A mass was held at the Catholic Church of Saint Ann, Marietta, Ga., on June 7 for Ronald Martin Meyers, 76, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Union City. He passed away May 30. He was born in Union City to Ethel Valentine and Frederick Meyers. He graduated high school from Saint Michael’s, and attended college at Villanova. His senior year at Villanova he was drafted by the NFL to play for the Cleveland Browns. Ronald was an avid sports fan, and he delighted in his family and storytelling. He was a member of the Catholic Church of Saint Ann, and a past member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Ronald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Laquidara Meyers; daughters Lisa Stevens (Tim) and Courtney Hobbs (Jeff); and grandchildren, Jordan, Kinsley, and Madeline Stevens, Jackson and Aiden Hobbs.Services arranged by the H.M. Patterson Canton Hill Chapel, Mariettea, Ga.
President David Granger departed Guyana on Sunday evening for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to attend the Sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), where he will be delivering a special address. The Head of State was accompanied by his Political Assistant, William Cox, and his Aide-de-Camp, Major Mark St. Clair.The Assembly and associated meetings will be held at the Furama International Conference Centre in Da Nang, Vietnam.The GEF Assembly, governing body of the GEF, comprises 183 countries. It meets every four years to review policies, review and evaluate its operations, review membership of the facility, and consider for approval, amendments to the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility.
…pledges to deepen cultural ties with GuyanaPresident David Granger on Wednesday accepted a letter of credence from Ebu Jones at the Ministry of the Presidency, accrediting him as the new Surinamese Ambassador to Guyana.With the appointment of the new Ambassador, both Guyana and Suriname are seeking to improve their bilateral relationship through initiatives for sustainable development.In the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings and Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddell, Ambassador Jones posited that his country is looking at deepening cultural ties with Guyana.According to him, both countries have displayed mutual respect and understanding for each other since the establishment of their bilateral relationship in 1975, which has witnessed continuous collaboration in a number of sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health. Going forward, Suriname is also seeking to boost trading operations with Guyana with the prospects of other collaborations.“The Government of Suriname believes that the main focus and coopFrom left: Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings; Suriname Ambassador to Guyana Ebu Jones; President David Granger; and Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddelleration should be placed on achieving sustainability and in the pursuit of the development of country and people. It is therefore important and necessary that an atmosphere of peace, togetherness and friendship is being sustained. Emphasis should be placed on what binds us rather than what divides us,” the newly accredited Ambassador related.He added, “There is even more potential for collaboration in the sustainable use of our natural resources as well as exploring environmental tourism and agriculture opportunities both countries have to offer. Suriname also looks forward towards deepening the cultural relationship and intensifying economic trade activities.”President David Granger acknowledged his letter of credence, adding that the main focus will surround regional peace. This includes the elimination of illegal migration and money laundering among other issues which are seen as threats.“Guyana is committed towards ensuring that the South American continent remains a zone of peace. Peace in our region could be endangered by transnational threats such as trafficking of illegal weapons, narcotics and people; illegal migration; money laundering, environmental hazards and territorial controversies,” the president said.The idea of eradicating these issues were welcomed by both countries, who saw the appointment as an opportunity to combat difficult challenges faced in the past. As was mentioned, there is a large count of persons from the Guyanese Diaspora, who have been residing and contributing economically to Suriname.“Guyana looks forward to working with Suriname within the ambit of the Caribbean Community and the Guyana Suriname Corporation Council, to continue to improve trade, to intensify cultural, economic, environmental and social cooperation to combat transnational threats.”The new Ambassador had previously held the position of Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Next year, the countries will celebrate 45 years since the establishment of bilateral ties.
