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St. Mary Parish Holds Lenten Fish Fries

PIQUA — St. Mary’s Parish begins their six week Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School. This will be the first of six fish fries held during Lent. They will all take place on Fridays.

The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

Piqua Catholic School is located at 503 W. North St. in Piqua. St. Mary’s Parish is located at 310 S. Downing St. in Piqua and can be contacted at (937) 773-1327.

Immaculate Conception Church Fish Fry

BRADFORD — Immaculate Conception Church will hold a Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 12, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Fish Fry will be held in the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall located on Buckneck Road.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5.50 for kids eight years old and under.

The menu includes fish, french fries, cole slaw or applesauce, and a dinner roll. Desserts and drinks cost extra.

Black History Month seminars continue

PIQUA — The next Black History Month seminar, titled “The Randolph’s: A Slave Mentality and/or Let’s Just Move On,” will be held on Tuesday Feb.16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m.

This seminar will focus on a historical overview of the enslavement and manumission story of the John Randolph slaves and their struggle for freedom and dignity in their emigration into the Upper Miami Valley of Ohio. A commentary on who should frame the narrative will embody a dialogue on slave or freedmen identities and how best to utilize the Sankofa principles in honoring the ancestors and the responsibility of “training up” our children in the present to reflect a knowledge of who they are which will liberate them to achieve and prosper into the future. The complacent perspective is that the past struggles have successfully built an American post-racial society.

Key words, names and phrases to be discussed include the Sankofa proverb of “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten” [or were never taught], manumission, Emlen Institute, Carthagena, assimilation, New Bremen, Mercer County Resolution, Fear, Mob mentality and white privilege, Catholic complicity, the Johnston Farm and Friends, Rossville, lineage certifications, the browning of America, PROD, AAGGMV, a monolithic culture, and Marianne Williamson.

The final seminars, titled “Healing: Being likeminded in creating “a more perfect union” by way of an inclusive heritage,” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6:30-8 p.m.

The seminars are free and open to the public. They will take place at Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church located at 320 Park Ave. in Piqua.

Those interested in attending any one or all of the above offered free seminars may contact Larry Hamilton by way of email at or a social media message through Facebook of your desire to register to attend any one or all of the seminars.

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