The Oxnard Journal
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- Between 5th Street to Hemlock Street -
| RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF
Dr. Manuel M. LOPEZ
Dr. Manuel M. Lopez was born in 1927 in
Oxnard, California to Manuel C.
and Isabel Martinez Lopez; and
The Oxnard Journal strives to inform the reader
| RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF
FOR TWELVE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE CITY OF OXNARD
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard was born in Jacksonville, Texas on October 9, 1931 to Dee and Adela Pinkard and joined a family including his brothers Daniel and Forrest and sisters Tempest and LaVern; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard moved to Oxnard with his family in 1940 and has been an Oxnard resident since that time; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard attended elementary and junior high schools in Oxnard and graduated from Oxnard High School in 1950 where he played football, basketball and ran track; and then he attended Cal Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Junior College and while there he received his draft notice and was recruited into the United States Army and received his training at Ford Ord, California and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri; and after two years of service was honorably discharged; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard returned to Oxnard and attended Los Angeles City College and California State University (Los Angeles); and
WHEREAS Bedford Pinkard began his employment with the Oxnard in 1961 in the Parks and Recreation Department rising to the position of Recreation Supervisor, the position he held when he retired in 1991 after 30 years of dedicated service; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard has been a lifelong supporter and participant in local civic and non-profit organizations including: the Ventura County Grand Jury; Oxnard School District Personnel Commission; the Oxnard Union High School District Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1992; Founder of the Multi-Cultural Festival; Project Coordinator to reduce youth crime and gang-related violence in Oxnard; Member of the Citizen Advisory Committee of the California Youth Authority; California State University (Northridge) Ventura Campus Advisory Board; Ventura County Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee; Oxnard Noontime Lions; Oxnard Ambassadors; Member of Bethel A.M.E Church; Founder of the Oxnard Youth Employment Services; Member of the Black American Political Association of California; and Founder of the world renown La Colonia Youth Boxing Program; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard is married to Dr. Irene Pinkard and has two sons, Derek and Kevin and two grandsons, Dee and Conrad; and
WHEREAS, Bedford Pinkard was elected to the City Council in 1992 and has represented Oxnard on various committees and commissions including: the City Wide Enhancement Program; Joint Oxnard/Ventura Santa Clara Bridge Committee; Oxnard Airport
Authority; Performing Arts and Convention Center Corporation Board; South Coast Area Transit; Southern California Association of Governments; Ventura Council of Governments; Ventura County Animal Regulation Commission; and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District, to name just a few.
NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Oxnard does hereby resolve to commend Bedford Pinkard for twelve years of outstanding, dedicated and committed service to the residents of the City of Oxnard as a Councilman and to extend our sincere best wishes to him for success in all his future endeavors.
PASSED AND ADOPTED
this 7 day of December, 2004
THE SEASON of GIVING
Tithing in the 21st Century.
The Bible instructs the people of God to Tithe.
Tithing is the giving of Ten-Percent of your income to the work of your church, your mission, or your reasonable service of giving because God says so .... You Should be tithing to a ministry that promotes tithing or more accepted is to give to the ministry that feeds you --- Your Home Church.
The recent incident of Target Corporation reneging on its long-time support of the Salvation Army @ X-Mas time has created a reminder to all of us
- of how important it is to give.
When Jesus spoke of the abundant life, he wasn't referring to
a cupboard full of tomatoes.
God's plan is to prosper and multiply the blessings of physical, material, and monetary manifestations in your personal every-day life.
To Rebuke the Devourer and when the Devourer strikes with his Top Ten Hits You Remain TEFLON and strong and able to handle it .because God has blessed you and put a hedge of protection around about you . (Job 1:10)
Tithing, in the Bible is spoken of as the source for many blessings & the duty of all who claim to follow God THAT is the real way God creates room in your finances for more to come in.
If you keep $100% of each and all your earnings - how can God
add any more to a cup that is already full.
Tithing makes some room in your money so you can, by blessing God's work - have a little more room in your wallet for God to do something with.
Don't keep it all ---- give liberally......and hilariously......and with the purpose of giving back to God, that Ten Percent - that Tithe (and even more blessing with the OFFERING,,,,,,,,,,, When you give its your way of saying I have
read His word and understand it and want to obey.
Deut. 8 / 18
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. .
Honor the LORD with your wealth,
Deut . 14/28
At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns, 29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Just thinking of all the LNG Gas as it floats
across our channel.............
Just thinking about this off-shore platform accepting
explosive-compressed natural gas...........
Just thinking about how close these off-shore
platforms are and why does imported gas have to arrive in the US here
in our channel when towns and communities on the east and gulf coasts have successfully rejected
LNG being inserted into their Neighborhood.
The Channel is Better Without any LNG facility or intrusion.......
Life is so much better without any LNG off-shore - for us, and the rest of Coastal California
YOU ELECTED PEDRO NAVA --- GET HIS HELP for LNG with the GOVERNOR
Oxnard has enough trouble with garbage -- why does it need LNG ????
The Ox Jo Editor Busy getting Ready for Christmas..........
as you can -- preferably - bells with handles.......................................................
NEXT - Go To your favorite TARGET ฎ Store.
Get a shopping cart ---------------------------
FILL IT with all your selections of clothes, toys -- etc.
When you fill the basket
Leave the bell on top of the basket
and leave the store.
Go back another day with another bell and repeat.
Let TARGET STORES know you are not happy with their
decision to remove the SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS from the front of their stores.....
Maybe they will get the hint if enough of us leave our basketfuls of goods with a bell on top.
and Thank You to TARGETS
for pissing on the poor
and neglecting the mission
of the Salvation Army.
--- last November Issue and link to previous iffues of the Ox Jo
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