Anglican Communion’s newest province appoints dean of cathedral in Alexandria,…

first_img Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Africa, Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Alexandria Mouneer Anis has appointed the Very Rev. David Aziz to become the dean of the Episcopal/Anglican Cathedral of St. Mark in Alexandria, Egypt, and the churches of the Alexandria region. In a special service to commemorate the event, Anis said, “Today I appoint one of my sons to assume this great responsibility, which is to take care of the parish of Christ in this great city, the city of Alexandria, whose soil was watered with the blood of the martyrs in the era of the Romans and those who sacrificed their lives for Christ.”The service was attended by several members of the Egyptian Parliament and executive leaders in Alexandria, representatives of the Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox churches, the Renaissance Church, the Catholic Church, the Church of Christ, the Egyptian Family House and a delegate from Al-Azhar Al-Sharif.The Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East was inaugurated in 1976, and Egypt and North Africa was a diocese within it. In January 2020, Anglican primates approved the decision of the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee to recognize the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa as the new autonomous Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, serving 10 countries. It is the 41st province of the Anglican Communion.Read the full article here. Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion’s newest province appoints dean of cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 7, 2021 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Middle East Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Blue Cross uses dogs for mobile contactless fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis293 Blue Cross uses dogs for mobile contactless fundraising Animal charity Blue Cross has started to fundraise using dogs that wear coats that handle contactless donations from mobile phones.The first dogs to join the Tap Dogs team are Smudge the golden Labrador; Maverick the border collie; Cherry the lurcher, Ralph the old English sheepdog cross and Rosie the chocolate Labrador. They are helping to fundraise at the charity’s public events across the country. Their contactless devices accept donations of £2.A Blue Cross staff member said:“Using a dog coat, we’ve sewn a pocket into it that holds the contactless payment device. Each time we tap the donation device it gives a £2 payment to Blue Cross”.The dogs have worn coats before and the device only makes a small bleep so the charity is confident that the activity will not distress the dogs.The staff member added: Advertisement “We really like the idea of our events dogs that are lucky and loved in their homes to help dogs and other pets that are less fortunate. So hopefully members of the public will come along and pat our dogs and tap to make a donation to Blue Cross”.All of the Tap Dogs are behaviour-assessed Blue Cross event dogs, owned by volunteers. They regularly visit events and schools to raise awareness of many different aspects of pet welfare but they have never before had the chance to play such a direct role in helping the charity raise funds.Blue Cross claims that its Tap Dogs are “the world’s first canine fundraisers”.Smudge at work for Blue Cross – pet and tap to donate £2.The technology used to take contactless payment is PayPal Here. The device can only be activated by the volunteers and will only work when the chosen payment card is pressed up against the card reader; chip and pin, and swipe options are available, and volunteers can also provide receipts and issue refunds if required.  395 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis293 Howard Lake | 19 May 2016 | News Tagged with: animals contactless mobile https://www.instagram.com/p/BFjdi-7B8en/  394 total views,  3 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Six-month lockout ends at ATI

first_imgATI workers and union supporters rally in downtown Pittsburgh last September.The specialty steel company Allegheny Technologies Inc. has ended its lockout of the workers. After demanding the Steelworkers union hold a vote on an extremely concessionary contract, ATI locked out 2,200 workers at 12 plants in six states on Aug. 15, 2015. The company didn’t even give the union time to schedule a vote.When bargaining started last spring, ATI’s “final offer” included almost 145 givebacks. Agreeing to the company’s demands would have cost each worker thousands of dollars annually and “eroded decades of collective bargaining gains.” (usw.org)In all 12 plants, including seven in Pennsylvania, solidarity on the picket line remained strong as the lockout dragged on. The company mistakenly thought it could starve the workers into submission. The union members knew they were fighting an illegal lockout, a fact affirmed in December when the National Labor Relations Board charged ATI with just that, requiring that ATI pay the workers for lost wages and return to the bargaining table.Details of the new agreement have not been released, but the union revealed in January that ATI was backing off from major health care cuts and an inferior pension plan for future workers. ATI workers have yet to vote on the tentative agreement and also on terms to return to work. If they approve the new contract, it will not be long before they are collecting a paycheck again.Throughout the fight, “picket line heroes” emerged and were honored on the Steelworkers’ website. Members were profiled for their dedication of time and energy well above their expected duties on the picket line. The end of the lockout came about because the workers “showed us all the strength that we can have when we stand together in unflinching solidarity,” according to Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Migrant deaths: Who’s the REAL culprit?

