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by Sue Schumann Warner – 

by Sue Schumann WarnerBut the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonble, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hyprocisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
James 3: 17-18

“Days of Beauty”
Residents of the Pasadena and Hollywood Silvercrests are being treated to a day of beauty by local volunteers who give free facials, manicures, pedicures, and haircuts, along with other hairstyling. “We’ve done this before on a smaller scale, but this time the full treatment is coming to the residents in their homes,” said Michelle Motley, director of volunteer services for the Southern California Division.

Red Shield Starlites
win Grand Marshall Cup
Envoy Ron McKinney reports the Denver Red Shield’s Colorado Starlites recently won the Lafayette, Colorado Grand Marshall’s Cup for the best marching unit in the parade. The Starlites, recognized as one of the best drill and drum brigades in the state of Colorado, have performed in nine major parades this year and placed first in six. In addition to being a precision marching unit, their spiritual witness is a testimony to the effectiveness of The Salvation Army’s programs.

Each member maintains a 2.5 to 3.6 GPA in school, attends church, and volunteers for various Red Shield outreach projects. The Starlites will be performing at the Pepsi Center as part of the Denver Salvation Army Christmas Kick-Off program with Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Tony Granato on November 24th.

Army assists
hurricane victims
Throughout the Eastern seaboard, The Salvation Army was on hand to assist victims and relief workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. More than a million were left without power and 26 counties were warned of contaminated water supplies.

In the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, canteens and mobile feeding units served 7,500 – 8,000 meals per day with the assistance of the Southern Baptist Disaster Response. In Plymouth, N.C., the Army served more than 28,000 meals in the first 36 hours of disaster response, and in Hatteras Village, N.C., up to 1,100 victims gathered for meals and fellowship at an Army feeding center.

Stockton karate
program a hit
Captains Kit and Pat Wetter, Stockton, Calif. corps officers, are implementing an innovative recreational program for youth and adults that features instruction on the technique of Kajukenbo Karate. Students can take two, 2-hour sessions per week in the corps’ gym for only $15 per month. Classes are taught by Ray Lopez, a seventh degree black belt and recipient of the Golden State Karate Association 2002 Black Belt Hall of Fame Award. The ultimate aim of the Kajukenbo Karate program, says Lopez, is the development of human character through disciplined training.

Congratulations in store
Congratulations to San Bernardino Advisory Board member Richard Kimball, who is now the president of the Native Sons of the Golden West. Also to San Bernardino Corps Officer Major Russell Fritz, who has become the president of the Rotary Club North of San Bernardino.

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