Dallas ministry aims to meet refugees’ practical, emotional and spiritual…

first_imgDallas ministry aims to meet refugees’ practical, emotional and spiritual needs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (1) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Kimberly DurnanPosted Oct 14, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm YES! I thank Our God for the wonderful work being done through my Sister in Christ, Samira+, her perseverance, love of Christ, and lived faith! Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] A group of refugees sat in a semi-circle facing a large wooden cross while balancing paper plates of chicken and potato salad on their laps as their children played tag in the carpeted expanse of an adjacent room. A few Muslim women wore the traditional hijabs covering their heads while others donned shorts and t-shirts more typically seen on a hot day in Dallas. These people came from all pockets of the globe, including many from the Middle East, Asia, and South America, to Gateway of Grace, a ministry for refugees.The men and women attending the Bible Study class read and discussed scriptures in English, Farsi and Arabic. This small gathering is part of a larger ministry that meets the refugees’ practical and emotional needs such as housing, education, and friendship. However, the Rev. Samira Izadi Page, who is an Episcopal priest and director of Gateway, wants to meet their spiritual needs, as well. Page is a former Muslim who fled Iran nearly 20 years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back, making her particularly authentic in leading refugees to Christ.The Bible Study is one snapshot of many that illustrates what evangelism looks like in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. With the consecration last year of Bishop George Sumner, a new emphasis has been placed on how best to know Christ and make Him known. The focus includes determining best practices, and creating an Order of Evangelists to be spearheaded by Carrie Boren Headington, who is the diocesan evangelist. “The aim is to have a representative at each parish serving as a catalyst for missional living,” Headington said. “Each church is a local outpost for the Kingdom of God strategically placed to be a witness to its neighbors. Each member of the congregation is an ambassador in their daily lives drawing those around them to follow Jesus.”At Gateway of Grace, Page couldn’t help but compare her ministry with the old model of evangelism that sent missionaries to other countries. “God is now bringing people from all nations into the United States,” said Page who has a doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in Missiology. “These are people from countries where it would be dangerous to send missionaries. God is bringing the mission field to us.” Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Special City Council meeting becomes a City Council Workshop