first_imgIt didn’t have to happen. But, tragically, it did. And most likely, it may not be the last time. On March 2, 12 people were killed instantly when the SUV they traveled in was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer truck on a California highway. The accident happened on the outskirts of Holtville, about 40 miles west of the Arizona border and 12 miles from the border with Mexico.Thirteen people died — one of the travelers succumbed later from injuries. The majority of those killed were from Mexico, while others were from Guatemala. The ages of the dead ranged from 20 to 55, with the youngest injured being 15 years old.  A SUV normally seats a maximum of seven people but this SUV carried an astounding 25 people! The main question is not how this happened but why?News reports stated that it is not unusual for smugglers to be paid tens of thousands of dollars to transport workers — forced to leave their homelands due to economic hardship and political repression — across the border. One of the dead was a young Guatemalan woman hoping to go to college.  But this accident is not an isolated incident. It just made the major news due to the shocking loss of life. Car accidents are reportedly commonplace at this border crossing near the Imperial Valley. This is a rich California agricultural area where thousands of migrants work for low wages, under terrible working conditions, picking lettuce, leafy greens and melons.   Many, many im/migrants continue to try to cross into the U.S., seeking survival. According to the Oct. 14 Texas Tribune, during the fiscal year of 2020 that ended Sept. 30, the notorious U.S. Border Patrol apprehended over 400,000 people at the southwest border of the U.S. and Mexico. Close to 58,000 additional Latinx people were turned away at points of entry there. Along the Laredo, Texas, border, there was an increase in the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended, from 2,521 in 2019 to 2,641 in 2020, a 5% jump. (tinyurl.com/k73myj9c) Thousands of migrants and their children have been detained for months in the U.S. under unsanitary, inhumane conditions.  The Washington Post reports that the number of detained migrant children has tripled over the past two weeks to 3,250. (March 8, 2020)So the tragic car accident near Holtville was not an isolated incident. As a 2018 statement by Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) said: “To fight for im/migrants, we must get rid of ICE entirely. It means dismantling concentration camps for immigrants and tearing down any racist border wall. Fighting for refugees means understanding that many im/migrants are fleeing conditions at home created by the U.S. And we must understand the global character of this crisis.“The root cause of migration in this age is imperialism, the highest stage of capitalist development. Whether through wars and military strikes in the Middle East, far-right coups in Honduras in 2009 and Brazil in 2016, or draining countries’ wealth so they are unable to respond to natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, imperialism creates the conditions that im/migrants and refugees are fleeing.” (tinyurl.com/5vjetu9x)If the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or the racist Border Patrol that protects it did not exist, 25 people would not have made a choice to be packed into an SUV and make that dangerous journey. No matter who occupies the White House, U.S. immigration policy will not fundamentally change as long as U.S. imperialism exists to superexploit the peoples of the world and their resources.This murderous system took the lives of those who died on a California highway on March 2 — and is taking the lives of thousands more. Open the borders! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EPA Administrator Address WOTUS, RFS

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleOil Falls to Six Year Low Gary Truitt EPA Administrator Address WOTUS, RFS  Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Administrator Address WOTUS, RFS  Gina McCarthyEPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union at its convention on Monday that she is renaming the Waters of the U.S. rule the Clean Water Rule. She told attendees she wishes EPA would have done a better job of rolling out its Clean Water Rule – from calling it WOTUS instead of the Clean Water Rule – to not being more clear about what EPA was and was not proposing – to not talking to farmers and others before EPA put out the interpretive rule. McCarthy says the Clean Water Rule boils down to three simple facts. First – one in three Americans get their drinking water from streams and wetlands that lack clear protection from pollution today. Second – the U.S. economy canwed, concern about erosional features will be fixed, and the only ditches EPA is interested in are ones that are natural or constructed streams that have to have the amount, duration and frequency of flow to look, act and function like a tributary. She says the exclusions and exemptions for agriculture in the Clean Water Act absolutely won’t change.’t function without clean water. Third – the species Americans depend on and the places they love for recreation can’t survive without it. As EPA prepares to send the rule to the Office of Management and Budget – McCarthy says the definition of tributaries will be narroAs for the Renewable Fuel Standard – McCarthy says EPA know it has to move ahead and finalize volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016. She says biofuels are an important part of President Obama’s energy strategy – helping curb U.S. dependence on foreign oil, cut carbon pollution and drive innovation. She says her agency is committed to catching up and getting the RFS back on track. EPA wants to issue an RFS standard that can last over a number of years and provide certainty to the renewable fuels industry – according to McCarthy.last_img read more

