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first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Hattie Flowers was honored by the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge as its 2012 Woman in History.Jean Carroll, librarian, said there have been many women who have made significant contributions to the Brundidge community and the award is one way that the library chose to honor their service.“Brundidge has had and continues to have women who make important contributions to our community,” Carroll said. “We offered the community the opportunity to cast votes for the woman they thought has made significant contributions to the town and its people. Hattie Flowers received the most votes and we are proud to honor her.” Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Hattie Flowers voted Brundidge’s woman in history Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Officers help residents take back their community More than 100 people attended a “Taking Back our Community” meeting at the Pike County Courthouse Tuesday night. Circuit Clerk… read more By The Penny Hoarder Carroll said Flowers, age 90, has been a caretaker for many people in the community for decades.“Hattie has been a sitter and a caretaker for numerous people,” Carroll said. “She has a gentle and caring spirit and has been a blessing to those she cared for as well as their families. She worked at the hospital in Troy for many years. She is very loved in her church and is a wonderful matriarch to her family.”Flowers is also a genealogical reference for many because she knows almost every family in Brundidge and “who begat whom.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “If you want to know about somebody in Brundidge or their ancestors, ask Hattie,” Carroll said, laughing. “She knows everybody.”Flowers’ favorite past time is fishing and she can often be found on the riverbank with her grandchildren but sometimes she likes to fish alone. That’s quiet time for her to reflect on her life that has been so richly blessed.“I know that I’ve been blessed to have known so many wonderful people and to be a part of so many good things,” Flowers said. “When Ms. Carroll surprised me with this award, I didn’t know if I deserved it. I kept asking myself, ‘Do I deserve the good things that people said about me?’ I hope that I do. I don’t want to disappoint anybody. But I’m thankful that people think of me in a good way.”Flowers said that she has always enjoyed caring for others. “I started working at the Troy hospital in housekeeping but I wanted to look after people so I took a home class in nursing. That way I could be a non-licensed practical nurse,” she said. “But before I finished the home class, I got transferred to nursing.”Flowers worked at the hospital from 1969 until 1984 when she retired.“That’s when I started staying with people in their homes and I really enjoyed that,” she said. “I worked for some real good people. I still do.”When Flowers is not caring for someone, she is working at her church, County Line Baptist Church in Brundidge.“My church is my life,” she said. “It keeps me going.”Flowers is president of the missionary society, a counselor for the matron department, vice president of one usher board and president of another and vice president of another missionary circle. She also helps with the nursery department and attends the Baptist State Convention.Outside of church, she is involved in community activities and events, including the annual Peanut Butter Festival where her fried apple tarts are hot items and her turnips and cornbread sell like hotcakes.“I look forward to the Peanut Butter Festival every year because I get to see so many people and talk with them,” she said. “I feel like a real part of Brundidge and that makes me so happy. I’m very blessed. I know that. I sure do.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

first_imgMILAN (AP) — Italy’s president has opened consultations aimed at identifying a sustainable coalition majority, after Premier Giuseppe Conte was forced to resign when a small party yanked its support. Sergio Mattarella met in Rome Wednesday with the speakers of both houses of parliament on the first day of meetings. The more critical talks are scheduled for Thursday, when Mattarella meets with former Premier Matteo Renzi — who leads the tiny party that triggered the crisis — and Friday, when he sees three right-wing opposition leaders who are seeking new elections.last_img read more

first_imgSt Crona’s National School in Dungloe is to gain a new autism unit in time for the new school year this September.The approval of the special needs facility will also create new posts for an additional teacher and two SNAs. A second unit was required at the school due to high demand for places and special education services. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher, Leas-Cheann Comhairle has welcomed the approval of the unit and commended the staff at St Crona’s. “The school has been carrying out excellent work for the special needs sector for some time now,” Deputy Gallagher said.He added: “Scoil Chróine covers the area from Ardara to Gweedore for special needs education requirement for that district. The unit approved today will be the second such unit within the school. The necessary conversion works will be fully completed by September in order to meet the growing demand on the school’s services at present.“Earlier this year approval was given for further improvement works at the school, for canopy works at the school frontage in order to give the necessary shelter for students attending the school. “It is expected that all these works which are already approved will be completed by summer end. I wish to compliment the school authorities and the school staff for their ongoing work in the school and for the trojan works they do on behalf of the disability sector. “These additional works to be carried out at Scoil Chróine will assist in the delivery of their educational demands and needs of the student in the years ahead,” concluded Pat the Cope.Dungloe school gains approval for second autism unit was last modified: April 4th, 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) Tags:dungloescoil chroineSt.Cróna’s National schoollast_img read more

