Church raises £50,000 for community projects by renting its car park spaces

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Trading Church raises £50,000 for community projects by renting its car park spaces All Saints Church in Islington, London, has raised over £50,000 for its local community projects over the past two years by renting its private car park spaces through online marketplace Parkatmyhouse.The money raised by the church, located near St Pancras station, has been used to benefit local residents, parents and homeless people.Founded in 2006, Parkatmyhouse aims to connect home and business owners who would like to earn money from renting their space with drivers in need of a cost-effective and convenient place to park. Members use the instant online facility to book a property-owner’s driveway, garage or car park space on a one-off or regular, short-term or long-term basis.All Saints Church first registered with Parkatmyhouse in November 2007 and has proved to be a popular destination for St Pancras train passengers looking for a convenient place to park near to the station.Reverend Martyn Saunders of All Saints Church said: “Thanks to Parkatmyhouse and the 1000 or so people who parked with us in 2009, we are able to fund events like Rainbow, a carer and toddler group for the whole community. We are privileged to be able to make use of outdoor space in this way, which would otherwise go unused.”Anthony Eskinazi founded Parkatmyhouse in 2006. He said: “Along with home and business owners, places of worship are finding that they can raise funds by renting their parking spaces through our site.”www.parkatmyhouse.co.uk/london/parking/eurostar-highspeed-one-5-minutes-walk-london/Photo: Dominic’s pics on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 22 March 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Smile beer raises funds for local charity

first_img  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Community fundraising Fundraising ideas A Merseyside micro brewery has created an ale in support of local cause, Melissa’s Smile Fund.Connoisseur Ales was inspired to create the beer after reading in the local media about Melissa Adams, who was born with Angelman Syndrome and her mum’s aim to raise funds to pay for a sensory room for her daughter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Smile beer raises funds for local charitycenter_img The Smile beer will be launched 6th May at 7pm at local pub Cricketers Arms, where supporters can buy the beer and meet both the brewers and Melissa herself. The beer will then be available for the rest of the month in pubs across the St Helens borough where Connoisseur Ales is based. It is being targeted primarily locally to free-houses that sell real ale of which there are around 27 in the borough. Several out of town pubs and regional beer festivals have also placed orders. The beer’s badge and label feature the charity’s logo and it will be promoted on local social media.Kevin Yates, who runs Connoisseur Ales with his parents said:“We have been working together to get this beer produced since reading stories in our local paper and on social media. This was our best way of supporting the cause, both in terms of money raised and also getting the charity’s name and information in front of a wider local audience.”  87 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 4 May 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

‘Indigenous resistance from Standing Rock to Plymouth Rock’

first_imgMahtowin MunroWW photo: Liz GreenMahtowin Munro, of United American Indians of New England, gave this talk at the National Day of Mourning commemoration in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 24.We give a big shoutout to the hundreds of people from this region who are in Standing Rock, N.D., right now, but are also standing with us in spirit today.We do not give thanks for the invasion of the pilgrims. But we do give thanks for the water. We give thanks for the water protectors and send our love to Standing Rock today. We must all be water protectors and land protectors. We must all protect each other, too. We are here today to say that Indigenous resistance runs from Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock.All of you will have heard at least something about the courageous resistance of thousands in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some of you have even been able to travel there to show your solidarity.Since last April, water protectors from the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and from all over Turtle Island have been pouring in to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline that is scheduled to run through four states and under the Missouri River and which threatens the drinking water of millions of people. The pipeline runs through unceded treaty land and sacred ancestral sites.There is unprecedented unity in the gathering of Nations at Standing Rock, with people from not only the Americas, but also Kanaka, Sami, Maori, Australian Indigenous and many more. Standing Rock has been the biggest display of Indigenous resistance and unity any of us have ever seen.Yes. It is something new happening just this year. It is a new awakening or reawakening for millions. Yet it is also part of a continuum of Indigenous struggle that stretches back for centuries — to Taino resistance, to Metacom trying to unite everyone to push the English back into the ocean, to the Wounded Knee occupation in 1973 and to the Kanesatake and Kahnawake Oka summer of 1990.Let us do everything possible to preserve the unity that now exists among Indigenous Peoples. We are going to need it for the struggles ahead. There is unprecedented support from non-Native people, some of whom are risking their lives by locking down or standing on the frontlines.The peaceful #NoDAPL struggle has been met with intense repression. Law enforcement, including police from other states, and the National Guard block roads. They have repeatedly pepper-sprayed, teargassed and shot peaceful water protectors with rubber bullets. They have used sound cannons. They used water cannons against our people in freezing cold temperatures. They drew loaded weapons as people were praying. They have thrown concussion grenades directly on people’s bodies resulting in critical injuries. Sophia Wilansky’s arm was pretty much destroyed, and many more people were injured in an hours-long attack which began on the night of Nov. 20.People’s right to travel and communicate freely has been restricted. This insane response has been coupled with security guards hired by the pipeline company pepper-spraying protectors and sending specially trained attack dogs against them. Hundreds of people have been arrested; some of them were held in dog cages, many of them strip-searched, Elders have been arrested for praying on their ancestral lands. Very little of this has been covered by the corporate media.Washington won’t aid Standing Rock water protectorsThrough all of this, the federal government has refused to step in and put a stop to what is going on. Energy Transfer Partners [corporate owner of DAPL] is preparing to drill under Lake Oahe. President Obama, who promised years ago that he would stand with the people of Standing Rock, his Department of Justice and other officials have for months turned their faces away from the people, the violence and human rights abuses. While Standing Rock is very much on our minds, there  are many other defenses of land and water throughout the Americas. All over Turtle Island, pipelines, fracking, mining and damming projects are being pushed through on Indigenous land. When these projects happen, man camps often spring up. This is a factor that leads to trafficking of Indigenous women and MMIWG2S [missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people], which is thought of as a Canadian issue, but is a big problem in the U.S., Mexico and other places, too. The contempt for the lives and bodies of Indigenous women is deeply intertwined with the disrespect that settler colonialism has for the water and land.In Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and other places, Indigenous activists are being murdered. The University of Hawaii tried to push through the TMT [Thirty Meter Telescope], the world’s largest telescope project, atop Hawaii’s sacred Mauna Kea. Native Hawaiians rapidly organized and blocked the construction there, but the struggle is not fully resolved yet.In Arizona, crooked politicians such as Sen. John McCain brokered a deal to hand over the sacred Oak Flat area to a mining company, but the San Carlos Apache have been fighting against that. The National Park Service has placed the site on the National Register of Historic Places, but that does not completely halt any mining proposals.First Nations resistThe Canadian government recently approved a massive LNG [liquified natural gas] project on the coast of British Columbia, and continues to push for more pipelines and damming projects that will destroy the land and water. They are always met with stiff opposition. In Nova Scotia, the Alton Gas project recently had to back down because Mi’kmaq people exercised their treaty rights and organized fierce resistance.So many things come back to the water. Mni wiconi: Water is life. The U.S. has such a high overall living standard, yet families all around the country are having their water shut off. Families in cities like Flint are being poisoned.What you may not know is that at least 13 percent of Native families in this country do not have tap water or a toilet, and many more do not have safe drinking water. Navajo babies in some parts of their reservation are born with uranium in their tiny bodies because the water is so contaminated due to generations of outside mining companies exploiting the natural resources there. At least 93 First Nations communities in Canada are under longterm boil-water advisories, some of them for decades.I know some people are feeling discouraged or overwhelmed by so much happening lately. Don’t give in to that too much. Don’t be immobilized by fear. We have too much work to do. If you feel afraid, you will be a lot more afraid of what will happen if we do nothing. You may be feeling like you just woke up to a nightmare. Indigenous people and many other relations have been living that nightmare for centuries, and we are still here and we are still fighting.Everywhere you look, protectors are defending land and water. There is no turning us back. We are not leaving or going anywhere. Our roots are here; they do not extend across the ocean.‘Unity is powerful’Now more than ever, we need combined action. When we unite like we are doing today, we are powerful. That is what scares the government and corporations like Energy Transfer Partners. That is why they are trying to squash what is happening at Standing Rock and elsewhere. Don’t allow them to stop or divide us.Maybe Standing Rock has made you rethink your relationship with the land and water. What is happening should be sparking discussions and education about what Native sovereignty truly means and what a treaty represents. Some people are surprised when we speak about Native Nations, rather than “tribes.” Some non-Native people, in fact, never even thought of the concept of Native Nations before, and what it means to have sovereign Nations within the U.S. when everyone is taught that we are a melting pot of “one nation under god.”Some of us dare to envision much more — decolonization, ridding ourselves of the ideas that colonialism has embedded in us; resisting the subjugation of our bodies, minds and lands, freeing our minds and our lands; turning to our own languages and understandings of every aspect of life; and rediscovering the power of our own institutions. But that is a conversation for another day.Mni Wiconi. No Dakota Access!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farmers May Soon be Growing Corn Underwater

