New Facebook page to showcase Anglican Communion life, ministry

first_img By ACNS staffPosted Mar 5, 2014 Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Facebook page to showcase Anglican Communion life, ministry Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Social Media Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] Social media posts about life and ministry of the Anglican/Episcopal world are being shared on a new Facebook page facebook.com/TheAnglicanCommunion.While AnglicanNews.org and its Facebook page have been sharing news from around the Anglican Communion for the past few years, other non-news posts have been confined to individual accounts unless intentionally shared.The new Facebook page aims to gather the best posts from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and elsewhere into one place and – in conjunction with the Twitter account @acoffice – to give visitors and followers a birds-eye view of Communion activity.“We have volunteers from Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and Latin Americe, and Europe who will be posting and reposting anything they think will interest Anglicans and Episcopalians around the globe,” said Jan Butter, director for communication at the Anglican Communion Office.“There are now so many Anglican Communion members, churches and initiatives sharing on these digital platforms that we thought it would make sense to create one place where at least the highlights could appear.”Butter added that he has encouraged the volunteers to post in their own languages where possible to reflect the global nature of the Anglican Communion’s faith tradition.The Anglican Communion Facebook page joins AnglicanNews.org, the @acoffice Twitter account, the Anglican Communion News Service Facebook page and the Anglican Communion website, and the Anglican Communion Office’s issuu.com account as yet another digital channel providing news, information and resources to members of the Anglican/Episcopal community worldwide.last_img read more

