(From left) Sister Mary Laurene Brown displays the symbolic IB Liberia prize check with winner Welleh Cooper and an official of IB Liberia. -Presents US$1,000.00 young scholarThe International Bank Liberia Limited (IB) has congratulated the winner of MoneyGram Liberia’s Inaugural Essay Competition, student Welleh Cooper of the Spiritan Academy for emerging first place.Ms. Cooper, who is a 12th grader at the elite school run by one of the country’s most respected educators, Sister Mary Laurene Brown, applied to the MoneyGram essay competition through IB, and came first place out of 59 entries from Montserrado County.In recognition of her selection, Money Gram International has awarded the 12th grader with a prize of US$1,000 in school materials and US$500 in personal school support.In her essay, the inspiring writer and scholar mentioned that her school (Spiritan Academy) is supporting a reading room project in Gbarpolu County. In support of this reading room project and in recognition of her selection, IB has donated an additional US$1,000 worth of school materials to the Spiritan Academy.The presentation was made Wednesday on the Spiritan School campus during devotion with the administration, staff and students, appreciating IB for the gesture.“We want to congratulate winner Cooper and all the participants in the essay competition,” the bank said in a statement. “We therefore remain committed to supporting Liberia’s educational system in ways that will help enhance not only quality education but build and support a future Liberia and a well-rounded citizenry.”Sister Mary Laurene, the founder and principal of the school, lauded IB for the initiative, noting that it is good way to motivate students in the country.The veteran educator, who is also the president of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, indicated that she will continue to ensure that kids get the best of education at the school.Meanwhile, IB has granted student Cooper a full year scholarship — for this academic year 2018-2019 as she is already in terminal class.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 17-year-old who broke out of juvenile hall was taken into custody Friday, but three other teenagers who escaped with him, including one jailed for attempted murder, remained at large, police said. Probation officers learned that Kenny Mack was at a friend’s house and went there to take him into custody, said Officer Mike Lopez. Mack and three other 17-year-olds used bed sheets to climb out of a unit of the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar before dawn Thursday, police said. They later carjacked a motorist by pretending they had a handgun and forced him to take them to South Los Angeles, where they fled, according to authorities. The driver was not hurt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Mack’s arrest came after the family of one of the teens, Isaiah Walker, urged him to surrender. “Isaiah, come home. Call us, let us know where you are. We love you,” his mother, Monique Shears, said at a news conference. Authorities say Walker was recently convicted of attempted murder and was awaiting sentencing. He faced up to 75 years in state prison. Mack, who was charged with vehicle theft, will be taken back to juvenile hall and face additional charges for escape and possibly carjacking, said Ed Anhalt, superintendent of the Sylmar facility. Darral Duncan and Nicholas Pipkins were being held on burglary, robbery, possession and concealed weapons charges, authorities said. Walker’s mother said her son was on suicide watch. His aunt, Moeshea Walker, said he called her shortly after his escape. “He was afraid, he was afraid, don’t know what to do,” Walker said, adding that she urged him to surrender. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
RAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 20th April 2012Donegal Youth Service Community Employment ProjectA vacancy for a Youth Support Worker (19.5 hours per week) has arisen in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Applicants must be eligible for FAS Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). For further details or an application form please contact Lee Stephenson on 074 9129630 or send CV (with PPSN) to Lee Stephenson, FAS Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny or call into the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th May 2012. Well done!The Family Resource Centre would like to extend heartiest congratulations and well done to the 5th & 6th Class pupils of St. Eunan’s National School, Raphoe and Miss Mc Monagle for their magnificent achievement in winning 1st Prize in Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition. Congratulations to all involved!Cooking On a BudgetThe Cooking on a Budget course is now full and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your keen interest. The course is supported by the HSE National Lottery Block Allocation 2011.Tea DancesThe Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.ASISTFor each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796. Safe TALK TrainingThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMESNEW TIMETABLETuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Cafe 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Cafe Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pmRegistration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided. JOB CLUBThis course will from Monday 14th May – 1st June 2012 (10.30am – 1.30 daily.) inRaphoe Family Resource Centre Ltd, William St., RaphoeContents: will includeC.V Preparation & Letter WritingInterview Preparation & TechniquesIdentify Your Individual Skills and StrengthsConfidence & Assertiveness BuildingTargeting and Sourcing JobsCareer & Progression PlanningExplore Training OpportunitiesBasic Computer Skills & Use of the InternetDevelop Effective Communication Skills and Progression PathsTalks from Support Agencies – Regional Employment Service, Donegal Local Development Co Ltd SYOB and the Dept Social Protection,Telephone 07198 58959 for more details or to book a place.Training is voluntary, FREE and totally confidential.An allowance of €20 per week is given for out of pocket expensesSocial Welfare Payments will NOT be affected.Job Club is an initiative of Donegal Local Development Co. Ltd and the Dept of Social ProtectionANNUAL IRISH NIGHT.The Annual Irish Night will take place in Carnone Hall on Friday 27th April from 9.00 p.m. – 12.00 midnight. Music by Mc Elhinney’s Band, proceeds in aid of St. Josephs Hospital comfort fund. Admission €8.00. Everyone Welcome.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Friday night last Raphoe schoolboy boxer Ulster Champion Christy Stokes was in action at the National Stadium Dublin and Christy turned in a great display of guts and courage only to lose out to Irish champion Kieran Molloy of Oughterard Co. Galway.The Club are staging a fundraising draw at the moment and tickets are on sale for a Manchester United Jersey that is autographed by all the first team players and tickets are keenly priced at €5.00 each and can be had from any club member.Anyone wishing to purchase a D.V.D. of the recent boxing tournament in the Cathedral Hall can do so by contacting Simon Barr or any member of the boxing club. The D.V.D. is keenly priced at €10.00 with all proceeds going to the local club.SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEThe HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are welcome. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 20th, 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: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES