Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Funeral services for The Rev. Charles Osborne Moyer will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Mediator in Meridian, MS. The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray III and The Rev. Dr. Helen Tester will be officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn in Meridian. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Father Moyer, 97, of Meridian, died September 14, 2014, at North Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.Born to Eldred Eugene Moyer and Emma Love Filler Moyer in 1917, the family moved to Houston, TX in 1921, where he was raised. He married Alice Pearl Stephenson in 1940. Father Moyer worked for Houston Power and Light, Ford Motor Company, and was assistant organist and choir master for Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, TX. He was also employed by Warren Oil and Gas Company during World War II.He was ordained to the priesthood on February 2, 1955. He served in 6 churches: St. James Church, Greenville, MS; Palmer Memorial, Houston, TX; Christ Church, Holly Springs, MS; Church of the Mediator, Meridian, MS; St. Columb’s Church, Jackson, MS, and retired, joining the staff at St. James Church in Jackson, MS.Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Roberts of Memphis, TN and Cheryl Farmer (Jerry), of Meridian; three grandchildren, Timothy Beale (Misty), of Memphis, TN, Renee Farmer Bailey(Scotty), of Meridian, Trevor Roberts (Kristy), of Memphis, TN; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Beale, Krista Beale, Brody Roberts, Shelton Bailey, and Madeline Roberts; one great-great-grandchild, Carol Jean Shelton; niece, Donna Stephenson Gostecnik and husband, David, of Austin, TX; two nephews, Clyde Stephenson and wife, Pam, of Humble, TX and Joel Stephenson and wife, Jo Ellen, of Dallas, TX.He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Moyer, and granddaughter, Phyllis Adienne Farmer.Pallbearers will be Timothy Beale, Trevor Roberts, Scotty Bailey, Shelton Bailey, Bob Harmon, Michael Baker and Brody Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be his name sakes Charles Osborne Moyer Peel, Sr. and Charles Osborne Moyer Peel, Jr.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. James Church Jackson, The Church of the Mediator, Meridian, or Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS.Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET September 17, 2014 at 10:40 am I always loved your dad. He married Billy and me in June, 1962. All of you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Becky Lou H. Cupp An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Becky Lou Humphreys Cupp says: RIP: Charles Osborne Moyer Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Tags Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSback-to-schoolCOVID-19Embrace FamilieshealthkidsMental HealthParentingReopeningtipsYouth Previous articleActivities to Do at Home During the PandemicNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s a uniquely challenging time to be a parent, so we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves or our kids.By Amanda Reineck, MSW, RCSWI, Embrace Families – Building Stronger CommunitiesParenting is never easy, but 2020 has been especially taxing. Over the past few months, we’ve learned to navigate closed classrooms, virtual learning, lockdowns, and medical precautions – and, not least of all, the herculean feat of keeping kids entertained at home.But with Florida schools slated to open in the fall, parents face a new dilemma: stick with virtual learning, or send kids back to class? With so many complicating factors – work, health, education, social development, emotional wellness and, yes, the household budget – there’s no “right answer” for everyone.Unlike in the spring, when we adapted to home learning with a “sink or swim” mentality, time and experience are on our side this summer. As we prepare for back-to-school season – no matter what that will look like for each of us – here’s what to keep in mind.Learning at HomeThere are twenty unread emails, the laundry needs sorting, the kids need help with school work, and Zoom just crashed: There’s no question that setting up a school environment at home is a challenge. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter It may help to designate part of the house for quiet study time, ideally in a room where everyone can work together. Pencil in time for breaks, too. Playing a round of frisbee, coloring pictures, or having an impromptu dance party aren’t just outlets for pent-up energy – they’re opportunities for physical and creative growth.Especially for younger kids, who are still learning the ins and outs of socialization, virtual classes can’t replace time spent with classmates. As a safer alternative, consider scheduling supervised, one-on-one playdates with trusted friends and neighbors.Returning to SchoolIt can be a big decision – even a scary one – to send children back to school. For many families, it may be the first time since the spring that the kids will mingle with large groups of people. That’s why it’s important to teach good health and safety habits sooner rather than later.Even young kids can learn to