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15 Dec 18
Natchitoches Parish Journal

NSU– Northwestern State University conferred degrees to 922 graduates who completed coursework in the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters. The commencement speaker was State Sen. Gerald Long. Fall graduates listed by hometown (in Natchitoches and surrounding parishes) are as follows: Alexandria — Lindsey McGinity, Associate of Science in Nursing; Abbigail Barton, Taylor Benjamin, Bachelor […]

15 Dec 18
More UK News

Watch: British sailor Goodall returns to shore after rescue Sailor Susie Goodall says she would attempt the Golden Globe Race again “in a heartbeat”, despite having to be rescued after her boat capsized. The 29-year-old Briton lost her mast when her boat pitchpoled during the non-stop solo round-the-world race. She made it back to dry […]

14 Dec 18
Natchitoches Times

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University conferred degrees to 922 graduates who completed coursework in the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters.  The commencement speaker was State Sen. Gerald Long.   Fall graduates listed by hometown are as follows.   Abbeville — Chonda Levy, Bachelor of Arts; Kyle Baudoin, Bachelor of Science; Heather Mayard, Bachelor of […]

14 Dec 18
CowboyPoetry.com

“Reading the News,” by Erwin E. Smith, c. 1908 from The Library of Congress We receive and come across all sorts of interesting information from a wide range of sources. Below, we gather some quick links to news stories, web features, and other items of interest gathered from the web, social media, and from you, […]

14 Dec 18
Parish Mouse

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14 Dec 18
Ais Software Development

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14 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Laura Aikman was born on December 24, 1985 as Laura Holly Aikman. She is an actress and producer, known for The Job Lot (2013), Liar (2017) and Keith Lemon: The Film (2012). Born: December 24, 1985 Actress (69 credits)  2019 Hamilton (TV Series) (pre-production) Sonja – Episode #1.1 (2019) … Sonja – Episode #1.6 … […]

13 Dec 18
File 770

Nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2018, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced December 12 in West Hollywood. The awards will be presented January 27. The full list of […]

