Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 14, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal and Anglican women gathered March 14 at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord for a Eucharist opening the 60th annual United Nations Conference on the Status of Women underway through March 24. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Examples of women’s strength, courage and “sisterhood of the suffering” can be found throughout the Bible, including in the two lectionary readings coinciding with the opening of the 60th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.The March 14 readings, 2 Kings 4:18-37, where Elisha raises the Shunnamite’s son, the Gospel, John 11:18-44, in which Jesus raises Lazarus to life, are each an invitation “to claim the witness and power” of women in biblical texts, said the Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s deputy for ecumenical and interfaith collaboration, in a sermon given during the opening midday Eucharist at the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Episcopal Church Center a block from the United Nations headquarters.“Each [story] is about healing and resurrection…,” said Rose. “[But] it is the women who brought these healers where they needed to be. The women who were the messengers, the women who refused to give up when others were paralyzed by mourning, the women who proclaimed the possibility of new life and redemption, and women who named Jesus as Messiah.”In the spirit of the healing of the world, women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion representing more than 20 countries are gathered in New York for the 60th session of the UNCSW March 14-24. The women had gathered in the chapel at the church center that morning to watch the official U.N. webcast opening the conference.Diane Wright, of the Diocese of Virginia, left, Cynthia Katsarelis, of the Diocese of Colorado, and Jennifer Allen, of the Diocese of Kansas, sat together to watch the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women’s opening webcast broadcast live on March 14 from United Nations headquarters. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIn addition to the official Episcopal and Anglican delegations, each with up to 20 delegates, many more women and men are in New York representing Anglican Women’s Empowerment, Episcopal Church Women, the International Anglican Women’s Network, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Diocese of New York attending offsite and parallel events and panels.“What an honor to represent so many women across the world …,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a letter read on his behalf by the Rev. David Copley, the Episcopal Church’s officer for mission personnel, before the March 14 morning webcast.“Throughout the two weeks, I pray you listen, learn, and work together focusing on the four ongoing challenges to the achievement of women’s empowerment identified in the Episcopal Church’s written statement to the UNCSW…,” he said.Although the Episcopal Church has had a presence at the UNCSW since 2000, only in recent years, since 2014, when it gained consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council has it sent a delegation to official UNCSW proceedings. Moreover, last fall, the church submitted a statement to the UNCSW identifying four ongoing challenges and asking member states “to swiftly adopt and implement legislation on the following urgent needs”: to enable women to access power and decision-making positions; to foster women’s and girls’ economic empowerment and independence; to eradicate violence against women and girls; and to provide preferential treatment to marginalized women and girls.The four ongoing challenges named as advocacy priorities were those mentioned by Curry in his letter. The presiding bishop determined the Episcopal Church’s official advocacy priorities based on General Convention and Executive Council resolutions and the church’s position on issues such as human trafficking and gender-based violence in relation to conversations currently underway at the U.N., explained Lynnaia Main, global relations officer for the Episcopal Church and its liaison to the United Nations.The theme for the 60th annual UNCSW is “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development,” and the review theme carried over from the 57th session is “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls,” which includes a framework for addressing, preventing and responding to violence against women and girls.The session’s theme follows the 2015 endorsement by world leaders of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 new Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment. The SDGs build upon the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000.Specifically, the fifth SDG seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, with targets including ending discrimination; eliminating violence, including trafficking and sexual exploitation; eliminating harmful practices such as child and forced marriage; and, recognizing the value of unpaid care and domestic work.This year’s UNCSW also comes on the heels of the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, where in December 2015 in Paris negotiators reached a historic agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions and holding global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. And an agreement to generate financing for the sustainable development agenda adopted last summer.Nineteen Episcopal delegates – including one provincial representative to the Anglican Communion delegation – will attend official U.N. proceedings and represent the church’s official positions.Anglican and Episcopal delegates will also participate in Ecumenical Women’s advocacy, including training, ecumenical worship, visiting permanent missions at the United Nations, and continuing advocacy upon return to their local communities.Ecumenical Women is an international coalition of church denominations and ecumenical organizations which have status with the U.N. Economic & Social Council; these bodies share and are committed to a common mission and vision.One of the things the Episcopal Church delegation will be doing is advocating, general networking and sharing Ecumenical Women’s priorities in an attempt to influence the outcome document, said Main. It’s important that churches and non-government and non-profit organizations, or civil society in U.N. parlance, play a role in implementing the sustainability goals and financing women’s organizations, said Main.“It’s really important that we ‘leave no one behind,’ that’s one of the key phrases” of this year’s UNCSW, she said.The UNCSW serves to promote women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields, and to make recommendations on urgent problems regarding women’s rights. The conference has convened annually or biannually since 1946; it reached a turning point in Beijing in 1995 when it adopted a global policy framework for gender equality and the empowerment of women that identified 12 areas of critical concern.As Anglican and Episcopal women did in 2007, when the Anglican Communion was reeling from the election of the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, as the first openly gay partnered bishop in the Episcopal Church, Anglican and Episcopal women again are coming together in a time of crisis.The Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s deputy for ecumenical and interfaith collaboration, preached during the opening Eucharist at the Chapel of Christ the Lord located at the Episcopal Church Center a block from the United Nations headquarters. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“As the women gathered for the 51st UNCSW that year, we did not want those conflicts to blind us to the needs of our sisters and brothers around the world,” said Rose in her sermons, those needs being food, education, freedom from violence, war and rape.At that time, an Anglican Communion statement sent to the United Nations and a similar statement sent the Anglican primates signed by more than 80 women proclaimed: “[This] sisterhood of suffering is at the heart of our theology and our commitment to transforming the whole world through peace and justice. Rebuilding and reconciling the world that is central to our faith.”This time as the Episcopal and Anglican woman come together it is in the wake of the Anglican primates calling for temporary “consequences” against the Episcopal Church in the aftermath of the 78th General Convention’s decision to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).It’s expected that the delegates representing the Anglican Communion will draft a statement reinforcing Anglican and Episcopal women’s sisterhood and solidarity to be sent to the Anglican Consultative Council in time for its April 8-19 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, said Julia Ayala Harris, of the Diocese of Oklahoma and the Episcopal Church’s provincial Anglican Communion delegate.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican, Episcopal women gather to open the 60th annual UNCSW Theme: ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing 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 Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Sustainable Development Goals, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Dr. Erna Lund says: March 17, 2016 at 11:13 am Dear Dr. Lund,Your heartfelt cry is heard. The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is an organization in the US that works directly with the health care and educational institutions of the Diocese of Jerusalem. http://www.afedj.org. I have been involved with this organization for the last 12 years and seen first hand how we support the work to heal and educate through the work from the ground up. These institutions serve whomever comes in need and that is Muslims and Christians and any Jews who would need help. This is a ministry of suffering both from the caregivers and the needy. It is the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and we must not let the Christian presence disappear! Please know there are small ways to be there with our Lord. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Phoebe Griswold says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Women’s Ministry Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC UNCSW, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (2) Comments are closed. March 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm Does this Sisterhood extend to the Palestinian women–both Christian and Muslim–in Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem? Or is the Israeli blockade/military occupation continue to block the extension of the Anglican Communion? Now that the Christian community there has decreased from 20% to ONE(1)percent when will the National Episcopal Church and our Anglican sister/brotherhood regard this as a High Priority to initiate/extend face-to-face compassionate action? In the Name of Our Dear Lord Jesus Christ, Palestinian Jew, we must adhere to our Baptismal Covenant and Witness for Justice for All those Voiceless and Vulnerable The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS
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Moonanum JamesPhoto: Hannah KirschbaumMoonanum James, of the United American Indians of New England, gave this talk at the National Day of Mourning commemoration in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 24.Once again on the fourth Thursday in November, United American Indians of New England and those who support us have gathered on this hill to observe National Day of Mourning. Today marks the 47th time we have come here to mourn our ancestors and speak the truth about our history.Those who started National Day of Mourning could not have envisioned that their descendants and the descendants of their supporters would still be here year after year, carrying on this tradition. Many of the elders who stood on this hill and organized that first Day of Mourning are no longer with us, but we feel their spirits guiding us today.National Day of Mourning should have always been part of the history of this country. Forty-six years ago, my father, an Aquinnah Wampanoag man named Wamsutta Frank James, was invited to address a gathering of so-called “dignitaries” celebrating the 350th anniversary of the stumbling ashore of the pilgrims.When asked by the organizers of the dinner to provide an advance copy of the speech he planned to deliver, Wamsutta agreed. Within days he was told his words were not acceptable. The gathering’s planners, fearing the truth, told him he could speak only if he was willing to speak false words in praise of the white man. The organizers were even willing to write a speech for him. After all, they said, ”The theme of the celebration is brotherhood and anything inflammatory would be out of place.” He refused to have words put into his mouth.National Day of Mourning came into being as a result of his refusal to speak untrue words. Instead of speaking at the banquet, Wamsutta and hundreds of Native people from throughout the Americas gathered on this hill and observed the first National Day of Mourning in 1970.What got those state officials so upset? Wamsutta used as a basis for his remarks one of their own history books, “Mourt’s Relation,” a pilgrims’ account of their first year on Indian land.Truth about “thanksgiving”What really happened at the first “thanksgiving”? Or what some of us call the first “thankstaking”? According to popular myth, the Indians (us) and the pilgrims (them) sat down and had a wonderful dinner. Everyone lived happily ever after. The End.The truth has been largely buried for 397 years. In 2020 Plymouth is planning to celebrate 400 years of the same myth. I don’t think that anyone from United American Indians of New England is going to be invited to address that banquet! If we are, rest assured that no advance copy of our remarks will be sent.Here is the truth. The first thanksgiving did not take place in 1621 when the pilgrim survivors of the first winter sat down to dinner with their Indian friends. The first official day of thanksgiving in Massachusetts was proclaimed by Gov. John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637. He did this to give thanks for the safe return of men from the colony who had gone to what is now Mystic, Conn., to participate in the massacre of over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Nation.What is true is that these pitiful European strangers would not have survived their first several years in “New England” were it not for the aid of the Wampanoag people. What Native people got in return for this help was genocide, the theft of our lands and never-ending repression.Another truth: The reason that the prefer to talk about the pilgrims and not the earlier English-speaking colony, Jamestown, is the circumstances there were way too ugly to hold up as an effective national myth. For example, the white settlers in Jamestown turned to cannibalism to survive. Not a very nice story to tell the kids in school.The pilgrims did not find an empty land any more than Columbus “discovered” anything. Every inch of this land is Indian land. The pilgrims (who called themselves “Saints”) did not come here seeking religious freedom; they already had that in Holland. They came here as part of a commercial venture.Plymouth Rock ‘buried’The Mayflower Compact was nothing more than a bunch of white men and women, sticking together to ensure that they would get a return on their investment. They introduced sexism, racism and a class system to these shores. And guess what? They did not even land at the sacred shrine down the hill called Plymouth Rock — a monument to racism and oppression which we are proud to say we “buried,” not once, but twice, in 1970 and again in 1995.Upon arriving, the pilgrims opened my ancestors’ graves and took funeral objects. They also took as much as they could carry of our corn and bean supplies. Massasoit, the great sachem of the Wampanoag, knew of this, yet he and the Wampanoag people welcomed and befriended the settlers. They saved them from extinction, not knowing how many Wampanoag and other Indigenous people would be killed by settlers’ guns or dead from their diseases — from the North Pole to the South Pole.From the very harbor we can see from here, the pious pilgrims later sold my ancestors as slaves for 220 shillings each. In today’s money that is $33.Some would ask what we have gained by observing National Day of Mourning since 1970. The very fact that you are here is perhaps