New Sumner County group seeks to help teenage girls shop for affordable prom dresses

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — What started as a question on Facebook’s Sumner County Buy/Sell/Trade page about a venue for girls to purchase affordable Prom dresses, turned into a group with a mission to help teenage girls shop for Prom dresses safely, with an affordable price.“There were a lot of people joining in the conversation,” said Wes Smith, who helped organize the event. “It seemed there was enough interest, so I created a Facebook page for it to get rolling.”Seeing the post, numerous individuals became interested in helping.“Dena Martens, who owns Wheatland Services, volunteered printing,” Smith said. “Michelle Crittenden volunteered her dance studio as our place to do this.”Smith said that the group of volunteers wanted a safe way for girls to sell and purchase prom dresses.“Our idea is to help Sumner County schools with their Proms, Project Proms and After Proms,” Smith said.Prom dresses can be donated or individuals can sell on consignment. Those wishing to sell on consignment must agree to certain terms, such as a 10 percent sellers fee, which will be donated to the individual’s school for their Prom.“The way this is done, is if you provide a dress for sale and you want $100 for it, 10 percent of the sale goes to the seller’s school for Prom,” Smith said. “So, you get $90 and your school gets $10.”A VIP shopping event will be held Friday, Mar. 4 at Michelle’s Encore Dance Studio, for those who purchase tickets.“We understand that many ladies want to go to the first day to get choice, so we are selling tickets at $10 each for the ladies to come that day,” Smith said. “The $10 goes to the ticket buyer’s local school for Prom.”Those who don’t purchase tickets will still get a chance to purchase a dress. Open shop/sale day will be held Mar. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and the last chance to shop sale will be Mar. 6 from 1-5 p.m.The group is opening this event to all of Sumner County, hoping that other schools like Argonia, South Haven, Oxford, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine and Caldwell, etc., would like to participate.“We hope this can turn into an annual event,” Smith said.For more information, log onto their Facebook page here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (15) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Lynn · 234 weeks ago Awesome idea! I have a couple dresses to donate. Is there a phone number to call so I can get those to the right person? Report Reply 1 reply · active 234 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Troy Rebold · 234 weeks ago von Maur had prom dresses that were spectacular for $125. I am just hoping this project isn’t a snoot for the better thans in Wellington. just saying. Report Reply 3 replies · active 233 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Local · 234 weeks ago Great idea! Thanks to all who are organizing and helping. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down THERESA snider · 234 weeks ago Paula Mortimer has been donating dress and shoes ect for years. She does this at no charge to girls so ALL girls can go to prom. Report Reply 3 replies · active 233 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 234 weeks ago I’ve got to say that I’m the only guy involved in this but I like to think that I’m representing the Dads and their wallets. My main reason for being involved in this goes back to when my daughter was prom dress shopping her senior year. While I’m at work I get the excited phone call from my daughter that she has found “THE DRESS”. Me being a dad, the first question is “How much is it?” Do keep in mind that my coworkers are listening to this conversation. My daughter tells me the dress is $400…my response was polite and endearing, “I’m not paying $400 for a prom dress you’re going to wear once.” Now, I’m not a complete OGRE on the prom dress situation. I did counter her that I’d chip in $200 and she could use her money to pay the rest. My daughter did have a part time job and is very mindful of her money. During this conversation my coworkers are belittling me that I’m an awful father for not forking out the $400. In the end my daughter didn’t take me up on the offer and we found an excellent dress at a later date for $150. To this date my coworkers still bring up the $400 dress conversation and we laugh about it. So, dad’s with daughters that are prom dress shopping stay strong, I’m doing what I can to represent you at this event. Report Reply 3 replies · active 233 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Spurs considering transfer for out-of-favour Ajax defender Mazraoui

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly eyeing a move for out-of-favour Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui.Spurs have made a stuttering start to their Premier League season, and the defence looks an area that needs some improvement.2 Noussair Mazraoui is now out of favour at Ajax and could move to the Premier LeagueCredit: GettyAnd according to AS Roma Live, Mazraoui is being eyed by the Italian outfit as well as the Londoners.Mazraoui, 21, was part of Ajax’s stunning Champions League run last season where they reached the semi-finals.But this season the right-back has lost his place to 18-year-old Sergino Dest and is being linked with a move away from the Dutch club.And with serious concerns over Serge Aurier, himself linked with a move away, Tottenham are sniffing around Mazraoui.GRIMALDO ALSO LINKEDAnother defender Spurs are believed to be chasing is Benfica star Alex Grimaldo.But they are likely to have some competition for the 24-year-old defender with fierce Prem rivals Arsenal and Italian side Napoli also in the hunt.Portuguese website A Bola is reporting that it will take a bid of around £34million to tempt Benfica into selling.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer2Barcelona are due 15 per cent of any transfer fee after they sold Grimaldo in 2015 – with the Catalan giants also linked with launching a bid themselves.The Spain Under-21 left-back remains under contract at Benfica until 2021.Grimaldo, who has notched four assists and one goal in the Primeira Liga this season, was once a target for Manchester City as an upgrade on Benjamin Mendy.last_img read more

