Fourth Rocky Smith Highland Games brings more competitors, more money raised

first_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter By admin – March 11, 2018 Facebook Home Local News Fourth Rocky Smith Highland Games brings more competitors, more money raised OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Local News Fourth Rocky Smith Highland Games brings more competitors, more money raised Amber McDaniel from San Antonio competes in the sheaf toss competition of the 4th Annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games during the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin Scottish-Irish Faire Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena in Midland. Josh Ralston from San Antonio competes in the braemar competition of the 4th Annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games during the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin Scottish-Irish Faire Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena in Midland. Chris Shuttlesworth from New Braunfels competes in the braemar competition of the 4th Annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games during the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin Scottish-Irish Faire Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena in Midland. Liz Smith from Midland competes in the sheaf toss competition of the 4th Annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games during the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin Scottish-Irish Faire Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena in Midland. The games are held in remembrance of Liz Smith’s husband who passed away in 2014.center_img WhatsApp 1 of 4 Previous articleBUILDING PERMITS: Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2018Next articleCity of Odessa fights release of new Long complaint admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fruit Salad to Die ForCreamy Fruit SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay In the most successful iteration of the event to date, the Rocky Smith Games attracted competitors and attendees from across the state, and raised $2,000 to donate to Pink the Basin, the area breast cancer awareness and fundraising organization.“It’s going well,” event athletic director Michael Murphree said aside competition Saturday. “We’ve got more competitors this year than last.”Murphree, of Midland, helped start the event in honor of the late Smith, who died after a battle with cancer in 2014.Murphree and Smith used to travel to participate in events across the state, and Murphree founded the Games to be the local event Smith always wanted in the Permian Basin.Murphree competed Saturday, as did Liz Smith, Rocky’s widow.“The month after Rocky passed away, (Murphree) said, ‘I want to do this. Do I have your permission?’ And I said, ‘Yes. Let’s go for it,’” Liz Smith said.“I thought it was an awesome idea, an awesome memory, and it’s pretty much grown in the last four years.”The event’s $2,000 donation to Pink the Basin topped the $1,250 the event raised for Pink the Basin in 2017. Murphree said the event’s been able to raise enough money to put on the Games and donate excess to charity in every year of its existence except for 2016, during the cellar of the oil bust.“The charity thing, to me, is the biggest part,” Liz Smith said.“It’s something that I know Rocky would’ve really applauded.”The Games, too, and day of fun and the athleticism in the sun, is something else Rocky Smith would’ve appreciated, they said.David Brown, of Big Spring, threw for the track and field team at Angelo State in college, and has competed in all four iterations of the Rocky Smith Games.“It seems like it’s starting to gain a little momentum,” Brown said, spinning to look at the crowd gathered out by the field. The event coincided with the weekend’s Scottish-Irish Faire put on by the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin.“It’s good, solid, friendly competition,” Brown said. “Everybody’s competing hard with each other and everybody’s supporting each other while we do it.”In the future, Liz Smith said she hopes the event will continue attract traveling competitors, but also garner interest from area athletes who might have had track and field or powerlifting experience in high school or college, and get them involved in the combination of stout athletic competition and period festival fun.“No one out here takes themselves too seriously. We’re all out here to have a good time. We’re competitive, but it’s not that bad,” Murphree laughed. Pinterest Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School MIDLAND With a spin of a kilt, a kick-up of dust and a powerful grunt echoing out with it, something heavy hurls into the West Texas sky.A competitor digs in his cleats, and readies a picture-perfect form in the throwing circle. Another jabs a pitchfork into a sack stuffed with straw and gets ready to fling it.From the well-practiced athletic form, to the spin of old pageantry, it’s all part of the fourth annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games.More than 30 competitors, men and women, competed in the event’s main day of competition Saturday out behind the Midland Horseshoe Arena, and the ongoing Scottish-Irish Faire. WhatsApp Chris Shuttlesworth from New Braunfels competes in the braemar competition of the 4th Annual Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games during the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin Scottish-Irish Faire Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena in Midland.last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 7th February

first_img Facebook By News Highland – February 7, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePSNI investigating hit and run in DerryNext articleBody recovered from River Foyle believed to be missing Strabane woman News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 7th February Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 7th February:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/07news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Boil notices issued on nine private water supplies in Donegal in 2018

