Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) 2011 Abridged Report

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first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


From Russia with gloves: looking at Enisei rugby

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgKushnarev agrees, saying that although “it is not the best situation in Russia, with some people living very hard lives, working a lot and not for big money,” there is a strong culture – a rugby culture – worth supporting. He also makes a point of promoting hunting, fishing and the beauty of the local wilds and women.When pushed on whether the European competitions are a good avenue for talented young players to get out of Russia, he is contemplative. “It’s a good idea but it would be better to develop our domestic competition. We have really physically gifted young players in the region. Georgia are good example – that’s what we see with them at number 11 in the world rankings. I know it’s a long and hard process…”LAST TIME he played a bit of footie in Russia, Tasi Luafutu was caught unawares.“We were surprised by the intensity and physicality of Enisei’s first 20 minutes,”the Brive back-row says, looking back on his side’s tight 10-7 loss to the Russian outfit last December. “They took us by surprise and we struggled to contain them.“We were looking forward to playing in Sochi, then we saw what had happened to Connacht. It was definitely a rugby experience, a story to tell, it was different from being apprehensive – it was not so much thinking about having to travel as being curious. After last year we have them again and we have learnt from that game. It wasn’t so much their set-piece as their general play. They caught us in the rucks a lot. It will be interesting to see how important that was. They have earned their spot in the cup and will have also learnt from last year.“One place I can say we could have an advantage over the other teams in the pool is that we’ve played Enisei before, we actually know what they are going to come with. We are targeting the quarter-finals and are looking forward to attacking this European competition, but we need to get out of the pool first.”Chills and skills Enisei’s Jurijs Baranovs makes a clearing pass last seasonWhen asked whether Brive should be scared again, Kushnarev mischievously jokes: “Everyone should be scared, we are Russian soldiers with big rockets!”He continues in a more serious vein: “Winning last season was very special, historical, and we all understand that when we win it is against very big teams and we were really surprised. I remember everything about those games. I will remember that Connacht game for the rest of my life – the last time I played in winter I was 15 years old, it was a new competition for me and it was very funny to see Bundee Aki playing in a scarf and sleeves.“Obviously before the Brive game not many players believed in success, but after ten minutes, when our boys made a few big tackles and breaks, everyone only thought of winning. And now this season we have a very special match against the Dragons because of their coach Kingsley Jones, the former Russia coach!”The Russians have accepted their draw. There is little that can dampen their resolve and they are keen to test themselves against bigger clubs on the continent. No matter where Enisei play, they are motivated and eager to build on last season’s wins. What a frosty prospect they will be in the Challenge Cup pool stages. WITH HISTORY made after the first-ever European tie in Siberia, everyone was pretty pleased with themselves. Connacht left it late to earn a bonus point in temperatures that reached below -20 degrees, with Rory Parata getting the fourth try in minute 76. It had not been easy – take the example of Niyi Adeolokun knocking on under the posts, only for Connacht to turn over the resulting scrum and the same player to go over in the corner – but it was job done. The Russian outfit had not frozen in their tracks either, scoring two tries at the end of the game to show they had the stamina and power to last at this level.However, the aftermath of the tie would have lasting resonance. With this game played on a Friday morning, UK and Ireland time, leaving frigid Krasnoyarsk for home should have been a hassle as the squad swung from plane to plane, but not nightmarish. Everyone expected the cold – the opening European fixtures were shunted into Russia’s icy November because the Rugby World Cup delayed the start of the season. But Connacht should have got back to Galway by the Saturday. Instead, they did not all make it back until the Tuesday.Under a blanket: The Connacht bench during their game in Siberia (Inpho)Talking at the time about the debacle, when technical issues with a chartered jet meant recalculating routes, lengthy delays and ultimately splitting the squad into three separate groups, Connacht head coach Pat Lam told the Irish Independent: “I haven’t ever really encountered anything like this. We have had flights delayed and things like that, but here we have had to deal with visas, delays, changing hotels, all in one go. Sometimes one or two of those things can happen but not all together, and not so far from home.“It is just something that has happened. It was important that they staged a game in their home city, nobody planned for that plane to break down. But I definitely wouldn’t have the game there (Krasnoyarsk) again in November; we would need to do this in early September or October but that wasn’t possible with the World Cup. It’s tough to come in these conditions.”By the Monday night one of Connacht’s three parties would stay in London, another in Amsterdam and a few more still in Moscow. As captain John Muldoon tweeted: “No sleep, card games and prudo keeping us sane…Energy levels at all time low… BO levels at an all time high… #StrandedInMoscow.” It was a tough gig for sure, but what would the legacy be?FOR SEASON 2016-17, Enisei are back in the Challenge Cup. This time around they will play three ‘home’ games in a row, then three away fixtures, in order to avoid the very worst of the Russian weather over December and January. However, all three of their home fixtures are outside of Krasnoyarsk, with their opener against Worcester in Moscow, their tie with Dragons in Krasnodar and the third match, against Brive, in Sochi. (Since this article was published, Enisei have defeated Worcester and Dragons in the Challenge Cup).A spokesperson from European Professional Club Rugby said of the decision: “Earlier in 2016, and after careful consideration, the Board of EPCR decided not to sanction European club rugby fixtures in Krasnoyarsk. The decision took into account the unpredictability of the weather in the region, the travel distances involved for Enisei-STM’s opponents, as well as the logistical difficulties experienced by Connacht Rugby in round one of last season’s Challenge Cup.“The decision was accepted by Rugby Europe, the Rugby Union of Russia and Enisei, and was officially confirmed to all parties in August. EPCR has provided €100,000 (approximately £86,000) in funding to Enisei to assist with the costs of staging their Challenge Cup fixtures in Moscow, Krasnodar and Sochi, and will continue to monitor the situation with a view to reassessing the suitability of Krasnoyarsk forEuropean fixtures in future seasons. “Enisei’s Challenge Cup schedule of home matches in rounds one, two and three is mindful of weather conditions which may affect the staging of fixtures particularly in the month of January.”Blowing hot and cold: Ramil Gaisin during a break in playAlthough Enisei won two fixtures in Sochi last season – beating both Brive and Newcastle at the south-western tip of Russia – they have some daunting trips ahead themselves. Moscow is roughly 2,567 miles from their home. Krasnodar is 2,970 miles, Sochi is eight hours and 20 minutes via plane (with one connecting flight).“It is not fair for sure,” Enisei full-back/fly-half Yury Kushnarev tells Rugby World. “If EPCR want to bring in Eastern European teams, we have to play at home no matter how far it is for other teams. In October it would be no problem to play in Siberia. The local government and sponsors give a lot of money to the team, too.“Just imagine before every game, home or away, we have to travel to Moscow or Sochi, spend a week there for practice and then play. We will have at least afour-and-a-half-hour flight to Moscow, then another two to Sochi! It is very hard mate, but it is better to play like this in a European competition than nothing. I hope that one day something will change.”While doing a bit of research on rugby in Siberia, we spoke with Scotland Sevens player Nick McLennan, who played for local rivals Krasny Yar in 2010. He explained that while some aspects of the lifestyle were tough as he struggled with the language and the locals are naturally conservative, the rugby was physical and exciting – remember European rugby is played during the Russian off-season, for obvious, chilly reasons – if you are with one of the country’s top four or five sides. Last season Enisei played in under -20°. This time they hope things will hot up for them in the Challenge Cup. This feature first appeared in the November issue of Rugby World magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Chilled training: Connacht train in Krasnoyarsk last season (INPHO/James Crombie) This feature first appeared in the November issue of Rugby World magazine. For the latest subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here.last_img read more


Delaware, Rhode Island bishops welcome same-sex marriage laws

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 May 10, 2013 at 1:55 am It also is against the teachings of the Episcopal Church: “Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which the woman and man enter into a life-long union,… (An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism, BCP, 861) Also, “Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. (BCP, 422) But, when the “culture” speaks, what do the teachings of the Church matter, the Bishop just decides to “expand” the Sacrament, or the Sacramental Rite. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Delaware, Rhode Island bishops welcome same-sex marriage laws May 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm Pleased to see these bishops so supportive. Our Maryland Bishop was also very supported and authorized church marriages within minutes of us winning the referendum. Christ preached love and we walk in his way daily. Minnesota next week followed by Illinois. Submit an Event Listing James Cosgrove says: Doug Desper says: 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 David L. Veal says: John Schaffer says: May 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm Statistically, most people who leave mainline denominations like TEC stop practicing any form of religion, much less Christianity. They generally become atheists and agnostics, not Christian conservatives. So you gain no victory from walking on our proverbial graves. In reality, we all lose people by not sticking to what Jesus taught and defending the dignity of all human beings. I say this to conservatives as well as liberals…. May 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm Your endorsement and approval of the latest affront to the Holy Bible is precisely why Christians have left the Episcopal church in droves. Being a fourth generation Anglican I am proud to say I am one of them who no longer was being fed the true Word of God and left seeking foundational doctrine elsewhere. The open arms policy of loving the sinner and condoning their sins they hold dear to is so hypocritical to the foundations written in The Scriptures for Christians to follow I had no other choice. I’m sure our Lord and Savior is saddened by your decisions. Galatians 1:6-10 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI James Mikolajczyk says: Rector Bath, NC May 13, 2013 at 12:23 am I like how some in TEC are always talking about love and acceptance, yet then they turn around and treat those that have stayed true to the faith and gospels with such contempt. The fact that PB Schori has refused to even sale the church property to those who wish to leave is a great example of love and tolerance wouldn’t you agree. This love and understanding might apply to most segments of society and other religions such as Muslims; yet it does not apply to those who wish to follow the same doctrine that their church has followed for over 300 years. While the focus today seems to be about the same sex unions and homosexuals this is a cover for the true cancer that is consuming the church. It’s all a matter of do we see the Scriptures as Divinely inspired or not. If the scriptures are the word of God, some individuals that have led others astray will have to pay for their sins. If they are not the word of God why even attend church. I suppose we can approach this like Pascal’s Wager, if the revisionist are correct we will all be in heaven one day regardless of beliefs, but if the conservatives are correct, there will be a very rude awakening for a lot of people.Pete Tom Blair says: john neir says: Neil Cameron says: May 10, 2013 at 11:01 am If, as you claim, Christendom is whimpering to its grave as a result of changes to the legislative framework of the governance of society, then you imply that Christendoms survival was reliant upon the continuation of the discriminatory status quo in the legislative framework.If Christendom is truly set to fall apart because society is changing the laws of man, then perhaps the foundation stone of Christendom has not been the rock of stability it has always been claimed it to be.The foundation stone of Christendom is not (and never has been) the legislative framework of the governments of mankind. I do not believe Christendom is threatened one bit by the legislative recognition of equal rights to homosexual people. I do feel, however, that there are many in Christendom who feel threatened, and I also believe that those fears are unfounded. If a Christian feels that their faith is completely at risk because of a law change, then I suggest that that christian’s faith is not strong to begin with. Neil Cameron says: May 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm I guess you don’t believe Jesus when he told us, “On this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Christendom cannot fail, even though denominations do all the time. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Thad Day says: Anthony Christiansen says: Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Ann Post says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (27) May 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm I am so very proud of the Episcopal Church for it’s support of LGBT people. The Rite that was approved in 2012 was to bless same-sex relationships. Whether they want to call them a blessing or a marriage makes no difference to me. There is no teaching in the holy Scriptures that forbids marriage between two people of the same sex. Homosexuality itself is not condemned in the Scriptures. In his book: Gay Unions in Light of Scripture, Tradition and Reason, Gray Temple states that sexuality in the Bible is not based on relationships, but based on acts of violence. The violence of men towards women. To dominate, own them and subjugate them. All other interpretations are based on Scriptural literalism, the invention of Christianists in the 20th Century that continues to make a mockery out of Christianity. Biblical literalism is nothing more than a conversation stopper, masked by out of control bad religious zeal. It is not based on Scripture, Tradition or historical fact. Inclusion, liberty, radical hospitality, healing and reconciliation was what Jesus was about. So should be the case with the Church. May 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm The Church of England was not “founded” on a divorce. I recommend “A History of the Church in England” by JHR Moorman, “Anglicanism” by Stephen Neill, and “Anglican Theology” by Mark Chapman. Curate Diocese of Nebraska May 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm Anglicanism existed long before the Gregorian mission in the sixth century. The Catholic Church loves to take credit for Christianity in England, but there were diocesan bishops there as early as the second century. Just because a pope decided to “legitimize” what had already existed doesn’t mean it was Rome’s to keep. Neil Cameron says: Same-Sex Marriage Pete Meggett says: May 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm They must always say it because… 1)They are very ignorant people and/or 2)They are very hostile propagandists for another religious group that does not mind lying to promote their agenda. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ May 10, 2013 at 11:08 am How does supporting the inclusion of same sex couples into the world of marital unions previously only occupied by mixed gender couples, qualify someone as being against marriage? I anything it extends the franchise to others. It opens it up to allow people who were once marginalized to come and join you. It opens the doors of the church to new members, who have historically felt that they were being turned away at the church door.Isn’t spreading the word of God as far and wide as possible, making it known to as many as possible, one of the foundations of faith? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church bishops of Rhode Island and Delaware both were active supporters of the legislative processes that led to those two states becoming the 10th and 11th states to allow same-sex marriage, and now they are working with their dioceses to respond to the changes in state law.Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee signed that state’s law on May 2. The law becomes effective Aug. 1.“As a new citizen of Rhode Island, I am thankful to the state for passing a bill that provides the churches who wish it, the opportunity to minister in this way to the families and people in their congregations,” Bishop Nicholas Knisely, who was ordained and consecrated in November, wrote in a May 3 letter to diocesan clergy.During the legislative process, Knisely commended the advancement of the bill in January and again in April.Knisely said he would all allow same-sex marriages to occur in congregations where both the clergy and vestry are in agreement. “The decision to offer it, or not, is yours to make together within your church,” he told clergy in his letter.A diocesan task force has already developed guidelines for responding to same-sex couples and, Knisely noted, the only change would be to substitute references to “same-sex blessing” with “same-sex marriage.”He said he believes the law “protects the religious freedom of people with vastly different theological understandings of marriage.”He also noted that not all Episcopalians agree on the issue, “but in the Episcopal Church we find our unity in common prayer, not in common opinion.” The church has learned over the years that it is possible and important “to protect the consciences of those who disagree within our church as we live together in community,” Knisely said.Five days after action in Rhode Island, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed that legislature’s bill into law, allowing same-sex couples to marry beginning July 1 and eventually converting all civil unions in that state into marriages.Delaware Bishop Wayne Wright, who took a stand for same-sex blessings when he was a nominee for bishop in 1998 and who testified before the state’s General Assembly in support of the bill, told Episcopal News Service that he was “really happy that we’ve come to this point.”The diocese and individual Episcopalians, he said, have been involved in the issues of marriage equality for some time and he predicted “we’ll respond in positive way” to change in the civil context in which the diocese operates.“For us this has been a long process of dialogue and study and, in some cases, respectful disagreement,” he acknowledged. “I’m very proud of the diocese and the people in it — the way they’re engaged in this.”Because of that process, “our unity here is in our love from Christ,” the bishop said, and within that unity is room for disagreement about issues like this.That dialogue and study will continue, he said.Wright will be talking to clergy and lay leaders of congregations “about how we can best respond and support them in their pastoral ministries.”“I don’t have kind of a pro forma answer today about that because this is something we’ll be talking about,” he said, adding that he had talked earlier that day with a couple of priests “about how we are going to continue the dialogue.” The bishop said the new law will also be discussed at an upcoming clergy day.Wright estimated slightly more than a third of the diocese’s 37 congregations have used the provisional rite for same-sex blessings approved in July 2012 by the church’s General Convention.Diocesan parishes have “the freedom to respond but also freedom to disagree,” he said.The first civil union in the state of Delaware took place Jan. 1, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington.  “It was a really happy day when that happened,” Wright recalled.On May 9, the Minnesota House of Representatives was set to advance a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in that state. That state’s governor has said he will sign the bill if it is passed by the state Senate in a vote scheduled for May 13.Same-sex marriage also is allowed in Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia.In March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. One challenges Proposition 8, the California referendum that revoked same-sex marriage rights in that state. The other challenges the constitutionality of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The court has not yet issued its opinion in either case.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm What great news! I was initially drawn to the Episcopal Church (from the Roman Catholic Church) because it is so much more humane and Anglicans tend to approach controversial subjects in a much more level-headed and rational way rather than with knee-jerk theology. To all of you who say that the Episcopal Church is declining because it is too progressive–wake up and smell the coffee. Conservative churches (like the Catholic Church) are also hemorrhaging members and people say it is because they are too conservative. The fact that all churches, regardless of progressivism or conservatism, are losing members is more a function of the general decline in religiosity in the USA than anything else. However, I think that the Episcopal Church has the best chance of all of them of recovering from that decline because it is a fundamentally welcoming and humane church, rather than a discriminatory “us vs. them” church like so many of the others. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Human Sexuality, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET May 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm What I find here in Texas is that the church I serve is growing exponentially due to radical hospitality, a place full of love for everyone, no matter what their relationships might be. Yes, we have a few same-sex couples, but mainly we are gaining young, heterosexual couples with kids who have gay and lesbian family or friends. They all are tired of the discrimination they see in other churches. Our Bishop is moving very carefully and pastorally with the churches that want to do same sex blessings (it appears it will be a long time before Texas allows for same sex marriage) and each church is studying and voting on whether or not it feels called to participate in the rite.We (our church) started down this road when a 16-year old in a nearby community committed suicide and her obituary stated that her greatest wish was to find a church where everyone was welcomed. We chose to put the following on our sign: LGBTQ and Friends: Welcomed and Cherished Here. We’ve never looked back. These members are fully involved in all the ministries available to lay members.Jesus’ teaching throughout the Gospels is to love everyone, and care for everyone. That is what we follow, not Paul’s societally driven admonitions. Should all women cover their heads and never say a word in church? This is also what Paul wrote. I’m so very honored to serve God in this Church, and the people who come to this missionary outpost (that calls itself St. Paul’s) is a haven of love and caring toward all. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Joseph F Foster says: May 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm I thought our General Convention allows same sex blessings; not same sex marriages. Why even have rules, regulations and canons if we don’t abide by them? It highlights our wishy-washy polity that we Episcopalians can do anything we want; except when it comes to money and property. Is this the message we want to send? This kind of thinking is not helpful. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 10, 2013 at 11:03 am You can draw that line wherever you choose to draw that line. But once you have drawn that line, live by your own rules.And dont ever try to enforce your line on my life. I have drawn my line, I know where my line is. My line is drawn with the very principles of my faith at heart. It apples to me, and I will not force you to comply with my line. It is mine! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET James Mikolajczyk says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm Thad –No one believed that the revisionists in the Church were going to end with a same gender blessing that is not a fully sanctioned marriage. One priest even said that he wants the Church to “live with” this for awhile to see if we should have it. (No one hearing that believes that there will be any other choice). The goal all along has been to be the only historic catholic Church on the planet to redefine marriage. The Church’s official “study” of same gender blessings was partially influenced/supported by a secular gay advocate coalition – so the conclusion was settled. Conspicuously absent from that study is Jesus’ own words about the ideal/goal for marriage in Matthew 19 (where Jesus quotes from Genesis 2): “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? A peek into Church Publishing’s online catalog shows no substantial publication about Christian marriage as it is currently understood, but instead we find enriching titles for group discussion like “Radical Love – An Introduction to Queer Theology”, and “From Sin to Amazing Grace – Discovering the Queer Christ”. This Church’s leadership isn’t involved in a dialog with its own Church. This Church’s leadership is involved in re-education at all costs; including the ever-decreasing average Sunday attendance. James Mikolajczyk says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 9, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 May 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm I am proud of TEC for continuing the fundamentally inclusive thrust of the Christian message. From the Council of Jerusalem that discerned that Gentiles could be disciples of Jesus to our own time, when our church has courageously heard the Spirit calling for full inclusion of LGBT people who are already faithful followers of Christ in The Episcopal Church. God has won; love has triumphed. For those who’ve decided that they cannot live with differences in opinion and have decided to form new denominations based solely on not wanting to worship with people unlike themselves, I’ll continue to pray. In the meantime, HALLELUJAH! Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: May 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm Pete,It’s clear that you don’t know Jesus’ words very well. He did address pedophilia quite explicitly:“If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.” -Mark 9:42-48, NRSV Cathedral Dean Boise, ID May 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm Great post. And I second your thoughts. The Rev. Harry L. Knisely says: Frank Riggio-Preston says: May 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm This is the last gasp of a great civilization – celebrating selfish individualism, gratification of the senses, and its result – barrenness. Christendom is whimpering to its grave with the Episcopal church leading the way. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events May 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm I don’t see how acceptance and respecting another’s dignity can be equated with granting whatever is demanded. I find many examples of loving tolerance, long-suffering, and patient companionship in the Scriptures, but I can’t find one example of Jesus revising the Scripture because it did not sync with culture’s demands. Does that mean that those persons were stripped of their dignity, having just heard what they didn’t desire? Quite the opposite. Maybe that’s why he empatically asked – just to get through – “HAVEN’T you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?” The answer is of course they had already heard it but they did not accept it. Isn’t that about where we are being led to now? Not an enviable place to stand. 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 James Mikolajczyk says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Philip Lowe Jr says: May 10, 2013 at 12:41 am At what point do we draw a line of what is right and wrong. I Have a homosexual friend that says that since Christ did not condemn homosexuality it was not a sin. Suppose that logic now applies to the convicted pedophile in NC that is wanting to be ordained, if Christ did not say anything about it being a sin it must be ok. Pete Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC May 10, 2013 at 10:42 am Why must people always say our Church was founded on a divorce? Scant reading of English Church history produced by Roman and Sectarian half truths. Thad Day says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC May 10, 2013 at 10:10 am I find it really ironic that a church founded on a divorce should be now have members who are so opposed to marriage!? May 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm Suppose you decide you want three wives? JOHN ROBERTS says: Doug Desper says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Pete Meggett says: Ken Thomas says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags May 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm I could not disagree with Ken Thomas more. How long will it be before you are unhappy somewhere else. I wish you well, but I am glad that my cousin the Bishop is taking his stand in the Diocese of Rhode Island. 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 last_img read more


Flora spreads festive cheer to British Heart Foundation with on-pack promotion

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_img Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 3 November 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Flora spreads festive cheer to British Heart Foundation with on-pack promotioncenter_img The month-long on-pack promotion is just one of many fundraising activities planned as part of the partnership, which aims to help improve the nation’s heart health. The fundraising was officially kicked off in September with the Flora Light Challenge for Women, in which the BHF and Flora joined forces with the Heart Runners Team, led by Nell McAndrew. This will be followed by other activities, including the Flora London Marathon, of which the BHF is one of the official charities.Adrian Baty, Flora Brand Manager, adds: “We are hoping to raise over £150,000 for the BHF as a direct result of this new on-pack promotion. The Christmas cards are also our way of thanking our many loyal customers during the festive season, as well as reminding them of the importance of looking after their hearts.” An on-pack promotion of health spread Flora pro-active will benefit the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by raising funds and distributing BHF Christmas cards.Each of the 500g packs of Flora pro.activ distributed during November will include a pack of five BHF Christmas cards, courtesy of Flora. Consumers will also receive a leaflet with the charity’s top tips on maintaining a healthy heart. Flora will also donate 15p to the charity for every pack sold as part of its aim to raise £350,000, the company’s target as part of a year-long fundraising partnership with the BHF. Advertisement 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


Leonard Peltier has triple-bypass surgery

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgLeonard Peltier during a 1999 interview.The following edited email was sent by the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee on Sept. 2.Good morning friends and family,I just talked to Leonard, and unknown to us, he was just released from the hospital and this is his message to all his supporters and friends.“Good morning, everyone. OK. I know everyone did not know this, but it’s been a rough ride for me, BUT I’m one step back from passing away.“I was taken to an outside hospital in Leesburg, Fla., for what I was told was a routine heart stress test. And it turned out that they found clogged arteries, three of them! They decided to operate right away, and I just returned from triple-bypass heart surgery. My chest was opened and they took arteries from my legs and placed them in the blocked arteries. I had to be given a liter of blood. Now I am back at the prison and getting around in my wheelchair. They said this would help my shortness of breath and the pressure in my chest.”[Leonard] was still a little short of breath, but said he is looking forward to seeing his grandson next weekend, and I will be visiting him the following weekend, as well as speaking at an event in Gainesville on Sept. 15.I will keep you all updated as he will be able to call and give us reports on his progress of recovery.This incident in Leonard’s health struggle has shown us how quickly things can happen and how important it is that we do everything possible to get Leonard out of prison and home to Turtle Mountain. Please continue to fund his legal struggle as it will take our lawyer and all of us to make this happen! Donate at whoisleonardpeltier.info.Send Leonard a card atLeonard ­Peltier89637-132, USP Coleman 1,P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521.Thank you for all your support,PauletteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska public order bill would curb reporting freedom

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img to go further July 23, 2020 Find out more Bosnian police officers , October 2018/AFP News The amendments, which the Republika Srpska’s national assembly is due to consider tomorrow, are badly worded and would hamper journalists’ work, restricting the freedom to inform, RSF said.Under the proposed amendments, reporters could be fined up to 750 euros and jailed for up to 60 days if, without prior permission, they photographed or filmed police officers or other public officials performing official duties.The parliamentarian who proposed the amendments says their aim is to simply to establish more precise penalties for violations of the public order law, but RSF is concerned about the vagueness of the proposals, and the government’s failure to provide any explanation of what constitutes “disrupting and obstructing the work of officials.”In practice, the proposed amendments would give the police and other officials disproportionate discretionary powers to punish journalists. Opposition to the amendments is all the greater because many journalists were arrested or otherwise harassed while covering a “Justice for David” protests about a flawed investigation into a young man’s death that was widely blamed on the police.“We call on the Republika Srpska’s national assembly to reject these amendments, which violate international standards and pose a serious threat to reporting freedom,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The role of journalists all over the world is to provide public interest reporting without the need for prior consent from the police or any other public body.”Ranked 62nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, Bosnia and Herzegovina would do well to note the reaction in Spain to the adoption of a “gag law” in 2015 that penalized taking or disseminating photos that “defame” police officers.  The outcry was such that the controversial articles were finally repealed after Pedro Sánchez became prime minister in 2018. News Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal Organisation Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassment April 15, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska public order bill would curb reporting freedom Help by sharing this information Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the parliament of Republika Srpska, the part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Serbian majority, to reject proposed amendments to a public order law that would penalize journalists who “disrupt” police operations. News Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassment April 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina News RSF_en April 29, 2020 Find out more Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunishedlast_img read more


Odessa police arrest man wanted on federal warrant

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first_imgLocal NewsCrime Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – March 5, 2018 Facebook Previous articleDriver sought after hit-and-run on 42ndNext articleColorado fugitive arrested after shoplifting call admin Twitter Leonard Daniels Odessa police arrested a man wanted on a federal warrant on Saturday.A release stated OPD arrested Leonard Edward Daniels, 51, on a warrant for felony parole violation.Officers responded to the area of 10th and Dixie in Odessa on Saturday afternoon in response to a call on criminal mischief in the area. Upon arrival, officers made contact with one of the involved parties, identified as Daniels, before investigation revealed Daniels was wanted.Daniels’ parole violation charge stems from a charge of smuggling persons. Odessa police arrest man wanted on federal warrant WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more


