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Pastor Carolyn Williams, 80, Greensburg

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first_imgPastor Carolyn Williams, 80, of Greensburg, formerly of Holton passed away at 1pm, Wednesday, May 21, 2020 at the home of her son in Greensburg. She was born near Holton on November 30, 1939 the daughter of Lester and Madge Beach Schlotman. She was married to Gerald Williams on September 12, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2012. Survivors include three sons Mark (Jana) Williams of Edinburg, Steve (Beth) Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, and Andy (Theresa) Williams of Greensburg; two daughters Beth (James) Kraus of Dover, and Lisa (Dennis) Granger of Batesville; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one sister Donna (Gerimo) Hernandez of Batesville. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Sue Rice. Mrs. Williams was the former pastor of the Greensburg Free Methodist Church and had served as chaplain for the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Her calling in life was to share the Gospel of Christ and doing social and ministry work. Carolyn also enjoyed doing arts and crafts and spending time with her many grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 11am at the Flat Rock Baptist Church west of Osgood with Carolyn’s grandson Stephen Rice officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be at the church beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Cricket News Ravi Shastri considers sending Kohli at No. 4 in World Cup

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India coach Ravi Shastri is mulling to send skipper Virat Kohli to bat at No. 4 to protect him in bowling-friendly conditions during the World Cup in England. Shastri said Kohli at number 4 can make the batting unit more stronger.“The good thing about this Indian top-three is we can separate them, if conditions and situations demand. Someone like Virat Kohli can go to number four, and we can put a good number three to bring more balance to the batting line-up,” Shastri told Cricbuzz.“That’s flexibility for you, and for big tournaments like the World Cup, you have to be flexible to see what’s the best balance for the side. So we will decide that (accordingly in England).“We will assess that on seeing conditions there in England. You don’t want to be 18-3 or 16-4 in a big tournament. I don’t care about bilateral ODIs, but why should I lose my best batsman early in a World Cup match (if the conditions are bowler friendly)?” he added.Also read | New Zealand shatters records with big total in Wellington T20I against IndiaAmbati Rayudu showed his prowess with a match-winning 90 at the Hamilton ODI and Shastri said he can be an option at number three.“Yes, maybe Rayudu, or someone else, could bat at number three, and Kohli comes in at number four. We wouldn’t want to disturb the opening combination. Separating the top-three could make the batting stronger.”Shastri said Rayudu’s innings eased his worries to an extent and his unorthodox style of batting can be an X factor for the team.“… the one quality Rayudu has, he can be very unorthodox. With the way he bats, he can be an x-factor for us. He will play shots that are unconventional at times, but they can be very effective,” he said.“The more he plays like this (like at Wellington), the more he will realise he can do that to the opposition.” last_img read more

Berner brings competitive edge

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first_imgHannah Berner is used to change.Ever since moving from a tennis academy in Florida to a high school in New York, where she played on the boy’s tennis team, she has learned how to take on challenges with a competitive edge. This was on display last weekend at the Duke Invitational in Cary, N.C., where after losing her first set (6-0), she won in consecutive sets (6-2, 6-2) to win the match.Berner rallied and overpowered her opponent, Taylor Marable of Princeton, to earn the victory. She had Wisconsin’s best singles performance in the tournament, placing sixth in her section. But the sophomore’s impressive play was not limited to singles either. Berner and her partner Alaina Trgovich placed third in their doubles section.“One of the reasons that my coach, Brian Fleishman, recruited me was for my doubles play, because I love volleying against the net, although singles has always been a bit difficult for me,” Berner said.Berner has worked hard over the off-season at mastering the nuances and positioning of singles play, and now says that it’s just as strong as her doubles play. Fleishman, the head women’s tennis coach at UW, praised Burner’s performance“I thought she did an extremely good job in singles and doubles,” Fleishman said. “She’s come a long way, and I think all the hard work she put in this summer has really paid off.”Berner has more goals for herself than just playing well individually, as she wants to emerge as a leader for her team.“I think I’ve changed my position on the team, in terms of being more of a leader my sophomore year,” she said. “As a freshman, I was still a little confused and a little lost on how the whole team atmosphere works.”One of the more promising aspects of Berner’s game is her ability to settle in and evaluate her opponent’s style. Much of tennis involves understanding your opponent and playing against their weaknesses. To understand how Berner does this so well, a brief glimpse at her past may help.She played and excelled as a teenager at a tennis academy in Florida, where she attempted to go pro. However, she decided to leave Florida for New York, where she would play on the boy’s high school tennis team, because there was no girls team there.“When I was in Florida, I was playing tennis for six hours a day, and that became extremely intense for a 14, 15, 16 year old. I think I kind of lost a little bit of passion for the game,” Berner said.Berner said that her experiences have given her a greater perspective on balance in life. This perspective has enabled her to balance academics with collegiate athletics. “I cannot stress enough how much stress it is to keep up,” Berner said.It’s especially difficult, because she says that the UW women’s tennis team is one of the hardest working teams in the nation. And with four freshmen coming on to the team this year, fierce competition is in place just to get a spot playing in tournaments.Despite finishing ninth in the Big Ten last year, Berner believes that the new recruits and new attitude could make UW a top team in the conference.“I think that the new recruits could be what pushes us over, and we’re gonna try to be in the top four of the Big Ten. That’s our goal,” she said.last_img read more

