On Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11:00 a.m., Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will observe Black History. The honorary speaker will be Dr. Ray Mobley, one of Madison's first black veterinarians. The public is cordially invited to attend. Dr. Ray Mobley is a full professor and the Director of the Animal/Veterinary Medicine Program for the cooperative extension program at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Dr. Mobley is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Florida and is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. Dr. Mobley was born and raised in Madison. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mobley. He is a 1967 graduate of Madison County Training School and received his BS degree in Animal Science from FAMU. He was chosen as a who's who among students on American Colleges and Campuses. He is married to Donna Humes Mobley and they have three children, four granddaughters and seven godchildren. Dr. Mobley is a retired LTC, having served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps for 22 years. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Joint Services Meritorious Service Award, the Army Meritorious Service Award, the Army Commendation Medal and he was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, Southside Rotary Club of Tallahassee and he is a former member of Scabbards and Blades. His university awards include the Superior Accomplishment Award and Extension Outreach Excellence Award. These are just a few of the numerous awards received by Dr. Mobley. He is a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee where he serves as youth director. Genesis Missionary Baptist Church is honored to have this distinguished hometown black man, who is humble and has never forgotten his roots. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at Genesis. The public is invited to celebrate. Genesis MB Church is located at 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway, Madison.