Primate urges rule of law in Brazil’s corruption crisis

first_imgPrimate urges rule of law in Brazil’s corruption crisis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis South America Submit an Event Listing 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Brazil, the Most Revd Francisco De Assis da Silva, has appealed for calm in the country as continuing protests take place about alleged government corruption. Archbishop Francisco said that the protests “must not pass the limits of constitutional rights and liberties” and said that the corruption allegations must be dealt with by the “republican, democratic law” which was “soaked in the blood of men and women who gave their lives fighting for liberation in a fair, inclusive and peaceful society.”The protests began in 2015 when allegations surfaced that a number of politicians had accepted bribes from the state-owned energy company Petrobras. They this month after the current President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, appointed her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as her chief of staff which was widely seen as an attempt to give Lula immunity from corruption charges.A judge of Brazil’s Supreme Court blocked Lula’s appointment last week over the corruption charges; and yesterday another Supreme Court judge refused to overturn that decision. The question will now fall to the full Supreme Court which will decide the issue when it reconvenes after 31 March.The AFP news agency reports that Lula faces money-laundering charges related to a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal. Protestors are calling on President Rousseff to resign; but she has refused to do so, saying that she has not broken any laws. Speaking at a rally at the Presidential Palace yesterday, she called the protests a “coup against democracy” and told supporters: “I will never resign. Not under any circumstances,” the AFP said.Archbishop Francisco De Assis da Silva has written “a few pastoral words” to the people of Brazil in response to the crisis as “a message of hope and trust in our God.”He said that he hoped “the dialogue remains respectful and the political manifestations take place respecting the law and the Democratic rule-of-law State.”He said:The increasing tension must not pass the limits of constitutional rights and liberties, which have been earned by the Brazilian people and cannot be taken back. Two projects of society are at stake here: one that calls for the continuation of advances in social rights for the majority of the Brazilian population and the other builds on a conservative, authoritative presupposition, and is only for the elite and their interests alone.In the face of all this, the Churches in Brazil are urging the Brazilian people to respect the republican, democratic law, constituted with a hard battle and soaked in the blood of men and women who gave their lives fighting for liberation in a fair, inclusive and peaceful society.The investigations of corruption committed by agents of the State in all powers, including in the business sector, are an attack against the people and should be dealt with by the law, and only within the law. They are only legitimate when there is concrete proof and when they guarantee the right to a proper defence.Corporate interests of the large media organizations cannot and should not be ideologically selective nor should they condemn anyone, a priori, because of their ideological profile. The attempt to disqualify people, as they are doing with the ex-president Lula, with no concrete proof, as well as other people with a left-wing political profile, is a clear corporative strategy which doesn’t help in the process of establishing the truth. It only accentuates the political character and increases the tension within society.This is a global and Latin American problem that has caused conservative political changes in detriment of the large majority of the people and has provoked a disastrous political regression which our evangelical conscience should not tolerate.But there is one thing that must not be forgotten: we should never let hate take over in political militancy and in the midst of the tensions we live in at the moment in our Society. Hate will always be a bad guide. Firm convictions cannot be used for the symbolic elimination of our opponents.Therefore, I would like to say a few words to our Anglican friends, recommending that they observe the following:That the Democratic rule-of-law State be respected and that any manoeuvre that deconstructs the results of the ballot boxes be avoided;That any attempt to return to authoritarianism or any model that represents the end of individual rights be discarded;That the free expression of opinion be respected within limits that do not include hate and violence against people or groups.May God bless us and may we be able to firmly defend a project for society that is filled with the values of Justice and Peace! A project that benefits all of society. May there be more love and less hate! Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Mar 23, 2016 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN center_img Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Anglican Communion Secretary General Idowu-Fearon reflects on second year

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Tampa, FL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion Secretary General Idowu-Fearon reflects on second year Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Aug 2, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] “It is a particular joy for me to travel to many parts of the communion. Indeed my role is becoming more ambassadorial,” Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Josiah Idowu-Fearon writes.Read his full article here. Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Apopka Chamber adds 9 new members in March