Wellington’s Nick Becker and Logan Woodbridge qualify for state in golf

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down 1983 WHS Golf team · 378 weeks ago Congrats to both Nick and Logan…Bring home the hardware… Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 378 weeks ago Nice job to these young men, you have made us fans very proud. Go take state! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Taking the long trip to Ulysses, Wellington qualified two golfers to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament to be played in Cheney next week.Nick Becker and Logan Woodbridge both finished in the top five individually at the Class 4A Regional at Bentwood Golf Course to qualify. As a team, Wellington finished fourth with a team score of 334.Larned finished first with 324 followed by Andale at 328.  Andale won the tie-breaker with Goodland to go to state.  The top two teams qualify for state.  Our individual finished as follows:  Nick Becker 76 (3rd), Logan Woodbridge 78 (5th), Chance Russell 89, Brian Peck 91, Jake Walton 108 and Graysen DeJarnett 115.“It was a tough day from a team standpoint,” said James Ginter, Wellington head golf coach. “All of the players have worked so hard this season, but it wasn’t our day.  We are so excited and proud of Nick and Logan for their accomplishments this year and for qualifying for state.”This will be Woodbridge’s second trip to state as an individual.“I am so proud of the way he was able to battle through adversity today,” Ginter said. “He did not have his A game, yet he was still able to finish in the top 5 at our regional.  That says a lot about his character.”Ginter continued:“Wow, what a day for Nick.  For the second year in a row we have a young man who has never competed at the high school level qualify for state as an individual.  Nick finished his day only two strokes from the top medalists at the Ulysses regional.”Ginter said Becker has made amazing gains throughout the season due to his hard work and commitment.Along with Woodbridge, Becker will be placed among the tee times with the top players in the state in 4A at Cheney on Monday.“I am looking forward to watching these two young men represent Wellington High School at the 4A State Championships,” Ginter said.last_img read more

SOCU’s head to be replaced

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first_imgPolice Commissioner Leslie James has made known the administration’s intention to replace Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sydney James.SOCU’s embattled head,Sydney JamesPolice CommissionerLeslie JamesSpeaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Police Awards Ceremony held at the Tactical Services Unit’s Drill Square at Eve Leary, the top cop said the Guyana Police Force (GPF) will soon issue a release naming the replacement of Sydney James.“I can say to you that, a little later today, I will make an announcement as regards the replacement of the head of SOCU,” Commissioner James said.The SOCU Head was recently sent on administrative leave amidst allegations of mismanagement of funds at the unit. The decision came months after a special audit had unearthed several instances of mismanagement of funds and falsification of documents at the entity. The audit had also found some unaccounted-for expenditure, which could not be verified by a paper trail.The audit was ordered by the Police Commissioner in February; and although the Top Cop has not commented on the findings of that audit, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had described the revelations as “damning”.The probe into the operations of the white-collar crime-fighting unit was triggered after the former British adviser Dr Sam Sittlington had made a number of allegations against the Unit.Following those allegations, James was questioned over allegations of improper spending. This is in light of the ongoing investigation and audit which was conducted after termination of the British adviser’s services.The Public Security Minister had confirmed that an investigation was ongoing into the matter, and he had noted that there were allegations of monies not being spent properly and had said it is now within the jurisdiction of the investigators to understand the spending procedures at SOCU.After being fired amidst a conflict-of-interest scandal, Sittlington had revealed that SOCU had not been operating in the manner in which it should, and he had said there are instances of improper spending.The parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has maintained that SOCU, which was set up to fight money-laundering and other white-collar crimes, has become a political unit under the APNU/AFC regime.The PPP had said that Sittlington was going beyond his advisory role and was taking on executive functions. It was pointed out that Sittlington was going on operations such as raids and arrests.SOCU, also, was under scrutiny after its Deputy Director, Sheronie James, had resigned following a local Magistrate disqualifying her as an expert witness based on her lack of qualifications.Ramjattan had said James was recommended by senior officials after she had indicated her qualifications, which the Public Security Ministry had thought were genuine.Questions were previously raised about the Police investigating James, and whether there could be any bias involved; however, the Public Security Minister had assured that the investigation was perfectly normal, and that in addition to the Police’s own internal audits ongoing at SOCU, the Auditor General could come in and take control of the proceedings.He had said the Police auditors were seeking to better understand the systems which had been in place for spending at the agency.This comes even as the parliamentary Opposition had expressed concern about SOCU moving away from its original mandate.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had previously charged that SOCU’s mandate was not being delivered, especially since it was suspected of taking political directives. He had noted that that was responsible for its failure rate.SOCU has had several of its cases tossed out of the courts, including a number of charges against former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) executives and Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) directors.The Opposition has since called for the Unit to be dismantled, but President David Granger has contended that Government would instead work to restore public confidence in SOCU.last_img read more