Ed Delgado: ‘Pettiness of Politics’ Eroding Confidence in Mortgage

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago House Financial Services Committee Mortgage Industry 2020-05-06 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ed Delgado: ‘Pettiness of Politics’ Eroding Confidence in Mortgage About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: House Financial Services Committee Mortgage Industry Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Ed Delgado: ‘Pettiness of Politics’ Eroding Confidence in Mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Proctor Financial Acquires Loan Protector Next: Treasury Delivers Update on Residential Investment Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Several members of the House Financial Services Committee, including Chairwoman Maxine Waters, sent letters to the nation’s largest mortgage servicers, requesting information on their communication about relief to borrowers with federally-backed mortgages under the CARES Act. “Millions of homeowners will rely on the relief included in the CARES Act as they struggle to make timely mortgage payments in the coming months,” the lawmakers wrote. “As one of the largest servicers of federally-backed mortgages, it is critical that you communicate consistent and accurate information regarding the options available to borrowers who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to financial hardship that is directly or indirectly related to the pandemic. Similarly, borrowers seeking assistance must be able to contact a customer service representative without excessive wait times or other delays.”Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-New York), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions; Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; and Congressman Al Green (D-Texas), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, were included in the letter. The Committee sent letters to the following banks: Bank of America CorporationJPMorgan Chase & Co.Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLCLoanCare LLCMr. Cooper Group, Inc.New Rez, LLCPennyMac Financial Services, Inc.Quicken LoansTruist Financial CorporationU.S. BancorpWells Fargo & CompanyEfforts by DS News to obtain comments by several of these banks by press were not returned.The Committee requested additional items from the indicated banks, including all policies and procedures effective as of or since March 27, 2020, related to accepting and processing requests for forbearance; applicable standards and requirements for approving forbearance requests; and initiating and continuing foreclosure proceedings. The Committee also requested training materials, instructions, and call scripts provided to customer service employees since March 27. The Committee also requested screenshots of all information provided on their websites, including an online platform to make mortgage payments.Addressing the needs of pandemic-impacted homeowners has been a primary focus for the industry over the past two months. Government agencies such as Ginnie Mae, HUD, and FHFA have announced updated guidance or programs designed to address best practices and potential servicer shortfalls during this period.The U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act to provide borrowers with federally backed mortgage protection, including a 60-day moratorium on foreclosures, which is set to expire on May 17.  However, one early concern that remains is liquidity as mortgage servicers are required to continue making payments on mortgage-backed securities to investors, despite a loss of revenue on the front end as more homeowners enter into forbearance plans as a result of COVID-19 economic impacts such as lost jobs or other financial struggles.Addressing the mortgage servicing industry’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global, said, “U.S. financial institutions reacted swiftly and responsibly to decrease the number of homes that could enter foreclosure and help the millions of Americans whose livelihoods are at stake.”Delgado added, “The pettiness of politics is a corrosive agent, eroding confidence in the mortgage industry. At a time when we look to our business and political leaders for support, the inference that mortgage banks failed to respond in a timely and proper manner to the national health crisis is both reckless and irresponsible.” More than 26 million Americans have filed unemployment claims over the past five weeks. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 6, 2020 1,287 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articleslast_img read more


Eagle Scout project benefits Goshen High School

Posted On May 24 2021 by

first_img Eagle Scout project benefits Goshen High School Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must complete 21 merit badges including required badges in first aid, citizenship in the community, nation and world, communication, personal fitness, emergency preparedness and in a variety of outdoor skills. The Scout must also serve his troop in leadership roles and complete a service project of benefit to the community, a religious institution or school.Ryan joined Boy Scout Troop 555 that is supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.“I was already involved in church so I joined Troop 555 and I did a lot of things and learned a lot,” Ryan said. “My dad, Jeff, was Scoutmaster some of that time. I enjoyed all of the merit badge work but my favorite badges were the shooting ones, like archery and black powder rifles, and I really liked wilderness survival. It was a blast.”Ryan said the Scouts ventured into the wilderness around Camp Ala-Flo near Enterprise. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Suspects wanted in Walmart theft case Troy Police are asking for help in catching three suspects wanted in connection with felony thefts that took place at… read more “We could only carry what we could put in a plastic, gallon jug. We could take no food or water. We had to start our fires with non-lighter materials. We slept on the ground. It was cold and it was hard to get warm. We had to hunt down chickens and kill and gut them. We learned to survive in the wilderness.”Fort Rucker brought in a Huey helicopter and assisted the Scouts with wilderness rescue techniques.“We learned to signal with mirrors and other rescue techniques,” Ryan said. “That was very interesting. It was a great experience.”Ryan had several local Scout jamborees to his credit. So, with his badge work completed and a wealth of Scouting experience to his credit, he was ready to develop his Eagle Scout project, which, upon completion would qualify him for the rank of Eagle Scout.“Before I was home schooled, I went to Goshen for a while,” Ryan said. “I live close to the school and I go to the high school to take my exams. I noticed that the bleachers at the baseball fields looked … decrepit. The frames had rusted. The boards had holes in some of them. The screws were exposed and some of the boards could be easily pulled off. The bleachers were unsafe. A lot of work had been done on the baseball field and it looked nice. The bleachers needed to be repaired.”Ryan decided the repair of the bleachers would be a good Eagle Scout project.“I talked with the principal and baseball coach at Goshen High School,” he said. “They liked the idea.”Together, they decided the frames should be painted purple and the board stained honey gold to match the school colors. Ryan put the idea and plans to paper and presented it to the Eagle review board.Once the project was approved, he put the plans in motion.He enlisted the assistance of local businesses, Lowe’s, Sherwin-Williams, Blockwire, Sticky Frogs, EEZ TEC Solutions and a whole host of friends.“About 15 people worked two days over two weeks time to get everything done,” Ryan said. “Once the bleachers were completed, everyone seemed pleased. I think they are a great addition to the baseball field and will be around for a long time.”Ryan expressed appreciation to all of those who supported his Eagle Scout project – those who donated supplies and those who did the nuts and bolts work.Ryan is looking forward to formally being awarded Scouting’s highest rank at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be held later this month. Print Article He had not been through the Cub Scout program. “That just didn’t work out for me.”“But, my dad wanted me to join the Boy Scouts when I was 11 and I did,” Ryan said. “I really enjoyed it and wanted to become an Eagle Scout. I want to pay the bill.”Earning the rank of Eagle Scout requires dedication and commitment for the journey is long. For Ryan, the journey took seven years. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Eagle Scout Kevin Ryan sits on the bleachers at Goshen High School that he arranged to be repaired as his Eagle Scout project.When Kevin Ryan joined Boy Scout Troop 555 in Troy seven years ago, he knew he was stepping into big shoes.“I had a big bill to pay,” Ryan said. “My great-great grandfather was the first Eagle Scout in Canada and my dad, Jeff, was an Eagle Scout so….”Ryan had not taken the usual path on his quest to achieve the highest honor a Boy Scout can receive, that of Eagle Scout. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more


Danners reflect on 75 years of marriage

Posted On May 24 2021 by

first_img Sponsored Content Danner joined the U.S. Navy in March 1943 and served on the USS Ticonderoga, an aircraft carrier. His service ended on January 17, 1945 and he came home intent on marrying that girl with the batting eyes.While he was away, Evelyn had worked at a five and dime and dollar store in Columbus, where her sister lived.The Red Cross provided enough money for Evelyn to board the passenger train in Tennille and ride to New Orleans to meet Coy. They came back home to Barbour County with every intention of getting married. But Coy said they could not get a marriage license in Barbour County because he had not yet turned 21.“I was old enough to go to war but I was not old enough to get married,” he said. However, looking back over 75 years, perhaps it was Evelyn’s age, not his, that prevented them for getting the marriage license in Barbour County. But loved paved the way to Ariton in Dale County, and there the couple got a marriage license and said their I do’s and began a life together on February 22, 1945.Coy did what he loved doing –working the land. He farmed with his granddad who also taught him to lay bricks and blocks. He was a good brick mason and did work all around Barbour and surrounding counties. He also worked as a rural mail carrier. Evelyn worked at the Van Heusen Shirt Factory in Clio and later at the Phillips Van Heusen shirt factory in Ozark. She also worked at the Riegel Glove Factory in Brundidge.The Danners have one daughter, Carol Danner Barr, a grandson Keith Barr and granddaughter Denise Adams and a lot of grandchildren to love, the couple said.Carol Barr expressed appreciation, on behalf of  Coy and Evelyn and their entire family, for making the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary such a happy and memorable occasion. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Danners reflect on 75 years of marriage You Might Like They met at a revival service at Evergreen Baptist Church in Barbour County.Danner said he sat on the pew behind this young girl that kept batting her eyes at him.When the service was over, he had his hand on the back of her pew and “somehow” their hands touched. And that was the beginning of a love story that has lasted 75 years and counting.Evelyn was around 15 years old and he was a couple of years older – old enough to serve his country during a world war. Coy and Evelyn Danner were the honored guests Sunday afternoon at Elam Baptist Church.The church fellowship hall was packed with family and friends who were there to celebrate the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary.The couple graciously accepted congratulations, posed for photographs and shared “remember whens” with their guests. All the while they held hands and, once or twice, he gave her a peck on the cheek. SINGING ON: Sacred Harp Sing has staying power Sacred Harp singing. What’s that all about? Just ask the singers in Ozark, Stapleton, Montgomery and Samson. Or those in… read more Next Up“Ah, Coy!” someone said. Danner appeared to smile.“It’s been good years,” Danner said. “A few hard times, but good years.”The Danners’ love story began much like that of many young couples during the “early years.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 9:13 pm Monday, February 24, 2020 By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Print Articlelast_img read more