12 Dec 18
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Troy High student inspire other students in coding Troy High School junior Shivana Anand saw her classmates struggle with coding in AP Computer Science Principles and decided to do something about it. The 16-year-old, who won many coding competitions, and her sister founded Techtacular, a volunteer-led organization that offers free technology classes and hands-on workshops to kids of all backgrounds. Since its inception in June, Techtacular has taught 10 classes for more than 80 elementary school students. Participants learned app development, Scratch programming, networking and how the Internet works. #gallery-1475885-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1475885-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1475885-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1475885-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Showbizz Entertainment owner Benita Sandhu, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, Showbizz Entertainment owner Swathi Bhamidipati, Miss Yorba Linda Rayna Patel at the Festival of India Diwali. (Courtesy of Hoa Quan) Shivana Anand has been encouraging other students to appreciate coding. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) Students learn about computer science and coding through Techtacular, founded by a Troy High teen. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) California Special Districts Association CEO Neil McCormick, Placentia Library District Board President Gayle Carline, Placentia Library District Board Secretary Jo-Anne Martin, and Marty Boyer of Communication Advantage. (Courtesy of CSDA) Maneka’s Closet fashion show during the Festival of India Diwali featured Indian ethnic wear. (Courtesy of Kathy Kat) Food vendors showcasing variety of authentic Indian food during the Festival of India Diwali.  (Courtesy of Tandoori Garden, Sid Gandhi) Students receive certificates of completion after a Techtacular coding camp. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) Bridget Blehm, executive director/founder for the Family of Active Military, poses in this 2014 file photo with a 1941 photo of her parents, Francis and Peggy Gregory. She has been inspired by her father’s own military experience. (Register file photo) Anand also started the Troy High Techtacular chapter in September to encourage other high school students to volunteer. So far, she encouraged more than 20 students from different schools to get involved with the organization. Her coding work and volunteer efforts having hampered Anand’s success in the classroom either: She recently scored a perfect 1600 SAT score. She is on the Principal’s Honor Roll and in the National Honor Society. She is also a full diploma candidate for the International Baccalaureate program at Troy. To learn more about Techtacular, go to techtacular.org. Woman’s Club of Orange raises money for domestic violence victims The Woman’s Club of Orange recently hosted Tracy Theodore, executive director of the Orange County Family Justice Center, who talked to 135 luncheon guests about the services the center provides to heal and re-direct victims of domestic violence. Mary-Ellen Manning, chair of the domestic violence project with the Woman’s Club, presented Theodore with a check for $2,500; money raised by the group. The donation will be used for youth and adult violence prevention programs and a parent education program. The Woman’s Club of Orange hosts fundraisers throughout the year. All the funds go to local nonprofits. Yorba Linda’s Bridget Blehm is 2018 Citizen of the Year Bridget Blehm has been named Yorba Linda’s Citizen of the Year. The 30-year resident of Yorba Linda is an advocate for the military and an active volunteer in the community. Blehm and her husband are the founders of For Families of Active Military – a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about military families’ hardships. Blehm was sworn in as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army in November 2017 at a ceremony at the Pentagon.  In that capacity she serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities throughout Southern California. Her honor was announced at the recent  State of the City event. Festival of India Diwali has a successful debut More than 1,500 people showed up for the first Festival of India Diwali held recently at the Yorba Linda Community Center. Diwali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent and by the Indian diaspora. Swathi Bhamidipati and Benita Sandhu, owners of Showbizz Entertainment, organized the event and declared it a grand success. The day featured performances from dance academies all over Los Angeles and Orange County and vendor booths for Diwali shopping. Bhamidipati and Sandhu, who said they strongly believe in women empowerment, also promoted several women-owned small businesses in the community at the festival. Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Miss Yorba Linda Rayna Patel were the chief guests at the event. Placentia library honored at statewide conference The Placentia Library District was recently recognized at a statewide conference for being about more than just books. Its Library of Things program earned the district the Innovative Program of the Year Award for the small district category from the California Special Districts Association. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Launched in June of 2017, the Library of Things gives people free access to borrow from a spectrum of items, ranging from board games and party supplies to leaf blowers and drones. The program was a response to the community’s evolving needs. The Bravo! section highlights achievements of our residents and groups. Send news of achievements for consideration to ocrbravo@gmail.com.
12 Dec 18
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Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain and Disney’s 1950 animated Cinderella are among the 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Wednesday’s additions to the registry, now in its 30th year, boosts the archive’s overall total to 750 movies selected for heir cultural, […]

12 Dec 18
Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

This morning, the nominees for the 25th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG-AFTRA) Awards were announced by Laverne Cox and Aquafina. You can read the list here, or scroll down for the complete SAG-AFTRA nominations for the Silver Anniversary event. The Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees are: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: CHRISTIAN BALE […]

12 Dec 18
Reel Talk Inc.

The  25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced and A Star is Born continues to make its presence known this awards season by leading the pack on the film side of nominations. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga both landed nominations for this film, which also scored a nom for supporting actor Sam Elliott. […]

12 Dec 18
Deadline

UPDATED with more info, full list of nominees: Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born solidified its status this awards season this morning at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, where it collected a film-side-leading four nominations including in the marquee ensemble category. Meanwhile on the TV side, Netflix dominated with 15 total nominations, […]

