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Backside Doings

Backside Doings
 
August 12, 2010
By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director
 
 
The Calder Soccer League again has six teams made up of grooms, exercise riders, hot walkers and Calder employees.  The teams play every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on the training track field.
 
As well as the Soccer League, Chaplain LaPointe’s His Place Ministries also runs a pool tournament that also has six teams competing for prizes and trophies.  There is also an individual pool competition.
 
The Ministries are feeding 20 families a week that are struggling financially during these tough economic times.  Also there are 20 individual men and women being fed on the backside with food Chaplain LaPointe receives from the Food Bank.  Every Wednesday, Chaplain Tom gives out 500 sandwiches along with fruit and cake to anybody who wants them.
 
Five computers are set upon in the chapel for people to surf the web or email family members.  Computer classes are offered to those that need them.
 
As always, Chaplain Tom and his assistants keep signing up those backsiders who qualify for Primary Health Care medical coverage.  Recently a number of those fighting serious illnesses have been signed up and their bills are covered by this Federal Program.