Each summer more than 5,400 4-H’ers spend a week camping at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The center houses an additional 50,000 youths and adults throughout the year for environmental education field studies, workshops, conferences and other meetings. The 4-H center has nine new cabins completed, two under construction and will begin construction on five more later this summer. The original cabins at the historic 4-H camp had two dormitory-style bedrooms that accommodated eight people on four bunk beds. In order to preserve history, three of the original cabins at Rock Eagle are being maintained. One cabin will be restored to the 1950s style to be a museum.The new cabins can accommodate 22 people in six bedrooms, each with a private bath. One of the bedrooms has two single beds and is designed as the adult chaperone room. The new design also includes a large common area, wireless Internet access and four vanity areas in each bedroom.Funding has come from private industry and individuals, too The replacement cost for cabins at Rock Eagle is $500,000. This includes the cost of demolishing the existing cabin, adding new furnishings, site work, landscaping and utility relocation.Nine new cabins are ready for campers Rock Eagle’s first prototype cabin was completed in 2006. The second, the Georgia Development Authority Cabin, honors longtime Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Tommy Irvin. The third is the Kroger Customers Cabin and the fourth is the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Cabin. The Andrews Family Foundation, Suntrust, the Georgia 4-H Camp Counselor Alumni and many other individuals have donated additional funding.”Replacing the cabins at Rock Eagle is not an easy task,” Smith said. “We have a little over 60 percent of the funding we need for 54 new cabins. I hope to see the new cabin project completed by 2017 or 2018 when I retire.” The cabin renovation project at Rock Eagle 4-H Center got a significant push forward when Gov. Nathan Deal approved a $7.5 million earmark in the state’s 2014 budget for replacement cabins at the Eatonton camp.“Seventeen new cabins will be constructed over the next two years thanks to funds appropriated for the project in the newly approved state budget,” said Arch Smith, Georgia 4-H’s state leader. Georgia 4-H continues to seek private funding to complete the cabin replacement project. To contribute to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign, contact the Georgia 4-H Foundation Office at (706) 542-8914. Cabin-naming opportunities are also available.
Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines. Hopefully, conditions will improve as soils dry out. Some soils, like those in Wilkes County where I am the county agent, have problems with drainage. Quite often septic tank problems in our area are caused by poor soil drainage. In these cases, problems may occur even during times of normal rainfall. To solve this problem, the homeowner may have to lengthen the septic system’s drainfield lines. In the worse case scenario, another site may have to be selected for the drainfield.Over-the-counter additives are not the solution. Several manufacturers of septic tank additives claim household cleaners cause improper functioning to residential septic tanks. They claim bacterial additives are needed to resupply the bacterial population required for anaerobic digestion in the septic tank.Actually, bacteria responsible for digestion in septic tanks are commonly found in the domestic wastewater entering the tank as well as in the soil of the drainfield. As long as the septic tank is being used and maintained properly, incoming wastewater from the residence will supply the septic tank with enough bacteria to properly carry out digestion.Research conducted over the past several years has concluded that, with normal use, household cleaning products do not adversely affect septic tank operation. Normal use of household cleaning products is considered to be the amount recommended by the manufacturer. With normal use, household cleansers and disinfectants will destroy bacteria in homes without harming the bacterial digestion required for a septic tank to operate properly. This is because the cleaning products are diluted once they enter the tank, and because of the absorption capacity of the tank’s organic material.To learn more about septic tanks, refer to Extension bulletin 1242-4: “On-Site Wastewater Management Systems and Their Environmental Impact” at pubs.caes.uga.edu.
Your marketing strategy drives your marketing creative. Not the other way around. However, creative is vitally important to your marketing plan’s execution. The most unique strategy in the world is meaningless unless the creative pops and sizzles.So how do you strike the right blend between creative and strategy? We asked Jim Foley, On the Mark Strategies creative director, a series of questions when it comes to that issue.How does strategy drive creative?Without strategy you are really just creating graphics for the sake of creating graphics. It becomes more of a beauty contest or about pretty pictures. If you define your strategy well your creative should be the execution of your strategy. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Matthews graduated from Sidney last month,after committing to play football at Cornell in October. Matthews then hopes he can return to playing the game he loves in the near future. Matthews still plans to pack his things and head to school in just a few weeks. The school is planning to begin in person classes on Sept. 2. In March the IVY league was the first to shutdown it’s basketball tournament and now come football season the league is once again ahead of the rest SIDNEY (WBNG) – Last week, the Ivy League became the first conference to cancel sports. The news crushed the hopes of Liam Matthews and the rest of his Cornell teammates. The Sidney graduate was preparing to head to Cornell to begin his first season of division one football. Now, Matthews said he isn’t sure what is next. “They’ve just been telling us to stay strong,” he says. “They are really excited to have us come to the campus still, we don’t know what anything is going to look like yet.” “It doesn’t decrease it at all for me, I don’t know about anybody else but I am still able to go up there and get a great education,” Matthew says. “It kind of hit all the players hard so we’re a little heartbroken but we’re excited to still go and see what we can do up there,” said Matthew. He says he is gonna try to stay in shape and prepare for college in the next few weeks.
37 Frances St, Mooroobool, is listed for $235,000A THREE-BEDROOM house near schools and shops in a city-fringe Cairns suburb – offered for just $235,000?Home affordability was a hot topic of this week’s Federal Budget, with the Government announcing several initiatives aimed at making the market more accessible for Australians.But while the Cairns real estate tide is expected to turn with the development of major projects, the region is still brimming with good value for buyers.Take, for instance, 5 Corinna Cl – a neat Edmonton home with a pool and three bedrooms, available for just $325,000.And then there’s 37 Frances St, Mooroobool, which at just $235,000 is certainly worth consideration.The list of appealing and affordable properties – perfect for first homebuyers – currently available in Cairns is practically endless.But in saying that, entering the property market remains a big hurdle for many locals.Elite Real Estate Services managing director Troy McGuane said the Federal Budget announced on Tuesday was “quite fair” towards the property sector and would encourage more investment.12 Powell Cl, Bentley Park, is offered for $270,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“The Budget will have no negative impact on the real estate market in Cairns,” he said.“If anything, the Budget has seen some positive schemes put in place. “Particularly the incentive for retirees to downsize and release larger properties that would ideally suit young working families.”“I also see the saving scheme for first homebuyers as being a positive step because this will increase the number of active buyers in the market over the coming year,” he added.Under one new initiative, foreign owners who keep their properties vacant for at least six months a year will be hit with a $5000 annual levy. Foreigners will also be allowed to own no more than half of the new stock made available through developments.But the tougher stance of foreign property ownership was criticised by REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella.“The REIQ does not endorse a measure that is designed to limit investors buying in Queensland, whether they are local or foreign,” she said.“This state’s housing market would benefit from increased investor activity and when measures are introduced to limit that potential, we are concerned.”
NewsWeekly 13 September 2014In the United States, Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida, is leading a campaign in his state to vote “no” in the referendum in November on the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative (Amendment 2), and warns that marijuana “for medicinal use” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The following article that he wrote on the subject has valuable lessons for Australia. Amendment 2 pretends to help people with serious illnesses. In fact, because of the way it has been written by marijuana advocates, Amendment 2 will result in widespread pot-smoking in Florida, with few of those smoking it having truly debilitating or serious illnesses.This isn’t a blind prediction. We know this because of experiences in other states.An Orlando TV news anchor flew out to California to see how easy it would be to get “medical” marijuana. He discovered he only had to tell the doctor he had problems sleeping to get a prescription. To make it easy for patients, there was a sign in the waiting room telling customers what conditions would qualify to get legal marijuana.The anchor saw teens and young adults with no visible signs of illness easily getting a “licence to smoke pot”. The average medical-marijuana card-holder in California is a 32-year-old male. In Colorado, only about 6 per cent of the people with medical-marijuana cards had debilitating illnesses. Most of the rest cited “pain” or “other conditions”.If Amendment 2 passes in Florida, we will see the same problems. An entirely new pill-mill style disaster will emerge in Florida, with unethical doctors lining up to give “recommendations” to people with “pain” to smoke pot (for a fee of course), just like pill-mill doctors signed pain-pill prescriptions for profit.The Florida Department of Health predicts there will be 1,800 pot dispensaries in our neighbourhoods and hundreds of thousands of users.I’m not a doctor; I’m a cop. Ask me about all things crime-related and I can give you an educated and experience-based answer. For medical questions, I go to the medical experts.Legitimate doctors, the Florida and American medical associations, and disease-based medical groups such as the American Cancer Society and many others all say smoked marijuana is not legitimate medicine.But there’s an entire pro-pot movement, including those seeking to make huge profits off the sale of marijuana, who are trying to tell you that Amendment 2 is about compassion. These people are shamelessly using the very sick to push their agenda.Doctors are not leading this campaign. A personal-injury trial lawyer and the pro-recreational-marijuana crowd are leading the campaign.There are many other problems with the amendment and its marijuana-legalisation language. There are virtually no restrictions on who can become a marijuana “caregiver” — allowing addicts, drug-dealers and convicted felons to become caregivers. There is no minimum-age limit — children would be able to get medical marijuana. A patient needs only a physician’s recommendation to buy marijuana at storefront dispensaries.And, in one of the few tightly-worded parts of the amendment, language grants sweeping criminal- and civil-liability immunity to medical-pot smokers, doctors, caregivers and treatment centres and their employees. So, if some quack doctor gives a recommendation for pot to your teenager, too bad. If a grower or dispensary sells pot laden with pesticides or chemicals, and someone dies, too bad. If a kid buys and eats high-THC pot brownies and jumps off a hotel balcony to his death (which recently happened), sorry for your luck.The pro-marijuana lobby, seeing that