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Meet Candace House; Minister, Author, Entrepreneur,  Humanitarian, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Hostess of a television Christian talk show and three radio talk shows, all presented by Candace House Ministries. Candace is the founder and CEO of The World Education Network, Inc. (TWEN). TWEN provides elementary thru college level courses as well as vocational courses on-line for at risk youth and homeschoolers. TWEN is in the process of constructing a school in Ghana that will house 1200 students. The completion date is the summer of 2009. Candace is also the founder of Ruach Chayah Global Ministries, and is the author of three books entitled "Shut The Door It Is Well", "What is God Eating", and her recently released "You Frame Your World By The Words You Say, Change Your Words Change Your Life" all of which are available at, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Walden Books, Book Sense,, and others. Candace is the daughter of Pastor Milton Mosby and Mattie McClerklin Mosby of Columbia, S.C.  You may visit this superstar and anointed Child of God and order her books by following the links below. We love you, Candace, and may God continue to use you in a mighty way!

The World Education Network (TWEN)

Candace House's Storefront

Candace House and Today's Breathing Room

It's Time To Breathe

Shirley McClerklin-Motley

On Saturday, January 28 2006 a Black Tie Affair in recognition of Shirley McClerklin Motley was held at the Eau Claire Print Building in Columbia, S.C. The event was a surprise event given in her honor in recognition for accomplishments too numerous to list in their totality, but to name a few,
Shirley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Benedict College with a B.S. in Social Work and a Certification in Child Protective Services. She was the recipient of the Minority Biological Access Research Careers Scholarship, Who's Who Among American University and College Students, the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, and the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Upon completion of her Undergraduate studies, Shirley attended the Advanced Standing Program as a University of South Carolina Minority Fellow, where she received her Masters in Social Work. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the College of Social Work wih a cognate in Criminal Justice.
Shirley is currently an Associate Professor of Social Work at Coker College where she serves on the Curriculum Committee, Faculty Advisor to AA Sisterhood, and Co-Director of AA Studies. She is also and Adjunct Professor at the W.L. Bonner College where she serves as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee. In her "spare time" Shirley lectures on a local and national basis and has taught Understanding European Welfare Policy in London, England. 

During Coker College's 2008 graduation ceremony, Shirley was named Master Professor by the graduating body.  This is the highest honor a professor can receive.  In addition, Shirley was appointed Director of Coker's Social Work Program.   She has also been given the assignment to establish a Spanish Infusion Program for Social work Majors at Universitad Instituto Chac Mool in Mexico. She has made one trip to Mexico, and next May she will return for three weeks where she will teach a May interim course at the institute and where she and Coker students will take the first Spanish Immersion Course.  Last year Shirley was the Keynote Speaker at the South Carolina Drug School, and this year she was presenter at the S.C. National Association of Social Workers in March and the S.C. Youth Council in May, 2008.

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60 and Sensational!
This lovely lady is none other than the vivacious Velma Sims, who celebrated her 60th birthday from February 17th-21st in Fort Lauderdale Florida! (Some of us only get one day) Velma is the daughter of Pansy McClurkin-Williams of Chester, S.C. and the grand-daughter of John and Emma McClurkin. The pictures tell the tale of the revelry of the occasion.

Margaret, Velma, Bambi, Pam and Cookie

Velma kissing Humpty Dumpty..for good luck?

Bambi, Cookie and Velma. What's for dessert?

Happy Anniversary

Now That's a 60th Anniversary Kiss!

The Honorees, Willie and Odessa McClurkin

The Honorees with daughter, Laverne "Bunny" McClurkin Price

'Dessa and Pianelius "Penny" Howell

The Lovebirds

More Lovebirds, "Bunny" with husband, Wesley Price

Darlene, Bunny and Willie, Jr.

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Cookie, Velma and Margaret

Bambi, Cookie & Velma, "up a tree" literally!

Bambi, Margaret, Cookie and Velma

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Odessa and Willie McClurkin's 60th Anniversary Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ship "Explorer of the Seas" was a whopping success. Back on dry land and "home turf" these two lovebirds are basking in the memories of their Caribbean Cruise to Bermuda from July 29th - August 3, 2007. Check out the pictures!

The Ship

The Upper Deck and Pool Area

Darrell and Ashton

Willie, Jr. and Ashton

Willie, a Hell's Angel?

Willie, Jr. "Waverider"

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