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Members of Gladeville Baptist Church have started an automotive ministry...
Guys it really is a unique idea that serves a huge need.
For most of us our car is our life line... But so many have come on tough times and are not able to keep their car or have their car fixed.
Serving that need is the vision for automotive ministries at Gladville Baptist Church.
It's not just the sound of a car starting up... For Bethany Johnson this sound is much more.
Johnson says, “The time and the effort and that they just gave it away and to them they just gave a car away and to me that is how I function with my life.”
Johnson is just one of 23 people who received a car through the Gladeville Baptist Church Automotive Ministries...
Even as we caught up with the group of men who work one day a week for two hours they are working on another car to give to a deserving family.
Butch O'Neal say, “It could easily be me life's circumstances could easily put you in the position that you couldn't get to your job you can't get to your kids.”
The automotive ministry was the brainchild of Butch O'Neal and Doe Dayton.
Butch O'Neal says, “We had this vision that we could possibly get out and get cars make them usable for the general public.”
Doe Dayton says, “People want to help people as a general rule they just won't take that step so butch and I took the step and recruited guys to come in and help.”
Almost everything you see inside this repair garage was donated- from the lift, to the tools to the cars.
The men who work on the cars don't know who will receive each one... So when they were working on this van... They didn't know it would help a single mother get a job and provide a chance to take her children to and from band practice.
Pamela Hieronimous says, “They've just given me the power and the ability and the prayers have all been answered to help provide that for me and give me a chance to start over and do good.”
The founders hope this garage will one day be a chance to mentor young men and provide workshops.
The Automotive Ministries say it is in great need of supplies and car donations --whether they run or not.
To find out how to donate a car or automotive supplies- go to Fox Links.
Tuesday, November 13 2012, 10:34 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.