As fall arrives and students prepare to return to school, many are looking at how to finance their education. Based on a survey completed by LendKey and YouGov Plc., 75% of borrowers said that getting approved for a student loan was very easy. However, the same study showed that more than half of the borrowers were not given sufficient information about their loan repayments.Many of these borrowers were presented limited to no additional financing options beyond federal student loans. Students turn to their university for advice, but nearly 43% were presented with just one option, and more than 23% couldn’t recall what information was provided. Credit unions are poised to help fill this educational gap for young borrowers. As trusted financial advisers and community leaders, credit unions are ideally positioned to educate their existing and potential members about their financing options and the terms of student loans. Furthermore, credit unions are able to provide private student loans to young borrowers and their parents to help fund education responsibly. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
A shop owner, her mother and sister are now counting their losses after they were all held at gunpoint and robbed of cash and valuables by a lone gunman on Sunday night.The shop owner, 36-year-old Devika Williams of La Penitence Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; her mother, 53-year-old Nerisha Sukhu and her sister, 28-year-old Rebecca Petamber, were robbed around 19:20h.Reports are Williams had just closed the front of her shop and was in the process of closing the back entrance when the gunman pushed his way into the premises.Guyana Times was told that the bandit then took Williams into the shop and pointed the gun at her mother and sister. He then instructed the three women to kneel as he demanded valuables.The man ransacked the shop, taking cash and jewellery valued over $400,000.The gunman then exited with the items, demanding that the three women lay on the ground while he escaped.The matter was reported to the Police, who are reviewing CCTV footage as they investigate.
Tuesday Music: Xtreme P Youth Forum and concert What: The city of Palmdale is hosting a free community youth forum for residents ages 13-25. Participants will be able to enjoy free pizza, a live concert by Starter Kit and the chance to win great prizes. The “Xtreme P” event is designed to provide Palmdale’s young citizens an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding their community. For more information, please call (661) 267-5115. When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale When: This event takes place on 5/8/2007. Meetings: Memorial events planning meeting What: The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association will meet to plan upcoming ceremonies for Memorial Day, Flag Day, POW/MIA Remembrance and Veterans Day. All Antelope Valley community service organization representatives are invited to attend to help plan these events. For more information, contact Heidi Valdez at the Palmdale Senior Center at (661) 267-5596 or [email protected] When: 6 p.m. Where: Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale Wednesday Meetings: Eye Openers Toastmasters meeting What: You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great Toastmasters meeting. A great way to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, 1228 W. Ave I, Lancaster Clubs: Let’s Eat Out Dinner What: J & J Social and Travel Club will host a “Let’s Eat Out” dinner with an optional movie following. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant, 1173 Rancho Vista Blvd., W. Palmdale Thursday Theater: Palmdale City Players showcase What: The Palmdale City Players will present their fourth annual “Spotlight Theatre” presentation, featuring student-produced one-act versions of Shakespeare’s comedies by the Youth Troupe with a matinee performance on Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, military, students and youth. For more information, or to order tickets, call the box office at (661) 267-5685 or visit www.ThePalmdalePlayhouse.com. When: 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday Where: The Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale Friday Government: Peace vigil What: Join us for a candlelight peace vigil every Friday. Bring candles/flashlights/signs. We start with daylight and end without. For more information contact [email protected] or [email protected] When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Corner of 30th St West and Ave I, site of the future Veterans Hospital Theater: Palmdale City Players showcase What: The Palmdale City Players will present their fourth annual “Spotlight Theatre” presentation, featuring The Adult Troupe performing original comedy one-act plays and sketches on Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, military, students and youth. For more information, or to order tickets, call the box office at (661) 267-5685 or visit www.ThePalmdalePlayhouse.com. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: The Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale Clubs: Games snack night What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a cards, po-keno and other games at its snack night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: The home of Joanne Marshall, 42941 15th St., West, Unit #5, Lancaster Saturday Clubs: Italian potluck and dance What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have an Italian potluck and dance party. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert and a beverage to share. Dance music will be provided by DJ Joanne. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 945-1217. When: 7 p.m. Where: The home of Laura Anderson, 44533 Lowtree Avenue, West, Lancaster May 13 Theater: Special Mother’s Day performance at playhouse What: The Palmdale Playhouse will feature a special Mother’s Day celebration with Showstoppers, a dance troupe that includes four former members of Dean Martin’s famous “Golddiggers” singers and dancers and Dean Martin impersonator Steve Apple. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, military, students and youth. For more information, or to order tickets, contact the Palmdale Playhouse box office at (661) 267-5685 or visit www.ThePalmdalePlayhouse.com When: 2 p.m. Where: The Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunday Religion: Deliverance and healing revival What: Lighthouse Miracle Christian Center is a place where everyone is someone and Jesus Christ is everything. Every Sunday in May we will be having a deliverance and healing revival under the leadership of Pastor Dr. C.Y. Brooks. When: 4-6 p.m. Where: 39110 10th Street East, Palmdale Theater: Travelogue Series: Canada What: The Palmdale Playhouse concludes its 2006-2007 Travelogue Series with “Canada’s National Parks.” Filmmaker Dale Johnson will take audience members on an odyssey through 21 Canadian parks and some of the most unspoiled scenery and untamed wilderness in North America. Tickets are $5 from the Palmdale Playhouse box office. When: 2 p.m. Where: The Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale