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first_imgAfter going 1-1 against the Cougars before getting snowed out of the third game in a three-game series at Washington State (13-11, 3-5) on Sunday, the USC baseball team returns home to Dedeaux Field to face Pepperdine tonight.Heading to Pullman, Wash., on Friday, the Trojans (16-9, 3-5) were looking to improve on their Pac-12 record and move up in the standings.In the first game of the series, the Trojans pulled out a victory thanks to an eight-run ninth-inning rally in which the team came from three runs behind to win 15-10. The Cougars and Trojans exchanged the lead several times, going up 1-0 with an RBI single from senior catcher Kevin Roundtree in the top of the first inning.The Huskies answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from outfielder Derek Jones. By the fourth inning, Washington State held a 5-1 lead after senior starting pitcher Andrew Triggs gave up an RBI double, a two-run home run and threw a run-scoring wild pitch. Triggs left the game after 5 2/3 innings.But in the sixth inning, both teams unleashed an offensive onslaught.Facing reliever Scott Simon, the Trojans scored five runs on six hits, including an RBI single by senior first baseman Matt Foat. But USC’s 6-5 lead didn’t last as the Cougars answered with five runs in the bottom of the same inning.“We were in that unfortunate position because we didn’t play well,” USC coach Frank Cruz said. “We should have been in control.”The Trojans chalked up one more run off an RBI single by sophomore designated hitter Jake Hernandez in the seventh inning, but they saved their serious comeback arsenal for the final inning when they were trailing 10-7. After Hernandez hit another RBI single to make it 10-8, USC loaded the bases with two outs, bringing junior third baseman Adam Landecker to the plate. Landecker came through in the clutch with a game-tying two-run single straight up the middle.USC went on to score five more runs — all with two outs. Huskies pitcher Richie Ochoa issued a bases-loaded walk to Foat, freshman second baseman Dante Flores emptied the bases with a three-run double and sophomore left-fielder Kevin Swick hit a double to score Flores from second.“It just showed what kind of team our team is,” Cruz said. “They never give up, they continue to fight.”The second game of the series proved less fulfilling, as the Trojans lost 9-7 on Saturday. Senior starter Ben Mount pitched two innings, giving up four runs in the first and one more in the second. Mount left at the beginning of the third inning after getting hit in the knee by a line drive off the bat of third baseman Patrick Claussen.Cruz said an MRI test was negative on Mount’s knee and he should be back pitching this week.USC attempted to come back from a 5-0 deficit in the third inning, with Hernandez and Roundtree each chipping in                         run-scoring hits to cut the Huskies’ lead to two runs. Junior pitcher Matt Munson pitched 3 2/3 innings of strong relief and the Trojans fought back to take the lead 6-5 until the seventh inning when catcher P.J. Jones hit a game-tying RBI single.The Trojans scored another run in the eighth inning, but the Cougars capitalized off of a throwing error by Flores in the bottom of the inning that allowed the tying run to score. Jones hit a go-ahead RBI single, followed by another run-scoring single from center fielder Jason Monda, and the Trojans were unable to repeat the ninth-inning excitement they had shown Friday.[Correction: An earlier version misnamed Washington State as the Huskies. They are the Cougars. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.]Because of snowy conditions, Sunday’s game was postponed until sometime later this season.Tonight, USC faces the Pepperdine Waves (17-11), a team coming off a tough 14-3 loss Sunday against another Washington school, Gonzaga. Going into the game, Cruz said he’s having the team focus on the basics.“We’re again trying to have a priority on fielding routine ground balls, trying to execute offensively and our bunting game. Our team has great continuity,” Cruz said. “I’m just trying to get our team to play better. It’s important that we play fundamental baseball. We can’t worry about the standings, [we] have to worry about playing better.”Game time is set for 6 p.m. After its game against the Waves, USC will head into a three-game home series against California beginning on Thursday night. The Bears are 1-5 in Pac-12 play with 16-10 record overall.last_img read more

first_imgWhen Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was named the head coach for the USC women’s basketball team in April, she brought with her a promise to bring back a winning tradition to the program, similar to the one present when she played for the Women of Troy.“For us, we are trying to develop a culture of winning and it starts with having that great level of work ethic,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We are starting to put in those pieces of the puzzle right now and we believe that it will translate into developing a winning mentality and putting some Ws up on the board.”And Cooper-Dyke is not the only one. Athletic Director Pat Haden has said that the women’s basketball program has a long history of national championships. Yet Haden acknowledged that in recent years it has failed to live up to its history under the direction of former Lakers player Michael Cooper.During Cooper’s four years as head coach, the Women of Troy had a 72-57 record, or an average winning percentage of .558, and he never led his team to the NCAA Tournament. Though Cooper led the team to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament title game in 2011, it failed to secure a title after losing to Toledo. Furthermore, after high early season expectations in the 2010-2013 seasons, the Women of Troy did not qualify for postseason play.In fact, the last time Women of Troy reached the NCAA Tournament was in 2006, when the team went 18-11 before being knocked out in the second round of the tournament.Cooper resigned after the team finished with a dismal 11-20 record, and 7-11 in the Pac-12, in the 2013 season. Cooper’s resignation led Haden to search for his new coach, who could return the program to its promised land — the NCAA Tournament.By selecting former USC great Cooper-Dyke in April, he brought home an integral player who helped lead the Women of Troy to consecutive national championships during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. Cooper-Dyke, 49, looks to restore the program to its winning tradition and lay the foundation for a nationally renowned women’s basketball powerhouse.“It’s going to be about changing the mentality into a winning one,” Cooper-Dyke said about transforming the program. “What I mean about turning it into a winning mentality is really changing the way we focus, the way we practice, adding more intensity and investing a great amount of energy in becoming the best, not only as a better team but as better individuals and players.”Cooper-Dyke has acquired several accolades since playing as a Trojan. As a two-time WNBA MVP, four-time WNBA champion and the first WNBA player to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010, Cooper-Dyke’s extensive professional experience helps her to relate with and establish a connection with her players.“Players react differently to me as a coach because I was a player in the sport and the league that they want to be in,” Cooper-Dyke said. “In other words, I didn’t play in the NBA — I played in the WNBA. I feel that this makes a difference because the players can now relate a little bit more to me.”Cooper has already demonstrated her influential coaching style during team practice and workouts.“She’s really easy to talk to and is very open,” sophomore guard Brianna Barrett said. “She’s also a teaching coach, so if we had any questions, she stopped and helped us get through what we wanted to get through.”Senior forward Cassie Harberts said Cooper’s and her similar paths have created a positive connection with her coach.“She has a great sense of humor, has tons of energy and also is an alumna … so it is really easy to relate with her,” Harberts said. “She is so passionate and literally bleeds cardinal and gold.”As Cooper-Dyke takes the lead in redirecting the women’s basketball program this coming season, she has already expressed her high expectations, goals that previously have seemed unattainable in past seasons.“The team goal is always to win, but ultimately we want to win the Pac-12 conference and return to the NCAA Tournament,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We just have to be willing to put in the hard work that it takes to make that jump.”While men’s head coach Andy Enfield, who is also in his first season at USC, looks to bring “Dunk City” to the Galen Center, Cooper-Dyke believes her team will be entertaining to watch.“I would like us to play a style of basketball that is fun to watch and fun to play,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I don’t want us to get bogged down in the half-court set, and want us to get out in transition and go up and down the court.”Ultimately, though, the only way Cooper-Dyke will be able to turn the program around is by landing big-time recruits. She believes that along with her assistant coaches, she can recruit more top-ranking players by emphasizing USC’s positive attributes.“We have a wonderful arena to play in,” Cooper-Dyke said when referring to the Galen Center, “and we have top-notch academic services and training facilities, and now we just need the top-notch athletes who know that the greatest way to become a star in the NCAA and to leave a legacy is to really be the name and face that turned a program around.”Cooper-Dyke has already picked up two transfers this season — junior forward Kaneisha Horn from Alabama and sophomore guard Alexis Lloyd from Virginia Tech.At the end of the day, Cooper-Dyke was hired to redevelop the foundation of the USC women’s basketball program. Though she is already attracting top-notch recruits and gaining popularity with her players, she seeks to continue these positive strides by winning basketball games and returning the women’s basketball team to the promised land. 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first_imgHearts of Oak striker Mahatma Otoo has signed for Norwegian top flight side Sogndal, the 2012/2013 Ghana Premier League top scorer has confirmed via his Twitter handle.Otoo flew to Norway after turning down a request by Belgian side Club Brugge to undergo a week of trials following successful medicals.Sogndal had already had Otoo on trials 12 months ago and that informed the decision to hand him a contract. The striker’s move has earned mother club Hearts of Oak a transfer fee in the region of $400,000.Otoo has expressed his delight with the move, noting that he hopes to get involved with playing for the club very soon.“I am really happy to be in Sogndal and to join the club from now on. I really appreciate the way the club presented itself when they came to Ghana. The interaction with Håvard & Eirik made me feel very welcome and confident in my decision. The facilities and the philosophy of Sogndal fits me very well, and hopefully I can be involved soon!” Sogdnal, which currently lies ninth on the league log, is hoping to conclude all paper work so that Otoo can play against Molde on Saturday on match day 19 of the Eliteserien.The former Hearts of oak captain now joins fellow Ghanaian Gilbert Koomson at the club.last_img read more

first_img10 a.m. — 37th Annual Softball Tournament- Rock Island fields.11 a.m. – 4 p.m. — NDGA 40th Annual Convention Glass Show and Sale.1 p.m .- 4 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer2 p.m. – NDGA Children’s Seminar and Glass Auction- Wellington High School, Free with paid admission.5 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim- Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.7:05 p.m. — Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, Free Tickets available prior to game time.This schedule is subject to change! Follow us on Twitter. -Ottaway Carnival-Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex parking lot, 320 North Jefferson, $23.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens at 6:00p.m. Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 City of Wellington will be having ‘Free Chlorine Burnout’ from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27… What does that mean? Playing at the Regent this week: Pretty in Pink, Animal House, and EBONY AND KIRK LIVE! 10 a.m. – D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)11 a.m. — Buffalo Burgers at the VFW- 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort!Noon — Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull- Sellers Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Fritzler’s Body Shop, Sumner Co. Farm Bureau, United Country Theurer Auction Realty, LLC & Triumph Accessory Services).2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer5 p.m. — Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull- 300 Block of East 3rd.6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival- $23.00 wristband special from 6-10pm.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, $.6 p.m .— Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social- Heritage Park, A benefit for the Wellington Ministerial Alliance. (Presented by Ministerial Alliance)6:30 p.m. — The Great Plains Jazz Orchestra Concert – Heritage Park, Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Grene Vision Group)6:30 p.m. — NDGA Banquet and Live Auction- Knight of Columbus Hall,201 E. Harvey, open to the public, to make reservations, stop by the National Glass Museum, 117 South Washington or by going to their website www.ndga.net.9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring Lucky People – Main Stage on east 7th street and Washington, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. (Sponsored by TECT) •Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search– SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50.•Harvest Photo Display- Display at Barbara Jon’s, 104 N. Washington- Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30p.m. (Sponsored by Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts & Décor & Susan’s Portrait Designs).•Downtown Art Exhibit- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place), Open Thursday & Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Future’s Unlimited).•Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 South Washington (Sponsored by Renn & Company).•Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North Washington - Open 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.-Panhandle Railroad Museum- 425 East Harvey, open 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. No Admission fee. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)11 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Sumner Heritage Alliance Exhibition- Memorial Auditorium, FREE and Open to the Public-Come visit with the communities best kept secrets and most knowledgeable historians and learn more about the great history of Sumner County and those working to preserve it.1 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.4 p.m. — CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington, Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best!5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)5:30 p.m. — National Depression Glass Assoc. Taco Supper- Knights of Columbus Building, $13 for all you can eat tacos and wild and crazy silent auction. (proceeds will go toward the National Glass Museum)6 p.m.— Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington,$.6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)6 p.m. — Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News)6:30 p.m. — Candidate Forum and Ice Cream Social- Raymond Frye Complex, Come hear from national, state and local candidates before the November election. (Sponsored and presented by Sumner County Farm Bureau Association)7 p.m. — Bed Races- Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center) 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. NDGA 40th Annual Convention Glass Show & Sale- Wellington High School, Paint the Town Red!! $8 admission-good for all weekend, 12 and under free.10 a.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 W. Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)10 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Rusty Eck Ford)10:00 a.m. – Aviator Church Inflatables and Wellington’s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet!! Free!!11 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Texaco Country Showdown- The Largest Country Music Talent Search in America! Sellers Park. Contact Joel at joel@ksokradio.com or at 620-218-5213 to enter the showdown. (Presented by KSOK Radio) 3456789 9 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre- registration is required. Entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church)9 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.10 a.m. — Glass Making Seminar led by Angie Hilt- Wellington Public Library, Participants will be making rock candy during the seminar. (Sponsored by the National Depression Glass Association)11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)Noon — Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunch — Heritage Park. (Hosted by City Councilman Vince Wetta and sponsored by Impact Bank).Noon — Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Memorial Auditorium/Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio) Announcement of 2014 Wheat King- Heritage Park, (Sponsored by Renn & Co.)12:30 p.m. — Announcement of 2014 Wheat King — Heritage Park, sponsored by Renn & Co.1:30 p.m. — Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Sterling House of Wellington)2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer.2 – 4 p.m. — NDGA Meet and Greet with Myrna Garrison, Imperial Glass Author and Expert- National Glass Museum, 117 South Washington, free and open to the public.5 p.m. — Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington.6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival- $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m. U.S. 160 in Sumner, Cowley counties is being resurfaced Lange Auction: 15.8 acres platted in Wellington at Wheatridge 4th Addition is ready to be sold 2020-21 Wellington High School and Middle School Coach and Sponsors list Top Stories 17181920212223 7:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey.9 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. — Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals) Sunday, July 13, 2014 Dorothy Ruth Stallbaumer, 92, Wellington: Oct. 15, 1927 – Aug. 11, 2020 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. — 31st Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show- Sellers Park. (Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine)9 a.m. — Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Display- Sellers Park.9 a.m .— Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. — 37th Annual ASA Sanctioned Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre- registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 8 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Bread Basket Bake-Off- Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the chamber (Sponsored by KanOkla, Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Hobbs Mechanical & The City of Wellington).10:30 a.m. — Sumner County History Trivia Contest- Senior Center, FREE and open to the public. (Hosted by the Sumner Heritage Alliance).11 a.m. — Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center featuring Jim Bales and Skeet Sirmons – Lunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. Cost is $3.00 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75. (Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice)Noon — Bread Basket Bake Off Bake Sale-Senior Center.5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc.).6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10pm.6 p.m. — Picnic in the Park- Sellers Park, (Sponsored by GKN)6 p.m.— Wellington Noon Lion’s Club Feed- The nooners will be serving good eats, $$.6 p.m. — Storm Safety House- Sellers Park, Come and visit with members of the Wellington Fire Department and learn storm safety tips, free and open to the public .6 p.m. — Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).6 p.m. — Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Kansas Star Casino)6 p.m. — Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission) Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank)6 p.m. — Aviator Church Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.6 p.m. — Tribute to Travis Turner of KLEY-KWME.6:30 p.m. — Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor)7 p.m. — Variety Show- Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org (Sponsored by Sumner County CASA, 99.7 Lite FM & Cowley College).8:05 p.m.—  Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, FREE tickets available prior to game time. Wednesday, July 09, 2014- Saturday, July 12, 2014 Thursday, July 10, 2014 Powered by WordPress 10111213141516 © 2020 Sumner NewsCow. All Rights Reserved. 31 Friday, July 11, 2014 24252627282930 « Jul 7 a.m. — Chamber Ambassador Club Wheat Cake Breakfast- Heritage Park- $5.00 Adults, $2.50 Children under 12 years old. Advance Tickets $4.50 Adult, $2.25 for children.7 a.m. — VFW Rise & Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old. All you can eat buffet.7 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Memorial Auditorium/Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio)7:30 a.m. — Wheat Run- 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30am) 1 mile (starts at 8:30am), Hargis Creek Watershed (1500 N. Keyes), registration forms at Anders Chiropractic, Kenneth L. Cooper, CPA office and the Chamber. (Presented by Anders Chiropractic, Lonnie Cooper, CPA, Stalcup Realtors)8 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)8 a.m. – 3 p .m. — Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. 