Failures for Gayle, Brathwaite as Delhi lose opener

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):Both superstars Chris Gayle and Carlos Brathwaite failed to fire as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) handed Delhi Daredevils a 15-run defeat in their opening game of the new Indian Premier League season here yesterday.Playing at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the left-handed Gayle never got going and made only six, as RCB rallied to 157 for eight off their 20 overs after opting to bat.He perished in the fourth over, slicing a full toss from seamer Chris Morris at mid-off.However, Kedar Jadhav top-scored with 69 from 37 balls with five fours and five sixes while captain Shane Watson got 24, to push the hosts up to a competitive total.Brathwaite’s medium pace proved expensive as he conceded 29 runs from his two overs without taking a wicket.In reply, Delhi never really made a fist of it and ended on 142 for nine, with Rishabh Pant top-scoring with 57 from 36 deliveries with three fours and four sixes.Brathwaite once again failed to deliver, bowled for one, missing a heave at leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over, with Delhi needing a mere 45 runs from 31 deliveries.last_img read more

RIA Resorts Given 30-yr Tax Break

first_imgPartial view of Representatives voting to approve the RIA 30-year tax holiday in Tuesday’s sessionThirty-four (34) of the 73 Representatives on Capitol Hill during Tuesday’s session voted to ratify a 30-year Investment Incentive Agreement between Liberia and the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Hotel Resorts, Incorporated.In Tuesday’s session, there were 38 Representatives present, and 34 of them voted overwhelmingly for the passage of the agreement.The Lawmakers unanimously voted for the passage of the ‘Tax Holiday,’ following a report from the Joint Committee on Investment and Concession and Judiciary.The report argued that the hotel or tourism business is a struggling industry in Liberia, and should therefore enjoy a tax holiday.Representative Zoe E. Pennue, chairman on the House Committee on Investment and Concession, said the agreement would initiate the construction of a hotel and resort comprising 164 rooms and suites, a presidential suite and provide 1,000 jobs and additional electricity to the airport and its environs. He said these will further create a modern and healthy condition in and around the airport in accordance with generally accepted health and sanitation procedures and laws.Rep. Pennue said the hotel would include a coffee shop, restaurant and bar, banking and/or currency exchange facilities including automatic teller machines (ATM), pool and spa, health and fitness center, multiple conference rooms, internet access, multiple shops selling non-prescription drugs, gifts, sundried flowers, apparel, newspapers and magazines.“The needs of business travelers and airline personnel for whom proximity to the airport is important, as well as other analyses conducted concerning the demand for hotel capacity and the historically low rate of hotel development in Liberia, demonstrates that the hotel would serve unmet and new market demands,” Rep. Pennue said.“The investor has financed in excess of US$20 million in the construction and development of the hotel and is seeking certain fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to ensure the viability of the benefits to the country.”President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf submitted the ‘tax cut agreement.’Meanwhile, a second tax cut agreement is under review by the House, titled, “The Investment Incentive Agreement between the Liberian Government and Musons Group Incorporated,” a local construction firm with an investment of over US$70 million.The President said the purpose of the agreement is to actualize government’s initiative of attracting and encouraging investment in the country.The agreement was signed by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the National Investment Commission, and attested to by the Ministry of Justice on behalf of the Executive.“The investment contract is intended for the construction, development and maintenance of a 210-room state-of-the-art hotel and recreational facilities in Marshall, Margibi County.“These recreational facilities when completed will develop the tourism sector, provide jobs, generate revenue, provide opportunities for Liberians to showcase their talents and improve the livelihood of the citizens,” the President wrote.“The aim and objective of this agreement is to develop and put Liberia’s hotel and tourism sectors on par with other developed nations, encourage the construction of facilities that will attract world leaders and other world dignitaries to consider hosting major conferences and other global activities in the country.“Mr. Speaker, this Investment Incentive Agreement that is in line with Liberia’s relevant laws and public policy appertaining thereto, compliments the development plan of the hotel and resort sector thereby attracting tourists.“As government commits to creating jobs and a sustainable economic environment, the passage into law of this agreement will demonstrate Liberia’s commitment and implementation in that endeavor.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Become a foster parent, provide a home for positive upbringing – MoSP urges