Apopka grandmother inspires Thanksgiving blessings for 5 lucky families

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Ferices Truth Holmes (“Mawmaw”) finding ways, even in a nursing home, to live life fully with a smile LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Farices Truth Holmes, born August 22,1927 and died July 15, 2020, was just one person to the world; but to the many ‘one’s who knew her, she was the world, and meant the world, to them.By Denise Connell, PublisherWhile the world was awed by the first transatlantic telephone call made from New York City to London in 1927, there was a tiny call – first breaths made – from a baby girl born in Macon, Georgia, that no one heard but her family.While the world tracked the movements of World War II aircraft and ships across the Atlantic in 1940, no one tracked the movements of the now 13 year old girl and her family across the southern landscape from Georgia to Florida.And while the world traced the lives of one celebrity after another, one civil rights activist after another, one president, inventor, author, mover and shaker after another from 1940 to 2020 – no one traced, or followed, or heralded the life of this girl… turned young adult… turned mother… turned neighbor… friend… grandmother those eight decades she lived at 19 West 18th Street in South Apopka. No one but her family. No one but her neighbors. No one but her friends, and church, and community within the five mile radius she could walk.Farices Truth Holmes, born August 22,1927 and died July 15, 2020, was just one person to the world; but to the many ‘one’s who knew her, she was the world, and meant the world, to them.I first learned of Holmes last Thursday when The Apopka Voice received an email asking if we could share an invitation of Thanksgiving blessing for five families. The email was from Apopka resident Cherlette McCullough, Holmes’ granddaughter, who wanted to honor her “Mawmaw” by giving to families in need this season – specifically single moms, those affected by COVID, or struggling with cancer.It is not unusual for a person to be stirred to give to those in need at Thanksgiving or Christmas; but it is unusual to hear such action as a response to the passing of one’s relative. You expect grieving, yes. Sorrow, yes. Going inward… lamenting the loss… carrying the weight of darkness, yes… for the light of this precious life has gone out. These are natural, and even healthy responses during times of loss. And expected.What is unexpected, less common, is the step beyond the grief – the urge to give, acted upon; the desire to honor, manifested. What is unexpected is when loss drives a person to more life, to living in a way that the light of this cherished person keeps on shining in tangible, other-focused, and impacting ways.Unless…Unless you’ve held star-shine in your hands and felt it in your heart.Have you ever seen a shooting star? You see it suddenly come to life and blaze across the sky, an unexpected surprise, an arc of brilliance that is all too brief. And, as soon as it ends, you want to see it again. You keep looking to the heavens, hoping the blaze and brilliance will come once more. It’s rare and beautiful and stays with you long after the light fades.Farices Holmes was such a light, leaving her family and friends with singular and impacting memories and moments that sparkled like stars in their hands.“She was a woman of great faith, love and humor,” wrote McCullough. She had a “heart for helping people… sense of humor in spite of life’s challenges and… ability to think about any situation and come up with a solution. She always reminded me to keep God first, and to never let go of [His] hand.”Her granddaughter shared that Mawmaw “loved her hometown of Apopka”, most especially “the relationships she built over the years with other Apopkans”. She “enjoyed being able to go to the market… church… the hair salon, and mechanic all within a five mile radius. She loved where she lived, across from Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, because she loved her daily routine of watching the kids go to school, get on the bus…” That and gardening. “She thoroughly enjoyed being in her yard… gardening and purchasing things for her yard.” This was her community. Her family. Her life. She was proud of it, cherished it, and found ways to bring light to it wherever she was.“Mawmaw”, seated in the middle, surrounded by family Thanksgiving 2019That light came in a variety of ways. McCullough remembers the physical strength of her Mawmaw, and the fun memories that stayed with her because of it. “She would put me and my cousin, Kerry, in the back basket of her three-wheeler bike and ride us all around the neighborhood. Keep in mind, we were no lightweight children,” McCullough shared with a reminiscing smile. She also recalled Mawmaw’s ‘pretties’. Laughing, McCullough shared that Mawmaw’s home was “high fashioned decorated” and we were “not allowed to play in the house or walk back and forth. She would say ‘Sit down’ and ‘Do not touch Mawmaw pretties’… meaning do not touch her lavish decor.” The laughter accompanying the memory told more than the words conveyed. Mawmaw had style, yes, and she loved her grandkids, deeply; but while the love was clear, so were her firm lines with those she valued, teaching respect, and manners, and how to keep hold of those things held most dear.Most dearly held by Holmes, besides her family, was helping those in need.When she was still living on her own on 18th Street, she would often go to the market and purchase groceries for her neighbors and their children who were struggling. And when, in her last years she had to transition to a nursing home in town, she continued to find ways of making life a little better, a little brighter, for those around her. She would often share her own food with other residents, and when she would learn of a friend there who didn’t have family like she did, who didn’t have anyone buying things for them like she did, Holmes would make sure her own family would purchase “goodies” for them, making sure her nursing home neighbors knew they were not alone.A shooting star finds its way to blaze and shine, no matter the where or when, no matter how long or short the spans. If you’re lucky enough to see one or two in your life… if you’re lucky to know one or two like Holmes… you know the cherished moments melt like snowflakes, but last a lifetime in your heart.McCullough felt this. Feels this. Knows this full well. It was her Mawmaw who brought light in so many ways, and who inspired her – not so much with her words as with the life she lived – to keep that light shining bright after she had passed.And that’s just what McCullough and her husband are doing, and why she sent the email last week. “Would you help me spread the word to Apopka residents?” Their way of honoring their grandmother who died at the age of 93 “due to complications from COVID-19”? Bless five families.Passing on the light. Keeping the blaze of brilliant love shining bright.The details are in the flier below. Take it, share it, get the word out to those you love. Nominate yourself or a family you know that’s struggling. There is criteria to qualify: Be a single mother, live in the Apopka area, have three or more children, be affected by COVID-19. Three families will receive the blessing of a Thanksgiving meal, and two families who are wrestling through the challenges of cancer, will be blessed through the services of the local nonprofit Compassionate Hands & Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach. All of these blessings are being passed on from Holmes’ legacy of love, now through the hands and hearts of McCullough and her husband.Author Marie Benton Lyons Ray wrote, “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late”.Holmes lived her life as she lived her moments – fully, generously, with love leading the way. She left these moments and memories sparkling in her family’s hands, and they too are living their moments this season fully, generously, with love leading the way.Thank you Farices Truth Holmes. Thank you Cherlette McCullough, to you and your family. Your one life given in love inspired, and inspires.One moment at a time… one person choosing to act… multiplied across our lifetimes… makes the darkest nights shine bright.What about you and I?We, too, have moments and opportunities with our families and neighbors, everyday, “sparkling like a star… and melting like a snowflake”. We, too, can be lights in the darkest night, this season and beyond.The Apopka sky is waiting. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBlessingCancerCOVID-19Families in NeedFarices Truth HolmesGivingMawmawSingle MomsThanksgiving Previous articleApopka Native serves on board USS Ronald Reagan during Japan-U.S. combat readiness exerciseNext articleTreatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Abdel & Marijke / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

