MANO hosts Disney film inspiration at 5k run

first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Caitlin Andreen printJohnny Samaniego, from Disney’s recent movie McFarland USA, spoke to runners at J.P. Elder Middle School in Fort Worth Saturday as part of a 5k run hosted by Men Advancing New Opportunities (MANO).The movie follows the story of Samaniego and his teammates as they take on the cross country state championship in 1987.  McFarland High School was a predominantly Mexican-American school.“Our parents installed in us three things,” Samaniego said. “First was God, the second was family and the third thing was education. In that order right there.”Samaniego said he has coached girls basketball for the last twelve years in California.  He now teaches the same values taught to him by his cross country coach, played by Kevin Costner in the film, to his basketball team.“It’s all in the attitude,” Samaniego said. “You can’t change the situations, you can’t change the problems and you can’t change the issues, but something you can control is attitude.”Samaniego said he was honored to attend the first annual MANO 5k.“I just hope and wish that for years to come it becomes something wonderful so that the community can come together,” he said.Alejandro Story, a MANO board member, said MANO has several core values that they preach to their members.“MANO’s mission is to promote the advancement of Latino men in public, corporate and civic life through exposure to opportunities, engagement in personal growth and service to our community through high personal and communal expectations,” Story said.Story leads a camp each summer called Project Caballeros that serves Latino males in seventh and eight grade. Story said he intends to help Latino males realize their place in the community.“We will be focusing on four core characteristics of being a Latino male in our community: self awareness, Latino culture, the male gender and leadership,” Story said.Heroes for Hope Among those in attendance at the MANO 5k were organizations Heroes for Hope, which benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kidd’s Kids and My Team Triumph DFW.Alisha Grady, a Heroes for Hope representative, said each year they pick an ambassador of hope for the race to tell a child’s story.“This year our ambassador is Micah Ahern, he’s six years old and fighting Neuroblastoma,” Grady said.Grady said Ahern means a tremendous amount to the TCU and Fort Worth communities as Ahern has become closely involved with TCU athletic programs. The baseball team even officially made him a honorary Horned Frog.The Heroes for Hope 5k is scheduled for August 15.​ Twitter ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Caitlin Andreen “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Previous articleVenues in Fort Worth to host several concerts this JuneNext articleContest brings awareness to water efficiency in Fort Worth Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Caitlin Andreen Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week Caitlin Andreen HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals Facebook Linkedin Facebook “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Caitlin Andreen Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Old Christmas at Clay Hill: The quiet side of Christmas

first_img You Might Like Traffic stop, chase leads to marijuana arrests A Troy man was taken in to custody following a brief chase on Butter and Egg Road Monday Morning. Tarvarus… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Old Christmas at Clay Hill: The quiet side of Christmas Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Old Christmas at Clay Hill is traditionally held on January 6 at historic Clay Hill Church in Pronto. The service celebrates the arrival of the Wise Men who traveled for two years to worship the Christ Child. David and Melanie Adams and baby Macy portrayed the Holy family. Eddie Powell, pictured, Lawrence Bowden and Don Renfroe were the Wise Men.Old Christmas at Clay Hill is celebrated on January 6 each year at historic Clay Hill Church in rural Pike County.It was on this night more than 2,000 years ago that the Three Wise Men came to Bethlehem to look upon the Christ Child.“When they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down and worshipped him. And when they opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh,” from the Gospel of St. Luke. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Cleone Rogers of Troy has January 6 marked on her calendar, however, there’s no need.“I look forward to Old Christmas every year,” she said. “I get such a good feeling when I’m there. It is such a touching service. I feel closer to God in that old country church. When they lay that little baby in the manger, there is no way I can describe the feeling I have.”Rogers said the music played on traditional instruments, the special songs and the congregational singing combine to keep Old Christmas in her heart all year long.”Mike Amos of Troy is also a regular at Old Christmas at Clay Hill. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 7, 2013 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. 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 Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I look forward to Old Christmas every year,” he said. “It is such a great atmosphere for those who love the Lord and love Christmas. It’s nostalgic. It’s Christmas at its best.”For Mary Helms Adams, Old Christmas brings the Christmas season to a close in a meaningful, peaceful way.“It’s the simplicity of the service,” Adams said. “So simple but so meaningful. Old Christmas is what Christmas really is.”James Ketchum experienced Old Christmas at Clay Hill for the first time.He said the service, in theory, seemed a bit awkward being so long after Christmas Day. “But it was uniquely meaningful and spiritual,” he said. “I had heard about Old Christmas but now that I’ve experienced it, I understand.” Skip The Rev. Michael Lawler, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, said at Old Christmas at Clay Hill services Sunday night that the Wise Men followed the Star of Bethlehem for two years before they found their way to the Christ Child.“On this night, Old Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of the Wise Men with a special service of scriptures and songs,” Lawler told those who gathered at the 143-year-old church to celebrate the close of the 12 days of Christmas in a peaceful, quiet and meaningful way.Nine churches were represented at the non-denominational Old Christmas service. Some were attending for the first time, others for many of the 16 years Brundidge United Methodist Church has held Old Christmas services at the historic church.last_img read more