first_imgResidents within Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are urged to take a leap of faith and become a foster parent.Acting Senior Probation Officer Lauristan ChoyActing Senior Probation Officer Lauristan Choy of the Ministry of Social Protection (MoSP), at a recent outreach, appealed for well-meaning persons to house the less fortunate, to provide them with a home for positive upbringing.“There is a lot of children in institutional care and while we are equipped to provide them with necessary necessities … We would love for people to come and apply to be foster parents so that the children can become a part of a family setting for a positive life,” Choy is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Choy stressed that the Ministry remained committed to bringing families together, and steps were being taken to achieve this goal.According to the acting Senior Probation Officer, child negligence is the highest form of child abuse within the region, and the Ministry hopes to reduce it.He explained, according to the DPI, that specialised parental training is one of the many programmes offered to parents to achieve the Ministry’s goal of helping parents to understand their roles and responsibilities. It was highlighted that this training is set to tackle all forms of child abuse.“We [the Ministry of Social Protection] are trying to move from corporal punishment. We want to push positive discipline hence, a focus on alternative discipline. We want to change that narrative where parents can see that those same punishments lead to violence. Whenever the child gets older, they exhibit the same kind of behaviour to their loved ones. This often times lead to many unfortunate events, because of that mind-set.”The acting Senior Probation Officer is optimistic that this narrative will help to create positive young people and, by extension, a positive Guyana.last_img read more

‘Suspicious letter’ prompts investigation at NPSS – update

first_imgCpl. Perret says it’s not the first time that this student has posted his work throughout the school.Spokesperson from School District 60, Leslie Lahaye, says students should always ask for permission from the school to post anything on the walls.Officials from School District 60 decided to close the school to conduct a full investigation into the matter.Police concluded that there was no risk to the students, staff or school.Advertisement Below is a video of Cpl. Perret addressing the media on Friday afternoon: By staff- Advertisement – The Fort St. John RCMP say rumors helped fuel an investigation at the North Peace Secondary School on Friday.Cpl. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP, says it all started when safety concerns were reported to school staff.The concerns stemmed from what police call a ‘suspicious letter’ that had been posted at various locations throughout the school.A police investigation concluded that the letter was an English class assignment. The student wrote about the end of the world, and acquiring a firearm for defence. The student decided to showcase the letter to students by posting the letter in various locations around the school.Somehow the letter was misinterpreted into a threat.Advertisementcenter_img Photo: Cpl. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP answers questions from the media at the North Peace Secondary School on Friday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

Lukaku calls for Man Utd ‘arrogance’ against Barcelona

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 11 – Romelu Lukaku called on Manchester United to play with “arrogance and confidence” against Barcelona as they seek to overturn a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face an uphill battle at the Camp Nou next week after Luke Shaw’s own goal gave Barca a 1-0 win in Wednesday’s match at Old Trafford. United rallied after that early setback and unsettled Ernesto Valverde’s side, giving Lukaku and his teammates confidence of a memorable turnaround in Spain next Tuesday.“We have to believe and have the desire and more quality than today,” said the Belgium striker. “Be better on the ball and then you never know what can happen in football.“I don’t think we played with the same arrogance and confidence on the ball (early on). Second half we tried and the first 20 minutes of the second half we were there.“It’s something we have to do for the whole 90 minutes over there and not concede a goal and score early.”That approach worked well at Paris Saint-Germain last month as United made Champions League history by becoming the first side to progress after losing the first leg at home by two or more goals.The Parc des Princes triumph was the highlight of a topsy-turvy campaign for the Old Trafford giants, but even during the difficult Jose Mourinho era they managed to seal a last-gasp 2-1 comeback win at Juventus.Asked if those two matches will play on Barcelona’s mind, Lukaku said: “Yeah, but I don’t think they will look at us. We have to look at ourselves, get a result and give our all, run as much as we can.”Wednesday saw United fail to muster a shot on target for the first time in a Champions League match since 2005, but there was some promising build-up play.“Definitely (they are beatable),” Lukaku added. “On the day you can score from one chance and that’s what they did today.“There was a lack of concentration and they scored a goal and from that moment on we tried to control, but I think over there we have to do a better job and stay focused a bit more, we know they have players who make late runs.“For us we have to go with the desire, be focused and when the chance comes, we have to score.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Son at the double as Spurs thump Crystal Palace

