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Teen Center update

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 8:18 PM

We had students from three schools in attendance, as well as some interested adults. The students completed questionnaires about whether they thought a teen center was needed, what they would like to see provided, and how it would affect our community.

They were very interested in seeing this "get off the ground." They had some new ideas and many of them corresponded with what our committee has been discussing. So, that was good!

We kicked around some possibilities for names. No decision was made about that. We will plan to meet Sunday, May 18 at People's Bank from 2-3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.


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What will this Teen Center be doing? And how will it be Funded?

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 9:16 PM

"And how will it be Funded?"

by selling SSA sanctioned clothing;)

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 10:11 PM

It is religious funded isn't it Steve?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 11:22 PM

There are faith oreinted folks involved but no one church is behind this. I will pose this question to Kathy Gregory who is a primary organizer, and post her response. Since I was not involved in it from the beginning, I do not want to misrepresent anything.

As far as what they will be doing, they want to provide a safe, gathering place for teens to hang-out. This will include having games, drinks & snacks, etc. Teen and community input will be used to customize it to our local youth.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 5:41 AM

I was not able to attend, but really wanted too!

I think it is a GREAT idea, and that there should be a desinated place in the building for the teens to study; like a "quiet" place.

-- Posted by Mary on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 11:16 AM

Personally I think it is a wonderful idea

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 2:10 PM

Need some Evil Monkey help?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 6:42 PM

Once everything is in order post back on where to send donations or funding too. So those that want to help with funding and donation of supplies can help.

One day I was thinking about what I would do if I won the Lottery. (Millions) After first paying off all my bills, Buying my dream home, establishing me a residual income business, taking care of some of the needs of family members, contributing to charity, churches, and much needed organizations;

I would be creating me a program that would help benefit different schools and communities. This Idea came to me from watching TV shows like "Fear Factor", "Road Rules", and a few others; but TOTALLY without the dangerous stunts. It will be games created for different Age groups, to win a prize for themselves, or for their school, or for charity.

Each school would pick 10 great atheletes 5 girls and 5 boys; 5 great math students, 5 good spellers.

They all will compete against other schools to win prizes for their school. Computers, Books, School equipement and something for themselves like $500.00 each child (20 total) only one school can win. This program would be once a year, at the end of the school year.

Another program would be Win a new car, or win a new House. This would consist of a "City" Treasure Hunt. ONLY people living in that city (Proof of Address) for at least 6 months in the city can participate. Must be 18 years old for the house, and 16 with drivers license for the car. Their would be 3 days to sign up for it, (with proof of adress, age and drivers licensing for car) The Treasure Hunt will last one week. A clue will be given every day of where to find the next clue, (Actual Locations in that city) the first person to bring forth the treasure wins the prize. This program would be done twice a year, One for the car, and one for the house.

Would also have a program that will pay for "some" Home improvements of 2 or 3 homes a year as long as the money is still there to do so. This program will take name and addresses of people who want Improvements done to their home for one week, It will then pick the 2 or 3 houses to be improved, will give them 3 Local contractors with at least 10 or more years experience to choose from to do the work.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 10:40 PM

You may be able to do something like this with the youth center. If people are donating things that will make a great prize. Have them "solving the clue" problem games, Name that tune games, Shooting the most baskets, The closets horse-shoe toss type of games, etc.

You can also have them participating, in a "Help your neighbor" day. Once a month during the summer time, the center can pick a elderly, or someone disable or in need that needs their grass cut. Have people willing to donate a few Lawn mowers to let the kids cut grass (A couple of adult supervision people their helping with weed eating) and have some sweep the sidewalks, drive way, and porch.

Then take them back to the center for food and a treat. Elderly church members, will be good to look into for cutting there grass.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 11:11 PM

Making fund raising fun should always be a winner. You do some creative thinking. I will encourage the organizers to star posting on here.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:07 AM

Great stevemills!

Evil Monkey do you know alot about computers? My computer will not start when I first try to turn it on. I have to turn the switch of in the back of the tower, remove the side casing to the tower and blow the inside with a hair dryer; then put the casing back on, turn the switch to the back of the tower back on and push the start botton on the front of the tower each time before it will start. It will start after I blow the inside of the tower with a hair dryer. Do you know why this may be?

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:00 PM

could be a number of things, call me at 931-536-1279 I am going to the red hat parade today and will be there for a few hours. But after 2pm, I should be available.

Ok how old is the computer? It sounds like a faulty switch or maybe a wire loose from the switch to the motherboard. I don't see why hot air would allow something to start unless it allowed a connection to expand enough to produce a contact lead. Worst case scenario would be a faulty motherboard. Best case would be a wire not being fully connected.

Check the really thin wires that go from the switch to the motherboard leads and make sure they are secured.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 10:13 AM

I can not imagine why the hair dryer works either but out of curiosity, how did you ever come up with that solution? Did you feel that it was extremely humid and tried to dry it out? Or????

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 6:57 PM

I wondered the same thing Steve, I just thought maybe she was trying to get the dust out of it by using a blow dryer.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 7:16 PM

Ditto. I have heard dust cause overheating before but EM might have hit on a reason for it not starting up. I never would have thought of heat expanding the connection to make better contact.

If it does get solved, would EM or Momof3 let us know the solution? This is a curious one.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 8:53 PM

I haven't heard from her, so I cannot comment on it. Trust me, I would love to know too.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 9:09 PM

I can not imagine why the hair dryer works either but out of curiosity, how did you ever come up with that solution? Did you feel that it was extremely humid and tried to dry it out? Or????

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 6:57 PM

Hehehehehe! It is funny, when I think about it, me having to use a Hair dryer to make my computer work. What happened was I tried to turn on the computer and it wouldn't cut on. So I unhooked everything from my tower, removed the side panel on the tower so I can make sure nothing was a loose. When I looked inside, it had alot of dust in it. I tried to blow it out with my mouth which stirred in my face, so I got my hair dryer instead to blow out the dust. I pushed slightly on everything to make sure everything was in place, then put the side panel back on the tower, hooked everything back up to the computer and tried to turn it on. And it came on.

When I cut it off, and try to turn it on the next day it would not cut on, until I unhooked everything and blew the inside of the tower with the dryer. After a while when it would not cut on, I did not unhook anything, just blew the inside with the hair dryer and it would cut on. So I have been doing that every since. It will not start, unless I blow the inside of the tower with my hair dryer. I have talked to Evil Monkey, and explained that their was 4 things in the tower that looked like triple A, or double A batteries standing upside down that have corrosion on it. It looks just like a corroded battery, it is attached to the motherboard. Evil monkey can explain it better to you than I can. The corrosion is keeping my computer from getting the electricity needed to come on. And since heat expands metal, the heat from the dryer was making these battery like things metal prongs expand enough for connection of electricity. (something like that) I need another Mother Board.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 11:12 PM

You explained it perfectly.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 11:18 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Kathy Gregory. I am not much a blogger; however, I would like to give you as much information as I can about the teen center.

Our next meeting is scheduled at People's Bank on May 18, from 2-3. I hope you will come and offer your suggestions.

We have a corp. named The Bridge of Hope Ministries. We are in the middle of getting the paperwork completed to be able to take donations.

We are hoping that the entire community (churches, businesses, and private citizens) will pitch in to take care of this project.

Thanks for your interest. Hope to meet you.

-- Posted by kg on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 12:45 PM

Kathy,

Can you contact me at 536-1279

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 8:02 PM

I would be glad to contact you this weekend. Thanks!

-- Posted by kg on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 10:00 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.