our greatest gain. People from the Four Directions, having seen through the pilgrim myth, join us every year in the struggle to destroy that mythology.There are also two plaques erected by Plymouth, one on Cole’s Hill to honor the Day of Mourning and another in Post Office Square to honor Metacom or King Philip. This was part of an agreement we signed with Plymouth in 1998.Those of us who were here in 1997 will never forget what happened to our peaceful march. After a powerful show of unity demanding all charges be dropped, Plymouth was forced to drop the charges and erect the plaques. Now at least there are two rocks in Plymouth that speak the truth.The placement of these plaques does not end the need for us to continue to come to Plymouth and speak the truth. We will do so as long as sports teams and schools continue to use racist team names and mascots.The struggle continuesWe will continue to gather on this hill until the U.S. military and corporations stop polluting our mother, the earth. We will continue to stand here and protest until racism is made illegal. We will not stop until the oppression of our Two-Spirited sisters and brothers is a thing of the past. When people from Mexico, Central and South America are no longer targeted. When the homeless have homes. When no person goes hungry or is left to die because they have little or no access to quality health care. When union-busting is a thing of the past. Until then, the struggle will continue.That first Day of Mourning in 1970 was a powerful demonstration of Native unity. Today is a powerful demonstration of not only Native unity, but the unity of all people who want to speak truth to power, who want the truth to be told and want to see an end to the oppressive system brought to these shores by the pilgrim invaders.Sadly, the conditions which prevailed in Indian Country in 1970 still prevail today. Then we demanded an end to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It is still a demand today. Native Nations do not need federal oversight to govern ourselves.Those who started the Day of Mourning spoke of terrible racism and poverty. Now more than ever, we all know that racism is alive and well. Not only are Native people mired in the deepest poverty, but so are many people from the Four Directions. Every winter, millions of people are forced to make a bitter choice between heating and eating. Native youth suicide and school dropout rates and our rates of alcoholism continue to be the highest in the nation.Today we are facing a very serious threat to the beautiful land and water. I am speaking of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The [corporate] plan is to put a pipeline under the Missouri River. The city of Bismarck did not want this pipeline, so it has been moved to go right by Standing Rock, N.D. This desecrates their [Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s] sacred land and threatens the water of millions of people. We pray and stand with the people of Standing Rock. We also pray for our people who have died during this past year and during the past 524 years — since Columbus showed up.I hope that you will join me in grieving, too, for our sisters and brothers in all countries, who are referred to by this government as “collateral damage.” Keep in mind that for centuries people throughout the Americas have been the “collateral damage” of the European invasion. I also hope you will join me in grieving, too, for our sisters and brothers who are suffering immensely in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq and Syria, and for all human beings who suffer and face daily acts of terror. Remember, too, the hundreds of millions of people who are hungry today no matter where they live.We condemn all acts of violence and terrorism perpetrated by all governments and organizations against innocent civilians worldwide. Since the invasion of Columbus and the rest of the Europeans, Native people have been nonstop victims of terrorism. Look at the slaughter of the Pequots at Mystic, Conn., in 1637, and the U.S. military massacres of peaceful Native people at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, and so many other places. The very foundations of this powerful and wealthy country are based on the theft of our lands, slaughter of Native peoples and the kidnapping and enslavement of our African sisters and brothers.Today, on liberated territory, we will correct some history and do so in a country that continues to glorify butchers such as Christopher Columbus, and still glorifies slave-owning presidents such as Washington and Jefferson — and even carves their faces into the sacred Black Hills of the Lakotas.On our program today will be only Native speakers. This is one day when we speak for ourselves, without non-Native people, so-called “experts,” intervening to interpret and speak for us.Our very presence frees this land from the lies of the history books, the profiteers and the mythmakers. We will remember and honor all of our ancestors in struggle who went before us. We will speak truth to power. We will remember all of our sisters and brothers, including Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Oscar López Rivera, who are caged in the iron houses.In 1970 very few people would have given any thought to the fact that the Indigenous people of this hemisphere do not look upon the arrival of the European invaders as a reason to give thanks. Today, many thousands stand with us in spirit as we commemorate our 47th National Day of Mourning.To our beautiful Native youth, I say: Learn about and remember what your ancestors went through to bring you here. We are like the dirt, the sand and the tides. We shall endure. In the spirit of Crazy Horse, Metacom and Geronimo. Above all, in the spirit of the water protectors at Standing Rock. We are not vanishing. We are not conquered. 