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Congress convenes

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaWhen the National 4-H Congress convenes in Atlanta Nov. 25-29, participants will represent 46 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. This year’s congress, the 83rd annual national meeting for the 103-year-old organization, will also welcome international visitors from Ghana and Liberia.”Having international participants is a first for National 4-H Congress,” said Susan Stewart, executive director of National 4-H Congress. “We routinely have participants from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, but never from other countries. This year, we got a letter from these two countries, asking if they could come and observe. And we were delighted to have them.”National 4-H Congress brings together representatives from states across the nation to participate in leadership, service learning and educational programs. Each state sets different criteria for being selected to attend the event.”Georgia’s representatives are the winners from our State 4-H Congress project achievement process,” said Bo Ryles, state leader for Georgia 4-H, a unit of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “This year we will send 66 Georgia students to National Congress to represent our 198,000 Georgia 4-H’ers and to host the visiting 4-H’ers.”Living wellDuring their five days in Atlanta, the 1,100 delegates will hear from a variety of speakers, including Miss America Deidre Downs. They will attend educational workshops, too, on living healthy lifestyles.”The workshops will include leadership skills, facing eating disorders, teenage depression and how to avoid it, healthy foods with preventative properties, and sport nutrition,” Stewart said. “We will also have an Alpharetta, Ga., policeman on hand to teach a class on personal safety. And instructors will take the delegates through classes in Pilates and yoga.”Giving backService learning is a major part of what 4-H is all about. During this conference, the delegates will take a class in baking as a gift and learn how it can be used for community service. They will also get out and help Atlanta.”During the week, each teen participates in a community service activity,” Stewart said. “Some will assist at the Festival of Trees set up. Others will help record oral histories from senior citizens. Some will help clean up local parks and Zoo Atlanta as a part of the second-largest day of community service for Hands on Atlanta.”Since 4-H celebrated its centennial in 2003, the students began bringing a dime for each year 4-H has been in existence. “This year, each 4-H’er will bring 103 dimes,” Stewart explained. “The money goes to a savings account. And when we have enough, we will partner with Habitat for Humanity to build Clover House in Atlanta.”4-H is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s administered in every state by the land-grant university. The organization has more than 7 million members nationwide. It’s offered in every county in Georgia through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. To find a 4-H program near you, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1, or visit on-line at ugaextension.com.last_img read more

Syracuse cements 4th straight loss with defensive breakdown on final drive

first_img Published on October 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Syracuse had seen the play done many times before. Fake punting on forth down was its calling card. Something that was attempted and succeeded in each of SU’s past three games.Antwan Cordy had just broken up a third-and-7 pass. The Syracuse defense celebrated on the way back to its sideline. Instead of punting, Ryan Winslow started to his right and down the field as soon as he received the snap. He stopped on the 40-yard line and harmlessly tossed it into linebacker Matt Galambos’ hands for a first down.“We prepared for them,” Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We were locked in on what we were going to do on that play.”The play extended what was eventually a game-ending drive for Pittsburgh. It started with 9:20 left in a 20-20 game. And 19 plays later, using every second it had, the No. 25 Panthers (6-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) had the lead last in a 23-20 win over Syracuse (3-4, 1-2). It was the fourth straight loss for the Orange, and the second straight on the game’s final play.Saturday’s loss featured four lead changes and two ties. But timely mistakes and a struggling offense left Syracuse on the downswing of a see-saw game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s just one more play, here or there,”SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “Exciting games and we’d like to finish them with exciting wins.”A two-play, 46-second, 75-yard drive started Syracuse’s day on offense. Dungey’s handoff to Jordan Fredericks put SU 55 yards from where it started. Then a screen pass to Ervin Philips, who juked past a defender into open space in front of the goal line put the Orange on top, 7-3.After Pitt tied the score, 10-10, with 1:42 left in the first half, SU marched down the field again. Dungey hit Steve Ishmael on a 40-yard strike. He planted his feet and rose to make a play on a drive that culminated with his touchdown catch as well.“The stats and everything don’t matter,” Ishmael said. “At the end of the day, we didn’t win…It’s really stressful that we didn’t pull it out.”After the touchdown gave SU a 17-10 lead with 25 seconds left in the half, Ryan Norton’s short kickoff followed by a personal foul penalty put the Panthers in field goal range. Pittsburgh’s 30-yard chip shot three plays later was the result.Then quarterback Eric Dungey missed a drive to get evaluated after taking a hit to his helmet. Then there was one interception up the middle the Galambos caught. Then, on his next play, there was another interception by Lafayette Pitts. The two will make it “hard to fall asleep tonight,” Dungey said.Syracuse put up zero points in the third quarter.In the second half, Pittsburgh had the ball for 19:26, while Syracuse had it for just 10:24. Pittsburgh converted on 6-of-10 third down conversions after the break. Syracuse was successful on only one attempt.“We were slowing them down in their running game in the first half and through the third quarter,”linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “In the fourth quarter, they made the adjustments and that was the deciding factor.”On the final drive, Pittsburgh was 4-for-5 on third down, and 1-for-1 on fourth. There was every chance to put Syracuse back on the field. The third-and-5 that Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman rifled to Dontez Ford for 17 yards on the first set of downs. The third-and-1 from SU’s 31-yard line that would have set up a long field goal with time for Syracuse to respond.Instead, the roar of a 29,832 person crowd faded to silence as Chris Blewitt chipped a 25-yard field goal dead central through the uprights. The Syracuse players hummed through the school’s alma mater before re-entering the locker room, several in tears, Ishmael said.“It’s not like we’re being outplayed and we’re not talented,”Franklin said. “We have some ballers out there. We just have to be able to find that play when we need it most.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WHS Class of 1973 donate $500 to the ‘Light up Wellington’ project at chamber coffee

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 (5) 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. -1 Vote up Vote down John Himer · 356 weeks ago Wow that’s great news, it just might be so nice I won’t ever have to visit the Plaza in Kansas City, MO because of our new beautiful lights. Now we just need to upgrade our downtown night life accommodations to make out downtown not only look attractive but be a small town entertainment destination. Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 356 weeks ago Looking forward to seeing the new lights! Our downtown is improving a little at a time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down charlie · 356 weeks ago Why do you have to be a smart —. So rude to a nice donation. Just go to KC and look all you want dumb —. Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 356 weeks ago Maybe I missed what the amount that is needed to totally fund this deal? does anyone know? Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 356 weeks ago I tried looking on the chambers web site but nothing about it on there… Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 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 — Thursday at the 10 a.m. Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Sunni Bales, who serves as chairman of the “Light Up Wellington” project, presented a $500 donation on behalf of the Wellington High School class of 1973.The WACC and the City of Wellington have been working together raising funds to purchase and install white LED lights that will line the tops of the buildings in the downtown area.  The lights will be left up year around to illuminate downtown not only during the holidays, but during special events throughout the year.The Wellington Community Foundation has generously offered $3,000.00 in matching funds for donations of $100.00 or more.  With the class of 1973 donation and matching funds from the WCF, the Light Up Wellington project now has approximately $6,800.00.Those pictured from left are: WACC executive director Shelly Hansel-Williams, Wellington City Manager Gus Collins, Bales, and committee member Dana Anderson.last_img read more