Why I’m buying these 3 US tech stocks today

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Dylan Hood owns shares in Jumia Technologies, Palantir Technologies, and NIO. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (A shares), Facebook, and NIO Inc. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Palantir Technologies Inc. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Throughout the pandemic, US tech stocks thrived. As other sectors declined, investors turned their heads towards the seemingly-pandemic-proof digital world. Take the NASDAQ Composite, a tech heavy index. Its share value has doubled in the last 12 months.However, a rise in US bond yields has caused a large-scale tech stock sell-off. Rising yields are a key indicator of inflation, which erodes the future value of company earnings.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Though this may cause concern for investors, I’m taking advantage of cheaper share prices to top up on three US tech stocks I already hold.#1. Palantir Technologies: data analyticsPalantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) specialises in data gathering and analytics. Its share price peaked at $39 in January 2021, up from $9 in October 2020.The company offers three different data services, Gotham for governments, Foundry for corporate firms, and Apollo, which manages the two. Its Gotham government contracts provide a stable long-term income. In 2020 the company saw 47% revenue growth to $1.1bn, with 2021 forecasts expecting a similar figure.However, the current price-to-book (P/B) ratio is around 28, signalling this stock could be overvalued. This is a risk for any investor buying now. For context US tech stock Microsoft trades on of P/B ratio of around 13. However, data collection is only going to accelerate in coming years, as the world increasingly shifts towards technological dependence. Therefore, I expect this stock to have a strong future and will buy more.#2. NIO: Chinese electric travelNIO (NYSE: NIO) is a Chinese electric car manufacturer. Its share price surged over 1,100% in 2020. Though the shares are down, this US-listed tech stock does boast some encouraging numbers. One example is the 113% year-on-year increase in production in 2020. It also has a much lower P/B ratio of 13.4, compared to industry leader Tesla’s 28.3. This indicates the current share price could be undervalued comparative to the industry giant.However, if this US tech stock wants to become a front runner in the electric vehicle industry it will have to fend off some fierce competition, which is a risk that can’t be ignored. Ford has pledged $11bn for electric vehicle research from 2018-2022 and General Motors has set aside as even larger $27bn.However, as a current investor I’m bullish about this US tech stock’s future growth. I’ll be buying more shares for my portfolio.#3. Jumia Technologies: African e-commerceOften referred to as “the Amazon of Africa”, Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA) is a Nigerian e-commerce company. After its IPO in April 2019, this stock suffered some huge cash flow issues with operating losses exceeding revenues. However, throughout 2020 its share price exploded from just under $3, to peak at $65 per share in early February 2021.With Africa’s lack of infrastructure, e-commerce has been largely overlooked as a viable business plan. Google owner Alphabet and Facebook are two US tech stocks that have announced plans to provide all of Sub-Saharan Africa with internet connections. If these projects are successful, I feel it would put Jumia in a great spot. Jumia’s conservative $4bn market cap also offers room for encouraging upside potential. I’m bullish about this US tech stock’s potential and, again, I’m going to add to my existing holding.center_img Why I’m buying these 3 US tech stocks today Dylan Hood | Monday, 22nd March, 2021 | More on: JMIA NIO PLTR Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Dylan Hoodlast_img read more

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Gubernatorial candidate spends a day on the job at South Apopka’s…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSGwen Grahamsouth apopka Previous articleBill Arrowsmith Boulevard? Billie Dean Avenue? The wheels are in motion…Next articleCookies and Milk with a Cop coming this morning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR May 22, 2018 at 10:16 am Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 2 COMMENTS Seargent Saunders From the Gwen Graham Media CenterDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent her 56th Workday with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando constructing new homes in an area hit hard by Florida’s affordable housing crisis.“There is no better way to dive deep into an issue than rolling your sleeves up and getting to work,” Graham said. “It was a privilege to work with Habitat to construct new affordable housing in Central Florida and to meet with the organization’s leadership to discuss the housing challenges our state faces.”On the Workday, Graham and campaign volunteers helped construct a home in Arbor Bend, a new 34-home affordable housing community. Graham worked up a sweat caulking baseboards, painting and installing windows.“If more of the politicians in Tallahassee spent a day working to construct affordable housing, they’d see just how much more we could accomplish working together on progressive solutions to help Florida families. They’d quit stealing from the trust fund and invest in Florida.”A new report by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune found Florida will spend less on affordable housing programs this year than in 1996, and that money swept from the trust funds through last year would have helped subsidize an additional 166,746 housing units.“The affordable housing trust funds belong to the people of Florida who fund it with their tax dollars,” Graham said. “As governor, I will respect every dollar the state spends and use them to support families, not special interests. I will veto any raids of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund and work with the legislature to invest in affordable housing for Florida families.”Members of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando leadership and staff joined Graham for lunch on the Workday to discuss the challenges the community faces and bold solutions to create more affordable housing.“It’s not every day that you have a candidate for governor ask to help on a construction project,” said Catherine Steck McManus, the organization’s president, and CEO.“We’re not just building houses — we’re building homes. A Florida family who may be living in substandard housing today will soon call this community home. The stability they’ll receive from a new home will help them gain greater work opportunities, help their children in school, and help their entire family succeed. Gwen is seeing those benefits firsthand today — and we hope she’ll use the lessons learned with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to help families across our state.” May 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm Mama Mia Nothing more than a typical politician’s show to make you think she’s something she isn’t. People like that think you are so stupid and gullible. Reply Please enter your comment! That was nice of Gwen! Reply Gwen Graham commits to expanding affordable housing on a workday with Habitat for Humanity You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Friday Funnies – Prop Adam Jones’ audacious drop goal attempt

first_imgFriday Nov 7, 2014 Friday Funnies – Prop Adam Jones’ audacious drop goal attempt If you missed this, here is a look at Welsh prop Adam Jones’ drop goal attempt in the Guinness Pro 12 match against Munster recently. With scores tied and time running out, the Cardiff Blues front rower found himself in front of goal with a perfect opportunity, so gave it a shot.In all fairness it wasn’t a bad attempt, and the Blues did have the penalty advantage.Munster went on to score a late try though, so won the game 28-24.View more great drop goals in the Related Posts below, including Matt Dunning’s famous effortADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Win an advertising campaign on 1,500 Clear Channel Outdoor sites

first_imgThe winners will be announced in May 2009. Five charities within the small, medium and large categories will then be shortlisted based upon the amount of money raised through Everyclick during the competition period as a proportion of each charities declared income and the amount raised per supporter. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement www.everyclick.com/awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Win an advertising campaign on 1,500 Clear Channel Outdoor sites The finalists will then be judged by a panel of independent sector experts who will select three category winners and an overall winner who will receive the prize of a free national outdoor advertising campaign. The panel will judge the entrants on money raised and the innovative and imaginative ways they have encouraged their supporters to use Everyclick. Polly Gowers, Founder of Everyclick said: “This is one of the largest and most exciting competitions available to UK charities, offering them a chance to win an unprecedented amount of national exposure, engage supporters and source an additional revenue stream. We want charities of all sizes to rise to the challenge and encourage their staff, corporate partners, donors and fundraisers to use Everyclick’s growing range of online fundraising tools as an additional and sustainable revenue stream”. Everyclick and Clear Channel Outdoor have launched the 2009 Everyclick Charities Challenge. The competition encourages charities to boost their fundraising efforts via the search engine that donates 50% of its income to charity. The winner will receive a high-profile advertising campaign across 1,500 Clear Channel Outdoor sites.To be in with a chance of winning, charities must register online. The six month challenge period starts on 15 October and ends on 31 March 2009. During this time Everyclick will keep a tally of how much is being raised for each charity via their supporters’ online fundraising. Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Everyclick The winner of each category will also receive free advertising on Everyclick. Howard Lake | 24 September 2008 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 2009 competition is being launched to coincide with advertising campaign of the 2008 winner, Diabetes UK, which beat 550 entrants. Clear Channel Outdoor estimate that its ‘Measure Up’ poster campaign will be viewed 192 million times.last_img read more