say hello without touching: Ask them to wave, hug themselves, or tap feet with friends instead. Children learn best from practice, so make it a daily routine to wash hands and avoid touching the eyes or mouth.If you have older children or teens, sit down with them and discuss what precautions they’ll need to follow. What steps will they take when they come home from school? What social or extracurricular activities may need to adapt?In our rapidly changing environment, a COVID-19 outbreak at school or at home may cause temporary closures, so make sure to have a contingency plan in case schools revert to home learning.It’s a uniquely challenging time to be a parent, so we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves or our kids. Be ready for off days, academic struggles, last-minute messes and worries. Take time for self-care and know that it’s okay to feel stressed. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help: Remember, we’re all in this together.Amanda Reineck, MSW, RCSWI, is a behavioral health coordinator with Embrace Families, Orlando. She has worked with youth in and out of foster care for 14 years, beginning as a volunteer in 2005. Photo by Jeshoots on Unsplash Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by the CDC Tourist Development Tax collections received by Orange County for March 2021 were $17,632,300, a 26.9% decrease compared to March 2020From the Orange County NewsroomAccording to the Orange County COVID-19 news conference on Thursday, 46.17 percent of all Orange County residents 16+ have received at least one dose of the vaccine. (total 541,401), while 72.58 percent of Orange County residents 65+ have completed the vaccine series.MISSING your second dose?The Florida Department of Health in Orange County announced that if you have missed your second scheduled second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna only), you are eligible to receive your second dose at any Federal Retail Pharmacy, state-supported, or federally-supported vaccination site in the state.It is important to remember to bring your vaccination card and the same brand of the second shot must be administered.If you are missing your second dose of Pfizer, they may visit any one of the four walk-up vaccination site, or the drive-thru vaccination site at Barnette Park.REMEMBER: Sign up for My Health Matters webinar before May 19In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Orange County Clerk of Courts will host a free virtual “My Health Matters” webinar on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. to raise awareness about mental health. Recognizing the rise of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will share helpful resources available to Orange County residents.Featured topics and partners include:Mental Health Association of Central FloridaHeart of Florida United Way:Orange ConnectsMeditation Tips and TechniquesTo register for the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/3tTElwgFor information on free online resource for mental health providers, visit www.ocfl.net/OrangeConnects through Orange County’s Orange Connects program.TOURIST DEVELOPMENT tax collections dataOrange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for March 2021 were $17,632,300, a 26.9 percent decrease compared to March 2020.For more information, visit the Office of the Comptroller’s website to read its news release.MORE ORANGE COUNTY UPDATESWALK-UP vaccine sites at four rec center locationsAccording to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, vaccination operations at the Orange County Convention Center will be complete by Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (the site is only offering second doses).In the absence of the Convention Center, four recreation sites are now available. Each site will provide walk-up service from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. Sites are closed on Monday. No appointment necessary. Pfizer vaccines offered.Goldenrod Park Recreation Center Gymnasium4863 N. Goldenrod Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792Meadow Woods Recreation Center Gymnasium1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824South Econ Recreation Center Gymnasium3850 S. Econlockatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829West Orange Recreation Center Gymnasium309 SW Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787In addition, Barnett Park now serves as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. Barnett Park vaccinations operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment necessary. Pfizer vaccines offered.For more information on any of these sites, dial 3-1-1 or visit ocfl.net/VaccineSites.LAST FIRST DOSE – South Trail Branch libraryAs a reminder, the state-supported vaccination site at the South Trail Branch of the Orange County Library System has completed administering first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Following today, the site will only administer pre-scheduled second doses. The site will complete all second doses by Wednesday, May 26, 2021.For a list of additional vaccines sites, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine. TAGSAppointmentsCollectionsCOVID-19DosesMental Health Awareness MonthModernaMy Health Matters webinarNews ConferenceOrange County GovernmentPfizerSitesTourist Development TaxVaccinationVaccines Previous articleSen. Bracy’s push for college scholarships and a feature film on the Ocoee massacre of 1920 gets fundedNext articleCity Council supports proposal for Air Medical Base in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here