Garda video initiative goes on trial in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Email Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleUL to host 2019 Collingwood Cup FinalsNext articleWebsite uncovers Newcastle West’s hidden gems Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsGarda video initiative goes on trial in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 5, 2018 2020 Garda Bryan Duddy displaying the new Garda video app alongside his specially equipped BMW motorbike.Photo: Brian ArthurAN INITIATIVE that involves live video footage from traffic checkpoints bring transmitted to Garda headquarters is being piloted in Limerick city in a bid to curb criminal activity.The footage, captured by mobile phone or motorbike mounted cameras by road policing Gardaí in Limerick, is beamed to Dublin through a new Garda mobile app used by members of the units.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Video from Garda checkpoints or from pursuits is transmitted directly to Garda headquarters in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.While Garda management is understood to be reviewing the application of the system nationwide, the details of a full implementation is being teased out as the feed has no evidential use in court case as it is not stored or recorded.However it is seen as a significant advance in the Garda’s efforts to detect and prosecute criminal activity. While the initiative was introduced on a trial basis, its implementation across all Garda divisions will require additional funding from the Department of Justice.Garda Bryan Duddy told the Limerick Post that “embracing technology in the context of modern policing is both exciting and challenging.“It will change the future of the way we police and it will increase the visibility and effectiveness of Gardaí on the roads,” he said.Garda Duddy, who is a member of the Roads Policing Unit at Henry Street Garda Station, added that the new technology will greatly benefit traffic policing.The Limerick-based Garda is using a new state-of-the-art BMW RT1200 motorbike which is also equipped with technology that can relay scan number plates of cars.The bike is fitted with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology which has the ability to scan the registration plates of up to 150 cars in three minutes.The system eliminates the need for officers to call in driver or car details to a station.Aside from the bike’s capabilities in relaying live feed information as well as the ANPR features, the bike can go from 0 to 60kmph in three seconds and and has a top speed of 240kmph.The bike and its technology can be seen this Friday from 2pm to 7pm at the Crescent Shopping Centre.center_img TAGSCrimeLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Four men arrested in Derry as part of dissident probe

first_img Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleNational MRSA fall reflected in LetterkennyNext articleSoccer – League Of Ireland Results News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – July 17, 2010 center_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Police investigating dissident republican activity have made four new arrests in Derry.They men, aged 36, 38, 42 and 44, were arrested just before midnight last night and brought to Antrim police station for questioning.A week ago, five men were arrested on the Louth Armagh border on suspicion of trying to move explosives across the border.It happened when three cars were stopped by Gardai as part of a planned operation against dissident republicans. Four men arrested in Derry as part of dissident probe HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

Meeting opposing EU Stability Treaty in Dungloe tonight

first_img Facebook Pinterest Meeting opposing EU Stability Treaty in Dungloe tonight WhatsApp Twitter News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Socialist MEP Paul Murphy travels to Dungloe this evening to attend a meeting opposing the EU Stability Treaty. Donegal South West Deputy Thomas Pringle and Cllr John Campbell will also address the gathering at the Temple Crone centre.Paul Murphy says the treaty is inextricably linked with water charges and other taxes which, he claims, are designed to perpetuate the austerity model.He believes Donegal’s high level of non-payment of the Household Charge will have a bearing on how the vote on the treaty turns out on May 31st..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/pmurp830.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – April 27, 2012 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleRepresentatives of Google and Trip Advisor attend Failte Ireland Northwest eventNext articleDeputy MacLochlainn says Central Bank Governor has overstepped mark News Highland Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Traffic calming measures sought for Ramelton approach road

first_img Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Pinterest Facebook Traffic calming measures sought for Ramelton approach road Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal men cleared over homeless man’s death in AustraliaNext articleDungannon’s long wait for title over – Manager Chris Rafferty News Highland Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 21, 2020 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Road Safety Department at Donegal County Council is to carry out a safety survey on the Milford side of Ramelton at Coylin Court. It follows major concern over the speed some motorists are travelling towards the village with ongoing calls for traffic calming measures to be installed there.The Council is also liaising with the Gardai who have committed to monitor the situation closely.Local Cllr John O’Donnell says it’s important that measures be implemented there as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/johnramelton.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Banks couple celebrates 68th anniversary

