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Saxtons River woman launches fundraiser for African children | The Brattleboro Reformer


By Susan Smallheer, Brattleboro Reformer

SAXTONS RIVER —A small church in Saxtons River and one of its members is raising money to help children with special needs in western Kenya.

Christ’s Church has launched a $25,000 fund drive to help a small learning center in Kisumu, Kenya that helps children with disabilities.

Previously, the church helped raise money to help create a preschool at the center, and now it is raising funds to build a hostel to shelter the children and their parents, while the children are receiving services.

Wanda Salter of Saxtons River, a member of Christ’s Church and a speech pathologist at the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union in Bellows Falls, has been spearheading the effort. She first started traveling to Kenya with her two children and…

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KCSO Search and Rescue crews searching for missing man in the Kern River near Keyesville


KEYESVILLE, Calif. – The Kern County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams are searching the Kern River for a man last in Keyesville, near Lake Isabella.

Officials say Jared Andrews was seen falling off a rock into the Kern River and was last seen by witnesses at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday floating face down and believed to be unconscious, several hundred yards downriver from where he entered the water.

Initially, crews were notified of two men that had gone missing in the Kern River. They were later able to determine that only one man was missing, who was later identified as Andrews.

Crews searched by boat, ground and air and the Kern County Fire Department is also…

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African doctors involved in River Blindness research milestone


Johannesburg – Ugandan doctor Amos Nyathirombo is one of 18 African doctors celebrating a scientific milestone after a six-year World Health Organisation-led research they co-participated in found a more effective drug against River Blindness. 

The United States Food and Drug Administration agency announced last Saturday that it had approved Moxidectin 8 mg Oral for the treatment of River Blindness in patients aged 12 years or older, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday.

In addition to Nyathirombo, 18 doctors from four African countries were responsible for the breakthrough after they discovered that Moxidectin, previously a veterinary medicine, was more effective in treating River Blindness than Ivermectin which is in common use. 

Their findings were published in the respected…

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They came to Fall River for a better life, but still find prejudice



Holloway, who recently received an accounting degree from UMass Dartmouth, said he was often the only African American child in his grade school …
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Latimore Tourist Home recognized by Preserve Arkansas – The Courier – Your Messenger for the River Valley


A folk Victorian-style lodging house for African-American travelers and railroaders in Russellville, listed in the National Register of Historic Places a few years ago, was named one of Arkansas’ Most Endangered Places during Arkansas Heritage Month.

Preserve Arkansas — the organization that announces additions to the Most Endangered Places list each year in May to generate discussion and support for saving places that matter to Arkansas — also hosts educational events and programs to bring together preservation professionals, professionals in related fields, and preservation-minded Arkansans for educational programs and conferences.

According to information provided by the Russellville Historic District Commission, the Latimore Tourist Home at 318 S. Houston Avenue was built at the turn…

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There’s so much hippo poop in African river, the fish are dying


It’s not just pollution that can harm oxygen levels in rivers. Another culprit: hippo poop.

A study lead by researchers at Yale University found hippos pooping in the Mara River in Africa are killing off the fish.

In the Mara River, about 4,000 hippos leave behind more than nine tons of dung each day as they wade in shallow pools of water to keep cool. Researchers learned this after monitoring the water chemistry and flow downstream of hippo pools over a three-year period.

During wet seasons with intense rains, the poop will flush out of pools, but when it’s dry, the feces builds up and can create a lack of oxygen called hypoxia.

When the water from those pools flushes into the river, it can cause massive drops in oxygen.

“This sudden pulse of deoxygenated water can cause…

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