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Church offers counselling to children affected by Grenfell Tower fire - Catholic Herald Online

Monday, June 19, 2017

What they have witnessed was incredibly shocking. Television and media can only touch on it."Church agencies are helping London Catholic school students cope with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire, including knowing that some of their fellow students are missing.Children who attended Catholic schools in the shadow of Grenfell Tower are among about 76 people who have yet to be accounted for. Police have confirmed that 30 people died in the June 14 fire, with the death toll expected to rise as emergency services personnel search the ruins for bodies.John Paul Morrison, the director of education for the Archdiocese of Westminster, told Catholic News Service the archdiocese was offering counseling to students, to help them to deal with the trauma of the tragedy.“What they have witnessed was incredibly shocking,” said Morrison. “Television and media can only touch on it.“The thing that really hit the students was the screaming,” he said. “I spoke to some people yesterday who were very upset by that – by hearing, ‘Help me!’, ‘Help me!'”Morrison confirmed that students were missing from the schools, but he declined to say how many, saying he did not wish to identify them pre...

Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Dallas theaters lose a directing titan with René Moreno's sudden passing - CultureMap Dallas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Moreno said at the time. “The chair symbolized Richard’s interior insecurities.” Moreno staged plays at all of DFW’s major professional theaters and at most of its smaller ones, directing for WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Theatre Three, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Dallas, WingSpan, and many others. He was versatile, taking on classical works, musicals, farces, children’s plays, and even some scripts other directors deemed impossible to stage. One of those was Tennessee Williams’ universally ill-regarded The Gnadiges Fraulein, which Moreno turned into a critical and audience hit for WingSpan at the Bath House Cultural Center in 2006. In 2014, he directed a cast of kids and teens in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Plano’s Fun House Theatre and Film. Critics and audiences were spellbound at the clarity and comic snap the actors (ages 10 to 15) brought to the difficult piece under Moreno’s direction. Hallmarks of Moreno’s directing style were his attention to detail in all aspects of a production, and his ability to challenge actors to be better, no matter how good they thought they were already. Veteran Dallas actor Pam Dougherty starred in Moreno’s productions of Tracy Letts’ massive family drama August: Osage County at WaterTower and at Oklahoma City Rep in 2010. She called the director “a sculptor” who shaped every moment in a play, but in a way that left room for actors to be creative on their own. Playing a hard-drinking older woman in Contemporary Theatre’s 2012 production of The Night of the Iguana, Dallas actor Cindee Mayfield recalled in an interview that Moreno “challenged me to expand into unknown parts of myself and then supported and encouraged me. It was truly an unforgettable experience. He never lost faith in me." Critics often overused the adjectives “superb” and “brilliant” in their praise of Moreno’s directorial efforts, but only because there were no better superlatives. He won every local award for his work many times over. The DFW Critics Forum, which gathers annually to vote on honors for local productions, began giving Moreno an overall award for his entire season of directing assignments in multiple theaters. It was too hard to choose just one. Moreno had been scheduled to return to WaterTower this spring to direct Karen Zacárias’ Native Gardens, but it was announced a few weeks ago that David Lozano, of Dallas’ Cara Mía Theatre Co., would take over, making his directorial debut at the Addison theater. "We at WaterTower Theatre are deeply saddened by the passing of René,” says the company’s new artistic director, Joanie Schultz, in a statement. “He was an important artist in our WaterTower family, and directed work that had an impact on our art...

Century-old bell on its way home to Old Belgian Church - Great Falls Tribune

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A few years later, the church bell Monsignor Day had donated with such hope and promise was removed from the Old Belgian Church belfry and carefully placed in a newly built bell tower outside Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dupuyer.One century on, and the bell of Monsignor Day has now served a double life – residing in equal parts at both the Old Belgian Church and at Holy Cross. The question has now become, where is its rightful home?In 2001 a group of descendants of the original Belgian and Dutch colonists came together to rebuild a perimeter fence built to keep wandering cows out of the Old Belgian Church cemetery. It was then that they realized how far into disrepair the long empty church had fallen.The roof was sagging and leaking badly. The plaster lining the church walls had begun to peel away, and its ceiling was close to collapse. Pigeons, mice and bees had made a wreck of the interior.meta itemprop="width" c...

Beloved local actor, director, educator René Moreno dead at 57 - Dallas News

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Theatre and Houston's Alley Theatre. Moreno returned to Dallas after the accident that cost him the use of his legs. He continued to act, performing at Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three and Wingspan Theatre Company while taking on film roles. He enrolled in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts Graduate Studies program and earned an M.F.A. in directing in 2001. He was frequently honored with Best Director awards and taught classes and taught workshops at many colleges, universities and high schools.  Mark Oristano, who performed in The Wrestling Season under Moreno's direction, remembers him as a friend, "a superb artist" and an inspiring teacher."I think the greatest thing he gave actors was the instruction to always go to the text for answers. Many's the time he would stop a scene in rehearsal and ask an actor, 'Why did you say that?' My standard reply always was, 'Because it's in the script.' But you always had to dig deep and find out why the words were written the way they were."The funeral  will be 11 a.m. April 1 at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, with a public celebration of his life and work April 29 at 1 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. Moreno is survived by McMullen; his parents, Finees and Myriam Moreno and sisters Raquel Moreno, Esther Moreno and Elaine Perez. In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to make a donation to a charity of their choice.Updated at  2 p.m. March 29, 2017. Adds additional information about arrangements and the cause of death.Updated at 7 p.m. March 30, 2017. Adds additional information about public celebration of René Moreno's life and work.

John Hinkle

Saturday, April 08, 2017

I. Bill. John worked with Graves Construction; T.C. Britton; Creative Construction; and J.H. Fralin & Son in the Roanoke area as well as various parts of North Carolina and Virginia. He built several tower installations for the C & P Telephone Company, as well as schools and business buildings in and around the Roanoke area. He is a Master Mason of the East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM based in Cumberland, Maryland. He was also a member of The Scottish Rite Valley of Cumberland and The Kazim Temple of Richmond. John was an avid hunter, fisherman, shooter, and conservationist. He was a life member of the American Trap Shooting Association, a member of The Single Action Shooting (SASS), a former member of The International Brotherhood of Single Action Revolvers (ISBAR), a member of Isaac Walton League, as well as American Legion Post 03 and VFW Post 1264, and an endowment life member of the NRA. He organized the Big Lick Long Rifles who are still active and shoot at a Floyd, Virginia range. His muzzle-loading rifles that he designed from a block of wood can attest to his woodworking skills. John and Lois loved fishing from their off-shore boat, the “Osie Ain” in the Chesapeake Bay area. After selling the big boat, they downsized to smaller fishing boats and spent many happy weekends with his dedicated fishing partner, Jack Reynolds, from Richmond. His God-given talent, working with wood, will be his legacy at College Lutheran Church in Salem where he has been a long time member. His unique portable altar stands in the church chapel along with his creative candle sticks, crosses, easels, and church directional signs. The beautifully designed baptismal font, representing the Triune God, is placed in the center of the church nave in loving memory of his parents, Raymond and Leah Hinkle. John was a cancer survivor. He endured many operations as a result of his disease, he later developed COPD. He jokingly said he was a “graduating member of Good Samaritan Hospice” in 2010. He no longer will be tethered to oxygen supports that he was e...

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Church offers counselling to children affected by Grenfell Tower fire - Catholic Herald Online

Monday, June 19, 2017

What they have witnessed was incredibly shocking. Television and media can only touch on it."Church agencies are helping London Catholic school students cope with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire, including knowing that some of their fellow students are missing.Children who attended Catholic schools in the shadow of Grenfell Tower are among about 76 people who have yet to be accounted for. Police have confirmed that 30 people died in the June 14 fire, with the death toll expected to rise as emergency services personnel search the ruins for bodies.John Paul Morrison, the director of education for the Archdiocese of Westminster, told Catholic News Service the archdiocese was offering counseling to students, to help them to deal with the trauma of the tragedy.“What they have witnessed was incredibly shocking,” said Morrison. “Television and media can only touch on it.“The thing that really hit the students was the screaming,” he said. “I spoke to some people yesterday who were very upset by that – by hearing, ‘Help me!’, ‘Help me!'”Morrison confirmed that students were missing from the schools, but he declined to say how many, saying he did not wish to identify them pre...

Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Dallas theaters lose a directing titan with René Moreno's sudden passing - CultureMap Dallas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Moreno said at the time. “The chair symbolized Richard’s interior insecurities.” Moreno staged plays at all of DFW’s major professional theaters and at most of its smaller ones, directing for WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Theatre Three, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Dallas, WingSpan, and many others. He was versatile, taking on classical works, musicals, farces, children’s plays, and even some scripts other directors deemed impossible to stage. One of those was Tennessee Williams’ universally ill-regarded The Gnadiges Fraulein, which Moreno turned into a critical and audience hit for WingSpan at the Bath House Cultural Center in 2006. In 2014, he directed a cast of kids and teens in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Plano’s Fun House Theatre and Film. Critics and audiences were spellbound at the clarity and comic snap the actors (ages 10 to 15) brought to the difficult piece under Moreno’s direction. Hallmarks of Moreno’s directing style were his attention to detail in all aspects of a production, and his ability to challenge actors to be better, no matter how good they thought they were already. Veteran Dallas actor Pam Dougherty starred in Moreno’s productions of Tracy Letts’ massive family drama August: Osage County at WaterTower and at Oklahoma City Rep in 2010. She called the director “a sculptor” who shaped every moment in a play, but in a way that left room for actors to be creative on their own. Playing a hard-drinking older woman in Contemporary Theatre’s 2012 production of The Night of the Iguana, Dallas actor Cindee Mayfield recalled in an interview that Moreno “challenged me to expand into unknown parts of myself and then supported and encouraged me. It was truly an unforgettable experience. He never lost faith in me." Critics often overused the adjectives “superb” and “brilliant” in their praise of Moreno’s directorial efforts, but only because there were no better superlatives. He won every local award for his work many times over. The DFW Critics Forum, which gathers annually to vote on honors for local productions, began giving Moreno an overall award for his entire season of directing assignments in multiple theaters. It was too hard to choose just one. Moreno had been scheduled to return to WaterTower this spring to direct Karen Zacárias’ Native Gardens, but it was announced a few weeks ago that David Lozano, of Dallas’ Cara Mía Theatre Co., would take over, making his directorial debut at the Addison theater. "We at WaterTower Theatre are deeply saddened by the passing of René,” says the company’s new artistic director, Joanie Schultz, in a statement. “He was an important artist in our WaterTower family, and directed work that had an impact on our art...

Century-old bell on its way home to Old Belgian Church - Great Falls Tribune

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A few years later, the church bell Monsignor Day had donated with such hope and promise was removed from the Old Belgian Church belfry and carefully placed in a newly built bell tower outside Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dupuyer.One century on, and the bell of Monsignor Day has now served a double life – residing in equal parts at both the Old Belgian Church and at Holy Cross. The question has now become, where is its rightful home?In 2001 a group of descendants of the original Belgian and Dutch colonists came together to rebuild a perimeter fence built to keep wandering cows out of the Old Belgian Church cemetery. It was then that they realized how far into disrepair the long empty church had fallen.The roof was sagging and leaking badly. The plaster lining the church walls had begun to peel away, and its ceiling was close to collapse. Pigeons, mice and bees had made a wreck of the interior.meta itemprop="width" c...

Beloved local actor, director, educator René Moreno dead at 57 - Dallas News

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Theatre and Houston's Alley Theatre. Moreno returned to Dallas after the accident that cost him the use of his legs. He continued to act, performing at Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three and Wingspan Theatre Company while taking on film roles. He enrolled in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts Graduate Studies program and earned an M.F.A. in directing in 2001. He was frequently honored with Best Director awards and taught classes and taught workshops at many colleges, universities and high schools.  Mark Oristano, who performed in The Wrestling Season under Moreno's direction, remembers him as a friend, "a superb artist" and an inspiring teacher."I think the greatest thing he gave actors was the instruction to always go to the text for answers. Many's the time he would stop a scene in rehearsal and ask an actor, 'Why did you say that?' My standard reply always was, 'Because it's in the script.' But you always had to dig deep and find out why the words were written the way they were."The funeral  will be 11 a.m. April 1 at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, with a public celebration of his life and work April 29 at 1 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. Moreno is survived by McMullen; his parents, Finees and Myriam Moreno and sisters Raquel Moreno, Esther Moreno and Elaine Perez. In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to make a donation to a charity of their choice.Updated at  2 p.m. March 29, 2017. Adds additional information about arrangements and the cause of death.Updated at 7 p.m. March 30, 2017. Adds additional information about public celebration of René Moreno's life and work.

John Hinkle

Saturday, April 08, 2017

I. Bill. John worked with Graves Construction; T.C. Britton; Creative Construction; and J.H. Fralin & Son in the Roanoke area as well as various parts of North Carolina and Virginia. He built several tower installations for the C & P Telephone Company, as well as schools and business buildings in and around the Roanoke area. He is a Master Mason of the East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM based in Cumberland, Maryland. He was also a member of The Scottish Rite Valley of Cumberland and The Kazim Temple of Richmond. John was an avid hunter, fisherman, shooter, and conservationist. He was a life member of the American Trap Shooting Association, a member of The Single Action Shooting (SASS), a former member of The International Brotherhood of Single Action Revolvers (ISBAR), a member of Isaac Walton League, as well as American Legion Post 03 and VFW Post 1264, and an endowment life member of the NRA. He organized the Big Lick Long Rifles who are still active and shoot at a Floyd, Virginia range. His muzzle-loading rifles that he designed from a block of wood can attest to his woodworking skills. John and Lois loved fishing from their off-shore boat, the “Osie Ain” in the Chesapeake Bay area. After selling the big boat, they downsized to smaller fishing boats and spent many happy weekends with his dedicated fishing partner, Jack Reynolds, from Richmond. His God-given talent, working with wood, will be his legacy at College Lutheran Church in Salem where he has been a long time member. His unique portable altar stands in the church chapel along with his creative candle sticks, crosses, easels, and church directional signs. The beautifully designed baptismal font, representing the Triune God, is placed in the center of the church nave in loving memory of his parents, Raymond and Leah Hinkle. John was a cancer survivor. He endured many operations as a result of his disease, he later developed COPD. He jokingly said he was a “graduating member of Good Samaritan Hospice” in 2010. He no longer will be tethered to oxygen supports that he was e...