Twitter Trustees to hear donations, special ed presentation EducationECISDLocal News Previous articleNavy Vet is Armed with a Wearable Device during Battle against CancerNext articleMCH reports 162nd COVID-19 related death Digital AIM Web Support Facebook During its 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday, the Ector county ISD board of trustees will hear a request for approval of acceptance of donations of over $10,000. ECISD is taking steps to protect against the spread of covid-19 with staff and community. Everyone is required to stop at the front desk, have their temperature taken, and answer screening questions prior to accessing building. Visitors are required to wear face masks. Ecisd has received several donations to help defray the cost of the district’s purchase of remote devices for students attending school virtually. The district purchased an additional 6,500 Chromebooks, 5,800 IPads and 1,000 MIFI hot spots. ECISD received an $850,000 allocation from the city of Odessa from cares Coronavirus relief funds (CRF). ECISD also received $270,523 in cares funds from Ector county commissioners court. The city funds will be matched by the Texas education agency with state cares funds, supplemental agenda material said. Chiefs of change donated $100,000 — $50,000 to the cost of the SpaceX service to provide internet to portions of southwest Odessa and $50,000 for internet connectivity. Chiefs for change is made up of leaders from state and district education systems. It advocates for policies and practices aimed at making a difference for students and to develop the next generation of future chiefs, its website said. In other donations, the mojo choir booster club contributed $80,000 for a sound system, including a sound board and microphones. Chevron donated $25,000 through the education foundation for career and technical education dual credit. Along with other items, trustees also will hear a presentation on special education. Supplemental agenda material said 10.43 percent of ecisd students are in special education. The presentation will give a breakdown of how many students receive different services, what the district offers and goals for the program. Supplemental agenda material breaks out referrals to the special education program for 2019-2020:>> 914 parent, administrator and teacher referrals.>> 737 parents signed written consent.>> 177 students parent refused consent or student Moved out of the district.>> 230 students did not qualify for special education>> 507 students met eligibility requirements. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – December 14, 2020 Pinterest
Indiana currently has no high school field hockey teams. Former OCHS standout and Indiana University player and grad, Danielle McNally, has started a club in Indiana – Crossroads Field Hockey Club – to bring field hockey to the youth of the state. They are hosting a free youth clinic November 18th for girls in grades 4-7 and are in need of new or gently used field hockey sticks.Sticks can be dropped off through November 10th at the home of Dave Allegretto – 9 Arkansas Avenue, Ocean City and the sticks will be mailed to Indiana to support the youth program. The AtlantiCare Foundation is supporting the effort and will cover the shipping costs.Field Hockey has taught many about dedication, hard work and the power of working together as a team. The game has given Ocean City players and the community much to celebrate and a donation will afford others the opportunity to love and learn from the sport.For more information contact Dave Allegretto at 609-602-1662 or [email protected] The 2014 Alumni Game
Tipperary will take on Galway this Sunday in the All Ireland Semi Final for a place in the final against Kilkenny.Tipperary make one change from the Munster Final with 2010 All Ireland winner Conor O Brien replacing Micheal Breen.Padraic Maher has recovered from a shoulder injury allowing him to start at centre-back. Noel McGrath returns to the subs bench after missing the championship campaign to date following surgery for testicular cancer. The Tipperary will line out as follows : Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Conor O’Brien; Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher, Kieran Bergin; James Woodlock, Shane McGrath; Jason Forde, Brendan Maher (capt), Patrick Maher; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, Niall O’Meara.
ANAHEIM — Clayton Kershaw played catch with Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte on Saturday at Angel Stadium. Each of his throws was a little bit farther than the one before as Kershaw moved back until he stood about 100 feet from Conte. One throw was interrupted by a magnitude-4.1 earthquake about 14 miles north of here. Kershaw experienced some discomfort on his 27th and final throw, in the area of the same teres major muscle that showed inflammation in an MRI exam Wednesday. The pain was enough to end Kershaw’s throwing session and earn him a spot on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 23.“I’m not going to get into specifics,” Kershaw said. “I can’t pitch right now. I’m going to take a few extra days. It’s frustrating. I’ve been hurt before. Right now it’s just not getting better fast enough. Mattingly wouldn’t say whether or not Kershaw is expected to miss only the minimum seven games.Kershaw will take a day off from throwing today, then try to resume throwing Monday when the Dodgers have an off-day workout at Petco Park in San Diego.With Kershaw sidelined, Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to start the Dodgers’ home opener against the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Saturday’s start will go to either Josh Beckett — who is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list at that time — or Paul Maholm.Ryu will start today’s regular-season game in San Diego against the Padres. Zack Greinke starts Tuesday’s game and Dan Haren starts Wednesday.Dominguez optionedPitcher Jose Dominguez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, essentially beating Chris Withrow — another hard-throwing right-hander — for the final spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen.Dominguez allowed three runs while recording only one out in the Dodgers’ second regular-season game in Sydney. He spent most of last season in Triple-A, then made nine relief appearances for the Dodgers and allowed just two runs.The Dodgers’ roster for Opening Day (in North America) is all but official. The team will carry four starting pitchers: Ryu, Gerinke, Maholm and Haren. The bullpen will consist of Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, Chris Perez, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Brandon League, Jamey Wright and Withrow.A.J. Ellis and Drew Butera are the catchers. Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Hanley Ramirez, Juan Uribe, Chone Figgins and Justin Turner round out the infield. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig, Mike Baxter and Scott Van Slyke are the outfielders.Figgins can play the outfield too, and Van Slyke can back up Gonzalez at first base. The roster, which must be submitted to the league prior to today’s first pitch, probably would change only if a player was injured during Saturday’s game against the Angels.Cowgill, Stewart make Angels’ rosterThe Angels’ Opening Day roster announcement came after some tough conversations behind closed doors.Collin Cowgill beat out J.B. Shuck, Matt Long and Brennan Boesch for the final outfielder’s job. Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for the final infielder’s job. Matt Shoemaker made the club as a long reliever.Sean Burnett (left-elbow surgery), Dane De La Rosa (right forearm inflammation), Ryan Brasier (right elbow strain) and Brian Moran (left elbow inflammation) will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21.That means Shuck, Green, Boesch and Long — among others — will begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.“That’s about as tough as it gets,” manager Mike Scioscia said of his conversation with Shuck. “J.B. had a terrific season for us last year and a great spring training. J.B. was not going to be getting many at-bats without someone going down.”Shuck batted .293 with 20 doubles and eight stolen bases in 2013, his first full season in the major leagues. He batted .281 in spring training.Joining him in Salt Lake were pitchers Cory Rasmus, Jose Alvarez, Brandon Lyon and catcher Luis Martinez.Also …The Angels officially announced Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago will start in that order during the season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle will counter with right-hander Felix Hernandez, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez and left-hander James Paxton. … Ryu said he felt no pain in his right big toe during a bullpen session Friday. Ryu injured the toe rounding third base during the Dodgers’ first game of the regular season in Sydney. “I tried to throw harder today, felt it, so I’m going to have to take a step back a little bit.”Kershaw, who signed a seven-year, $215 million contract in January, allowed one run in his Opening Day start against the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia. He’s never been on the disabled list in his career.The 26-year-old will be eligible to return as early as April 7. That’s an off-day for the Dodgers, who host the Detroit Tigers on April 8-9. Kershaw can miss a minimum of seven games, including the Dodgers’ second game against the Diamondbacks in Sydney.There’s a possibility Kershaw might be healthy enough to pitch sometime at home next weekend against the San Francisco Giants — at least, that Kershaw would try to be ready by then. But, as Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, “we have to save Clayton from Clayton.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The less said about the last week of Warriors’ basketball, the better.But how could anyone refrain from talking about it?Golden State lost all three games on its state of Texas road trip, falling to Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.In the process, the Warriors lost their No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and in the NBA’s net rating rankings. Remember a few days ago, when it seemed like the Warriors were invincible? They’re not. Without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green — and …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today we are working on tiling. We have about 15 acres to finish up and an outlet we need to put in. We have 62 acres of that field planted and the beans are up and looking good and we are trying to get the rest finished up and planted.We finished sidedressing last night with our unique nitrogen things we are trying. We did some straight anhydrous, we applied some with a lower rate where we will come back with Y-DROPs and we also did some straight 28% Y-DROPs. We got all of that on and then we got some really nice, easy rains to work that 28% into the soil. We’re thankful for that.This week we had seven tenths at the farm. I got an inch at my house. It was a nice rain. We have good soil moisture but we really need to keep getting these rains every week. There are parts of the county that are still pretty dry. The whole county could use another good drink. The crops are looking good but we are going to need those rains.Wheat is looking really good around here. We don’t have any but I have been driving around the county and I haven’t seen a bad field. I think the conditions have been good for fungicide application and there will be a good wheat crop in this area. It is nowhere near turning yet.If you got the seed down into moisture when you planted things worked out pretty well with emergence. In some fields where the seed was not deep enough, there were emergence problems. This year that depth was critical. There are some uneven stands out there because of uneven seeding depths in the fields. You could not dust them in this year. They needed to be down into the moisture because we didn’t get a good soaking rain during planting.I think we’ll get done with the post- application of soybeans today. We had a couple of fields that were getting pretty hairy. We put down some different products this season to control some late waterhemp this year. We got that all down. We did see a little bronzing on the beans but they grew out of that. Weed control now looks pretty good because we have been able to get out there and get things sprayed.I you go north things don’t look so good. If you go south things get drier. I was down around Chillicothe and normally they are a couple weeks ahead of us but this year things look pretty similar to what we have here. We are pretty fortunate in this area and we don’t have much to complain about.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag NetAs a farm broadcaster, I sometimes feel helpless as I report on all of the challenges our farmers across the country are facing these days. Among those struggling the most are dairy farmers. Because of major issues beyond their control, most dairies will find it impossible to make a profit this year. I realized there is something we all can do to help that will mooove milk and help others around our community in the process. I hope you will join me in taking the #10GallonChallenge!
COLEMAN, Alta. – A notorious 1922 police shooting in southwestern Alberta and the sensational trial that followed caused many to wonder whether enforcing alcohol prohibition was worth the trouble.Alberta’s move to outlaw drinking in 1916 was wildly unpopular in the Crowsnest Pass, a cluster of coal mining towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains not far from the B.C. boundary.The area became a hotbed of bootlegging and rum running, with prominent businessman Emilio Picariello — known also as “Emperor Pic” or the “Bottle King” —dominating the trade.But on Sept. 21, 1922, Picariello got word that his son was wounded in a police stop. That led to a deadly confrontation outside the Alberta Provincial Police barracks in downtown Coleman hours later.No one knows for sure whether Picariello or family friend Florence Lassandro fired the shot that killed Const. Stephen Lawson. Both were hanged the following spring — Lassandro the only woman in Alberta to meet that fate.“It gripped the nation,” said Fred Bradley, a Crowsnest Pass heritage advocate. “It would have been the 1920s version of the O.J. Simpson trial.”With provinces plotting out how they will manage the regulation and distribution of recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this summer, history buffs see some parallels to the waning days of alcohol prohibition in Canada.Every province had its own approach to battling booze in the early 20th century.And, like the way the federal government has approached the legalization of cannabis, the rules for ending prohibition of alcohol were up to each province.Booze flowed freely in British Columbia three years before Alberta, so rum running between the two provinces was rampant.For many in Alberta, the Lawson shooting underscored how difficult and dangerous it was to police prohibition, Bradley said.The province voted to repeal the policy six months after Picariello and Lassandro were executed. Booze sales were legal again in 1924.Other provinces, too, grew weary of the corruption and violence that came with prohibition. Nearly a century later, the Liberal government has said one of the main goals of legalizing marijuana has been to take organized crime out of the picture.“The end of prohibition was brought about because people began to recognize that the cure, as it were, was worse than the disease,” said Vancouver historian Daniel Francis.Prohibition had mostly ended in Canada by the end of the 1920s, but it lasted until 1933 in the United States.That presented a lucrative window of opportunity to supply the U.S. market.The distilling business founded by the now-prominent Bronfman family made a fortune. Fishermen in B.C. made good money transporting booze down the coast as a side business.“They saw an opportunity to make a few bucks,” said Francis. “Most of them were small-time businessmen. They weren’t big crooks.”When prohibition ended in the Unites States, the low-level rum runners mostly got out of the illicit trade and went back to their law-abiding lives, said Francis.“They had no regrets over what they’d done and no guilt that they had been engaging in criminal activity,” he said. “They saw themselves as a public service satisfying a quite understandable public need.”Some of the kingpins, meanwhile, went on to deal in harder drugs like heroin or cocaine. And some people who served booze on the sly during prohibition became legit vendors at hotels and restaurants.But Just because booze was legal didn’t mean it was a free-for all, said Dan Malleck, an associate professor of health sciences at Ontario’s Brock University who specializes in the history of drug and alcohol prohibition.At Ontario outlets, there were no displays of products on offer. A customer had to fill out a form, line up at a counter and hand a passport-like booklet to a clerk, who would note each purchase.Bottles were handed over concealed in brown paper bags.It was no fun, but people put up with it.“Most people were decent citizens who wanted to follow the rules,” Malleck said.There was a bit of a clean-up period while governments tried to nail down the right number of stores, product prices and authorized drinking locations.Provinces will have to find a similar balance once pot is legal, Malleck said, and its effectiveness will depend on how easily consumers can get what they want the legal way.“The black market always will exist,” said Malleck.“But after prohibition that black market in booze was a fraction of what it was.”