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Set Free Church awarded 2020 Volunteer Group of the Year by FCSD#25 Recreation Board

RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) –

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volunteer award presented at FCSD#25 board meeting

Last night, Fremont County School District 25 board meeting had a special presentation to give a volunteer award to Set Free Church. When this church and recovery program volunteers around the community, they’re not in it to get recognized, but last night, that’s exactly what happened.

Appointed member of the FCSD#25 Recreation Board, Cody Beers, stated this about giving the award: “It’s one of the coolest parts about being on the rec board because we all want Riverton, Fremont County, the state of Wyoming to be a better place. In our state, the way it becomes a better place is by volunteerism.”

For about 15 years, the District 25 Recreation Board has been doing the awards program to recognize people trying to turn the community into a better place. Set Free doesn’t use any grant funds, so they raise all the money for their service program though donations from volunteering for jobs around town. Pastor Richard Mills and his wife Cynthia noted some of their typical service projects are hauling trash, mowing lawns, and serving senior citizens. Donations are received for some jobs, but not all and that doesn’t concern this couple who are devoted to service.

“Proverbs 22:1 says ‘A good name is to be chosen over silver and gold,’ so it’s really opened up a wonderful relationship with many parts of the town and community by doing stuff like this,” added the pastor.

Pastor Richard moved to Riverton from California to start the church 12 years ago. They have served 1,600 people experiencing life crises such as addiction, homelessness, or a lack of purpose in life.

“Everyone deserves to be given a second chance. We know from personal experience how painful it can feel to be misunderstood or judged,” stated Cody Beers in the presentation ceremony. The program allows a safe environment for people to be given a second chance, while being supplied the tools to start over.

“We owe everything to Jesus Christ, we wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t be together, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing in the town if it wasn’t for our love for Jesus,” stated Pastor Richard.

The church will also be serving takeaway Thanksgiving meals tomorrow to shut-ins in Fremont County, and also will serve people a meal to go for anyone who calls the church at (307) 463-2095 or comes to the church at 620 West Adams St. in Riverton.

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Developers behind Church + State unveil plans for hotel, new apartments in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Developers submitted plans this week that show the apartment building and hotel they want to build right off the Veterans Memorial Bridge in an increasingly crowded area of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.

The designs submitted Monday to the city’s planning department show that developers Graham Veysey, his wife Marika Shioiri-Clark and Michael Panzica want to add 167 apartments in a two-acre property off West 25th Street near Detroit Avenue between the bridge and the Superior Viaduct.

The planned 233,000 square-foot project, which the developers have dubbed “Bridgeworks,” will be 11 stories tall and include a 160-room hotel, as well as a coffee and commons bar and a patio. The paperwork also details plans to add 180 parking spaces in a garage both above and underground and 30 spaces along the street.

Veysey, Shioiri-Clark and Panzica have been behind other projects in the Hingetown enclave of Ohio City, including the Church + State building a bit west on Detroit Avenue. Veysey said in a text that he was letting the submission to the planning department speak for itself.

“The project will energize a corner of W. 25th Street and Detroit Avenue that is void of activity and used for light industrial purposes, a use that no longer first (sic) the bourgeoning residential and retail area,” the developers wrote as part of the paperwork submitted to the city. It says the building will help connect the West Bank of the Flats and the north end of Irishtown Bend up to Ohio City.

The county in September 2019 agreed to sell the property, which includes buildings used as a garage and test lab for the public works department, to the developers for $4.15 million. It is one of four the county sold as part of a public works consolidation plan that will centralize operations a garage in Newburgh Heights previously used by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

County records show the sale has not yet gone through. A county spokesman said he could not immediately answer an inquiry from cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer.

The plans the Bridgeworks developers submitted indicate that they don’t plan to demolish the buildings on-site to make way for their projects. The buildings, including a ticket booth for the streetcars that stopped running in the city in 1954, will be renovated for “non-public functions” of the hotel and will include commercial and public space, according to the plans.

Part of the facility was built in 1941 and another portion in 1964. The ticket booth predates both and is believed to have been built around 1917.

The project will represent yet another addition of apartments to the West Side area that has seen a lot of new construction in recent years. Buildings such as The Quarter on Detroit Avenue went up in recent years while others such as The Viaduct in the West Bank of The Flats are also planned.

It will also be built near St. Malachi Parish, a Catholic church known for its

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