‘BASOSA Must Lead By Example’

first_imgMr. Henry Yonton, Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Youth & Sports, has challenged the Bushrod & St. Paul Old Timers Sports Association (BASOSA) to lead the campaign for change and to be exemplary in their administration.Speaking at the official launch of BASOSA at the Banjor Public School in Lower Virginia, outside Monrovia, yesterday, Minister Yonton urged BASOSA leaders to make a difference.“You must set example and be responsible and accountable to your members,” Yonton said. “More often administration falls apart because leaders are not independent in their decisions.”He told BASOSA leaders to show honesty and fairness in dealing with their members, asking them to realize they have the responsibility to work to benefit their communities.“You must be able to identify a project, say, to help those who are unable to go to school, and be a source of hope to them,” Yonton said.He told BASOSA and a host of other old timer sports association members that the doors of the Ministry of Youth & Sports are open to provide the needed assistance and support to old timer sports.Chief launcher Hon. William Darkeh re-echoed the need for old timer sports association to identify needs and work to fill them in their various communities.Hon. Darlkeh made an initial contribution of L$20,000, which he said was donated together with Hon. Adolf A. Lawrence, who was meanwhile honored for his contribution to sports in the country.Others who were so honored included Mr. Mustapha Raji, with the champion trophy; and posthumously, M. La-Marks Kerdoe.The rest were Samuel J. Jlakrong; former Lone Star penalty kicker Teah Sampson (Fokofo) as the Most Valuable Player; Sakpa Myers as the Best Defender; and posthumously, goalkeeper Paul Dadzie, with the Best Goalkeeper award; Vava (Sieh) George, as Coach of the Year; Hon. Francis Paye, Official of the Year; Anthony Sumo of IE fame as the Highest Scorer of the Year; Omari Jackson, the Best Journalist of the Year; and Ambassador (Senator) George M. Weah, with the Godfather of Liberian Football Award. Certificates were presented to the honorees or their representatives.Official launchers included Hon. William Darkeh, Abraham Sesay, Hon. Daniel Orrosco Brown, Kerkula Muka Kamara, Hon. Regina Sokan Weah and Madam Tonia Clay.Old timer teams present were Veterans, BOB, Old Hands, Devereaux, CLADOSA, Logan Town, Small Town, FOFA, Gblohwein, KOSA, HOUR and Banjor.The launching program by BASOSA was chaired by Mohammed Sheriff, co-chaired by Howard N. Sieh with Jeremiah Saysay as its general secretary. After the program Banjor Old Timers and Old Hands Old Timers played a friendly match.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Re-interment Rekindles Memories of Rt. Rev. Ezra D. Keller

