Robin Hickman

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Links Introduce Debutantes

The home of Link Wenda Moore was the setting of the Welcome Tea to introduce and honor the young ladies selected to be the 1981 Link Debutantes. The Tea was the first official opening of the Link Debutante season. Each girl was individually introduced by Links Irece Winans and Fanny Posey as she made her first “debut.” After her introduction, the Debutante was presented a long stem green carnation adorned with white ribbon by Link Wenda Moore. The 1981 Debutantes are:

Paula Birth, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Birth; Traci Bransford, daughter of Mrs. Jean Bransford and Mr. James Bransford; Andria Canty, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Georgy Canty; Lisa Marie Estes, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Freddie Estes; Terri Gariboldi, daughter of Mrs. Donna G. Johnson; Jane LaVerne Hale, daughter of Mrs. Lorraine Hale and Mr. Willie B. Hale; Melissa Hamilton, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hamilton; Robin Hickman, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hickman; Pamela Faye Horton, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Beckwith Horton; Frettra Miller, daughter of Dr. Earl & Mrs. Miller; Jeanette Russell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Russell, Jr.; Traci E. Troup, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Elliott Troup; April Hayes, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Hayes. The next activity will be a Valentine’s Brunch at the home of Link Fanny Posey in Burnsville. Continue Reading →

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Gordon Parks film goes beyond Life photos, Shaft movie to reveal his life’s work


By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


To call Gordon Parks (1912-2006) a Renaissance man might be an understatement to those who knew the late photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer. Born the youngest of 15 children in Fort Scott, Kansas, his father sent the teenage Parks to St. Paul to live with an older sister after their mother died. However he didn’t get along with his brother-in-law, who threw him out of the house, and Parks lived on the streets. Although he never graduated from high school, he nonetheless embarked on a journey that first began with playing piano in a brothel and playing semi-pro basketball to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Continue Reading →

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Optimistic ‘Village Child’ serves Brooklyn Park minorities



By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


Immediately on meeting Mary Anderson, one is impressed by a sense of innate, self-possessed authority. And graceful cordiality. Professionalism personified. Sitting with her at Pow Wow Grounds coffee house in South Minneapolis, you have to believe she is a most welcome addition to the administration at the City of Brooklyn Park. Anderson signed on in February for a year-long stint as Community Engagement VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Continue Reading →

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