first_img“It’s everything. That’s why we’re created. I don’t know if you can be a Christian and not have that community that being with one another because Christianity is a shared faith,” he said. While he also appreciated the opportunity to offer services online and noted that it actually expanded the church’s outreach, he said being able to worship in the same place is a basic need for a congregation like his. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that churches can reopen at 25% capacity as part of Phase two. While Bonnie Coddington said she’s looking forward to the return of services indoors, as long as she’s able to worship with her congregation, she says she’s happy. Fellow church member Alberta ‘Bert’ Wilmot says this is especially true for the congregation right now. “We just talked about how we wanted to do it what kind of safety precautions we wanted to have and so myself and the leadership team put it together,” Hardy said. The church is now offering drive-in services, something church member Bonnie Coddington of Endwell says that when it came to the church’s virtual worship services, there was just something missing.center_img ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Church members at Endicott Community Church of the Nazarene are happy to be back worshiping together, even if it’s from the parking lot. “We have several church members who have recently lost loved ones,” Wilmot said. “To be able to go up to them and say, ‘It takes time, don’t expect the grief to go away tomorrow,’ and you can see their hesitation and hopefully you can address them.” Lead Pastor Keith Hardy said as soon as the church got word from the state that drive-in services were allowed, a plan was created. “We’re still in God’s house, so no matter where we are, we’re still in God’s house so it doesn’t matter,” she says. “We’re a family and to be with your family members, and to see them and to be able to wave to them and stand safely away from them and catch up with them has been wonderful,” she said. “It’s good for our hearts and it makes us feel connected again.”last_img read more

first_imgKenneth Robert Obendorf, 70, of Versailles passed away at 1:05am, Monday, September 3, 2018 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg. He was born at Batesville on October 31, 1947 the son of Arnold and Irma Hurelbrink Obendorf. He was married to Susie Cain on May 27, 1977 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Irma Obendorf Rohls of Napoleon; one son Michael (Alyssa) Obendorf of St. Louis; two daughters Shannon Obendorf of Chicago, and Beth Obendorf of Carmel; one step-son Rick Combs of Versailles; grandchildren Eliot, Samuel, Rhaine, Tonya, and a grandson arriving in December; three great-grandchildren; two sisters Ellen (Dr. Robert) Mulford, and Phyllis (Edward) Armbrecht both of Versailles; his uncle Robert Hurelbrink of Versailles, and his aunt Ruth Althoff of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Obendorf was a 1965 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. For service to his country Kenny received the Purple Heart. In civilian life Kenny worked for Hillenbrand Industries in Batesville and retired in 2010 after 38 years as a machinist with Cummins Engine in Columbus. He was also a tobacco farmer and worked as a guard at the Jefferson Proving Ground. Kenny was an avid golfer and outdoorsman and was a former Babe Ruth and Little League coach in Versailles, taking one of his teams to the Laughery Valley District championship. Kenny was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean and was also a member of the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgJennings County, In. — Two 18-year-olds and a juvenile were arrested following a joint investigation into recent arson cases in Jennings County.Taylor S. Corya, 18, and Tristan McDonald, 18, were arrested on Saturday, January 5, for felony arson, burglary and theft. A 17-year-old male also was arrested and charged with arson and burglary.The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a string of recent vacant house fires in 2018 and determined the cases were connected. Indiana State Fire Marshal investigators, with assistance from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant and placed the teens under arrest. During the search of the residence, stolen items from one of the vacant house fires were recovered along with surveillance footage of the suspects igniting one of the fires. After being taken into custody, the two 18-year-olds confessed to setting and being involved in the fires.Corya and McDonald currently are being held in the Jennings County jail. The 17-year-old currently is in custody at the Bartholomew County Juvenile Detention Center.Many additional fire investigations remain open around the state. Investigators encourage anyone with information regarding a potential arson to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at 800-382-4628. The Indiana State Fire Marshal operates as part of the Division of Fire and Building Safety in the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisSpring is almost here and there are a lot of fun events coming to the Alpena Senior Citizens Center. One major upcoming event is the 1st Annual Sock Hop Dance on March 18th taking seniors back to their younger days with 50’s music and more.“We’re going to have a menu off patty melts on sourdough or rye bread. We’ll have french fries, mini milkshakes. We’re going to have several contests including a hula–hoop contest, a twisting contest, and a best costume contest,” Program Manager, B.J. Sander said.The Sock Hop is a way for seniors to get out and dance and also mix and mingle with friends.“What better way to get out for a senior then to go out dancing. All seniors love to dance, they don’t get an opportunity to dance, so we’re giving them the opportunity on the 18th,” she added.Not only is the Sock Hop a major event coming up, but the Senior Center is also sponsoring events including the memory tree, and a grief support group called ‘Piecing Memories Together’ that will be making bears or pillows to remember loved ones.