the truth is coming out about Amendment 2 and its poll numbers are collapsing, have shifted to a new argument.They now say, “Don’t worry, we will pass laws and regulations to fix all the problems in Amendment 2.” Right: Pass Amendment 2 first, then we will fix it.Would you buy a used car with obvious problems on the promise that somebody will fix it after you buy it? Of course not. The pro-amendment people are telling us that the negative consequences of the amendment don’t matter. “Trust us,” they say, “the politicians and bureaucrats will fix the problems.”I think people in Florida are smarter than that.I predict that, if Amendment 2 passes, we will pay more in taxes to pay for all the unintended consequences, such as more marijuana-related car crashes, emergency-room visits and drug-addicted users.I’ve educated myself about the negative consequences of Amendment 2, and I’m voting no. Ultimately, though, how you vote is up to you. I sincerely ask that you take the time to read the actual amendment, learn about the issues and vote according to your conscience.Grady Judd is Sheriff of Polk County, Florida. He was first elected to this post in 2004, and subsequently re-elected in 2008 and 2012. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and the FBI National Executive Institute, and has taught as an adjunct professor at both the University of South Florida and Florida Southern College. He is currently the President of the Florida Sheriffs Association. The above article originally appeared as an editorial feature in The Ledger (June 20, 2014), a daily newspaper serving the city of Lakeland and Polk County, Florida.http://www.newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=56710
Residents in Holton and Bulterville will likely hear detonations next week.If you live near Jefferson Range prepare for another round of blasts next week.The Indiana Air National Guard will be detonating ordnance on Wednesday between 11a.m. and 1p.m.There will be approximately 10 explosions, in groups of 1 each, according to Jefferson Range Scheduler Johanna Siebenthal.
Dale Eugene Rouse of Holton, Indiana passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on February 14, 1955 in Milan, Indiana, the son of Willis and the late Betty Powell Rouse. Dale was married to April Michele Chadwell Rouse who still survives at home.Dale proudly served his country in the US army. He was a 38 year member of the Osgood American Legion and later became a member of the Versailles American Legion. He loved riding his Harley, and with his wife April, he had enjoyed riding in charity and poker runs throughout the county! Dale also drove a 1988 Fire Bird convertible which he was very proud of. After his retirement from KS Bearings of Greensburg, Indiana he was able to enjoy the great outdoors which included fishing wherever the fish were biting! His loved working in his yard, which included mowing the grass, trimming the shrubbery to planting the flowers! Sitting outside with a Miller Lite with his dog Nickels and his cat Tommy were other simple pleasures he greatly enjoyed. Most importantly, he LOVED his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.Survivors include his wife April, dad Willis (Edna) Rouse of Batesville, IN, sons; Jeff Rouse of Portland, Oregon, Walden Rouse of Cross Plains, IN , Donald Comer of Osgood, Jonathon Orcutt of Aurora, IN and Walter Brightwell of Fort Wayne, IN ; daughter Shannon Rouse ; sister Treasa (Roger) Murray of South Carolina and 2 grandchildren survive. One brother Wayne Rouse preceded him in death.Dale’s funeral service will be done all in one day Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Holton Christian Church of Holton, IN. Calling will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral which will be at 12:00 noon. Burial will be the church cemetery. Memorial donations may go to the cemetery.Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Home. www.neaslfuneralhome.net
Lady Janet Okwaraji was a retired teacher, a school proprietress and a devout Christian before her death was confirmed by her eldest son, Patrick. She lost her son Samuel, who was a Nigeria midfielder, during a Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Angola on August 12, 1989. A month ago, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare assured the Okwaraji’s family of improved welfare packages from the government while the Nigeria Football Federation announced a monthly stipend of N30,000 for the matriarch and Rashidi Yekini’s mother. In a message released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, President Buhari praised Lady Janet for her resilience after the death of her son at the National Stadium in Lagos.Advertisement Loading… Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Samuel Okwaraji’s mother who died at the age of 83 on Monday. “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family of Lady Janet Okwaraji, a teacher and school proprietress, who passed on at 83, leaving a lasting memory of kindness, love and charity as a devout Christian,” the condolence note read. “The President believes Lady Okwaraji, whose son, Samuel, died in August 1989 while playing for the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier, will always be remembered for the sacrifices of the family for the nation. “President Buhari affirms that the matriarch of the Okwaraji family, like her son, defined simplicity, loyalty and patriotism in many ways as she remained steadfast, believing in Nigeria, despite the vicissitude of life. read also:Okwaraji’s mum gets support from Sports Minister “As a mother, who lost her son in an unexpected situation, the President believes Lady Janet deserved to be acknowledged for her resilience and nobility, despite the odds. “President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant her soul eternal rest, and comfort her loved ones.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All TimeFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?