6 p.m. — Second Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop)7 p.m. — Paper Airplane Contest- Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by Kansas Gas Service, The Notiflyer and the Wellington Airport)7 p.m. — CornerBank Ice Cream Social- Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 South Washington.7:30 p.m. — Security State Bank Money Machine Grab-Intersection of Harvey and Washington- must pre-register WF button at the SSB Wal-Mart branch or the main bank at 101 N. Washington by 6 p.m., July 11th. Up to $1,000 cash up for grabs!!! (Sponsored by Security State Bank)7:30 p.m. — WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, ID required for admittance, open until 11:30p.m. (Sponsored by Gov’s Liquor Shoppe)8 p.m. — Wheat Festival Parade – Theme: Wellington Hometown Exceptional Amazing Traditions Downtown Wellington, Registration forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Countryside Motors)**New route turning West at Harvey and Washington Street**After parade — Cow Patty Bingo (Fund Raiser for WHS FFA)- Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot. Street Dance featuring Aaron Woods Band- Main Stage on east 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Hometown Sales ~ Lease) M T W T F S S 10 a.m. — Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)10 a.m.- 5 p.m. — NDGA Glass Museum Open House- 117 S. Washington. Sumner Newscow Calendar August 2020  12 Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield addresses the reopening process with open letter Posted in: Featured, News 301.0 acres of prime farmland to be sold in Sumner County Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:30 p.m.— WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, IDrequired for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m. (Gov’s Liquor Shoppe)8 p.m. — Street Dance featuring Groove 42- Main Stage on 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Penny’s Diner/Oak Tree Inn) Business on the Mooooove by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This is the official 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival schedule for this week. And because there is always the “I didn’t know this so-and-so was happening” people, we are putting the complete schedule on the home page. So you have no more excuses, unless you are not reading Sumner Newscow which is a crime in itself. We will update you each day of the upcoming events with the schedule ahead. Also, keep informed with Wheat Festival results, more updates, and pictures galore. Go out and have fun!On-going exhibits and attractions:last_img read more

first_imgCourtesy of Abilene Christian Athletics Media RelationsABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian head football coach Adam Dorrel this week agreed to a multi-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2023 season. A three-time Coach of the Year at Northwest Missouri State, Dorrel led the Wildcats to their first winning DI season in 2018 and has high expectations for his squad at the start of fall camp.”I’m so thankful for the high-level commitment (University President) Dr. Schubert and (ACU Athletics Director) Allen Ward have made to our program,” said Dorrel. “Even in the short time I’ve been here, there’s been substantial upgrades with regard to our game day facilities, weight room, and academic areas all of which have a profound impact on what we do as coaches. Having quality spaces for our student-athletes to learn, train, study, eat or even relax goes a long way in recruiting the very best players from around the country. “I’m more than pleased with the direction our program and university are headed together, and I’m ecstatic to get this season started. But, for me, it’s not just about winning games, my coaches and I also are here to grow these young men spiritually and academically.”Ward, who previously extended the contracts of head basketball coaches Joe Golding and Julie Goodenough this spring following their first NCAA Tournament Appearances, said he’s pleased to have reached an agreement with Dorrel.”He’s doing a great job building our program, both competitively and academically,” said Ward. “I’m a big believer that patience is one of the key elements in developing a successful and sustainable Division I program, and giving our head coach the time he needs to develop his players both mentally and physically is essential in my opinion.”Dorrel signed a five-year contract upon his arrival to ACU in December 2016 and watched his program make significant progress between his first and second years.For starters, the team’s 2018 total and offense and defense numbers ranked the Wildcats third in the Southland Conference and among the top half of all FCS programs. The offensive line additionally allowed the fewest sacks in the league, which led to a top-15 passing offense (278.4 yards per game) and the nation’s sixth-highest completion percentage (65.6 percent).The linemen also were superb at protecting their specialists as the Wildcats were one of only 10 teams nationwide not to surrender a blocked kick. ACU’s defense excelled in many areas as well. From 2017 to 2018 the team jumped 36 spots from No. 87 to No. 51 nationally in scoring defense at 26.9 points per game allowed. The Wildcats also ranked eighth in sacks (3.09 per game), 14th in tackles for loss (7.7), and 29th with 13 passes intercepted.The statistical improvements carried the Wildcats to six victories (6-5) and a dozen student-athletes named all-conference. Linebacker Jeremiah Chambers received First Team recognition from Southland voters and has since been named to three preseason teams this summer.But where Dorrel is most proud of his team is in the classroom, as the Wildcats posted their first +3.00 team GPA this past spring (up from a 2.97 in the fall). The goal now is to see that number rise to 3.20 at the end of each term.Senior wide receiver and ACU SAAC president Josh Fink was voted First Team Academic All-America last December, and additionally made the