United for a cause

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content You Might Like BlaineJackson King Blaine Jackson King Blaine Jackson King, age 56, of Goshen, died Monday, May 2, 2011. A Private family service will… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson United for a cause The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Taylor Cox Jinright and Pam Nix are co-chairs for Relay for Life.co-chairs of the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life, Pam Nix and Taylor Jinright view the campaign from a different perspective but they “see” it exactly the same.Nix is a cancer survivor and cancer has found its way into her family far too many times.Jinright, however, has been richly blessed. Cancer has kept its distance from her immediate family. Nix said there is nothing worse than not having one’s health.And, having cancer is devastating, so devastating that she could not even say the word.“I couldn’t say that word,” she said. “It’s such a nasty word. I didn’t want to say it out loud. I just said that I was sick.”Nix compared having cancer to being hit by a truck and seeing it coming back to run over you again and not being able to get out of the way. “That’s what having cancer is like,” she said. “The first time that my heart was broken by cancer was when my friend was diagnosed. Then my dad had cancer and my mom has battled the disease. I’ve had to fight my own battle. And, I keep fighting in hopes that others won’t have to.” Latest Stories Print Article Nix and Jinright take the fight to cancer through Relay for Life. Battles are lost and battles are won. “At the Survivors’ Dinner Tuesday night, we celebrated the victories over cancer,” Jinright said. “And, looking at all of those wonderful people who have fought and won their battles lets us know that Relay is worth while.”Those victories and many others will be celebrated during the Survivors Walk at 6 p.m. Friday at the 2011 Relay for Life event at the Troy Recreation Park soccer fields.“The Survivors Walk is what Relay is all about,” Jinright said. “It’s why we Relay.”For Nix, the Survivors Walk is the hope of tomorrow for those with cancer.“The first year that I was diagnosed, I wasn’t able to walk,” she said. “I couldn’t wait until the next year so I could walk. I’ll never forget how good it made me feel to have all of those people cheering for us – for me. I cried all the way around.”Nix remembers the last Survivors lap that her dad, Bobby Penn took. “He had to really work hard to make it around that last lap but he made it,” she said. “When you have cancer things change daily. You want a victory and that Survivors Walk is that victory.”Because the Survivors Walk is so important to those who “walk the walk,” Jinright said everyone is encouraged to stop whatever they are doing and circle the track and cheer the victory lap of these warriors. Published 11:07 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Book Nook to reopen For Nix, participating in the annual Relay for Life fundraising campaign is a way to give back. For Jinright, it is a way to pay forward.For both, it’s a response to what their hearts are calling them to do.“So many people are affected by cancer and it plays no favorites,” Jinright said. “It could be me or one of my children, a family member or a friend. I’ve been involved in Relay for five or six years because I know how important it is to continue the fight against this terrible disease. It’s something that is worth doing. Many lives are being saved because of the efforts of Relay and we all can be a part of that. None of us can take our health for granted so we all need to be involved.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Debuts “Looks” Alongside Classic Compositions In Cincinnati [Videos]

first_imgLast night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Taft Theatre for their second of two nights in Cincinnati, OH and just the third show on their ongoing 20th anniversary tour. The show began with a pair of songs last played on New Year’s Eve, “Nothing Too Fancy” > “Remind Me”, before UM classic “Uncle Wally” made its first appearance since last summer in the three-spot. From there, the band took flight for a non-stop voyage through “Preamble” and into “Mantis”, which made its way into a “dub” version of Pink Floyd‘s “Breathe” before landing back in “Mantis” to finish set one.The second set began with a powerful “Draconian”, and kept up the momentum with a fantastic “Intentions Clear” > “Wizard Burial Ground” segment. “1000 Places To See Before You Die” came next, and saw the band welcome sax player Casey Cranford to add some extra brass texture.“Ringo” followed, and moved into improvisational space before slipping unfinished into “Steppin’ Out”. Finally, “Steppin’ Out” found its way back into “Nothing Too Fancy”, bookending the show with a callback to the song that opened it.The encore had even more surprises in store, as the band began with the live debut of “Looks“, one of the pre-released singles from their imminent new album, it’s not us, before a triumphant “Glory” victory lap sent the crowd home satisfied.Next up for the band is their highly anticipated album release party tonight in Chicago. To listen to the new album and read our review, head here. For more information on the ongoing tour, or to purchase tickets, hit the band’s website.Watch an assortment of fan-shot videos from Umphrey’s McGee’s second of two shows at Cincinnati, OH’s Taft Theatre below via YouTube user iccuspunk:“Uncle Wally” “1000 Places To Go Before I Die”“Looks”, “Glory” (Encore)SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | The Taft Theatre | Cincinnati, OH | 1/13/18Set 1: Nothing Too Fancy > Remind Me, Uncle Wally, Preamble > Mantis > Breathe[1] > MantisSet 2: Draconian, Intentions Clear > Wizard Burial Ground, 1000 Places to See Before You Die[2], Ringo[3] > Steppin’ Out > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Looks[4], Glory[1] “dub” version[2] with Casey Cranford on saxophone[3] unfinished[4] debut, originalSupport: Big SomethingPurchase audio via UMLive: 01.13.2018, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH[Cover photo via Umphrey’s Facebook/TourGigs]last_img read more