Houses Save this picture!© MCA Estudio+ 18Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930340/angra-dos-reis-house-cadas-arquitetura Clipboard 2012 Photographs Angra dos Reis House / Cadas ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveAngra dos Reis House / Cadas Arquitetura Manufacturers: Castro e Merlin, Francisquinho, Laer Engenharia, Marmoraria Colonial, Punto, SerpaEngineering:Laer EngenhariaCollaborators:Projeto de luminotécnica – Maneco QuinderéCity:Angra dos ReisCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MCA EstudioRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. This house in Angra dos Reis as built for a big family that enjoy the full house!The land is very steep, with a beautiful view and the sea down there.Save this picture!© MCA EstudioInstead of have a large volume block, we decided to create several small blocks, providing interesting volumetrics and different compositions of roofs.You’re not going anywhere in this house to go through an outside area.Save this picture!© MCA EstudioSave this picture!Main House PlanSave this picture!© MCA EstudioThere is a large square around the pool, where the buildings converge. This allowed to create a garden and a large free and leisure area mounted under the wooden deck. This area is totally integrated with the dynamics of the house and can be accessed from a passage between the rooms or through a helical staircase that resembles a sculpture.Save this picture!© MCA EstudioThe pool is located at the edge of the slope of the terrain, at one point that the perspective joins it to the sea, turning everything one thing.Save this picture!© MCA EstudioAesthetically, the architecture resembles a hut. Wood brings the feeling of something less built, more natural and organic. Rounded pequiá wood logs structure the roof, while the walls are lined with alternately narrow and wide boards and autoclaved pine boards cober the roofs.A wildwood pergola hangs over the oceanwhere we create a very nice living for family and friends to enjoy outdoors.Save this picture!© MCA EstudioProject gallerySee allShow lessCastaños House / Barrionuevo Villanueva ArquitectosSelected ProjectsA Brickwork Orange | Villa Alders House / Joris Verhoeven ArchitectuurSelected Projects Share Brazil Year: CopyHouses•Angra dos Reis, Brazil “COPY” Area: 13993 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930340/angra-dos-reis-house-cadas-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs: MCA Estudio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Angra dos Reis House / Cadas Arquitetura Arquitetos: Cadas Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeCadas ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAngra dos ReisBrazilPublished on December 20, 2019Cite: “Angra dos Reis House / Cadas Arquitetura” [Casa Angra dos Reis / Cadas Arquitetura] 20 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 1 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Disasters Emergency Committee’s online banner ad appeal is “my campaign of the week”, says Dominic Mansour in his “Ad Watch” feature in this week’s New Media Age. The Disasters Emergency Committee’s online banner ad appeal is “my campaign of the week”, says Dominic Mansour in his “Ad Watch” feature in this week’s New Media Age. Agency Tangozebra produced creative that “is really simple: but then so is the message: please donate.” The ads appeared on a range of key sites, including 24/7 Media, 365 Corporation, 192.com, Beeb.com, Freeserve, FT.com, GranadaMedia, The Telegraph, and Yahoo! UK and Ireland. The appeal launched on 2 March and will run for 14 days. “For the first time ever the DEC are also taking this campaign online,” said the organisation. They also asked participating sites if they “could provide a standard post campaign impressions/clicks report.” Advertisement DEC online appeal is campaign of the week at New Media Age About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
A multinational crowd of supporters joined a #JusticeforNabra vigil at O’Donnell Park in Milwaukee on June 23 to denounce the June 18 murder of Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Va. The slain 17-year old Muslim teen was brutally attacked and killed by a man with a baseball bat on her way home from a Ramadan-related event. She was wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf at the time.A diverse rainbow of organizations from the Arab, Muslim, Latinx, African-American and other communities participated. Youth and students played a significant role in organizing this event.Vigil organizers stated: “We cannot separate this terrible act of violence from the current political moment, a moment where Black lives are under increased attack, where individuals like Nabra’s murderer are emboldened by the anti-Black, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric, where communities are pitted against one another.” (For complete statement, visit tinyurl.com/yczvtz2h/.)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma) —A week after tornadoes killed 23 people in Alabama, two twisters touched down in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana Saturday, as severe weather continues to sweep across the country.One twister hit Prairie Country, Arkansas, while another struck Hosston in Caddo Parrish. Strong wind gusts caused across the entire state of Arkansas — with some reaching 60 mph in some areas.A few homes in nearby Keo, Arkansas, were damaged by the tornado.Only minor injuries were reported at this time.A tornado watch was still in effect Saturday afternoon in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee, however.Storms had already produced wind gusts approaching 80 mph in western Texas early Saturday morning with at least 23 reports of damage.New winter weather advisories have been issued for parts of the Northeast as well.Heavy snow will move through the Dakotas during the morning hours on Saturday and will reach into Minnesota and Iowa during the day. Snowfall rates will reach 1 to 2 per hour locally, with gusty winds.Additionally, severe weather will quickly intensify and organize Saturday morning through parts of the South with rather robust cells forming mainly in Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. Strong damaging winds, hail and a possible tornado are all possible. However, as the front moves into parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky during the day, there is a possibility for tornadoes during the middle of the day and early afternoon. If tornadoes develop, some could be strong. The threat is highest in the enhanced risk region from western Alabama to southern Illinois. Meanwhile, heavy snow will spread farther into the Upper Midwest Saturday night, including parts of Wisconsin. heavy rain will develop from Chicago to Cincinnati as the storm slides east. The severe weather threat in the South will diminish substantially during the Saturday evening hours.On Sunday morning, precipitation will be moving toward the Northeast. It could initially start out as a burst of snow before sunrise with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour from Minnesota to New England. Warmer air should quickly move in and change the snow to rain across much of Northeast. Accumulations should remain pretty limited from New York to Boston. However, there could be a couple of spots inland from Hartford, Connecticut, to Springfield, Massachusetts, to Albany, New York, that have a decent chance of picking up 2 to 4 inches of snow. In some of the more rural and elevated parts of New England 6 inches could quickly accumulate Sunday. Meanwhile, snowfall totals in parts of Minnesota could exceed a foot of snow locally. The storm is also pulling up warmer air from the tropics into parts of the southern U.S. Temperatures will briefly be at least 10 degrees above average ahead of the cold front Saturday in the South and then locally 10 to 20 degrees above average in parts of the Southeast on Sunday.The brutal cold air does not make a strong return in the wake of this storm in the coming week. Another fairly potent storm, with another severe weather threat, looks to develop for the middle of the week and will likely bring a similar temperature set up to much of the central and eastern U.S. All of this a sign that the atmosphere in the Northern Hemisphere is responding to more direct sunlight as we head toward the official start of spring.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tracy Glantz/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty Images(CAYCE, S.C.) — The grieving community of Cayce, S.C., will gather on Friday evening to remember Faye Swetlik, a 6-year-old who was abducted and killed, allegedly by a 30-year-old neighbor.Her family has requested a “child friendly event” at Trinity Baptist Church, encouraging mourners to wear pink and purple in honor of the first-grader.Journals will also be left at the church for neighbors to leave a note or drawing for Faye or her family.Swetlik disappeared on Feb. 10 while playing outside her home, launching a frantic search throughout her neighborhood.During the massive search, neighbor Coty Taylor, who is now Swetlik’s suspected killer, was interviewed by authorities and allowed them to search his home on Feb. 12, Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove said this week.“Those agents did not see anything that alerted them to believe that he had knowledge or was at any way involved in Faye’s disappearance,” Snellgrove said.The first grader was found dead in a wooded area on Feb. 13. We want to thank our fellow officers with the @ChasCoSheriff for bringing #FayeSwetlik home today. Our hearts remain heavy, but our officers remain steadfast in seeing that #JusticeforFaye is served. pic.twitter.com/v2uwIr1TCw— Cayce Department of Public Safety (@Cayce_DPS) February 15, 2020Just moments after Swetlik’s body was found, Taylor was found dead by suicide in his home, authorities said.Snellgrove said on Tuesday that evidence leads authorities to believe Taylor abducted and killed Swetlik.Authorities believe the 6-year-old’s body was moved to the wooded area in the early hours of Feb. 13, Snellgrove said.Authorities zeroed in on Taylor hours later that day. They were combing through trash cans in the neighborhood when they found found a child’s polka-dot boot and a soup ladle with freshly dug dirt inside, said Snellgrove.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
