first_imgTRUMP VS HILLARY – EMBARRASSMENT VS EVILMaking Sense by Michael ReaganEveryone knows I’m not a Trump supporter.He’s personally embarrassing.He has embarrassed the Republican Party.He has embarrassed the country.He’s right about many things. And he did much better at the second debate.But it doesn’t matter. Unless there’s a miracle, he’s going to lose to Hillary.He’s going to be defeated by the weakest, most unlikable, least trustable candidate the Democrats have nominated since, well, her husband.It’s not just Hillary we’ll be stuck with for four years, by the way. It’ll be a two-fur.We’ll also get four more years of her dirty old man, Bill, who singlehandedly did more to debase and embarrass the office of president than anyone.America is already in big trouble. I’m 71 and I won’t live to see it, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better.It really makes me sad to think about what’s happening to the country, or why.Most young people — the millennial voters everyone’s trying to please — don’t have a clue what’s going wrong now because they don’t know anything about history.They don’t know how America got to be great, or how much better off they are than their parents or grandparents — or why.They don’t know where their great country came from, or who built it, or why immigrants came here, or why the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.For them, American history started with the iPhone, Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders promise of free college.I was talking to my 38-year-old son the other day. He’s got a 9-month-old daughter and he’s worried about her future.So am I.What kind of country is she going to find after four or — God forbid — eight years of a Clinton co-presidency?Everyone who reads this column knows how I feel about Donald Trump. Trump knows how I feel about Trump. My father in heaven knows.I’m embarrassed. My father would be embarrassed. My mother would be embarrassed. My stepmother would be embarrassed. And rightly so.Trump is no conservative, no Republican, no gentleman, no policy wonk, no answer to America’s prayers or needs — at home or overseas.Trump is Trump, and always will be. He has been as embarrassing as he is now since the day he started to run.The purists on talk radio and in the conservative movement, and the GOP establishment– the chickens who let Trump steal their party instead of their ideas — are jumping ship like rats.Trump isn’t perfect as a human being or a Republican and never will be.But I’m willing to be embarrassed by him for four years if that’s what it takes to stop Hillary.America can’t afford to have her in charge for one hour.Her bad economic ideas, her dishonesty, her corrupt politics, her slimy friends, her Supreme Court choices and her phony family’s family values will start us down a path that will lead to the destruction of the American way of life.That scary thought far outweighs any concern — and embarrassment — I’d have voting for Donald Trump.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Flu Prevention

first_imgHand-washing is critical to protecting yourself and loved ones from catching the flu this season, according to Roxie Price, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Tift County.“It’s so important to keep your hands clean throughout the day,” said Price. “Kids’ hands touch everything possible, so it’s really important that they practice good hygiene habits early.”Each winter, Price teaches Tift County first-graders the importance of washing their hands throughout the day. Through her lesson, children become aware of the germs they spread.“We put lotion on the children’s hands that can only be seen under a black light. Then we tell them to wash their hands like normal,” Price said. “If they come back with the lotion still on their hands, they know they didn’t wash properly, so we teach them to really scrub for at least 20 seconds.”Children and adults should wash their hands with soap and warm water, while being sure to scrub around fingers and under fingernails, for at least 20 seconds.“I’ve also been told that kids drag their hands down the wall as they walk, so teachers should definitely make sure the children wash their hands after they have traveled somewhere other than the classroom,” Price said.Price stresses that, if possible, hands should not come into contact with the mouth and eyes, and that sick adults and children should stay at home.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot. There are other ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this season as well.A healthy diet can also protect against the flu, according to Alison Berg, UGA Extension nutrition and family health specialist.“It’s important to maintain a healthy diet that includes vitamin-C-rich foods like oranges, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries,” Berg said. “You should also exercise regularly and get plenty of rest. All of these are factors in maintaining good health this time of year.”According to the CDC, the flu season typically lasts 20 weeks. Influenza symptoms include a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headaches, fatigue, and runny or stuffy nose.For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website at read more

5 resolutions to improve your credit union’s marketing efforts

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At the start of each year, roughly 45% of Americans create a resolution they hope to maintain (at least through January). But resolutions aren’t reserved merely for individuals – credit unions can make them, too. Some resolutions are harder to keep than others (CrossFit, we’re looking at you), but one goal you can always strive for is taking your marketing to the next level. Here are five ideas you can execute to improve your CU’s marketing plan.1. Create and implement a scheduleConsistency is important when it comes to marketing, which is why we suggest creating a series of calendars to help you stay on it. We recommend two schedules — one for marketing and one for content. This will help streamline your efforts throughout the year and ensure that your audience receives offers and updates on a consistent and timely basis.2. Stick to a budgetMarketing would be so much easier if it were free. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. That’s why it’s so important to craft a marketing budget and stick to it. Take a look at your goals and analytics to make sure you’re placing your valuable dollars in the right areas. Adhering to the budget will not only maximize your ROI, it’ll also make your CEO happy. continue reading »last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Spikers Battle Lady Knights

first_imgIt was a great win for the Lady Wildcats. They talked and really came together as a team. FC defeated The Northeastern Lady Knights 20-25, 25-8, 26-16, 25-8.Multiple girls were hitting well. Kamryn McCool led the night with 13 kills. The following players also had great kills tonight: Kayley Schoettelkotte-11, Kaylee Hedrick-7, and Meredith Bohman-6. Serving was great tonight. Kendall McCool led with 6 aces, Taylor McCreary 4 aces, Jenna Orschell 3 aces, and Megan Getz 2 aces. Great team play by all of the young ladies.The team will be back in action Thursday night as they travel to Lawrenceburg. Come support your Lady Wildcats.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.Another close game tonight but we were unable to take the win. We fell to Northeastern in 2 sets 25-21, 25-23.Lilli Stewart lead the team with 6 kills and 4 aces. Kaylynn Rauch added 1 kill and 2 aces. Jalynn Rogers had 9 digs and Charlotre Barrett added 5 digs.We are on the road again on Thursday, Sept. 21 to Lawrenceburg. Start time is 5pm. Hope everyone can come out and support our Lady Cats!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more