I am VERY sad.
Glad you asked.
- It saddens me that there are veterans out here who are hungry, penniless, even homeless.
- It saddens me (although I am VERY glad they do it) that the V.A. Centers, such as ours on Belmont Ave, has to take in food, toiletries, and other non-perishable items for our veterans who are desperately in need.
- It saddens me enough that a wonderful organization is even needed to pass out sack lunches, toiletries, and clothing, 2 Saturdays per month on Front Street in Youngstown. It GREATLY saddens me that many of the recipients are United States Veterans.
- The fact that football/baseball/basketball, etc players sign contracts for MILLIONS of dollars per year to hit, kick or bounce a ball; yet the men and women who fought for our freedoms and the “rights” that so many like to spout off at the mouth about, often draw a pension that doesn’t begin to cover their expenses and needs, and they have to find meals in soup kitchens and food pantries, and many can’t afford anything better than run-down apartments – IF that.
Something has to be done. If the government won’t do it, WE must.
You may not know it is autism unless you know what signs to look for and what to expect.
Are you prepared?
First responders in the Mahoning Valley (Youngstown, Ohio) are being offered training which would better equip them to deal with an individual with Autism in an emergency situation.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), the Autism Society of Ohio-Mahoning Valley is partnering with the Mahoning County Mental Health Board and Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc. in sponsoring this event.
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Place: OHIO ONE BUILDING
25 East Boardman Street
Second Floor Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio
First Responders may include police, fire, emergency medical technicians, hospital emergency room staff, paramedics, Red Cross volunteers, etc., who will all learn how to respond to emergencies involving individuals with autism, effective de-escalation techniques, and much more.
Pre-registration is required.
Attached is a flyer in both doc and pdf form, that has more info including some background on the officer who is doing the training, that you can download, print, complete, and send in to register.
Hope to see you there!
WalMart can no longer be considered a discount store, not by ANY stretch of the imagination. I WAS buying my dog food there. 12 cans of Pedigree for $7.44, just 2 weeks ago. Would have purchased it today too – except that the price went up to $8.99! For the same 12 cans!!!
I wouldn’t use WalMart at all if there weren’t things that I need that I can’t find anywhere else for the same price. I’m loving Bottom Dollar Foods and Jimmy’s Deli & Bakery more every day.
My quest is on for locally-owned, independent shops/stores that sell what I need at prices I can afford.
Tonight is my first meeting as the new president of our neighborhood association. Yep I’m nervous, but I’m sure things will go well, as everyone has been very supportive.
I have a few ideas as to what I’d like to see accomplished in our neighborhood this coming year, and I hope they’re all do-able. We shall see!
Beginning in January, I’ll be the new president of our neighborhood group, Cochran Park Neighbors.
I’m looking forward to this! I have quite a few ideas that I hope the group goes along with, like building a community garden/park on a piece of vacant land where a house was demolished, starting a Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) group, and more.
We shall see how it goes. :smart: