Governor McCrory signs school prayer bill, Federal Funding for Homeless Ministries, NEWS for TUES JUNE 24..

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill into law allowing student-led prayer.
Under the new law students will be able to organize prayer groups and/or religious clubs. Students can also express their beliefs in their homework, artwork or other written assignments.
The law also stipulates that students’ actions can’t disrupt the learning process, harass other students to participate or infringe on the rights of others. The law takes effect immediately.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/23/student-led-prayer-bill-signed-into-law/

Billy Roger Bailey, a Triad Pastor who hit and killed 11-year-old Hasani Wesley at a school bus stop in 2012, pleaded guilty on Monday morning to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in Forsyth Superior Court.  The Plea Deal comes Two Months after a Judge declared a Mistrial.
Bailey will serve 30 days in jail and will be on probation for 30 months. He will also be required to perform 240 hours of community service. He was given a 60-day suspended sentence, meaning if he violates his probation, he could be sent to jail for the additional 30 days.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/23/man-accepts-plea-deal-for-lesser-charge-in-death-of-11-year-old-hit-killed-at-bus-stop/

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools FREE summer meals program started Yesterday at 20 local schools.  The Program is open to anyone under the age of 18, regardless of the school they attend and family income.  Also, Friday take-home meals will be available for students thanks to a grant from the Ronald McDonald Foundation.

http://myfox8.com/2014/06/22/free-summer-meals-program-in-forsyth-co-starts-monday/

 Local Groups That Assist the Homeless with housing and case management received a nearly 98 percent renewal rate in federal grant funding for 2014.  Almost $1.6 billion was provided nationally, including $18.1 million in North Carolina.

The Grants support Street Outreach, Client Assessment and Direct Housing Assistance to individuals and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.  Other Services, in part, include Job Training, Health Care, and Child Care.  http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/hud-grants-for-homeless-programs-totals-about-m/article_1abe2dfd-8949-5da9-a53c-954a77658b12.html

 Erickson’s Hush Puppiesis closing July 1st after 24 years at Hanes Mall. Owners Bill Erickson, and his wife, Pam, have decided to close the store after a significant decrease in sales in recent years. However, B E Shoes, in Thruway, Also owned by Bill and Pam, will Remain in Business, and you can find your Hush Puppies , and Then Some, There!
www.journalnow.com

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Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm