Special Alcohol and Drug Advisory board to meet March 19 to discuss allocating liquor tax funds

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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 Public Service Announcement from the city of Wellington — The Special Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the City Administration Center, 317 South Washington, Wellington, to consider recommendations for the allocation of funds received from the Local Alcoholic Liquor Tax for the current year.Groups with alcohol and drug related programs that qualify for funding may submit a written request to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on March 18, 2013.  The Advisory Board will review requests at the meeting on March 19th.  Recommendations for allocations will then be given to the City Council for consideration and approval.As per Kansas State Statute, “moneys in the Special Alcohol and Drug Programs Fund shall be expended only for the purchase, establishment, maintenance or expansion of services or programs whose principal purpose is alcoholism and drug abuse prevention and education; alcohol and drug detoxification; intervention in alcohol and drug abuse; or treatment of persons who are alcoholics or drug abusers or are in danger of becoming alcoholics or drug abusers.”The meeting is open to the public.  For additional information or questions contact the City Clerk’s Office at 326-2811.last_img read more

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Warner is unopposed; Bales-Boyd set for showdown; 79th and 80th has races; Hoffman unopposed…

first_imgJackson Township Falls Township ClerkRRod LungrenCaldwell Committeewoman Palestine Township Clerk Springdale Township ClerkRTed MeyerConway Springs Follow us on Twitter. CommitteewomanRLillian PalsmeierConway Springs Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeeman Bluff Township Clerk CommitteemanRH. Clyde PageWellington CommitteewomanRCarolyn L. HeastyWellington Mulvane City Wellington Township H80 Committeeman Committeeman Committeewoman Gore Township ClerkRJim McDanielMulvane CommitteewomanREllen JanoskiPeck Greene Township ClerkRDarlene A. McCartneyWellington Caldwell City – Ward 2 FILINGS RECEIVED – PRIMARY ELECTION 8/5/14 COUNTY/LOCAL OFFICES Sumner Township CommitteemanRKaren DeGraafMulvane Dixon Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeeman Creek Township Harmon Township ClerkRMike NeisesBelle Plaine Ryan Township ClerkDMichele NorrisMilan CommitteemanREd LarsonMilan South Haven Township ClerkRWilliam KnoxSouth Haven Belle Plaine Township Clerk Committeewoman Conway Township Clerk CommitteewomanRE. Gaylene LarsonMilan Oxford Township ClerkRJason MetzWellington Guelph Township London Township ClerkRDoug PattonWellington Director Committeeman Committeeman Avon Township Sumner Township ClerkDRyan ChitwoodMayfield Committeewoman Committeewoman 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 Comment (1) 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. +2 Vote up Vote down Get him out. · 316 weeks ago Clif BALES SPELLED COMMISSIONER WRONG ON HIS POSTCARD MAIL OUT! Report Reply 0 replies · active 316 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 Committeeman Belle Plaine Township H82 Seventy-Six Township H116 Committeewoman Caldwell City – Ward 1 Committeewoman Illinois Township Clerk Committeeman Committeeman Illinois Township Chikaskia Township CommitteemanRHenry (Butch) WeberMilan RLena SistrunkWellington Harmon Township Director Eden Township Committeewoman Jackson Township ClerkDDennis D. GuinnWellington Committeewoman Committeeman Gore Township H79 Committeeman CommitteemanRLindley ZimmermanBelle Plaine South Haven Township Committeewoman Committeeman Morris Township Clerk Seventy-Six Township ClerkRJohn B. NorrisWellington Committeeman Belle Plaine Township H79 Peck Improvement District-(File in September to be on November ballot) CommitteemanREdmond W. GardinerOxford Committeewoman Committeewoman Committeewoman Ryan Township Avon Township Clerk Committeeman Committeeman Office/PositionPartyNameCandidate City Dixon Township Valverde Township Clerk County Commissioner 3rd DistrictRJason BoydSouth Haven Conway Township Walton Township Clerk Committeeman CommitteemanRDennis MetzWellington Chikaskia Township ClerkRDennis TurekCaldwell Committeeman Greene Township Director Committeeman CommitteewomanRPete DeGraafMulvane Committeeman Committeeman Morris Township  RCliff BalesOxford Creek Township ClerkRJames W. HareConway Springs Mulvane Exclave B Committeewoman County Commissioner 1st DistrictRSteve WarnerBelle Plaine Osborne Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeewoman Committeewoman Oxford Township Committeeman Gore Township H82 Committeeman Palestine Township Downs Township Committeewoman CommitteemanRJason JanoskiPeck Downs Township Clerk Precinct Committee persons Committeewoman Bluff Township CommitteemanRTed F. PalsmeierConway Springs CommitteewomanRDannetta CookWellington Committeewoman Springdale Township Osborne Township Committeewoman CommitteewomanRGeorgie May GardinerOxford Valverde Township CommitteemanRGraham A. HamiltonPeck CommitteewomanRMrs. Carna Lee YipeArgonia Committeeman Caldwell Township CommitteewomanRSheila L. ZimmermanBelle Plaine Caldwell Township ClerkRArlene L. TerrellCaldwell Wellington Township H116 Committeeman Committeewoman Committeewoman Falls Township CommitteemanRMichael L. WedelMulvane Wellington Township Clerk Candidate filings received in the Sumner County Clerk/Election Office are listed below.  The list will be periodically updated with new filings entered. London Township Walton Township Committeeman CommitteewomanRVickey E. HortonMulvane CommitteewomanRDebra A. NorrisWellington by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County and State of Kansas election filing deadline ended Monday and for the most part the local filings were slow. There is only one Sumner County race to choose from on August 5. But a heated race in the U.S. Congressional in the fourth district might be worth the trip to the election booth.This is unless you are a Democrat which in this case means you probably should stay home since there is nothing to vote on.Unless there is a write-in candidate, Steve Warner of Belle Plaine will be the lone candidate of the first district. He was the only one to file for office that encompasses much of east Sumner County. There were no Democrat filings.In the third district, Jason Boyd of South Haven will be challenging incumbent Cliff Bales of Oxford. As far as state representatives go, the 79th and 80th Districts will have heated races, at least here locally. That 79th district encompasses much of east Sumner County including Belle Plaine and Oxford.Incumbent Democrat Ed Trimmer will be facing his third challenge from Republican Larry Alley, who nearly unseated him in 2012. This race, of course, will not be decided until November.In the 80th District for which a part of south Sumner County including Wellington is a part of, incumbent Kasha Kelley of Arkansas City will be challenged by Andrew Lawson, also of Arkansas City in the Republican primary in August.In the 116th District, Republican Kyle Hoffman appears to have won another two-year term as he has no challengers.In the U.S. House District 4, political pundits are salivating over the battle between incumbent Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt in the Republican party. Tiahrt is a former U.S. Representative for this district in the late 1990s.There are several state races to vote on as well. For the full list, click here. http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp Eden Township ClerkRJohn Turner Jr.Milton Wellington City 1 H80 CommitteemanRJohn TracyWellington Committeeman Wellington City 2 H116 CommitteewomanRCharla M. 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KanOkla is seeking a full time customer consultant