first_imgAt the re-interment ceremony of Rt. Reverend Ezra D. Keller Sr., first president of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, (LCL) on January 20, on his farm near Haindii, several people turned out to pay homage and reflect on his life and the role he played in theirs.Leaders of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, the clergy, government officials, local authorities, family members, and friends came together to witness the reburial.Rev. Keller, his cousin, Senator Byron Z. Traub, also a Lutheran pastor, and their nephew Dr. Zolu Dumah Traub were previously buried at the Duport Road South Cemetery, one of the most desecrated burial grounds in the nation. Their interment in Monrovia was due to the inability of the family to lay them to rest in Haindii, their ancestral home in Fuamah District, Bong County when they died during the Liberian civil war.About three years ago the families of the three deceased, acknowledging that they could not leave the remains of their loved ones in such dishonor, agreed to exhume and reinter them in Haindii.The first to be reinterred were Rev. Traub and nephew Dr. Traub, M.D., Liberia’s first Ophthalmologist, on January 7 in the family burial site at Kweinta near Haindii.On January 20, the Kellers from far and wide gathered on the deceased’s farm to participate in his re-interment rites. The following day about two hundred family, government officials, friends and supporters of the Kellers and Traubs once again traveled to Haindii for a memorial service for the three deceased.Among family members of the Kellers and Traubs at the occasion were Joseph P. Keller, Mildred Keller, Winniedel Suakweli, Ezra D. Keller Jr., among many. An from the Traubs: Mae-Gene Best, Gola Traub, Juanita Traub, Madam Zoe Peaches Traub, widow of Dr. Traub, and many more.The occasion was an opportunity to be enlightened on Pastor Keller’s works in the Lutheran Church of Liberia, which benefited urban and rural communities in many ways. Representing Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Jensen Seyenkulo, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL), Rev. Peter Logan, the Bishop’s special assistant, in his reflection, pointed out that something must be done to commemorate the life of Rt. Rev. Ezra D. Keller. He recalled that “It was during his administration that the airplane ministry was inaugurated, which enabled the Lutheran church to spread the Gospel into the interior of Liberia so we need to keep our history.” Ending his reflection, Rev. Logan expressed appreciation for the great step taken by the family to remember and honor “our fallen hero today as we learn of his life so that posterity can be helped by the positive and negative aspects of his life.”More reflections were given by relatives and friends on the generosity of Pastor Keller which changed their lives. They sang songs he used to love to sing and how he always shared the gospel with them.The officiating Clergy were Rev. Peter Logan Bishop Assistant LCL, represented Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Jensen Seyenkulo, Bishop Lutheran Church of Liberia (LCL), Rev. Wuo Laywhyee Pastor, Pkolopele Parish Lutheran Church of Liberia, Rev. Issac S. Dowah – Pastor in charge, St. Peter Lutheran Church, and Rev.Dr. Eric M. Allison – Lutheran Liaison Officer Gbarnga School of Theology United Methodist University and all Ordained Ministers, Lutheran Church of Liberia, including Pastor Nathaniel Garpu of the Barnesville Lutheran Church.Pastor Keller will forever be remembered for his resilient evangelism and spread of literacy in the urban and rural parts of Liberia (See the excerpt of the life account which started from a small village at the tail of Dobli Island). Obituary of Reverend Ezra Dahn Keller Sr.Pastor Ezra Dahn Keller, grandson of Fama Nduso of Ndamu, Lofa County, known to many of his people only as “teacher”, and a self-made man, was born in May 1910 in Fuamah Chiefdom (now Fuamah District) in Ting Keyan on the St. Paul River bank below Dobli Island, near Haindi. He was born unto the union of Nwobeh Gono and Nae Kor-pu Kanae. Young Dahn grew up the under strict discipline of his father whose ambition was to make him industrious and knowledgeable in the best traditions of his people, the Gbandi of Lofa County. Nwobeh’s ancestors had migrated to an area predominantly occupied by the Gola and Kpelle ethnic group. The demand on them to be industrious and independent was great. Nwobeh thought his son how to hunt, fish, and make farm as well as all he knew about the culture and traditional values of his people. But it soon