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Mama Mia TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkApopka City Council Previous articleHermine gets stronger – Hurricane status expectedNext articleWhy Cruise the Panama Canal? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm September 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I do hope the Kaboom grant is a success, I really do. I hope the parks get the needed improvements for the citizens and their children to enjoy. Commissioner Becker, this Apopka City Youth Council business……..am I understanding this correctly? Are you expecting these youths to get paid for their being on this youth council?????????? I see a section about compensation and funding and staffing……Kyle you want to spend our tax dollars to teach them what the schools are suppose to teach them???? Civics and government ?????? Oh, and glorified babysitting, too? If this is the sort of information that you all are being fed at these travel to seminars and conferences at wherever, then you all need to stay home!!!! Let’s just take down the City Hall sign and put up the Apopka Youth School of Civics and Babysitting Service. Reply Reply 9 COMMENTS Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia September 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm September 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 What is next for the City of Apopka? We gonna pay children to come play on the playgrounds???center_img Also on the packet of Sept. 7, 2016, Apopka City Council Meeting ……a letter written to the mayor that we are the hometown of a champion junior bowler, and we need to recognize his accomplishments, and place signs at the entry into the city proclaiming his fame. They stated in the letter, to handle it……yes, handle it, (!!!!!!!) and put those signs up, and put some speed limit signs along the frontage of Apopka High School too, while you are at it! The Special City Council Meeting scheduled for Friday, September 2nd has been changed to a Workshop.What is the difference between a City Council Meeting and a City Council Workshop?According to the formal announcement of the now-canceled Special City Council Meeting, “All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this agenda.”The announcements for the City Council Workshop states, “Public comment will not be heard during a Workshop meeting, but public comment on Workshop items are welcome at the very next regular City Council meeting following a Workshop meeting.”Why was the Special Meeting of the City Council on 9/2/2016 replaced with a Workshop?”The Apopka Voice asked the City’s Public Information Officer, Robert Sargent, that question.  His response was, “It is a clerical correction.”According to the republished agenda the purpose of the meeting has not changed.  It is still to answer questions about donations and sponsorships towards the Kaboom grant for the Lake Avenue Park & Alonzo Williams Park.According to the workshop notice, Kaboom is currently seeking a large sponsor to fulfill the $90,000 requirement for the grant.   The sponsor(s) would be companies or organizations similar to names like Disney, SeaWorld, Snapple, Pepsi, etc…The secondary component to the Kaboom grant is the city’s required contribution of $8,500 which is to be established via fundraising or donations. Any monies collected over the city’s required $8,500 contribution would essentially go towards the maintenance fund for City parks.The workshop will be at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 2, 2016, in the City Hall Chambers. Kaboom representative, Laetitia Morrisson, will be available for questioning via conference call.Use this link to view the Workshop meeting notice.Use this link to view the original meeting notice and additional information about Kaboom and Kaboom grants. Reply Mama Mia I have just read the packet for the next council meeting of Sept 7th, 2016. OMG. Kyle, that City of Apopka Council for the Youth proposal is too much!!! With all due respect, Commissioner Becker, that is a lot of over do!! Let em’ get a few years older and they can run for the real deal. I see the City of Destin listed on some of those forms, but there is enough things for the real council to take care of, without kids sitting up there bossing us around, and taking up the city council members time. I don’t know about you, Kyle, but I don’t care for any of those Sheeler High School students sitting up there dictating what goes in this town. Please tell me this a bad nightmare. Please enter your name here September 1, 2016 at 11:02 am Mama Mia Please enter your comment! September 3, 2016 at 10:59 am Mama Mia Surprise, surprise. The only aspect of the City of Apopka’s agenda listings for the public meetings that is dependable, is their undependable nature. See what I mean?……changed, rescheduled, cancelled, re-labeled, whatever…….!!! Everyone please go buy some duct tape and place it over your mouths when you come to the city council meetings, and then, and only then, will they be soooo happy! So now there is new process?…..you may question the Kaboom representative via conference call? Oh my, I am beginning to feel like a CEO, or is that the council members who will talk to her via the conference calls at the workshop? What a joke, heeeeeheee…….!!!! Kaboom workshop went well. Everyone’s heads turned trying to find the source of the Kaboom representative’s voice via the conference call. Looking up, looking toward the walls, looking toward the ceiling. Like listening to the hall of the mountain queens…..sight unseen. This is getting entertaining, going to these various meetings, wondering what is up next………… Reply Reply So it is a workshop instead of a council meeting. No public input versus public input. My question is why does the city have to fund raise and seek donations for the required contribution of $ 8,500 toward the grant, when at the same time, the city is giving away to non-profits? They give away money to non-profit programs, then they have to in turn, go seek money from corporate sources? Mama Mia September 1, 2016 at 11:55 am September 3, 2016 at 10:49 am Is this some kind of a requirement from the grant that the $ 8,500 city’s share must be from donations and fundraisers? If so, then go ask the OCPS system for the donation amount……I think I already probably know their answer! Reply September 3, 2016 at 11:09 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Guaianaz House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

first_imgCopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943369/guaianaz-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Brazil Guaianaz House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveGuaianaz House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados Save this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A couple of philosophers presented us a uphill terrain, located between several high buildings and unfavorable solar orientation. They requested a lean project, but with a music studio and a swimming pool lane.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro KokWe designed a house with facade protected by perforated bricks and sandblasted glass that guarantee privacy without restrict the natural light. On the opposite side we proposed a living-room integrated to the courtyard and bedrooms opened to the garden with the intent to obtain the best view and insolation. Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro KokThe pool, the main component of this residence, goes under the bedrooms and integrates with the living-room. Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessA Guide to Design for DisassemblyArticlesBelfast Waterside Development by Henning Larsen Receives Planning ApprovalArchitecture News Share Guaianaz House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  16570 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943369/guaianaz-house-terra-e-tuma-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Danilo Terra, Fernanda Sakano, Juliana Terra, Pedro Tuma Manufacturers: GstarSoft, Neorex CopyAbout this officeTerra e Tuma Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinheirosResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on July 10, 2020Cite: “Guaianaz House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados” [Casa Guaianaz / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados] 10 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” 2018 Photographslast_img read more

Voicemail tool to support growth of SMS fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Voicemail tool to support growth of SMS fundraising  Photo: one new message by Nickylarson974 on Shutterstock.com  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 May 2014 | News Telephone fundraising specialists Pell & Bales have launched a new service that is designed to enhance results from SMS fundraising. Now charities can send a recorded voice message to the supporter via SMS. Once the message has been heard, the supporter can, with just one click, ask for a call-back or be put straight through to the agency’s supporter response line to talk to someone.It lets the supporter choose when to respond, rather than receive a phone call which might come at an inconvenient time. The alert can tell them who the message is from, and what it is about, and the urgency.The new service has been developed in partnership with voicemail broadcasting specialists CleverVoice .Pell & Bales say that the service “presents a big opportunity for charities to reach previously un-contactable or lapsed supporters in a way that inspires the supporter to contact them, and to do so in their own time – when convenient.”Keith Hawkins, CEO of CleverVoice said:“We are seeing amazing results particularly when the voice message comes from a celebrity, and for the charity sector there is definitely a place for sending a voice message direct from a beneficiary or field worker.”Bethan Holloway, Client Services Director at Pell & Bales commented that the service “blends the space between inbound and outbound messaging, and places control in the hands of the supporter”.Other charities that have used CleverVoice include WaterAid for its 2012 The Big Dig and The Bob Champion Cancer Trust.You can try a demo message via CleverVoice or watch a demo: Tagged with: Pell & Bales sms Technology Telephone fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Power to Change deposits £5m in Charity Bank

