WEEC SCHOOL DELAYS:
A NEWS SUN REPORT SAYS WITH THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES RIGHT NOW, THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG WITH YOUR CAR GOES UP. EXPENSIVE REPAIRS IN FACT, WITH THINGS WEARING OUT AND BREAKING A LOT FASTER, SAYS GRISMER TIRE ASSISTANT MANAGER JEREMY ARMSTRONG IN SPRINGFIELD. FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAYS, OLD ANTI-FREEZE AND COOLANT CAN STOP WORKING, AND COLD WEATHER CAN ALSO REDUCE YOUR CAR’S BATTERY ABILITY TO HOLD A CHARGE. FINALLY, TIRE PRESSURE AND TREAD DEPTH ARE IMPORTANT TO WATCH, YOU CERTAINLY DON’T WANT A FLAT TIRE IN THIS VERY COLD WEATHER.
Sonshine Clubs Honored/Outstanding Creative Youth Programming Award
(from Lightlines Newsletter) Each year Springfield student leaders and one youth serving organization is honored during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration Luncheon. On Friday, January 18, 2013 The Sonshine Clubs was chosen to received the Outstanding Creative Youth Programming Award. On behalf of Urban Light Ministries, founder Rev. Eli Williams accepted a plaque, certificate, and check for $250 from the Celebration Luncheon Committee.
In her introduction of Williams, Perrin Woods Principal Nena Dorsey spoke of the humble beginnings of Sonshine Club as a Saturday morning children’s outreach in the Lincoln Park neighborhood from the big yellow trailer. Ms Dorsey went on to relate how that following the establishment of the after school version of Sonshine Club at Lincoln Elementary during the 1992/93 school year, other school leaders wanted it, too. Since that time, the after school ministry of spiritual enrichment has grown to 14 locations serving around one-thousand children per year.
A special video presentation, produced for the occasion by Urban Light volunteer Bruce Stapleton, was shown. In it, the history of The Sonshine Clubs was chronicled.
Williams in his abbreviated acceptance remarks declared that The Sonshine Clubs is a fulfillment of Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream of little black and white children living together as brothers. Further, he proclaimed the ministry is facilitating the working together of white and black adults across church and denominational barriers to model King’s vision of “brotherhood and the Beloved Community” of which he so often spoke.
Twenty-years after the founding of The Sonshine Clubs by a team of concerned local Christian citizens, Pastor Williams stated that he can now “sit back and admire what God is doing” through the ULM staff and teams of volunteers and partners who “own” the clubs. He closed his extemporaneous comments by saying that he is confident that MLK, and most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ are proud of what is taking place in Clark County.
WEEC SPORTS – THURSDAY 1-24-13:
NBA: PORTLAND 100 INDIANA 80.
AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT, THE WOMENS SEMIFINALS SEE LI NA WIN OVER MARIA SHARAPOVA, AND VICTORIA AZARENKA WINS OVER SURPRISING AMERICAN SEMIFINALIST SLOANE STEPHENS IN WOMENS, SETTING UP THE WOMENS FINAL OF LI NA VS. VICTORIA AZARENKA. ONE OF THE MENS SEMIFINALS DOWN UNDER WILL BE ROGER FEDERER VS. ANDY MURRAY, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: MIAMI, FLORIDA 90 NO. 1 DUKE 63, A CRUSHING 27 POINT LOSS FOR DUKE AT MIAMI IN THE ACC!, THE DAYTON FLYERS BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK WITH A 96-51 BLOWOUT OF FORDHAM, INDIANA 72 PENN STATE 49, LASALLE 54 NO. 9 BUTLER 53, NORTHWESTERN 55 MINNESOTA 48.
THE SUPER BOWL IS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD IN NEW ORLEANS. . .SAN FRANCISCO VS. BALTIMORE, THE HARBAUGH BROTHERS HAVE GOTTEN THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS TO THE BIG GAME!
NHL: PHOENIX 5 COLUMBUS 1. 9PM TONIGHT: COLUMBUS AT COLORADO.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: GREENON 62 SHAWNEE 32, WAYNE OVER SPRINGFIELD, KENTON RIDGE 72 INDIAN LAKE 63, TIPPECANOE 61 URBANA 54, BENJAMIN LOGAN 66 RIVERSIDE STEBBINS 52, BEAVERCREEK 64 NORTHMONT 45, VANDALIA 40 PIQUA 28, MIAMISBURG 59 XENIA 38, TROTWOOD 40 SIDNEY 31, KETTERING ALTER 63 HAMILTON BADIN 50, SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 76 HAMILTON TOWNSHIP 41, 4-GAME WINNING STREAK FOR THE LADY FLAMES!
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 49 NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 35.
IT’S OFFICIAL: THE CITY OF CINCINNATI WILL HOST THE 2015 ALL-STAR GAME IN BASEBALL, IT WAS ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY, AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK, THE 1ST TIME IT’S BEEN IN THE QUEEN CITY SINCE 1988!