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NCVO offers £1,000 prize for best practice in charity governance

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 September 2015 | News Tagged with: Awards governance Management NCVO About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img NCVO offers £1,000 prize for best practice in charity governance NCVO is inviting applications for this year’s Winifred Tumid Memorial Prize which was established to recognise and celebrate best practice in charity governance.It was established in memory of Lady Winifred Tumim who was chair of NCVO from 1996-2001 for her work in improving the quality of charity governance in the UK.The top prize is £1,000. Second prize is a free place at Evolve 2016 or on one of NCVO’s governance training days; and third prize is copies of NCVO’s publications including its Good Trustee Guide, Charity Handbook, Charity Checklists, and Good Governance: A practical guide for trustees, chairs and CEOs.All shortlisted applicants receive a free place at the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference on 2 November 2015. The winners will be announced at the evening drinks reception.Who can enter?The award is open to entrants from charities that have headquarters in England (whether or not they operate across the UK), who can demonstrate that “they have used Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector to improve the effectiveness of their governance and deliver greater public benefit as a charity”.They can have used the 2005 or 2010 editions of the guide.The work referred to must have been carried out between April 2014 and March 2015.Charities can be of any size.Applications for the Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize must be received by 5pm on 25 September 2015.  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Water cannon fired at protesters as tensions rise in Myanmar

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsWorld News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Water cannon fired at protesters as tensions rise in Myanmar Previous articleOpening race at ski worlds postponed due to snowstormNext articleEXPLAINER: How glaciers can burst and send floods downstream Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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ReverseVision Announces New Partnership

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post ReverseVision Announces New Partnership Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 13, 2017 963 Views Tagged with: data HOUSING mortgage Technology Previous: Dinesh Chopra Joins Ally Financial Next: Matic Insurance and Mr. Cooper Announce $7M Funding Round ReverseVision, a provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, has recently announced a new partnership with Premier Reverse Closings (PRC), a title and settlement firm specializing in reverse mortgage closings. According to ReverseVision, the new integration between the companies’ software allows users of ReverseVision’s flagship RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) to order title services from PRC without ever leaving the RVX system.“Through our partnership with PRC, RVX users can now easily and efficiently request specialized title services from the nation’s leading expert in reverse mortgage closings,” said ReverseVision VP of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel. “We look forward to a long a fruitful partnership with PRC that will generate even more solutions for optimizing the HECM lending process.”RVX is a centralized exchange that allows all participants in the lifecycle of a HECM to log in to a single system to share documents and information for each part of the loan process. By connecting point-of-sale, processing, underwriting, funding, post-closing and secondary marketing under one roof, RVX reduces document errors, heightens information security and shortens fulfillment times.“As leaders of our respective corners of the industry, Premier Reverse Closings and ReverseVision share a commitment to excellence in serving both reverse mortgage professionals and borrowers,” said Heather Moulden, SVP of Sales for PRC. “By integrating with PRC, RVX has given its customers access to a dedicated team of the industry’s most experienced HECM closing specialists.”California-based PRC is a national title and settlement company to specialize in reverse mortgages. PRC specialists have closed more than 175,000 transactions — most of them HUD-insured HECMs— since its founding more than nine years ago. Home / Featured / ReverseVision Announces New Partnership Share Save Subscribecenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, Journal, News, Technology The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago data HOUSING mortgage Technology 2017-11-13 Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Finlay earns ‘Golden Deeds’