first_img Charity Bank has received a £5 million deposit from independent charitable trust Power to Change.The deposit will increase Charity Bank’s lending capabilities, improving access to finance for charities and social enterprises.Organisations helped by Charity Bank include Imago, a social action charity supporting communities across the South of England which purchased a new premises with funding from Charity Bank, and Burton Street Foundation, a community benefit society in Sheffield which has also been supported in the past by Power to Change. Burton Street Foundation works with almost 250 adults and 50 children every week, with needs ranging from moderate learning difficulties, to profound and multiple learning disabilities.Ed Siegel, Chief Executive at Charity Bank commented:“Responsible investment is an important and growing area of focus for many charities and social enterprises. This deposit from Power to Change will undoubtedly help us in our mission to provide social enterprises with the financial resources they need to help vulnerable people and communities across the UK, outcomes which, we understand, are supportive of the social objectives of Power to Change.”Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive at Power to Change said: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 July 2019 | News “Power to Change exists to create better places through community business and we know that by saving with Charity Bank, our cash is being used as a powerful tool for social change. The deposit we’ve made will support Charity Bank in tackling some of the most challenging societal issues facing the UK today, while still earning a good rate of interest, which is great news for our endowment and for improving lives.”  243 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Power to Change deposits £5m in Charity Bank Tagged with: Finance About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  242 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Caracol Radio car-bomb bodes ill five days after new president’s installation

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas RSF_en A car bomb exploded at around 5:30 this morning outside the Bogotá building that houses Caracol Radio, one of Colombia’s leading radio stations, and the bureau of the Spanish news agency EFE, causing the roof to collapse and inflicting minor injuries on nine people. The radio station had been broadcasting a news programme for 30 minutes when the bomb went off. Caracol Radio manager Darío Arizmendi covered the aftermath of the bombing live on the air until evacuated by police. He called it an attack on press freedom but said it would not silence the station. “They will not make us return to the past,” said María Isabel Rueda of La W Radio (a member of the Caracol media group), alluding to the bombings that were an almost daily occurrence in the 1980s. Juan Manuel Santos, a former journalist who was sworn in as Colombia’s new president just five days ago, rushed to the scene of the bombing and pledged to “combat the terrorists.”“We voice our support for our colleagues at Caracol Radio and EFE and we hope these two media will be able to continue operating,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also hope the victims recover quickly from their injuries.”Coming less than a week after the new president’s installation, the explosion sends a very bad signal for Colombia’s media and the country as a whole. The authorities need to respond with caution to the bombing, which has not been claimed by any group. Who are the terrorists that President Santos referred to? The “war against terror” took a heavy toll on the media under the previous administration. A serious and impartial investigation, one that rules out no hypothesis, is needed to determine who was responsible to this criminal act. to go further ColombiaAmericas News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America August 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Caracol Radio car-bomb bodes ill five days after new president’s installation Newscenter_img Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Follow the news on Colombia Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

20 bags of mephadrone seized in Castlderg

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Police have seized 20 bags of suspected mephedrone during a drugs operation.The bags of white powder were recovered during a search by police officers in Castlederg, Co Tyrone, on Friday, but details have just been released by the PSNI.The seizure is believed to be the first of its kind in the North West and comes just weeks after a new law was passed to make the possession and the taking of mephedrone a criminal offence.Six properties were searched and the bags of white powder were found in two of the properties. No arrests were made but police said they are continuing to make enquiries.Area Commander Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said the seizure, coupled with the recovery of 40 cannabis plants last week in Artigarvan, demonstrated that police had the capability to tackle the drugs problem that currently exsists in the Strabane District area. News Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleCalls for Lifford hospital campaign to go nationalNext articleTwo young men killed in Fanad crash News Highland 20 bags of mephadrone seized in Castlderg By News Highland – May 25, 2010 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Supreme Court Formed Farm Laws Committee Submits Its Report In Sealed Cover

