Hotel showers lacking; Bryan Real on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon; Buck Park grafitti; Jackie Lesher fundraiser; Hutch Coach of the Year; Who should pick up trash in a neighborhood?; Look out for special needs kids; Don’t believe it!

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The column that asks have you ever stayed at a hotel or on a cruise ship where the shower poured water out so strongly that, when you were done, it felt like you had been hanging under a waterfall?

By Jack Hummel

Radio: 92.1 FM WVLT Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

U.S. Army: RA13815980

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Good evening!

We can urinate faster than most showers flow in hotels.

Bryan Real, the most exciting community activist in Bridgeton right now, will be with us on Saturday at noon on 92.1 FM, and if it doesn’t excite you, step aside.

“A few weeks ago, the glass arts folks put on a great event at the waterfront.

“It was a great night and the scenery was amazing. Between the art and the park itself, it was just a nice relaxing night.

“However, as my wife and I walked past the statue of Captain Buck, there is a sign that tells you about him. Please forgive the language, but anyone can see this.

“I am not posting this to be negative (most of you know that I’m about the positive things happening), but it’s a reminder that there is much work to do. All the way around.

“What inspired me was the last sentence. ‘Though he died before his dreams for the city became a reality, Captain Buck’s rugged spirit and far-reaching vision gave Millville a resilient foundation that endures today.’

“Yes, I believe it does. It’s a war not versus people, but the spirit of good and evil. There is a choice to make. Some of you will post the negative and how this is one more issue and how bad it is. But others will post things about how we CAN change it.

“The choice is yours. Let’s keep the good things going.”

— Pastor Steve Harris,

Millville Community Church

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“My name is Jaclyn Lesher.

“I am a Cumberland Regional  high school senior. I have been selected to play in the Softball Factory Christmas Tournament in Vero Beach, FL, in December.

“I will be training with pro scouts, players, and college coaches in accelerated tournament play and softball instruction. The money I am raising will be going toward transportation, hotel, food, training, coaching, insurance, registration, and instruction. Funds are needed within the next couple months.

“Any amount is appreciated.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.  I am very proud to be selected to such a high caliber team. I have worked my whole life to get to play at a higher level of softball and would love to continue on through the college level. If you’d like to look into what Softball Factory is, log onto Softballfactory.com.

“I would be so thankful for any help that anyone can give. I am gratetful to anyone who is willing to help.

“Thank you!”

— Jaclyn Lesher,

https://www.gofundme.com/2epgkjg

We covered her big sister in Little League Eastern Regionals.

The whole family can hit the softball.

You’ll get there, Jackie.

STUDENTathleteWorld Tours is proud to announce the selection of Bob Hutchings as our 2016 Coach of the Year.

Coach Hutchings led his U19 East Men’s Basketball team to a Silver Medal at the United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria. This was his second trip with SaW Tours and to the United World Games.

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The selection is based on helpfulness in trip preparation, post-trip survey results from parents and athletes, commitment to team safety, commitment to trip morale, athletic competition success, and most importantly a general commitment to well-being of our STUDENTathletes.

STUDENTathleteWorld Tours led 15 teams overseas in the Summer of 2016 and Hutchings was selected from a pool of 15 very talented and deserving coaches.

We would like to thank  Coach Hutchings, as well as the 14 other coaches that traveled with us this summer for being a part of our team!

Coach the U.S. men’s Olympic team in four years, Hutch.

Pop can be your assistant.

“I think I’m insane.

:Just spent 3 hours cutting grass with a push mower in this heat. Did my house and the unoccupied home to my right.

“I just can’t see myself doing my front lawn/sidewalk and leaving the neighbor’s looking a mess. Isn’t that what good neighbors are suppose to do?

“Besides the owner, Cody, is a great guy.”

— Jorje Romero

Live on the edge of a woods and never worry about grass again.

Just birds singing in the morning.

I walk around my neighborhood once a week just to pick up litter.

“Besides the green-soaked Journals thrown around that no one reads and end up littering driveways and curbs, there is a lot of trash weekly.

“I got sick of complaining about it and just pick it up weekly. In one lop around my block, I fill up and entire large yard size trash bag.”

— Cathy Cooper

Trash pick-up days are inevitable.

But it’s a negative solution to a positive problem.

It’s never the people in the trash-strewn community doing the cleaning up. And that’s not fair.

How do you get them involved in a positive way?

“Camden County confidentially paid out $5,000 of a total of $14,500 to settle man’s claim that he was wrongly charged and ejected from a Toby Keith concert.”

— John Paff

“”I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar.”

— Bob Lemon,

Cleveland Indians pitcher

“I would just like to put this out there!

“If your kids are not around special needs kids at school and have never been taught that not everyone is the same then maybe you could take 10 minutes tonight to explain this to them, because, even though they may not be around these kids at school, they may see them at a restaurant  at the mall, at the grocery … or even at the park.

“In light of recent events on the exclusion of an autistic child from participating in a school trip and a Downs Syndrome child being kicked out of dance class because she couldn’t keep up, I feel the need to write this.

“There are boys and girls that nobody invites to birthday parties, for example. There are special kids who want to belong to a team, but don’t get selected because it is more important to win than include these children.

“Children with special needs are not rare or strange, they only want what everyone else wants — to be accepted.”

— Donna Hummel Chrzanowski

“Believe half of what you hear and half of what you read. And then still research the facts.”

— Peggy Gentile-Van Meter

And believe absolutely nothing on cable TV.

It’s so slanted, chairs slide off the set.

If you listen to a speech and you have to have somebody interpret it for you, sign up for night classes.

Not a good outlooks: “I think you can go to the family center and use the pool for a small fee and there is no drug needles there or druggies.”

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Since when does a rookie quarterback become the second coming before he walks on water? 

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Hotel showers lacking; Bryan Real on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon; Buck Park grafitti; Jackie Lesher fundraiser; Hutch Coach of the Year; Who should pick up trash in a neighborhood?; Look out for special needs kids; Don’t believe it!

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