ILOILO– Ten farmers’ cooperatives are availing themselves of loans from theprovincial government to help small farmers reeling from the nose-diving ofrice prices that is being blamed on the Rice Tariffication Law. Accordingto Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, chief of the Provincial Cooperative DevelopmentOffice, the loanable amount was determined based on the cooperatives capacityto pay and drying facilities. Underthis loan program – with a two percent interest per annum and payable in threeyears – of the provincial government dubbed MangungomaSapnayon: Palay Price Procurement Program, farmers’ cooperatives must buy palay (unhusked rice) from small farmersat premium prices. * SanJulian Multipurpose Cooperative in Badiangan – P5 million *Pototan Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative – P10 million *Barotac Nuevo Development Cooperative – P5 million *Dingle Multipurpose Cooperative – P10 million *Guintapagin Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Bingawan – P1 million *Kooperatiba Naton Multipurpose Cooperative in Tigbauan – P5 million Thecontract signing was done on Tuesday. The10 cooperatives and their loans are the following: “The first amortization of thesecooperatives would start 15 months after the loan’s release. Buot silingon subra isa tuig anay nga i-rollingsang kooperatiba ang ila pundo para maka-gainincomekag amat-amat sila nga magabayad,”said Cangrejo. *Kabalikat Multipurpose Cooperative in Bingawan – P1 million *Zarraga Multipurpose Cooperative – P5 million *Santa Barbara (FACOMA) Multipurpose Cooperative – P5 million *Southern Iloilo Area Multipurpose Cooperative in Oton – P10 million Asagreed with the provincial government, the cooperatives would procure palay from small farmers at P14 perkilo./PN
ORVC Weekly Report (May 9-14).Players of the Week.Baseball: Tyler Huff – Jac-Cen-Del and Kurtis Armstrong – Rising Sun.Softball: Michaela Mahoney – Southwestern and Baylie Hunter – Rising Sun.Boys Golf: Drew Honnert – Milan.ORVC Report (May 9-14)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
VINTON, Iowa – Opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour sees the series in action on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway, the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division.Wehrs Machine and Racing Products comes on board as presenting sponsor for the tour, which counts forays into Wisconsin and South Dakota among its eight 2018 dates.After the Monday, May 28 lidlifter at Vinton, the series is at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21-22; at Farley Speedway on Friday, June 29; at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, July 19; at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Monday, July 23; at Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Tuesday, July 24; at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Wednesday, July 25; and at Clay County Speedway in Spencer on Monday, Aug. 6.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and state points will be awarded. Entry fee for each event will be $75.“The Hawkeye Dirt Tour built a solid foundation over the past eight seasons for this series,” commented IMCA President Brett Root. “The schedule for this year includes established specials, such as the $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek at 141 and the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel at Knoxville, before ending in Spencer, the corporate headquarters of Arnold Motor Supply.”“We appreciate the support of both Arnold Motor Supply and Wehrs Machine for this tour,” he added. “We look forward to crowning the champion of what will be a very exciting and competitive series this summer.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.
Mary F. Ensminger, 76, of Versailles passed away at 12:30pm, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born on May 13, 1943 the daughter of Fred and Ethel Busch Ensminger. Mary’s father was a pilot in WWII and was killed near New Guinea during the war so she never got to see her Dad. On October 22, 1948 her mother married Henry Stegemoller and Mary was blessed with two brothers, Alan Stegemoller of North Venice, Florida, and Jerry (Joye) Stegemoller of Cincinnati, and also a niece and nephew. Mary was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School and attended Indiana University. She was disabled and after the death of her mother on December 27, 2015 she became a resident of the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Mary was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be on Tuesday and will be held at the church. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Solo Performer attempts to uphold form with a couple of old foes when he takes the plunge in the feature race beneath the Dundalk floodlights. Press Association The Harry Rogers-trained eight-year-old had the returning duo of Gretzky and Paddy The Celeb well held over this mile-and-a-half trip towards the end of March. Now he gets the chance to add further credence to that half-length success in the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap. Solo Performer is 3lb higher than when he struck last month, but he won at Dundalk over an extended mile and a quarter in January 2012 off this same mark of 90. Chris Hayes has won six races aboard the gelded son of Distant Music and renews the partnership in the 20,000 euro contest. Among the opposition is Fairview Star, a recent course-and-distance winner. Eoin Griffin’s charge successfully switched to the Flat following a rather inauspicious spell over hurdles and in bumpers. Something Graceful is also entitled to improve for her fifth-placed finish in a mile-and-a-half handicap at the Curragh a fortnight ago. Jim Bolger’s four-year-old filly appeared ill at ease on the soft ground and remains 3lb lower in the weights than when she won over a mile and a quarter at Leopardstown last August. There could be plenty more to come from Muizenberg Nights in the Hen & Stag Packages At Dundalk Stadium Handicap after she broke her duck over this same track and trip earlier this month, though Tommy Stack’s filly faces some in-form rivals in the shape of Versilia Gal, Monakova and Toberton. The Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Maiden brings proceedings to a close and Dermot Weld’s Spirit Of Concorde is sure to be very popular. The Authorized gelding has found only one too good on both starts to date and he should be sharper for his recent reappearance run.
Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio FILE PHOTOELLSWORTH — For the past two years, more than 100 runners have donned Santa hats, reindeer antlers and other Christmas attire on the first Sunday of December in support of a cause — the Ellsworth High School graduating class of 2014.The EHS students traditionally fundraise to finance projects such as prom and graduation. But Robin Clark, an education technician at the high school, said there was one problem with last year’s seniors: “Our kids were not salesmen,” she said in jest. “For the first two years, we tried to sell things from catalogues.“Forget it.”So Clark and Sandra Finley, a special education teacher at the high school, began thinking of a different way to raise money. In 2012, the pair organized a winter race — the town’s first annual Santa Run.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough the EHS class of 2014 has moved on, the Christmas-themed run will remain an annual fixture to the Ellsworth community — just one that supports a different cause.Proceeds from the race will now benefit the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth, and T-shirt sales will benefit Christmas is for Kids.“We wanted to keep it because it was a lot of fun,” Clark said. “We just thought we could do a lot of good with it.”All ages and even dogs are invited to walk or run the 5-kilometer course at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:45.The registration cost is $15 per person. T-shirts are $10, although Clark and Finley will provide free shirts to the first 50 registrants. Santa hats will be given to all at no charge.Holiday costumes are encouraged for the chance to win a prize, but not required. In past years, outfits have included reindeer, elves and snowmen costumes as well as the classic Santa suits.After the race, hot cocoa and sugar cookies will be offered inside the school cafeteria, which will boast holiday décor such as blow-up Christmas characters.“I’m going to make more cookies this year because I have high expectations,” Clark said. “I’m hoping because of the cause, people are going to come out who otherwise might not.”Clark and Finley’s decision to donate registration funds to the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center stemmed from their own personal experiences with cancer.“Cancer leaves a lot of scars,” Clark said. “I’ve had family members who have had cancer and who have died from cancer.”The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center is one of only three freestanding cancer resource centers in Maine. The center, which serves Hancock and Washington counties, provides a comfortable place for cancer patients as well as their families and friends to receive education and support.“My husband had cancer, but we didn’t use the center because it wasn’t in existence back then,” Finley said. “If it had been, we would have used it.”Last summer, Clark and Finley reached out to the Wright center’s executive director, Michael Reisman, about turning the Santa Run into a fundraiser for the center rather than passing it on to the next graduating class.“I was pleasantly surprised,” Reisman said. “They said all we’d have to do is accept the check.“We’re honored.”Support from the community allows the center to offer free classes, meetings and programs as well as much more to those affected by cancer.“The Beth Wright Cancer Center helps anyone with any kind of cancer,” Clark said. “They help with rides, hotel rooms, gas cards… They have a program for nutrition and yoga — anything you could need.“Even if it’s just a shoulder to cry on.”T-shirt sales will benefit Christmas is for Kids, which with the promotion from Maine broadcasting stations, makes it possible to supply approximately 800 children a gift in Maine.Each of the past Santa Runs has raised roughly $1,000, but Clark and Finley hope the new causes will draw in a bigger crowd.“We’re excited,” Clark said. “Hopefully, this will become a tradition.”Registration forms will be available around Ellsworth at the Down East Family YMCA, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Cross Fit Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Forms also can be found on Facebook at the Ellsworth Santa Run’s event page.For more information, email Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Finley at email@example.com. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016
ELLSWORTH — Hancock County athletes were announced last week as selections to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference Small-School indoor track teams.Ellsworth athletes highlighted a bulk of the boys’ first team with Tulas Weaver (55- and 200-meter dashes), Beck Deeny (long jump and triple jump), Henry Scheff (55-meter hurdles) and Logan Grass (shot put) earning first-team honors. The Eagles’ throwers’ relay team also claimed a first-team spot, as did Sumner’s Logan Carter (800-meter run).Carter (1-mile run) and Scheff (high jump) also earned spots on the Small-School second team. They were joined by Ellsworth’s 4-by-200 relay team (Deeny, Weaver, Scheff and Colby Hamilton), Calvin Nelson (2-mile run) and Jack Sandone (55-meter hurdles) and George Stevens Academy’s Ian Renwick (long jump).Bucksport’s Johanna Stiles (55- and 200-meter dashes), Addie Morrison (400-meter dash) and Helena Winslow (long jump) were named Small School girls’ first-teamers along with GSA’s Thea Crowley (2-mile run) and Grace Broughton (55-meter hurdles) and Ellsworth’s Rachel Barnes (shot put). Bucksport’s 4-by-200 relay team, GSA’s 4-by-800 relay team and Ellsworth’s throwers’ relay team were also chosen to the team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMorrison (200-meter dash) and Crowley (1-mile run) were also chosen as Small-School second-teamers. Ellsworth’s Abby Mazgaj (800-meter run and triple jump) and Paige Sawyer (55-meter hurdles) claimed second-team sports of their own.In other award news, Bucksport head coach Matt Morrison was named Small-School Girls’ Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Bucks to the conference title. Sumner’s Skye Howard was a recipient of the Anne Norton Sportsmanship Award.
