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first_imgLaw enforcement agencies across the country mobilize to enforce seat belt and child passenger restraint laws each year. This will be the 13th year Whittier police participated. “Our department will be putting forth tremendous resources to make sure we have officers on the roads looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckling up,” said police Chief David Singer. “The intent of the Click It or Ticket campaign is simple to save lives and prevent injuries.” Funding for officer overtime to support California’s Click It or Ticket campaign was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, call Sgt. Dan Lowe at (562) 945-8256. Neighborhood Watch to meet WHITTIER – The Telechron Neighborhood Watch Group will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Telechron Elementary School, 11200 Telechron Ave. and another meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130Gunn Ave. Representatives from different Los Angeles County departments will be present to answer questions or concerns from residents, including the Seemore program. For more information, call Dingo Mercado at (213) 216-4366 or (562) 698-7645. Variety show at senior center NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center will hold its Springtime Variety Show from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The event showcases the performance talent of the area seniors. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. Youths can join leadership class LA MIRADA – La Mirada youths ages 13 to 16 are eligible to join the Leaders in Training program as summer volunteers. Volunteers will assist recreation leaders with programs such as day camps, the P.A.R.K. programs, sports and youth and family programs. Typical duties include assisting with games, crafts, special events, snacks and excursions. Prior to starting, volunteers must complete an application, interview and orientation. Applications are available at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. There is a $10 registration fee for residents and $20 for nonresidents. For more information, call (562) 902-3155. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital is asking for community members to donate blood. Hours for donation are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at 12401 Washington Blvd. Blood donations only take about 30 minutes and can save lives. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext, 2872. Police to enforce seat belt law WHITTIER – Buckle up. Whittier police will be ticketing drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts through June 3. The special enforcement period is part of the state’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of heavy enforcement, advertising and public awareness campaigns. It’s called the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. There will be an emphasis on all unbelted drivers and passengers and on unrestrained children during this period. last_img read more

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GAA news: Glenswilly to host Laurence McGinty tournament

first_imgGirls Academy set upThere was a great turn-out when the Girls Academy was officially launched in the club on Saturday night last. Ladies senior manager Gerard McGinty addressed those present and released details of a six year plan for the academy. Club chairman Peter McConnell also fully endorsed the academy and said the entire club was behind the project. The club would also like to thank Donegal and Termon players Therese McCafferty and Roisin Friel for coming along to the launch. Many thanks also to all those who made refreshments for the launch. Tickets for Round 4 of qualifiers Donegal v CorkTickets will be available the usual time for collection at the clubhouse on Thursday 28th July at 8.30-9pm Sharp.Seniors and ReservesThere are no league games this weekend due to the Donegal game at Croke Park. Next league game is against St Michaels in Glenswilly on Sunday the 14th Aug. The seniors will play Cloughaneely in the Laurence McGinty Cup this Thursday in Glenswilly at 7.30pm. Meanwhile Termon will face Glenfin, also in Glenswilly, in the same competition next Tuesday, also at 7.30pm.Congratulations to the Third team who beat Glenfinn last Saturday night final score Glenfinn 2-5 Glenswilly 1-11. Hopefully they continue their championship success this weekend against St Eunans. This game will hopefully take place on Friday night at 7pm in Glenswilly.The U16 boys have a League game at home on the 3rd of August at 7.30 against Naomh Comlcille. This is the boys first home game this season so all support is welcome.Under 11s training will continue Monday/Fridays 6.30-7.30pm on the main pitch. U9s and U11s will start a new tournament on the 16th August.Congrats to the U10 A and B teams winners of both their tournaments in Dungloe last Saturday.Best of Luck to Michael, Neil and the Donegal team this weekend in Croke Park and also Paddy McGinty and the Donegal Minors. Ladies NotesGlenswilly Minor girls had two comfortable wins last week. Both games were at home, Tuesday against Naomh Colmcille and Friday against Letterkenny Gaels.Under 16’s play their first game of the season on Tuesday 2nd August – away to Letterkenny Gaels.Training continues on Mondays 6.15 – 7.30 for Under 16’s and minors. BingoBingo is on  every Wednesday nigh starting at 9pm. More than €2,000 paid out each night with €500 paid out on the 9th game.SchemeIf anyone is interested in taking a position on a TUS scheme at the club, male or female, can they please contact club chairman Peter McConnell.Well done Henry!Well done to U14 club player Henry Bose who proved he’s a real all ’round athlete when he finished 6th overall in the 250 metre hurdles at the All Ireland Track and Field Championships. Congrats Henry!GAA news: Glenswilly to host Laurence McGinty tournament was last modified: July 27th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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