The annual Homecoming and Fall Festival is this week!

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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 The 2016 Wellington High School Duchess candidates. (Steve Sturgis photo)by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow - With fall approaching quickly, it’s time to gear up for Wellington’s annual Homecoming and Fall Festival.Throughout the week, Wellington High School will be holding Spirit Week:•Tuesday – Vintage Hollywood Stars.•Wednesday – “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”•Thursday – Favorite Movie Character. •Friday – Red Carpet Event – Wear your Red!Don’t forget float building starts today from 6 to 8:30 p.m.and end on Wednesday.Homecoming “events” begin Thursday, Oct. 6 with the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. downtown, and a pep rally immediately following. (See full schedule here).Friday, Oct. 7 the Homecoming football game will take place Friday with Wellington battling the Scott City Beavers. The Duchess of Wellington will be crowned at halftime. This year’s attendants include: Kayma Brand, Jaycee Schettler, Brecken Lawrence, Leanne Neal and Mallory Barker.Enjoy the Chisholm Trail BBQ Cookoff on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 in Heritage Park. Judging begins at 3 p.m., with People’s Choice at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $50 with prizes for pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. Prizes in each category include: 1st, $100; 2nd, $75; 3rd, $50; 4th, ribbon; 5th, ribbon; Grand Champion, $250; Reserve Grand Champion, $150; and People’s Choice Award, $100.Saturday, Oct. 8, the Fall Festival will be held downtown in Heritage Park, including cookoffs, crafts, kid’s games, and entertainment.Start off the day with a run during the Wellington Fall Fest 5K/1 Mile Run. Registration for the seventh annual event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Alison Rusk State Farm Insurance. The 5K will begin at 8:30 am. and one mile run will start at 9:30 a.m. There is a $20 fee to enter the 5K and a $10 fee to enter the one mile. Deadline to enter this event is Sept. 26, and all proceeds will benefit muscular dystrophy. Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcome to enter.Have a great recipe for salsa? The Salsa Challenge will be held at 11 a.m. in Heritage Park. There will be a $10 entry fee, and the deadline is Oct. 4. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and People’s Choice. Salsa needs to be delivered to the park by 10:45 a.m. Public tasting begins at noon.The 27th annual Chili Cookoff, with a theme of “Fairytale at the 50 (yard line)” will begin with drawing for spots at 9 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee and the deadline is Oct. 4. Public tasting begins at noon in Heritage Park. The first place chili will receive a plaque and Wellington bucks. People’s Choice Chili will be rewarded Wellington bucks.Break out your heirloom pie recipes for Grandma’s Apple Pie contest. There is a $5 entry fee, and the deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 4. Bring your pie to Heritage Park between noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Pies that require refrigeration wll not be accepted. You must provide a copy of your recipe with name, phone number and ingredients list. First place winner will receive $50 in Wellington bucks; second place will receive $25 in Wellington bucks; and third place will win $10 in Wellington bucks.Think you can handle a mouthful of heat? Enter the Jalapeno Popper Eating Contest. Contestants will be given three minutes to eat as many jalapeno poppers as they possibly can. Participants will receive a plate of poppers, and may only eat one pepper during the first minute, then eat as many as they can during the remaining two minutes, one pepper at a time. A button is required to enter the event. Prizes are: 1st place, $50 in Wellington bucks; 2nd place, $25 in Wellington bucks; 3rd place, $10 in Wellington bucks. Deadline to enter is Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.For official rules and entry forms, visit the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office or www.wellingtonkschamber.com.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Ray sparkles at Emerald

first_imgPSC Golf from Mulligans LakesideTuesday, May 5, Emerald – StablefordTuesday saw a visit down to Ban Chang for our monthly game at Emerald, where the course was in good condition following some recent greens work.  Several of the tees are being re-grassed so were playing quite short, but as they say, same for everybody, so away we go.  Ray Spence (H/cap 18) has been coming to grips more and more with competitive golf, after a period of friendly games, and he really hit the high notes today to shoot a fine 42 points.  Jimmy Fortune (27) shot the lights out on the back 9 to edge Jeff Wylie (5) on count-back, 22 to 18, after both had signed for 37 points.Technical prizes were spread around amongst Chris, Lol, Dave & Joel.Thursday, May 12, Khao Kheow – StablefordThursday was a sojourn to Khao Kheow, with the C & A Nines to be our test de jour.  Again the course was in good condition, although today the golf execution left a little to be desired.Leading the way home was Dave Edwards (16) with 31 points, followed in by Shrewsbury visitor Keith Hudson (20) with 29.Technicals were snared by Keith and Jeff with 2, while 1 went unclaimedNote:  Mulligans Lakeside plays golf usually on Tuesdays & Thursdays, although we do sometimes change to suit a Public Holiday.  For bookings or information on venues call 089 094 1841.  Hope to see you there, Cheers & Good Golfing!last_img read more

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SEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15

first_imgAlabama players console each other after their 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal early Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in New Orleans. The Southeastern Conference won’t have anybody in the national championship game for the first time in nine years and several members of the previously revered SEC West were trampled in bowls. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)DESTIN, Fla. (AP) _ The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA’s richest league.Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league’s revenue was $309.6 million last year.The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue.Commissioner Mike Slive announced the record payout Friday, the final day of the league’s spring meetings. The Big Ten held the previous record for NCAA revenue, generating $338.9 million last year.The SEC’s payout is an increase of more than $10 million from last year’s league-record of $20.9 million doled out to each school.The league also raised fines for rushing fields or courts to $50,000 for first-time offenders, then $100,000 and $250,000 for subsequent violations.last_img read more

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Sports Shorts

first_imgA Middletown-area U13 boys travel baseball team seeks a player for the fall season. Games will be played on Saturdays. Pitching is a plus, and this is a 60/90 league. E-mail midmustangs@aol.com for more information. For a second straight year, the Middletown Youth Athletic Association’s (MYAA) 10-year-old girls all-stars have won the District 19 championship. In dramatic fashion, the girls came back from a suspended game (due to lightning), down 2-1, to overtake Lincroft by a final score of 8-2. This championship was a real team effort, put together by returning players Tori Brown, Christy Capo, Megan DeGrushe, Meg Davidson, Kristi Micceli, Casey Raguso, Marisa Reilly and Nicole Tollevsen. New players Larisa Chiesa, Michelle Colucci, Kaitlyn Nash, Stephanie Sudziarski and winning pitcher Samantha Politano help complete the championship win. The 14U Monmouth Maniacs will hold tryouts in August. They are looking for strong, serious, experienced players committed to giving of themselves for the team. Their goal is to build a strong competitive team that will compete on the highest level that they can. Anyone who is a serious and committed ballplayer and is interested in playing on a team that not only plays hard but has fun, should contact Jim Cook for Maniac tryout information at jcmccook@msn.com or (732) 446-6919.last_img read more

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Mills Jones Donates to Ebola Survivors in Nimba County

first_imgCentral Bank Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones has donated US$1,500 along with buckets, Clorox and disinfectants to Ebola survivors in Small Ganta and Busie Town, Nimba County as a means of identifying with Ebola survivors.Dr. Jones’ donation to Ebola survivors in Small Ganta, Nimba County, was presented to the townsfolk last Friday by the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP), headed by Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee.Small Ganta is one of the badly hit areas in Nimba County, where over 50 persons died of the killer Ebola virus.Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador, Juli Endee, said Dr. Jones’ donation to Ebola survivors was due to his love for humanity and his determination to see the virus eradicated from Liberia.“When I visited my people in Small Ganta Town, I noticed the pains my people were going through, especially since  the community being the worst hit by Ebola, leaving several survivors,” she said.  I decided to look around for support and finally I got Dr. Mills Jones, who provided the money and other materials. That is why we came with our partner to tell you that we are with you.”Amb. Endee explained that the US$1000 was for Ebola survivors.  In addition, Dr. Jones also sent buckets, Clorox and other materials to empower them to continue the fight against the virus.     Upon receiving the cash and anti-Ebola materials on behalf of the survivors and people of Small Ganta, District #2,  Representative Larry Youngquoi thanked the Central Bank Governor and Amb. Endee for the kind gesture toward the people of Small Ganta.Rep. Youngquoi urged the City Mayor and town chief to use  the funds for a project that will benefit the survivors and people of that community.         At the same time, Nimba County Health Officer, Dr. Collins S. Bowah, described the donation as timely.He promised to join Governor Jones by providing more support to Ebola survivors, through his partners, as efforts to give hope to Ebola survivors in the county.He also stated that as per his discussion with partners, there are also plans to help these survivors with vocational training which will empower them in various fields now that they have been free of the virus.As for Busie Town, which is very near the Guinea border, the Central Bank Governor gave US$500 for the renovation of the town’s hand pumps, which had been in disrepair for the past year.  In addition, he also sent them materials for the anti-Ebola fight. Busie town, inhabited by roughly 1,300 people, is one of the towns in Nimba that most fortunately had not experienced an Ebola outbreak.  Its people plant sugar cane and manufacture ‘cane juice,’ a popular Liberian alcoholic beverage, as a means of survival.  The town is very near the Guinea Border.Busie Town Chief Philbert Nyebe and members of the community thanked Dr. Mills Jones for the support and promised to use what was given them for the purposes intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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McDowall resigns as Rangers caretaker manager

first_imgKenny McDowall has resigned as caretaker manager of Rangers for “personal reasons” after just four weeks in charge of the side.The club announced McDowall will serve a 12-month notice period under the terms of his contract, as his predecessor Ally McCoist was due to do.McDowall stepped up from his assistant’s role to succeed McCoist when the boss stood down on December 21 and was placed on garden leave.And in a surprise late-night move on Monday, the club confirmed McDowall’s departure in a brief three-line statement.It said: “Kenny McDowall has tendered his resignation as caretaker manager of Rangers Football Club, citing personal reasons for stepping down.“Kenny, who has been a fantastic servant of the club, will serve his 12-month notice period, during which time he will remain 100 per cent committed to his normal duties.“The club respects Kenny’s decision and he will continue to have the full support of everybody at Rangers.” 1 Former Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall last_img read more