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Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation By admin – June 3, 2018 Local NewsGovernment Tax election up for discussion Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Overcoming three types of biasesNext articleFree meals for all kids admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Home Local News Government Tax election up for discussion The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss options for a possible tax ratification election during a noon meeting Monday.A bond and tax ratification election failed in November 2017, but given district budget constraints there are several ideas in the mix.Possibilities will be covered during an open meeting, but there is a place holder for a closed meeting to give the board leeway in case something comes up that the attorneys for the school district say needs to be in executive session, Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said.The board also will consider a request for approval to adopt the tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 before receiving the certified appraisal toll and before adopting a budget.The certified rolls are issued in July, Adkins said.Members also will consider a request to determine the amount of proposed tax rate to be published to give notice of a future board meeting for the purpose of discussing and adopting the proposed tax rate.Superintendent Tom Crowe said voters could be asked to consider an 8 cent tax ratification election in the fall and another one in the future if a bond passes.If called by ECISD trustees, the tax election would be in September, Crowe said.Board members note there is a need for the revenue a TRE would bring in, but Vice President Doyle Woodall said he’s not sure if there is a consensus among the panel members.He added that he doesn’t anticipate having a second TRE.Woodall said there are many factors to consider with Crowe announcing his retirement, effective in December.“It makes things more complicated. We’re going to discuss that (Monday) and just see what the board decides on that. As far as me, I’m kind of on the fence right now. I haven’t decided to or not to. To tell you the truth, the board just needs more information. We should have a pretty good idea at the end of the meeting (Monday) whether we’re going to pursue a TRE (and) if so in what amount? Is September the best time to do it,” or should the district wait for a new superintendent to be in place, Woodall said.Trustee Delma Abalos said she doesn’t think there’s any doubt there’s a need for a tax ratification election. She added that she thinks there is board consensus.“I just don’t see any way out of it. It doesn’t mean it will pass, but we need to at least try,” Abalos said.Donna Smith, board secretary, said the idea of a tiered TRE has been floated, but there are questions about whether it can be done or not.Adkins said attorneys for the school district are determining the feasibility of a tiered TRE.Having a tiered TRE would mean if ECISD went for the 13 cents, they could give voters choices. For example, if people voted for one TRE package, Smith said, it would give teachers raises; if they voted for another it would cover school safety and security.“The idea was if you were specific and gave the voters a choice it might be an inducement to vote. It’s kind of an out-of-the-box concept …,” Smith said.“As it was left, my understanding was we would look into it. It might be too much for the timeline we’re operating under, but it’s kind of a cool idea and we were exploring it,” she said.Over the last three years, Crowe has said $30 million has been cut out of the budget. With the estimated increase in assessed values, he said the district will get about $14 million. If a TRE is approved by voters, it would bring in about $11 million.“Right now in our budget for next year, we have no raises for anybody,” Crowe said.“… We’re looking at new buses, police cars, controlled entrances into the schools things like that.”School taxes for people over 65 are frozen.A second TRE could come about if a bond passes and be for 5 cents to run the schools, Crowe said.A bond advisory committee has been meeting to discuss a possible bond issue.“We asked for 13 cents last time,” Crowe said. “Half was to run the schools. The other part was for raises. This is going to be separated out. If the bond passes, we’ll ask for the other 5 cents to run the schools, which is a dangerous maneuver, but at least we’re being upfront with people.”Crowe added that this time he’s going to be a proponent of packages for a bond issue.“It will be up to the bond committee and the board,” he said.For example, Crowe said, the choices could be a career and technical education center and lifecycle needs in one package; one for high schools; and one for middle and elementary schools.Crowe said he doesn’t think this will be too confusing.