Warren Buffett’s been buying stocks again! Should I buy too?

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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 It was quite a shock for me to discover that Warren Buffett was unenthusiastic about buying stocks when the pandemic first arrived. In fact, he famously dumped all his airline shares!And during the second quarter of 2020, his company Berkshire Hathaway became a net seller of stocks. So, it’s encouraging for me to learn from several newspaper reports recently that the company became a net buyer of shares again during the third quarter of the year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Warren Buffett’s gone in big on PharmaceuticalsHowever, in fairness, it may not be the great investor himself doing the buying. After all, he’s handed some responsibility for investment decisions at Berkshire Hathaway to his two investment deputies Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. And that makes a great deal of sense for a man of 90, no matter how much he still appears to love the investing game.But my guess is Warren Buffett remains fully informed and supportive of his deputies’ buying decisions. So, the investments they’ve made could be useful ideas to help me with my own investment decisions right now. And Berkshire Hathaway has made some big stock purchases in the pharmaceutical sector. It has new positions in Merck and Pfizer and made top-up purchases in AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb.Bearing in mind the news regarding Covid-19 vaccines over the past few days, Buffett’s conglomerate has certainly ended up being where the action is. However, I’ve been keen on the defensive, cash-generating stability and potential of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors for a long time. And today, on the London market, I’d invest in shares such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Smith & Nephew, and hold them for the long haul.He’s reducing financialsMeanwhile, Berkshire Hathaway continued reducing its positions in financial stocks,  such as Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase, in the third quarter. Warren Buffett starting offloading financials early in the pandemic along with his airline shares. However, since the vaccine news emerged, bank shares have been shooting back up. But the disclosure from Berkshire Hathaway is historical now and covers events during the third quarter of the year.Nevertheless, the act of selling financials is harder for me to understand. Indeed, I’d expect cyclical sectors to recover as the pandemic fades. And London-listed banks such as Lloyds and Barclays look attractive to me now in their fallen condition. Indeed, I’m tempted to buy some of their shares. But I don’t expect them to move straight back up without a few wiggles along the way. And that’s despite the snap-back rally since the announcements regarding vaccine progress.Warren Buffett and his investing subordinates will have their own reasons for the buys and sells they make in stocks, as we all do. But the important message I’m taking from their recent actions is that they are buying again. So, it’s time for me to double down on my efforts to research the shares of good-quality businesses selling at reasonable prices. And I’ll be aiming to hold those stocks for the long haul in order to compound gains over time.last_img read more

Wal-Mart Shifting to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Wal-Mart Shifting to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025 Previous articleToo Cool, Too Wet for FieldworkNext articleUS Ethanol Production Down Again Hoosier Ag Today Wal-Mart Shifting to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025 By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 7, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE The world’s largest retail chain will transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Bloomberg reports Wal-Mart and its Sam’s Club warehouse chain will require that its egg suppliers adopt United Egg Producers rules or an equivalent set of standards for cage-free housing. The company says compliance will be checked annually by a third party. Wal-Mart sells more groceries than any other company in the country. The new guidelines will apply to the retailer’s more than 5,000 stores in the United States. The move by Wal-Mart puts more pressure on the egg industry which is facing a costly transition to cage-free housing. The United Egg Producers group says only six percent of U.S. hens are currently raised without cages.In a statement, Protect the Harvest said the decision had little to do with making eggs more affordable for customers, “This move, they claim, is meant to address affordability and quality, but in reality it accomplishes neither. The only true winner here is HSUS, who secures another partner in its ongoing fight against farmers and ranchers.” PTH pointed out that egg prices soared in California after they implemented a ban on eggs raised in cage facilities, “Since that time, egg prices have soared. In fact, last summer it was reported that prices spiked over 70 percent, forcing many people to go without eggs. Producers cannot afford to upend their operations so drastically, which is why many of these companies are giving such loose timelines on when they would fully adopt cage-free egg supplies. They know that it is an unrealistic approach.” Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Letter to judges about decline in freedom of information

