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TURKEYS FROM HEAVEN: Volunteers give away meals for Christmas

first_img12345678910PrevNextStartStop When the Josie Moonshine Queen comes out of the hollows and a couple from upstate New York sits down with color crayons, that’s a strong indication that people from all walks of life realize the importance of Turkeys from Heaven.On Saturday, people of all ages and from all walks of life came together to make Christmas a little brighter for those less fortunate.Turkeys from Heaven, which was founded by Kelly Sanders four years ago, has become a Christmas tradition of giving for many people in Troy and throughout Pike County. Each year, the number of Christmas dinners delivered to individuals and families who might otherwise not be so fortunate has increased. This year more than 400 dinners including a grilled turkey, green bean casserole, bread and dessert, were delivered by community volunteers from kids and teens to grandparents and members of local law enforcement and the Troy Fire Department. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Published 4:26 pm Monday, December 24, 2018 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I need not have worried,” Sanders said. “Pike County people are giving people. We had many new faces among those who have been volunteering for several years. Everything ran so smooth. I know now that we will be able to grow. We will be able to reach out to more people in need, all because the people of Pike County do care.”The number of young people who were involved is another indication that Turkeys from Heaven will continue to be a Christmas tradition in Troy and Pike County.Iris Byrd of Goshen, a first-time volunteer, wanted to be a part of something that does so much good. She brought her visiting grandchildren along. And, not only did they come, they understood why they were there.“We’re here to help people in need,” Katlyn Gibson said. Her brother, Ray, said he was proud to get to do something ‘good like this at Christmas.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Book Nook to reopencenter_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Print Article But, even as the sun was coming up on Saturday, Kelly Sanders was a little nervous.“I was praying in the shower,” Sanders said, with a smile. “I was worried that, with Christmas on Tuesday there would be lot of weekend family events, and shopping, too. And, the Troy Trojans were playing in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobil. So, I was praying.”But, when the day dawned, the volunteers were there. Even before 5 a.m., men arrived at “the cooking place” with big grills and, a short four hours later, the turkeys were a golden brown and ready to be delivered to The Emporium, where they would be box with the dinners and ready for delivery. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Trojans receive valuable practice time after busy start tot h season Despite coming off a close loss to Pike County on Tuesday, the Charles Henderson boy’s basketball team enter the holiday… read more TURKEYS FROM HEAVEN: Volunteers give away meals for Christmas 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Carla Rice is a seasoned volunteer and, like Sanders, she said things ran almost like clockwork.“It’s good to see people of all ages volunteering their time to do for others and everyone is in such good spirits – the Christmas spirit,” she said. This is what Christmas is all about.”Snowbirds Keith and Debra Alexander from Watertown, New York, read about Turkeys from Heaven in The Messenger and decided they would like to be a part of something that makes a difference in the lives of others.“We are staying at Deer Run RV Park and we enjoy being in Pike County,” Alexander said. “It’s amazing to see so many people volunteering their time and having a good time doing it. Debra and I are coloring Turkeys from Heaven pictures to go on the delivery bags. We are proud to do our part.”Alexander has been a volunteer fire fighter in New York and his wife has been a member of the ladies’ auxiliary.“Volunteering is in our blood,” he said. “We’re glad to be part of Turkeys from Heaven.”Sanders expressed appreciation to all who have been a part of making Turkeys from Heaven 2018 such a great success. There are too many to name, she said, from those who purchased turkeys, to those who work behind the scenes to those who open bean cans, grill turkeys and make deliveries.Every person is the most important person, she said. “Thank you all!”last_img read more


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Changes to bovine tuberculosis testing announced

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Board of Animal Health recently authorized a change to align bovine tuberculosis testing requirements with federal rules.The change, which went into effect back in July, requires dairy cattle entering Indiana to meet the same standard as other cattle and bison. In order to bring cattle or bison into Indiana, the animals must meet specific criteria based on their origin and destination. For example, cattle or bison 18 months of age or older from California must test negative for tuberculosis 60 days before entering Indiana.Bovine tuberculosis is a serious bacterial disease that can affect cattle, other livestock and even humans. I believe that aligning the requirements for bovine tuberculosis testing with federal rules will help prevent the spread of this disease and keep our livestock healthy.For more information on testing requirements, click here.last_img read more


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Classy Aviator upsets at 9-1 in feature

first_imgCLASSY AVIATOR, running at odds of 9-1 with Aaron Chatrie aboard, scored a mild upset in yesterday’s Titania Trophy feature over 1,100 metres for three-year-old fillies, flooring the odds on 4-5 favourite BIRD CATCHER, who was second.Trained by Gary Subratie for owners Test Pilots, the chestnut filly by Seeking The Glory out of Classy Chanel was held just off the early fractions as POISON GAS and LIKE A LADY carried the pace into the straight ahead of BLUE MOON and BIRD CATCHER.With no fewer than four in with a chance leaving the furlong pole, CLASSY AVIATOR got into top gear midway the last furlong to beat BIRD CATCHER by 11/4 length.disqualifiedThere was a lengthy stewards’ enquiry into the running of the race resulting in third past the post, BLUE MOON, with apprentice Jerome Innis riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, being disqualified, and placed fifth, this for causing interference to LIKE A LADY in the straight. BABY P, who was fourth past the post was promoted to third.CLASSY AVIATOR, who had previously won by a wide margin over 1,200 metres in maiden company on March 12 with Chatrie aboard, has shown a preference for sprints over middle distances and could make her mark in non-winners of three when next at the races.Inform jockey Robert Halledeen and trainer Dwight Chen highlighted the 10-race programme with two winners each.Like he did on the previous Saturday, Halledeen took the first double comprising Peter McMaster’s progressive American 3-y-o filly CHOO CHOO BLUE, who again romped the day’s opening race over 1,200 metres in the smart time of 1:12.1 going wire to wire and 8-1 chance BLUE PEPSI LINKS for trainer Ryan Darby in the 3-y-o maiden special over 1,200 metres. CHOO CHOO BLUE is owned by Elaine McMaster (Miss Suckie), wife of the winning trainer.Chen posted seventh-race winner SONG BIRD at 2-1 with former champion Wesley Henry in the saddle as well as CHIEF PROSPECT at 4-1 in the eighth with Jevanne Erwin aboard.Only two favourites obliged on what was a difficult day for form players, the notable upset coming via the fleet-footed AUNT HILDA at 14-1 with Renaldo McNaughton riding for trainer Patrick Fong in the ninth race over the round-five course.last_img read more


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Red Bluff High boys soccer routs Lassen in Holiday Classic opener, 5-1

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff High boys soccer team has finished on top of its own Holiday Classic tournament since its inception in 2013. “Our goal is to get a fourth straight championship,” Red Bluff coach Claudio Martinez said. The Spartans took care of step one Friday afternoon with a 5-1 win over Lassen to advance to Saturday’s semifinals against Pierce (Arbuckle) at 11:30 a.m. The final is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. against the other half of the bracket at the Kiwanis Spartan Soccer Complex …last_img


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Warriors’ Draymond Green unfiltered about Russell Westbrook fan incident

first_imgHOUSTON — Perhaps at some point, Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook will exchange some sharp words when the Warriors (46-21) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) on Saturday. Those two players often consider that development both inevitable and necessary to fuel their competitive juices.As far as fans exerting that same behavior, though? Green found it completely unacceptable for a Utah Jazz fan to yell reportedly offensive and racist language toward Westbrook in a game earlier this …last_img


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UNDP To Host Inaugural Global Goals Gala A Night for Change

