A would-be thief who had a change of heart over his criminal intentions left a Montana Papa John’s with another kind of dough—a pizza pie for his family instead of the restaurant’s cash.
The man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt over his face, handed the clerk a note and demanded money from Papa John’s. But as the clerk started to hand over the money, the robber got cold feet and broke down crying, saying he was just desperate to provide for his wife and child. The clerk tried to sympathize with the man and offered to make him a pizza and chicken wings. While the man waited for the meal, a large knife fell out of his pocket but he didn’t threaten anyone with the weapon.
The man then left the pizza place with the pizza, chicken wings and some soda...but didn’t take the money. Police are still trying to locate him to make sure he doesn’t do this again.
Bill Gates is worth an estimated $65 billion and is in the process of using that money to extend the lives of others. His next plan of action: eradicating polio, a viral disease that has taken countless lives around the world.
Gates says he wants to do more for others and sees this as one way of giving back to the world that made him successful. He said, "Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world."
Thousands of people across the nation are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today by participating in service and social-justice work projects. Some high school students in Pennsylvania led a time of storytelling and poetry and raised money for victims of Hurricane Sandy; other students in Petersburg,Virginia took part in a community rally and served in soup kitchens; and a group right here in Peoria, IL spent two hours at homes for the developmentally disabled doing crafts, games, or home projects with them...after attending the Martin Luther King luncheon. The students say it was cool to spend the day the way Dr. King spent his life—helping others.
The sometimes challenging search for a prom dress might have gotten a bit easier this year with a “PROMise Sale” hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Princeton.
The church is now accepting donations of new and gently-used prom, pageant, bridesmaid and evening dresses, plus accessories, at the church. And to sweeten the deal, the owner of the Apollo Theater in Princeton, is offering a free bucket of popcorn for people who bring a prom dress during January 25-31st to the church or the theater.
There are a couple reasons for doing this prom collection this year. First and foremost, it’s a way to provide teens with prom dresses and accessories at reasonable prices. Also, all proceeds from the sale will go to two area outreaches, Living Works and the Princeton Ministerial Group.
Source: Bureau County Republican
A Peoria man said he's tired of hearing so many negative comments so he created a Facebook page meant only for positive posts. Doug Brod created the page called, Positively Peoria, to encourage people to comment on excellent customer service they receive from businesses in the area. He hopes it’ll be used as a good referral source for people looking for good service. And he wants it to highlight the individual, not just the business. Brod says he wants people to post about a specific kind of employee from any kind of service—the guy who serves you coffee, to the person who mows your lawn. When they do, Brod calls the business and lets management know that one of their workers made a great impression.