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Champions League dangers for Man United: Potential play-off opponents revealed

first_img1 Manchester United have done the majority of the hard work, but their task is not quite over.Having finished fourth in the Premier League, a tricky two-legged Champions League play-off round stands between United and the group stages of Europe’s most prestigious club competition.Fans of the club will be desperate to avoid a second successive season in the European wilderness, but progression will be far from a formality.If United are to reclaim a place amongst the elite, there can be little room for error yet, by virtue of their impressive UEFA coefficient ranking (10), several dangerous sides will be kept apart from United in the draw on 7 August.All UEFA coefficient rankings shown in brackets.AVOIDED:Valencia (12)Bayer Leverkusen (16)Shakhtar Donetsk (18)Ajax (26)However, there are still a number of daunting potential opponents United could now face in the final play-off round, which are scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 August and 25 and 26 August.POSSIBLE OPPONENTS:Club Brugge (51)Sporting Lisbon (33) BSC Young Boys (69)Sparta Prague (72)CSKA Moscow (34)Fenerbahce (75)Monaco (68)Rapid Vienna (121)Lazio (40)Panathinaikos (100)Italian outfit Lazio, who secured their place with a thrilling 4-2 victory against Napoli in the final round of Serie A fixtures, would represent a significant test.So too would Monaco, who qualified for last season’s quarter-final stage at the expense of Arsenal. Meanwhile, trips to Turkey and Moscow during the early stages of the campaign are unlikely to be looked upon favourably by United.Should Louis van Gaal’s side fail to emerge victorious, they will enter the Europa League group stages automatically.Which side would you like to avoid in the play-off round? Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last_img read more

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Hospitalized Ford showing improvement

first_img Ford was House minority leader when Richard Nixon chose him to replace the resigned Spiro Agnew as vice president in 1973. Ford became the nation’s 38th president Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal. Ford and his wife, Betty, have lived in Rancho Mirage since leaving the White House in 1977. They have another home in Vail, Colo. Ford had strokes in 2000 and was hospitalized briefly in 2003 after suffering a dizzy spell while playing golf in near-100 degree temperatures at a course near his desert home. Concerns about his health resurfaced in November 2004, when he did not attend the dedication of former President Bill Clinton’s presidential library in Arkansas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Former President Gerald R. Ford was responding to treatment for pneumonia that put him in the hospital during the weekend, his chief of staff said Tuesday. The hospitalization was the second time in five weeks that Ford, 92, has been admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center near his Thunderbird Estates home. “He is responding to treatment and doing well,” his chief of staff, Penny Circle, said in a brief statement. “Decisions regarding his discharge are made on a day-to-day basis and if all continues to improve, we anticipate his date of discharge as Thursday,” Circle said. She said there would be nothing further until a statement today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita In mid-December, the nation’s oldest living and only unelected president underwent routine tests at Eisenhower and was hospitalized overnight because of what Circle called “a horrible cold.” It wasn’t clear whether the cold led to the bout with pneumonia, she said. Ford was admitted to Eisenhower on Saturday afternoon, but word didn’t leak out until Monday. Ford has kept his personal life private and he has declined interview requests in recent years. “Based on his age it is prudent for his initial course of treatment – IV antibiotics – to be done at the hospital,” Circle said Monday. Citing patient privacy, hospital spokeswoman Elizabeth Wholihan referred callers to Circle’s written statement. Ford became the nation’s oldest living former president after the death of Ronald Reagan on June 5, 2004. last_img read more

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TEEN ARRESTED AFTER 13 PETROL STATION ROBBERIES ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA teenager has been arrested on suspicion of 13 different ‘fill and split’ incidents at petrol stations during a 24 hour period.Thirteen Donegal petrols stations have been hit.The 19 year old is being quizzed at Letterkenny Garda station.The man was finally apprehended at a petrol station in Letterkenny after different raids in Buncrana, Muff and Milford over the weekend. The man filled up his car before driving off without paying for the fuel.It is understood he was captured on CCTV at petrol stations on a number of different occasions during the theft spree.The man, who cannot be named, is believed to be from Donegal and is being held on suspicion of theft.TEEN ARRESTED AFTER 13 PETROL STATION ROBBERIES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: August 19th, 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:Gardaipetrol stationsrobberylast_img read more

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Things To Do

first_imgShrove Tuesday celebration will feature a pancake dinner and carnival, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Dinner: $3.50. Call (661) 297-3783. Ron Osborne and David Zazloff will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Sierra Club hike to Saddleback Butte will meet, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Canyon Country rideshare on Soledad and Sand canyon roads in Canyon Country. Call Mary Ellen Dittemore at (661) 254-8343 or Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Laura Ingalls Wilder program, 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Cabaret Show will have the theme “The Swingin’ Sixties,” 6 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $35-$45. Call (661) 799-2702. William S. Hart District Honor Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Soweto Gospel Choir will perform, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call (661) 362-5304. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Live Bird of Prey presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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