became clear that Dahn was destined to play an even more meaningful role in life than being the ideal tribesman. Near Ting Keyan was a small Lutheran mission outstation where missionaries educated and Christianized young boys recruited in neighboring villages. Whenever these youths visited Ting Keyan, Dahn was quite impressed by their fine, khaki short pants and shirts and their ability to speak English: The youngDahn was soon attracted to the mission, which was called Kpolopele, the Kpelle word for “House of Bread.” Without being aware of it, Dahn was called by divine providence to feed the hungry souls and the blind, his pupils, with the “bread of life.” Against the wishes of his parents, he commenced his school career in 1920 and was admitted to the mission’s two years preschool inducement before going to begin actual school. Tragedy hit the ambitious youth when his father suddenly died the year he began his schooling. But having put his hands on the plow he could not afford to look back. He continued his studies in spite of the tragedy. Much to his dismay, the mission closed down in 1922. For the next two years he lived with one of his teachers, Mr. Henry Rollack, who was later employed as a teacher in Sanoyea Lutheran mission. In 1927, when Dahn, who had now adopted the “civilized” name of Ezra Keller in keeping with the tradition of those days, completed the fifth grade, the mission again closed. There was little he could do but find a job. Much to his delight, the missionaries employed him as a teacher and evangelist. By 1933, through the help of the missionary, he enrolled at the Lutheran Mission of Muhlenberg which later became the Lutheran Training Institute (LTI). By 1935 he graduated from the eighth grade and was assigned at his home, Fuamah Chiefdom, where he carried on preaching and evangelism. Dahn ventured to Kpolopele. His cousin Byron Z. Traub had earlier served as another encouragement. Thinking that his formal schooling was over, he married a young lady called Lorpu; they had one son whom he named Samuel, who he received as an answer to his prayer to God for a son. Consumed by the burning desire for further education, the young Keller terminated the marriage to continue his education in Monrovia in the College of West Africa through the assistance of Prof. Furbey and Pastor Donat. He supported himself as a janitor and a librarian for CWA, and by carrying on evangelistic work in Monrovia for the Lutheran Church. He was instrumental in the building of the Lutheran Mission House in Sinkor. Meanwhile, he lived with Cousin Traub who was attending Liberia College at the time. After graduating from CWA in 1941, Pastor Keller commenced theological training in Lutheran Training Institute (LTI) in 1942. He also took correspondence courses (from Moody Bible institute in the United States of America). He was assigned at Belefanai for internship; there he taught school with Pastor JosephDiggs and Byron Traub. In 1944 he moved to Totota where he carried on his mission of teaching and evangelism under the supervision of the missionary Louis T. Bowers. One of his successful students was Peter Naigao who later became Minister of Information in the Liberian Government. Pastor Keller distinguished himself in Totota as an accomplished teacher, evangelist, and church leader. In a report to the Lutheran Church of America in 1946, Pastor Bowers had this to say about his achievements: “Now the other name that ought to be written in history is that of a young preacher, Ezra Keller. Rev. Ezra Keller in about two years after he had completed his theological course in the new Lutheran Training Institute is proving his ministerial capacity by evangelistic work. He was assigned to open the new station at Totota. Our first Liberian national pastor, John Clinton, reopened old Kpolopele station. But Ezra Keller is the first national to go to a new place and really open a station. He has all the gifts for the new task. He is friendly, and within two months the people and chiefs were begging the missionary never to move their ‘teacher’ from Totota. He has a gift for clear persuasive preaching and this was matched by respecting people so that already he has 48 people under catechetical instruction in one town alone, with the expectation of many being baptized next February. He is reaching four other towns with similar results. “Mr. Keller is also a good young people’s leader. While in Bible school at Muhlenberg he used to teach catechetical classes in the E.V. Day Girls’ School and Muhlenberg Boys’ School. Nowadays if Teacher Keller visits either of these schools, the pupils rise and