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Judge Midhat Al-Mahmoud, President of the Supreme Council of the JudiciaryJudge Mohsen Ali Al-Khazraji, President of the Baghdad Court of AppealJudge Mahdi Aboud Hadi, President of the Court for Press and Publication Cases Paris and Baghdad, 15 February 2014 Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization in Iraq, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, wrote today to the presidents of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, the Baghdad Court of Appeal and the Court for Press and Publication Cases to share their concern about threats to freedom of information in Iraq.In addition to the alarming decline in the security climate in recent months, journalists now have to face new threats in the form of arrest and prosecution on spurious grounds.Read the letter : IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation to go further Follow the news on Iraq February 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to judges about decline in freedom of information IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Dear Judges,Reporters Without Borders (RWB), an international organization that defends freedom of information, and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), its partner organization in Iraq, would like to share with you their concerns about the threats to freedom of information in Iraq.As well as the alarming decline in the security climate in the past few months, journalists are now exposed to such new obstacles as arrest and prosecution on spurious grounds.One of our main concerns is the use of laws inherited from the old regime to punish press and publication offences. It was under these laws that an arrest warrant was issued for the journalist Sarmad Al-Ta’i just for providing information and expressing his opinions. His arrest, the first of its kind since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, has set an extremely dangerous precedent for freedom of information in Iraq.We urge you, as members of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, to repeal certain legislative provisions that were adopted under the previous regime and are still in force despite their draconian nature. We refer in particular to articles 82, 83, 84, 201, 202, 210, 211, 215, 225, 226, 227, 229, 403, 433 and 434 of Penal Code No. 111 of 1969, which severely penalize press and publication offences. These provisions pose a real threat to freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Iraq.You are also responsible for ensuring that Iraq’s current and future laws comply with its international obligations as regards freedom of expression and information, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, which the Iraqi authorities signed in 1969 and ratified in 1971.At the same time, many administrative and political officials have had no hesitation in recent months in abusing the justice system to prevent journalists and media from doing their job of providing news and information. Several journalists have been the targets of judicial proceedings just for reporting alleged corruption and abuse of power by certain leaders. RWB and JFO call for the withdrawal of all these prosecutions against media personnel.The decline in the security climate for journalists is another source of concern. Iraq’s journalists have paid a high price since 2003 for their fight for the right to report the news. Many have been the targets of bloody attacks and they continue to be targeted. Since the start of the US-led military intervention in 2003, the JFO has registered 270 deaths of journalists, 164 of them in connection with their work, in acts of violence that have gone completely unpunished. And no fewer than 11 journalists have been killed in the past four months.We urge the competent authorities to take appropriate measures to guarantee the safety of media personnel and to systematically conduct independent and impartial investigations into crimes of violence against journalists – without government manipulation of the judicial system – so that the perpetrators and instigators of these crimes are brought to justice. Impunity has no place in today’s Iraq.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely,Ziad Al-AjiliPresident of the Journalistic Freedoms ObservatoryChristophe DeloireSecretary-General of Reporters Without Borders News News News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Blinn House Reception at Ruth’s Chris

first_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  On Sunday, March 8, 2015 the Blinn House Foundation, the Pasadena based non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Edmund Blinn House, held a special reception at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Pasadena for financial supporters and prospective sponsors of the Foundation’s Kentucky Derby Day Garden Party to be held in May. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse hosted the event for the Foundation thanks to General Manager Linda Jordan.Saturday, May 2, 2015 is the day for the “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby event at the Blinn House and gathered special supporters for this kick-off celebration. Nationally recognized Thoroughbred race horse trainer Ron Ellis enthralled the guests with stories of his own trips with his horses to the Derby and intrigued all with his insight into picking a champion horse and connecting with the animal to help it perform safely and powerfully. Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and renown local historical preservationist and architect Bill Ellinger, good friends of the Blinn House, were also in attendance.Proceeds from the Derby Day garden party are earmarked for the restoration and preservation of the 1905 Prairie School-style Blinn House which is listed on National Register of Historic Places and designated Pasadena Landmark #16. The Blinn House, home of The Women’s City Club of Pasadena for over 70 years and host to over 20 non-profits in the Pasadena area, contributes to the San Gabriel Valley community by serving as a unique meeting place for numerous non-profit and civic organizations as well as an exhibitor of works of local artists. Gatherings Blinn House Reception at Ruth’s Chris STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 11:22 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Five Acres Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