first_imgTottenham fans may have feared another frustrating afternoon against London rivals Palace.Roy Hodgson’s side arrived lying fourth in the league table and boasting the best defensive record, having conceded just two goals in their opening four matches.The Eagles have also developed a reputation for winning away against top-six sides, having triumphed at all of those elite teams apart from Spurs since the start of the 2016/17 season.But Mauricio Pochettino’s side blew their visitors away with four first-half strikes, Son Heung-min scoring either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own goal before Erik Lamela got in on the act in a victory that took the north Londoners up to third in the table.Pochettino made just one change to the side that had drawn 2-2 with Arsenal before the international break, selecting Serge Aurier at right-back in a 4-2-3-1 formation.It was Aurier’s first league start since February 23, and the Ivorian would probably have been overlooked once again if Juan Foyth or Kyle Walker-Peters had been available.– Spurs warning –In the very first minute, Son found himself in space inside the box and sent a low shot at goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.Toby Alderweireld then dissected Palace’s centre-backs with a ball over the top to Harry Kane, who was also unable to beat Guaita.The visitors should therefore have spotted the danger when Alderweireld sent another long pass up towards Son but Mamadou Sakho got caught underneath the ball, allowing Son to bring it down, cut inside and find the bottom right corner.Eleven minutes later Aurier fired in a low cross that deflected in off Van Aanholt at the near post, and two minutes after that the right-back hung up a cross to the far post, where Son arrived unmarked and volleyed home six yards out.It was the South Korean’s fifth goal in his four home league matches against Palace, and he was involved in the move for the final goal before the break, passing wide to Kane, whose low cross was finished by Lamela.Son nearly completed his hat-trick after half-time when he burst past Sakho and lobbed Guaita from a tight angle, only to find the near side netting, while a powerful Aurier shot was blocked.Pochettino said at the start of this month that when the European transfer window closed, ending speculation about the immediate futures of some of his players, he would “make a big party and celebrate”.Content his side were safe, the Argentine’s thoughts turned to Wednesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos and he withdrew Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Kane.Palace, having suffered a ninth straight league defeat to Spurs, will wonder how long it will be before they are next in the top four again.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Crystal Palace © AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Tottenham emphatically allayed concerns about their ability to break down teams at home with a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.Spurs had laboured in their previous home matches this season, having to come from behind to beat newly promoted Aston Villa and then falling to a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle.last_img read more

AFI releases its selections for top movies, TV shows of 2007

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ— “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” — “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” — “Into the Wild.” — “June.” — “Knocked Up.” The American Film Institute today announced the official selections for the upcoming AFI Awards 2007 to recognize the year’s most-outstanding achievements in film and television. Among those chosen were the critically acclaimed “No Country for Old Men” and the animated movie “Ratatouille,” along with the TV comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” and the now-out-of-production drama “The Sopranos.” AFI will honor cast and crew from each of the selections Jan. 11 at an invitation-only luncheon. The selections are chosen by a 13-member jury of film artists, critics, AFI trustees and cinema scholars. AFI selections for Movies of the Year were: — “Michael Clayton.” — “No Country for Old Men.” — “Ratatouille.” — “The Savages.” — “There Will Be Blood.” AFI selections for TV Programs of the Year were: — “Dexter.” — “Everybody Hates Chris.” — “Friday Night Lights.” — “Longford.” — “Mad Men.” — “Pushing Daises.” — “The Sopranos.” — “Tell Me You Love Me.” — “30 Rock.” — “Ugly Betty.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA man who was disqualified from driving for SIX years for being intoxicated while driving – has had his license restored. Martin Maguire, 35, with an address at 4 Market Close, Castlefin lost his license for being drunk while driving and for driving dangerously.Solicitor for the client Patsy Gallagher told the court that his client was remorseful for his irresponsible actions – and that he was a recovering alcoholic. The court heard that Mr Maguire who is also unemployed – has got his drinking issues under control.Judge Paul Kelly asked the defendant what he had to say about the matter, Mr Maguire said, “I was young and stupid when I committed these offences – and I’ve learnt my lesson.Judge Paul Kelly then asked the defendant was he cured of charges of the charges against him.Mr Maguire responded saying he was and reiterated again how remorseful he was and how he had learnt his lesson.His solicitor Patsy Gallagher stressed that his client had a crippling problem with alcohol at the time of the offences.He stated that his alcoholism problems were now under control and that he had also completed a social driving course.Judge Paul Kelly restored his license and said he didn’t want to see Mr Maguire in front of him ever again in relation to road traffic offences.DRUNK-DRIVER HAS LICENSE RESTORED AFTER HE TELLS JUDGE -“I’VE LEARNT MY LESSON’ was last modified: November 3rd, 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:courtsnewslast_img read more