Tickets on sale for Colley Complex Mardi Gras Gala

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The gala is from 7 until 11 p.m. but ‘City Heat’ will not leave dancers on the floor,” Jordan said. “They’ll just keep playing and as long as we keep dancing.”Jordan expressed appreciation to all those who work to make the Gala a great event and to all those who support the Gala which is the major fundraiser that supports the many and varied programs and activities the Colley Senior Complex offers to the senior community.For more information and reservations, call 335-808-8500 or visit the Colley Senior Complex at 715 Elm Street, Troy. Tickets on sale for Colley Complex Mardi Gras Gala For many around Troy and Pike County, the ringing in of the New Year is secondary to the Colley Senior Complex Mardi Gras Gala.Catherine Jordan, complex director, said the Mardi Gras Gala is an extremely popular and highly anticipated annual event and already the tickets for the February 8, fundraiser for the Troy senior complex are hot items.“The tickets will go fast because we have another great Mardi Gala planned at the Pike County Cattlemen’s building,” Jordan said. “The band, ‘City Heat’ will be back by popular demand. ‘City Heat’ is a 12-piece band from Atlanta. They have three vocalists and they will keep playing as long as people keep dancing.” “The corporate tables seat10 and are $1,300,” Jordan said. “The corporate tables are close to the dance floor and that’s a perk. The corporate tables also have Mardi Gras souvenirs and are featured in Troy Life magazine and receive other publication recognition.”And, Jordan said, all tables have a chance to win $10,000 in a drawing.Reserved tables seat eight and are $600.Jordan said those who attend the Mardi Gras Gala enjoy the community-wide fellowship and have so much fun dining and dancing that they don’t want to leave. You Might Like TAC to kick off 2020 season with annual membership drive The Troy Arts Council will kick off its 2020 season with a membership event from 6 to 8 p.m. on… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 12:13 am Saturday, January 4, 2020 Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Jordan said 2020 is her eighth year as director of the Colley Senior Complex and each Gala has gotten better and better.“And, this year’s will be the best of them all,” she said. “The music will be fabulous, the decorations will be fabulous and the food, catered by A Catered Affair is always amazing and the fellowship tops it all off. It’s exciting just thinking about it all.”The Mardi Gras Gala is reserved seating only with corporate and reserved tables. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Skip By The Penny Hoarder Latest Storieslast_img read more

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High-profile laywer Chris Nyst has put his Southport home on the market

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago59 Regatta Parade SouthportMr Nyst and his wife Julie bought the 1960s-era home in 2013 and spent four months renovating it. The waterfront home now includes an extended upstairs living area and new kitchen in its coastal-chic design. Step into the stone-tiled foyer to quirky Zebra-print wallpaper and follow the floating timber staircase up to a African-inspired chair which takes centre stage. A mix of electic pieces add to the charm of the 60’s vibe. The kitchen captures wide water views and the entertainment area opens to a timber terrace with river views. 59 Regatta Parade SouthportMrs Nyst said the outlook to the river was the highlight of her morning. “We really enjoy designing homes and playing around with different styles,” she said. “We tried to capture 60s in this house but we seem to have incorporated some animal prints along the way too. We had a home at Carrara that had a federation style, so we really do go from one extreme to the next.” At home with legal eagle Chris Nyst, wife Julie Nyst and dog Murphy. Photo: Kit WiseHIGH-PROFILE lawyer Chris Nyst wears many hats, but his home at 59 Regatta St suggests he has been spending more time in a hard hat.The part-time screen-writer, surfer and now renovator has put his Southport home on the market.center_img At home with legal eagle Chris Nyst, wife Julie Nyst and dog Murphy. Photo: Kit WiseMr Nyst has represented high-profile clients such as One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, surfer Mark Occhilupo and tennis star Bernard Tomic.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll (newer one): The gorilla and small boy question

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Former Wellingtonian · 218 weeks ago It seems a bit shallow to have a vote on this when the state is in such dire straights economically. The fact that the schools may not open in the fall is of far greater importance. Those of us living out of state are continuing to monitor the dismal record of the current governor and his cronies–and wondering why the citizens of the state allowed this to happen. If anything, education is the key to avoid a citizenry that doesn’t understand the political ramifications of the choices being made by the legislature. Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading … Sumner Newscow report — A big controversy has erupted at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy fell into a pit containing a 400-pound gorilla. Zoo officials killed the gorilla in an attempt to save the boy who had been trapped alone with the gorilla for 10 to 15 minutes. The gorilla was an endangered species. The boy turned out fine. See full story here. What’s your primary feeling of the gorilla killing at the Cincinnati zoo? Zoo officials did the right thing by killing gorilla. The gorilla should have been saved because it is an endangered species. The parents of the small child should have been put in the pit with the gorilla. View Resultslast_img read more

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2015 Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the third year, Beck’s Hybrids have surveyed Practical Farm Research, or PFR trials, at their London, Ohio facility. The purpose of the PFR program is to test situations that farmers need to make decisions about for upcoming seasons, like how to manage nitrogen, whether or not to foliar feed a crop, testing products that are currently available and studying different cultural practices used by farmers all over Ohio. Get some of the results from Beck’s Team Sales Agronomist Alex Johnson.See the full PFR Ohio resultslast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esports

first_img​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esportsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal keeper Bernd Leno has reportedly made the move into esports by setting up his own FIFA 20 team, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to Bild, the stopper has put together a squad made up of two professionals and three up-and-coming players to compete for Leno eSports. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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States lose push to force Trump to restart health subsidies

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying “Obamacare” subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help.State attorneys general, all Democrats and led by Xavier Becerra of California, argued that the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama’s health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers. The payments reimburse insurers for providing lower-income people with discounts on out-of-pocket costs.U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, an Obama appointee, said the states had devised workarounds to the lost subsidies that would give millions of lower-income people even better health care options.That means the emergency order the states sought would be “counterproductive,” the judge said.The states should stop “yelling about higher premiums” and “focus instead on communicating the message that they have devised a response … that will prevent harm to the large majority of people while in fact allowing millions of lower-income people to get a better deal on health insurance in 2018,” Chhabria said.The states had asked Chhabria to order the government to keep making the payments while their lawsuit works its way through the courts, which will take months. Becerra said he will continue to press the case.“The fight for affordable health care moves forward,” he said in a statement after the ruling. “The actions by the Trump Administration undermine critical payments that keep costs of health care affordable for working families.”President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that he will cut off the payments, saying Obama’s law is imploding and criticizing the subsidies as insurance company bailouts. The White House says the government cannot legally continue paying them because there is no formal authorization from Congress.The judge said in his ruling that the Trump administration had the stronger legal argument, though he cautioned that the question of whether Congress had permanently set aside money for the subsidies was “close and complicated.”Chhabria hammered an attorney for the state of California at a hearing this week over how the change would affect consumers.Gregory Brown, who represented California, said the decision was creating “uncertainty and chaos” that could lead insurance companies to opt out of the health law. Brown also said it would “spook consumers.”Chhabria wasn’t buying the argument. He said California and other states had anticipated the subsidies would end and found a way to ensure consumers would not pay more for insurance.The states limited the plans for which insurers could hike premiums and ensured that many people will get more tax credits for their health insurance purchases, the judge said.In his ruling, Chhabria cited an October press release by California’s health care marketplace, which said the premiums of nearly four of five consumers will stay the same or decrease after surcharges tied to the lost subsidies are factored in. The judge said dozens of other states also have accounted for the end of the subsidies.The payments reimburse insurers for the costs of lowering copays and deductibles, which they are required to do for low-income customers who buy coverage through the health care marketplaces created by Obama’s law.The states joining California in the lawsuit are: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, along with the District of Columbia.last_img read more

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Hydro One reports fourthquarter profit up from year ago tops expectations

first_imgTORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. topped expectations as it reported its fourth-quarter profit was up more than 20 per cent compared with a year ago.The parent company of Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $155 million or 26 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a profit of $128 million or 21 cents per diluted share in the last three months of 2016.On an adjusted basis, Hydro One says it earned $170 million or 28 cents per diluted share, up from $128 million or 21 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 25 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.Revenue totalled $1.44 billion, down from $1.61 billion, while revenue net of purchased power amounted to $777 million, up from $756 million in the same quarter in 2016.Companies in this story: (TSX:H)last_img read more