first_img Photographs Save this picture!© Atelier Vens Vanbelle+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Abdel and Marijke have just retired. They lived in a large house, built in the 1980s. Their three children had just left the house, and their house had grown too large and defects in the house were gradually emerging. Instead of patching up their home, they made a more radical but conscious choice: they decided to sell their home and look for a home tailored to their new lifestyle: compact, completely renewed and with a manageable garden.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleDuring their search, they came across a bungalow from the 60s, which was in a bad condition. A thorough renovation was needed, but this was precisely where the potential was to fully commemorate the bungalow in function of their way of life. The bungalow had a number of advantages: everything is on the ground floor, and around it was a 5-meter wide garden.Save this picture!Plan newThe front garden and the side garden strip on the north were arranged in function of privacy and accessibility. Here are the driveway, carport, garden shed and access to the property. The ‘quiet’ spaces were provided at the front: the bedroom, two guest rooms and bathroom, while the living spaces are located at the rear. Central to the building volume the entrance and a covered terrace were inserted. These simultaneously form the separation and connection between these two zones.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleBecause the pensioners are often at home, the house was given a holiday feeling. The tranquility, the materials and the light ensure that the house is quiet and pleasant. The red color of the house is a reference to the red earth color that is found in Morocco, the home country of Abdel. The fine white steel structure gives the house a quirky and calm character, and masks the old façade articulation.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleThe house gives shape to a contemporary phenomenon: how do you deal with aging, and how can the architecture adjust and offer a different range of qualities?Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleProject gallerySee allShow lessCosta Brava House / Roman Izquierdo BouldstridgeSelected ProjectsThe Versatility of Gabion Walls, From Infrastructure to Urban FurnitureArticles Share Abdel & Marijke / Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this projectSaveAbdel & Marijke / Atelier Vens Vanbelle Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928073/abdel-and-marijke-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928073/abdel-and-marijke-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Abdel & Marijke / Atelier Vens Vanbelle Belgium 2018 CopyHouses, Renovation•Koksijde, Belgium CopyAbout this officeAtelier Vens VanbelleOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationKoksijdeOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on November 11, 2019Cite: “Abdel & Marijke / Atelier Vens Vanbelle” 11 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Nationwide Community and Heritage Awards open

first_imgThe Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards are open for nominations. These aim to recognise some of the many people, both individuals and groups, who give their time and energy to improve the life of members of the community.The Nationwide Awards for Voluntary Endeavour have now been running for 10 years. In that time, 13,000 nominations have been received, and 1,200 awards presented.To mark the 10th anniversary of the awards, Nationwide has extended them to include the theme of heritage. This can include village museums, biodiversity programmes, local cultural traditions, archaeological digs, and many other types of project. All of these facets of heritage rely heavily upon volunteer support.As a result, Nationwide has teamed up with the Heritage Lottery Fund as its expert partners in the new awards scheme for 2008, renamed The Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards.The closing date for nominations is 28 April 2008.www.nationwide.co.uk/about_nationwide/community_and_environmental_affairs/nationwide_community_and_heritage_awards/default.htm Howard Lake | 11 March 2008 | News Tagged with: Awards Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nationwide Community and Heritage Awards open  91 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Letter to presidential candidates Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara

first_img November 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to presidential candidates Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Three days before the official start of the campaign for the second round of Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election, Reporters Without Borders wrote today to the two candidates in the run-off, incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara of the Houphouëtiste Rally for Democracy and Peace (RHDP).The letter asked them to ensure that their media supporters respect journalistic ethics and refrain from insults, defamation and hate messages. It also urged each candidate to undertake to guarantee media freedom and diversity and, in particular, to open up broadcasting to the private sector if elected.Here is the text of the letter:Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organization, would like to draw your attention to the role that the privately-owned press should play during the days to come and the reforms that the next president should carry out in the media sector.The campaign for the second round of the presidential election is likely to be the occasion of lively exchanges, especially in the privately-owned print media. As I pointed out during my visit to the Ivorian capital last week, it is normal that some newspapers should support a candidate, but they should also respect the rules of media conduct and journalistic ethics and refrain from smear campaigns.While we appeal above all to the newspaper editors themselves to prevent any excesses, we would also like to draw your attention to the positive role that you, as political leader, can play by defusing tension. We therefore urge you to act as guarantor of a press that is not only free but also respects diversity of views.By visiting Côte d’Ivoire many times over the years, by devoting several of its reports to the Ivorian media and by monitoring media coverage during the current election campaign, Reporters Without Borders has demonstrated its readiness to both monitor and assist your country’s media. We would now like to express our desire to continue this work after the election and to work with the winner.The next president must guarantee strict respect for media freedom. He must also promote media diversity by opening up broadcasting, especially television, to the private sector. Once the necessary reforms have been adopted, TV channels and radio frequencies should be allocated for fees that will allow the most modest radio and TV stations, including community ones, to emerge.Reporters Without Borders will continue to be fully available to the future authorities and ready to provide all sorts of technical cooperation regarding the reforms that are undertaken in the media sector.Respectfully, Jean-François Julliard Secretary-GeneralPhoto : copyright T. GOUEGNON / REUTERS Receive email alerts to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick man’s bid to prevent mass murder

