Clay Hill to host annual ‘Old Christmas’ service

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:36 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012 By Health Videos Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Hot apple cider and teacakes are served at the close of the service.Clay Hill Church is located at Pronto. Directions from Troy are a left at the South Alabama Stockyards sign on Highway 231near Brundidge, a right at the dead-end and across the railroad tracks on County Road 4408. From Brundidge or Banks, turn off Highway 93 onto County Road 4408. The church is about a mile on the left. For nearly two decades, “Old Christmas” has been celebrated in Pike County on Jan. 6 at historic Clay Hill Church, making it one of only a handful for Old Christmas celebrations still held.Mountain folks and plain folks celebrate Old Christmas but, other than that, the celebrations are few and far between said, the Rev. Michael Lawler, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, the host of the annual non-denominational service.“Old Christmas at Clay Hill is a historic celebration of Christmas,” Lawler said. “January 6 is the Epiphany and is celebrated as the day on which the Wise Men arrived with gifts for the Christ Child. We celebrate ‘Old Christmas’ at historic Clay Hill Church with a service of scriptures and songs. It is a beautiful, peaceful and meaningful way to bring the Christmas season to a close.” “Old Christmas at Clay Hill” is a lamplight service and the church is decorated with the offerings of Mother Nature – pine, cedar and holly.“Old Christmas at Clay Hill is celebrated in much the same way as it was 100 years ago,” Lawler said. “The music is played on acoustic instruments and the congregation is invited to join in the singing of the old carols of Christmas as the stories of both the birth of the Christ Child and the arrival of the Wise Men are being told through the scriptures.”The service ends with the passing of the light of peace. Latest Stories Clay Hill to host annual ‘Old Christmas’ service By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Resolution Time Brian Kervin has been working out at Troy Health and Fitness for six years and says consistency is the key… read more Sponsored Content “Old Christmas at Clay Hill has become a tradition for many people and we invite those who haven’t been to this special Christmas service to join us,” Lawler said.“Old Christmas at Clay Hill” begins at 6 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to dress warmly for the service at the historic church. Print Article Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Who’ll be the next Iloilo police prov’l director?

first_imgFrom the list of recommendees that thePhilippine National Police will submit, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. will beselecting the next IPPO director. Lucas isqualified and the most senior police official at the PRO-6, said Pamuspusan. The director saidLucas is actually of the nominees for the IPPO’s top post. Vilela’s next assignment will be asPhilippine police attaché to the Unite d States. This is a three-yearassignment. Vilela started his IPPO assignment inSeptember last year. Prior to this, he headed the Comptroller Division of thePolice Regional Office 2 (Cagayan Valley). He was also the national alumni presidentof the 1997 Kapanalig Class of the Philippine National Police Academy. Colonel Roland Vilela, director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Also being considered for Vilela’sseat is Police Colonel Pablito Asmod, chief of the PRO-6’s RegionalInvestigation and Detective Management Division.center_img Pamuspusan saidLucas would lead the IPPO until Vilela’s replacement is named. Vilela said he isthankful to the people of Iloilo and provincial government officials for theircooperation./PN Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan announced yesterday the IPPOwould have an officer-in-charge – Police Colonel Kenneth Lucas, chief of PRO-6’sRegional Comptroller Division. ILOILO – Iloilo Police ProvincialOffice (IPPO) director Police Colonel Roland Vilela is leaving the provincetomorrow for a new assignment. Who will be his successor? He also described Asmod asqualified and, like Lucas, also a senior officer at the PRO-6.last_img read more

