United Methodist Church hosting Don Moen in Concert tonight at Wellington High School auditorium

first_imgDon has also received a Dove Award for his work on the musical “God With Us” and has received multiple Dove Award nominations for his songs, CDs and choral resources.In addition to his writing and recording, Don makes time to tour domestically and abroad and has performed with artists such as Chris Tomlin, Twila Paris, Sara Groves and Paul Baloche to name a few. He also has served as worship leader for past National Day of Prayer events and as a music industry spokesperson, having been featured on Fox News, NPR and in USA Today.Don is as popular overseas as he is at home in the U.S. His travels for concerts and seminars have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, and elsewhere.Today, Don is President of Don Moen Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Laura and five children. The First United Methodist Church is hosting the Don Moen Concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the Wellington High School Auditorium.What Moen does, and the answer might surprise you. He won’t say he’s a songwriter even though he’s written more than 100 songs. He won’t say he’s a worship leader even though he’s led worship on every continent but Antarctica and recorded numerous albums. He won’t say he’s a businessman or producer even though he has produced and directed hundreds of successful projects.If you ask Don Moen why God put him on this planet, he’ll tell you, “To be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” And in more than three decades of ministry, he’s had lots of opportunity to fulfill that purpose.Don grew up in Minnesota before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to attend Oral Roberts University. There, his musical gifts caught the eye of Terry Law, who asked Don to join his worship team, Living Sound, which ministered in communist countries throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. For 10 years, Don was responsible for much of the group’s arrangements and musical productions, and saw first-hand the power of praise and worship to open closed doors and hearts, and lead enslaved people into the presence of God.In 1984, Integrity Music asked him to lead worship on one of the first Hosanna! Music albums, Give Thanks. The project became one of Integrity’s most popular recordings ever and a benchmark for the genre, achieving gold certification status and now nearing platinum certification.Don eventually joined the staff of Integrity, and served as President of Integrity Music and executive vice president/creative director for Integrity Media. In these roles, he spoke into the production of hundreds of products including all of the CDs and worship resources produced by Integrity Label Group. As an artist in his own right, Don has sold over five million units.His discography reflects his passion to create resources for the church that lead people into an honest and intimate relationship with the Lord. In 2002, his peers recognized that lifelong commitment and presented him with the Ray DeVries Church Ministry Award.last_img read more

Fourth of July Pet Safety from Joint Animal Services

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesTo help keep your pets safe and comfortable, it is important to plan ahead with 4th of July safety tips.Many dogs and cats are afraid of fireworks, causing some to get loose and run away. Make sure your pets are inside and turn on the air-conditioning, radio or TV to help mask the noise of the fireworks.Walk your dogs several times during the day or exercise them indoors to help them be relaxed and tired during the fireworks.   Chewing on a bone or toy filled with kibble and treats can help relieve your dog’s stress.Do not set off fireworks near wildlife areas.  The noises and bright lights may cause animals to flee their natural habitat, leaving their young behind. Stray sparks can also create fires.For more information about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday, please contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit www.JointAnimalServices.org.last_img read more

No sunshine for Ja’s Girls Down Under – Aussies retain Netball World Cup in thriller

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls failed to overcome England yet again and were forced to settle for fourth spot on the final day of the World Cup yesterday. Hoping to erase the memory of their loss in the group stage, the Jamaicans blew a sizeable first-quarter lead to crash to a 66-44 defeat at the Allphones Arena. The result was a virtual repeat of the 2011 World Cup, when Jamaica also lost to England in the bronze-medal game to finish fourth. Reigning World champions, Australia, won their third-straight title, when they edged perennial rivals New Zealand, 58-55 in the gold-medal game. They used a strong first quarter to fuel their victory bid, and even though they lost the remaining quarters had enough momentum to get over the line. Goal shoot Caitlin Bassett shot 48 from 51 attempts, while goal attack Natalie Medhurst finished with 10 from 13. For the Silver Ferns, goal attack Maria Tutaia led with 38 goals from 53 attempts, while Bailey Mes scored 17 from 22. Jamaica, meanwhile, also opened with a strong first quarter run, but were then outplayed over the remaining 45 minutes. Goal attack Romelda Aiken led with 26 from 28 attempts and got support from goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who finished with 12 from 13. England were inspired by goal shoot Joanne Harten, with 52 from 59. Jamaica led 7-4 after 6:25 minutes through an Aiken goal, and maintained their lead to be 16-11 ahead at the end of the first period. However, England turned it around in the second quarter, outscoring the Jamaicans 17-7 to lead 28-23 at the half-time break. Behind excellent shooting from Harten, England sparked a 12-6 run to tie the scores at 23 after 11:17 minutes, before rattling off five unanswered goals to end the quarter. On the resumption, England kept their foot on the accelerator, with Harten and Pamela Cookey – who scored 14 from 18 – keeping Jamaica at bay. They led 45-33 at the start of the final quarter, leaving Jamaica needing a virtual miracle to take a come-from-behind victory. Predictably, though, there was no late drama. England kept the lead wide enough for the first 10 minutes, before closing out strongly with a 9-2 run to reiterate their dominance. In other results for Caribbean teams, Trinidad and Tobago beat Samoa 64-51 to claim ninth spot, while Barbados beat Zambia 53-38 to finish 13th.last_img read more