first_imgPeople Five Acres Announces New Chief Administrative Officer STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 | 2:04 pm More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Kim Warneke. Photo credit: Five AcresFive Acres, a foster/adoption, residential and community-based mental/behavioral health charity, has announced Kim Warneke as the chief administrative officer.Having joined as Five Acres’ director of training and organizational development in January 2019, Warneke was promoted to lead the human resources and training functions responsible for HR operations, including employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational design, leadership development, training compliance, and culture development.“On March 13, she stepped in as interim Chief Administration Officer and even while faced with the challenges of the pandemic, her leadership, responsiveness and her commitment to keep our Five Acres teams safe and operational is marked,” said Five Acres CEO Chanel Boutakidis.Warneke came to Five Acres with over 16 years of experience in the HR and talent development where she had led multiple teams that changed the function, culture, and impact of HR within their organizations. With a passion for growing an organizations’ effectiveness and long-term success, Warneke’s main focus is on its key resource: its people.“Our world had turned upside down and as an agency we have adapted and transitioned to new ways of operating, providing services and working in general,” Warneke said. “Our staff is adapting to these changes, and in addition many are finding themselves trying to navigate the personal challenges related to school closures, concerns for family members health and the general anxiety related to the Covid-19 pandemic. My priority at this time is to ensure that staff and leadership throughout the agency receive the tools, resources, support and guidance they need to navigate the changes and challenges they are facing at this time.”Warneke received her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of California, Irvine and holds the SHRM-SCP human resources certification.To learn more about our leadership, visit https://5acres.org/leadership.About Five AcresSince 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 10,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide the way as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. Visit 5acres.org. Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News 107 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

New Bill aims to eliminate ticket touting

first_imgMaurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee Print Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Linkedincenter_img Stronger Garda response needed to tackle city criminals Pension issue is hot election topic Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend PreviewsNext articleDreams come true at Limerick play centre Editor Facebook TAGSDeputy Maurice QuinlivanSale of Tickets Bill 2017Sinn Fein Sinn Féin’s Jobs, Enterprise and innovation spokesperson, Maurice Quinlivan TDLimerick TD Maurice Quinlivan has introduced a new bill which aims to eliminate ticket touting and protect ordinary consumers.Discussing the Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017, Deputy Quinlivan said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This Bill will simultaneously eliminate ticket-touting, whilst protecting consumers. The public have been rightfully enraged with their inability to access tickets for events whilst seeing ticket touts selling large quantities of these self-same tickets at inflated prices.“My Bill has two main objectives. Firstly, to protect the ordinary consumer who buys tickets in good faith, only to discover that they cannot attend the event. The Bill would ensure that they will be able to dispose of their tickets.“Secondly, the Bill will act to stop those who purchase event tickets with the sole intention of reselling them at a profit. This Bill will dis-incentivise these Ticket Touts by means of substantial fines.“There have been a number of unsuccessful attempts to regulate the resale of tickets over the years. However, the problem hasn’t be adequately tackled and the rip off continues unabated. The aim is to make the resale of tickets unprofitable. This will have a huge impact on the existing business model and clearly make most ticket touting pointless.“The Bill would affect events where more than 300 tickets are sold. Touts would face fines of up to €5,000.“There would however be a provision that event goers who need to resell their ticket for genuine reasons would be facilitated and able to do so. Secondary sales of tickets to a maximum of 10% the initial value of the ticket would be permitted.“There will also be exemptions for regulated charities by including an exemption for them. It will ensure that the relevant Minister consults with venue operators and ticket sellers, to ensure a voluntary code regarding ticket refunds to consumers is established.“I hope all deputies will see how this bill can have a huge impact on the problems of secondary tickets selling and ticket touting and vote to eliminate these practices.” Pension Bill would put people on dole LifestyleEntertainmentMusicNewsNew Bill aims to eliminate ticket toutingBy Editor – March 4, 2017 963 last_img read more

FF Selection convention to take place in October

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleNashville music producer Bob Johnston dies at age 83Next articlePARC reject proposal to replace points with training courses admin Google+ Google+ Pinterest FF Selection convention to take place in October WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – August 19, 2015 Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Fianna Fail’s selection convention will be held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Sunday 4th October at 3pm.Nomination papers will be sent out to all voting members on Tuesday 25th August and the process will close on Friday 4th September.Over 1,000 members of the party in Donegal will select candidates using the One Member One Vote system as a democratic process.In order to secure nomination to contest the convention, candidates must receive a minimum of five nominations each.When these have been secured, the candidate is then entitled to stand before the members at convention.The party says that all interested members are encouraged to put their name forward and seek nomination.The contest will be to see who runs in the election along side sitting TD Charlie McConologue with Pat the Cope Gallagher widely tipped to attempt to return the national political stage. He has already been endorsed by party leader Michael Martin.last_img read more

