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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For more information, call (562) 789-0550 or (951) 545-1270. Plans set for free holiday dinners WHITTIER – In the spirit of community and sharing during the Thanksgiving holiday season, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will once again open its doors and serve free Thanksgiving meals to community members. Twelve sites at various parks in unincorporated areas, will serve Thanksgiving dinner to those who need it and combat hunger and loneliness during the holidays. Dinner will be served from from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Solid Faith Christian Church, 5724 Esperanza Ave. For more information, call (562) 692-8567. Another dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road. For more information, call (562) 944-9727. Be a leader at Boys & Girls Club WHITTIER – Sign up today for the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier’s “Leaders in Training” program. You will find out what it’s like to be a leader by helping younger members and staff while working in a positive environment. Activities include field trips to Magic Mountain and fun events such as baseball games, pizza parties and movie nights. Fill out an application from 2:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays at 7905 S. Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-8630, Ext. 100. Change in SFS council meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, 11710 E. Telegraph Road. The meetings are regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Fumigation set at police center SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Police Services Center will be closed because of fumigation from Thursday through Nov. 25. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Nov. 26. If you need assistance during this time, call (562) 409-1850, or call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8240. Help with food stamps for seniors WHITTIER – A representative of the county Department of Public Social Services will help seniors with applications for food stamps from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Spanish translation will be available. For more information or to set an appointment, call (562) 464-3370. City photo contest spotlights winter LA MIRADA – The city is accepting submissions for its Winter Photo Contest, open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. All photos must be taken in the city limits. Contestants must fill out an entry form and waiver before submitting photos. The categories are people, public places and nature. Only three submissions are allowed per person. Prizes include a pair of tickets to the La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce is presenting a free family seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Lydia Jackson Elementary School, 8015 Painter Ave. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be training sessions on youth behavior indicators, helping children avoid peer pressure, parental rights, the role of fathers in families, combating graffiti and youth crime, diabetes prevention, and maintenance and forming a Neighborhood Watch. A continental breakfast and child care will be provided. last_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: LENNON DELIGHT AS HOOPS CLAIM SCOTTISH CUP

first_imgCeltic forgot about their disappointment at not winning the league after easily brushing aside Motherwell 3-0 to win the Scottish Cup.It’s the club’s first trophy since 2009 and Neil Lennon’s first as manager. Goals from Ki Sung-Yeung, Charlie Mulgrew and an own goal by Motherwell captain Stephen Craigon gave Celtic the silverware.“We’ve had a great season and fell short in the championship, but this is a fitting end,” said Lennon“I’m delighted for everyone associated with the club. It’s an important day. The performance today merited it.”A sensational 32nd minute strike from Ki Sung-Yeung was enhanced by Mark Wilson’s deflected shot and an inch-perfect Charlie Mulgrew free-kick five minutes from full-time to hand Lennon his first silverware in charge of Celtic. The Co Armagh man was proud to claim a trophy in his debut season, despite the disappointment of narrowly losing out on the league championship to Rangers last week.“It’s the first trophy for a few years and the players deserve it – so do the supporters,” said Lennon.“Motherwell did very well and made a great contribution to the final, but we were superb.“We were a bit too clinical at times and tried to walk the ball into the net at times.“You can’t deny the quality in the squad, and it manifested itself again today.”A turbulent season for Lennon was rounded off with the news from the club’s majority shareholder, Dermot Desmond, that a long-term contract would be forthcoming in the next few days. “I hope so,” said Lennon. “It’s a great privilege and Mr Desmond has been very good to me in my time as manager so far.“Even in my time as a player, he gave me great counsel throughout the season.“For all Celtic supporters out there, he’s a huge Celtic fan and he has the best interests of the club at heart.“He was as disappointed as anyone with the way the season ended, so I hope he’s enjoyed himself today.” Celtic’s squad were also praised by Lennon and he pledged to bolster the playing staff and maintain a free-flowing style of play next season.“We love the game, we try to entertain and we try to win with a bit of style,” said Lennon.“It doesn’t always get you over the line – but if we keep playing and strengthening the squad in a few areas, we’re not too far away from having a very good team.“We’ll sit down and look at some options and identify players – whether we get them or not is another thing.“But the players we’ve brought in are great – they’ve all made a huge contribution to the season.”DDTV VIDEO: LENNON DELIGHT AS HOOPS CLAIM SCOTTISH CUP was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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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