Oldenburg, Ind. — Members of the Oldenburg community gathered Wednesday to dedicate the town mural on the side of the Village Store facing State Road 229. The artwork was developed by the town and staff from the Oldenburg Academy.The design includes all local businesses, and was conceived by the town of Oldenburg, Chris Ann Hettesheimer and Andrea Grimsley. Students in all grades participated in layout and painting of the project.Assistant principal Jonathan Maple says the students were involved in every aspect of the project- design, material procurement, layout and painting. The mural was funded by the Rural Alliance for the Arts and Joan and John W. Hillenbrand Vision Fund. The cooperation of Ellen and Jeff Paul, owners of the Village Store was vital in the completion of the mural. Oldenburg Academy peresident Diane Laake led the presentation.
Eamon McGee has campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum.A NUMBER of people walked out of a Mass in protest at comments made by a priest during a sermon on gay marriage.Father John Britto spoke out against gay marriage during a sermon in Annagry on Saturday night.And he told the congregation that Gaoth Dobhair footballer Eamon McGee was wrong to back the Yes campaign in May’s referendum on same sex marriages. A number of people attending the Mass objected to the comments and left.“A few people walked out; Father Britto was giving a very robust sermon on gay marriage and said McGee was wrong (to support the Yes campaign),” said a mother who was at the Mass.Members of one family were at the Mass for an anniversary of a dead relative. They are said to have found the sermon upsetting.The incident came just days after the Donegal defender backed the Yes campaign in the referendum. A Catholic organisation criticised McGee on social media. “The reaction has been more than positive. A Catholic organisation was ribbing me on Twitter and asking why the GAA was taking a stand on this,” said Éamon.“It’s a societal issue rather than a political issue but the majority of it has been supportive and I think it’s a good opportunity too for people to talk about it. It just shows you there’s that bit of open-mindedness there.“There’s no point lying about it: there’s certain aspects of GAA folk that are traditionalists, have Catholic viewpoints and are old school. They will view this with a bit of suspicion, this lifestyle. Maybe that’s 20-30% of them, 30% maximum. The majority of the GAA are coming on now to it.”McGee told a press conference last month that if he was lucky enough to have children he didn’t want one of them asking him in the future why he didn’t vote Yes. PEOPLE WALK OUT OF MASS OVER PRIEST’S ‘GAY’ COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGAL GAA STAR was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Eamon McGeefather John Britto