Month: August 2020

The 4-H International Exchanges is Looking for a Few Great Host…

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of Commissioners Experience the richness of the world in your own home this summer.Washington 4-H International Exchange offers families statewide the opportunity to host a youth delegate from Japan or South Korea for a four-week homestay. Youth delegates are ages 12-17 and eager to make new friends, improve their English, share their culture, and experience real American family life in Washington.Host families need to have a child of the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age. We’re currently recruiting host families for boys ranging in age from 13 – 17. Host families provide a bed and meals. No special activities are required and host families do not need to be members of 4-H.Do you have room in your life this summer for an amazing cultural experience?For more information contact State Coordinator, Dianna Ullery at 360-867-2153, dianna.ullery@wsu.edu.4-H Summer, 4-H KidsYouth ages 6-12 are invited to join us for the 4-H GROWS! summer program at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, June 26 – 29, 2018.Get your green thumb warmed up and learn how to design, plant, grow, prepare, and eat your veggies. Become a 4-H Junior Master Gardener and even show off your garden and produce during the Thurston County Fair, August 1-5.This 4-H program is open to youth ages 6-12 and 4-H membership is not required. Cost is $90 for the four day program, June 26-June 29. Each child should plan to bring their own lunch, but snacks, a t-shirt, and loads of fun are included in the registration fee. Scholarships are available.For more information and registration contact the 4-H office at 360-867-2157.last_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Saint Martin’s University Names Ninth Cohort of Benedictine Scholars

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTen incoming Saint Martin’s University first-year students have been selected to serve as the ninth cohort of Benedictine Scholars.The group includes Kip Angaiak (Fairbanks, Alaska), Colton Corrales (Vancouver, Wash.), Chalise King (Pasco, Wash.), Erin Luong (Boise, Idaho), Jessica Mcneil (Honolulu, Hawaii), Erica Moody (Battle Ground, Wash.), Sarah Niemi (Yakima, Wash.), Riley Phelps (Yelm, Wash.), Mark Wood (Bothell, Wash.), and Malia Pinder (Eugene, Ore.).The mission of the Benedictine Scholars Program, which started in 2012, is to promote a deeper understanding of the Catholic, Benedictine values and heritage that define Saint Martin’s University. The selected individuals will serve as ambassadors, both within the University and outside the campus, promoting the core values of the institution – faith, reason, service and community.Benedictine Scholars serve their communities, meet in small groups and will work on a project of their own choosing.Last year the Benedictine Scholars cohorts organized the Saint’s Martin’s Lantern prayer service and parade on Saint Martin’s Day.Additional projects completed by recent Benedictine Scholars have included the restoration and re-installation of the Stations of the Cross throughout the Saint Martin’s campus, the creation of a large Saint Martin’s-themed mural, assisting with hosting service opportunities for students and preserving historical documents for the monastic community.Through the program’s service-learning component, the Benedictine Scholars will engage in 60 hours of service in the wider community. They will then integrate the service experience into academic exploration in special courses and reflect on the experience with their Scholar community. Scholars also volunteer for Saint Martin’s events such as Open Houses, the Gala and Commencement.Assistant professor of civil engineering Floraliza Bornasal, Ph.D., will serve as the faculty advisor for the Benedictine Scholars program, while director of campus ministry Colleen Dunne, M.Div., will be the staff advisor for the Benedictine Scholars program.“I am excited to be working with this new cohort and am thankful for their commitment to Saint Martin’s University,” Dunne said. “The scholars program is a group of students that I enjoy working with and brings an important sense of community to the campus.”Faculty and staff members representing numerous departments throughout the University evaluated more than 189 candidates for the Benedictine Scholars program. Those selected are typically students whose academic records are matched by their leadership experiences, their contributions to the life of their school or faith communities and their service to individuals and groups. Each scholar selected for the honor receives $10,000 to $40,000 in total scholarship support per year, renewable for four years of study.The ninth cohort of Benedictine Scholars are:Kip Angaiak, Fairbanks, Alaska, who is graduating from Monroe Catholic Junior-Senior High School and will major in Communication StudiesColton Corrales, Vancouver, Wash., who is graduating from Mountain View High School and will major in Literary StudiesChalise King, Pasco, Wash., who is a Chiawana High School Graduate and will be a Criminal Justice majorErin Luong, Boise, Idaho, who is graduating from Borah High School and will major in BiologyJessica Mcneil, Honolulu, Hawaii, who is graduating from Kapolei High School and will major in EducationErica Moody, Battle Ground, Wash., who is graduating from Battle Ground High school and will major in NursingSarah Niemi, Yakima, Wash., who is graduating from La Salle High School and will major in Elementary EducationRiley Phelps, Yelm, Wash., who is graduating from Yelm High School and will be majoring in Mechanical EngineeringMark Wood, Bothell, Wash., who is graduating from North Creek High School and will be a Biology majorMalia Pinder, Eugene, Ore., who is graduating from Winston Churchill High School and will be majoring in Business AdministrationSaint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program and five certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.last_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Watch: Gary Lineker’s EPIC reply after getting called out for poking fun at Alan…

first_imgAdvertisement biNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2p3i2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E40iyaa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8h4Would you ever consider trying this?😱lb9haCan your students do this? 🌚zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Gary Lineker on BBC’s Match of the Day is often known for hilarious content alongside the football part of the show.Advertisement Some fans believe that Saturday’s MOTD intro by Lineker was perhaps the greatest ever by Lineker himself. Not for the poetry though but for the banter and ‘bald’ references that the former England international put into his swift rap before the Chelsea vs Norwich game kicked off.Advertisement Watch the epic scene here : Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Drunk fan gets football player’s name tattooed on him – but spelled wrong!

first_imgImage Courtesy: SunSportAdvertisement a3rNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4tmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edcm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3ou1nWould you ever consider trying this?😱e7hCan your students do this? 🌚3yrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Scottish side Rangers FC achieved victory over Polish club Legia Warsaw in the second leg Europa League play off on Friday, although the name of the only goalscorer of the match, Alfredo Morelos, got misspelled on a tattoo of a drunk fan.Advertisement Image Courtesy: SunSportA supporter named Darren Hill, who is on holiday in Spanish island of Ibiza with friends, was watching the game live that night, and went onto celebrate the triumph over with alcohol and late night partying.The IT professional even went ahead to get the name of the club’s fan favourite forward’s inked on his leg, but a hysterical discovery by his colleagues revealed that the name had been spelt wrong!Advertisement The €60 tattoo on the 23 year old read: ‘Alfredo Morolos 20’, vitiating Morelos with Morolos, along with the striker’s kit number at the end.Hill, who hails from the Scottish town of Greenock, spoke to SunSport about the incident, where he said: “Seeing as Alfredo was the man who sent us through and he’s my favourite player, I thought I’d pay tribute to him and get his name on my thigh.”Advertisement “But when we got back to the hotel and looked in the mirror, I noticed it was the wrong spelling. I honestly checked the spelling about 40 times when I wrote his name on the bit of paper to hand over to the guy, and I watched him type it in the computer too!” he added.The 23 year old Columbian forward netted in the 91st minute after two goalless halves, as Steven Gerrard’s side won the match at Ibrox Stadium 1-0. Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Mastermind: World Champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the best in the world…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisAdvertisement 44c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1galWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p0xWould you ever consider trying this?😱igCan your students do this? 🌚k5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chess is a game of intelligence. No use of brawn, all use of brain. The reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, holds a monumental IQ of 190. Trained under the legendary chess icon Garry Kasparov, Carlsen is widely regarded as “the genius who’ll only get better.” Although, not only in chess, he is also getting better in other aspects. In fact, the Norwegian is among the 10 players of Fantasy Premier League!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisFantasy Premier League is a famous online online free to play fantasy football game, where players build up teams with footballers from Premier League teams. The core is determined by how the footballers perform in real life in every match day, and the players get score based on that.With an ever growing player base of more than 7 million, Carlsen is currently having his best FPL season so far- and is currently 3rd in the world. Not only that, the 29 year old is also topping the list of players in Norway.Advertisement His FPL team is called ‘Kjell Ankedal’, and user @alponcing posted the current week’s ranks on Twitter.The present FIDE World no. 1’s fantasy team consists of EPL stars like Mohammed Salah from Liverpool, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son. With consistent footballers in his team, Carlsen has reguarly got high scores every week.“It is a similar game, it requires planning and strategy. And he has an incredible memory which helps.” Speaking to the Guardian, the current World Chess Champion stated that the game of chess and FPL require somewhat equivalent methods.However, is pretty humble about his achievement in the virtual game, saying that his fate has helped him to enter the top 10 list.“In chess, you know when you’ve done well and when you’ve done poorly, but it’s hard for me to take praise for fantasy league, when I’ve just been lucky,” he added.Tarjei Svensen, famous chess journalist revealed that Carlsen is an avid Football fan since his childhood, and regularly follows the English top flight.“His level of knowledge about English football is amazing, which must help him a lot,” Carlsen’s compatriot told Guardian.Last month Carlsen posted a photo of him doing football skill moves while he was at the Grand Chess Tour in Kolkata.Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record! Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Shreyas Iyer: I have ‘sealed’ number 4 spot in Indian batting order

