The MOBO – Music of Black Origin – Awards was established in 1996 to recognize artistes of any ethnicity or nationality performing music related to the black culture. 2018 Grammy nominee Damian “Junior Gong” Marley on Wednesday, walked away with the award for Best Reggae Act at the MOBO Awards.The MOBO – Music of Black Origin – Awards was established in 1996 to recognize artistes of any ethnicity or nationality performing music related to the black culture.The 22nd staging of the event took place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.This is the second time that Marley, the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has won the award. He first won in 2005.Other nominees in the category this year were Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx and Popcaan, who took the trophy in 2016 and 2015.Marley and Chronixx are both nominees in the Best Reggae Album Grammy category. The awards are to be announced and presented at Madison Square Gardens in New York City in January, 2018.
Billy BickelBillie L. Bickel, age 79, life long Wellington resident, died early Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at her home. Â She was a homemaker and a retired inspector at Oxwell, Inc.Billie L. (Mitchell) Bickel was born on August 17, 1933 in Wellington to William Lou Mitchell and Georgia Estelle (Stamm) Mitchell.Â She was a Wellington High School graduate with the Class of 1951.She married Clifford E. Bickel on March 7, 1969 in Wellington, KS.She was a member of the First Christian Church, CWF Womenâ€™s group at the church, and the Whirl-A-Ways Square Dancing Club.Â She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband and traveling in their RV.She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter; two brothers; one sister; three grandsons; one great grandson; and one great granddaughter.Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Clifford of Wellington; sons, Steve Glenn and his wife Gayle of Mayfield and Gary Bickel and his wife Virginia of Wellington; daughters, Sherlene Rowe and her husband Ron of Caldwell and Becca Dixon and her husband Mike of Wellington; brother, Jack Mitchell of Wellington; 16 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and 13 great great grandchildren.Memorial Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.Â Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.Â There will be a private family burial at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.A memorial has been established with St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Hospital.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net