first_img(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Stressed out by politics or work?  Take a walk in the park under the trees.  It’s a proven remedy.Natural scenes have long been known to calm the mind.  Now there’s proof, an article on Medical Xpress says:Writers, outdoor enthusiasts and leaf-peeping tourists have known for centuries that nature has restorative powers that reduce feelings of stress and promote a sense of tranquility.While numerous studies have affirmed nature’s stress-reduction properties, scientists haven’t known the specific amount of exposure needed to induce these calming effects.However, a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois is believed to be the first study to describe a dose-response curve derived from exposure to nature.The researchers found significant reductions in stress as measured both anecdotally and through biomarkers, such as skin conductance and saliva cortisol level.  To induce stress, they made the participants (80 men and 78 women) do what many people fear most: give an impromptu speech to a group on camera.  They were also given math problems to solve before and after the test.  Stress indicators fell as much as 60 percent after watching a 10-minute 3-D video of landscapes with trees.Participants, in other words, didn’t even need to go outside to get the benefit.  And the more trees in the video, the better the stress reduction score.  2% tree cover had little effect, but 90% of participants felt calmer when the tree cover rose to 36%.For some reason, the men showed more stress reduction than the women, although the women reported feeling calmer, too.  Since stress is linked to many physical problems, the researchers feel that city planners need to seriously consider the beneficial role of tree-lined nature walkways and parks in neighborhood design.Trees, with their leafy limbs reaching high into the sky, are God’s gift to the world.  One surely must pity those living in areas deprived of trees, such as blighted inner city neighborhoods.  Does the lack of access to nature contribute to crime?  Perhaps, if stress contributes to bad behavior.  Some live in deserts, where only scrubby plants and cacti can grow.  But if you can plant a tree, it should do good for your health.  At least watch videos of nature and view trees on your computer screen as often as you can.Here are some photos of trees with fall colors to test the benefit on your own mind.  Does it work?  If you are student studying for a test, or a speaker preparing to deliver a speech, maybe a ten-minute walk under the trees would help with your performance.  Try it anytime life’s pressure is getting you down.This study also offers ways to assist shut-ins and hospital patients.  Find some beautiful nature footage or photos to put on a laptop, and bring them some of God’s beautiful creation.  It will be a kindness with real benefit to the body, mind, and soul.  Here’s a suggested DVD for them and for all: King of Creation.  Watch the trailer.  We highly recommend this combination of nature scenes, Scripture and music as a stress reliever and faith builder.last_img read more

first_imgSales is about conversations of value and commitments. You cannot pretend that selling is only about the conversations, just like you can’t pretend that closing would be effective without the value-creating conversations. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now I once wrote Always Be Advancing. I borrowed the term from Neil Rackham’s 1988 hit, SPIN Selling. The idea is exactly right the way Rackham laid it out in the book. Now I am afraid it is exactly wrong, but only because salespeople are softer than ever and more afraid of any conflict. The word closing is stronger than the word advance.The right advice is to always being closing, and any advice to the contrary will prove detrimental to your sales results. You need commitments.If you never close you will never gain the commitment for the first meeting. Asking for the meeting to explore working together is closing.If you never close you will never gain the commitment for the meetings you need to help your client discover their needs. And you’ll never gain the follow through on commitments. You must close for these commitments.If you never close you will never gain access to the stakeholders who influence the buying committee, and you will never gain access to the buying committee members. Without closing for these commitments, you dramatically hurt your chances of moving an opportunity forward or acquiring the business.If you never close you will never gain the commitment to present your ideas or to modify those ideas after you have gotten feedback from your contacts. You’ll also never gain the commitment to resolve their concerns. These outcomes require that you close.In negotiations, you close your client on the value that you create or they close you on a lowered perception of that value. But, know that you are closing.last_img read more