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick man’s bid to prevent mass murderBy admin – January 24, 2013 664 A LIMERICK businessman has met with a senior member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to discuss the introduction of new gun technology to prevent mass shootings and make America a safer country. Robert McNamara from Rathkeale visited the White House last Friday and met US Attorney General Eric Holder to secure White House approval on his smart gun technology. Triggersmart Technology, founded by the Limerick entrepreneur, works by radio frequency and makes it impossible for anyone, other than the authorised gun owner, to pull the weapon’s trigger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from the US, Mr McNamara said he met with the US Attorney General at the White House while Vice President Joe Biden, who is said to be interested in the gun technology, was in the next room.Mr McNamara is to travel to the White House again in the coming weeks to try and finalise a possible deal to get his technology in the marketplace. If he receives White House approval, it could lead to one of the biggest business deals ever concluded by an Irish firm.Mr McNamara’s business partner, Pat O’Shaughnessy, from Newcastlewest, said: “It’s true we’re in talks with the White House. We’re hopeful but nothing has been signed off on yet.”“One of the recommendations in President Obama’s gun policy statement is that he wants to try and examine the existing and developing technologies and that is the part of the White House drive that we are involved in,” Mr O’Shaughnessy explained.Speaking from Georgia Tech in Athlone, Senior Engineer David McGuinness, who helped develop the Triggersmart technology, said: “Triggersmart came to us with the idea and we had the skills to develop it .”“There is an electronic reader on the firearm and the activator can be placed in a ring or a bracelet so when they both come into contact, the reader will identify the tag and the gun can be fired.”“The company were in the White House last Friday and they are currently in talks with investors”, Mr McGuinness said. Advertisement Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email Facebook Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 26/1/13Next articleLimerick hurlers face Tipperary admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Dail set to return this evening with Junior Ministers stepping in

first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Previous article357 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed and 3 additional deathsNext articleRNLI tow broken down boat to safety News Highland Google+ By News Highland – September 15, 2020 center_img Google+ It’s after the entire cabinet has been told to restrict their movements pending a COVID test for Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.Donnelly began feeling unwell this afternoon following this morning’s cabinet meeting and his colleagues will work from home until the result of a test.Earlier this evening Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghail said the Dáil would be suspended until next week – but it’s now set to return this evening. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Dail set to return this evening with Junior Ministers stepping in Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

‘Singing’ returns to Old Country Church

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “My dad was a singer and we sang in quartets,” Senn said. “I had always been a singer and I love vocal music and a lot of people enjoy singing. So, we decided to have a singing and the singings really caught on and we look forward to them every year.”Senn said the most requested song is “Our God He is Alive.”“That song probably generalizes the congregation,” he said. “But everybody has a favorite and we can sing a lot of favorites in an hour and 15 minutes.”The singing at the Old Country Church will begin at 2 p.m. and end promptly at 3:15 p.m.“An hour’s not long enough and an hour and a half is too long,” Senn said, with a chuckle. “So, we sing for an hour and 15 minutes. We invite all of those who enjoy singing those old hymns that we all know and love to join us at the Old Country Church Sunday afternoon.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson ‘Singing’ returns to Old Country Church Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Singings at the Old Country Church have been held for about 10 years. However, when John and Mary Senn agreed to have the old Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ building moved to their property, they weren’t sure what its purpose would be.“The old church building was offered to any member who would have it moved at their expense,” Senn said. “There were too many memories and too much history in that old church building for it not to be preserved. I walked down that aisle to join the church when I was 12 year old, as had my own folks and funerals had been conducted for members of my family there. We wanted it to be preserved.”John and Mary Senn had the building moved to their property and made the necessary renovations.Their idea was to make it available for family reunions and other special events. Email the author Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Friends, neighbors and total strangers gather once a year for the Singing at the Old Country Church.The historic church has never been too small to hold them all but, as more people hear about the singing, that day is coming.“Last year we had a few empty chairs but it was close,” said John Senn, who organizes the singings. “We’ve always had good crowds. People just enjoy getting together to sing.” Published 8:42 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2010 You Might Like City pays tribute to retired teachers Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford signed a proclamation Wednesday declaring Nov. 17 Retired Teachers Day in Troy. In so doing, he… read more By The Penny Hoarder And, when the crowd gathers at the Old Country Church about four miles south of Brundidge, the church can’t contain their voices. The beautiful and heartfelt singing slows travelers along busy Highway 231 and some motorists pull off the road to listen.And, it will be that way again at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Singing at the Old Country Church.“We invite people of all denominations to join us,” Senn said. “The old familiar hymns are sung a cappella and in harmony – soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Everybody joins in where they can. And, if you want to lead, you can do that, too.” Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