first_imgShreyas IyerAdvertisement zijNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6a00hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7eqvWould you ever consider trying this?😱7sjCan your students do this? 🌚yu2ieRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although India have a strong batting and bowling options, they have always struggled for the number 4 position. They have tried several batsmen like Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey and a few on that particular position but no one has really impressed apart from Shreyas Iyer who has done fairly well. Advertisement Shreyas IyerHe is confident that his consistent performances in the past one year will help him to cement his place in the most-debated number four position in white-ball cricket. Having tried many, India recalled the Mumbai batsman in the West Indies series after their semifinal loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup.He justified his place in the West Indies series which earned him a place in their New Zealand tour earlier this year as well. Once again he showed his calibre and ended up being the highest run-getter with a hundred and two fifties in India’s 0-3 series whitewash. He amassed 217 runs – the most by an Indian in that place in a three-match bilateral series.Advertisement “If you have been playing for India at that position for a year now that means you have sealed it. There should be no more questions asked about it,” Shreyas Iyer said in an Instagram live session hosted by his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. “When the debate was going on about No 4, performing at No 4 and completely sealing the position was really satisfying.”“But when you are playing for India, you need to be very much flexible at any position or whatever the team requires. I feel I can bat any position depending on the situation,” he again said.The young lad of Mumbai failed to make to the cut in the ICC Cricket World Cup squad. However, he was included in the Caribbean tour where his swashbuckling form left everyone amazed, including the captain Virat Kohli who later complimented Iyer saying he was “exactly the same” in his younger days.“It’s really a phenomenal feeling when he talks or compliments his teammates… He’s a role model for all the youngsters out there,” Iyer shared. “Whenever he goes out on the field it feels as if he’s playing his first game. He’s never tired, always energetic like a lion. You see a different body language when he enters the ground, something great to learn from him.”Not only this, he has impressed as a leader also while captaining Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He made his debut season in 2015 where he scored a whopping 439 runs while playing with a fractured index finger. He got the captaincy in the mid-way of the 2018 season from the veteran Gautam Gambhir and he led Delhi Capitals to their first playoffs in seven years in 2019 season as well.Keeping his free-flowing batting ability in mind, it wouldn’t be wrong saying that Shreyas Iyer can be a good choice for that place.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Harbhajan Singh to begin his second innings with acting, shares movie posterRobin Uthappa reveals cricket was the only thing that probably kept him from ‘jumping off the balcony’ Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Coming Back ‘Better than Ever’ in Sea Bright

