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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Wrapping paper doesn't recycle: Tips for holiday recycling
That wrapping paper soon to be lying on your living-room floor may be deceiving to recyclers.
What will be hot for collectors in 2018? Among the expected trends, I see a return of boho collecting. Boho style — that is, hippie, Bohemian or gypsy looks that
Judge: IDOC staff must be trained on transgender issues
SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has ordered state corrections officers to undergo training on transgender issues, stemming from a lawsuit filed by an inmate who wants to be transferred to
What kind of snake is this? How to identify common snakes in Texas
April showers poured down on San Antonio and its time for locals to enjoy the May flowers, but sometimes slithering snakes can interrupt the enjoyment of the outdoors.
How California's forest management may help reduce the risk of wildfires
Cal Fire and the state Board of Forestry estimate 23 million acres in the state's responsibility area could benefit from fuel reduction.
NFL's goal of 100 million volunteer minutes already reached
The NFL apparently underestimated Americans' eagerness to volunteer. As part of its centennial season celebration, the league sought 100 million minutes
Palm Desert's Charlie Reiter faces world's top golfers in Australian Open
Palm Desert High School senior Charlie Reiter will travel around the world to play in his first professional event in the Australian Open this week.
Secret Santa seeks volunteers as the program prepares to open its hotlines
Secret Santa, a 35-year tradition in Guernsey County is about to open for the 2019 Christmas season. The program got its start, according to Gerry Shaffer,
How to help with the fight against sex trafficking
If you want to help end trafficking, consider getting involved in one of these nonprofits. The list is not exhaustive, and it will grow online as...
Volunteers Are Essential Part Of Beloved Bainbridge Nonprofit
It’s easy to pinpoint the absolutely essential ingredient at the thriving nonprofit Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC). It’s right there in the name: Volunteers, of course.
Why ‘The Good Fight’ Began Channeling ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’
Polk County School District recognizes top volunteers
Six volunteers were honored with recognition and awards Thursday at the 2017 Polk County Public Schools Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards Program.
Do wildfire prevention efforts curb risk? Insurance companies can’t decide
California’s insurance industry does not have a consistent way to take into account improvements that residents make to limit the risk a wildfire burns down their home.
New Ambulance Chief, Top Responder Reflect On Volunteer Service
When Newtown resident Roger Connor, Jr, returned from service in the US Navy in 2002, he wanted to find a way to give back to the community; and when resident Tom Hanlon retired from working as a union carpenter, he found himself in the same boat. But instead of pursuing opportunities with low demand and…
Hacker attacks: How Ohio Air Force base trains cyber army
DAYTON >> Cyber hackers bent on chaos could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers.
Photos: This is what Southern Illinois foresters saw fighting wildfire in Idaho, Utah
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How the science of fighting wildfires changed after the 1988 Yellowstone fires
The massive fires that burned a third of Yellowstone National Park in 1988 captured national headlines, introducing many across the country to the destructive potential of large wildfires in the
Coffee Creek inmates learn how to fight wildfires
The women being trained are inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. The joint training exercise was coordinated between the departments of Corrections and Forestry.