“I’ve never done packages before, never believed in them before, but I learned the voters out here vote a little bit differently than other places. So you’ve got to give people choices, I believe, here,” Crowe said.He added that when the bond and TRE failed in November 2017, people didn’t understand it.This time, the needs have =to be clearly explained, he said.On a separate topic, several principals are retiring and some of the campuses are going to be reconfigured so this will mean some changes. In April, trustees also approved reconfiguring four elementary schools — Travis and Zavala and Noel and Pease — to get them off of improvement required status under state accountability ratings.Crowe said some of the moves haven’t been finalized yet.“(I’m) trying to pull on people’s strengths and place them in places that will help schools and then utilize their strengths as they move forward,” Crowe said.There could be some changes later on, as well, he said.More Information Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Twitter Ector County ISD.Ector County ISD School Board agenda. 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Written by Tags: BYU/Idaho State/Northern Illinois/USC/Utah Football May 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Announces Kickoff Times For Four Games Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, Utah football announced the kickoff times for four games this season. August 29, the Utes will visit BYU for an 8:15 pm kickoff on ESPN.September 7 at 11:00 am, the Utes host Northern Illinois for a Pac-12 Network broadcast.On September 14 at 2:15 pm, Utah hosts Idaho State for a game that will be broadcast on either the Pac-12 Networks or Pac-12 Mountain.September 20, the Utes will play at USC for a 7:00 pm kickoff on Fox Sports 1.Subsequent broadcast times and networks will be announced as the offseason progresses.
Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets. DATE: Wednesday, May 6PROGRESS: The hopper dredge Liberty Island is still being repaired, and beach replenishment work has been stalled at 44th Street since Saturday. Even though the ship can be seen out a few miles offshore at the borrow area, crews are still trying to repair a sub-line, according to Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Richard Pearsall. On Wednesday, other boats were seen just off the beach in Ocean City, as if they were moving or adjusting the feeder pipeline that lands on the beach just south of 42nd Street.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed to 49th Street (anticipated to be complete by mid-May), 55th to 49th (mid-May to mid-June), 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free The beach replenishment project at the south end of Ocean City was all quiet on Wednesday, May 6, as the hopper dredge carrying sand to Ocean City, NJ was under repair.
By KEN WISNEFSKIOcean City’s originally scheduled Championship Game set for Friday night at Carey Field against Camden High School has been cancelled.“The only definite that I know was that I was contacted by the school (Camden) yesterday morning and was told, ‘It was too far to travel.’ I had hoped for some other options such as a neutral site. But nothing came through,” stated Ocean City Athletic Director Geoff Haines.“Plain and simple – they (Camden) chose not to play. They were not willing to meet us at least part of the way and so we had to move on,” said Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith.And move on, they did. Ocean City is now set to play perennial North Jersey powerhouse DePaul Catholic, from Wayne, N.J., this Friday night at 6 p.m. at Carey Field.“It will be a huge step up in competition but we felt the challenge was worth it to get our seniors one last home game and a final opportunity (one they earned!) to play in front of their families,” Smith stated. “A big thank you to our athletic director, Geoff Haines, for working hard yesterday to try to make the Camden game happen and for helping us with DePaul. I can assure you, Geoff did everything in his power to try to make it work with Camden.”Coach Kevin SmithOcean City enters the game undefeated on the season at 6-0, while DePaul Catholic comes to town with a 2-2 record.Joe Schneider, father of standout Senior Jake Schneider, was asked about his feelings from parent’s perspective.He said, “The Ocean City football program has had an unbelievable resurgence the last few years. This team earned a home playoff game. It is unfortunate that Camden cannot make the trip, but we are now getting the opportunity to play a higher quality opponent at home. Kudos to AD Haines, Coach Smith and the entire coaching staff for their leadership through this difficult season. I am proud to be a supporter of this historic 2020 team.”Due to ongoing crowd restrictions, the game can be seen via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvxvREf1YCwGood luck to the Ocean City football team from the staff here at the OCNJDaily! The 2020 OCHS Varsity Football Team and Coaching Staff (Photo credit: Pam Leypoldt’s Facebook page.)
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled in favour of Greggs after receiving a complaint about one of its TV ads. A member of the public complained about Gregg’s Steak Bake ad, querying the statement that the product does not contain hydrogenated fat. In response, Greggs said that the Steak Bake does not contain any hydrogenated fat, and provided declaration forms signed by each of the suppliers of ingredients for the bake to prove it. Clearcast also stated that they were happy to approve the advert as Greggs had provided them with a list of ingredients, showing the bake contained no hydrogenated fat.Greggs also made it clear that the advert was referring specifically to the ingredients in the Steak Bake, and made no claims about any other Greggs products. The ASA said it would not uphold the viewer’s complaint.