first_imgWorld number two Rafael Nadal has said he is excited to head into a new season but concedes starting afresh, especially after a long injury layoff is “challenging”.Nadal hasn’t played on the tour since September due to knee and abdominal issues. The 32-year-old pulled out of US Open midway during his semi-final bout against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal was trailing 7-6, 6-2 when a knee injury forced him to retire.The 17-time Grand Slam champion was slated for a comeback at the Paris Masters in November but he withdrew with an abdominal injury thereby conceding the top spot on ATP rankings to rival, Novak Djokovic. Nadal was also absent from a star-studded field at ATP Finals last month as he withdrew from the season-ending tournament after failing to recover in time.Nadal underwent knee surgery soon after in order to get himself ready to face the challenges in the new season. Having made an earlier-than-expected recovery, the Spanish great will be playing the first tournament of his new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship – an exhibition event for men’s singles stars in Abu Dhabi between December 27 and 29.Nadal will then head to Brisbane for the season-opening ATP 250 tournament after which he will bid for a second Australian Open title at the year’s first Grand Slam.”I am still excited about starting another season. At the age of 32-and-a-half, I never expected when I was 23, 22 to still do what I am. That’s something that I appreciate a lot, and I enjoy that fact,” Nadal told CNN.advertisement”I enjoy the fact that for me, it’s a challenge, always, to be back again after a tough period of time because of injuries. For me, it’s a challenge to start a new season,” he added.”I am making a lot of steps forward since the surgery on the foot. I started practising tennis one week earlier, and in higher intensity than we had thought. It was a little bit of risk that we don’t make it into the beginning of the season, but here we are, practicing more or less hard and we are excited to start the new season.”2018 was an amazing year: NadalNadal also insisted that 2018 has been an “amazing year” despite being troubled by injuries towards the end of the season. The King of Clay reigned supreme on the red dirt, winning his 11th French Open title and three Masters 1000 titles.”In a year that you finish as the world No. 2, you win a grand slam, you win Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rome and Toronto — so three Masters 1000s — you can’t say it’s not a good year. Obviously, it is a good year,” Nadal added.”With all these issues … to be able to manage to keep winning important things, it has been, not a miracle, but an amazing year in terms of quality of tennis.”Also Read | Asian Games bronze medallist Prajnesh aims for top 50, ability to play five setsAlso Read | Rafael Nadal donates 1.15 million dollars to Mallorca flood victimsAlso Read | Tata Open Maharashtra: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan named top seedlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid wing-back Hakimi: Best decision to join Borussia Dortmundby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Achraf Hakimi says his move to Borussia Dortmund has been the best decision of his career.Hakimi is on-loan at BVB this season.He said, “I grew up in the youth clubs of Real Madrid, with whom I did the whole route up to the first team, but I needed to change, I need to grow as a player, gaining more space and achieving new goals as a starter.”In Dortmund everything is going well, I hope it goes on for a long time.”I am very happy to be here. It was not easy to adapt, but now I find myself at ease.” last_img read more

first_imgJaylon Smith helped off the field by trainers.Jaylon Smith Injury Jaylon Smith InjuryJaylon Smith InjuryFew players had a worse NFL Combine than Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith, through no fault of his own. Smith was failed by multiple teams on his physical due to potential nerve damage stemming from the significant knee injury he suffered against Ohio State, which included a torn ACL and LCL.Smith, once viewed as a potential top 10 draft pick, will probably fall out of the first round altogether, but he’s doing whatever he can to prove that he is healing up. In an interview with Yahoo Sports, he revealed that he is currently leg pressing over 600 pounds, and squatting over 400.Can Smith feel a tangible difference physically in the past five weeks?“Oh yeah, absolutely,” Smith said. “A few weeks have made a huge difference, even the past two weeks. I can feel it.“Rehab is going great. I am leg-pressing over 600 pounds right now. I am squatting over 400 pounds. I am getting that strength back. It’s just a matter of time.”Asked whether it has been determined if he suffered nerve in the injury, Smith was a bit vague, but he remained upbeat.“We’ll see when I go back there [to the medical recheck],” Smith said. “We’ll see what the doctors say then. I feel like I’ve regained some of it. I’m happy where I am at right now.”When healthy, Smith is an incredibly impressive prospect. Hopefully he finds a team that will take a chance on him.[Yahoo Sports]More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Championship >>>last_img read more

first_img13Jun Rep. LaFave: Plan expanding internship options to high school students signed into law State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced his plan helping high school students earn course credit through an internship or work study program has been signed into law.“Education today goes well beyond what’s in the classroom, especially as our children grow older and advance through high school,” LaFave said. “The real-world experience that an internship can provide is important to our job providers and students, helping identify what the future may hold for both. We’ve got to encourage these kinds of opportunities to explore if a certain career track is a strong fit or not before earning a high school diploma.”The legislation sets guidelines stating that students can work four to 10 hours a week and, with the local district board of education’s oversight, will receive credit for graduation. The internship may be paid or volunteer. Partner legislation also safeguards funding for school districts, allowing students participating in an internship or a work experience program off campus to continue to qualify as a full-time student.Although current Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based internships in grades 9-12, LaFave’s new law makes it less prohibitive for students and school districts, especially in Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties.“There are several major corporations in Michigan that have facilitated internships to both high school and college students, which is great to see. However, my legislation opens the door to smaller local businesses and the mom and pop’s like we have in the Upper Peninsula, not just billion dollar companies,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “Hands-on experience is at a premium in today’s workplace. Expanding more authority to local school districts to decide on appropriate programs, while cutting through the red tape, will help both the students and the local job creators.”LaFave noted he had letters of support on the plan from the Gladstone, Carney-Nadeau and Breitung Township school districts. Also supporting the legislation are the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of School Boards and the Great Lakes Education Project.House Bill 4106 is now Public Act 184 of 2018.##### Categories: LaFave News,Newslast_img read more

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