Archives for December 14, 2018
Sue McKortoff replaces Doug Findlater as chair – Findlater stepped down as Mayor of West Kelowna prior to the recent municipal elections.
What is the Okanagan Basin Water Board? :
A group of 3 regional Districts – North, Central and South Okanagan areas
“stop importation of Mussels”
lake protection – reduce chemical input from sewer plants
drought planning for areas affected
invasive weeds in Okanagan Lake
Appointed to the OBWB for Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) a good mix of Toni Boot, Rick Knodel and McKortoff
Snap, crackle and pop are the apparent sounds of Rice Crispies breakfast cereal. There are little characters with those names depicted on the box and in cartoon ads. So ‘snap’ is this character and is also the name of the sound that the character makes. The snap sound is that of a dry twig breaking or the end of a whip curling back upon itself with some force. Snap is a sharp sound, narrower than a tick or a tock
Snap means fast. If I tell you it will be done in a snap, you can expect almost instant results. So snap means fast. If I say that to do it will be a snap, I mean it will be easy. A snap in a snap is easy and fast. Not many things can claim that combination. To snap at you is to react with a quick impatient tone. When I am particularly grouchy I might be snapping every time I speak. Being snappy is rarely welcomed
But then you might be a snappy dresser. Oh, don’t you look snappy, which is a close cousin to looking spiffy, so pretty sharp. Kinda at the noticing edge, couldn’t walk into a room without people nodding yes and checking you out. In this case, snappy is good. To be snappy is to be noticed. When I snap my fingers, center finger pulled hard so it slips off my thumb onto my palm, it is to get attention or keep a beat
A drink can may have a snap top, so it opens with the sound of a snap, whether via a pull tab or an entire lid snapping open There is a company called Snap On Tools. They make mechanic’s tools where we can make the end different sizes to fit different nuts without having to change the entire tool, just the bit on the end, which, yes, snaps on and off as you choose. So the name of the company only tells half the story
Snap is mostly a happy sound, except when a rung of the ladder we are standing on snaps. Ouch. Snappy dressers walk with a snap in their step and snap their fingers. They learn dance steps in a snap and make them look like a snap to do. Snappy rhymes with happy and the expression of it is almost always that way. An elastic snaps back to its original shape when we release it. I can snap back from a perceived insult, when I release it
Obituary for the late
Marjory (Jodi) Suzanne Bogovic
1964 – 2018
After a long tough struggle with pulmonary fibrosis, Marjory (Jodi) Suzanne Bogovic succumbed to complications from her illness on Dec. 11, 2018 at the age of 54 years (born May 14, 1964).
She is survived by her loving son Anton and predeceased by her husband John and mother Peg. Other surviving relatives include her father Lionel; sister Lori (Jeff); nephew Lance (Amanda) and his daughter Emma; niece Amy (Brody) and her son Carter; and mother-in-law Anna and many other relatives.
Jodi was the strongest supporter of anything she believed in – especially her son Anton. She was a wonderful mother and an amazing friend and will truly be missed.
Jodi was on the list for a double lung transplant – please consider signing your donor card.
Donations to the lung association would be appreciated.
Drive hard and fast now Jodi.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC. An urn interment will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery followed by a reception in the church lower hall.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Posted on January 8, 2018 by Publisher
$400,000 has been handed out to seven conservation projects in the South Okanagan thanks to the newly developed South Okanagan Conservation Fund.
All residents in the Regional District (RDOS) except those living in the Similkameen pay towards the fund.
One of the more discussed grants awarded was given to the Nature Trust of B.C. $200 thousand to purchase 32.2 hectares (79.56 acres) of private land to add to its White Lake Basin Biodiversity Ranch.
The private property is surrounded by 8,056 hectares, already a part of the ranch. The property is near the community of Twin Lake and is home to a number of species at risk.
The Nature Trust has worked with the landowner over the last 10 years to secure the property.
Update: Two days ago, the trust announced the sale was now complete. No price included in the story.
Why was Bethlehem chosen as the birthplace for Jesus? There were other towns closer to Nazareth. Why wouldn’t one of them do? Why not Nazareth itself? If it is going to be somewhere else, why not Jerusalem? Wouldn’t this big event get better exposure there?
Yet, Micah 5:2 predicted 400 years in advance: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
That is wonderful, but why Bethlehem? Why go there at this late stage in Mary’s pregnancy? Would you put your wife on a donkey or donkey cart for a 115 km trip during the last stage of her pregnancy? It must have been an awful journey. I can just imagine weary comments like, “Do we have to go any further? Couldn’t we just stay here? Joseph, I can’t take it anymore!” There was a Bethlehem in the territory of Zebulon not far from Nazareth. Why not that Bethlehem? It would have been so much easier on Mary. But it had to be in Judah as predicted, convenient substitutes and easier short-cuts were not acceptable.
When the angel announced that the baby Mary was expecting would be the Messiah, you can be sure that the devil heard it too. Can you imagine the consternation among Satan and his fallen angels? A Redeemer was coming into the world! Their number one enemy was on the offensive. How are we going to attack? I can just picture the scheming as the Devil calls together his war cabinet. You see, Satan does scheme.
2 Corinthians 2:11 “… in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”
I wonder if this is how the Devil’s strategy meeting went. “So she’s going to have a baby in 9 months. Somehow God is going to arrange for them to be in Bethlehem at that time. We’ll have to come up with a plan to make life really difficult for Mary and Joseph when they travel to Bethlehem in Judea. That will likely kill the baby and her. Yes, we’ll hatch a truly devilish plan.” And the demons were rubbing their hands with glee. But it backfired.
Satan has done that kind of thing before. Think of Pharaoh deciding to kill all the male babies just when Moses, their deliverer, was born but Pharaoh ended up raising him in his own palace! Then there’s Joseph unjustly confined to an Egyptian prison, but he became Prime Minister and delivered the Israelites from famine. What about Daniel in the lion’s den? Each time the diabolical plan was turned around and thereby fulfilled God’s plan.
This Christmas season, when you hear the story again, think of how the trip to Bethlehem again fulfilled God’s plan and foiled Satan’s hopes. The Lord can do that in our lives too.
There’s victory on the sunny side.