Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay There’s a mixed card on offer at Limerick Junction.The Joseph O’Brien-trained Motherland returns to action in the 6.10 over a mile and 4.The first of a seven is away at 5.10pm.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeOLYMPIA – The last of five candidates for president of South Puget Sound Community College will visit the campus and community, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Dr. Timothy S. Stokes, executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington, will tour the campus and community, meet faculty and staff, visit with the Board of Trustees, and take part in an open forum for the community and campus.Prior to his tenure at Tacoma Community College, Stokes served as vice president for Student Learning at Texas State Technical College and executive director of the Southwest Arkansas Technology Learning Center at Henderson State University. During Stokes’ tenure as Tacoma Community College’s executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, the college has been nationally recognized for its adaptation and implementation of technology, closing the achievement gap in one of the most diverse communities in the Pacific Northwest, and for developing innovative instructional programs that aid in the economic development of the greater South Puget Sound. Stokes is active on numerous community and workforce development boards and has a history of ensuring alignment of institutional goals with regional economic development goals..The Dec. 11 forum will be held on the South Puget Sound campus in the Building 26 Lecture Hall, Room 105 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Four other candidates have or will have visited the community on the following dates:* Tuesday, Dec. 4. – Dr. Larry Galizio, president of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon* Wednesday, Dec. 5. – Dr. Douglas W. Allen, president of Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota* Thursday, Dec. 6. – Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill, executive vice president of Instruction and Student Services at Everett Community College* Monday, Dec. – 10. Dr. David M. Smith, vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, ColoradoMembers of the public are encouraged to attend the forums.
Facebook69Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist CongregationHow do you move over 10,000 used books donated from the community to one building for a giant book sale? It takes enthusiastic volunteers and a good cause. Books, Brownies and Beans is one of the largest one-day used book sales in the South Sound. Now in its 14th, year, this popular used book sale is organized by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC). Over the years it has raised a total of almost $80,000 to benefit the homeless.“This year we are broadening our efforts in order to contribute to more organizations out there helping the homeless,” said Sally Brennard, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Past sales benefitted Out of the Woods homeless shelter at the OUUC. This year proceeds from the sale will go to additional organizations, like Sidewalk, Community Youth Services, Quixote Village and Interfaith Works’ overnight shelter and warming center.Books, Brownies and Beans has gained a loyal following of serious and casual book enthusiasts who appreciate the huge selection of books at bargain prices. Books come from every corner of the literary world, from Pulitzer Prize winners to textbooks and everything in between. There is also a café selling a selection of fresh baked brownies, hot beverages, plus other treats. Live music plays throughout the day provided by a talented collection of musicians who rotate through.“The best thing about this sales is how the community comes together to make it happen. We’ve got more than 100 volunteers who collect, sort, and stack the thousands of books that are donated. And of course we’ve got the book lovers who line up early in the morning to buy the books. And the money goes to a great cause. It’s win, win, win,” said Mark Swanson, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation.In 2016, during a remodel of the church, the sale was conducted online only. There were concerns among organizers that the missed year would affect the donations and turnout for the following year. “But nope,” said Linda Crabtree, a past organizer. “The next year the whole doggone building was covered with books and people were lined up before our doors even opened – and it was 18°F out!” she added.Books, Brownies and Beans takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502. There is no entrance fee and visitors are encouraged to bring their own tote bags.
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View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Anthony, Stanley Pringle and Moala Tautuaa and TNT KaTropa gunner RR Pogoy completingthe list of candidates—the top five players in the SP derby—from which voters will choose from.Fajardo led the field with an average of 41.4 SPs per game.The scores:MAGNOLIA 99—Lee 18, Sangalang 17, Barroca 17, Jalalon 16, Reavis 12, Melton 11, Ramos 4, Dela Rosa 4, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Simon 0.SAN MIGUEL 94—Fajardo 35, Cabagnot 18, Santos 13, Pessumal 11, Romeo 8, Ross 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Standhardinger 2, Nabong 0, Lassiter 0.Quarters: 34-30, 52-55, 80-73, 99-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo, who stands to win a record sixth straight Best Player of the Conference award before Game 4 next week, had 35 points and 21 rebounds for San Miguel.Alex Cabagnot had 18 and Arwind Santos 12 points and 15 rebounds for San Miguel, which is shooting to win this tournament for an unprecedented fifth straight time.Fajardo, meanwhile, stayed well ahead of everyone in the statistical points race through the end of the semifinals, giving him the inside track for the BPC.Curiously, the 6-foot-10 center is the only member of the powerhouse San Miguel team tomake the lost of candidates, with NorthPort’s Big Three of SeanADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I talked to my players at halftime and told them that we can’t beat San Miguel in an offensive game, and that we can’t stray away from our identity,” coach Chito Victolero said.“I’m happy that they responded to my challenge to play defense in the second half. And we’re able to limit them under a hundred points. And that’s the key.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Hotshots did all the right things in the stretch, surviving June Mar Fajardo’s mammoth game for the psychological edge going into Fridays Game 2.Ian Sangalang had 17 points and 12 rebounds and held his own against Fajardo when the going was roughest as Magnolia, like it did in these Finals last season, also won the series opener. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Magnolia’s defense was at its unflinching best when it mattered and the Hotshots gutted out a 99-94 victory over San Miguel Beer in Game 1 of their PBA Philippine Cup title series on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Orphaned high jumper has message to parents: ‘I am special’ LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