“We are very excited about all the opportunities this partnership presents us, ATOS and most importantly, our patients. In effect, our facility will serve as an extension to ATOS Clinics in Germany and will be a local point of contact for their world-class tertiary care,” observed Osholowu who also served as Sports Medicine Specialist at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa nine years ago.The Kasi Healthcare CEO said he envisages about 3,000 sportsmen and other Nigerians benefiting from the partnership annually.“I see over 3000 patients every year and around 300 of them requiring advanced surgery. This partnership will further improve our processes. We can consult on cases with ATOS and access tele-radiology directly with the international office in Germany, ” he affirmed.“The Lagos clinic will serve patients from Nigeria and the rest of the sub region providing a one-stop-shop from their initial inquiry, right through their entire stay at the hospital, and to their follow-up care at home – all in a language they can understand.”Kasi Healthcare recently announcement a $4million investment in a state of the art Sports Medicine Orthopedic and Day Surgery Clinic located in the heart of the commercial capital Lagos. It is accessible to the 20 million urban population and the rest of Nigeria’s 150 million people.Osholowu said it will serve as an outreach facility for care services such as Minimally Invasive Orthopedic and Sports Surgery; Neurosurgery and Interventional Spine Surgery which are largely unavailable in Nigeria.Head of International Patient Management of the ATOS Clinic Group,Sabine Heckmann-Matejec, said of the partnership with Kasi Healthcare: “Germany hosted the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and has a rich history of football just like Nigeria.“In the area of Sports Medicine, ATOS Clinics have more than 30 top class surgeons and is the winner of the popular Focus Medicine Award.“We are proud to work with Dr Osholowu who has a deep experience in Nigeria and Africa to bring our expertise to the market and offer access to our world-class facilities for treatments and testing for athletes in Nigeria and other African countries.The ATOS Group is the leading orthopaedic clinic group in Germany with core competence in hips, knees, shoulders, spine treatments. ATOS offers diagnostic and treatment options within further disciplines. ATOS has more than 30 top class surgeons with the popular Focus medicine Award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos-based Kasi Healthcare and The ATOS Clinic Group of Germany have announced a partnership that will offer tele-consultation and tele-radiology service will significantly increase the positive outcomes of patients various orthopaedic and sports injury issues.With seven clinics in Hamburg, Cologne, Braunfels and Heidelberg, the ATOS Group which is the leading orthopaedic clinic group in Germany, is to handle patients cases via connection with its International Office and many others for services.Speaking on the joint effort, CEO and Founder of Kasi Healthcare, Dr Adedayo Osholowu a pioneer in Sports Medicine who is also a member of the FIFA Football Medicine Network, said the partnership is another demonstration of the relentless focus of the Kasi Healthcare Group on ensuring their patients access the best care possible without any barriers.
Photo: © pixabay.com Tipperary’s Rachael Blackmore has become the first female jockey to claim the conditional riders title in her first full season as a professional.The 26 year old is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present with 32 victories so far this seasonThe Killenaule native says she has a lot of people to thank for her success. Meanwhile, the jump season finale gets underway today as the Punchestown Festival starts in County Kildare.The first is off at 3.40pm.
Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr Chris Tufton Jamaica’s Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton says misconceptions about marijuana (ganja) must be dispelled to stem misuse of the drug, especially by children.“Dispelling those perceptions means all hands on deck. It means public education, it means (those) in the court system or are providing counselling, being aware. You have to give that lecture almost every time you have to deal with that problem, until it seeps through, until it gets into the minds and the mind set and the psyche of the society,” said Tufton, who attended a Children’s Drug Treatment seminar in Kingston on the weekend.However, he stated that given cultural practices and other factors, that it will be difficult to change persons’ views about the substance.“In Jamaica, we have culturally accepted as a norm, the consumption of certain types of substances, marijuana of course, being almost a part of us in terms of general acceptance, availability and so on.”Tufton said the government is concerned about the health of the public who use such substances which has the capacity to create negative side effects on the person and the society in general.He noted that by “relaxing” the regulations under the Dangerous Drugs Act, which allowed for the decriminalization of ganja for medicinal, religious, scientific and therapeutic purposes, persons interpreted that as a “free for all” where it is now acceptable to have it in their possession, as well as smoke it freely.Under the Act, the use of ganja is not legal. It is now a non-arrestable but ticketable offence to possess small quantities of ganja, amounting to two ounces or less. This attracts a fine payable outside of the court, but will not result in the person having a criminal record.