Residents ‘Construct’ Road with Hands in Buchanan

first_imgResidents of Harmonsville Township in Neekren Statutory District #5 in Grand Bassa County are constructing a 10-mile road with their bare hands. The residents, according to our correspondent, are implementing the project in the absence of government budgetary allotment for road construction in the district.The Commissioner of the township, Lawrence McCauley, told the Daily Observer at the project site that when completed, the road will link the district to Menneh and Barchue towns.While the road work was ongoing, Commissioner McCauley said the residents were also prepared to construct wooden bridges over five creeks along the route.He believes that when the road construction is completed, it will allow the inhabitants to have easy access to the township, as well as increase trade and commerce in the district.“This stretch of road, when completed, will be accessible to vehicles that will transport goods and services to faraway market places and also improve the locals’ social activities and living standards,” Commissioner McCauley said.For his part, Neekren Statutory District Superintendent, Josiah Jacobs, has lauded the residents’ initiative, and has therefore promised to assist.Commissioner McCauley has meanwhile appealed to the county leadership, all goodwill citizens and the many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the district to help the residents with at least L$150,000 to purchase food and other working implements for the workers to complete the exercise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Candlelight Christmas concert will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Orchestra and others, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Tickets are free, but are necessary in order to be seated. Call (661) 296-8737. Cards & Carolers event will feature local high school choirs and cards for people to sign to send to troops overseas, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Newhall and Walnut avenues, Newhall. Refreshments will be served. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4918. Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its Holiday Dance and Bazaar, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801. Holiday Concert will feature the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Friday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. For tickets, call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Santa will visit Santa’s Elf Camp, 12:30 and 2 p.m., and a performance by the Hart High Holiday Band, 1 p.m. Saturday at Granary Sqare, located on the corner of McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive, Valencia. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. Pet photos and Christmas cards with Santa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Any combination of people and animals are welcome. Call Pet Assistance at (661) 260-3140. Cowboys and Carols will feature recording artist Christine Ortega and her band, 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the living room at the Hart Mansion at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $25 and the donation of an unwrapped gift for the needy is requested. Call (661) 254-4584. Choir of the Canyons will present a joyous and rhythmic concert featuring four vocal ensembles, a piano bass and drum jazz trio, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Children’s holiday parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday starting at Lyons and Walnut avenues and ending at Hart Park in Newhall where there will be snow, visits with Santa, refreshments and awards. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4318. International Holidays is a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas with dances from various countries presented by The Gypsy Folk Ensemble, 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Christmas concert will feature the music ministry groups bringing the joy of Christmas through bells, dance and song, 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Puppet Show, “Polly Polar Bear and The Prince of the Sea,” will be presented by Swazzle puppeteers, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Holiday stories and craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Holipalooza, a musical variety-show fundraiser, will feature talented local young people, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 799-2702. Living Proof will present a contemporary Christmas concert under the direction of Steve Lively, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Admission is free. Call (661) 296-8737. Holiday celebration for children ages 2-12 will feature crafts, games, a bounce house, prizes and a visit from Santa, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Hanukkah party, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Granary Square shopping center on the corner of Arroyo Park Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Ami. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. 6th annual holiday show, titled “Enjoying the Holidays,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686 for ticket information. Family caroling party will meet in the parking lot, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The caravan of singers will provide the gift of song and spread the holiday spirit to surrounding neighborhoods and return to the church around 8 p.m. to warm up with hot beverages and cookies. Call (661) 297-3783. Jam For Jesus will feature some of the top music artists in Southern California playing a variety of styles from pop to rock, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-0622. Christmas Eve services with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail KochavaGroup@yahoo.com. To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. 53rd annual Festival of Trees will benefit the Optimist Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center, Burbank. Tickets: $50. Call (818) 843-6000. Children’s Holiday Music Program will feature holiday music performed by children from local elementary schools and performers from Vibe Performing Arts Studios, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 outside the food court entrances at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 298-1220. Follow the Star, live Nativity scene, will feature more than 100 actors re-enacting the life of Christ, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Admission is free. Food or cash donation to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is encouraged. Call (661) 252-0622 or visit www.followthestar.com. last_img read more

Alli insists Spurs are improving

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Tottenham improving despite league position, insists Alli Joe Wright 03:00 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) harry kane dele alli - cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Spurs sit fifth in the Premier League, but the star attacker believes the table is hiding signs of their progress this season Dele Alli insists Tottenham have improved this season, despite them sitting outside the Premier League top four after 21 games.Spurs made it three wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Swansea City on Tuesday, a result that lifted them two points above Arsenal into fifth place.Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished as runners-up to champions Chelsea last season and came third in 2015-16, but a 22-point gap to leaders Manchester City means another title challenge this term looks to be beyond them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spurs, who entertain West Ham on Thursday, also face a battle to finish in the Champions League places, with Liverpool four points above them in fourth after playing a game more, but Alli does not believe the league table shows their progress this term.”At the start of the year, we wanted to win the league,” he told Sky Sports. “It was important to show we were improving. Maybe if you look at the stats it’s different but, as a team, we’re still improving, we’re still learning about each other.”Of course, we want to be in the top four but we can’t get too drawn into the league and the table and what teams are doing around us. We just have to focus on ourselves and try to win every game.”No better feeling! Bring on tomorrow  #COYS #heretocreate pic.twitter.com/84U7ObTavO— Dele (@dele_official) January 3, 2018Alli scored his side’s second goal against Swansea to take his league tally for the season to five, the England international having also netted in the 5-2 win over Southampton on Boxing Day.That strike ended a run of nearly two months without a league goal, but the 21-year-old thinks too much was made about the dip in his form.”Every player has ups and downs; it’s impossible to stay at one level throughout your career,” he said. “I think I’m playing well.”Of course, there have been games where I haven’t played as well as I would have liked but, overall, I don’t think there’s too much to worry about. I’ll keep working hard. I don’t want to be as good as I was last year; I want to be better.”It’s important to stay confident; it’s easy for your confidence to drop when you’re not scoring goals, especially as an attacking player. People think if you’re not scoring or assisting, you’re playing badly but that’s not always the case.”There’ve been times when I’ve scored two goals in a game and probably had one of my worst games! It’s frustrating when you’re missing but you have to keep working hard and getting in positions. I know the quality I have so it’s about showing it.”last_img read more