Southland’s All-Academic list along with fullback Chance Pierce, offensive lineman Kade Parmelly, safety Erik Huhn and the league’s Student-Athlete of the Year quarterback Luke Anthony.”ACU fans saw the progress made in Adam’s second season at the helm,” added Ward. “They should be excited about the future of ACU football. And as the AD, it’s pleasing to know that Coach Dorrel is making decisions in the long-term best interest of the program. He has earned this extension.”Entering Fall Camp, the veteran-laden Wildcats are determined to take that next step by winning the Southland Conference. But first they’ll have to play close to perfection in order to qualify for their first FCS Postseason appearance.Fortunately for the Wildcats there’s quite a bit of depth on this year’s roster, and Dorrel considers the competition in camp to be a ‘coach’s best friend.’ “I’ve been extremely pleased with the efforts and energy through the first week of camp,” he said. “We’ve had guys come out and battle through the elements (hot weather) better than in my first two years here, and that’s a credit to our on-field leadership. Those guys are doing a great job setting the tone at practice in allowing us to get work done.”The execution has been there on both sides of the ball, and we’re seeing good things on special teams. I’m proud of our guys. We just need to maintain this level of consistency.”last_img read more

first_img– discuss strategic plan for Ministries, green economyPresident David Granger and Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday met with the permanent secretaries (PS) of the various ministries to discuss a number of issues, including ensuring that their work is in line with the policies of the government, a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) said.The meeting was held at the MoTP.The statement said both the President and Minister called for meetings of this nature to become a monthly feature, so that public officers can communicate and interact more, exchange ideas and sort out differences that will arise from time to time.President Grange, according to the MoTP statement, said that the position of permanent secretary is the pinnacle of the professional career of a public servant and, as such, his government will ensure that the conditions under which they function are as close as possible to ideal and that there is a high level of satisfaction and commitment among them.He explained that like law and medicine, public service is a profession that requires a high level of competency and professionalism.“Ministers may change, but permanent secretaries are meant to be permanent…to run a ministry continuously for a long period of time, every day and whoever the minister is, the permanent secretary must be able to discharge his/her function in an efficient manner but they cannot do that unless they are educated,” President Granger said.Similar sentiments were expressed by Minister Harmon, who emphasised that permanent secretaries have a critical role to play in the functioning of ministries. He informed the permanent secretaries that the President will soon introduce a draft strategic plan for the various ministries, which outlines a broad framework within which each ministry will function and what they should focus on.This draft plan also highlights the government’s green agenda. Minister Harmon said that, “the first and foremost responsibility of every government ministry is to push that green agenda.”last_img read more

first_imgEmmanuel S. Wettee, Chairman, The All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship.Dual citizenship for natural born Liberians does not include “opening up citizenship to non-Negroes.”The All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, representing over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora, has revealed in a letter to President George Weah that dual citizenship for natural born Liberians, for which it is seeking support from the Government of Liberia does not involve “opening up citizenship to non-Negroes.”The All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship comprises the following: The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), The Federation of Liberian Communities in Australia (FOLICA), Conference of Liberian Organizations in the South Western United States (COLOSUS), and United Liberian Association Ghana (ULAG).In a letter dated February 8 to President Weah, the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship said the two issues should not be combined because combining these parallel and entirely different propositions (Dual Citizenship for natural born Liberians and opening citizenship to all races) as one item in a referendum will pose a significant challenge if not destroy its efforts for dual citizenship for natural born Liberians.“We need to immediately bring to your attention that these issues should be addressed separately in any future legislative action or referendum.“Furthermore, we strongly believe that combining the two issues into one proposition in any proposed referendum will confuse the Liberian people and lead to an unwelcome and untimely defeat of the cause of Dual Citizenship that we all believe is good for the unity and development of Mother Liberia,” the letter, signed by Eminent Emmanuel S. Wettee,Chairman, The All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, said.They told President Weah that “now that you have publicly and emphatically expressed your support for Dual Citizenship in Liberia, our appeal to you is to provide the necessary push with the Liberian people and their elected representatives using your powerful bully pulpit to campaign for the passage of a Dual Citizenship law in 2018.”The group also requested President Weah not to support “what appears to be a new proposal coming out of a House of Representatives committee to combine Dual Citizenship for natural born Liberians with citizenship for all races.”The group said over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora from the Atlantic to Pacific, have acknowledged President Weah’s concern and meaningful support for dual citizenship for those born as Liberians and those born of Liberian parentage.