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Greensburg’s Meyer Going Back to MLB

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Min. — Greensburg graduate Alex Meyer is heading back to the major leagues.The Minnesota Twins will recall Meyer from Triple-A Rochester, according to team sources.The 2008 Greensburg grad made his Major League Baseball debut in 2015 and pitched against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park last June.It’s been a rocky start for the Twins who have a current record of 6-14.last_img

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Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Liberty Church of Christ.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Norma Skinner. Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner, of Liberty, was born on July 16, 1927, in Fairfield, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Huber Apsley.  On November 10, 1945 she married John A. Skinner.  Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved quilting, sewing, flower arranging and gardening, and spending winters in Florida.  On Monday, May 1, 2017, at the age of 89, Norma passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  David Soper, Pastor of the Liberty Church of Christ will officiate the service at 12 noon at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Sims Brier Cemetery in New Fairfield.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Norma’s memory include her sons, Darrell (Belinda) Skinner of Madison, Gregory (Kathy) Skinner of Brookville, and Jan (Annette) Skinner of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles both of Liberty, Nedra Smith of Crestline, OH, and one brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, FL.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Skinner on June 20, 2011; a great grandchild, Passion Skinner; a brother, Robert Apsley, and a sister, Nancy Webb.last_img read more

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Dalung Accuses FIBA of Causing Confusion in NBBF

first_img“We are going to direct security agencies in the country to take action on such persons parading themselves as NBBF board members,” stressed Dalung.The minister blamed the games’ world ruling body, FIBA, for the confusion in NBBF.“FIBA is the one causing problem in our basketball. We have concluded everything about elections in our sports federation. I don’t know why FIBA is encouraging illegality by calling for fresh elections,” observed Dalung.He further insisted that the reforms he introduced on assumption of office as sports minister were aimed at ending situations where certain elements in the running of Nigeria sports were turning themselves into dictators in the federations.“We introduced reforms in the sports federations and organised a free and transparent elections. I don’t know how a man who did not pick form to stand for an election would be talking about being elected. Interestingly, the case has gone to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and a winner emerged. I am a lawyer and knows what the rule of law stands for,” the minister stressed.“We won’t allow this illegality to continue. We would soon recover every basketball property including whatever sponsorship the game is currently enjoying,” Dalung concluded.The two factions of the NBBF are led by Ahmadu Musa Kida who duly won the election supervised by the Sports Ministry on June 13 and the previous board President Tijani Umar who was returned to office at another election in Kano on June 12.Despite FIBA’s directive for the two factions to streamline and arrive at a new constitution for the country before a fresh election is to take place, they are holding to their respective positions of ‘no deal’ which may result in the world body appointing an interim committee to run the game in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Plans security clampdown on Tijani Umar’s factionDuro IkhazuagbeSports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has revealed plans are underway to ensure that property and sponsorship funds still with the immediate past board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) headed by Tijani Umar are retrieved to end the impression being created that factions exist in the governing of the game in the country.Speaking at an interactive session at the NOC boardroom in Lagos yesterday, the minister insisted that as far as he was concerned there are no factions in NBBF and anybody parading himself as a board member at any other election apart from the one that held on June 13, 2017 at the National Stadium in Abuja was a fraud.last_img read more

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MEET THE RAPHOE MAN ALREADY ‘SPROUTING’ ABOUT CHRISTMAS!

first_imgGreen Leafy Gael food blogger Ms McColgan with Sprout TreeFEATURE:With many of us thinking about starting some christmas shopping, one Raphoe man has been planning it since March. You see John Graham is a man who loves Brussel Sprouts, growing them that is.John is the second generation of his family to grow sprouts commercially on the family farm in Ballyholey, near Raphoe. Some Ballyholey sprouts“We start sowing seed in March and then plant the young plants outside around May”, John goes on to explain, “This year has been a challenge to get them them going, especially early in the summer when it was cold, the growth was slow, but they’ve ripened up now and are looking good”, John laughing adds “We don’t do any spraying with them, once they’re planted its survive or be ploughed in!”John grows around 2 acres of Sprouts which he sells into the wholesale market and through the Ballyholey Farm Shop and at his popular stall at the Letterkenny Artisan MarketHe has admitted surprise that already people are buying them.“We chopped a few trees [name given to the entire plant] and just had them on display the other week at the market just to say to folks that we’d have them ready for christmas, and they sold right away and already we’re selling around 25kg of sprouts per week at the Market and another 25kg in the shop” John puts this down to the move towards seasonal foods among celebrity chefs and this in turn is encouraging house old cooks to think seasonal, and traditionally sprouts were an early winter staple food, which sadly for many, turned into a once a year culinary disaster.“Soggy sprouts sadly is what many folks grew up with, but when you go to a restaurant and you get sprouts fried with bacon and butter you realise what a tasty veg they are” adds John.John adds “Folks are so puzzled when they see the Sprout Tree, many don’t realise that’s how they grow, so we even put a video on our youtube channel of me picking sprouts”So the question is…..Do you love or dread the though of Sprouts for christmas???Link to Youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iy-A9cg5rs Planting Sprouts way back in MayMEET THE RAPHOE MAN ALREADY ‘SPROUTING’ ABOUT CHRISTMAS! was last modified: November 10th, 2015 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:donegalRaphoesproutslast_img read more

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