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DOH to Host Annual Wheel-Out Event: Get Fit to Fight Diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and its community partners will host the 3rd…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Deaths — St. Croix
Marie B. Payne Thurland Dies at 50

Marie B. Payne Thurland of Estate La Grande Princesse died on March 26, at the CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center. She was 50 years old.
She is survived by her spouse, George Thurland Sr.; father, Leno Claxton; daughter, Linnea Thurland; sons: George Thurland Jr. and Will Thurland II; in-laws: Will Thurland, Modesta Thurland, Gotfred Thurland Sr., Karen C. Thurland, Niels Thurland, Anne L. Thurland, Cuqui Cedeno, Johanna T. Ireland and Michael Barton; daughter-in-law, Shalimar Thurland; sisters: Pamela Cedeno, Heather Payne, Charlene Richardson, Clara Barton and Jacqueline Richardson; brothers: Robert Payne, Rudolph Payne and Kelvin Payne; and nieces: Cynthia Terry, Sylvia Horsford, Clarissa Horsford, Lashida Crosby, Lisa Horsford, Sandra Cedeno, Kelisha Payne, Symone Barton, Jasmine Payne, K'Mya Thurland, Vanessa Thurland, Karissa Thurland Perez and Melissa T. Rosario.
She is also survived by nephews: Robert Payne, Jr., Dezonie Payne, Nigel Horsford, Rayelle Payne, Malik Barton, Rineil Payne, Lyon Payne, Isaiah Desouza, Christian Barton, Chaquannie Payne, Brandon Hatcher II and Gotfred Thurland Jr; great nieces: Chyna Horsford, Shelly Terry and Kay'la Horsford; great nephews: Jahmir Harris, Joe Crosby and Joelen Crosby; aunt, Gloria Lake; uncles: Robert Taylor and Rudolph Williams; special friends: Joyce Horsford, Beulah Francois, Paul Horsford, Crefton Richardson, Ivy Henneman, Charles and Marion Barton, Andrea Jensen and Carmen Williams; cousins and other relatives: Deon Williams, Michael Simmonds, Nigel Williams, Cashey Williams, Morris Williams, Allister Williams, Agnita Hodge, Bernandine Lake, Samantha Sperry, Denise Frank and Iston Williams; as well as other relatives and rriends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery, Veterans Section.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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