Gridiron Nation: Paterno’s tarnished legacy could be saved

first_imgJoe Paterno has been fired for obvious reasons, mere hours after saying he would finish out this season. It will not be spared much, but the full extent of the damage done to his reputation still remains undetermined.Would you have been one the people gathered on Joe Paterno’s front lawn in a show of support, or would you be one of the people calling for Paterno’s permanent exile from Happy Valley?In many aspects, it seems an easy decision that JoePa had to go, along with everyone else that had any knowledge regarding the sexual abuse of children by former Penn State former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. But for a moment, take heed of the emotions elicited by the sight of Paterno, the most renowned figure in Penn State history. If you can recall what life was like before the storm, the departure of JoePa might not be so comprehensible.Prior to the announcement of his retirement, SportsIllustrated.com’s lead headline read, “Joe Paterno Must Go Now,” while ESPN.com’s said, “Turning Their Backs: There is no defense for the people in power who had a chance to act and did not. The University and Joe Paterno failed.”Yahoo’s? “Time for Joe to Go.”What each outlet should have realized is that Paterno would not ignore the situation a second time. All anybody needed to do was listen to some of the words Joe has said through the years, beginning with what he said to a supportive crowd of students gathered in his yard.“I can’t tell you how much this means to me,” Paterno said to the kids surrounding his home. “I’ve lived for this place. I’ve lived for people like you guys and girls.”And so he lived to give those guys and girls a university that will attempt to move forward from beneath a horrific shadow in the months and years to come. What Paterno did not know is the PSU board of trustees did not care.The credibility Paterno has carried up and down the sidelines of Beaver Stadium for 46 years begs you, implores you to believe that he is sorry, and perhaps if he had listened to the words of advice he gave to generations of young men, he would not have to.“Do the little things right and the big things will take care of themselves.”In hindsight, it is perhaps some of the most misguided advice Paterno ever gave and the reason why Happy Valley has become a circus. Paterno did the little thing; he reported one of Sandusky’s transgressions, the first step of the legal process, and never followed up. The big thing did not take care of itself; it took care of Paterno and several high-ranking Penn State officials instead.Paterno went back to the drawing board and committed himself to something very small in comparison to the immense gravity of sexual abuse of a child – he resigned. It was the right thing to do.“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”It is unfortunate that to this point Paterno has stomached so many years of a tasteless buffet, but by stepping aside he admitted his mistake and honorably accepted the consequences. Too late for the liking of many, but certainly better than never.“Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.”If Paterno remembers this quote at all, has he considered its significance? Is it the reason why until now he has not addressed the media, besides through a written statement?“I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case,” Paterno said in a statement he released Wednesday morning.”I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief.”Though everyone’s perception of Paterno has been greatly skewed, anybody who expected Paterno not to accept responsibility, a virtue he has been teaching for more than a half-century, likely underestimated the character he has shown in every instance but one. All Paterno can do now is hope the victims and the public accept his amends and find it in their hearts to forgive him.“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”Paterno used that word Wednesday in his statement, tragedy. Perhaps he recognized the victims’ loss of self-worth, or maybe he was ashamed of himself. Probably both.While it would pale in comparison to the life-damaging effects the victims will deal with the rest of their lives, it too would be a sad story to forget the immeasurable amount of good Paterno imparted on the lives of thousands of young men that passed through Penn State.The toxicity infusing State College is sadly distorting some of these great words of wisdom into ironic self-fulfilling prophecies for Paterno, but maybe someday they will once again portray the great man he unquestionably used to be.No one doubts Paterno slipped up, but without a Division I football program to run after this season, let us hope that the ugly scar caused by this scandal will not keep Paterno behind closed doors for the rest of his life. He still has the ability to empower young men, and there is a growing number coming forward in the aftermath of this case that will need empowering. If even one victim is willing to accept help from Paterno should he offer it, there is still a lot of good that JoePa can do. So where will you stand? Will you be supporting Paterno at his front door, or holding a sign like one individual at State College that says, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”?All good men make mistakes. Hopefully, more good men will not try to take away all the good Paterno had done before now and focus on helping the victims and their families, as well as a once-happy, now-grieving valley, to recover before they fall into darkness.Brett is a senior majoring in journalism. Never want to hear from Joe Paterno again? Or do you think he can still help the situation? Let Brett know at [email protected] or send him a tweet @BAsportswriter.last_img read more

Kiké Hernandez’s two home runs lead Dodgers past Mariners

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start NEXT GAME: Dodgers vs. Rockies, Sunday, 1 p.m., Salt River Fields; SportsNet LA, 570 AMRelated Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen pitches during spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez hits a solo home run during the first inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez watches the flight of his solo home run during the first inning of Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Hernandez hit a second homer later in the game. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of the spring training game against Erik Swanson #50 of the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated by Manager Dave Roberts #30 after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the first inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Brad Miller #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a fly ball during the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Brad Miller #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a fly ball during the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers toss the ball to make an out against the Seattle Mariners during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez, right, and David Freese talk on the field during the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Omar Estevez #88 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes the tag on Cesar Izturis #83 of the Seattle Mariners while attempting to steal second base during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez and the Mariners’ Domingo Santana talk on the field during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez hits a solo home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez watches his solo home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erik Swanson pitches in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated in the dugout after a solo home run in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda stretches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo reacts to being called out on a close play at first base in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Former Los Angeles Dodgers player and manager Tommy Lasorda waves to fans during the spring training game between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Chase Sharpe, left, 9, and Noah Bailey, right, 10, both of Everett, Wa., wait for players to sign autographs before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Omar Estevez strikes out swinging in the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rocky Gale grounds out to third base in the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Chase Sharpe, left, age nine, and Noah Bailey, right, age ten, both of Everett, Wa., wait for players to sign autorgraphs before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’s Will Smith watches his fly ball in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda stretches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen pitches during spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen pitches during spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 37GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch during the second inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch on March 09, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)ExpandTHE GAME: Kiké Hernandez’s two home runs accounted for all of the scoring in the Dodgers’ 2-0 Cactus League win over the Kansas City Royals before an announced crowd of 13,250 at Camelback Ranch.HITTING REPORT: Hernandez’s first two home runs, both to left field against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson, gave him a .435 batting average (10 for 23) to begin spring training. … Brad Miller and Keibert Ruiz had the Dodgers’ other hits, both singles. … Miller has reached base in all four of his Cactus League games. He also saw his first action in left field, playing five innings. … Edwin Rios went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .182 (4 for 22).PITCHING REPORT: Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda threw three perfect innings, striking out four. He pitched the third inning out of the stretch for practice, and threw an additional 10 pitches in the bullpen afterward. … Kenley Jansen threw a 1-2-3 fourth inning, hitting 91 to 93 mph on the radar gun. … Yimi Garcia, Jaime Schultz, Josh Sborz and Parker Curry each threw a scoreless inning of relief. … The Mariners were limited to four hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If I had the choice of being able to do that, for sure, but that’s kind of difficult.”  – Maeda (through interpreter Will Ireton), when asked if he’d like to save some of his performance Saturday for the regular season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more