“What we started here is a memory tree, and as a result of the memory tree we’ve progressed out to include the three hospice organizations in Alpena. This is going to be a yearlong event. What happens with our memory tree is people purchase a heart and we put on the heart what they want on the heart and that goes on our memory tree. At the end of the year these trees are going to be featured at the Besser Museum and we’re going to present them to the public,” Sander revealed.The ‘Piecing Memories Together’ class is currently being held on Tuesdays at 1 pm.“Hospice of the Sunrise Shores right now is doing a ‘Piecing Memories Together’ that is a 5–week class. It’s free, and you can come in and go through a grieving process including bringing in clothing from your loved one that passed, and we’ll making teddy bears with that or pillows. They can even make an ornament to put on the tree,” she said.If you would like to participate in that 5–week project contact the center at 989–356–3585.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, events, senior livingContinue ReadingPrevious Zonta Club of Alpena Has Scholarships Available for Women in the AreaNext City of Alpena Plans For Dog Parklast_img read more

first_imgMotorists travelling through the Oldtown Road area of Letterkenny will face 11 more weeks of disruption due to sewerage replacement works.While the traffic lights remain in operation at the Old Dunnes Stores roundabout, it has been revealed that the estimated completion date of works in the area is 16th November 2019.Motorists will be getting a break from traffic tailbacks for the busy Christmas period. To reduce disruption during this time, the contractor will be required to stop operations at Oldtown by 18th November 2019 until 19th January 2020. Traffic flow will return to normal on the R250 during this time. The details of the works were issued following a request by local Councillor Gerry McMonagle.Irish Water said that the works on Pearse Road are now complete and are moving through Oldtown Road towards Lower Main Street.The contractor will then move the operations to Crieve Road (Rockhill) on 18th November. The remaining works on Ballymacool Road / Convent Road will follow afterwards, with an estimated completion date of April 2020.Meanwhile, the Irish Water works are continuing in Glencar, Letterkenny. The 24 hour road closure finished at Glencar last Friday and a two way/traffic light arrangement is in place for works to be finished this week. The contractor will then move to the top of New Line Road to complete works towards the Willowbrook Estate using a traffic lights system.Christmas reprieve for motorists as Oldtown roadworks continue until mid-November was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgIan Holloway says QPR will take no chances with Jack Robinson following the left-back’s latest injury.Robinson has returned to light training following a hamstring problem and will not be considered for Thursday’s match against Wolves.He also missed Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Ipswich, having had to be substituted at half-time during the home win against Norwich the previous weekend.Robinson, who has battled his way back from a long-term knee injury, impressed Holloway in his 45-minute outing against Norwich.And the Rangers boss is determined to give him time to make a full recovery.Holloway has been impressed with RobinsonHolloway said: “We can’t risk it. He’s out there running but with one game and then almost 10 days (without a game), we can’t risk it.“I never risk my players. I need him long term, not short term.”Holloway rates Jake Bidwell as one of the Championship’s best left-backs but Robinson’s display as a wing-back gave Holloway food for thought.“I thought he was terrific – absolutely the sort of attitude I’m looking for,” Holloway said.“We lack that a little bit in wide areas – wonderful skill. He was fantastic and we’ve got to do what’s right for him.” See also:QPR boss Holloway rules out Jackett returnLuongo passed fit to return for QPRCaulker could return to training next weekQPR youngster Shodipo signs new contract  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgShortest hole at longest US Open course could bring trouble MOST READ “It’s the business of basketball obviously so nothing is for sure, but here I feel like we can work that out and we’ll have a chance to do this again next year,” Durant said. “It’s easier said than done obviously, but that’s the goal. We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better.”The group that recruited Durant in the Hamptons that day last summer has the same philosophy about winning more championships. Along with Curry that day were Iguodala, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.“I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre last year before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here,” Curry said. “You don’t want anybody to have to sacrifice in that sense, you don’t want to force anybody to take that approach but at the end of the day we know what’s best for us as a group going forward. We’re going to do everything we can to keep this team together. I’ll have that mindset, KD’s going to have that mindset, I know Dre, Shaun, all the guys that are up for negotiating a new contract. We’ll see what happens. The beauty of what I know of this team, we all want to provide for our families, we want to get all that we can out of this game while we still have the legs to do it, but there are no egos when it comes to that side of the equation when it comes to us as professional athletes.”Curry and Durant also heard from former President Barack Obama with congratulations, though Durant said he was most excited that among 200 messages was a text from a high school girlfriend he didn’t realize still had his number.While the Warriors haven’t formally met to discuss whether they will visit President Donald Trump’s White House as is customary for championship teams, Curry said his mind hasn’t changed from when he was asked earlier this year about the possibility. Coach Steve Kerr also has been outspoken about issues with Trump.