We must dig deep – Dottin … Windies Women in must-win for automatic qualification to World Cup

first_img PUSHING MYSELF The team’s head coach Vasbert Drakes says players have been working hard on reversing their poor form. “I felt pretty good. I had to build back some confidence from having not getting scores in the last games I felt I was pushing myself but I felt I have not been producing enough for my team in terms of the batting,” said Dottin whose 63 in the second ODI included six fours and a six. “I have been putting down my head and staying there and occupy the crease to help my team to get a decent total on the board to help to defend”. Windies women’s current ODI series against India follow closely on the heels of their last series against England in the Caribbean which they lost 3-2. Dottin says her side has had little time to adjust to the new conditions in India. “It has been pretty tough having come off a series from England and coming straight to India having little time to acclimatize in terms of the days and having to adjust quickly to the time difference and then the conditions as well ,” said Dottin, a key allrounder in the side. “It’s been a little tough but I think the girls have been fighting although we lost the first two ODIs”. A victory in today’s ODI – their final in the ICC Women’s Championship series – would give them automatic qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup to be hosted by the England & Wales Cricket Board next year. VIJAYAWADA, India (CMC): The hero of West Indies Women’s losing effort against the Indian Women in the second One-Day International on Sunday, Deandra Dottin, says the team intends to “dig deep” in their must-win third and final encounter today. Dottin, who top scored with 63, despite West Indies five wicket loss to India, has expressed confidence her side can rebound to secure the two points needed to gain automatic qualification for next year’s 50-overs ICC World Cup in England. The Caribbean side has cast a shadow of doubt over their chances of qualifying after losing the first two matches against the Indians. “It is a definite must win last match to qualify for the world Cup. I think it is a lot of pressure but I think we play better under these kinds of situations,” said Dottin, whose 63 was the only score above 25 for West Indies in Sunday’s second ODI. “Whenever we get ourselves in these situations we always pull ourselves out. But it is a must win situation so we have to dig deep and I know the girls will come back and win this last ODI to qualify for world cup”. Poor batting has plagued the Windies Women during their series against India, including low scores from leading players who are yet to deliver.last_img read more

Driver dies after complaining to cops of feeling unwell

first_imgTaxi driver Gloyd Montrose of Lot 92 Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Friday morning operating his taxi in the ECD village of Haslington when he reportedly sought assistance of a mobile Police patrol to take him to the hospital,Dead: Gloyd Montrosebecause he was not feeling well.The compliant ranks rushed Montrose to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital; but, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival at that medical facility.Family members, when contacted, told the Police that the 39-year-old taxi driver had been suffering from heart complications.His body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem to determine the cause of his death.last_img read more

Huskies take 1-0 series lead on Vipers after overtime win

first_imgScoring for the Huskies were Kody Disher, Jordan Harder, and Cayle Bell (2).Final shots were 32-25 in favour of Fort St. John.Game two goes Saturday night in Sexsmith with the series making its way back to the North Peace Arena on Tuesday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – If game one was any indication as to what may be in store between the Fort St. John Huskies and Sexsmith Vipers it should be a solid opening round series. With the Huskies out in front with a 3-1 lead in the third period the Vipers fought their way back to tie the game only to have Fort St. John win in overtime last night.Fresh off being recognized as the team’s MVP on Sunday, Cayle Bell came up big again for the pups. Aside from getting the insurance goal in the third, he scored the game winner from between the face off circles on the power play in the extra frame.Plaguing the Huskies throughout the contest were penalty troubles but they were bailed out by the PK. Regardless of the success killing off the penalties assistant coach Todd Alexander said his squad can’t continue putting themselves shorthanded.- Advertisement -“That’s a huge part of the game. [The] PK did a pretty good job all night. They ended up one for five on their side of things. Their power play was sharp. They could have buried a couple of more chances. Our goalie was big in net and held the fort and we had some key blocked shots towards the end otherwise that game could have gotten away on us pretty easy,” he said.Despite Sexsmith coming out on the short end of things in the series opener, Alexander felt the Vipers played a better game as they were able to do a lot of the little things right in the contest.“Sexsmith played well and to be honest I think they were probably the better team overall. They had a little bit better energy, a little bit more jump. They beat us to a lot of loose pucks but we just found a way,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rutherford lone Guyanese in T10 League

first_img– Gayle, Sammy, Russell among other high-profile draftsPower-hitting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford is the lone Guyanese and one of several West Indies players recently named in the players draft for the second edition T10 League, which bowls off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in the United Arab Emirates, from November 23 and December 2.Sherfane RutherfordThe Guyana Jaguars left-hander was among the rising stars responsible for the team’s success in the last regional season. He later went to Canada as part of the T20 tourney where he smoked 134 off just 66 balls to put West Indies B into the final of the tournament in Toronto against the Vancouver Knights with the likes of Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Gayle and Tim Southee.Rutherford then continued his form at the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He played a number of breath-taking knocks and was a main man behind his team’s journey to the final.The 20-year-old Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) all-rounder will represent the Bengal Tigers along with his Warriors teammate Rayad Emrit, Icon Player Sunil Narine, England opener Jason Roy, Afghan spin sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman and former South African pacer Morne Morkel among others.Chris GayleThe second season of the T10 league also received a massive boost of star power with Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi and many more joining the rosters of the eight participating teams.The preliminary phase will be contested in two groups with Group A comprising Kerala Kings, Karachians, Pakhtoons and Rajputs and Group B featuring Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Maratha Arabians, and Northern Warriors.Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan (Icon Player, Captain, England); Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan); Kieron Pollard (WI); Paul Stirling (Ire); Dasun Shanaka (SL); Chris Gayle (WI); Junaid Khan (Pak); Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep); Tom Curran (Eng); Fabian Allen (WI); Niroshan Dickwella (SL); Imran Nazir (Pak); Benny Howell (Eng). Coach: Daniel VettoriPakhtoons: Shahid Afridi (Icon Player, Pak); Mohammad Irfan (Pak); Liam Dawson (Eng); Colin Ingram (SA); David Willey (Eng); Colin Munro (NZ); Andre Fletcher (WI); Sohail Khan (Pak); Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afg); Chadwick Walton (WI); Shapoor Zadran (Afg); Gulbadin Naib (Afg); Cameron Delport (SA). Coach: Dean JonesShahid AfridiMaratha Arabians: Rashid Khan (Icon Player, Afg); Kamran Akmal (Pak); Alex Hales (Eng); Dwayne Bravo (WI); James Faulkner (Aus); Lasith Malinga (SL); Liam Livingstone (Eng); James Vince (Eng); Brendan Taylor (Zim); Adam Lyth (Eng); Roelof van der Merwe (Ned); Najibullah Zadran (Afg); Richard Gleeson (Eng). Coach: Wasim AkramBengal Tigers: Sunil Narine (Icon Player, WI); Jason Roy (Eng); Asif Ali (Pak); Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afg); Sam Billings (Eng); Morne Morkel (SA); Aamer Yamin (Pak); Mohammad Nabi (Afg); Kusal Perera (SL); Sherfane Rutherford (WI); Kevon Cooper (WI); Rayad Emrit (WI); Ali Khan (US). Coach: Stephen FlemmingRajputs: Brendon McCullum (Icon Player, NZ); Chris Lynn (Aus); Rilee Rossouw (SA); Mohammad Shahzad (Afg); Mohammad Hafeez (Pak); Tymal Mills (Eng); Carlos Brathwaite (WI); Rahat Ali (Pak); Samit Patel (Eng); Qais Ahmad (Afg); Ben Dunk (Aus); Shan Masood (Pak); Peter Trego (Eng). Coach: Herschelle GibbsNorthern Warriors: Darren Sammy (Icon Player, WI); Wahab Riaz (Pak); Nicolas Pooran (WI); Andre Russell (WI); Dwayne Smith (WI); Ravi Bopara (Eng); Rovman Powell (WI); Harry Gurney (Eng); Chris Green (Aus); Obed McCoy; Lendl Simmons (WI); Khary Pierre (WI); Kennar Lewis (WI). Coach: Robin SinghBen CuttingPunjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik (Icon Player, Pak); Chris Jordan (Eng); Luke Ronchi (NZ); Liam Plunkett (Eng); Evin Lewis (WI); Mohammad Sami (Pak); Zahir Khan (Afg); Umar Akmal (Pak); Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ); Tom Moores (Eng); Anwar Ali (Pak); Jade Dernbach (Eng); Hassan Khan (Pak). Coach: Mushtaq AhmedKarachians: Shane Watson (Icon Player); Anton Devcich (NZ); Ben Laughlin (Aus); Jofra Archer (Eng); Colin de Grandhomme (NZ); Ben Cutting (Aus); Mohammad Nawaz (Pak); Dawid Malan (Eng); Fawad Ahmed (Aus); Isuru Udana (SL); Joe Clarke (Eng); Samiullah Shenwari (Afg); Mohammad Irfan (Pak). Coach: Tom Moody (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Pochettino won’t do any favours for Spurs stars

first_imgBoth players have been regulars for Tottenham in the past, with Vertonghen’s omission especially notable given his largely impressive form.However, Pochettino insists he doesn’t owe anybody a favour when it comes to team selection.“I am only going to decide to try and provide the best players that are in my head to play,” he told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash with Newcastle.“If I don’t play someone it is because I believe there is another in my opinion that is better. This is very clear.“It is all about performance. It is all about today. Football is about today and tomorrow not yesterday.”Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld have been preferred to Vertonghen at the heart of Tottenham’s defence for their win over Aston Villa and the draw at Manchester City.“We are in a team. We are not a charity first of all. It is about performance and we are the coaching staff and we have a lot of options to play to play different players,” Pochettino said.“If I play Davinson and Toby, why not play Jan? If play Davinson and Jan, why not Toby? If play (Ben) Davies, why not Danny (Rose)?“And if I play Danny why not Davies? (Harry) Winks and not (Eric) Dier? Dier, why not Wanyama? We can stay here one hour talking about that.“I am the coach and need to take the decision and hope it will be right.”– Son return? –Neither Victor Wanyama nor Jan Vertonghen have featured for Tottenham this season © AFP / Adrian DENNISWanyama was a key player at the start of Pochettino’s reign in north London but looks set to leave by the time the European transfer window shuts on September 2, with strong reports of a possible move to Club Brugge.“I don’t know,” Pochettino said on whether he thinks Wanyama will leave. “I cannot say something that might or might not happen. Today it is all rumours.“Victor is a very important player and for different circumstances went backwards. That is the evolution of football and things that happen naturally in all the clubs.”Despite the “mess” caused by the European window shutting later than the Premier League, Pochettino’s side have taken four points from their opening two games.They will have Son Heung-min available following suspension, while Dele Alli is back in contention after his hamstring problem.Tanguy Ndombele will miss out with a slight thigh strain.“Sonny is available again and it’s about decision and see how he is. To see if we keep him training or be involved, we’ll take the decision tomorrow,” Pochettino said.“Like all the players, not only Dele, they need to be 100 per cent to have the possibility to play or selected. If not it’s impossible. That is the situation for everyone. It’s not only for him.”0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t make “charity” team selections © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham’s stars he won’t pick players out of “charity” if they don’t meet his standards.Pochettino has frozen out Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen for the opening two games of the Premier League season, while Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly set to be sold.last_img read more

Ron Atkinson recovering from hospital stay after falling ill on holiday

first_imgAtkinson won a number of top trophies during his long and storied career in football management.He led Manchester United to two memorable FA Cup triumphs in five years in charge at Old Trafford, but was sacked in 1986 after a disastrous start to the season and was replaced by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson.Big Ron also took charge of West Brom on two occasions and managed rivals Aston Villa, who he took to League Cup victory in 1994.He had claimed his first of two League Cup wins with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991, where he was also manager for two different spells, and spent a brief spell in charge of Spanish club Atletico Madrid. 3 Ron Atkinson is recovering at home after being admitted to hospital with a kidney infection during a holiday in Tenerife.The 79-year-old former Manchester United, West Brom and Aston Villa manager has confirmed on social media he is resting up after flying back to England. 3 Atkinson leads out his Sheffield Wednesday team against Man United and Alex Ferguson – the man who replaced him at Old Trafford Atkinson’s health scare emerged during a shocking weekend for the world of football, with Glenn Hoddle rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon after collapsing in the BT Studios, and later Leicester City losing their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a tragic helicopter accident following the Foxes’ draw with West Ham.Leicester confirmed on Sunday that their owner had lost his life in the disaster, with a host of players, clubs and fans playing tribute and offering their thoughts and prayers to the club.Hoddle, meanwhile, remains in hospital although is said to be responding well to treatment.There has been some good news, at least, for Atkinson, who confirmed on social media on Sunday that he is fine and recovering at home.center_img Ron Atkinson suffered a health scare on holiday, his agent has confirmed 3 Atkinson is well remembered for his career as a manager Thanks for all the well wishes just had a few days in hospital after a little kidney infection, I’ll be back very soon. My thoughts at this time are currently with everyone connected with @LCFC and also @GlennHoddle and his family 🙏 #footballfamily— Big Ron Atkinson (@BigRonAtkinson) October 28, 2018He wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the well wishes, just had a few days in hospital after a little kidney infection, I’ll be back very soon.“My thoughts at this time are currently with everyone connected with LCFC and also Glenn Hoddle and his family #footballfamily.”Atkinson’s agent, Tony Clarke, said that the legendary manager’s hospital stay was only ‘precautionary’.“Ron has been in Tenerife where he picked up a little kidney infection,” He said.“He has been in hospital for a few days but it was just precautionary.“The problem with Ron is he still thinks he is 21. But it’s no big thing and the hospital have let him fly home.”last_img read more