Evacuation Emergency Training Drill to Impact Thurston County Facilities

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersAll Thurston County offices and departments will briefly close on Thursday, August 15, at 1:15 p.m. for an evacuation emergency training drill. County employees will be asked to evacuate the buildings during the drill. The drills are expected to last 15-20 minutes. During the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening, and the choice to wait in gathering areas or in their vehicles until the drill is over.What: Evacuation Emergency Training DrillWhere: All Thurston County FacilitiesWhen: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.Duration: 15-20 minutes“These drills are an important part of our service to the public,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez.  “When we need to evacuate the buildings quickly and safely, it is important we get it right. To do this, we must practice our reaction to ensure everyone knows where to exit and where to go to be at a safe distance from the buildings.”County staff will be located both inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills.Featured photo credit: Diane Waistelast_img read more

NZ vs IND 1st T20 Review: KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer bring the thunder…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement uowNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eadmd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3s4by2Can your students do this? 🌚1l2gdeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India has swiftly emerged victorious in the first game of the 5-match T20 series against New Zealand today. Two destructive knocks from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer saw Virat Kohli and his squad chase down the target comfortably with 6 wickets remaining at the Eden Park Stadium.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIWinning the toss, captain Kohli elected to field first, as the Black Caps made an impressive total of 203 for 5 wickets in the first innings. However, a confident Team India, who showcased brilliant performance in the recent 2-1 ODI series win over Australia, reached the target score by the 19th over.New Zealand opener Colin Munro started off with a blazing 59-off-42, with six fours and two sixes, until Shardul Thakur got his wicket in the 12th over. His partner Martin Guptill was dismissed on 30 by Shivam Dube, the talented all rounder from Mumbai who made his internal debut against Bangladesh back in November.Advertisement The skipper Kane Williamson put up a stormy 51 runs from 26 balls, including four boundaries and equal number of over boundaries, but fell victim to Yuzvendra Chahal. The Kiwis’ veteran Batsman Ross Taylor finished off with a stormy 27-ball-54 with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Jadeja and Bumrah both secured one wicket each.While the Men in Blues’s superstar opener Rohit Sharma disappointed, losing his wicket to Mitchell Santner on just 7 runs, it was KL Rahul who sped up India’s chase. The newfound wicket keeper put up a swashbuckling score of 56 from 27 balls, thanks to four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement Coming in after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli fell short of just 5 runs from his 25th T20I half century. However, it was Shreyas Iyer, who went destructive against the New Zealand bowling squad, keeping his strike with 58 runs from 29 balls, with five fours and three sixes. This was the second T20I 50 for the 25 year old. Manish Pandey provided the finishing touches as India secured the win with 6 balls left.The Indian origin Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi secured two wickets. The Ludhiana-born New Zealand international picked up the wickets of KL Rahul and Shivam Dube.The second T20 match is on this Sunday at the Eden Park Stadium.Also read-What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts! Advertisementlast_img read more

STAKES WINNING PATH OF DAVID & UPSTARTS TIZ A BILLY, TRUE BRILLIANCE, HOT ORE, HE’S A TIGER & IRON ROB ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016)–Stakes winning Path of David and talented upstarts Tiz a Billy, True Brilliance, Hot Ore, He’s a Tiger and Iron Rob all loom prominently as a half dozen 3-year-olds go    6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Path of David rallied from off the pace to win the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes here on Dec. 31 and was subsequently well beaten by top Derby hopeful Mor Spirit in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.The return to turf and massive drop in class should benefit Path of David, a Kentucky-bred gelding by the Gone West stallion, Istan. Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet Alley, Path of David broke his maiden three starts back going one mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 28, and will hope to be flying the final eighth of a mile in his first try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout. With both of his lifetime wins coming on turf, he’s made seven overall starts and has earnings of $90,900.Tiz a Billy, who is trained by Brian Koriner, comes off a scintillating 6 ½ length maiden special weight win over the course at 1-2, and need only run back to that race to have a huge chance in the Baffle. Blessed with an abundance of speed, Tiz a Billy rated well in third position after a half mile and finished up like a horse with a future in his maiden tally.Owned by James Cahill, Neil Haymes and Janet Lyons, the Kentucky-bred colt by Tizway was second, beaten a nose, down the hill two starts back on Oct. 12 and will be making his sixth career start on Sunday.A 9 ½ length maiden winner going six furlongs on the main track Jan. 23, trainer Robertino Diodoro’s True Brilliance is also very quick early and will be trying turf and open company for the first time. A chestnut gelding by Unusual Heat, True Brilliance, who is owned by his breeder, Mercedes Stables, LLC, will be making his fourth career start. Favored twice, he has a pair of second place finishes to go along with his maiden win. Ridden in all three of his starts by Tyler Baze, he’ll be handled for the first time by Fernando Perez.Diodoro will also saddle another Mercedes Stables homebred, Hot Ore, who retains the services of Baze and will be making his seventh career start on Sunday. Like his stablemate, he too, is a gelding by Unusual Heat. A close second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf three starts back on Sept. 5, he comes off an even fifth place finish in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on Nov. 29.An impressive one mile turf maiden special weight winner versus open company here four starts back on June 26, Hot Ore is fresh and would appear to be the mount of choice for Baze leading into the Baffle. With an overall mark of 6-1-2-1, he has earnings of $84,156.Trainer Jeff Bonde’s He’s a Tiger, undefeated in two starts sprinting on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta, ships south and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa, he’s out of the Helmsman mare, Red Duchess, which would suggest he could have an affinity for turf. Owned by Aldrich, Daou and Downey, pressed the early pace in his 4 ½ furlong maiden win on May 16, and rallied from off the pace in winning a first condition allowance going six furlongs on Dec. 5.Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, Florida-bred Iron Rob was a handy 3 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 4. A bay colt by Twirling Candy, he was well beaten here in a first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Jan. 3. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Iron Rob showed the way early before being well beaten in his only try on turf, going one mile against maidens on Nov. 8 at Del Mar.Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, Iron Rob, who is 8-1-2-0 overall, should be attentive to the early pace in the Baffle.The complete field for the $75,000 Baffle Stakes, to be run as the second race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 120; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 120; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 120; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 122; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 124, and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 120.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