“Therefore, we have resolved to request a partnership relationship with your office to work together to achieve Dual Citizenship for natural-born Liberians and those born of Liberian parentage. We are encouraged by your expressed committed leadership and support for Dual Citizenship in your Annual Message to the 54th National Legislature, on Monday, January 29th.“Mr. President, your vision to involve all Liberians in the development of our country has added weight towards your call for Dual Citizenship for those born as Liberians and those born of Liberian parentage who are currently in the Diaspora and fully committed to the development of Liberia,” the group stated.The group also expressed appreciation to President Weah when he acknowledged that “our laws provide that only Liberian citizens can own real property in Liberia, and the current 1973 Alien and Nationality Law as amended in 1974 through the Fourth Regular Session of the Forty-Fifth Legislature strips natural born Liberians of their citizenship for assuming additional citizenship.“This imposes legal restrictions on many Liberians by birth, who fled abroad due to war and conflict, from investing in the country as they cannot own or inherit real property in Liberia. It also stifles the participation of Diaspora Liberians in the reconstruction and economic recovery of the land of our nativity.”The letter further noted that “For the past 10 years or more we have continued to take numerous steps to remove this legal impediment so that Diaspora Liberians can actively invest in the country and participate in the economic recovery. These include several meetings with you during which we have continued to crave your indulgence to help repeal the Alien and Nationality Law.“We have sent delegations to Liberia, written letters and held meetings with the leadership and individual members of the National Legislature. We have submitted proposals and actively lobbied to repeal the Alien and Nationality Law.“We were deeply involved in the national consultation to amend the National Constitution, and were represented at the National Constitution Review Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County.”The group expressed gratitude to President Weah for his public support for dual citizenship and urged him to bless it with the terrific platform of his office to fully advocate for its passage into law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“A lot of people like getting married on Valentine’s Day, so we try to personalize it a bit and make it fun,” Logan said. “The staff decorates everything with hearts and we have candy out. Everyone thinks of government transactions as so sterile, so it’s a nice change of pace for them.” Indeed, the normally drab government-building interior of the offices was bursting with red everything – hearts, candy, lips, balloons and streamers. People carrying big bouquets of red heart balloons jostled for space in elevators with other Valentine-bearers. Carolyn Cobb, one of the deputy commissioners who was performing the ceremonies, said it was her first time working on Valentine’s Day. “I love it. But I love it on any day,” Cobb said, saying more commissioners were on duty Wednesday to accommodate the volume of weddings. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Wedding day • Video: Getting married on Valentine’s Day NORWALK – Getting married on Valentine’s Day was not a last-minute decision for Anthony and Maritza Marquez of Norwalk – it took five years and almost two kids to finally decide the time was right. After Maritza, 27, found out she was pregnant with the couple’s second child recently, she and Anthony, 24, decided “why not?” and planned on a Valentine’s Day wedding at the Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk’s office in Norwalk, she said. The Marquezes joined more than 200 couples in the Registrar/Recorder’s six district offices throughout Los Angeles on Wednesday to tie the knot on a day known for copious romantic gestures. On an average day, the Registrar’s office will unite about 40 couples in marriage, said spokeswoman Kathy Salama. When stating her name to reporters, Maritza stumbled on her new last name before correcting herself. “It will take a little while to get used to my new name,” said Maritza, who was dressed in a white wedding dress and veil and holding her son Nathan’s hand. “We had talked about getting married for a while. It was long overdue,” she said. Dean C. Logan, chief deputy registrar-recorder, said scheduled marriages were up slightly to 195 from last year’s 189. That figure did not count walk-ins – of which seven had already been recorded by mid-morning. last_img read more

