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The 4th of July celebration
Haunted Forest for Halloween
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First Friday Pizza Night!!
A "typographical error" resulted in the recall of student T-shirts at Linda Vista Elementary School's recent jog-a-thon, after a parent called the phone number printed on the back of the shirts and was connected to an adult chat line.
T-shirts were handed out to all students participating in the Oct. 16 jog-a-thon during recess and recalled before students left at the end of the day, Principal Jackie Howland said. The school believes that all of the T-shirts were retrieved, but parents were called just in case, Howland said.
The T-shirts featured the school mascot – a lion – running with a 1-800 number featuring words instead of numbers.
The number was written as a cute slogan for the jog-a-thon, but turned out to be an actual number, said Rosemary Gladden, public information officer for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
Linda Vista PTA is not the first group to make a mistake with that exact spoof number. The two word 800 number shows up online as part of a popular running slogan sold on T-shirts and merchandise.
But a Google search for the 1-800 number on its own returns news articles and blogs about schools in Ohio and Iowa that made the same mistake.
The 1-800 number goes to an adult chat phone line.
There was round of applause at Tuesday night's Newport News city council meeting for a local girl taking action and getting results.
Kayleigh Crimmins has been raising money to buy bullet resistant vests for police dogs.
This one will go to a Newport News sheriff's department K-9 called Vader.
This is the fifth one she has bought with money from selling her toys on Craigslist.
"I think she is amazing I think she is determined I think she loves dogs, and there's no end to this she's made that very clear," says Kayleigh's mother Lee.
Kayleigh has also been holding yard sales and recently started a new project, 'Cans for K-9's' to help with her fundraising efforts.
|Mark Mckinzie Family Needs Your Help !|
Mercy and Wayne Yaeger are looking for help for their oldest son, Mark Mckinzie. Mark, a 20 year old Wor Wic student, was having trouble concentrating due to persistent headaches. Then one august evening he had a seizure. A CAT scan revealed Mark had a brain tumor. He was flown to John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where emergency surgery was performed. After several surgeries, more than 95% of the tumor was removed.
Mark must now face extensive physical therapy and then radiation and chemotherapy treatments to treat the portion o the tumor that could not be removed in surgery. Health insurance covers portion of Mark’s care, but Mark’s mother, father and two younger brothers are facing a financial battle involving lost wages, mounting medical expenses, and the cost of commuting and staying in lodging to be by his side.
If you would like to help his family, there is a Spaghetti Dinner, DJ Dance and Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on October 17th at the Elks Lodge #1624 in Pocomoke.
For more information or to make donations contact Kathy Perry at (410) 202-6101 or Bert and Sandy Ramsay at (410) 957-2524.
Details: There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Golf Ball Drop and more. It will be held at the Elks Lodge #1624 in Pocomoke on October 17 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00 per person and carryout will be $10.00.