first_imgNATCHITOCHES, La. – The spirit of giving was in full effect on the Northwestern State campus as the Demons’ athletic department partnered with the Natchitoches area Jaycees for its 24th annual Radio M*A*S*H (Make A Smile Happen) Toy Drive, Dec. 13-14.Led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the NSU athletic department partnered with the Natchitoches-area Jaycees organization to collect toys and donations to disperse among families in need. The Radio M*A*S*H giveaway is a longstanding event that partners the Jaycees and Elite Broadcasting of Natchitoches, which launched the initiative in 1996, and is hosted in the parking lot of the local Walmart Super Store, a high-traffic area for local residents.For several years, NSU Athletics has provided more than 5,000 hours of community service, annually assisting local, area, national and international causes. This year marks the third-consecutive year that the Northwestern State athletic department has joined forces with the Jaycees organization for the Radio M*A*S*H event. This year, the Northwestern State SAAC gathered $754.12 within one day of collections in order to benefit 417 children and 210 families. The Lady Demons volleyball team led the way, gathering an impressive $344.57 as a team.“M*A*S*H has become a great opportunity for us athletes to get out into the community on a yearly basis,” said NSU SAAC president Megan Lohmiller. “One hundred percent of all monetary donations go directly to families in the Natchitoches community. It’s fun to give back during the season of giving.”As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

first_imgThis is the water a young Ballybofey family have been forced to drink and bath in.The water which the Wilsons are expected to drink.Stephen Wilson, his wife and their four young children, say they are just sick of being treated like second-class citizens.Despite complaining to Donegal County Council on four occasions, the Wilsons say they have never even received a phonecall in return. Mr Wilson, who lives in Carn just outside the Twins Towns, told Donegal Daily “It’s just a joke at this stage. How are people expected to drink and wash with this water?“We have a four month old baby and this is the water coming through our taps.“What I am even more annoyed about is that we are being ignored by Donegal County Council.“I have made four complaints online and I have not received even one phonecall to say that they are even looking into it.” Stephen says the water becomes discoloured when the pressure supply gets low which is usually in the winter months.But this morning he woke to find the water dirty brown once more.“How can children wash their teeth before school or even have a cup of tea with this water?“I know other places ac ross Donegal have similar problems but absolutely nothing is being done about it.“We are being left completely in the dark and that is the hardest thing to take,” he fumed. DONEGAL FAMILY LEFT ‘BROWNED OFF’ AT DISGUSTING WATER SUPPLY was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Ballybofeydonegalwaterlast_img read more