Clear skies forecast for Thursday’s balloon launch

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Pre-launch festivities will be from 3 until 5 p.m. and will feature free tethered balloon rides. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be available.Keith Roling, Troy Rotary Club president, said the idea for the balloon race fundraiser can be traced back to 1928 when the Troy Rotary Club sponsored a similar event as a fundraiser.“I was rather intrigued by the idea of a balloon race that would pay dividends for our community hospital,” Roling said. “I’ve spent a good bit of time at TRMC as a visitor and know how important it is to have a comfortable place to wait. So, when I read about the balloon race the Troy Rotarians held nearly 90 years ago, I thought, why not us?” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Skip Clear skies forecast for Thursday’s balloon launch By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen The person who finds the winning balloon will receive a $100 cash prize.“The funds raised in the balloon race will be used to redo the hospital emergency room waiting area,” Roling said. “Those funds will be matched by the Rotary International Foundation.“Those who would like to enter a balloon in the race still have time. It’s a different kind of race and the money goes for a very good cause.”Troy Rotary- Pike Medical Foundation balloon tickets are available at TRMC or by calling 334-670-5487.Tickets are also available from any member of the Troy Rotary Club and the PMF.“Everyone is encouraged to come out Thursday and support our community hospital and enjoy the fellowship that comes with events like this,” Roling said. “Around dusk, we’ll launch the balloons and then it will be off to the races.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like A reason to smile: Locals join Alabama Senior Hall of Fame Eunice Jevne Schloemer was inducted into the 2014 Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Schloemer, a centenarian, is the mother… read more Roling said tickets are still available for Thursday’s launch and it’s anybody’s race.“Each balloon is $100 and will be tagged with reporting information and the purchasing individual or team’s number,” Roling said.“The balloons will be tracked for 10 days and the balloon that travels the greatest distance from Troy will win $1,000. The balloon that traveled the greatest distance in the 1928 Rotary Balloon Race was found in Canada. There’s no telling where the winning balloon will be found in the 2014 Rotary-PMF Balloon Race.”WTBF will announce each time a balloon is found and the number is called in to the station. The Messenger will publish photos of those who find the balloons on its Facebook page and in the print edition of the newspaper. If the weather forecast holds, there should be fair skies and clear sailing for Thursday’s balloon launch at Troy Regional Medical Center.A high of 76 is predicted under sunny skies with nothing more than a 5 mph breeze for Thursday.The balloon launch that will give rise to the Troy Rotary-Pike Medical Foundation Great Balloon Race to benefit TRMC. Email the authorlast_img read more

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Golden State reminds Byron Scott of Showtime Lakers

first_imgSo will Scott predict the Lakers will make the playoffs after two missed appearances in consecutive seasons? Scott“This team doesn’t have Magic (Johnson). We’ve got James (Worthy), but not in uniform,” said Scott, who also referenced Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “I don’t think I’ll do that right now.”The Lakers’ current struggles left Scott nostalgic about old times. But so did the Warriors’ play against the Clippers, which reminded him of the heated Lakers-Celtics matchups. “I love that. I miss that a lot,” Scott said. “You feel that hunger, that passion for it. You always feel like you want to be back out there and going through that. You start to feel hatred for the other team.” Change of routine Nothing, not even a 23-point deficit to the Clippers could keep the Golden State Warriors from sustaining their undefeated streak Thursday night. It stood at 13 games and likely counting, including when the Lakers play in Golden State on Tuesday. “The only thing that can stop them are injuries,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said before Friday’s game against Toronto at Staples Center. “They don’t have that championship hangover. I think they want more, which is scary.”The current Warriors reminded Scott of the Showtime Lakers in 1988 when they proved Pat Riley’s prediction correct at the championship parade the year before that his team would repeat. “When he said, guarantee, I knew vacation is over,” said Scott, who began training in early July as opposed to August. “We came back that year even more focused.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell stormed out of the players’ lounge. He then sat on a stability ball to stretch shortly before Friday’s game against Toronto. In pregame warmups, Russell often ends his otherwise serious sessions tossing up 3-pointers with one hand. “He doesn’t sleep and he runs around,” Scott said of Russell. “You have to relax and get off your feet.”Scott said he “gave him suggestions” on what Russell’s pregame routine should entail. Russell reported earlier in the season that Scott told him “it’s not a good routine” to have endless post-practice and pre-game sessions. But it appears Scott wants Russell to stay more disciplined with his practice habits, while also maximizing rest. Scott described Russell as “pretty hyper.”“After shootaround, I’d go home and sit around and look at TV for a little bit,” said Scott, reflecting on his 14-year NBA career. “I turned off everything. I didn’t answer the phone. I ate at a certain time. I took a shower at a certain time. I took a nap for a certain time. Then I got up and came to the game.”Scott plans to follow up with Russell on how he has adjusted his routine. But thus far, Scott has kept his distance.“At times I’ll go up to him and give him a hug,” Scott said. “Other times, I’ll let him figure it out.”last_img read more

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Two dead, several injured after ride snaps in half at theme park

first_imgAt least two people are dead and more than a dozen more have been injured after a ride snapped in half at an amusement park in India.The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad.According to the report, for unknown reasons, the main shaft of the ride snapped just as the ride began to gain momentum. As a result, those on the ride were thrown towards along with heavy machinery from the ride. Two people identified as 24-year-old Manali Rajwadi, and 22-year-old Mohammad Javed lost their lives due to injuries from the incident according to the police.26 others were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.An investigation has been launched to determine what cause the ride to fall apart, whether the theme park had a proper licence to operate the ride, and to determine if the ride was up to maintenance standards.last_img read more

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