first_imgCelebrating a half-century milestone while gearing up to implement an ambitious international plan to eliminate poverty and tackle climate change, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host its first-ever gala fundraiser, the inaugural Global Goals Gala: A Night for Change.The event will take place at Phillips, 450 Park Avenue in Manhattan, on the evening of Monday, December 5.The host committee includes three current UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and actors Connie Britton and Michelle Yeoh. These ambassadors and other influencers will help highlight UNDP’s work around the globe, introduce honorees and appoint a new UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, a high-profile actor/activist whose identity will be kept under wraps until shortly before the event.Beginning with red-carpet arrivals and cocktails at 6:30 pm, the evening will feature celebrity advocates, political heavyweights and global partners helping UNDP mark 50 years of progress for the world. Among those serving on the host committee are Edward Dolman, chairman and CEO of Phillips (gala committee chair); Sir Harold Evans, editor-at-large, Thomson Reuters; Kate Garvey, co-founder of Project Everyone; Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Road Safety; and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation.“The United Nations Development Programme has spent the last five decades fighting poverty and protecting our planet,” said Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Director of External Relations. “But we can’t get the job done without our influential supporters and advocates by our side, which is why we are delighted and proud to add another powerful voice to the cause when we appoint a new Goodwill Ambassador on December 5.”The gala will be interactive, giving guests the unique opportunity to experience what UNDP does to improve people’s lives around the globe. Central to this experience will be its work in helping countries achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, they were agreed to by world leaders last year seeking to eliminate poverty and stop climate change by 2030. The gala will culminate with a musical performance by a major recording artist, to be announced.Individual tickets start at $750. Tables and sponsorships are available. Contact Ayesha Marra at [email protected] for tickets, to join the host committee or to become a sponsor. For more information on the Global Goals Gala, please visit www.undpgala.org.last_img read more


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Haudenosaunee passport confiscated

first_imgAPTN National NewsJoyce King crosses the Canada-U.S. border for “little tiny things… just continuously”. It’s a part of her daily life in Akwesasne, a Mohawk community that straddles the borders of Ontario, Quebec, and New York. And she always uses her Haudenosaunee passport.But last month, the Canadian government confiscated that Haudenosaunee passport. And King is still waiting for it to be returned.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has the details.last_img


Tiger Woods Called Carlton Banks by Presidents Cup Partner

Tiger Woods is famous for becoming the greatest golfer of the modern era, but what he isn’t known for humor. Well, not until Thursday’s game at the Presidents Cup.Apparently Woods was so funny that his partner, Matt Kuchar calls him Carlton after the character Carlton Banks – Will Smith’s nerdy cousin in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”“I figured this guy was the perfect Carlton,” said Kuchar with Woods standing next to him.“Thank you very much,” Woods replied, with a smile.They’re so committed to the “Fresh Prince” bit that they even greeted each other–in front of cameras–doing the handshake that best friends Will and Jazz did when greeting each other on the show. Watch their rendition of it below.“I thought there was something a little extra,” Kuchar said. “Something fun to do. Baseball high-fives look like a lot of fun but look a little too complicated, so we went old-school with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air — a little snap-back after you slap hands.”Kuchar went on to say:“It’s fun. I figure he’s kind of like Carlton, and we really had a good time doing it out there.”Watch how Smith and Jazz actually did the handshake in the video below. read more


Emery foresees a tough clash at the Etihad

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery reckons it will be a difficult proposition to impose themselves on Manchester City when they trade tackles on Sunday.Teams like Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Newcastle have all adopted a defensive style and counter-attacking tactics to defeat Man City this season.But Emery concedes. Arsenal may struggle to take a proactive approach into the game at the Etihad.Impressive finish, @DenisSuarez6 👌Over five minutes of training footage now available on our @YouTube channel 📺— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2019“Usually Manchester City, in every match they impose their style,” he told Sky Sports.“You want to impose your style, you want to play with your personality, but sometimes you need adaptation – more or less, it depends on the opposition.“It is tough to break their style and impose yours. When a lot of teams play with a profound block, it’s because they need to play like that and can also have chances to win.“Usually you can play ten matches against Manchester City – maybe Newcastle, maybe Crystal Palace, perhaps us as well – you can lose ten times playing the same, or possibly lose seven, draw two and win one.kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“But this style can work for you as Newcastle and Crystal Palace won against them.”Arsenal was thumped 5-1 at Liverpool in December as they tried to impose their style of play, but the former PSG boss claims he’s unfazed by the loss and will maintain his form.“They are two different teams,” he said of City and Arsenal.“Different manner of playing, but with a huge organisation, huge managers and also big players.“For example, the progress from Liverpool is significant progress, and now they are the favourites because they have the lead.“Maybe Manchester City is a different example because they paid a lot and maybe we can’t do that now like that, but our way is we can also do one way similar to Liverpool, similar to Tottenham.“Doing more with young players, using well players who can improve with us. And we are doing that. We need time, but also we need to be very demanding of ourselves to do that.”👔 @UnaiEmery_ put the squad through their final training session this afternoon📸 Here’s a look at what happened ahead of our trip to Manchester for #MCIARS— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 2, 2019last_img read more