship to church members who are enrolled in college.

Harvey Washington died in April 2008. Donna Washington contributed money to assist young people who are attending college with unexpected expenses. This kind of aid exemplified the way Harvey lived his life, helping others who found themselves in a pinch.

The awards are made by New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Ocala. The first award was given to a University of Florida student. During the June 13 service, eight high school graduates received Bibles and $100 checks. Five of the grads received laptop computers through the Isom Washington II Scholarship Fund.

Two students received “Diamonds in the Ruff” scholarships totaling $500 each. Three nursing school students were awarded Lorene H. Bryant Scholarships of $500 to $800.

Church members who received college degrees this year were also recognized.

The emphasis on education and the support of young people as a mission of the church is due in large part to the leadership of Pastor Stanley Jacobs Sr., who served many years with the Marion County school system.

Thanks, Teri, for a job well done.

From Koebbes’ Kitchen

SPINACH MUSHROOM SCRAMBLE

¼ cup olive oil

1 pound ground round

1 large onion, minced

1 pound fresh spinach, washed, trimmed

salt and pepper to taste

2 beaten eggs

In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil and add beef and onions, and cook until onions are tender. Add mushrooms and sauté until tender. add spinach, salt and pepper and lightly sauté, turning constantly with fork. Add well beaten eggs and continue turning with the fork until eggs are evenly distributed and set throughout the mixture. Serve with a crusty bread and a dry red wine to be continental. Enjoy.

Here is but a smidgen of the doin’s out our way:

Arthritis classes in swimming pool have resumed every Tuesday and Thursday. Info, Judy Lebio.

We have started a new game every Monday at 11 a.m. in the M.P. room. the game is “double 12” Mexican train dominoes. Info, Babette Sparling.

Military Club on hiatus for June, July and August. No monthly meetings until September. Info, Bob Paolillo.

No ceramics during June, July and August. Classes resume in September. Info, Mary Secue.

Open House Committee continues with the open house Sunday every second and fourth Sunday of each month during the summer. Info, Mary K.

Newspaper and aluminum recycling every Tuesday early morning. Please place bagged or bundled newspapers and bagged aluminum next to garage door for pickup by On the Level Club volunteers.

Bingo every Tuesday evening for Preservists. Cards on sale 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m.