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Fisheries groups opposing Nova Scotia mills proposed effluent treatment plant

first_imgHALIFAX – Opposition is mounting against a plan by a kraft pulp mill in Nova Scotia to pump treated waste into the Northumberland Strait, with a group of Maritime fisheries organizations saying the effluent could harm marine life.The group, which includes the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia, said the proposal from Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. could see the release of up to 90 million litres of effluent per day into the strait, posing a threat to fish species and protected areas along the coastline.The other members of the group include the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association and the New Brunswick Fisheries Association.Under provincial legislation, Northern Pulp has until 2020 to replace its current effluent treatment plant in Boat Harbour near Pictou, N.S. — a deadline the company has said will be tough to meet.The group said other options should be explored, such as a land-based effluent treatment facility. They said rigorous scientific research is needed to assess the impact.“The provincial government is asking us to take 100 per cent of the risk. Our concern is what is in the effluent. What’s going to do to our fishery? What’s the construction of the pipe going to do to our fishery?” said Ron Heighton, president of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board.Local fishermen, Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan are among those who have voiced concerns about Northern Pulp’s plan, saying it could have unintended consequences for fisheries in the area.Kathy Cloutier, spokeswoman for Paper Excellence Canada, which owns Northern Pulp, said in an email statement that effluent has been flowing into the strait for 50 years, and the proposed drainage site is not far from the current one.“The new system will make it so that the treated effluent, in part due to planned in-mill improvements, will be of better quality with a smaller environmental footprint than what is currently in place,” Cloutier said.She said the company investigated its treatment options and determined it needed a drainage point to pump waste.“The bottom line is no pipe equals no mill,” she said.Cloutier added: “Scientific studies are being completed with rigour, and First Nations, community and stakeholder engagement is occurring throughout the study.”The mill in Abercrombie, N.S., announced plans for a new treatment plant in December and is to submit an environmental assessment to Nova Scotia’s Environment Department in July.According to the company’s plan, waste would be treated at a new facility near the mill using a system that would meet all federal environmental standards.The effluent would be carried by polyethylene pipe across Pictou Harbour and then released through six pipes into the strait.Nova Scotia’s deputy environment minister Frances Martin faced questions about the plan at a public accounts committee meeting last month. She said she made the decision to go with a Class 1 environmental assessment last June after Northern Pulp filed a project description with the department at the end of April.She said it was clear to her the project required a Class 1 assessment instead of the more lengthy Class 2 under provincial regulations. Martin said Class 2 assessments are used in cases of larger projects, such as the building of a petro-chemical plant or pulp mill.But Heighton said he would like to see a federal environmental assessment.“We need every bit of science so we can understand what’s going on,” said Heighton. “We cannot accept anything less.”— Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fort St John Schools taking part in Classroom Champions Program

first_img“During the holiday season, giving back is often top of mind. We are so thankful for the ongoing investment and generosity of PETRONAS Canada and our athletes as they continue to invest in helping local kids get better and better through the Classroom Champions program.”Canadian Olympic skeleton racer, Mirela Rahneva, is paired with four elementary schools in Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope to virtually mentor students and to inspire them in areas like goal setting, perseverance, teamwork and giving back to the community.Over the past six years, Classroom Champions has mentored over 35,000 students across North America. Athletes use video lessons, live video chats and social media to develop social-emotional skills through Classroom Champions’ Scaled Mentorship program which makes a measurable difference with students, teachers, classrooms and mentors.For more information on this program, you can visit classroomchampions.org FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Classrooms from across Fort St. John are teaming up with elite athletes for the Classroom Champions Program.Classroom Championships, in partnership with PETRONAS Canada, is dedicated to partnering with teachers to connect low socio-economic students with world-class athlete mentors to support students in academic, social and emotional learning.Steve Mesler, Olympic Gold Medalist and Co-Founder & CEO of Classroom Champions, says he is grateful for the continued support from PETRONAS Canada and the athletes in providing this program to local school children.last_img read more

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Snowfall warnings remain in place and expand into Alberta and Fort Nelson

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The snowfall warning issued Friday for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass remains in place, but has also been expanded into Alberta and Fort Nelson.Fort St. John and the rest of the B.C. Peace is expected to see heavy snow today with total amounts ranging from 10 to 15 cm.A low-pressure system will cross the region today. Heavy snow is expected to develop early this morning.  The wind will gust up to 60km/h Saturday afternoon causing temperatures to feel more like minus 26. Fort Nelson is expected to receive 5 cm today as the heavy amounts remain to the south. The snow will ease this afternoon as the low moves into Alberta.The Pine Pass could see up to 25 cm of snow.Before you head out on area highways, visit www.drivebc.ca or 511.alberta.ca for current road conditions and highway cameras.For more information on weather warnings where you live, click here.last_img read more

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