The 18th Black History Program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Community Center. There won’t be a featured speaker this year. Instead, said coordinator Sandra Sudduth, the afternoon will focus on the youth and the community.

Ruth Cheatwood worked at a number of jobs until she was hired as an administrative support assistant at the Wildlife and Fresh Water Fisheries office on Alabama 21 between Jacksonville and Piedmont in 2005. Her supervisor is Capt. Jim Kirkland.

Recently I heard Annie Gaspard Lindor speak. She is from Haiti, and her bright personality enhanced her interaction with a group of high school students. A language teacher at the school invited her because of Lindor’s ability to speak three languages: French, Creole, and English.