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volume39,Number 16 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, December 13, 2012
Tammie Cuthrell with her niece Deonna Lindsay.
BY LAYLA GARMS
Christian musicians helped to raise money for two
worthy causes Sunday at Morning Star Baptist
Anita "Boss Lady" Dean-Arnette, an on-air
sonaiity at 1340/1400 The Light, joined fora?iy^
breast cancer survivor Tarnmie Cuthrell to h<fiPiPJP?
drive and breast cancer awareness event. Concert
attendees were encouraged to donate new toys for
Deaa-Arnette's annual Christmas toy giveaway and to
support Team Fink Gems, Cuthrell's Susan G. Komen .
Race for the Cure
bee am ? close two
years ago when the
latter was chosen
as The Light's
Mother of Year, an
annual contest cre
ated by Dean
Arnette to cele
these two women
really are on a seri
ous mission and
God has brought
them to a royal
position for such a
time as this. Dr. Soncerey Montgomery, Cuthrelrs
first cousin and a Team Pink Gems member, told the
audience near the beginning of the program. "Now get
ready for the flood gates of heaven to open and satu
rate us with spiritual blessings."
A standing room only crowd of hundreds was
moved by the spirited sounds of a litany of acts,
including the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
Praise Team, Dionn Owen & Renaissance, Eddie
Bines & The Big Four Choir and Willie Mason &
Owen, an acclaimed musician and music director,
co-hosted the event along with Dean-Arnette. He
revealed that his brother is currently battling lym
"It's hitting everybody's family," he said of cancer.
"We're praying for them (survivors), but remember,
the battle's not yours. It's the Lord's."
Cuthrell has become a breast cancer awareness
See Concert on A2
Anita "Boss Lady" Dean
AmetU greets the crowd.
Grant helps library better
lives of the homeless
BY TODD LUCK
It is no secret that the Central Library has
become sort of a safe haven for members of the
local homeless population. Now, library offi
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serve these patrons.
A luncheon was held
late last week to formally
announce new outreach
services that will be imple
mented with a three-year
federal Library Outreach &
Innovative Services Grant.
The library wants to
become a more valued
resource for local homeless
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men ana women oy con
necting them with the resources and services
that could help change or improve their lives.
The specifics of the program are being
See Library on A19
Photo* by "Ibdd Lock
Assistant Library Director Elizabeth Skinner with Peer
Support Specialist Jose Perez Jr.
Hkko by UyU Qanm
Major James 'Allison of the
Salvation Army of Winston
Salem sorts toys that were
donated by a generous resident
on Tuesday. The Salvation
Army, which will be supporting
more than 2,700 families in the
area this Christmas season, is
accepting monetary donations
and Angel Tree contributions
through Friday, Dec. 14. The
need is greater than ever,
Allison said. For more informa
tion, visit wwwjalvationarmy
ston-salem or call (336) 723
6366. Look for the full story on
the agency's "Secret Santa" on
our Dec. 20 edition.
Financial management program aims to make clients less dependent
n T LAY LA UAKMc*
There was a time when money
wasn't an issue for city native
Marvin "Skip" Skipworth.
He landed a minimum wage job
as a chef in a California hotel and
little by little worked his way up the
corporate ladder. His hourly wages
followed suit, rising from a modest
$5.50 per hour to more than $45 over
the course of his 16-year career.
Skipworth, a Parkland alVimnus,
admits that he was a little careless
with his cash flow.
"When I was working, I had
money. I didn't think about saving
nothing," said the 61 year-old. "The
money was basically endless."
The backsliding economy hit the
hospitality industry hard, and before
he knew it, Skipworth went from a
comfortable living to the unemploy
ment line. Then his wife passed
away, and Skipworth lost what little
financial security he had left. His
monthly income plummeted to about
10 percent of what he had earned at
die peak of his career.
"I wasn't used to living on that
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Bailey Dempsey (left) presents a certificate to Wiley Vanderburg.
Droves come out for judge's send-off celebration
Photo* by L?yU Oaim
Harts fie Id and
his wife Susie
BY LAYLA GAUMS
After 21 years on the Forsyth County District
Court bench, the Honorable Chester Davis is set to
bang his gavel for the final time.
Davis, known as one of the county's most colorful
judges, is retiring Dec. 31. The 70-year-old has been
practicing law for more than 40 years. Half of that time
was spent in a judge's robe. He was appointed to the
local District Court in 1991 and then elected and
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