first_imgSkip Latest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Storms blow through Pike County Storm clouds gather over the US Hwy 231 North area in Troy, Ala., Thursday, May 26, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Finlay earns ‘Golden Deeds’ Email the author Finlay expressed appreciation to the Exchange Club members for the award and told them that she has “the best job in town.”“I love my job,” she said. “I serve Him every day through serving others”Finlay said Sav-A-Life is a wonderful organization that serves about 1,400 women in Pike County every year.” Published 10:39 pm Thursday, May 26, 2011 Finlay expressed appreciation to the Troy Exchange Club for its support and to the Troy community that has been generous in its giving.“At our auction in March, we raised $16,000,” she said. “That will keep our doors open for four months.”For more information or to make a donation to Sav-A-Life, call (334) 566-2880. Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sav-A-Life of Troy offers pregnancy testing, as well as dedicated Laity counselors to listen, advise and to help women make informed decisions.“We also offer a variety of classes including nutrition, marriage, abstinence and parenting classes for women and perspective fathers,” Finlay said.“There are a lot of issues that are brought to the table. At Sav-A-Life, we never know what the day will bring.”Sav-A-Life is a non-profit organization and depends on community support for its continued operation. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Lois Finlay, director of Sav-A-Life in Troy, was awarded the prestigious Book of Golden Deeds award at the Thursday meeting of the Troy Exchange Club.The goal of the award is to give recognition to an individual that has served the local community but not been publicly recognized as doing so.Dr. Ed Merkel, Exchange Club awards chair, said Finlay does golden deeds every day in the work that she does with women in crisis situations by offering physical, emotional and spiritual help to those affected by unplanned pregnancies. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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PCHS students make art for the cause

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson PCHS art teacher Carrie Rigdon shows off the handiwork of her students who are making bowls for the Salvation Army’s annual Empty Bowls fund-raising event.For the third year, art students at Pike County High School are participating in the Pike County Salvation Army’s Empty Bowls fundraiser and, therefore, helping to feed the hungry in the Pike County community.For three days this week, Tuesday through Thursday, students in Carrie Rigdon’s art classes got their hands muddy and all for a good cause.“Empty Bowls is the annual fundraiser for the local Salvation Army and it’s a way for the art students to give back to the community and also to have an additional art experience,” Rigdon said. “The students usually create two dimensional art but making bowls is an opportunity for them to create 3D art.” By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:31 pm Thursday, November 6, 2014 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster Skip Email the author Sponsored Content 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 “The slab method gives the students an opportunity to use their imaginations and to be creative with their craftsmanship.”Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director, said each year the students have participated in the Empty Bowls project their artwork has become more involved and more artistic.“The bowls this year show a lot of creativity and imagination and very good craftsmanship,” she said. “When the bowls are glazed and fired, they will really take on another quality and be very nice pieces of pottery and artistic creations for our Empty Bowls fundraiser.”May expressed appreciation to Rigdon, her art students and the Troy University art education students for their assistance. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration PCHS students make art for the cause Latest Stories Print Article “It’s good to see young people doing something so important for their community,” May said. “We don’t often think about the fact that there are people in our community who are hungry. We just think that happens in other places but it happens here and much more often than most people think.“Hopefully, the Empty Bowls project will help these art students be more aware of the needs in our community and to continue to give back to those in need.”May said there are always requests for food at the Salvation Army Service Center in Troy especially during the winter months when utility bills are historically higher.“We always have a great need for canned meat products because they are more expensive,” May said. “But all non-perishable items are greatly appreciated.”All funds raised by at the Empty Bowls Luncheon on April 17 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy will support the Pike County Salvation Army’s food bank.For more information, contact the Salvation Army Service Center at 334-808-1069.X “The students make two bowls, one to keep and the other to donate to the Empty Bowls luncheon in April. The clay and glazes are donated so it gives us another opportunity to make bowls.”Troy University art education students assist with the Empty Bowls project at PCHS and gain an opportunity to work directly with high school students in a classroom situation.“In the past two years, we have set aside one day for making bowls for the Salvation Army’s fundraiser,” Rigdon said. “This year, we have taken three days and are making bowls using three different techniques – hump bowls using inner support and outer support and then making and decorating slabs and putting them together to create unique bowls. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) You Might Like Pumpkins (Photo Gallery) Children gathered at the Square in Troy on Friday for Pumpkins on the Square.  Grown-ups got in on the fun… read morelast_img read more

