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Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...
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Where to Watch and Stream 12:01 Free Online

Cast: Jonathan Silverman Helen Slater Martin Landau Nicolas Surovy Robin Bartlett. Office employee Barry Thomas is caught in a "time bounce" caused by a glitch in the company's secret project. Now the same day occurs again and again - and Barry's the only one who can do anything about it, including saving the life of beautiful research assistant Lisa Fredericks.

Eight articles to read on World Humanitarian Day

Every year, World Humanitarian Day on 19 August is a chance to pause and reflect on the sacrifices and commitments made by the hundreds of thousands of people who dedicate themselves to emergency aid response efforts globally. To mark the occasion this year, we’ve gathered some essential reading – starting...

Where to Watch and Stream Orchestra Class Free Online

Cast: Kad Merad Samir Guesmi Renély Alfred Tatiana Rojo Slimane Dazi. A violinist looks to inspire his students at a challenging music school. Unfortunately, Orchestra Class is not on Netflix. But you can't go too wrong with what is still considered the most popular streaming service, though. For $9.99 per month Basic, $15.99 Standard, or $19.99 Premium, you can enjoy a huge volume of TV shows, documentaries, kids content, and more.

Animal control temporary position on Baxter Co. Personnel agenda

The Baxter County Personnel Committee will meet Thursday afternoon at 4:30. Items on the agenda include information on patrol deputies and personnel policy information from the sheriff; the animal control temporary position and IT position from Judge Mickey Pendergrass; and personnel policy adjustment recommendations from elected officials. The meeting will...
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Shooting at Birthday Party Inside North Philly Home Leaves 4 Teens Hurt

A birthday party inside a North Philadelphia home ended with four young people shot, the latest young victims of Philadelphia's ongoing gun violence problem. The gunmen fired on the first floor and even down in the basement of the home along the 2800 block of Bonsall Street, near West Somerset Street, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Menlo Potluck and Family Dance Brings Community Together Wednesday Night

The city of Menlo had a community activity Wednesday afternoon. The Mayor Carol Sheldahl hosted a potluck and family dance that attracted a lot of attention at the city park shelter house. The event had a DJ playing music, food along with many homemade desserts from residents. Sheldahl told Raccoon Valley Radio why she decided to put this event on.

New Greene County Elementary Principal Has Homegrown Roots

When the new school year begins at Greene County Elementary on August 23rd, there will be a new lead administrator. Audrey Hinote is a 2003 Jefferson-Scranton High School graduate and earned her teaching degree in 2005 through a partnership program with Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll and the University of Northern Iowa. She spent her first year as a substitute teacher before working as a first grade teacher at Perry Elementary. Then in 2009, she was hired as an elementary teacher at then Jefferson-Scranton, now Greene County Elementary. The last three years, she served as the district math specialist and is now the new elementary principal.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s In Panora Saw Great Turnout

The Alzheimer’s Association holds walks across the nation and they recently held one in Panora last Saturday. The Walk To End Alzheimers took place at Michael Mills Park in Panora on August 13th. Organizer Dave Grove says that they had a great turnout with 90 people participating in the walk. He adds their goal this year was to raise $27,000 but they came up just shy raising $23,000.

West Plains school staff members charged with assault of student

The Howell County prosecutor has charged six staff members of Ozarks Horizon State School in West Plains with assaulting a 13-year-old child with autism. According to a report from KYTV, the staff members being investigated in the case include Varnella Burges, Barbara Stark, Cheryl Silva, Teresia Huddlestone, Barbara Bakers and Karen Gore.

ADM After Prom Fundraiser

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn junior class and parents are currently raising funds for after prom. The junior class is selling ADM Tiger Pride yard signs for $25 and painting red and black paw prints on sidewalks and driveways for $25 which consists of two paws of your choice of either both paws black or red or one red and one black. The cost is $20 for each additional set at the same address and $10 to touch up existing paw prints.

Panora Chamber Welcomes Panorama School Staff Back With a Breakfast

The Panora Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast to welcome teachers and faculty back to their classrooms Wednesday morning. The Panorama School District teachers and other staff members walked into the high school and middle school cafeteria and were greeted by members of the Panora Chamber of Commerce with coffee, cinnamon rolls and breakfast pizza. Superintendent Shawn Holloway told Raccoon Valley Radio that this has been a tradition they look forward to every year.

Perry Lutheran Homes Employee Receives Award

An employee of Perry Lutheran Homes was recently recognized for their excellence in their profession. Tonya Swank is the Director of Guest Experience and she was awarded with a Excellence in Leadership LeadingAge Iowa Award for her work that enriches and enhances the lives of older adults. She has been with the organization for more than 20 years and recently took on this role in 2020.

Football Friday 2022 Preview: Jefferson Forest Cavaliers

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Head Coach: J.T. Crews (2nd Year) Last year's record/playoff result: 1-9, did not qualify. Key Players (with position (s)): Josiah Bell, Jr. QB/SS, Alex Marsteller, Sr. RB, Ethan Boone, Jr. RB/LB, Brody Jackson, Sr. WR/LB, Britin Witt, Jr. C/DT, Sam Buckley, Sr. DE/T, Ben Calkins, Sr. LB, Sam Hammersmith, Jr. DE/LB, Colton Childress, Sr. CB/WR.