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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

GOD IS LIGHT

We have noted that "in the study of God we are always in over our heads" (Fred Zaspel).

Since God is undoubtedly the

central character in a complex book, we must start small, and will use the little letter of 1 John as a starting point.

John is writing to combat false teaching that faced the first century church. Both doctrinal and ethical issues were at stake, and John

recognised that right behaviour must flow from right doctrine.

It has been suggested that the key to understanding this little book are six great truths about God and the implications for those who claim they are Christians.

The first truth is: "God is light; in Him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). John is using the familiar concept of light to describe a

fundamental aspect of God's

character. Light speaks of knowledge

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Two local accountants have pointed the way forward on surviving the current economic difficulties by pulling together rather than struggling individually.

Michael Murphy (right) of Michael Murphy & Co. and Darragh Beagan 9below) of Taxrelief.ie have decided to join forces in an effort to increase market share, increase services, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and ultimately reduce clients fees. Both Fellows of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Darragh established Taxrelief in 2011, and has built on its' principles of a professional service at economy rates. Michael with over 20 years experience in private practice has run his own practice for 12 years in south Kilkenny.

"We are always telling our clients they need to improve profitability if they are to survive these difficult years, and that basically involves reducing costs and increasing market share, because increasing their own prices is just not

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

As part of its 50th anniversary events, Waterford Credit Union and its Members recently joined with South East Simon to raise its profile and help with some much needed financial support. On behalf of the 50th Anniversary committee John Maher said that the Credit Union wished to host events this year which emphasised the role of the credit union in the community. A practical expression of this was to cooperate with an organisation such as South East Simon which supports individuals and families in addressing issues of homelessness. Thus Members, Staff and Volunteers of the Credit Union joined in fund raising efforts throughout this week culminating in an evening gathering at its offices in Parnell Street on Thursday 18th April

Sinead Cronin-Daly (Services Manager) South

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Piltown Community Enterprise's "Start Your own Business" competition came to fruition last Thursday night, when the Grand Final was held in Piltown GAA Centre and compered by Bobby Kerr of Dragon's Den fame.

Launched last November by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, the competition attracted great interest in these difficult economic times. A total prize fund valued at €25,000 has been a wonderful incentive to budding entrepreneurs to take a serious look at their business ideas and form a comprehensive business plan as part of their competition entry.

The panel of expert judges were led by chairman Jimmy Brett (Brett Bros), and included Barry Hickey (Kilkenny GAA), Eilish Gough (Mileeven Fine Foods), Roy Power (Arvum Group) and Maura Joyce (Kilkenny LEADER Partnership).

Selecting the three finalists proved a difficult task for them considering the high quality and diversity

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane was elected to the party's 12 person ruling Ard Comhairle at the Ard Fheis this weekend. He was elected by the delegates who select 6 men and 6 women to represent the leadership of the party. Speaking today Senator Cullinane said:

"I am very pleased with my election to the Ard Comhairle of Sinn Fein. Crucial decisions need to be taken by the party in the years ahead. We need to continue to be at the vanguard of change and opposition to failed austerity policies. I am also pleased that Waterford will have a voice at the table. I will continue in my work to represent those who are being left behind and who are suffering due to harsh austerity and failed government policies."

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Entries invited for inaugural 2013 Awards

Calling all retailers, food producers, wholesalers and food service operators! Now is your opportunity to make your mark by winning one of the first ever Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. A unique collaboration between Food and Hospitality Ireland (formerly SHOP) and The UK Quality Food and Drink Awards, these new accolades set out to recognize excellence in food product development by companies across Ireland.

In the current climate of consumer unease, winning a Quality Food Award is an unparalleled opportunity to convey the calibre of your product in a crowded market place. Not only is winning an award a powerful marketing tool, but feedback from the team of expert judges is invaluable in helping entrants further enhance their products and develop even more successful ones in the future.

The Awards are divided into three elements: Supreme

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Ballybeg Community Development project awarded funding for 3 years in a bid to help tackle Food Poverty

safefood has announced that a local Waterford Community Food Initiative is one of nine all island recipients to receive funding for the Community Food Initiatives Programme 2013-15, which aims to positively influence the eating habits of families in low income communities. The Ballybeg Family Growing Project aims to engage vulnerable families living in the Ballybeg estate to raise their awareness and knowledge of healthy eating by providing a practical skills-based education programme of growing and cooking.

Each Community Food Initiative will receive funding annually over a period of three years to set up, manage and sustain their project, with safefood investing up to €45,000 per project.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Cliodhna

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Buy My Dress Waterford was officially launched on Wednesday 10th April by Waterford Heroine Niamh Briggs, Captain of Ireland's Womens Senior Rugby Team and Winner of the 2013 Grand Slam. The launch took place in the exquisite Atheneum House Hotel which will host this year's Big Sale on Sunday May 26th at 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Niamh who is very familiar with the event had this to say "I'm thrilled to be here and part of a charity that means so much to me. I would urge everybody to root out those dresses and to start donating your nearest drop off point which can be located on the website http://www.downsyndromecentre."

Buy My Dress is Ireland's largest 1 day Charity Dress Sale where thousands of dresses donated

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Roy Keane is asking the people of Waterford to join his favourite team during May: not Sunderland or Manchester United but the team who will make this the 11th Annual Shades fundraiser for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind a big success. Roy's favourite Charity desperately need funds in order to meet increased demand for their Guide Dogs for vision impaired persons and their Assistance Dogs for families of children with autism. The organisation has waiting lists of up to three years and is seeking to raise over 4 million this year to provide services which really do change lives.

Launching the campaign at the Irish Guide Dogs HQ surrounded by dogs and clients, Roy praised the commitment of the volunteers whom he said inspired him more than many of the famous faces he has played for or with. He added

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Roz Purcell was on hand to mark thelaunch of the first ever Irish Greyhound Board Ladies Night at the Dogs, which will be happening at Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium on Friday April 26th.

Special ladies admission on these nights is just €5 and includes a complementary welcome drink upon arrival along with a free race programme and a fast paced night of entertaining racing. Ladies will also get the chance to enter a competition to win one of 30 weekend hotel breaks courtesy of Great National Hotels. Entry forms are located in race programmes.

Irish Greyhound Board Head of Marketing Orla Strumble said, "Our female followers are extremely important to us, and for that reason we felt that a weekend of racing should be dedicated to them. 69% of our restaurant bookers across Ireland are female and we value them as the lifeline

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