AMBASSADORS: Students tour Troy, Pike government

first_imgLatest Stories AMBASSADORS: Students tour Troy, Pike government “What you learn through this program will make a difference, now and in the future,” she said. Meeks and Paramore commended the junior ambassadors on their interest in seeing how business works and how the real world works.“It is hard to lead without knowing what is going on,” Paramore said. “I commend you on your wanting to know more and in your willingness to take leadership positions.”Dana Sanders, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said four ambassadors are selected by application from each of the counties four high schools, Charles Henderson, Goshen, Pike County and Pike Liberal Arts.The Pike County Chamber of Commerce 2019-2020 Junior Ambassadors are:  Charles Henderson High School – Mary Soltze, Ashlyn Shaver, Jaylan Rouse and Laney Kelly; Goshen High School, Brady Barr, Adrian Bundy, Mary-Kaye Mills and Tyler Lee; Pike County High School – John Michael Childs, Joshlyn Johnson, Anthony P. Carter, II and Ta’Shia Sheppard; and Pike Liberal Arts School – Abigail Garrett, Scott Renfroe, JD Wilson, Jr. and Addi Garrott.“The program consists of a leadership training day, field days, a leadership project and volunteer experience,” Sanders said. “The program would not be possible without our sponsors and we thank them for their support. The Junior Ambassadors Program is making a difference in individual lives and in our community.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Reeves commended the junior ambassadors on their dedication to their communities and for the “gumption and interest to be a part of the junior ambassador program.”Council Members Wanda Moultry and Stephanie Baker also commended the junior ambassadors on their desire to make a difference in their communities.“You are young and, as some of us older people move out, you will have opportunities to move in,” Moultry said.Baker commended the students on pursuing the opportunities that are available to them to learn more, know more and do more. The Pike County Junior Ambassadors were out and about again Tuesday learning about city and county government and the role local government plays in their lives.The junior ambassadors visited the City of Troy, Troy Fire Department, Pike County Courthouse and Pike County Commission office.“Today’s outing was a great way for our local high school juniors to meet with their elected official across Pike County and the City of Troy,” said Emily Aaron, chamber vice president. “It also helps them to see the different aspects of the Pike County Courthouse and Troy City Hall to show what all it takes to make Pike County successful.” Email the author 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 By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlecenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Skip Published 8:20 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 You Might Like Patriots get back to work in AISA Elite 8 After a lengthy break, the Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots return to action today in the AISA Elite 8 at… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… A highlight of the day’s activities was lunch with Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves and council members Marcus Paramore, Wanda Moultry, Stephanie Baker and Greg Meeks.Reeves laughingly told the junior ambassadors that, as mayor, he is the only guy in town that works for everybody.“I’m not the high man on the totem pole; I’m at the bottom,” the mayor said. “It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Troy and to work with the council.”last_img read more