The Friday Open was won by that little dark horse from Carn JJ Lafferty  with 38pts. In second place was Dermot Doherty [g] with 35pts and in third spot was retired President Frank Harkin  with 34pts.The Saturday Open was played in bitterly cold windy conditions and taking top place was 9 handicapper John McHale with 36pts. One of the hardy Dungiven crew John Mullan took 2nd with 34pts. Thomas Duddy  took 3rd also with 34pts. Denis Clancy  made an appearance in 4th place on 34pts also. The Gross went to Cormac McGeady  with 26 gross pts.Sunday was Christmas party day on both courses with everybody fighting to win a box of Pringles. On the Glashedy Paul Cox  with 38pts. Paul shouldn’t really be allowed out on tough days like that. In 2nd place was a man who is well used standing out in all weathers through the years was Bernard McClure  also with 38pts. There was about 20 other prizewinners on that course but i can’t be bothered telling you anything about them.On the Old course our resident Pro Gareth Mc Causland  took the Pringles with 37pts, he was helped by a run of 7 birdies between the 7th and 14th holes. Although his Christmas jumper was crap. In 2nd place was an ex Captain Paid Sweeney who could be seen from outer space with a score of 37pts. There was about another 20 prizes on this course as well but sure who cares.It turned out a great evening and night in the clubhouse so kudos to Eamon Sweeney and his entertainment team.Forthcoming Events & Fixtures Festive Opens at Ballyliffin Golf Club only €25 for visitors. Dates for festive opens: Friday 23rd Dec, Sat 24th Dec, Mon 26th Dec, Tues 27th Dec, Wed 28th Dec, Fri 30th Dec, Sat 31st Dec. Contact us on 0749378100 to book.‘Little dark horse from Carn’ wins the Friday Open at Ballyliffin was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
You can send your local news to [email protected] All submissions welcomed.ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTESThe St.Johnston and Carrigans Social Services bus outing will be on Saturday June 23rd leaving Carrigans at 12pm and St.Johnston at 12.15pm. If you wish to go, please leave your name in the Resource Centre or ring Sarah on 087-7489181 before Friday 15th June. Karate Classes: Starting on Thursday 5th April from 6 to 7pm. To suit all ages.€5 per session. At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston. Tel: 00447729732691 for more information.The History Links Project is currently looking for new participants for the St.Johnston, Newtown and Burt group. The group currently meets in Monreagh Heritage Centre on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The group is newly formed and welcomes anyone from the wider area with an interest in local history. Over the coming months there will be trips away and meetings with groups from other areas. Come along and give it a go and get to know more about your area. For more information call Stephen McNamee or Kathleen Bonner at the History Links Projects on 0749141958.Fundraising Table Quiz: The table, Saturday 14th April. Starting at 8.30 pm sharp.Teams of 4, €20 per team. Spot Prizes. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Tea and coffee available.At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.For Information call: 074 91 48551.Training for Taxi Drivers: Are you a taxi driver or thinking about setting up a hackney business. St Johnston & Carrigans are offering training and support for drivers to take the Small Public Service Vehicle test. This training will provide the learner with up to date information, legislation, basic rules and regulations required to operate in the Small Public Service Vehicle industry and the area knowledge, routes and fares test. For more information contact: 074 91 48551. Regional Employment Outreach: The Regional Employment Outreach Service can help long term unemployed to get back into fulltime employment, identify training opportunities, prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more. So if you wish to avail of the service: The Outreach Officer will be in attendance in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston on Wednesday 4th April 2012 from 11am to 1pm. No appointment necessary. For further information contact Helen or Mary on: 074 9128010.This service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is totally confidential.Upcoming Courses:Dress making for beginners.Occupational First Aid.For more information contact the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.Whist Drive: A Whist Drive will be held on Monday 30th April 2012, starting at 8pm sharp. €5 per person, a light supper will be served.Youth Club at the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmGuitar Lessons: Every Tuesday in the drop-in centre, €30 per person for 8 lessons. Beginners from, 4pm to 5pm and improvers from 5pm to 7pm. For further information contact the Resource Centre on 9148551.Walk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Irish Dancing classes for fun or for competition age 3 yrs upwards. Fully qualified and experienced teacher with over 20 years experience having trained Ulster, All Ireland and World Champions. On every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm, Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 11.00pm. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-950 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437.Forever Crafts: The Forever Crafts, at the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. New members are always welcome.Parent Toddler Group: This group runs every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in the old playgroup building, at Church Lane, St. Johnston. This group provides a relaxed setting for young children to meet socialise and play with their own age group and for mums/dads/grandparents or carers to have a cuppa and a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.Lunch Club: Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every second Wednesday from 11am-1.30pm. The next Lunch Club will be held on 11th April 2012. New members always welcome! Transport can be provided. For more information contact Teresa McDermott or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.Jiving Class: Jiving classes have started at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10.00pm. Everybody from beginners to experienced is welcome. Cost €5 per Adult. Pilates: Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm.Line Dancing: Every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm.Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124.Laggan Historical Society: On Thursdays from 10 am—12.30pm, Ulster Scott’s Heritage Centre, Monreagh, Carrigans. Are you interested in Local Knowledge to share? A new informal History group, that’s open to all.Meet like minded folk, listen to guest speakers, and take a field trip somewhere interesting. For more information call: 074 91 40708.Clothes Bank: There is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazines: There is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery Recycling: St.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES