Creation Studies Institute Team Digs Dinosaur Bones in Montana

A team of 15 from Creation Studies Institute (CSI) composed of Executive Director Tom DeRosa and participants of all ages from all over the United States participated in the 2015 Dino Dig, July 15-19 in Montana. The goal was to unearth the remains of dinosaurs that once roamed the earth while making the vital connection to God’s Word. Since 2005 CSI has brought many together to meet at the heart of the Badlands in Glendive, Montana. Dinosaurs like the famous Tyrannosaurs along with Triceratops, Pachycephalasaurs, Hadrosaurids (duck bills) and many others roamed this area, which is identified as the Hell […]

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ReadingPals To Expand Program For Children

ReadingPals, a program that connects volunteer tutors with students Pre-K through 3rd grade, has received $14,000 from The Community Foundation of Broward and the City of Fort Lauderdale. The donation will go towards the expansion of ReadingPals to Northside Elementary School and North Folk Elementary School, which are both scheduled to start October 2015. United Way of Broward County will purchase books for the students and all necessary supplies for the volunteers. ReadingPals generates a lifetime love of the written word and strives to improve reading and comprehension skills to ensure children are reading at grade level by the end […]

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Family Gives “Little Hugs” to Needy Children in Son’s Name

After the sudden loss of their son a year ago, the Batchelder Family has given new purpose to their lives by starting a foundation in his memory. The family had been on vacation in Lake Burton, Georgia, when 7-year-old Ryan was tragically killed in a boating accident last summer. “We have been blessed with so much love from the people around us, I wanted to give back,” said Meg Fitzgerald Batchelder, Ryan’s mother and Founder of The Ryan Batchelder Foundation. “My husband came up with the idea to fulfill Ryan’s dreams by comforting children in need with the gift of […]

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Feeding South Florida Appoints New Board of Directors Officers

Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida, is pleased to announce several recent appointments to the organization’s Board of Directors. Previous members of the board, Harris Siskind has been appointed as board chair, Diana Brooks as immediate past board chair, Benny Gonzalez as board treasurer, and Eddie Rivera as board secretary. New members appointed to the board include Michael Block, Carolyn Bolton and Don Hsieh. “We are very pleased,” said Vélez. “All of these individuals are highly respected members of the professional and local community, and are truly passionate about ending hunger in South Florida.” Feeding South Florida’s mission is […]

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Local Woman Fitted with World’s First-of-its-Kind Prosthetic Hand

Born missing her right arm below the elbow and three fingers on her left hand due to Amniotic Band Syndrome, Lizbeth Uzcategui, a 43-year old resident of Fort Lauderdale, has been wearing a prosthetic since she was three years old. Over the years, Lizbeth has experimented with a variety of prosthetics to maintain her busy and active lifestyle, but prosthetic options that fit her petite size were limited. On July 21, Uzcategui became the first woman amputee to be fitted with the i-limb™ quantum, the newest, smartest and smallest bionic hand. South Florida-based Hanger Clinician Matthew Klein CPO (L) and […]

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Veteran Receives New Home As A Gift

For USMC Lance Corporal Nick Ellis, July 17’s Building Homes for Heroes Welcome Home ceremony was both heartwarming and bittersweet. Ellis, a South Florida Marine Corps veteran, who was gifted a mortgage-free home in Oakland Park, Florida, just learned the news a few hours prior about his fellow Marine and friend, Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, being killed in a tragic shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee the day before. On the verge of tears, Ellis said, “I believe, and I’m accepting this home on behalf of Thomas as well because he’s a good man.” Sullivan helped Ellis in 2005 during the Battle of […]

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DOH-BROWARD EARNS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County(DOH-Broward) is pleased to receive the Large Local Health Department of the Year award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) at the 2015 Annual Conference. The award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of small, medium and large local health departments for their innovation, creativity and impact on their community. “We are proud to receive NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year Award,” said Paula Thaqi, M.D., M.P.H, director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. “The award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of […]

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Homosexual Ban Unsustainable

(WNS)–The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 to defend its right to prohibit homosexual leaders from its ranks. It spent a decade and millions of dollars on the case Boy Scouts of America v. Dale. In May, the BSA conceded those hard-won gains when its national president, Robert Gates, said the organization’s ban on homosexual leaders needs to be changed to “deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.” Gates said “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”   When […]

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Emanuel AME Pastor Remembered for Loving Others

(WNS)–Clementa Pinckney, senior pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., was remembered by colleagues and friends as a godly man who cared deeply for others. Pinckney was murdered along with eight of his parishioners on June 17 as he led a prayer service. “What stood out more than his big frame and booming voice was his astronomical heart he had for his fellow man,” said state Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler. Pinckney’s empty desk in the Senate chamber was draped in black and covered in flowers as fellow lawmakers mourned his loss. “He had a core not many of […]

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Trail Life USA & American Heritage Girls Align as Christian Alternative to Scouting

Trail Life USA (TLUSA) and American Heritage Girls (AHG), the Christian based alternatives to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, entered into an historic agreement with a Memorandum of Ministry Alliance on June 25th. Under the terms of the alliance, which has been approved by both board of directors, each organization has agreed to support the other in their shared missions for spiritual and character development of youth through Christ-centered programming. The alliance will further contribute to the phenomenal growth of both organizations by allowing Troops to operate side by side with a shared Charter Organization, typically a church. The groups […]

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