cheer and then surround him. So he used the same talents in Totota.” By 1945 Pastor Keller went to Muhlenberg to complete his theological training year and returned to Totota to join Pastor Joseph Diggs. They graduated and worked with Pastor Bowers. In 1946 he met a charming young lady called Louise Brown who was a nurse. They fell in love and married that year. Pastor Keller was highly delighted to marry a nurse. He had in the past hoped to become a medical doctor; since circumstances had not made it possible, he was happy to have a wife who would carry on the healing ministry. The young couple were assigned to Palakwelle where Mrs. Keller ran a clinic, while her husband carried on his evangelistic and educational missions. Their efforts were characterized by remarkable successes. In 1947 Pastor Keller was ordained. During his mission in Palakwelle, he and his wife had their first three children: Winnidel, Joseph, and Daniel, in Palakwelle. The Keller’s suffered the misfortune of losing several relatives including Pastor Keller’s sister Yanga. In 1952 they were transferred to Dobli Island—Haindii in particular. The missionary Miriam Miller was in charge of Kpolopele. The Keller’s worked with Ma Miller to conduct educational, medical, and evangelistic missions throughout Fuamah Chiefdom. In 1952 Pastor Keller was elected Vice President of the Lutheran Church in Liberia and as President in 1957 because of his tremendous contributions to the development and progress of the Church. During his administration, the Lutheran Church experienced great strides in progress: Numerous schools and airstrips were built in many parts of the Central and Western Provinces, including Palakwelle, Kologbanei, Belefanai, Salayea, and Kpolopele, to facilitate the work of the church. He ably represented his church at conferences, including the Lutheran World Federation held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. in 1957 and the All Africa Lutheran Conference in Madagascar in 1958. In Haindii the Keller’s were blessed with four more children: Ezra Jr., Nathan, Ruth and Jerry.One of the tragic ironies of life is that great men often have great weaknesses. So it was with Pastor Keller in 1968 he was asked to resign his post as President of the Lutheran Church of Liberia because of drinking and extramarital affairs that came to the attention of the Executive Council of the Church. “I admitted and confessed my action,” Pastor Keller declares in his autobiographic. “And when I was asked, ‘What shall we do?’ I declared that I was not worthy to continue in the ministry.”Pastor Keller went to great length to explain how he repented of his sin and openly confessed it to a number of congregations in the Church. This positive attitude of his was obviously an act of faith and courage; courage, because it takes great man to admit his mistakes and take responsibility for them. Faith – because he was assured of God’s infinite love and mercy; perhaps his fellow Christians would learn from his mistakes and live right in the sight of God; perhaps they might understand his troubles – regrettably some might not understand. One man he knew would understand was the Lord Jesus Christ and it was his understanding that mattered. This unfortunate development never deterred Pastor Keller from serving his Lord and Savior. He helped establish the Bong Community Church at Bong Mines, continued his preaching ministry. A tragedy hit the family when their son Daniel Keller drowned in St. Paul River in 1965. These family tragedies took a heavy toll on the health of his dear wife who developed heart trouble and died in 1968. Pastor Keller himself developed eye trouble in 1969 which led to complete loss of sight. His life cannot be measured in terms of financial dollars of material success. He was a man for others. He embraced life with all his might and gave all he had to it. If success is to be measured it is in what you do for your country rather than what it does for you. We must say that Ezra Dahn Keller Sr. lived his life to leave indelible imprints on the lives and progress of countless numbers of his fellow countrymen. Rev. Ezra D. Keller passed away on June 9, 1995 at the home of Rev. Byron Z. Traub on Cheeseman Avenue, Fiamah, Monrovia, Liberia. He leaves behind family, relatives and friends who are deeply grateful for his hard work, love, compassion and self-sacrifice, generously given to all. This includes large number of Kellers and Traubs, the Daniel B. Warner family, the Suakweli family and many others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Haugan claims third straight cycling victory