first_img Name Sym Last Change Home Commentary Farmers May Soon be Growing Corn Underwater SHARE SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Farmers are so difficult to satisfy. It is too wet or too dry, too hot or too cold, the price is either too low or too high. If fact, if everything was perfect, you would still not see most producers doing cartwheels, rather you would get a shrug of the shoulders, a smile, and a “not too bad” when you ask how things are going.In an effort to give growers what they want, seed companies are spending billions of dollars in research to develop the traits for which growers are looking.After the drought of 2011, growers wanted corn that did not need much water to grow. Thanks to biotechnology, we now have several drought tolerant hybrids on the market. With torrential rains flooding fields across the Eastern Corn Belt and submerging young corn and soybean plants for weeks, growers are now asking for flood tolerant seeds.  Several research trials are currently underway to develop crops that grow underwater.One of the miracles of biotechnology is the ability to take the characteristic of one plant and combine it with another plant. This is being attempted with corn. Genes from the rice plant and from seaweed are being placed into hybrid corn. This produces a plant that can survive and even thrive underwater. The seeds are drilled into a moist seed bed, and then the field is flooded. Early plant growth up to the V6 stage can take place totally underwater.  Once the plants break above the surface of the water, they pollinate and begin grain fill. Combines placed on pontoons are used for harvest. Much of the early field trials are taking place in the swamps of Louisiana.  So far, the biggest problem is dry down. “It takes one heck of a lot of propane to dry down corn from 75%,” said one Louisiana farmer involved in growing a test plot.  Companies involved in this research include Poseidon Hybrids and Atlantis Seeds.Researchers working on a submersible soybean plant have faced a serious issue, the soybean plant does not like water all that much. Soybeans do not do well when their roots are submerged in water. The soybean plant is also very light sensitive which is another reason it does not do well underwater.  These plant breeders have chosen to pair the soybean plant with other plants that do well in a wide variety of conditions.  Early efforts have come up with several unusual combinations such as soybeans and Palmer Amaranth. Early trials have shown this is a plant that will grow just about anywhere. It also has the added advantage of having built in Glyphosate resistance so it will work in a Roundup system.  The major drawback is you cannot use it in a rotation system. No matter what a farmer does it keeps coming back year after year.The California drought has also sparked some innovative research aimed at the other end of the moisture spectrum. Biotech researchers have combined genes from oats into grape plants. The resulting crop does not require irrigation and, when harvested, produces a mixture of oats and raisins which perfect for the breakfast cereal and cookie market.Because none of the information above is actually true, these products will not make it to market. So, farmers will have to keep doing what they have always done: find a way to survive no matter what nature sends our way.By Gary Truitt Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Facebook Twitter Previous articleTamara Neighbors is New FFA Director Replacing HickeyNext articleIndiana Grain Crop Prospects Continue to Fade Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Farmers May Soon be Growing Corn Underwater Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 By Gary Truitt – Jul 19, 2015 All quotes are delayed snapshots STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists

first_img to go further Media organizations are paying a heavy price for the chaos raging through Iraq. On 24 August, the offices of Al-Fayhaa TV, located in Basra Province in southern Iraq, was targeted by a major grenade attack by an unidentified armed group. The attack did not claim any victims. Follow the news on Iraq “The Islamic State since its emergence has made journalists a terror target,” said Virginie Dangles, assistant research director of Reporters Without Borders. “The terrorist organization, in setting up an apparatus for kidnapping and executing news professionals, is attempting to eliminate all those who refuse to swear allegiance to ISIS.”Al-Azaoui, a camerman for Sama Salah Aldeen TV, was captured by members of the Islamic State, accompanied by about 20 Iraqi nationals, in Samara, in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad. The jihadist organization has announced that it plans to carry out its decapitation threat because the journalist refused to work for the Islamic State.Three weeks earlier, on 15 August, members of the jihadist organization had captured Ahmed Khaled Al-Dlimi – known as Bassem Ahmed Al Watani – in Tikrit. His fate remains unknown.Metro Center, an Iraqi journalists’ rights NGO based in Suleimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan, has expressed concern following the 13 August capture of journalist and Yazidi activist Tarek Salah Shankali. According to some information from people close to him, Shankali was killed soon after he was taken. But other sources claim he remains a prisoner of the Islamic State. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Help by sharing this information News News December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq’s Journalistic Freedoms Observatory – RWB’s partner organization in Iraq – confirms that ISIS publicly threatened nine journalists by name in Mosul and Salahuddin provinces. The jihadist organization demanded that they stop their professional activities and join ISIS ranks or face execution. In addition, rumours are circulating to the effect that ISIS has seized digital files with personal data on journalists in the two provinces.On 1 September, the home of Al-Hurra TV correspondent Maitham Al-Chibani in the city of Al-Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, was targeted for attack by unknown armed men. The attack left major damage though no injuries. Axel Balat, UNESCO director for Iraq, responded by sounding the alarm concerning attacks on Iraqi journalists. He urged that all measures be taken to assure their safety. News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expresses grave concern over the fate of Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, an Iraqi journalist taken prisoner by ISIS on 7 September and threatened with beheading. The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows journalists more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger. News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa September 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Budget 2019 housing proposals

first_imgNewsPoliticsBudget 2019 housing proposalsBy Cian Reinhardt – October 11, 2018 2605 Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleBualadh Bos : Daily events at children’s festivalNext articleCity Mayor’s mental health challenge Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls TAGSbudget 2019HousingNewspolitics Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Twittercenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanLABOUR Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan, has said this week’s housing proposals as part of Budget 2019, show no imagination on behalf of the Government parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and will do nothing to ease the housing crisis when it comes to rent. “The budgetary measures show that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have little regard for renters. Fianna Fáil’s so-called affordable housing scheme is a direct subsidy to developers. It’s a classic from the Fianna Fáil playbook providing a top up for big builders but doing little to deliver a real affordable scheme,” said Deputy O’Sullivan.Read more articles related to Budget 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 last_img read more

Mouser Stocks Industry’s Widest Selection of Products

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Mouser Stocks Industry’s Widest Selection of Products Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 In the face of supply chain disruptions in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, Mouser Electronics’ longstanding strategy to invest in and maintain strong inventory is helping meet the component needs of manufacturers around the globe.center_img TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleCapgemini Makes Pension Administration Digital for a Large Pension Fund in the NetherlandsNext articleFear and love surround Escobar’s hippos thriving in Colombia Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Government urged to provide match City Deal funding to Donegal

first_img Previous articleMinister pressed for update on Moville Community CollegeNext articleAnti-social behaviour in Letterkenny leads to calls for review on CCTV News Highland Government urged to provide match City Deal funding to Donegal News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 There are calls for the Irish Government to provide match funding for Donegal following the announcement earlier this month of a major economic package for the Derry City and Strabane District region.The investment package comprised of a £50 million ‘City Deal’ and a £55 million ‘Inclusive Future Fund’.Letterkenny Councillor Ciaran Brogan says given the close working partnership between Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, further funding by the Government is essential in delivering a city region for the North West, as set out in Project 2040:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/broghgfhgfhgfan1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 21, 2019 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

‘Turkeys from Heaven’ to deliver 500 meals

first_img ‘Turkeys from Heaven’ to deliver 500 meals By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Already people are asking how they can be involved in Turkeys from Heaven,” Sanders said. “Right now, the need is for turkeys and donating a turkey is easy. Go to the Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy, at 231 South or South Three Notch Street, and purchase a $15 turkey.“At the checkout, tell the cashier you are purchasing a turkey or turkeys for Turkeys from Heaven. The stores have a barcode to scan for the turkeys that will be kept frozen at the Piggly Wiggly stores and thawed for cooking on December 22.”Sanders said the ingredients for the bean casseroles and the cranberry sauce are bought in bulk. Donations are thankfully accepted for the purchase of those items.Those who would like to donate a non-refrigerated dessert may bring their donations to Cattlemen Park on Saturday, December 21. You Might Like Christmas Bazaar offers unique gifts for shoppers The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday at Cattleman Park was the better than the best, so far. The… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content Skip For the sixth year, “Turkeys from Heaven will bring the Troy/Pike County community together to deliver meals to families that are in need of a Christmas meal.“Turkeys from Heaven” in Pike County was organized by Kelly Sanders who was introduced to the program by a friend in Dothan.“The real spirit of Christmas is giving to others and the people of Troy and Pike County have such wonderful giving spirits,” Sanders said. “People have been so generous with their time, their talents and their donations that, each year, the outreach of Turkeys from Heaven has been extended to more families.” This year, Christmas 2019, Turkeys from Heaven in Pike County will deliver 500 meals to families in Pike, Crenshaw and Bullock counties up to the Dale County line. “Being able to reach out to 500 families is truly a blessing from heaven,” Sanders said. “And, with that blessing comes the opportunity to move to a larger location. So, on Sunday, December 22, we will meet at Cattlemen Park on Highway 231 south of Troy. At that location, all our volunteers will be together to smoke turkeys, make green bean casseroles, pack rolls and cranberry sauce and desserts and deliver Christmas meals.”The meals will be delivered beginning at 1 p.m. and, for those who are up early to smoke turkeys and put the meals together, there will be an on-site morning worship service. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:11 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Print Article Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Volunteers are needed to work preparing for deliveries on December 22. To volunteer, visit the Turkeys from Heaven Facebook page (TurkeysfromHeaven-Troy) and fill out the volunteer form or call Sanders at 372-4576, Janet Rawls at 372-0559 or Taylor Jinright at 268-1051.Those who would like to assist with cooking turkeys or running a grill, may contact Charles Rawls at [email protected] or 372-1907.“Turkeys from Heaven” is a non-denominational, non-profit, communitywide event.“This is a great way to really get into the Christmas spirit,” Sanders said. “We will begin the assembly line at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, December 22 and keep it going until we are finished. We will have a worship service at 10 a.m. It will be a wonderful day to be the hands and feet for Jesus.”last_img read more

Mom, 3-year-old son found dead in remote wooded area after boy’s dad arrested for murder: Officials

first_imgMicroStockHub/iStock(YAMHILL, Ore.) — The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been recovered, authorities said, weeks after they went missing and the little boy’s father was arrested for murder.Karissa Fretwell, 25, of West Salem, and her son William Fretwell, who went by Billy, were last seen on May 13 and relatives reported them missing on May 17, the Salem Police Department said.Billy’s father, Michael John Wolfe, 52, of Gaston, Oregon, was arrested in May and charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping, police said.On Saturday searchers found the bodies of Karissa Fretwell and Billy in a heavily wooded and very remote area of Yamhill County, about 10 miles west of the city of Yamhill, according to a joint statement from the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Police Department and Yamhill County District Attorney.Karissa Fretwell died from a single gunshot to her head, authorities said, and the death was ruled a homicide.Billy’s cause and manner of death are not yet known and require more testing to be determined, authorities said on Sunday.Meanwhile, Wolfe is set to be arraigned on Thursday. His attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.A potential motive was not immediately clear.Karissa Fretwell had sole custody of her son, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more