first_imgBy Michele J. Kuhn Brian George is bullish on Sea Bright.“We’ll be back and we’ll be better than ever,” he said.Brian George in front of the former location of his store Northshore Menswear in Sea Bright.George, the longtime owner of Northshore Mens­wear, saw almost the entire inventory of upscale clothing swept out of the building at 1080 Ocean Ave. when both the Shrewsbury River and the Atlantic Ocean smashed into the store with Super Storm Sandy.He is in the midst of making plans to reopen his store in Sea Bright early next year and will be located for the next three months at 45 West River Road, Rumson, in the same space he occupied 30 years ago when he first opened his haberdashery.“Temporarily, we’ll be bringing the store to this office building,” he said of the Rumson pop-up shop.The short-term location will be open seven days a week with the same hours as the Sea Bright store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.Then, sometime around March 1, George expects to move into a new Sea Bright location at 1127 Ocean Ave., in a building he is referring to as “Big Yellow.” The three-story building will be the new permanent home of Northshore Menswear with one big difference. The service and quality will be the same but George will be adding women’s wear to the clothing store.After seeing the destruction that the storm brought Sea Bright, why is George intent on returning to the borough?“First of all,” he said, “I have a love affair with the town. The people are genuine. It’s unique. When I was a kid growing up in Sayreville, we used to go to the public beach (in Sea Bright). My parents used to drive us through Rumson … I’ve told people that when I was a kid, this is where I would go to the beach. Now I look at it every day.”The Sea Bright store is Northshore Menswear’s third location. The first is where George will return for three months and the second was in an older home he bought on East River Road in Rumson and where he stayed for 20 years.“I knew when I got (to Sea Bright), I was vulnerable with the river on the back and the ocean on the front. I had to buy insurance, I knew it and it’s not cheap but you have to do it,” he said.George, a Rumson resident, said it has taken a lot of work to arrange the temporary move to River Road. While the old building now sits eerily wide-open on the side, George has been gratified by the response he has gotten from others.“Our vendors have been phenomenal, very supportive … We had nothing left, not my computer. My cash register is at the police department. It was banged up. All of our inventory was washed out of the building. We are starting from scratch; it’s like when we started 30 years ago.“All of my customer lists are gone but people are calling me from all over the country, expressing their support, telling me that when we reopen, they will be there and asking us if we need any help. I think that’s really great,” George said.George, who is an officer in the town’s business association, had prepared for the storm. Inventory was placed 4 feet above the floor level, merchandise was pushed to the back of the building, the windows were boarded up and the doors were sandbagged. “We never, ever realized that there would be a 12-foot surge from the river that would plow into the side of our building, taking the merchandise out when it receded,” he said.“We’ve gotten calls from people … a good mile and a half from the store who had clothing of mine, fixtures of mine in their backyard. My pool table, my collection of 70 college football helmets … that are washing up in people’s yards,” he said.The old building is condemned and will be demolished shortly.The new building “is on a high point” he said. “I always liked the building. It has a lot of character.”George said he feels for those who lost their homes in the storm.“I lost basically some memorabilia I’ve collected over 30 years that’s dear to me and the inventory but, technically, it’s just stuff. It’s not my home,” he said. “We are insured at the store and so we’ll be able to bounce back. We weren’t touched at all at home.”George said his business is like his “fourth child. It’s who I am … I’m a merchant. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid.”He has affixed a wooden sign to the front of his former Ocean Avenue store that says: “ We believe in Sea Bright!… We’ll be back!”“I really believe that,” he said. “Sea Bright is unique and I want to commit to that.”last_img read more


August 4, 2020 0

Buffy The Buffalo Is Back Home On The Range

first_imgSabatos is famous for its larger-than-life bull on the rooftop, which has had its fair share of run-ins over the years. Twenty-five years ago, the bull was taken off the roof and was found straddling the Middletown North sign as a prank. The Sabatos’ bull is now bolted down and surrounded by barbed wire.These days Doris sits on the front porch of the house her late husband built, and revels in the excitement of drivers passing by, who wave and honk at the sight of Buffy’s return.On a recent day Keansburg resident John Gilsey happened to be passing by, and couldn’t help but to pull in to the driveway.“This is the first time I’ve seen him up (since it fell),” said Gilsey, who passes Buffy each day on his trip to the Middletown library.Doris is surprised, yet grateful, for the outpouring of support by the community surrounding this hardship with a happy ending.“I want to thank each and every person who came here to show their concern, of course,” she said. By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN – Albert “Herk” Adams was driving down Cherry Tree Farm Road in mid-July when, just before reaching the Belford Junction, his eye noted something amiss.In the middle of a curved gravel driveway in front of a ranch home, the iconic life-sized red-and-brown buffalo known in town as “Buffy the Buffalo,” which had proudly stood guard on a front lawn for a decade, was laying on its side, forlorn, its horn and back leg snapped off.Adams, who works with front-ends on heavy-duty work trucks everyday at his Belford company, Certified Truck Repair and Bedliners, recognized Buffy was made of fiberglass. He knows how to fix fiberglass. He felt it was his duty to act.Within days, he was at the doorstep at 49 Cherry Tree Farm Road, introducing himself to the heartbroken homeowner. “I want to fix your buffalo, because it’s the right thing to do,” he told Buffy’s owner, an 88-year old woman named Doris, a modest lady who’d rather not see her last name in the paper.Doris consented, and Buffy’s parts were rounded up and driven to Adams’ Center Avenue shop for repair, where they were affixed with a strong glue. Buffy was also given a makeover, painted back to his original color scheme of rust and brown; much less flamboyant than the fire-engine red mane he had for the past four years. He was herded to his place of honor on Aug. 21.Buffy’s “doctor,” Albert Adams, stands inside a painting bay at his shop located on Center Avenue in Belford, where Buffy was corralled for his three-day repair. Photo by Jay CookAs documented on the “Buffalo of Middletown” Facebook page, Buffy’s trip home included a stopover with another Middletown landmark, Calico the Clown, the sinister-looking character watching over Route 35 traffic from the Spirits Unlimited parking lot on Route 35.Doris was pleased. “The gentleman who reconstructed Buffy did excellent work and I’m very grateful for that.”The police were never able to corral the culprit, or culprits, who cut Buffy down on the night before the Fourth of July holiday, when Doris awoke to find him in pieces.“I always look out at him first thing, stand at the sink and turn off the outside lights here,” she said as she pointed to the window at the front of her house. “I came out, and he was laying there, his leg was laying there. And it was horrible.” Adams was pleased to right a wrong. “When you’re no longer 12 years old, and on the other side of the spectrum, it’s all about the little simple things,” he said.For Doris, the buffalo is also wrapped in sentimental memory. Back in 2006, her husband wanted to give his wife a gift, to replace the void left by a blue spruce that was uprooted in a windstorm. “The buffalo was a present from him for our anniversary that year, and he died three days before our anniversary, so he never got to see the buffalo,” said Doris, looking onto a photo of her husband, nailed to the front door.The Sabatos Bull, which is surrounded by barbed wire above the meat market in the Belford Junction, has seen its fair share of Middletown mischief. Photo by Jay CookFor Andy Sabatos, the owner of the Sabatos Prime Meats in nearby Campbell’s Junction, the damage to his neighbor’s lawn ornament was reprehensible. “This wasn’t a prank, it was malicious,” he said.last_img read more


August 4, 2020 0

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team B.C. Trio

first_imgThree players from the Kootenays played a big part in helping Team B.C. to a sixth-place finish at the recent 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax. From left, team captain Ella Matteucci, Aimee DiBella and Daley Oddy, past and present members of the Kootenay Wildcats, powered Team B.C. to its best finish in three years. Despite playing in the relegation round, Team B.C. was in every game, losing to Team Manitoba in shootout in the fifth/sixth game. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute the trio with Team of the Week honours. While DiBella and Oddy get ready for B.C. Hockey Female AAA League action this weekend, Matteucci is back in Saskatchewan to finish the season playing at Notre Dame Hockey Academy.last_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Atom Leafs rally back to capture West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship

first_imgHowever, the weekend didn’t start off well for the Leafs losing 4-2 to the Wildcats. The loss represented the first setback of the season for the Leafs.But the Leafs were able to rebound in the next contest, dumping Trail 4-1.Sunday morning, Nelson continued the run, edging Spokane Chiefs 3-2 in a semi final thriller setting the stage for the rematch against the Cats.The team includes coaches Greg Andrusak (Head Coach), Sandy Boyd (Trainer), Shandy Mowery (Asst Coach), Pete Quinn (Asst Coach) and Lisa Quinn (Manager).The players are, Pax Arrowsmith, Ethan Bennett, Seamus Boyd, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Matt Erickson, Bryce Sookro, Mason Scott, Andrew Brabender, Nolan Dergousoff, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kelton Forte and Rhett Hamilton. Add another banner to the walls of the NDCC Arena.The Nelson Atom A Leafs shutout PW Wildcats 5-0 to capture the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship Sunday in Fruitvale.last_img read more


August 3, 2020 0