first_imgThe Haugan name flooded Thursday’s win column, as Nicki Haugan narrowly placed second in the event, finishing at 29:35, while Tate Haugan rounded out third place also finishing with a time of 29:35.The race also featured a shortened two-lap distance, where Emily Shaw finished first at 13:52 and Brynn Shaw second with a time of 15:20.This Sunday is a big race day for the Bike Club, as members will compete in the 18 Club Mountain Bike Championships. The race will be ridden on the Cactus Trails, and will begin at 2 p.m.- Advertisement -For more information on the local bike club or any of its upcoming events, visit the club’s official website.last_img

Girl awarded €15,963 after she suffered anxiety from crash

first_imgA young girl has been awarded €15,963 after she was involved in a car crash in September, 2013.The girl, who was nine at the time, was a belted passenger in the car which was exiting a petrol station in Donegal when the vehicle was struck by another car. The girl didn’t suffer serious injury, Letterkenny Circuit Court was told, but she did suffer from anxiety and nervousness and was referred to a psychologist.Judge John O’Hagan said he was satisfied with the offer and made the full award and allowed €250 to be given to the girl, who is now aged 12 “to get something nice.”Girl awarded €15,963 after she suffered anxiety from crash was last modified: August 1st, 2016 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)last_img read more

UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY WILL FIGHT ‘BATMAN’ IN GLASGOW CITY

first_imgDonegal MMA star Joseph Duffy will make his second UFC appearance at ‘UFC Fight Night 72’ in Glasgow on July 18th. Duffy made a sensational start to life in the UFC with a first-round KO against Jake Lindsey in Dallas back in March. His next opponent Ivan ‘Batman’ Jorge has an impressive record and the Brazilian fighter will represent a tough challenge for Duffy.Jorge is an experienced MMA fighter and has won 26 of his 30 fights with thirteen of those victories coming by way of submissions.The opportunity for Duffy to fight so close to home is no doubt a massive boost for him.Glasgow has a massive Donegal diaspora living in the city and Duffy is sure to command a huge support for the fight. Hundreds are expected to travel over to Scotland from Donegal Airport who fly five times a week to Glasgow from Carrickfinn.Duffy’s latest fight in Glasgow is a lot more accessible for Donegal fight fans than Dallas so he should draw a huge support.It should be an electric night in Glasgow as Duffy looks to maintain and expand his ever growing reputation in the UFC.UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY WILL FIGHT ‘BATMAN’ IN GLASGOW CITY was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GlasgowIvan ‘Batman’ JorgeJoseph DuffyJulynewsSportUFClast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: VICTORY FOR HILL FARMERS

first_imgDONEGAL hill farmers have won their battle to get changes to policies on common land.As a result of the meeting between the Minister for Agriculture’s commonage implementation committee and the hill farmers for action group last Friday in Athenry the Department Of Agriculture has released a statement outlining a number of important changes to the GLAS scheme proposals.The most significant change to the scheme is that the requirement for collective agreement between farmers for entry to GLAS has been scrapped. A spokesperson for the Hill Farmers for action group said that they were delighted with this outcome as a result of their campaign. Farmers can now apply as individuals for GLAS declaring that he/she is complying with a GLAS commonage management plan.While welcoming this announcement the hill farmer group has said there is a lot more detail yet to be clarified about the mechanics of how the GLAS scheme will work.The meeting in Athenry was set up by an intermediary with the Hill Farmers For Action Group being having representation from Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway.The group has said that once they were recognised as the people representing hill and commonage farmers and got to the negotiating table there was a lot of common ground and a recognition of the problems faced by hill and commonage farmers with the new GLAS scheme. From here on it is anticipated that there will be regular consultation between the Hill Farmers For Action and the commonage implementation committee.Finally the spokesman for the hill farmer group said that it was great that when ordinary farmers come together and organised themselves their voice can be heard and changes can be made. BREAKING NEWS: VICTORY FOR HILL FARMERS was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Massive crowd expected to attend Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre

first_imgFEATURES: A massive crowd is expected to attend The Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Show this weekend. The dazzling event is expected to attract hundreds from all over Donegal as The Shandon Hotel and Spa plays host to the Perfect Bliss Wedding Show.With an array of local Wedding Suppliers in attendance to cater for all couples Special Day requirements and closing with an on-trend Catwalk from the PB Models from 4:30pm. Organisers are also providing complimentary admission for all patrons who attend the show.Couples will be given the opportunity to speak to the Shandon’s Wedding Team about the first class products/services available for your Special Day, as well as viewing the Suites and Sea views available from the Hotel – both out of this world!With first-hand experience of the highest welcome, accommodation, food and drink that awaits you at The Shandon Hotel & Spa we can undoubtedly recommend this Venue to any engaged couple.. Come along between 2pm & 5pm this Sunday 2nd October 2016 and see for yourself!Bar food is served all day!Review of The Shandon Hotel and Spa – by Perfect Bliss Wedding Show: Our Stay At The Shandon Hotel & Spa:“So before we lose our weekends and all the madness of the shows begin next month we decided to treat ourselves to an overnight stay in the amazing Shandon Hotel and Spa and what a treat it was!!“The hotel is located in such a beautiful location, the stunning views were the first indication of the amazing stay that awaited us. Upon arrival we were greeted in the modern and chic reception by the very friendly staff who checked us in and showed us off to our room were another treat lay beyond the door – the amazing junior suite decorated to perfection and overlooking the stunning Sheephaven Bay. Champagne and an assortment of delicious deserts waited for us inside – the perfect start to a perfect stay! “After relaxing for a while in our beautiful suite we made our way down to the newly refurbished bar with an open turf fire & a view over the bay, where we enjoyed a selection of expertly made cocktails and took in the ambience. With a vast menu of fine wines and craft beers and delicious bar food we were spoilt for choice however we had a table booked in the restaurant so made our way there for dinner. “Again greeted with amazing views, welcoming staff and a fantastic menu we would highly recommend the filet steak which was cooked to perfection and served with seasonal vegetables, potatoes and gravy. The restaurant has a lovely relaxing ambience to it and after dinner we enjoyed a few drinks whilst taking in the stunning views.T”o top off an already amazing stay we spent a very relaxing few hours in the tranquil spa with choice of first class treatments, pool, outdoor hot tub and beautiful views!  The Shandon was an all-round 5 star stay and the perfect ending to a wonderful summer break! We cannot wait until our PB Wedding Show there on the 2nd October and we hope you can join us and check out this stunning hotel for yourself!” Massive crowd expected to attend Shandon Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more