Three new suicide prevention resources launched in Donegal

first_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Three new suicide prevention resources have been launched in Donegal by the National Office for Suicide Prevention.The initiative is part of World Suicide Prevention Week and includes a poster outlining the key services and phone numbers to contact in a mental health crisis, a GP Patient Pathway for those experiencing a suicidal crisis and a family information pack to be issued when a loved one is admitted to the acute psychiatric unit.The resources are the latest developments from the Connecting for Life Donegal suicide prevention action plan.Suicide Rescourse Officer with the HSE Ann Sheridan has been outlining what they hope to achieve:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/annsheridan1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three new suicide prevention resources launched in Donegal Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan charged in Ballyshannon court for carrying out illegal gas worksNext articleMeeting to highlight need for Gaeltacht investment gets underway in Donegal tonight News Highland Twittercenter_img By News Highland – September 12, 2017 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Raft of measures announced to restrict Coronavirus

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Raft of measures announced to restrict Coronavirus Facebook Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced a series of measures to restrict the spread of Coronavirus, including the closure of childcare facilities, schools, and colleges.A number of other measures are also being implemented, including restrictions on public gatherings and workplace practices and etiquette.Mr Varadkar made the announcement in Washington a short time ago………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/leoc19.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMac Giolla Easbuig calls for funds to tackle West Donegal floodingNext articleVulnerable not obligated to attend Mass – Bishop News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – March 12, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

‘Promises’ to continue at Red Door

first_img You Might Like Six year investigation led to indictment A six-year investigation preceded the federal indictment of a former Coffee County bank president on multiple counts of receiving cash… read more Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpWilliams doesn’t consider himself a playwright. He is a professor of theater arts at Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina and is a seasoned director. Play writing is new to him but, in writing “Promises,” he discovered the rich history of a place and the people who felt a deep sense of belonging to the land.“Promises” deals with love, loss, betrayal, reconciliation and promises, both kept and broken.Williams said he was fascinated by the idea of a “road to nowhere” and how it could be the avenue for telling the story of the people who were forced to leave their homes in order for the Fontana Dam to be built. The road was built to provide the residents who gave up their land for the Fontana Dam project access to their ancestral gravesites. But the road was never completed as the government “promised.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Published 5:34 pm Saturday, August 2, 2014 By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Submitted Photo“Promises,” an Appalachian tale of love, deceit and murder, by Joel Williams, left, continues at the Red Door Theater in Union Springs. Dr. David Dye, right, is a member of the ensemble cast. Show time is 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling (334) 738-8687.Joel Williams sat about three rows back in the Red Door Theater Thursday night watching the play, “Promises.”He heard the laughter of the audience. He felt the stillness and the quiet anticipation as the story unfolded and his heart swelled when members of the audience responded as if the story were their own.“The more I watch it; the more I like it,” said Williams, who was more than two years in the writing of “Promises.” The “road to nowhere” led Williams on a journey that would wind and weave the threads of history and fiction so closely together that the two became as one.“I had no outline for the play,” Williams said. “As I began to do the research for the play, I became more and more fascinated by the story of the displacement of residents who gave up their land for the Fontana Dam project and how they worked so hard to maintain the land where now the graves are the only evidence that anybody lived there.”As Williams delved deeply into the research of the Fontana Dam project and, as he developed the storyline for his play, “Promises,” the more he realized how the lives of the people there were tied to the cemeteries.To tell the story in true fashion, he said it had to be told through the traditions of the people. “As I learned more about the rich historic fabric of the people, the story began to write itself,” he said. “The pieces just started to fit together.”The underlying theme of “Promises” is that “love is the promise of forgiveness.” The theme runs throughout the play, which takes place on Hazel Creek on Decoration Day, the fourth Sunday in June and says to all, “remember I was here.”The play has been recognized nationally by the American Association of Community Theaters.“Promises” will continue with performances at 7:30 tonight and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Red Door Theater in Union Springs. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling (334) 738-8687. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ‘Promises’ to continue at Red Door Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more