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed nine new members during March. Three of the nine new members represent the restaurant category.Use the links below to learn more about each of the new members of the Apopka Chamber:Critter & Pest Defense – 3689 Rock Springs Rd., Apopka, FL 32712 – www.critterandpestdefense.comCharlie Graingers – 1097 W. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32712 – www.charliegraingers.comVirtuous Woman of Strength – 344 Mantis Loop, Apopka, FL 32703 – www.virtuouswomanofstrength.comApopka Pop Warner – 3910 Jason Dwelley Pkwy, Apopka, FL 32712 – www.apopkapopwarnerAir Conditioning Online, Inc. – 6206 Forest City Rd., STE B, Orlando, FL 32810 – www.airconditioningonline.netPerkins Restaurant & Bakery – 989 West Orange Blossom Tr, Apopka, FL 32712 – www.perkinsrestaurant.comAccutech Construction, Inc. – 2258 Apopka Boulevard Ste. 200, Apopka, FL 32703 – www.accutech1.comSus Hi Eatstatation – West Town Corners, 380 South State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, FL 32712 – www.sushieatstation.comEdward Jones – 175 East Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703 – www.edwardjones.com/byron-tobiasAbout the Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber’s vision is to be the indispensable resource for the entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community in the Apopka area. Thier mission is to be a catalyst for success by enabling business development, relationship building, community enrichment, and local and regional issue advocacy.They work to meet their vision and mission by providing the tools and resources to help Apopka-area businesses become established and grow. Chamber membership gives businesses credibility, referrals, networking, marketing and advertising opportunities, and professional development that cannot be found anywhere else.Use this link to learn more. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Area Chamber of Commerce Previous articleDistracted driving caused 4,000 Florida deaths in 2016Next articleApopka’s Joel Berry II heading to NCAA Championship game for second straight season Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Payroll giving consortium breaks even

first_img Howard Lake | 27 September 2006 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Smile a Minute (SAM), a payroll giving consortium consisting of six charities and two other consortia, has broken even and covered all its start-up costs after launching in 2003.From now on, Sightsavers, Mencap, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, NCH, MS Society and Carers UK, will be sharing a total of at least £30,000 a month in donations. SAM is managed on behalf of the charities by Bell Fundraising, and its members include two other consortia, Childlife and People for People.All SAM’s donations are split eight ways. There are currently almost 10,000 donors signed up to the scheme and it generates £360,000 per year, and is confident the number of donors will grow. Advertisement SAM celebrated its success by encouraging more charities to develop or join payroll giving consortia, a message echoed by the Institute of Fundraising. Those charities who are not already involved in payroll giving often find it hard to enter the market because there are only a handful of Professional Fundraising Organisations, and they do not want to represent too many charities. Consortia therefore offer a viable alternative for charities to get involved in Payroll Giving and gain access to workplace giving. Andrew Peel, Head of Organisational Giving at Sightsavers International, a founding member of SAM, said: “The success of Smile a Minute proves that the consortium approach is a viable way for charities of all sizes to raise money from individuals in the workplace. However, charities must be prepared to invest time and resources in payroll giving over the longer term to make it work for them.” Payroll giving consortium breaks even 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

The Porcupine Principle: And Other Fundraising Secrets

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News The Porcupine Principle: And Other Fundraising Secretscenter_img  39 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

Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/17/2015

first_img SHARE A weekend system stays well south, and the system that had potential to move in early next week moves south with it. That means we likely see no real precipitation threat early next week. In fact, I will step out and say that the only threat of moisture next week will come at midweek, and it will be fleeting. Below normal precipitation is likely through the rest of the month.Models still have a major disagreement on the end of the month. The American model is still keen on a major system coming out of the western Corn Belt and sweeping into the OH valley around the 29th-31st. The European not so much. However, the GFS also has much better moisture around the 26th, while the European keeps the best action farther south. The GFS attempts to be warmer in the extended period as well…a solution that is not likely to play out to the level shown. Long and short of it is that we expect March to finish below normal on precipitation and likely a bit below normal on temperatures as well. Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/17/2015 Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 1/17/2015 Colder weather moves in today over the Hoosier state. Yesterday was fantastic…today brings a little more reality. Normal temps are in the 50s over northern parts of the state, and low 60s south. We will be close to or below normal in these temperature ranges through the rest of the week and honestly through the rest of the month.Models went drier yesterday as we look at the precipitation pattern through the rest of the month. A system later tomorrow into Thursday just skirts the southern part of the state, with most action staying south of the Ohio River. There may be some spits and sprinkles over the southern tier of counties lining the river overnight tomorrow night and early Thursday…but amounts will be very, very minor. The rest of the state sees only clouds, if that. By Ryan Martin – Mar 17, 2015 center_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Petition  Challenging EPA Models Relating to Ethanol Emissions from Automobiles.Next articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martinlast_img read more

Enterprise Ireland hopes to build on 2015’s increase in supported jobs

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Enterprise Ireland hopes to build on 2015’s increase in supported jobs Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Pinterest The Northwest Region saw the lowest rate of job creation by Enterprise Ireland companies in 2015.The Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has reported the creation of just over 21 thousand new jobs by client companies in 2015.This translates into a net increase of 10 thousand new jobs for for 2015, taking account of job losses.However the level of job increases was lowest in the Northwest region at just 2%.Enterprise Ireland Chief Executive Julie Sinnamon is hopeful of a further improvement in the Northwest in 2016:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/entire1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Previous articleMet Eireann stats confirm December in Donegal was very wet, windy and warmNext articleDerry to tie down Niclas Vemmelund deal this weekend News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – January 5, 2016 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Kerala High Court Calls For Changes In Law To Penalise ‘Road Rage’

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Calls For Changes In Law To Penalise ‘Road Rage’ Lydia Suzanne Thomas23 March 2021 4:41 AMShare This – xWhile allowing bail to a person accused of ramming his truck into a vehicle belonging to the Kerala High Court, the High Court observed that India did not yet have legal provisions penalising ‘road rage’. In his bail order, Justice VG Arun takes note of the absence of law in this respect, either under the Motor Vehicles Act or penal legislation. “This is an aspect which should engage…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?LoginWhile allowing bail to a person accused of ramming his truck into a vehicle belonging to the Kerala High Court, the High Court observed that India did not yet have legal provisions penalising ‘road rage’. In his bail order, Justice VG Arun takes note of the absence of law in this respect, either under the Motor Vehicles Act or penal legislation. “This is an aspect which should engage the attention of the law makers, particularly in view of the increase in the number of road rage incidents in the country”, Justice Arun opined. The applicant, Sunny Thomas, was supposed to have intentionally rammed his truck onto a Toyota Innova owned by the High Court on March 4, while the High Court’s vehicle was parked on the side of the National Highway at Vaniyampara. Opposing bail, the prosecution alleged that the petitioner rammed his truck into the High Court’s vehicle purportedly enraged that the High Court’s vehicle was blocking access to his shop. Despite the driver’s assurances that he would move the car after he purchased a bottle of water, the petitioner proceeded to ram his vehicle into the High Court’s car. When doing so, Thomas is alleged to have shouted, “no one need be under the impression that the board with ‘High Court’ written in red letters, gives him the right to do any mischief” (translation as per the bail order from the High Court). The High Court’s vehicle sustained extensive damage, Justice Arun’s Order records, and led to Thomas’ arrest under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act (PDPP). After his previous bail application was rejected by the jurisdictional magistrate on the grounds that a rigorous approach was to be taken an offence under the PDPP, particularly one that seemed to have been committed intentionally. Before the High Court, Thomas’ Counsel Advocate Bijo Francis urged the Court that Thomas committed the offence on the spur of the moment and had not premedidated its commission. Describing his offence as sheer arrogance to have slammed his vehicle against a High Court vehicle, the prosecution prayed for the rejection of the bail. Pointing out that Thomas had been incarcerated since March 4, the Court observed that there was no purpose served by continuing his incarceration. The Court touched upon the existing framework that governed acts of this nature. In this respect, the Court underscored the importance of a driver of a vehicle being in full possession of their physical and mental abilities while driving, required under Regulation 5 (1) & (2) of the Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations, 2017. Further, Section 19 of the Motor Vehicles Act provides for disqualifying a person from holding driving licence or to revoke the licence if such person has, by his previous conduct as the driver of a motor vehicle, shown that his driving is likely to be attended with danger to the public. However, on the aspect of crimes caused by road rage, the Judge lamented the absence of a framework to deal with this, despite these instances being on the ascent. Explaining what he termed as road rage, the Court stated, “Any person who engages in a course of conduct that causes or threatens an impact involving damage to another vehicle is guilty of road rage.” Pointing out that road rage was a punishable offence in jurisdictions such as Australia, Germany and Singapore, the Court called upon Indian lawmakers to consider the question of penalising road rage in India as well. On facts, the Court allowed Thomas bail, directing him to execute a bond of Rs 50,000 to the subordinate court. Calculating the damage caused to the High Court vehicle as Rs 1,50, 000, the Court also ordered Thomas to deposit this sum with the subordinate court as well, as was mandated under the PDPP Act. With the additional direction to Thomas requiring him to surrender his driving licence for three months, the bail proceedings were closed. CASE NAME: SUNNY THOMAS V. 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Long serving administrator Stetson set for retirement

first_imgLatest Stories When Toni Stetson graduated from Troy State University, she was anxious to expand her horizons far beyond the borders of Pike County. But, as she sought jobs in places afar, she realized that “these people are not my people.”“I decided to come back home and help the people here if I could,” Stetson said.That was 38 years ago – and all of those years have been spent in public education and all of them at home in Pike County. Published 11:47 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008 “I started in education with an internship at Pike County High School in 1970, and I was asked to stay on and I did,” Stetson said. “That was the year the schools were integrated and I’m glad to see the growth and the progress that have been made over time as we have learned to live together.”Over the years, Stetson has taught in all the Pike County schools except Banks.However, her foundation in education is in Banks School, which she attended from grades one through nine. She attended high school in Troy.“Back then, if you provided your own transportation, you could attend the school of your choice,” Stetson said. “So, I’m an alumnus of Charles Henderson High School.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Long serving administrator Stetson set for retirement Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Fourth graders to experience Asia at Troy More than 285 fourth and fifth graders from Banks, Troy, Brundidge and Luverne elementary schools will have an opportunity to… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration From Banks School, she served as principal of Collegeview for three years and, from there she went to Troy Elementary School as vice principal and helped to open that school.When Hank Jones, who was principal of TES, became superintendent of Troy City Schools, Stetson moved to the central office.She has worn almost every hat in the field of education, except that of superintendent of schools and she came close to wearing that one.In 1978, she ran for superintendent of Pike County Schools and came close but no cigars.“I believe there were four men running and, back then, there were few women who challenged for that role throughout the state,” Stetson said.Stetson has been a teacher, principal and administrative assistant. She has been involved in the areas of curriculum, supervision and evaluation and each has been a learning and growing experience.Through it all, she said the role of principal has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding.“Nothing surpasses the importance of a teacher in the classroom,” Stetson said. “But the principal is extremely important because of the size of today’s school and the issues involved and those include legal issues. Those things have to be taken care of in order for the teachers to be able to teach.”Stetson said the rewards of a career in education come in having opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people.“Education does make a difference,” she said. “I’ve had the opportunity to see so many children and their children and now their grandchildren who have benefited from their educations because they took advantage of the opportunities before them.”As far as changes in education, Stetson said what goes around comes around and education, like most things, comes full circle.“There’s really nothing new as far as basic human values and needs,” she said. “I think that we are now more aware of each other and of the feelings of others. We’ve come a long way in accepting the differences in people and, not just cultural and racial differences, but the uniqueness of individuals.”Even during her retirement years, Stetson hopes to continue to do volunteer work in areas where she has opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.“I’ve been ‘in school’ since I was six years old, so I know that retirement is going to be an adjustment,” she said. “My life has revolved around bells and schedules and the beginning and ending of school and holidays. Now, hopefully, I’ll have time for the things that I have a passion for.“I want to spend more time with my family, travel, go to Alabama football games, maybe go whitewater rafting and take advantage of the opportunities I have to be of help to others.“I remember, when I was growing up, there were people who touched my life, people who set examples for me. I would hope that I can be that kind of person as I lead a more simple life.” By Jaine Treadwell On Thursday, Sept. 18, Stetson, administrative assistant to the superintendent of Troy City Schools, will be honored with a retirement reception from 3:30 until 5 pm. at the Hank Jones Early Childhood Center and the public is invited.“I guess I’ve always thought about leaving Pike County but I never did,” Stetson said, laughing. “So, now that I’m retiring, I’ll travel more now but I’ll always come back home.”Stetson spent the first 17 years of her career with the Pike County School System and the past 21 years with the Troy City Schools. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

