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A mortgage burning ceremony was held June 30 for the Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Association at the Round Island Mission Center. Church representatives who posed on June 22 in advance of the ceremony, front row from left, are John Irvin of Mount Pisgah, James Jamar of St. John, Damon Betts of Little Zion, Larry Lockett of New Hopewell, Mike Bailey of Peace, J.E. Turnbore of Peace; back row from left, Willie Byrd of Grace, Corey Thomas of New Beria, Jothan White of David Temple, Jermaine Turner of Pine Grove, Timothy Townsend of Mount Nebo and James Lucas of Little Ezekiel.

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