first_imgSuccessful candidates should possess the following:*Ability to input and retrieve data utilizing computer up to four hours continuously.*Ability to hear and communicate with co-workers and the public on the phone and in person required.* Ability to move up to 50 pounds of force independently is required occasionally.*  Willing to travel on occasion for KanOkla to events including marketing meetings, booths, tradeshows, and fairs. KanOkla, a leader in the rural telecommunications industry, is seeking a full time customer consultant. This position requires someone that is self-motivated and works well within a team providing exceptional customer service.Responsibilities include answering customer questions by phone or in person, accepting payments, and assisting new customers; assisting marketing with direct mail, monthly bill inserts, typing content on websites, working as a contributing member of our KanOkla team. KanOkla maintains a drug free environment.You may submit a resume via email to hr@kanokla.com or mail your resume to:KanOkla, Attn: HR Specialist, 100 KanOkla Ave, Caldwell, KS.  The closing date for accepting applications is November 7, 2014.last_img read more

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NFL picks, predictions against spread for Week 15: Rams top Cowboys; Steelers stuff Bills; Texans upset Titans

first_imgWeek 15 in the NFL has arrived, meaning there are only 48 games in the 2019 regular season left to prognosticate. That’s plenty of opportunity to finish strong with three more full-week schedules in making our picks and predictions both straight up and against the spread.There were a few swing games that went in our favor last week and a few others that did not. There are four double-digit spreads to consider this week, balanced out by seven games for which the separation is fewer than four points. Without further ado, here’s our latest fearless forecast for upcoming NFL results. All odds are courtesy of SportsInsider.com.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderNFL Week 15 picks, predictions against the spreadGame of the Week: Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys (-1)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxThe Rams have adjusted with their offensive changes to help Jared Goff, recommitting to the run with Todd Gurley and streamlining their passing game with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Tyler HIgbee. Sean McVay is showing his coaching chops when his team needs it the most, while Jason Garrett keeps letting down the Cowboys, who are going through a identity crisis with Ezekiel Elliott and a banged-up Dak Prescott. Dallas’ defense also is struggling with injuries, while LA has found a groove of late with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey leading the way.Pick: Rams win 27-24.Game of the Midweek: New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens (-15)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFL Network/Amazon Prime VideoThe Jets are done with their easy second-half schedule. Sam Darnold and the passing game will go back to struggling against the Ravens’ revved-up pass rush and nasty secondary, and no one knows how Le’Veon Bell will be used when he returns from his illness. The Jets will try to figure out Lamar Jackson, but their traditional run defense is useless against him, especially with their depleted linebacker corps. Their mess of a secondary also will allow him to execute some big pass plays.Pick: Ravens win 30-10 and cover the spread.Result: Ravens won 42-21 and covered the spread.Upset of the Week: Houston Texans over Tennessee Titans (-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Texans’ defense is bad and has been struggling to stop the pass all season with little pressure and shaky cornerback play. Now its troubles against the run are starting to manifest, too. With that said, they still have Deshaun Watson. The Titans’ defense can be daunting at times, but Watson’s off-script playmaking as a runner and deep thrower will be on point to make up for that ugly first half in the loss to the Broncos. Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry will once again deliver high production together for the Titans, but this feels like a game Watson will take over with his comeback mode late.Pick: Texans win 31-27.Lock of the Week: Seattle Seahawks (-6) over Carolina PanthersSunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Seahawks know the Panthers well having played them five times since 2015, going 3-2. They won in Charlotte last November to sink the Panthers’ playoff chances. Seattle, despite the tough hiccup in Los Angeles last week, is playing hard with a purpose. Carolina seemed to lose more energy without Ron Rivera in getting doubled up on the road in Atlanta. The Seahawks are a good rushing team with Chris Carson, and the Panthers have the worst run defense in the NFC. Seattle also has pass-rushers and ballhawks who can keep life rough for Kyle Allen. The Seahawks seem to defy history and play well in Eastern time zone games.Pick: Seahawks win 27-14 and cover the spread.Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-4 1/2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Packers are not an explosive team that pulls away from opponents with Aaron Rodgers lighting it up every week. They’re more of a grinding team, relying on Aaron Jones and the running game with a more trusted defense, especially against the pass. Mitchell Trubisky has been sizzling for the Bears as things have opened for his arm and legs, but this matchup against a good pass rush and secondary in Lambeau is a different story. The Bears will stay in the game with their rushing attack, but the Packers will survive by a field goal to sweep the season series.Pick: Packers win 20-17 but fail to cover the spread.Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-10)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Chiefs won a big game against the Patriots last week after New England lost to Houston, which lost to Denver in Week 14. Drew Lock has won his first two starts because of aggressive downfield passing. But the Chiefs’ pressure and coverage combination is working, and their offense can create a big lead, making it tougher on the rookie in one-dimensional comeback mode. Patrick Mahomes is banged up, and this isn’t the same Kansas City running game, but the Chiefs have proved they can still get big plays on both sides of the ball when they need them.Pick: Chiefs win 27-10 and cover the spread.New England Patriots (-9) at Cincinnati BengalsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS”We’re on to Cincinnati” is the Patriots’ literal rallying cry once again after losing in the most frustrating way to the Chiefs. They will keep it simple and avoid putting pressure on Tom Brady in a limited passing game by turning to a successful power running game with Sony Michel, then backing that up with dominant defense and special teams. This feels like one of their early-season routs, only with less style points (and actual points) on the road.Pick: Patriots win 24-13 and cover the spread.Philadelphia Eagles (-6) at Washington RedskinsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Eagles played the Redskins in Week 1 when they had a much more explosive offense. They are in more of a grind mode now with their running game and short-to-intermediate passing game. The Redskins’ strength is running the ball with a different coach for the rematch in Bill Callahan, but they lost a big weapon with Derrius Guice’s latest injury. The Eagles’ blitzes will rattle Dwayne Haskins enough to keep him from burning their secondary, and Carson Wentz will do the little things right to win the Eagles another game without looking ahead to the Cowboys.Pick: Eagles win 23-13 and cover the spread.Miami Dolphins at New York Giants (-3 1/2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Dolphins are staying in games because of great coaching by Brian Flores and Chad O’Shea. They have a lot of personnel limitations, but they’re pulling out all the stops with their scheming to be consistently competitive. On paper, however, they have much less skill-position talent than the Giants have in a battle of two teams that can’t stop the run or cover anybody. Saquon Barkley will do more than Patrick Laird will do out of the backfield, while Eli Manning (presumably) will barely outduel Ryan Fitzpatrick.Pick: Giants win 26-23 but fail to cover the spread.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5) at Detroit LionsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Buccaneers will have a banged-up Jameis Winston (right thumb) for this one likely against David Blough in a typical weird, late-season matchup of QBs. Winston will be without Mike Evans but has plenty of other wide receivers and tight ends to exploit Detroit’s defense. Blough will have opportunities to take favorable shots to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. against a bad secondary, too. Winston, despite his turnovers, is easier to trust because of the experience edge.Pick: Buccaneers win 27-24 but fail to cover the spread.Minnesota Vikings (-2 1/2) at Los Angeles ChargersSunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSThis is a tough, long road trip for the Vikings so late in the season, and they didn’t fare well defensively two weeks ago in Seattle. They should have plenty of fan support in Los Angeles to help them, but the Chargers’ defense will give them some problems with their pass rush and coverage, especially if they don’t want to overwork a hurting Dalvin Cook. The Chargers are built to play spoiler this late in the season, and they showed last week what they can be when their talent is hitting on all cylinders. This won’t be as dominant, but LA will make it 3-0 against the top three teams in the NFC North.Pick: Chargers win 27-20.Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders (-5 1/2)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSThe Jaguars are impossible to trust, and Doug Marrone is having a hard time finding any motivational answers. A reeling Raiders defense will help Gardner Minshew and Leonard Fournette, but keep in mind this is their last home game in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas next season. They were booed in a bad Week 14 loss to the Titans, so Derek Carr, Jon Gruden and the rest of the team should be fired up to close the Coliseum on a high note. They will stay relentless on the ground, even without Josh Jacobs, and take this one for the Black Hole faithful.Pick: Raiders win 27-20 and cover the spread.Cleveland Browns (-2) at Arizona CardinalsSunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSThis is a revenge game for former Cardinals assistant Freddie Kitchens and his defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who last year served his only season as the Cardinals’ head coach. Replacement Kliff Kingsbury’s offense has been solved by opponents, especially with no traditional running game and not enough viable receivers to help Kyler Murray. The Arizona QB’s Heisman and No. 1 overall pick predecessor at Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield, has slumped in Year 2 thanks in part to the Odell Beckham Jr. disaster, but the Cardinals offer little resistance for the Browns’ real offensive principals, running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and slot receiver Jarvis Landry. Murray will run around to make a few big pass plays, but he’ll be contained when it counts most.Pick: Browns win 27-24 and cover the spread.Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (-11)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxThe Falcons will feel the revenge game, too, from former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He’ll be one step ahead of the defensive tendencies of his former head coach Dan Quinn, now his direct counterpart. Misdirection, balance and explosiveness will create miscommunication and a lack of discipline for Atlanta as Jimmy Garoppolo stays well protected to pick the back seven apart. Matt Ryan will feel heat off the edge from Nick Bosa and others, and he will miss Calvin Ridley, his most reliable receiver on every route this season.Pick: 49ers win 38-24 and cover the spread.Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers (-2)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCJosh Allen and the Bills’ offense were stymied for the most part last week. That’s bad news against the Steelers, who just did a similar number on Murray. Allen will get sacked a ton and stay in his slump, while the Steelers will ease the burden on Devlin Hodges with more success in the running game. Pittsburgh will become the better AFC wild-card team and keep building on their incredible second-half turnaround.Pick: Steelers win 20-17 and cover the spread.Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints (-9)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN The Colts have had a tough season without Andrew Luck, but it has little to do with Andrew Luck not being there. The injuries have mounted on offense — to and around Jacoby Brissett — and the defense hasn’t been immune to the run of bad health, either, leading to a sophomore slump for coach Frank Reich. The Colts will hang tough with their offensive and defensive fronts, however. The Saints are the much better and more complete team at the moment, but the Colts have made it a habit of playing one-possession games.Pick: Saints win 30-23 but fail to cover the spread.Stats of the Week:Week 14 record straight up: 11-5Week 14 record against the spread: 7-8Season record straight up: 138-69Season record against the spread: 112-88Upsets of the Week: 7-7Locks of the Week: 7-7last_img read more

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Bliss Baird named semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship competition

first_imgBliss BairdSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Bliss Baird, the daughter of Rob and Lisa Baird of Wellington, is one of 24 Wichita area students named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Baird is a senior at Wichita Trinity Academy. Ten of the semifinalists attend Wichita public schools – nine from East High School and one from Northwest.Students become National Merit semifinalists by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) during their junior year and scoring in the top one-half of 1 percent in the state. Nationwide, about 16,000 students were named semifinalists. About 15,000 are expected to achieve finalist status based on other requirements, such as academic skills, extracurricular accomplishments and an essay. Finalists will compete next spring for 2,500 National Merit Scholarships of $2,500. Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (12) 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. +4 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 256 weeks ago Nobody else from Wellington? 14 valedictorians and no National Merit Semifinalists? Odd. Report Reply 7 replies · active 256 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Happy for good news · 256 weeks ago Wow! What an achievement! Congratulations to you and your family. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down LifeBeyondKansas · 256 weeks ago Congrats Bliss! Wishing you much success! Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CJC · 256 weeks ago Congratulations Bliss, you are going to go far. What a wonderful honor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down ftwriter 58p · 256 weeks ago Congratulations, Bliss!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 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 commentslast_img read more

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Anita Stone, 86, Wellington: Dec. 1, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2015

first_imgAnita StoneAnita Stone, of Wellington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 86.Anita was born the daughter of Jose and Delores (Reeze) Ledesma on Saturday, December 1, 1928 in Cicero.Many will remember Anita from her over 20 years of employment at the Wellington Memorial Auditorium. Survivors include her son, Sean Stone and his wife Dana of Wellington; daughter, Heather Jensen of Wellington; grandchildren: Lindsey Stone, Molly Stone both of Wellington; Megan Donnellan and her husband Taylor of Bellevue, Nebraska, Nicole Stone of Wellington, Brandon Stone and his wife Hunter of Arkansas City, Elisha Stone, Catherine Stone, Stefany Bissell, Bryce Martin and Jennifer Jenson all of Wellington along with her 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Delores Ledesma; sister, Manuela Montenegro; brothers: Manuel, Joe and Lupe Ledesma; son, Larry Joe Stone and great-grandson, Blake Conrad.Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Anita will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Following Mass and lunch, a private interment will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the St. Rose Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Help wanted: Housekeeping Assistant at SRMC

first_imgHelp wanted: Housekeeping Assistant. This is a full time position. Floater hours may vary from week to week depending on coverage needed. Must be able to work occasional weekends and shared holidays. Qualified individuals will possess the ability to do laundry for patient care, keep storage rooms stocked, distribute linens and laundered articles, replace soiled drapes and cubicle curtains, disinfect and sterilize equipment and supplies, sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors, clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, empty wastebaskets. Competitive benefits with compensation based on experience. The successful applicant will be required to pass a post offer drug screen. Interested individuals should apply online at www.srmcks.org, send resume to Emily Pierce, HR Coordinator, emilyp@srmcks.org, or apply in person at 1323 North A St, Wellington, KS  67152. Equal Opportunity/Tobacco & Drug Free Employer.———Help wanted: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST/MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANSumner Regional Medical Center located in Wellington, KS has immediate openings for a Full time 1st (7:00 am – 4:00 pm) and 2nd (3:00 pm to 11:00 pm) shift MT (ASCP/NCA/AMT) or MLT with generalist background.  M-F plus every 5th weekend and will rotate On-call. SRMC offers a competitive benefits package with compensation commensurate with experience. For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume by e-mail toallenk@srmcks.org. or by mail to:Sumner Regional Medical CenterAttn: Director of Human Resources1323 North A StreetWellington, KS 67152SRMC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free/tobacco free work environment.Help wanted:STAFF ACCOUNTANTSumner Regional Medical Center located in Wellington, KS is currently seeking an Accountant for an 80 bed licensed hospital.  Qualified candidates must possess strong accounting skills, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of 2-4 years general accounting experience. Experience with Great Plains accounting software and CPA certification is preferred but not required. Strong excel spreadsheet experience is mandatory.SRMC offers a competitive benefits package with compensation commensurate with experience. For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume by e-mail to allenk@srmcks.org. or by mail to:Sumner Regional Medical CenterAttn: Director of Human Resources1323 North A StreetWellington, KS 67152SRMC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free/tobacco free work environment.last_img read more

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Wellington Ladies Night Out generates $3,400 for SRMC Scholarship

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 Comment (1) 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. +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 229 weeks ago So can guys have a night out? lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 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 Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Ladies Night Out was held at Memorial Auditorium last weekend. There was $3,400 raised at the live and silent purse auction. The money will go towards the Sumner Regional Medical Center Scholarship which will be awarded to a Wellington High School graduate going into the medical field. Here are some pictures taken by Sumner Newscow reporter/photographer Amber Schmitz of the event that was…Ladies Night Out raises $3,400 for SRMC scholarship.Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Annarose White (left) and Karen Murray during fashion show.Michelle Wellington has a great time at Ladies Night.Jessica Yunker and Annarose White.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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XFL rules, explained: The biggest differences vs. NFL, including overtime, kickoffs & more

first_imgThe 2020 XFL season kicks off on Feb. 8, about a week after the Super Bowl.So if you’re craving some extra football after the NFL season, you might want to tune in to the XFL to see what it’s all about. But while the XFL is a football league, its rules differ greatly from the NFL. The league announced its rules in early January, and there are several key differences between the two football leagues.  “What we did is listen to fans,” XFL commissioner Oliver Luck said in a statement. “And what they told us is that they love this game, but they would like it at a little more of a faster pace and with a little more excitement. They thought there is too much idle time. We tried to listen to what they didn’t want, also. They didn’t want gimmicks or things that were inauthentic. They also didn’t want to be complicit when it comes to player safety. So what we wanted to do is take a great game and make it a little better.”The XFL isn’t changing the sport entirely, but there are a few notable rules to point out, which we’ll go through below.MORE: XFL rosters | Full schedule for 2020XFL kickoffs and punts are radically differentYou can read about all of the specific kickoff rules on the XFL’s website, but the important thing to know is that players cannot move until the ball is caught by the returner. Similarly, on punts, the “punting team cannot release past the line of scrimmage until the ball is kicked.” The XFL rulebook is made in a way to encourage returns on kickoffs and punts.If you’ve watched any NFL game over the last few years, you know it’s extremely irritating when the broadcast goes to commercial after a touchdown, comes back to show a kickoff get a touchback, and then goes to commercial again before the offensive drive starts.The NFL has changed its rules lately to encourage touchbacks as kickoffs are dangerous. But the way the XFL has set it up is supposed to be safer.”In college football, kickoffs are only 6% of plays but lead to 21% of concussions,” the XFL explains. “To eliminate the safety issues with kickoffs, the NCAA and NFL created more opportunities for touchbacks. The increase in touchbacks naturally leads to fewer returns which means fewer meaningful plays. The XFL’s proposed rule change will encourage more kick returns while making the play less dangerous by eliminating the 30-yard sprint to collision.”POWER RANKINGS: The best, worst XFL rosters rated by watchabilityScores after touchdownsSimilarly to the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF), the XFL is not doing field goals for extra points. Instead, it has a three-tiered point system for teams following touchdowns. It’s actually very simple and is broken down as such:1 point: Run a play from the 2-yard line.2 points: Run a play from the 5-yard line.3 points: Run a play from the 10-yard line.No kicking points are allowed. If the defense returns a turnover, it gets however many points for which the team on offense was going.This rule change makes things fun because it means an 18-point game is just two possessions. We can also get a lot of special play designs from coaches coming up with plays that work for short distances. We saw a lot of this in the AAF with teams getting more creative following their touchdowns.MORE: Ranking the best, worst XFL 2020 team names and logosOvertime rules are brand newA big complaint about the current NFL overtime system is that it can end without both teams touching the ball. The NFL made rule changes to make it a little more fair, but sometimes all it takes is a team winning a coin toss and it essentially wins the game.The XFL has an overtime system unlike anything we’ve ever seen in football. Here’s how the league explains it:Overtime shall consist of 5 “Rounds”, staged in alternating single-play possessions as is customary in NHL shootouts or MLS penalty kicks. A “Round” will consist of one offensive play per team. Each possession starts at the opponent’s 5-yard line and the offensive team has one play to score. The team with more points after 5 rounds is the winner.If a team gets mathmatically eliminated early (such as one team scores on the first three plays and holds the opponent scoreless), then there’s no need to play all five rounds. And if the score is tied after five rounds, then it goes into sudden death until one team scores and the other doesn’t in a single round.There are plenty of ways this is better than the NFL system from a viewing perspective, but as the league explains, “XFL overtime allows both teams to play offense, in under 10 minutes, and always has a winner.” Overtime in the XFL will be a fast-paced offensive spectacle that always results in a winner; what’s not to like?Minor rule changesOvertime, kickoffs/punts and the point after touchdowns are the most notable changes to know about the XFL. But there are plenty of other smaller things that differenetiate it from the NFL. The full set of rules can be viewed on the XFL’s website, but we’ll list a few that you might be interested in.Double forward pass: “If a team completes a forward pass behind the line of scrimmage, that team may throw a second forward pass, as long as the ball has at no time crossed the line of scrimmage. … Once the ball has passed the line of scrimmage, no forward passes are permitted.” This is something that’s not allowed in the NFL or college football, so it could lead to some interesting play designs. But overall, it’s a fairly minor rule that we’d only expect to see a few times throughout the season.Much faster play block: The XFL has a 25-second play clock compared to the NFL’s 40-second play clock. A difference of 15 seconds may not sound like a lot, but this change will definitely be felt on the field. Expect a much faster pace of play as teams must hurry up their play-calling. Something to note, however; the NFL clock starts once the play is ended and the XFL’s clock starts once the ball is spotted for play.Comeback period: After the 2-minute warning (the final two minutes of the second and fourth quarters), there are a few tweaks to allow teams more time to come back, hence “comeback period.” From the XFL, “On plays that end in the field of play, the game clock will be stopped until the ball has been spotted and 5 seconds have run off of the play clock.” This makes it so a team cannot run out the clock until there is only one minute remaining (assuming the opposing team has no timeouts). In the NFL, a team can run out the clock when there are two minutes remaining. Running game clock: “Outside the last 2 minutes of each half, the game clock will run after incompletions and out of bounds plays.” This will take some getting used to for football fans, but the objective is to make games go as quickly as possible.Teams have two timeouts per half instead of three: Another pace-of-play change, fewer timeouts equals faster games.Players need just one foot in bounds instead of two: Yet another pace-of-play rule; this makes it easier to determine catches, which will lead to faster reviews.last_img read more

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NFL owners back new CBA deal, leaving final decision in players’ hands

first_imgThe existing deal expires at the end of next season and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently insisted player welfare continued to be a priority.MORE: Expanded NFL playoffs, explainedThe NFL said in a statement on its website that the new CBA would “transform the future of the game.”Now, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) will need to examine the terms on the table. Player representatives, one from each of the 32 teams, must give at least two-thirds majority approval before all players are given the chance to vote. Only then can the CBA be enacted, and there is no guarantee of the players’ support. Initial talks within the NFLPA will reportedly begin Friday.Last month, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who is an NFLPA vice president, accused the NFL and team owners of putting a “price tag” on player safety in pushing for the extra game. He and other suspect the move is a steppingstone to an 18-game season.MORE: Pros and cons of NFL’s playoff expansion proposal NFL owners on Thursday backed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and invited the league’s players to get the deal over the line.Plans to expand the regular-season schedule have proved a divisive issue amid a push for a 17-game regular season. “I don’t think it’s something the players are interested in, honestly. If that’s the point they’re negotiating on, I think these negotiations are going to go a lot longer than anticipated,” Sherman said in the lead-up to Super Bowl 54.We covered some pressing topics yesterday at our #SuperBowlLIV press conference, including the status of the CBA. pic.twitter.com/DzH9d3RblO— NFLPA (@NFLPA) January 31, 2020A report on the NFL’s website said the CBA proposal included an option for the future 17-game schedule, along with increasing the players’ share of revenue from 47 to 48 percent and reportedly moving it to 48.5 percent in the event of the 17-game season being implemented.It also includes a plan to expand the playoffs by two teams, one in each conference. That change would begin immediately.last_img read more

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