THE ART OF BEING SOUTHERN: JCA exhibition showcases regional creativity

first_img123PrevNextStartStop Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Latest Stories Sponsored Content Each artist has priced his or her work to sell and Johnson said each purchase will support the JCA as well as the artists. White said 135 works were entered in the juried exhibition and 97 were accepted. “We were excited to have a large number of local artists enter our first juried exhibition, White said. “We welcome Jerry Johnson, Ruth Walker, Phoebe Porter, Carter Sanders, Jonah Enfinger, Marcus Dorsey, Heather Miller, Frank Thompson, Paige Smith Wyatt, Greg Skaggs, Meagan Berry, Jamie L. Toney, Larry Percy, Aaron Johnson, Pam Allen and Amy Findley Bowers and all of the artists who are sharing their talents with us.”The juror for the exhibition is Richard Mills, professor emeritus of Fine Arts at Auburn University Montgomery.“Richard has had more than 30 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in more than 40 group and invitational shows,” White said.  “It is an honor to have him as the juror for our first juried exhibition.”The Art of Being Southern will open on Wednesday and run through December 30. An Awards Reception will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the JCA Lower Level Galleries. The reception is open to the public.The JCA is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. THE ART OF BEING SOUTHERN: JCA exhibition showcases regional creativity “The art of being southern is practiced when we appreciate the geometry and aroma of a newly plowed field, the colors of flowers and the varied colors of the faces of our friends, the sounds, fury and abstraction of Saturday afternoon football; the contemporary movement of dance and the rhythmic twang of bluegrass, the emotion of spirituals backed by the power of the symphony, the earthy color of fresh greens, ripe tomatoes and candied yam; the portraits of ancestors, young and old; the satisfying tastes of ice cold sweet tea and warm pound cake and the works of original art created by Southern artists.”Those are the descriptive words Wiley White used to describe “The Art of Being Southern” exhibition that opens on Wednesday at the Johnson Center for the Arts.White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the art of being southern is all things that come together to be the heartbeat of the South.  Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2017 Email the author Reason to celebrate: Patriots take out Northside on homecoming The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots controlled things from the opening kickoff and cruised to an easy 35-3 win over the… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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? 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Artists from five Southern states – Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee were invited to enter their work.“We’re excited to provide artists from the Southeast the opportunity to exhibit their talent in our galleries,” said Bill Hopper, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center board chair/CEO. “The artwork we’ve received is diverse and the artists have demonstrated their ability to meet and exceed the unique challenges required to participate in the exhibition.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits And, the invitation to enter “The Art of Being Southern” juried exhibition included a challenge. The actual name of the exhibition is “The Art of Being Southern, Fourteen by Fourteen.”“The entire work, frame included, could only be 14×14 inches,” White said. “That was challenging and made for a really creative and interesting exhibit. We are excited about what the artists have been able to do within that limitation. There is such variety in their work. ‘The Art of Being Southern, Fourteen by Fourteen’ is masterful.”Aaron Johnson, JCA preparatory/graphic artist, said it is “cool” seeing the different perspectives and styles of the 50+ southern artists.“I’m honored to unify the different styles and perspectives into one show,” Johnson said. “I look forward to hearing what the community thinks about the work.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more