The cards can leave Simeone without three pieces

first_imgLooking a little further, in the locker room there are five other players who are two yellow from the penalty. They are Savic, Morata, Koke, Vitolo and Vrsaljko. The case of the Croatian is special, who made his debut against Leganés and was then reprimanded in the next three games. Thus, there are eight rojiblancos who have to be careful not to be punished. At least, Cholo has the peace of mind that 22 players are already available, all but Lemar, Therefore, sanctions may not be a serious problem if they do not accumulate. On the horizon, after visiting Espanyol, Atlético will meet Sevilla, direct rival, and then Athletic, Osasuna and Valladolid.In Champions the situation is very different. The Cholo only has a warning in case the Atlético is raised in the quarterfinals. In the European competition the cycles to be punished are not five cards, but three and with two yellow is only Correa, admonished in the first leg against Liverpool. No other player carries more than one card. Largely overcome the plague of injuries in the locker room, Atlético must now be careful with cards too. Simeone has a yellow of the sanction in League to three soccer players: Thomas, Marcos Llorente and João Félix. As soon as they are admonished they will become low for the next game. For the technician it can be a problem especially if he drops both means at the same time, because the Ghanaian is an essential and the Madrid player is gaining weight in the team and also, if necessary, could replace his partner.In the case of Thomas, the third footballer in the squad with more minutes (2,651), he would complete his second cycle of reprimands, since he has nine yellow ones – those that add up to ten more than First – and the game was lost against Granada (first round) by penalty. For its part, João Félix (1897 ’) saw Villarreal his fourth yellow in the league, the third to protest, to become warned. In the case of Llorente, he has been aware since November and there are already seven games in which he has dodged the fifth card.last_img read more

MoBay, Waterhouse hunt vital points

first_imgAction in the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) resumes today after a two-week break, with several interesting matchups.Defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) face struggling Waterhouse at Wespow Park in St James, starting at 3 p.m.MBU begin the new year on 35 points from 17 games, while Waterhouse are in 11th position on 15 points and in the relegation zone. Getting points is important for both teams but for different reasons. The MBU outfit will be looking to ensure a place in the top six for qualification to the championship round in April, while Waterhouse are fighting to avoid the drop.With that scenario, spectators in Montego Bay could be in for an exciting and close contest.MBU could unleash schoolboys Jourdaine Fletcher and Peter-Lee Vassell, two players who helped Cornwall College lift the daCosta Cup, the top rural area schoolboy trophy, last month.They should get guidance from stalwarts such as captain Dwayne Ambusley and national strikers Dino Williams and Allan Ottey.Waterhouse have been struggling in the league since last season and are yet to get it right.The St Andrew-based club parted ways with Marvin Tate and brought in former Tivoli Gardens coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey in the hot seat.Bailey guided his new club to a 2-0 victory against newcomers Jamalco on December 21 to close off 2016. That was the first win for the new coach in four games since taking over.Waterhouse will bank on veteran striker Jermain Anderson, Kemar Beckford, Romario Campbell, Irvino English, and AndrÈ McFarlane for a positive result away.STRUGGLING ARNETTIn another game, Arnett, who have been struggling to win since the players’ pay cut in October, will look for a bright start this year against UWI FC at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.UWI are in third position on 32 points while Arnett are three places behind on 22 points.Maverley-Hughenden, unbeaten since Anthony Patrick replaced Lijyasu Simms as head coach, face Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in west Kingston.Tivoli are in second position on 32 points, while promoted Maverley-Hughenden climbed to seventh on 20 points.In other games on the day, Reno are expected to beat last-place Boys’ Town; Portmore are tipped to get the better of Jamalco; and Humble Lion are given the nod over Harbour View in a late game.Today’s gameso 3 p.m.: MBU vs Waterhouse at Wes Pow Park, St Jameso 3 p.m.: Reno vs Boys’ Town at Frome Complex, Westmorelando 3 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs UWI FC at Anthony Spaulding Complexo 3 p.m.: Jamalco vs Portmore United at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendono 3 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Maverley-Hughenden at Edward Seaga Sports Complexo 7 p.m.: Harbour View vs Humble Lion at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Lofaians Petition Gladys Beyan for Senatorial Race

first_imgTo enhance her chance of winning the upcoming senatorial race, a cross section of Lofians at home and abroad  have petitioned one of their outstanding daughters to contest for that prestigious seat at the National Legislature.Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) have scheduled the special senatorial election for October this year. The exercise will accordingly, take place in all the 15 counties.In their petition to Gladys, copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, the Lofaians have acted in solidarity with  women’s participation in politics, and decision-making, thus encouraging Mrs. Beyan to officially contest during the October midterm election for Lofa County.Mrs. Beyan was a presidential candidate in the last election, standard bearer of the Grassroots Democratic Party of Liberia (GDPL).Over the years, she is said to have contributed in several other ways to the development of the Lofa County, including her participation in the 2011 Presidential race, lobby for the building of roads to connect major towns in Zorzor and Salayea, reconciling and maintaining peace and unity among the Lorma, Kpelle and Mandingo tribes.The senatorial aspirant also lobbied for and provided vacation jobs for Lofa students in the county and Monrovia, and assist the Curran Lutheran Hospital to receive a Government subsidy.  She is also a contributor to the welfare of Lofa University students, including the provision of scholarships.Meanwhile, Madam Gladys G.Y. Beyan is the founder and political leader of the GDPL.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Maintains Seat on IMO Council

first_imgLiberian delegation to the IMO along with other IMO officials.Liberia has again been reelected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 2018-2019 biennium. The election was held as part of the 30th session of the Assembly of IMO, convening in London.An IMO dispatch said Liberia has consistently maintained a Category ‘C’ seat on the IMO Council since 2012. The Council is the Executive Organ of IMO that takes decision in the absence of Assembly. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council coordinates all activities of the Organs of the Organization.Other than Liberia, other African countries elected to the Council are South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Egypt.Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the IMO, Isaac Jackson, who spoke shortly after the election, expressed gratitude to member states of the IMO for the vote of confidence in Liberia’s leadership in this global organization, which he described as a very wise decision.He said, “the sheer size of the tonnage under Liberia’s flag points at our deep interest in the maritime industry, thus our determination to play a role in the more substantive aspect of guiding the IMO.”The Liberian-flag fleet currently comprises 4,170 ships aggregating more than 150M gross tons, representing 12 percent of the global ocean going fleet. Jackson said, working along with its Corporate Registry Agency, Liberian-flagged vessels meet the highest level of safety, security and environmental standards promulgated by the IMO.Earlier making the case for Liberia’s election, the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority (MA), Dr. James Kollie, recalled Liberia’s “rich history in facilitating the international maritime industry through a favorable framework within which ship-owners compete in global trade and commerce.”He informed the conference that, “Liberia has consistently played both far-reaching and pivotal roles in regulating the public dimension of uniform global maritime transport standards.”Dr. Kollie also cited the well-being of seafarers, reminding the conference of Liberia’s principal role in ratifying the International Labor Organization, Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006, better known as the “fourth pillar” of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, which complements the key Conventions of the IMO and provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers.Liberia is represented at the 30th Assembly of the IMO by Deputy Foreign Minister Elias Shoniyin; Maritime Commissioner James Kollie; Chairlady, Board of Directors, Cllr. F. Jauh Lawson; Liberia’s Charge d’Affaires at the Court of St. James, Ibrahim Nyei; Liberia’s Permanent Maritime Representative, Isaac Jackson; and Nya Gbaintor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Recaptured rape suspect granted $200,000 bail

first_img– also fined $45,000 for assaulting sister, unlawful escapeBy Shemuel FanfairOne day after being recaptured by Joint Services ranks in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), Devon Ally of West Minster, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on Thursday was swiftly arraigned at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where he was granted $200,000 bail for rape of a child under 16.At his appearance before Magistrate Annette Singh, 21-year-old Ally did not wasteLa Grange Police Stationthe court’s time and he admitted that he escaped lawful custody when he fled the La Grange Police Station on January 2, 2018.He also owned up to assaulting his sister, causing her actual bodily harm. After some consideration, Magistrate Singh fined him $30,000 for the unlawful escape charge or a default sentence of 16 weeks in prison. For assaulting his own sister, Ally was handed a fine of $25,000 or two months’ imprisonment.When he was arrested on Wednesday, Police indicated that Ally was found with two plastic face masks in his possession. He had fled the La Grange Police Station just one day after New Year’s Day, in the moments after he was detained for suspicion of committing rape.This was not the first prison escape from the La Grange Station in recent memory as murder suspect Anthony Jhagroo had fled the station lockups in July 2016 after he had been held in connection with the murder of mechanic Yogeshwar Shivcharran, who was beaten at Belle West, WBD and had succumbed to his injuries six days later.last_img read more

TRAWLER OWNER SAYS INVESTIGATION INTO FATHER AND UNCLE’S DEATHS WAS SHAMBLES

first_imgA Donegal trawler-owner whose boat sank with the loss of his father and uncle has hit out at authorities over what he claimed was their failure to carry out a proper inquiry into the tragedy.Drowned fisherman Danny McDaidFishermen Danny McDaid, 70, and his brother Francis, 69, drowned when their boat vanished almost five years ago near Inishowen Head.The bodies of the Glengad fishermen were recovered that day, but it was four weeks before divers were sent down to check the wreckage which by then had broken up, according to Frankie McDaid. “The investigation has been a shambles from day one,” he claimed.An inquest into their deaths was due to re-open in Coleraine, Co Derry. but the hearing was called off after the senior Northern Ireland Coroner John Leckey ruled he had no power to conduct the hearing as the drownings happened outside his jurisdiction.The UK Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) carried out an initial inquiry into the tragedy.But once it was discovered the boat sank in Irish territorial waters the matter was then handed over to the Dublin-based Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). At the time of the drownings, locals claimed the trawler, which was fishing for lobsters, could have been pulled down when the nets were caught by a passing vessel. There was a tanker in the area at the time.But Mr Leckey insisted there was no evidence in a report of the investigation by the MCIB that there had been any sort of collision.“All we do know is that for whatever reason the trawler sank,” he said.Frankie McDaid, 40, Francis McDaid’s son, revealed he was facing legal proceedings following the tragedy in March 2008. The trawler, Strath Marie, was insured, but the lives of the two men were not.After the hearing he said he was angry that the authorities took too long to examine the wreckage which was discovered by local fishermen and a lifeboat crew on the day the trawler went down. TRAWLER OWNER SAYS INVESTIGATION INTO FATHER AND UNCLE’S DEATHS WAS SHAMBLES was last modified: January 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Danny McDaiddrowningFrancis McDaidinvestigationlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: DID YOU WIN A HAMPER WITH RAPHOE FRC?

first_imgRaphoeRAPHOE NOTES Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Hamper Winners The winners of the Family Resource Centre’s ‘Little Smiles with Big Dreams’ Parent & Toddler Group’s Christmas Hamper were: Hamper-Leah Hamilton; Gym Voucher-Rosalind Nelis; 2 bottles of wine-Susie Dunlop. The Group would like to thank Frances Brennan for sourcing and supplying the prizes, Bernard Mc Carron’s Butchers for displaying the Hamper over the past few weeks and to all those who bought and sold tickets. The total amount raised was a tremendous €395.00!The winner of the Family Resource Centre’s Christmas Hamper was Ross Bell.We would like to thank all those who bought or sold tickets and our sincere thanks go to Raphoe Credit Union for displaying the Hamper. The money raised was €180.00 which will go towards supporting the Centre’s Counselling Services for adults and children.Santa Night The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the families who attended our Annual Santa Night on Monday 14th December. Our Special Guest was Santa himself who passed out gifts to all of the children. Thanks Santa! Santa arrived at The Volt House courtesy of local Gardai and we would like to sincerely thank Sgt. Jim Collins who was on hand to personally ensure arrived safely to his destination.We would also like to thank Cllr. Gerry Crawford once again for his kind contribution from Donegal Co. Council Members Development Fund Allocation towards the cost of the night.Christmas & New Year GreetingsThe Management Committee, Staff and Volunteers of the Family Resource Centre extends Seasons Greetings to all of the children, young people, families and the wider community of Raphoe and we hope that you all have a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016.The Family Resource Centre will reopen again on Monday 4th January 2016.BTEI Care in the CommunityDonegal Education and Training Board will be delivering Care in the Community QQI (FETAC) Level 5 in Raphoe in the New Year. Elements include Care Skills, Occupational First Aid, Patient Handling and Manual Handling. The module will be run through the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) that provides part-time further education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities.Anyone who has left full-time education can take part. However, priority will be given to those with less than upper second level education. Certification is offered to all participants.Objectives of the module include: to assist the participants to recognise the different types of clients needing care, different types of care needs and the differing care needs of clients; to enable participants to develop the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to clients’ individual needs with their involvement and their use of choice; to assist participants to acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care; to enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills required for the maintenance of a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.For further information please contact Siobhan Coughlan, BTEI Learner Support Worker on 074-9725520 or email siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ie Raphoe Boxing ClubThe winners of the Raphoe Boxing Club Christmas draw were as follows:1st Prize Oven Ready Turkey – Lorraine Doherty, Ballindrait, Lifford2nd Prize Bottle of Whiskey & Christmas Cake – Joshua Mc Namara, Raphoe3rd Prize Bottle of Vodka & Tin of Sweets – Christian Mc Cullagh, Raphoe4th Prize Hairstyle Voucher – Tom Doherty, Ballindrait, LiffordAvery sincere thanks goes to the sponsors of the prizes- Ciaran Mc Cullagh, Siobhan Lafferty and Christy O’ Donnell and to all who supported this annual fundraising draw, your support is greatly appreciated.The Club will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016. We would like to say a very happy Christmas to all our generous sponsors for your support throughout 2015.New Year’s Day Family Fun RunRaphoe Road Runners, supported by Raphoe Scouts are hosting a 5k family fun run and walk at 12 noon on New Year’s Day 2016. Registration will take place in Raphoe Boxing Club from 11-11.45am. Category prizes: Junior, Senior, 40 plus, 50 plus (male and female). Registration fee is €5.00 per adult while children u-12 are free. Shower facilities are available. Refreshments will be available afterwards. “Raphoe Shop Local 2015”“Raphoe Shop Local 2015” A special thank you to all our local businesses & business people here in Raphoe who have provided services and goods to our community over many years. Over these years the local businesses have never let us down when it came to donations or sponsorship for our various community groups and fundraising activities. This year in particular please remember all our local businesses and give them our support. We are fortunate in Raphoe to still have excellent goods on sale and local services in the various outlets and plenty of bargains especially on the run up to Christmas. So please don’t forget our own town and our own people this year.Thank You.Christmas Wishes from Raphoe Tidy Towns Volt House RaphoeThe Tidy Towns Community Employment staff will be on Holidays from Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve until Tuesday 5th January 2016. There will be a town litter cleaning service over the holiday period. A sincere thank you to all the various residential areas, Schools, Churches, RCIA Ltd Volt House, the County Council, local County Council workers, all local people, community groups and businesses who have supported our work for the town during the year. Everyone in Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd, extend a very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone in Raphoe and district and especially all those from the town and surrounding areas who are abroad this year. As always you will be remembered in a very special way this Christmas and New Year here in Raphoe. We also welcome those who are home for Christmas this year with their families and send best wishes to anyone who is sick or in hospital at this time. The following Christmas poem is dedicated to all Raphoe people wherever you may be this Christmas.A Raphoe Christmas Eve.The leaves they are all gone nowThe air is cold and stillThe burn runs through the valleyFrom Braehead wood and past the millThe townlands and streets are quietThe moon shines down belowThe stars are shining brightlyIn the hearths the fires glow.The animals are restingIn the stables and the barnsJust like this night so long agoThe night that Christ was bornThe children are all dreamingOf reindeer flying through the snowWith Santa, toys and presentsOn his visit to RaphoeO Silent night, O Starry nightOf Miracles from Heaven abovePlease send your new born Son to usWith His gifts of peace and loveThe Town Clock in the DiamondKeeps time for all to knowAs the people wait on ChristmasIn our City of Raphoe.By: Martin Laird Raphoe Local History Volt House.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press. The next Raphoe Notes will be accepted on the week commencing Monday 4th January 2016 to appear in the local press on the week ending Friday 15th January 2015.DD LOCAL: DID YOU WIN A HAMPER WITH RAPHOE FRC? was last modified: December 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNotesRaphoelast_img read more