first_img 11 11 11 11 11 11 Midfielder – Fernandinho (Manchester City) – Many baulked at the £30m fee, which Man City paid Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 for his services, but he’s been worth every penny. Once again he put in a dominant display at Old Trafford as he broke up play superbly in midfield. 11 Midfielder – Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) – The Argentine was perhaps a surprising loan addition for the Hammers in the summer but he’s growing into a key star for Slaven Bilic. He didn’t get on the scoresheet but was a constant menace across the pitch and even made a goal-line clearance as West Ham defeat Chelsea 2-1. Centre-back – Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) – Wayne Rooney didn’t worry any City fans during the derby on Sunday and much of that was down to the brilliant display from £32m summer signing Otamendi. Manuel Pellegrini’s previous big money defender, Eliaquim Mangala continues to underwhelm, but the Argentine already looks an excellent addition. Striker – Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – Can anyone stop the England striker right now? He scored for the seventh consecutive game on Saturday, helping the Foxes to defeat Crystal Palace 1-0 on home soil. His constant pressing and his directness has been key for Claudio Ranieri and more international caps are sure to follow. Midfielder – Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – The Spaniard has made the deep-lying playmaker role his own at the Emirates and against Everton he once again kept the Gunners ticking. He saw the ball more than any other player on the pitch and completed 74 of his 80 passes. Midfielder – Erik Lamela (Tottenham) – Once maligned at Spurs for failing to deliver, the Argentine is now starting to prove fans wrong. Against Bournemouth he again impressed with his all-round performance as he harassed and harried opponents, and he neatly tucked away his second goal of the campaign after an Artur Boruc error. Goalkeeper – Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland). Find out who else makes the team by clicking the arrow above – The Black Cats may have beaten Newcastle 3-0 but the Romanian still had to be on top form and made eight saves during the match to ensure Sam Allardyce claimed his first win as Sunderland boss and continue their six-game winning streak against the Magpies. Left-back – Brendan Galloway (Everton) – Leighton Baines’ absence will certainly have been felt but the emergence of the ex-MK Dons’ youngster has helped lessen the blow at Goodison Park. The 19-year-old, who was Everton’s Player Of The Month for September was in good form despite a defeat to Arsenal and could have had a couple of goals two. 11 11 Centre-back – James Tomkins (West Ham) – The Hammers centre-back is steady, solid and reliable and that was exactly what was need as Slaven Bilic’s side hosted a demoralised Chelsea side on Saturday. He was a leader at the back and helped keep the Blues attack quiet, giving West Ham a 2-1 win over their rivals. 11 11 It was another action-packed weekend of football in the Premier League as the title and relegation battles took new twists.Manchester City’s 0-0 draw with rivals United sees the race for top spot open up with Arsenal drawing level with the table-toppers on points, while West Ham claimed another big scalp as they sit third.Sunderland’s derby victory ensured there were changes at the foot of the division with managerless Aston Villa propping up the league.But which individuals made the difference this weekend?Check out our team of the weekend by clicking the yellow arrow above, right… Right-back – Kyle Walker (Tottenham) – Since being named PFA Young Player of the year in 2012, it’s fair to say he’s struggled to kick on. Now, though, the right-back is showing glimpses of that form again with Spurs and excelled against Bournemouth, winning six tackles and four aerial duels. Striker – Harry Kane (Tottenham) – He’s back with a bang. It hasn’t quite gone England star Kane’s way this season as he struggled to continue his goalscoring exploits from last year. Against Bournemouth though he was in the right places at the right times, causing havoc for the Cherries’ defence. The hat-trick should give him confidence to kick on.last_img read more

first_imgShane is congratulated by presenter Kathryn ThomasDonegal singer Shane McLaughlin done Donegal proud as he just missed out on being named RTE’s Voice of Ireland.The Downings singer silenced the begrudgers once and for all with an amazing final performance.He was eventually came third place behind Kelly Mongan and winner Keith Hanley. But Shane’s mentor Kian Egan said the Donegal man could hold his head high.“I think we have the beginning of a rock star here. We’ve had a lot of great fun and it’s not over for this man,” he said.Shane thanked his “amazing family” and all his fans and said he had enjoyed every minute of his time on the show.Not even an early stage invasion by presenter Kathryn Thomas could spoil Shane’s big night. The 28 year old, who was slated by some judges earlier in the series, has grown stronger and stronger throughout the series.And tonight he put in two amazing performances of The Stunning’s ‘Brewing Up A Storm’ and The Frames’ ‘Fake’ to win over the judges.Even Shane’s biggest critic, Jamelia, changed her mind on Shane and admitted she fancied him!“It was fantastic and this is what I have been waiting for. And it’s only because I fancy you,” she laughed.Sharon Corr said Shane was officially good from now on. “This beautiful tone has crept into your voice and it’s very sexy,” she added.Bressie said to Shane “You have figured it out and that’s why you are here.”Shane’s loyal mentor Kian who has backed him from the start said he was so proud of Shane.“You’ve had a lot of knocks from people sitting in a similar chair to mine and you didn’t deserve it,” he said. SHANE MISSES OUT ON VOICE OF IRELAND BUT DOES DONEGAL PROUD was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:shane mclaughlinVoice of Irelandlast_img read more