My, how fashion has changed

first_img Several of us “girls” were having lunch the other day and one of them mentioned the time my daughter came “clomping” home from Alabama, the institution of higher learning, not the “institution,” wearing shoes that looked like horse hooves. She was washing her hair with shampoo that was used to wash horse tails.“Mane and Tail,” she said. “It makes your hair full and bouncy.”I’d never thought of a horse’s tail as full and bouncy but maybe it is. I should pay closer attention. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen My, how fashion has changed You Might Like Can GOP convention sway voters? The Republican Convention is next week in Tampa, Florida. It is not by accident that this central Florida city has… read more Email the author Next UpWhen we, the “girls” were growing up, the first “in fashion” items that we could remember were bobby socks and saddle oxfords. Not poodle skirts. Not one of us ever wore any such thing.The only poodle skirt that I have seen, outside the movies, was on a waitress at a diner in Dothan. Several of us had decided to give the diner a try. We ordered chicken n’ dumplin’s, which came fresh from a can. The food was awful and so was the service.A tip was not deserved but we decided to tip anyway. The waitress needed the money or she wouldn’t have been running around in a poodle skirt. Print Articlecenter_img By Blood Sugar Blaster Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 24, 2012 It took many startched as “stiff as a board” crinolines – stiff petticoats we called them – to “bellow out” the 10 yards of material in our “full skirts.”As long as you were standing, and, unless a strong wind lifted you into the atmosphere, you were in control of the ballooning skirt. But, sit down, and the front of your skirt flung up in your face, completely blocking your view and possibly exposing your “Days of the Week” panties.Then, when you stood, the starch in the back the petticoats had lost its “spunk” under the weight and lay flat against your behind end while the front retained its full “velocity.”Back in “our” days, the only brands we knew were on cows and trendy shops were not yet in business. Many of us wore handmade skirts and dresses and most of us shopped at places with given names and/or currency designations – like Rose’s or Bill’s Dollar.We wore the labels inside our clothes, ironed out the wrinkles, discarded our clothes with holes and handed the others down.As we “girls” laughed about our simpleness, one remembered another story about my daughter and fashions.It was when the “stretchy” belts that had been popular in “our day” made a comeback.An old friend of my mother’s had come to visit and Mama wanted my daughter and me to come down so she could see us.My daughter dressed in a black sweater and black pants and topped the outfit off with a wide, white stretchy belt.Mama’s friend looked her over very carefully and focused her eyes on the wide, white stretchy belt.“Honey, when did you break your hip?”Fashion is not fashion unless you’re “in the know.” Never has been and never will be. Poodle skirts might have been the fashion is some teen circles but not in rural South Alabama.We did wear penny loafers (with a penny, Lincoln side up, tucked in the split in the strap across the top) with our wool plaid skirts and v-neck sweaters. Back then, school started when school is supposed to start, after Labor Day, and it was before Global Warming, so we could wear wool.We wore Chino pants – that gave us that Ivy League look – and, when Elvis and Ricky Nelson stole our hearts, we turned up the back of our collars and wore narrow, white kid belts to hold up our rolled up blue jeans and danced The Bop.And, we were the Queens of the Crinolines. It took every cornstarch company in the country running day and night to keep up with the demand. 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Ainsleys forced to call in administrators

first_imgCraft bakery chain Ainsleys of Leeds has been forced to call in administrators after attempts to find a buyer for the struggling business failed.The 29-shop family bakery firm employs 263 full and part-time staff, and approximately 30 temporary agency workers across its shops, the bakery in Sheepscar, Leeds and its van sales operation.Joint administrator Joe McLean, a partner at Grant Thornton in Leeds, told British Baker that the business had been trading in difficult circumstances for some time with declining retail sales and increased competition in the marketplace.He said that despite the efforts of the directors to change its offering and restructure to adapt to changing market conditions the company found itself unable to continue.“It had been looking for interested parties over the last months to try and find a buyer,” said MacLean. “Ultimately the prospective purchasers who they were engaged with weren’t able to proceed, so they were left with no option but to call in the administrators (on Friday 6 November).”In a statement released by Grant Thornton, McLean added: “The administrators intend to continue trading the business and will be making contact with those same parties and others in an effort to find a purchaser for all or part of the operation.”General manager James Ainsley said that, along with the Ainsley family and company directors, he wished to acknowledge the support, hard work and loyalty of the staff over the years, “particularly through the recent challenging times”.Established in 1938, Ainsleys produces a range of breads, cakes, sandwiches and savouries.last_img read more