Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ and The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston Inc. will be giving away senior food boxes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 2628 Ball St. in Galveston.

It’s for ages 60 and older and requires identification. The congregation’s Chosen Ones Outreach Ministry sponsors these offerings.

“We’re also looking for donations for our emergency food bank as well as the regular distribution,” said the Rev. Edward Lawson, who heads the ministry. “They can call me for pickup of non-perishable foods. We distribute clothes and food on the fourth Friday every month.”

Chosen Ones also provides furniture and other items for those in need on a case-by-case basis.

For details or donations, call Lawson at 409-497-2138.


The annual E.G. Davis Scholarship Program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 3506 Ave. N 1/2 in Galveston.

Jalisha Montgomery won the Davis scholarship in 2008.

“Receiving this award has been a blessing in my life,” Montgomery said. “It has allowed me to further my education in child care administration at the College of the Mainland so that I might be able to work with children on a higher level. Deacon E.G. Davis was a blessing in my life. Being a proud recipient of this award has taught me to never give up, always keep God first in all things.”

Crystal Bivens was the 2012 scholarship winner. She went on to become a certified nursing assistant.

“It made me very excited to know that I can do anything that I put my mind to after receiving this scholarship,” she said. “It helped me to pay for my books and other materials that I needed when I went to Galveston College.”

For details, call 409-763-5586.


Trinity Lutheran Church will honor its veterans at 10 a.m. May 28 at 2024 12th Ave. in La Marque. The church will have its annual “roll call of veterans.” This event seeks to honor both veterans past and present. Special hymns will be sung as part of the service.

“We’re going to do this just before Memorial Day to honor all the current and former members of our armed services,” said the Rev. Clarence Magee, pastor of Trinity. “And, we may have a special guest or two.”

For details, call 409-935-6004.


Update: We’d argue that you can trust your local newspaper, but the national media isn’t doing as well, according to the latest from the Pew Research Forum. They put it just ahead of social media as a reliable news source. Which is to say that Facebook garners about as much trust for news reporting as do any of the industry giants.

“Just one-fifth of adults say they trust information they get from national news organizations a lot,” the report stated. “Even as we know, Americans rely heavily on social media for their news — which is often at least partly filled by posts from friends and family — they continue to have very low trust in information from social networking sites. Just 5 percent of web-using U.S. adults have a lot of trust in the information they get there.”

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