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Twilight Tour.

first_imgBlueberry growers will find lots of information and supper, too, at the informal twilight tour of University of Georgia Blueberry Research Farm May 2 near Alapaha, Ga. The farm tour will begin at 5 p.m., and a cookout will follow.The tour will offer a firsthand look at research and demonstration projects on many aspects of blueberry production. Experts in horticulture, plant pathology, entomology and weed control will be there to interact with growers. Stay as long as you like.Please call ahead, though, let the organizers know you’re planning to attend. Or let your county Extension Service agent know you plan to come.Alapaha, Ga., is 17 miles east of Tifton on U.S. Highway 82. The entrance to the research farm is 2.5 miles south of Alapaha (going toward Nashville, Ga.) on U.S. 129. Look for a “Blueberry Farm” sign on the right.If you have questions or plan to come, call Scott NeSmith at (770) 228-7243 or Gerard Krewer at (229) 386-3410.last_img read more

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Liverpool hurry on, Leicester and Chelsea draw

first_imgBy Ian Chadband acceleratesLONDON, England (Reuters) – Liverpool quickened their march towards a first English title for 30 years as they stretched their lead at the Premier League summit to a staggering 22 points with a 4-0 win over Southampton at Anfield yesterday.With nearest pursuers Manchester City playing at Tottenham Hotspur today, Liverpool increased the gap at the top with a Mohamed Salah double leading a second-half blitz that secured a record-equalling 20th straight home league win.In the Premier League era, only City between March 2011 and 2012 had previously enjoyed such a winning streak at home, with unbeaten Liverpool now the first English team ever to win 24 of their first 25 matches in a top-flight league campaign. With the European champions on an unprecedented 73 points for this stage of the season, their distant chasers could only drift further behind with third-placed Leicester City and Chelsea, who are fourth, drawing 2-2 in an entertaining contest.At the other end of the table, stranded Norwich City drew 0-0 at Newcastle United while 19th-placed Watford were left crestfallen after Everton fought from two goals down at Vicarage Road to win 3-2 despite playing the last 20 minutes with 10 men.West Ham United dropped into the bottom three after Brighton & Hove Albion recovered from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw, while Aston Villa are teetering above the drop zone after a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, who played most of the second half a man down.At Anfield, even the doubters surely do not doubt any longer as Liverpool’s unreal season continued apace with a 42nd game unbeaten in the league, which came only after Southampton had given the champions-elect real problems. The visitors, impressive in the first half, only capitulated when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put the hosts ahead following the break, moments after Saints felt they were denied a penalty.Captain Jordan Henderson struck the second before Salah took his league tally for the season to 14 with two goals in the last 20 minutes.OPPORTUNITYAt the King Power Stadium, Leicester missed out on the chance to join Manchester City on 51 points as an unlikely headed double from defender Antonio Rudiger earned Chelsea a draw.The vibrant second-half fare demonstrated again why neither team have been able to muster a sustained challenge to Liverpool, with poor defending enabling Germany international Rudiger to swoop twice.A header from a corner soon after the break was overturned by goals from Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell before Rudiger’s 71st minute equaliser ensured that Chelsea remain eight points behind Leicester’s tally of 49. The results meant Liverpool need 21 points from their remaining 13 fixtures to be mathematically sure of winning their first title since 1990. “When we are rolling, it’s difficult to stop,” said manager Juergen Klopp.Sheffield United provisionally moved into fifth spot on 36 points, at least until Manchester United’s late game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, courtesy of a goalkeeping howler from Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita.The Spaniard dropped the ball into his own net just before the hour mark when making a hash of collecting a corner to gift the Yorkshire side a 1-0 win.The performance of the day was surely Everton’s comeback at Vicarage Road where two first-half stoppage time goals from defender Yerry Mina saw them claw back Watford’s advantage.Even after Everton midfielder Fabian Delph was dismissed for a second yellow card foul after 70 minutes, Theo Walcott earned a 90th minute-winner on the counter-attack. The Toffees’ new manager Carlo Ancelotti, it seems, is already working wonders.last_img read more

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