IS IT TRUE when people get desperate they will do desperate things? …desperation can be caused by loss of employment, not able to pay your water bill, gas and electric bills, mobile phone bill, can’t pay your rent or mortgage payments, experiencing a medical issue, going through a divorce, can’t buy food or medicine, or can’t make your car payment?IS IT TRUE we are told by people in the know if some of the self-serving and narcissistic politicians don’t stop making unreasonable political promises that it could lead to civil discourse among the masses?IS IT TRUE it looks like some people living in Michigan and Kentucky are becoming somewhat desperate and are beginning to openly protest against some of the decisions and promises made by their elected officials? …according to recent news reports, some people are beginning to feel helpless and angry about their current economic station in life?IS IT TRUE we can guarantee the next time a politician calls a news conference to talk about the COVID-19 virus they better also have a workable and well thought out plan to safely put people back to work?IS IT TRUE we are told that most people are getting sick and tired of hearing mindless platitudes making comments about how to eradicate the COVIS-19 virus? …the comments are coming from unqualified people?…if there has ever been a time for competence (doctors, researchers, and scientists) to step forward and political charismatics to keep their mouths shut, this is the time?IS IT TRUE for over a month we watched Governors Andrew Como (NEW YORK) speak in detail on how to protect people from the Coronavirus? …he is brutally direct, honest, well informed and well-spoken? …he understands how deadly this virus can be and how to take it head-on? …it’s also obvious that he is putting ordinary citizens, first responders and health professionals above profits?IS IT TRUE we give first responders, nurses, doctors, law enforcement, health professionals, delivery persons, hospital administrators, national guard, clergy and grocery store clerks, and owners and trucks drivers five (cheers) for the brave things that they are doing to protect us during this time of crisis?IS IT TRUE that re-opening our society must be a step-by-step and gradual process by utilizing contact tracing that involves mapping whom the patient was involved with before contracting the COVID-19 disease? …testing is also another important element in preparing to reopen our society to a normal way of life? …that certain political types better understand that this crisis “Isn’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings”?IS IT TRUE recently Berry Global announced they will be temporarily laying off approximately 600 employees for one week? …foodservice products for the restaurant industry have seen a decrease in demand was the main reason for the unexpected lay-off? …we recently predicted that the employees shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the lay-offs may be longer than originally announced?IS IT TRUE that a once gainfully employed divorced waitress with two kids told us that when she gets her $2,200 governmental stimulus check it will last like a snowball in the Sahara Desert?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the government fears the people we have Liberty? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that Linda McMahon is the wife of the multi-millionaire owner and CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment Corp.? …that Linda McMahon was a former Trump cabinet appointee? …last year Linda McMahon left her cabinet position with President position as Chief of the Small Business Administration to form the American First Action Super PAC? …this committee mission is to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the “Trump For President” campaign?IS IT TRUE that the Orange County Florida Sheriff went to the World Wrestling Entertainment Performance Center numerous times in March and April to inform the owner that wrestling isn’t an essential business and needed to be shut down? …that a few days later the Republican Florida Governor declared WWE as an essential business? …we now understand where the saying “it’s not what you know but who you know” started?IS IT TRUE the masses are finally getting fed up with the political patronage and pork-barrel politics of self-serving and narcissistic Federal, State and local politicians? IS IT TRUE as of 12 noon today only 1% of the population of the United States have been tested for the COVID-19 virus?IS IT TRUE the population of the United States is 327 million people? …as of today, around 2 million-plus people have been tested for the virus? IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who’s more qualified in determining when people should be allowed to go back to work?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily or If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. 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