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Sworn in: Brundidge native takes office as Covington circuit judge

first_img Print Article Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Keep Troy Beautiful hosting ‘team up to clean up’ event Bush Memorial Baptist Church members, above, volunteered to clean up a shopping center parking lot earlier this month as part… read more Bowden, a 1985 graduate of Pike Liberal Arts School and the University of Alabama School of Law, 1989, served in the Air Force for four years before joining the Albritton Law Firm in Andalusia, which was, at that time, the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the state.Bowden said he doesn’t remember wanting to be anything but a lawyer since middle school.“I guess that influence came from my cousin, Don Dickert, who is an attorney and municipal judge in Brundidge, and Judge Bill Barr in Troy,” he said. “It was an honor and a tremendous learning experience to work with the Albritton Law Firm.” Sworn in: Brundidge native takes office as Covington circuit judge By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge native Ben Bowden was sworn in as the new circuit judge in Covington County on Thursday. Inset below, also at the ceremony were, from left, his parents Lawrence and Sara Bowden; Bowden; his wife Angie and Sim.Brundidge native Ben Bowden was sworn in as Circuit Judge of the Alabama 22nd Judicial Circuit Place 2 at a ceremony at the Covington County Courthouse Thursday morning.Bowden, who had served Covington County as probate judge since November 2008, won his bid for election as circuit judge March 1 with 52 percent of the votes cast.Although Bowden has no Democratic challenger in the November General Election he would not be elected until after the election. However, sitting judge, Ashley McKathan will retire at the end of March and Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Bowden to fill the remaining months of McKathan’s term. Bowden’s elected term of office will begin in January 2017. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Friday, March 18, 2016 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Bowden was deployed with the Air Force Reserve to Iraq in the spring and summer of 2008.He was appointed probate judge of Covington County in 2008 by Gov. Bob Riley.On March 13, 2012, Bowden won the Republican Primary election for his office. He was elected without opposition in November 2012 “I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to public service, so I sought the appointment and won,” Bowden said. “I was then elected to that position. I’ve always said the position of probate judge is the best in the courthouse and I have enjoyed my service there and look forward to continuing my service as circuit judge.”Bowden said running for public office is hard but rewarding work. Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “I have met so many wonderful people on the campaign trail that I would never have known,” he said. “I believe my family and I have made a connection with the people of Covington County. The campaign for circuit judge was a struggle but it was also a great opportunity.”As circuit judge, Bowden said his duties will be different from the primarily administrative and regulatory responsibilities of a probate judge.“I willingly accept the challenges of managing the courtroom,” he said. “That is where I want to be at this time in my career.”With election to the circuit court system, Bowden will now step out of the public eye and that will be a welcome change for him.“I enjoy the courtroom environment and all it involves,” he said. “I look forward to being a judge and handling cases and solving the problems that come before the court. This is where I want to be and what I want to be doing.”Bowden credits his parents, Lawrence and Sara Bowden of Brundidge, for providing the foundation necessary for him to be where he is.“My parents have been and are a great source of inspiration for me,” he said. “Not just by what they say but by the way they live their lives. They have taught me how to treat people with caring and compassion. They have shown me how to live my life by example. They are special people.”Bowden, laughingly, said his campaign committee was made up of his wife, Angie; daughter, Annabeth, who is a junior at Southern Methodist University; and son, Sim, who is junior at Andalusia High School.“They went with me door-to-door and every step of the way,” he said. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”Bowden and Wes Allen, Pike County’s probate judge, are close friends. Bowden’s mother often teased Allen that he was the second best probate judge in Alabama.“The morning after I won the election for circuit judge, my mother called Wes and told him that now, ‘he’ is the best probate judge in Alabama,” Bowden said, laughing.” Sponsored Content Email the author 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. 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