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR E coli was found in 62 private water supplies in Ireland last year.A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found more than 1,000 people got a serious infection as a result.In Donegal, there are six Public Group Water Schemes, four Private Group Schemes and 29 Small Private Supplies, one of which is unmonitored.A total of nine boil notices were issued in Donegal during 2018 on schemes supplying a total of 967 people. At the start of the year, there were two schemes on the EPA’s Remedial Action List.The EPA says poorly constructed wells are putting health at risk.The full report can be accessed HERE Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Boil notices issued on nine private water supplies in Donegal in 2018 Twitter Google+center_img By News Highland – January 15, 2020 Pinterest Previous articlePringle urges council to add new voters to the supplementary registerNext articleImprovement works to begin at St Joseph’s Hospital News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Walking for the heart

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Book Nook to reopen “I’ve had three strokes and I’m alive because of the research into heart disease and stroke and the power up above,” he said. “It’s an honor to help raise money for the American Heart Association.”Some, perhaps many, who participated in the 2016 Pike County Heart Walk had a story to tell about how their lives had been affected by heart disease.Troy University football player Ke’Marvin Pitts was with his teammates in support of the community. He was also there in memory of his dad who had heart disease.“Coach (Neal) Brown really supports events like this and he encourages us to support them, too,” Pitts said. “We are proud to be a part of this event that helps save lives.”Annette Toney, co-chair of the 2016 Pike County Heart Walk, said she was pleased with the support of the fundraiser and encourage to see people of all ages participating.“People were here early and we severed a lot of heart-healthy meals,” she said. “We had a lot of teams and individuals who walked. We won’t know how much was raised until all of the money is in but we want to thank everyone who participated. It takes all us working together to make the Heart Walk a success. Looking around tonight, the 2016 Pike County Heart Walk is a success.” Published 10:06 pm Thursday, February 18, 2016 Email the author O’Neal was a leader in the fundraising efforts for the AHA back in the 1960s and for good reason.“My family has the heart disease gene,” O’Neal said. “My father, my mother, my younger brother and my sister all died from heart disease. My father died in 1950 at age 57 after heart surgery. Back then, doctors didn’t really know what to do. My mother had a heart attack and died.”O’Neal and an older brother both had blockages that were treated with angioplasty. “I know what heart disease can do,” said O’Neal who will celebrate his 91st birthday in a couple of weeks. “Education and research are making a difference. Lives are being saved and people are suffering less with heart disease than they used to. The money raised here tonight will help save lives. That’s why I’m here.”And, that’s why O’Neal’s friend Gene Omasta was there. Omasta has been a member of the Heart Walk board for about 15 years. He has seen the advances that have been made in the treatment of heart disease and is encouraged by the preventive measures that people are taking to stay heart healthy.“The Heart Walk is a wonderful program,” he said. “It’s the good we can do for people.”Jimmy Phillips was standing nearby and echoed O’Neal’s support of the Heart Walk. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Walking for the heart Sponsored Content You Might Like MUSIC MAN: Jimmy Brown begins Mexico tour with Brundidge Rotarians Jimmy Brown II, a recording engineer at Three Frog Studio in Brundidge, shared a highlight of his upcoming Mexico tour… read more By The Penny Hoarder Messenger Photo/Joey MeredithFelecia Foster-Howard of Brundidge, a survivor, gets her ticket punched at the Pike County Heart Walk on Thursday. She was also walking in honor or her son who just last year received a heart transplant. He lives in Wisconsin.The Pike County High School Jazz Band began to play as others joined the walk in celebration of the victories won over heart disease.Jim O’Neal sat, watched and remembered.O’Neal and Gene Omasta have participated in more Pike County Heart Walk fundraisers than most of the others at the 2016 fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Police: 3 dogs die after they’re left in car during scorching heat wave, owner arrested

first_imgiStock(JAMESTOWN, R.I.) — Three dogs died after they were left in a car in Rhode Island during Sunday’s scorching heat wave, authorities said.Officers in Jamestown responded to a report of three dogs unresponsive in a car outside a grocery store at around 4 p.m., according to Jamestown police.The dogs — a 4-year-old black lab, a 7-month-old black lab and a 4 -year-old gray Keeshond — were taken to an animal hospital but none could be revived, according to police.The pets had been left in the car without water for an “extended period of time,” according to police. The windows were rolled up and the air conditioning didn’t appear to be working, authorities said.The temperature climbed to 95 degrees in Jamestown on Sunday, with the heat index making it feel like 110 degrees.The dogs’ owner, 65-year-old Ann Garnett of Jamestown, was charged with three counts of unnecessary cruelty to an animal and three counts of confinement of an animal in a motor vehicle, authorities said.Garrett was arraigned at Jamestown Police Headquarters and released, according to police.Unnecessary cruelty to an animal is a felony that can lead to a sentence of five years in prison if convicted, according to police.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Nor’easter bringing heavy snow, wind and rain to the Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm system moved east overnight and is redeveloping off the New Jersey coast into a nor’easter Monday morning. Fourteen states from Tennessee into Maine are under Winter Weather Alerts for snow and ice.On Monday morning, heavy snow is falling from northern Pennsylvania into New York and into New England. Meanwhile, right along the coast from Philadelphia to New York City and into Boston it is mostly rain.On Monday evening, rain will begin changing to snow even in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Gusty north winds are expected, locally gusting at 40 to 50 mph.By Monday night into Tuesday morning, the snow will be ending in Philadelphia, New York City and most of the Mid-Atlantic states. The only snow Tuesday morning will be flying in Boston and eastern New England and strong gusty north winds are expected, locally gusting to 50 mph.By Tuesday afternoon, the nor’easter will move into Canada leaving New England. Snowfall totals will be heavy mostly inland from northwest New Jersey to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Albany, New York and into northern Massachusetts, north of Boston and into Maine. These areas will see more than a foot of snow with up to 20 inches possible locally. Major populated areas like Philadelphia, New York City and Boston will change to snow later Monday morning and into the afternoon with Philadelphia and New York City getting 1 to 3 inches of snow, and Boston up to half a foot.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

North Carolina’s Outer Banks closed off to nonresidents as coronavirus precaution

first_imgiStock/Lquang2410(OUTER BANKS, N.C.) — Officials in the Outer Banks, along North Carolina’s coastline, instituted an emergency policy Tuesday that barred nonresidents from entering due to coronavirus precautions.Dare County officials emphasized that their order, which went into effect at 2 p.m, isn’t an evacuation order and certain people will be allowed to remain in the region.Emergency workers, essential business owners and Dare County residents will still be allowed to enter, however, they must present a permit, which is available at the Dare County website, to get past a checkpoint.The first priority for access will be given to “essential utilities personnel, government personnel, medical personnel, and damage assessment personnel,” and second priority will be given to permanent residents with a valid state ID and employees at “grocery stores, food distributors, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, property management, building supply and hotels,” according to officials.The order also prohibits nonresidents from driving through Dare County to access the neighboring Outer Banks regions of Currituck County (Corolla), Hyde County (Ocracoke Island) and Tyrrell County.Reentry permits from previous years, such as ones issued during hurricanes, are not valid, officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Government report to drive improvement of health in UK

first_imgThe Department of Health is due to publish a White Paper onpublic health in the autumn, and has started a three-month nationwideconsultation.  www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/consultations_and_legislation/wanless/consult_wanless04_final.cfm The Securing Good Health for the Whole Population report byformer NatWest Bank chairman Derek Wanless urged the Government to draw upconsistent national objectives. Anti-smoking campaigners welcomed suggestions that a workplacesmoking ban could reduce the prevalence of smoking by around 4 per cent to 23per cent. A major report for the Government on public health hascalled for a more coherent approach to improving the health of the nation,particularly regarding smoking, obesity, and encouraging people to take moreexercise. Wanless also said more ways of improving public educationwere needed – particularly for those with poor literacy – and suggested anannual report on the state of the nation’s health. Comments are closed. The cost-effectiveness of current approaches needed to beevaluated. The NHS’s productivity needed to be judged in terms of the benefitof the treatment, and not just the number of operations carried out, the Wanlessreport said. Government report to drive improvement of health in UKOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today “It would be the single most effective intervention toimprove public health in the past 20 years,” she added. Related posts:No related photos. Other actions could include a tax on junk food, setting up awebsite and national helpline to offer advice on healthy living – perhaps aspart of NHS Direct – and assessing the role of specialist public healthpractitioners. Previous Article Next Article The report argued that the NHS needed to work harder atimproving the physical and mental well-being of its workforce. “Achievingthe goal of a population ‘fully engaged’ in improving health, to avoid becomingsick rather than treating sickness, is a major prize,” Wanless said. Deborah Arnott, director of the charity Action on Smokingand Health, said: “Polls show overwhelming public support for stoppingsmoking at work. last_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball’s Haws, Worthington, Named to All-WCC Academic Team

first_imgHaws has a 3.48 GPA in finance and Worthington sports a 3.42 GPA in family life. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.-Wednesday, the West Coast Conference announced BYU men’s basketball standouts TJ Haws and Luke Worthington have been named to the 2018-19 West Coast Conference men’s basketball all-academic team. Written by The Cougars are next in action Thursday in a crucial home game against the San Francisco Dons at the Marriott Center. February 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball’s Haws, Worthington, Named to All-WCC Academic Teamcenter_img Haws, a junior out of Alpine, Utah, is one of four student-athletes to repeat on the team while Worthington, a senior out of Mequon, Wis., was honorable mention on the WCC’s all-academic team last season. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Luke Worthington/Marriott Center/San Francisco Dons/TJ Haws/WCC Academic Team Brad Jameslast_img read more

Last Group of Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completes Training at Sevmash

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Last Group of Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completes Training at Sevmash View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Vikramaditya View post tag: completes View post tag: crew View post tag: Second View post tag: Sevmash April 2, 2012 View post tag: Group Last Group of Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completes Training at Sevmash View post tag: last View post tag: News by topic The last group of the second course (7-th group, engineering department staff) received diplomas on March 28.According to the ship’s repair and modernization contract, Russia must train Indian mariners who are to serve on the carrier.As was reported by press service of JSC Sevmash, first 152-men course trained in Russia since March 14 till Nov 4, 2011. Second course (112 men) started training on Sept 1, 2011. Indian servicemen had been studying theory for 4 months in the Kuznetsov Naval Academy (St. Petersburg) and arrived in Severodvinsk on Jan 1, 2012.Among attendants of the graduation ceremony were chief of observation group Mr. Shrinivas, head of Sevmash training center Viktor Pustovalov, director of production training group Nikolai Zhirkov, and top specialist of state-led corporation Rostehnologii Stanislav Klimanov. All of them wished Indian sailors safe return home and reminded they would visit Russia again to pass shipboard practice.Trainees of the 3-rd and the largest (405 men) course are preparing to study theory. They will arrive in St. Petersburg late in April, reports Sevmash‘s press service.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 02, 2012; Image: sevmash Share this article View post tag: Training View post tag: INS View post tag: courselast_img read more