12 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Staff and residents of the Northern District Home for the Aged has benefited from the charity of the Public Outreach Committee.The Public Outreach Committee, operating under the Establishment, Training and Personnel Department of Government Headquarters, on Friday donated a washing machine and built an outside sink for the Northern District Home for the Aged as part of giving back to the community.The contribution was planned by the committee among other activities leading up to Public Service Day in December this year.Malcolm St. Rose who is a member of the Public Outreach Committee made the official presentation.He said, “[This] is an opportunity for us as public officers to give. The Bible says, ‘To whom much is given, much is required’ and ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Therefore, public officers throughout the island came together and made cash donations to make this presentation possible for the residents of the Northern District Home for the Aged. On behalf of the Public Outreach Committee and public officers by extension, we present this washing machine to the establishment and we trust that it will be appreciated. We also pray for durability that it would serve them well for a long time.”Chairperson for the board of directors of the Northern District Home for the Aged, Augustus St. Jean received what he called a timely gift, with many thanks.“On behalf of the Northern District Home for the Aged board of directors, residents and staff, I want to thank the Public Service for their kind donation and gesture of love,” he said.Immediately following that action, the members of the Public Outreach Committee with shovels and pickaxes in hand commenced work on the outside sink.The donation was funded by contributions from public servants.The theme for the observance of Public Service Day 2012 is “Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernising, Positively Changing.”Government Information Service LocalNews Public servants make donation to senior home by: – July 16, 2012
The Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated Greensburg in a 3-2 match on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Rachael Rose was defeated by Reagan Rigney (2-6, 4-6)#2 Singles- Audrey Weigel defeated Ellie Acra 6-3, 6-3#3 Singles- Sophie Brown defeated Emma Hellmich 6-3, 6-0#1 Doubles- Baylee Rohlfing/Corinne Stone were defeated by Kristen Fong and Bailey Menkedick 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-10.#2 Doubles- Jenna Ertel/Betsy Harmeyer defeated Claudia Westhafer/Sarah Schneider 6-0, 6-2.In JV, Batesville lost 2-3. Kate Poltrack and Kayla Stone both picked up wins in singles.The Varsity is 3-1 (3-1 EIAC) and the JV is 2-2. Batesville will travel to South Dearborn on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
Former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas talks during a news conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Thomas will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame.Nicknamed “The Big Hurt” for his bat prowess, Thomas won AL MVP awards in 1993 and 1994 and finished his 19-year career with a .301 batting average, 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs. He’s also the only player in major league history with seven straight seasons with a .300 average, 20 homers, 100 RBIs and 100 walks, and the first Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career as a designated hitter.Thomas played 16 years for the White Sox and established himself as the best hitter in franchise history. He holds the team record for homers (448), doubles (447), RBIs (1,465), runs (1,327), extra-base hits (906), walks (1,466), total bases (3,949), slugging percentage (.568) and on-base percentage (.427).National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Joe Torre hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A new feature of the bins is a barcode that will be on the bin. Each barcode on an individual bin will correspond to the address to which it belongs. [asset|aid=3056|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=47cb17346995421f621e7ff5e0cd2515-Demers 1_1_Pub.mp3] All bags will have to be put in the bin starting Sept. 1 when residents will be required to begin using the bins. Demers would like to remind residents not to use the bins until that date as the current company in charge of garbage disposal won’t be able to deal with them.Residents will be allowed to fill the container with as many bags as they want, as long as it does not overflow. If anyone requires a second bin, Demers says they will be available at a cost of $75 along with the $120 annual pickup fee.Advertisement Each bin will come with a door hanger outlining how to use the bins and where to leave them by the curb. Anyone who does not receive a bin by the end of August should contact public works at 250-787-8150. Photo: Fort St. John residents will be able to use the new garbage bins beginning Sept. 1./Kimberley MolinaFort St. John is beginning a new – and possibly cleaner – garbage initiative in the city.- Advertisement -Brand new garbage bins will be distributed to about 5,300 households over the next month.The garbage bins will hold approximately three bags of garbage and all households must use the bin.Don Demers is the director of public works. He says there will be three main benefits of having the new bins. Firstly, the bins will help cut down on messes made by animals that tear into bags placed on the curb, secondly garbage collection will be a lot quicker, and thirdly it will be a lot safer for the workers as they won’t have to leave the truck to pick up the bins.The bins will be able to be picked up and dumped by the truck itself.Advertisement