Emotional rescue: Firefighters reunite daughter and mom at nursing home window

first_imgCourtesy Jessica Carmine(NEW YORK) — BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NewsThere was no blaze to put out nor an injured victim to treat, but Maryland firefighters responded to a forlorn woman’s call to help her see, in person, her 83-year-old mother, literally giving her a lift to facilitate the emotional rescue.Shirl Carmine said she and her mother, Shirley Taylor, have been separated since the beginning of March when precautions were put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic preventing her from visiting her mom’s nursing home in Crisfield, Maryland.“Me and my mother are extremely close. We’ve always been,” Carmine told ABC News on Wednesday, adding that she was named after her mom. “Normally, I would go at least twice a week to do her hair, and other times I would go and just sit and we’d watch TV or we’d play cards.”While she and her mother have stayed in touch through the pandemic by texting, Carmine said it falls far short of the face-to-face contact they’ve missed. She said they initially tried Facetime and Zoom, “but with mom being not so savvy with electronics, she would get frustrated. I didn’t want her to get frustrated because it was already a difficult time. So we just kind of put that aside.”Instead, Carmine said she has resorted to standing outside the Alice B. Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and holding signs telling her mother she loves her. Carmine said while her mother could see her, she couldn’t see her mom because a screen over the second-floor widow obscured her view.She admitted she thought of bringing a ladder tall enough to reach her mother’s window.Carmine said her daughter, Jessica, was driving her to a grocery store on Sunday when they passed a gas station and spotted ladder truck 205 from the Crisfield Volunteer Fire Department being filled up at the pump. Suddenly, Carmine got an idea.“We got to the stop sign and I said, ‘Jessica stop, turn in here.’ She said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘I’m going to ask them to see if they’ll take me up there.’”Carmine said she tracked down Fire Assistant Chief Engineer Matt Tomlins inside the gas station mini-market.Tomlins immediately got on his cellphone and relayed the unusual request to Fire Chief Frankie Pruitt, who called the nursing home and got permission to fulfill Carmine’s request, she said.“He [Tomlins] asked me, ‘So, when do you want to do that? And I said, ‘That’s up to you,’” Carmine recalled. “He said, ‘Well, we can do it today if you want.’ I said, ‘Uh, yeah. Absolutely.’ I didn’t want to let the chance go by.”She said she walked out of the convenience store “super excited.”“Within a half-hour, I was in the bucket being lifted up to my mom’s window,” Carmine said, adding that she had never been in a fire engine ladder bucket before.In the bucket with her was Tomlins and Fire Lt. Doug Curtis Jr., who had front row seats to the reunion, Carmine said.“I don’t think we’ve ever put someone in a bucket to take them up to see their loved one before, but I guess that’s the sign of the times,” Tomlins told ABC News, adding that Firefighter Robert Hunt assisted in the special call. “I’m glad we could assist.”Carmine said the moment was indeed special.“Just being able to look at her, you know, face to face was awesome,” she said.The mother and daughter both put their hands up to the window and pressed against the glass, Carmine said.“I got a little upset, and she put her finger to her eye. She says, ‘No crying,’” Carmine said. “After we got our ‘love yous’ out of the way, one of the first things she said was, ‘There are so many others in here who miss their families.’”The reunion lasted about 15 minutes, Carmine said.“I didn’t want to hold them up, but I would have stayed there forever,” Carmine said.“It was just for that little bit of time, in that little bit of corner of a little bitty town that everything was all right,” she added. “There was no fighting, there was no political back and forth, no coronavirus. It was just a very peaceful, joyful moment.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Photos: The fans, fun and action from NLDS Game 1: Dodgers vs. Braves

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Photos from Game 1 of the National League Division Series game between the Dodgers and the Braves. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018:PreviousStarting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers owner Billie Jean King looks on during game one of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsFormer Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger great Sandy Koufax, owner Mark Walters, center, and Tommy Lasorda look on during game one of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off the field at the end of the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series against he Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw, left, along with Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers look on in the fourth inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves] at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has some laughs on the bench during Game 1 of the the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Acquired from Atlanta in the offseason, Kemp turned in his best season since he last roamed the Dodger outfield, batting .290 with 21 home runs and a team-leading 85 RBIs. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as teammate Justin Turner (not pictured) doubles against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as teammate Justin Turner (not pictured) doubles against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves reacts along with catcher Tyler Flowers #25 as pitching coach pitching coach Chuck Hernandez #55 walks to the mound after giving up a three run home run to Max Muncy (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves reacts along with catcher Tyler Flowers #25 after giving up a three run home run to Max Muncy (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is hit by a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammate Justin Turner #10 after hitting a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammate Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammate Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers points to the sky after hitting a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles after hitting a three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his three run home run in the second inning of game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his lead off home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Yasiel Puig #66 after hitting a lead off home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Yasiel Puig #66 and Manny Machado #8 after hitting a lead off home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a lead off home run as starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves walks toward the mound in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with third base coach Chris Woodward after hitting a lead off home run as starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves walks toward the mound in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with third base coach Chris Woodward after hitting a lead off home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Ender Inciarte #11 of the Atlanta Braves can’t reach a lead off home run by Joc Pederson ( not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers as teammate Nick Markakis #22 looks on in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his lead off home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts walks to batting practice before the start of game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu sits by himself on the bench in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) celebrates his first inning home run in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp has some laughs on the bench during game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers fans get fired up for the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Dodgers line up for introductions before game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp signs autographs for some young fans before game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out with the bases loaded in the 1st inning double in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrates a 1st inning double in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a first inning homer in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a first inning homer in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson connects for a first inning homer in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu lets out a sigh as he stands on the mound in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodger players line up for the National Anthem in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)“It’s all great information, don’t get me wrong,” Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker says of baseball’s analytics-driven age. “But I spent my whole managing career making decisions with my heart, my guts, my instincts, all that stuff. It was a lot more than matchups, heat charts, maps, numbers.” (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz wipes his face after loading the bases in the first inning in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp has a laugh in the dugout in game 1 of the the NLDS in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)“It’s all great information, don’t get me wrong,” Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker says of baseball’s analytics-driven age. “But I spent my whole managing career making decisions with my heart, my guts, my instincts, all that stuff. It was a lot more than matchups, heat charts, maps, numbers.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball National League Divisional Series on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 50Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandRelated Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more