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Formed Farm Laws Committee Submits Its Report In Sealed Cover Sparsh Upadhyay31 March 2021 4:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court-appointed 3 member committee for the purpose of holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers to resolve the protests over the three contentious farm laws has submitted its report to the Apex Court in a sealed cover. As reported by news agency ANI, the committee’s report states that around 85 farmer organizations have been consulted to find a solution…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court-appointed 3 member committee for the purpose of holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers to resolve the protests over the three contentious farm laws has submitted its report to the Apex Court in a sealed cover. As reported by news agency ANI, the committee’s report states that around 85 farmer organizations have been consulted to find a solution to the deadlock with the protesting farmers who have been camping at the borders around Delhi for over 4 months. Quoting agricultural economist Anil Ghanvat (who is one of the members of the committee), news portal Hindustan Times reported that the report has been submitted in the Supreme Court in a sealed cover envelope on March 19. The Supreme Court is set to hear the matter on 05th April. The Supreme Court on Tuesday (12th January) constituted a 4-member committee for the purpose of holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers to resolve the protests over the three contentious farm laws. A notable feature of the composition of the committee was that all four members- BS Mann, Ashok Gulati, Dr Pramod Kumar Joshi and Anil Ghanwat- have expressed open views in support of the implementation of farm laws. However, later on, S. Bhupinder Singh Mann recused himself from the 4-member committee constituted by Supreme Court The Supreme Court formed the committee while suspending the implementation of three farm laws until further orders. “We are going to suspend the implementation of the three farm laws until further orders. We will also constitute a Committee,” the Supreme Court had said while hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Farm Laws/ seeking removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders. The three contentious farm laws are: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.Next Storylast_img read more

Hale honored for longtime service to agriculture

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Randy Hale, district conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, is the recipient of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee 2011 Service to Agriculture Award.Under Hale’s leadership, as chairman of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee, the Pike County Farm-City Committee was named the 2010 Best Farm-City Committee of cities less than 35,000 and also received a National Farm City Award as one of the committees that does an outstanding job of promoting the partnership between the urban and rural communities.Jeff Knotts, county executive director Pike-Bullock FSA, said Hale’s leadership played an important role the committee’s recognition on both the state and national levels. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Hale honored for longtime service to agriculture Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Hale received a degree in agriculture from Auburn University in 1972 and went to work with the NRCS upon graduation.He has worked with the NRS for 37 years and counting, 34 of those years have been in Pike County.“When Gail and I came to Troy, we didn’t know one person,” Hale said. “But we were made to feel right at home and we’ve been ‘at home’ ever since. I enjoy my work and I enjoy dealing with people. The NRCS has been a good life for me.”Hale admitted that he is “retirement age” and is considering purchasing a comfortable rocking chair “before too long.”“I do think about retirement often,” he said. “But, when I do retire, I’ll still stay involved with agriculture in some way. I’ve been a member of the Pike County Farm-City Committee for 34 years and that’s something I would probably want to continue when I retire.“I enjoy gardening, work working, electrical work and appliance repair, especially the repair of antique appliances. But right now, I’m still working and I enjoying it. Retirement can wait… a little while.” Print Article Email the author “I have worked with Randy for about 10 years and I’ve known him to be nothing less than professional,” Knotts said. “He has been a strong supporter of agriculture in Pike County and has been very good for Pike County on the conservation side. He is always willing to help other agencies to make sure what needs to be done gets completed.”Tammy Powell, who recently retired as Pike County Extension coordinator, had a working relationship with Hale for 25 years.“Through Randy’s job with the NRCS, he provided the technical expertise to farmers, landowners and the municipalities in the county,” Powell said. “Extension was the education arm so we worked together often. He is someone who can be depended on and trusted to do his job and do it right.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Vets names to join memorial wall Four deceased Pike County veterans will be honored at the Veterans Day program at Bicentennial Park in Troy at 10… read more Published 11:16 pm Thursday, November 10, 2011 Powell said Hale has always been a ready voice for many of the county’s civic clubs and a strong community supporter.“Randy has been involved in different avenues in the community as well as in the agricultural community,” she said. “He is dedicated to his work and is constantly trying to improve and learn more things. As things change, he changes with them.”Hale is a native of Cherokee County and was raised on a small farm with a grade B dairy.“Our farm produced cotton, corn, forages and beef cattle,” Hale said. “We always had a big garden and I participated in 4-H for 13 years and was the state winner in gardening in 1967. I was also in FFA, so I was around agriculture all of my early years. I just had a passion for agriculture and I wanted to be in some form of agriculture when I ‘grew up.’”last_img read more

Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

first_imgNashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said.The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after a patron at the restaurant outside Nashville wrestled the rifle away from him, police said. Police on Sunday morning were using dogs and a helicopter to search a wooded area near the restaurant where the gunman was last seen.A witness of the shooting, Chuck Cordero, 50, told ABC News that he had just pulled up to the Waffle House in Antioch when gunfire broke out.“He was only wearing a jacket and nothing else on,” Cordero, a roadside-assistance worker, said of the gunman.Police said two of the dead were shot outside the restaurant and one inside. A fourth person died at the hospital. Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville was also treating two other people who were shot in the incident that occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.The person who wrestled the rifle away from the shooter is a “hero,” police said.Cordero used the same word.“There’s a hero,” Cordero said. “I don’t know what his name is, but there’s a gentleman who was in there, who when this guy stopped to reload or stopped to do something with his gun, he took that opportunity and wrestled the guy till the gun went flying and then the dude took off running.”“I talked to him afterward and told him, ‘You are a hero, man,’ because had that guy reloaded, there were plenty more people in that restaurant,” he said.But the courageous patron, identified as James Shaw Jr., 29, refused to call himself a hero.“I don’t really know, when everyone said that [of being a hero], it feels selfish,” Shaw told The Tennessean newspaper of Nashville. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”Shaw said that when the gunfire broke, a bullet grazed his elbow as he ducked for cover near the restaurant’s restroom. He said that when he saw the gunman look down at his weapon apparently to reload, he made his move.“When he [the gunman] came in, I [distinctly] remember thinking that he is going to have to work for this kill,” Shaw said. “I had a chance to stop him and thankfully I stopped him. I grabbed the gun and kept it down. He had one hand on it. I pulled it away and threw it over the bar.”Cordero said there were about 30 people in the restaurant at the time of the shooting.He said the first victim, a man, was shot in the head and killed at the front door of the restaurant. He said the second victim was his friend, a cook at the Waffle House, who was outside on a cigarette break when he, too, was fatally shot in the head while trying to run from the gunman.“Once he started shooting inside I dropped to the ground and I started to crawl around my car because I didn’t know if he was gonna come after me,” Cordero told ABC News. “So I was able to see his feet from underneath the car. Once he went inside I tried to run across the parking lot and I fell because my legs just … I was scared.”Cordero said the gunman did not say anything during the rampage. He said there were about 30 people inside the Waffle House when the shooting erupted.Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said the suspect arrived at the restaurant in a gold pickup truck and waited four minutes before getting out and unleashing a barrage of gunfire.“He was wearing only a green jacket, no pants, no shirt,” Aaron said at a news conference outside the restaurant about 9 a.m.He confirmed that a 29-year-old patron in the restaurant intervened to stop the shooting.“He is the hero here and no doubt he saved many lives by wrestling away the gun and tossing it over the counter,” Aaron said.He said the courageous patron suffered an injured elbow and abrasions while battling the gunman. He was taken to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.Aaron said the gunman shed his jacket while wrestling with the patron and ran from the restaurant, leaving his truck parked outside. The truck was registered to Reinking, he said.Police found several ammunition cartridges in the gunman’s jacket left at the scene, Aaron said.Aaron said police believe Reinking ran to a nearby apartment complex where he lives, put on a pair of pants and ran into the nearby woods shirtless.He said three victims died at the scene, two outside and one inside. A fourth victim died at Vanderbilt Hospital.Aaron said some of the injured victims were cut by flying glass when the gunman fired through the front window. Of the eight victims injured, six had gunshot wounds, he said.He said Reinking’s has an Illinois driver’s license and is known to law enforcement in Illinois. Reinking is believed to be from Morton, Illinois, but had been living in the Nashville area, Aaron said.A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.Antioch is a suburban neighborhood about 12 miles southeast of downtown Nashville.There were 35 officers from three precincts responding to the shooting, police said. The FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents were also assisting in the investigation.Pat Warner, director of public relations and external affairs for Waffle House, called it a “very troubling” situation.“We are sending our corporate team from Atlanta and heading to Nashville now,” Warner said. “Our thoughts are with those affected.”“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” Waffle House said later in a statement. “Right now, our first thoughts are with the victims and their families, and we will be there for them in this most difficult time. We are still gathering the details, and so we do not have much information to share … This is a very sad day for the Waffle House family.”Nashville Mayor David Briley released a statement on Twitter, saying, “It’s a tragic day for our city anytime people lose their lives at the hands of a gunman. My heart goes out to the families & friends of every person who was killed or wounded in this morning’s shooting. I know all of their lives will be forever changed by this devasting crime.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more