Jones found the second of two eggs hidden in this year’s egg hunt. Michael Kelley of Athens found the first egg in THE DAILY classified promotion March 26 under a walking trail bridge behind Athens High School. “This will really help out,” said Regina Jones, the 40-year-old mother of three. She said she has searched unsuccessfully for the egg in each of the 15 years THE DAILY has held the contest. “I’ve been right on it several times, but the closest I’ve been is the year it was at Pop Oliver Park,” Jones said.
Last year, we went across the bridge toward Athens, but my husband said it wouldn’t be this far out and we turned around. Then Property Tax Report they found it in Athens. A group of family and friends took two carloads out Friday and Saturday night looking for the egg. Jones said she found it under a traffic gate on Somerville Road Southeast.
Tuesday’s clue, which ended with “Let us not end with a long debate because you WILL find a gate,” was all she needed to complete the hunt. “I went to the two gates (at Decatur High) nearest the hospital, and I didn’t see the clue,” Jones said. I saw the black sock in the corner, and I was just praying it wasn’t drugs or a joke egg. Jones said she will probably use the money for Easter purchases. Ancient devotional exercises are getting new interpretations during Holy Week at one Decatur church.
Sixth Avenue Church of God is creating an indoor temporary labyrinth in its basement social hall. TThe labyrinth also will use a version of the traditional Stations of the Cross devotionals. Eleven stations will be set up for the Prayer Path devotional exercise. The Rev. Joseph R. Askew’s foot leaves an impression in the sand at one of the labyrinth stations at Sixth Avenue Church of God.
If it is decided that board members are to be paid, then this will be linked to business benefits, and over some time increased performance and service delivery will result. At the request of the board, external consultants have made recommendations on what they believe would be appropriate for the board.
The most important aspect of this, of course, is consultation with our tenants, and a presentation will be made to our tenant representatives, the customer panel, at their next planned meeting on 24 March. But we cannot be complacent, with more voluntary boards turning to pay their members, like NHS trusts for example, we acknowledge that we are likely to have more competition for the services of people who have the skills we need.
We will be seeking to appoint from a wider pool of talented people to ensure that our boards truly represent the community we serve and we will soon be recruiting new members to fill current vacancies. We would welcome applications to become board members from people who have skills appropriate to a social housing business with a turnover of £14 million.
Tonight at 6.30 pm, Ferry View, Evesham will be host to an event billed as a ‘New Year Extravaganza’. With main attractions such as super prize bingo, live entertainment and a grand raffle, the New Year party, for the vale’s sheltered housing residents, is sure to go with a bang. Evesham Sheltered Housing Tenants Association (ESHTA) has organised the party for residents of Rooftop Housing Groups Sheltered Schemes; Charles Close, Simons Way, Ferry View, Bewdley Court, and Meade Court . Rooftop Housing Group has also generously donated the main raffle prize of a weekend break for two people.
The evening is being held to bring together residents of the various sheltered schemes, who rarely, if ever, meet each other, and also the Tenants Association are keen to raise funds for various projects, in particular the Charles Close Community garden.