Explain how tossing candy is respectful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion At the Galway memorial Day parade, the Galway Fire Department showed this community the true meaning of Memorial Day as they solemnly marched through the village, eyes straight ahead, while some of the other groups threw out candy to the spectators.After stopping on their way at a huge flag, which they hung over Route 147, the firefighters stood at attention while resident Glenn Babcock, fully dressed in appropriate Scottish attire in keeping with Galway’s heritage, played “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes. It was truly a very moving moment. They didn’t have to throw candy to gain the respect of the spectators. They then moved on, as did the entire parade, to the Memorial Circle at the Galway High School for a nice memorial service.I’m confused. Can someone please explain to me how throwing candy during a Memorial Day parade shows respect to those who gave their lives for our freedom?Thank you, Galway Fire Department.Phyllis SleeperGalwayMore from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Boobs on Bikes returning to Tauranga: Porn king

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 28 March 2012Defiant pornographer Steve Crow has vowed to bring Boobs on Bikes back to Tauranga despite council moves aimed at blocking the topless parade. Tauranga City Council is proposing to make offensiveness one of the grounds for requiring permission to hold a street parade. But Mr Crow said he would fight the council. “It won’t make any difference to me whatsoever,” he told the Bay of Plenty Times. “I will take zero notice of any bylaw they bring in. I’m not vaguely interested in what the Tauranga City Council considers offensive. If they want to waste Tauranga ratepayers’ money, let them. I have plenty of money, I’m happy to fight them.” In a review of its street use bylaws, the council yesterday took the first step towards making it more difficult for the organiser of the Auckland erotic festival to use Tauranga streets to promote his event. Boobs on Bikes created a furore last year among residents who considered the topless parade indecent. They said it lowered the city’s moral tone. Protests, including several attempts by Christian groups to stop its progress, led to a heavy police presence as the procession wound its way along The Strand and Devonport Rd. Yesterday’s council meeting agreed unanimously to amend the bylaw in which the only circumstances requiring council permission to hold a parade were impeding pedestrian or vehicle access. As well as making offensiveness one of the tests for requiring council permission, the meeting also added the potential for parades to cause a public nuisance or endanger public health.http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/boobs-bikes-returning-porn-king/1321643/last_img read more

DOMFESTA activities continue here this week

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews DOMFESTA activities continue here this week by: – May 17, 2011center_img Share Chief Cultural Officer, Mr. Raymond Lawrence. Photo credit: GIS NewsPrimary School students in Dominica are today displaying their skills in spelling Creole words.The event forms part of activities to celebrate DOMFESTA in Dominica this month.Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says there are nine contestants taking part in this morning’s competition-the finals of this year’s Creole Spelling B competition.The competition begins from 10:am at the Arawak House of Culture.Meantime a song writing workshop tutored by Gregory Rabess will also get underway later this afternoon.Lawrence gives an update on other activities to be held this week. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Alpena road commission provides updates for current and future projects

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. -The Alpena County Road Commission held their monthly meeting via zoom this Tuesday and updates were provided on the different projects on hold and currently in the works.According to Managing Director, Ryan Brege, ongoing work includes grading gravel roads on streets that are damaged.Some projects that began in 2019 such as the Wolf Creek and Hubert Road upgrade are expected to wrap up by the end of May 2020The Ossineke bridge project is expected to be complete in August of 2020.The project placed on hold was the Bagley Street bridge rehabilitation project which will open back up in construction year 2021.This decision was made after it was decided to either close the bridge for one year or maintain traffic on the bridge which would extend the project beyond two years.Ryan also said that all road commission crews are practicing social distancing and wearing the proper PPE while contractors are responsible for their own COVID–19 plans and methods of working.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Survey shows one in seven small businesses not confident of surviving the COVID-19 PandemicNext Low-income college students to receive food assistancelast_img read more

Helen Maxine Stewart, 90, Caldwell: March 18, 1924 – Sept. 9, 2014

first_imgMaxine StewartHelen Maxine Stewart was born March 18, 1924 in Caldwell to John Alva and Nettie White. She  died on Sept. 9 at the Golden Living Center in Wellington.Stewart attended country schools and graduated from Deer Creek High School, Deer Creek, Okla. She attended college in Alva, Okla. and became an emergency war time country school teacher.On Dec. 24, 1944, she was united in marriage with Carl Stewart in Caldwell. To this union two daughters were born, Nancy Lea and Joyce Ann.Carl and Maxine enjoyed square dancing, camping and taking family vacations.She was active in the Central Christian Church in Caldwell, where she taught Sunday School and held offices in CWF and Guild. She was also active in Drury Star EHU, where she was secretary for many years.Maxine loved gardening and flowers. She once served as superintendent of the floral department for the Sumner County Fair Association. She also worked for Ernestine’s Flowers in Caldwell for many years.She was also employed at the Red Barn and Harvest Home in Caldwell.Carl and Maxine lived on a farm east of Caldwell for 60 years, where Carl was a farmer. In later years, they enjoyed having their granddaughters spend time on the farm.In 2004, Carl and Maxine moved to Caldwell, where she remained until moving to the Golden Living Center.She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Countryman, and husband, Tom, of Drury, Kan.; and Joyce Marcrum, and husband, Marc, of Caldwell, Kan.; three granddaughters, Amber Schmitz, and husband, Jerry, of Wellington, Kan.; Heather Koelsch, and husband, Tom, of Seattle, Wash.; and Jennifer Marcrum, and fiance, Trey Watson, of Ark City, Kan.; three great grandchildren, Noah, Nora and Simon; three siblings, Phyllis Cadek, of Ponca City, Okla.; and Richard White and Glen White, both of Caldwell, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; infant son, Max Duane; and a sister, Genevie Wooderson.Service will held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell with Dr. Dan Price officiating.   Interment will be held at the Caldwell Cemetery.Memorials may be made in memory of Maxine to the Central Christian Church, Rivercross Hospice, or the Alzheimer’s Association.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.last_img read more