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant smiles during an NBA basketball news conference on Wednesday in Oakland, California. APOAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry will likely go from being the NBA’s biggest bargain to signing the richest contract in the league at more than $200 million. And he looks forward to the nice payday.Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago like the hypothetical if a championship were to happen what would I do and I think I answered I wouldn’t go. Still feel like that today,” Curry said. “But obviously as a team we’re going to have a conversation. This is a moment that we all need to enjoy together. Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together and the different kind of ceremonies that have happened around championship-winning teams. We don’t want that to taint what we’ve accomplished this year so we’ll handle that accordingly and responsibly and do the right thing for us individually and as a group.” “It would mean everything. What we’ve built here is truly special, it’s unique, it’s something that you don’t want to see end at all,” Curry said. “All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year. It is a business. There are decisions that need to be made every single year and you’ve got to assess the situation as it is.“… As we go into the talks and this whole process, which is obviously new for me, I will approach it to get the most out of it I can as an individual, as a player, and something that I’ve been working for for a very long time. In the context of keeping the team together, if there are decisions that need to be made, we’ll talk about it for sure.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTwo days after capturing the franchise’s second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office.Durant said he has “no question” in his mind he will be back with the Warriors. He hinted he would opt out of a deal that pays him the maximum he can get in order to help Golden State’s chances of re-signing players such as Andre Iguodala or Shaun Livingston — two key reserves on both title teams. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UST, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, dropped to a 5-3 record for the fourth spot.Like two heavy-handed sluggers in the 12th, Ateneo and UST continued to trade blows well into the latter stages of the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe two teams exchanged leads several times until Ateneo took advantage of Eya Laure’s service error at the 10-10 score line and took it up a notch for the 13-10 advantage after Kat Tolentino’s ace.Cherry Rondina salvaged a point for UST, 13-11, but it was her own doing that doomed UST when her final attempt hit the antenna giving Ateneo the victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Eya Laure was UST’s second fiddle with 21 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “UST really came prepared that’s all I can say but my players really fought well and the resiliency was there,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. “I really admire the players because of the trust they gave me and I just told them to never give up and just be patient and have fun.”“I really give this game to UST also, it just so happens that the breaks of the game went into our favor.”The game didn’t just see streaks get extended and broken, it also saw a couple of historic performance from Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag and UST’s Rondina.Maadayag’s 11 blocks that broke the record for most blocks in a game in the Final Four era while Rondina’s 35 points became the single-game scoring record for a Golden Tigress also in the Final Four era.Madayag would finish with 23 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 20.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director MOST READcenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo kept the streak alive as it survived University of Santo Tomas in a thriller, 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Not only did the Lady Eagles improve to 7-1 after their seventh straight win, they also extended their dominance over the Golden Tigresses to 15 games dating back to Season 74.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Jalen Green posterizes 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto againlast_img read more

first_imgEverton, Crystal Palace move for Valencia striker Michy Batshuayiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia striker Michy Batshuayi is being offered a return to England.On-loan at Valencia from Chelsea for the season, Batshuayi has been told coach Marcelino wants him to cut short his loan this month.The Belgium international would prefer to stay, though the Guardian says two Premier League clubs are now in contact about bringing him back to England.Everton and Crystal Palace are both keen, while Olympique Marseille are also watching developments.For their part, Valencia want to move on Batshuayi to free up a loan slot for Marcelino’s squad. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgArt Briles is no longer the head coach at Baylor, and if the latest report by Joe Schad is true, it looks like some of his assistants may be out soon too. Schad, formerly of ESPN, posted a long note to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, reporting that a former Baylor student named Dolores Lozano claims she was assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin and that both Briles and assistant Jeff Lebby knew about it. She even alleges that she and Lebby exchanged texts about the situation. She says that she brought allegations to the Waco Police, but Chafin was allowed to continue playing. She says the school never had a formal hearing either.Schad also reports details of the alleged assault and includes photos of the injuries Lozano reportedly suffered from the incident. dolores lozano facebookHere is a photo provided to me by former Baylor student Dolores Lozano pic.twitter.com/lHAwUnI0g3— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016The fallout at Baylor does not appear to be over just yet. Obviously, this is awful. Expect more repercussions here.last_img read more