Salvation Army kicks off sale

first_img Book Nook to reopen “We always need bell ringers and we encourage church, civic and school groups, as well as individuals, to volunteer for this most important fundraising campaign,” McLaney said. “We have six Red Kettle locations here in Pike County and we begin ringing after Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving comes late this year, we’ll have fewer days to ring and that could affect the amount of money that we raise.”McLaney said the Pike County Salvation Army’s plans for the 2013-2014 year also include its annual Empty Bowl fundraiser in the spring. McLaney said hopes are to have about 200 handmade bowls for the event, many of which will be made by local celebrities.“The Pike County Salvation Army Disaster Team has been certified and is ready to respond to emergency situations,” McLaney said. “Our team is qualified to respond o emergencies outside of our area if needed.”For more information about the Pike County Salvation Army or to volunteer, call 808-1069. Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Nall awarded studio by principality of Monaco Troy native Nall Hollis has been awarded an artist studio by the Principality of Monaco. The studio was inaugurated on… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Salvation Army kicks off sale 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 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the authorcenter_img Latest Stories From sales at its thrift store to plans for a camp stew fundraiser, the Salvation Army in Pike County is busy.Donna McLaney, Pike County Salvation Army advisory board chair, said the store – a primary fund-raising effort for the agency – is in the midst of a seasonal transition sale.In addition, “The Salvation Army Service Center also has a food bank and donations to the food bank are always needed and appreciated,” McLaney said. “Right now, the most pressing need is for powdered milk and grain products. Of course, we always need protein products, including peanut butter.” The Salvation Army’s annual camp stew fundraiser is set for Oct. 4, with pickup from noon until 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.“Carter Sanders will prepare the camp stew and, everyone who has ever had his camp stew knows how good it is,” McLaney said. “The camp stew will be $10 a quart with all proceeds going to Pike County Salvation Army to assist people in need right here at home.”The Pike County Salvation Army advisory board is looking ahead to its largest annual fundraiser, the Red Kettle Campaign. Sponsored Content Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Point-counterpoint: New Olympic sport

first_imgHagstromAdding rugby, the rest of the world’s version of the NFLwithout pads, to the slate for the 2008 Olympics would certainly beentertaining. Even speed walking would tickle my fancy, watching groups ofpeople swinging their arms, doing their best to emulate a hummingbird, all thewhile maintaining a heel-to-toe gait.While there wouldn’t be a shortage of fun with either optionor many other sports for that matter (it’s hard for any new sport to fall shortof current Olympic sports such as fencing, archery or table tennis), the pointis to manipulate the games to give the United States the advantage.I know the triathlon already exists, but my idea of thethree-sport endurance race is a little bit different. It’s called the CaloricPyramid. Basically, the race would involve eating, eating and more eating.First, the competitors would have to swallow their way outof a small tank of molasses (the swimming part). Then they’d hop onto a Segwayand cruise for five miles before finishing the race with a mile walk. Buthere’s the catch; the competitors need to stop every mile on their Segway, parkin a designated handicap parking space and, in a six minute eat-a-thon, scarfdown as many hot dogs as they can (the total number eaten is factored into thefinal score in addition to the person who completes the Caloric Pyramid thefastest). As for the mile walk (it’s a moving walkway), competitors will besituated behind an ice cream truck and forced to eat everything dropped theirway. Given the nature of Americans — as of 2004, 65 percent ofthem were overweight — my cirque de food would give the red, white and blue theupper hand in at least one Olympic competition. And after an inevitable sweepof the medals, the winners could truly say to the rest of the world, “I’m fatand proud of it.”Point: Caloric Pyramid. Eat it!VoelkelEver since itshumble inception as nude wrestling matches and sprints to determine the mostphysically fit Greeks (incidentally not the ones from Langdon Street), theOlympic games have been the true test of athleticism.The ancient games died out thousands of years ago, but in the mid-1800s, theywere brought back. Ever since, however, the games have been in constant flux,with new events being added to the annual slate and others subsequentlydropped.With the next Olympics set to kickoff (tipoff, flame off, what do the Olympicsactually do?) in Beijing in September 2008, there is another opportunity forthe ever-wise International Olympic Committee to add an event.Given the fact that the IOC has decided to drop both baseball and softball — actualsports if there ever were — after the 2012 games, and given the recent additionof snowboarding and the fact that it still gives medals for synchronizedswimming (aka a bunch of people flailing in water) it appears as if the Olympicsare moving in a direction away from traditional sports.That should be kept in mind when considering which new sport to add.The recent boom in popularity of poker makes it an intriguing option. It ispopular around the globe and fits the bill of a nontraditional Olympic”discipline.” But a game that is contingent on lying to your opponent doesn’tquite seem to fit the idyllic Olympic motto. That, and viewers would probably thenbe forced to listen to Norman Chad ruin the Olympics.Instead, the IOC should give a regional flavor to the games and add Chinesecheckers to the slate of contests.It’s the perfect game that balances strategy, skill (it can be tough to hang onto those marbles and set them in the proper holes sometimes) and bringingtogether people from around the globe (don’t forget six people can play at once).Chinese checkers. Huang wo! (“King me” for the Mandarin-illiterate.)last_img read more