12 Dec 18
Orange County Register
Troy High student inspire other students in coding Troy High School junior Shivana Anand saw her classmates struggle with coding in AP Computer Science Principles and decided to do something about it. The 16-year-old, who won many coding competitions, and her sister founded Techtacular, a volunteer-led organization that offers free technology classes and hands-on workshops to kids of all backgrounds. Since its inception in June, Techtacular has taught 10 classes for more than 80 elementary school students. Participants learned app development, Scratch programming, networking and how the Internet works. #gallery-6626155-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6626155-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6626155-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6626155-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Showbizz Entertainment owner Benita Sandhu, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, Showbizz Entertainment owner Swathi Bhamidipati, Miss Yorba Linda Rayna Patel at the Festival of India Diwali. (Courtesy of Hoa Quan) Shivana Anand has been encouraging other students to appreciate coding. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) Students learn about computer science and coding through Techtacular, founded by a Troy High teen. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) California Special Districts Association CEO Neil McCormick, Placentia Library District Board President Gayle Carline, Placentia Library District Board Secretary Jo-Anne Martin, and Marty Boyer of Communication Advantage. (Courtesy of CSDA) Maneka’s Closet fashion show during the Festival of India Diwali featured Indian ethnic wear. (Courtesy of Kathy Kat) Food vendors showcasing variety of authentic Indian food during the Festival of India Diwali.  (Courtesy of Tandoori Garden, Sid Gandhi) Students receive certificates of completion after a Techtacular coding camp. (Courtesy of Shivana Anand) Bridget Blehm, executive director/founder for the Family of Active Military, poses in this 2014 file photo with a 1941 photo of her parents, Francis and Peggy Gregory. She has been inspired by her father’s own military experience. (Register file photo) Anand also started the Troy High Techtacular chapter in September to encourage other high school students to volunteer. So far, she encouraged more than 20 students from different schools to get involved with the organization. Her coding work and volunteer efforts having hampered Anand’s success in the classroom either: She recently scored a perfect 1600 SAT score. She is on the Principal’s Honor Roll and in the National Honor Society. She is also a full diploma candidate for the International Baccalaureate program at Troy. To learn more about Techtacular, go to techtacular.org. Woman’s Club of Orange raises money for domestic violence victims The Woman’s Club of Orange recently hosted Tracy Theodore, executive director of the Orange County Family Justice Center, who talked to 135 luncheon guests about the services the center provides to heal and re-direct victims of domestic violence. Mary-Ellen Manning, chair of the domestic violence project with the Woman’s Club, presented Theodore with a check for $2,500; money raised by the group. The donation will be used for youth and adult violence prevention programs and a parent education program. The Woman’s Club of Orange hosts fundraisers throughout the year. All the funds go to local nonprofits. Yorba Linda’s Bridget Blehm is 2018 Citizen of the Year Bridget Blehm has been named Yorba Linda’s Citizen of the Year. The 30-year resident of Yorba Linda is an advocate for the military and an active volunteer in the community. Blehm and her husband are the founders of For Families of Active Military – a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about military families’ hardships. Blehm was sworn in as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army in November 2017 at a ceremony at the Pentagon.  In that capacity she serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities throughout Southern California. Her honor was announced at the recent  State of the City event. Festival of India Diwali has a successful debut More than 1,500 people showed up for the first Festival of India Diwali held recently at the Yorba Linda Community Center. Diwali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent and by the Indian diaspora. Swathi Bhamidipati and Benita Sandhu, owners of Showbizz Entertainment, organized the event and declared it a grand success. The day featured performances from dance academies all over Los Angeles and Orange County and vendor booths for Diwali shopping. Bhamidipati and Sandhu, who said they strongly believe in women empowerment, also promoted several women-owned small businesses in the community at the festival. Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Miss Yorba Linda Rayna Patel were the chief guests at the event. Placentia library honored at statewide conference The Placentia Library District was recently recognized at a statewide conference for being about more than just books. Its Library of Things program earned the district the Innovative Program of the Year Award for the small district category from the California Special Districts Association. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Launched in June of 2017, the Library of Things gives people free access to borrow from a spectrum of items, ranging from board games and party supplies to leaf blowers and drones. The program was a response to the community’s evolving needs. The Bravo! section highlights achievements of our residents and groups. Send news of achievements for consideration to ocrbravo@gmail.com.