Access to Murder Hole beach blocked for public safety

first_imgVisitors planning a trip to the Murder Hole beach of Donegal will be unable to reach it via the common route this summer due to safety concerns. The unique beach near Downings, on Melmore Head, is a much-celebrated beauty spot and ‘hidden gem’ of the north west. The unspoilt beach shot to fame in 2017 when it was crowned ‘Ireland’s No 1 Secret Beach’ by Irish Independent readers and it is often on the go-to list for tourists in Donegal seeking a glimpse of the rugged Wild Atlantic Way.A route people generally take to access the beach is through a private field, but as of today, Monday 21st May, the gate to that field will be locked. The block is in the interest of public safety, according to a notice issued this week. A public notice was shared on social media over the weekend to explain that a bull will be reintroduced to the property for mating season.The warning said: “As of 21st May 2018 our bull will be reintroduced to our cows on the fields leading to the Murder Hole Beach.“In the interest of public safety we will be locking the gate and there will be NO access to the beach through these lands.“Bulls are extremely dangerous during mating season so please be advised that access is NOT permitted during this time. “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however the bull poses extreme danger to anyone entering the fields.”It is understood that a new sign was recently placed at the entrance to the field to ban drones and dogs from the land, as well as warning people that photographs taken at the beach should be for personal use only. Featured Image: Murder Hole by Chris Hill for Tourism IrelandAccess to Murder Hole beach blocked for public safety was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:hidden gemmurder hole beachtourismlast_img read more

Letterkenny residents appeal for donation of grit boxes

first_imgResidents of a Letterkenny suburb has issued an SOS for grit boxes before the winter weather kicks in.The Long Lane Area Residents Association is making the appeal to anyone who can donate old grit boxes, coal bunkers or any similar containers.A spokesperson said last year’s cold winter saw many cars unable or struggling to make it up or down the long and steep road.And this year, the Residents of Long Lane want to be winter-ready.Residents applied ot the council but were told that while the council does provide grit, it does not provide grit boxes.Now the residents are making an appeal to anyone who can help them.A spokesperson said “We spoke with the council and were very upset to hear that no grit boxes were provided. We urge anyone at all who can donate any old large containers so we don’t have struggle or be unable to travel up and down the Long Lane.”The residents group can be contacted through Facebook at ”Long Lane Area Residents Association” or through email at ‘longlaners@yahoo.com.Letterkenny residents appeal for donation of grit boxes was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:boxesgritletterkennyLong Lanelast_img read more

Raiders community, NFL react to Willie Brown’s death on Twitter

first_imgMy heart hurts – a magnificent player, a magnificent teammate – I shall never hear the words “bed check” without getting a lump in my throat and then smiling – he … A sampling of reactions on Twitter Tuesday about the death of Raiders legend Willie Brown:The @NFL is mourning the loss of a champion and a legend today.Reactions from across the league to the passing of Willie Brown: https://t.co/AM5qIw6AAU pic.twitter.com/1QpACgRIxT— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) October 22, 2019last_img