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 celebration MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLDick and Jean Barr celebrated 68 years of marriage on Monday. While they celebrated, they shared memories of their beginnings.Laughter is good for the soul and it’s also good for “an old man who can’t see anymore,” said John Dick Barr Jr. as he settled back in his favorite chair to savor the memories of 68 years of marriage.His bride, Jean, was “off in Troy” and he took the opportunity of her absence to do a little bragging on her.“When I saw Jean for the first time, she was singing in the choir at Oberlin College in Ohio. I thought she was the cutest little girl there ever was,” Barr said. “She really caught my eye.” Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Judge Allen stands by decision Since issuing a statement taking the Pike County Probate Office out of the “marriage business” Pike County Probate Judge Wes… read more Email the author Sponsored Content Print Article This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… The Barrs celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Monday at their home in Banks. Barr said he wasn’t interested in going out on their anniversary. He would be satisfied with whatever was in the refrigerator and time with that little girl who is “still as cute as she ever was.”When Dick Barr first saw Jean Williams at Oberlin College, he was serving his country with the United States Marines.“I wanted to go out with her but she was engaged,” Barr said. “I told her we could go out for a hamburger, just as friends, and she finally agreed.” Skip By Jaine Treadwell Banks couple celebrates 68th anniversary Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Jean Williams agreed to several friendly meetings with Barr over the next six weeks. Then he was shipped out to China. They corresponded for a while, then not at all. He gave up thoughts of ever seeing that cute little girl again.“When I got out of the service, I looked into the GI Bill as a way to go to college,” Barr said. “Several of my buddies were going back to Oberlin College and I decided to go back, too.”As Barr was walking across the Oberlin campus one day, he heard someone yell, “Hey, Dick Barr Jr. from Banks, Alabama.”“I looked up and saw that cute little girl waving to me from three stories up in the dormitory,” he said. “I told her to come down and we’d talk over old times.” Book Nook to reopen The couple talked as friends but Barr was “very much interested.”“I saw that I was making a little headway and I kept at it,” Barr said, laughing. “Time rocked on and Jean was going home to Troy, Pennsylvania. I offered to take her and finally she agreed. It was 300 miles and I enjoyed every mile.”Barr found favor with Jean Williams’ family and, before long, she agreed to become Mrs. John Dick Barr Jr.In June 1947, Dick Barr Jr. and his mom and dad drove from Banks, Alabama, to Troy, Pennsylvania for him to take a bride, the cute little Jean Williams.“We got married in the Methodist church that Jean had grown up in,” Barr said. “We stayed around for a while after the ceremony before we left on our honeymoon to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was late and we were afraid we’d lose our reservations so we stopped and got ice cream cones for our wedding supper.”A few days later, the young married couple arrived in Auburn where he was enrolled at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. And the groom had a surprise waiting for his bride – a 20×14-foot house that he had built for her in five days time and for $500.Barr said he had searched to no avail to find a home sweet home for him and his bride.“Back then, there was no place in Auburn for married couples to live,” he said. “I’d looked everywhere. Finally, I found this old man that said I could build a little house on his land and not have to pay him a cent. But, when I finished school, the house would be his. I took him up on that.”Barr raked and scraped for building supplies and enlisted the help of his dad and a couple of Bullock County boys, who were cousins. Together, they built a house for him and his bride that had a bedroom, a kitchen and a bath and electric lights and running water.The Auburn newspaper carried a story about the young API student who built a house for his bride “There was a picture in the paper of us cutting a watermelon on the porch,” Barr said. “It was a little house but Jean said she was so proud of me and she wanted everybody to see our house.”And Barr said he was proud for everybody to see that cute little girl that was his wife.Jean Barr arrived home Monday in time to do a little bragging on her husband who is the best husband in the world and the finest man she’s ever known.When the Barrs moved to Banks, his “hometown,” Barr wanted to farm but not cotton or peanuts. He loved animals so he thought dairy farming would be his calling.“My family was in the dairy business in Pennsylvania and Dick appreciated the way the family worked together at the dairy,” Jean Barr said. “He wanted that kind of life for us.”The Barrs and their children, John Dick III and Suzanne, built a strong family bond at Tiago Way Dairy in Banks. The Barrs’ marriage remains strong at 68 years and counting and all because he loves her “dearly and she loves me.”last_img read more