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Why the continued fawning over former Niskayuna supervisor?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSo my faith in the American voter was restored when incumbent Joe Landry was defeated by Republican newcomer Yasmine Syed for Niskayuna town supervisor this past November. Now I read where a Donald Trump-style “love fest” was recreated at Landry’s final 2017 Niskayuna Town Board meeting and baseball fields are to be named in his honor. Hello. This isn’t about baseball or naming ball fields. This is about Niskayuna voters voting against bullying tactics directed at town employees and political candidates. I also see where board member Denise Murphy McGraw still plans on seeking Landry’s “continual counsel” after his departure. What’s that about? I suggest McGraw, as well as the other board members, get with the program as voiced by the people of Niskayuna and support the new town supervisor. If not, I hope to see the voters do the right thing on future election days.John TemplerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

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Mary Margaret Moorhead Clegg

first_imgLet Us Pause To Honor the Memory of Mrs. Mary Margaret Moorhead CleggMrs. Mary Margaret Mills Moorhead Clegg, age 90 of Madison, Indiana formerly of Versailles was born in Madison, Indiana on September 23, 1927 to Daniel S. and Mabelle Monroe Mills. She graduated from Madison High School in 1945, from Hanover College in 1949, and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. On August 14, 1949, she married William H. “Gus” Moorhead, and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2008. In September 1951, the couple moved to Versailles, Indiana, where Gus Moorhead Coached and taught for 40 years, and Mary Margaret taught language arts for 38 years. After the death of their spouses, Mary Margaret and Robert S. Clegg renewed friendship that had begun when the two were in high school and lived across from each other on West Second Street. They were married on December 9, 2011, at the Versailles Baptist Church and made their home at 640 Miles Ridge Road in Madison, where she passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:55 a.m. Retiring from teaching in 1991, Mary Margaret worked for Ripley Publishing Company as a staff writer for 16 years. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for over 40 years, participating on the local, state, division, and national levels. She was awarded the St. George Award, a national leadership recognition, and has an award named after her in the Ripley County Relay for Life. She was one of the organizers of the Relay for Life in Ripley County. Her 60 + years as a member of the Versailles Baptist Church included 57 years as adult choir director, 60 years as organist, and many years as a Sunday School teacher. She was the first female moderator in church history, serving for four years. During her career, she directed the Ministerial Association’s Festival of Choirs for 17 years and the Ripley County Hamonettes for many years. A member of Tri Kappa, Mary Margaret served as Province 2 Officer and was active in the Associate Chapter. She was a long time member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority and served as president. She was also a docent for Historic Madison, a member of Ripley County Retired Teachers Association, a board member of the Ripley County Community Foundation, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She received the first Speaking of Women’s Health award sponsored by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and was selected Ripley County Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. In 1991 she and her husband Gus Moorhead were both awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash distinctions by Gov. Evan Bayh. As a Hanover alumni, Mary Margaret served on the Hanover College Alumni Board two different four-year terms. She received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1980. Her family consists of four children, one step-daughter, seven grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, four great grandchildren, two step great granddaughters, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and several nieces, and nephews. Mary Margaret loved people and always tried to see the best in them. She was a sports fan and a strong supporter of the Indiana Hoosiers, the Reds, and the Bengals. During her life she served the Lord in as many ways as she could. God was the center of her life and she tried to live for Him.A LOVING FAMILYMary Margaret will be missed by her loving husband of nearly 7 years, Robert Clegg of Madison, Indiana; her daughters, Mary Helen Moorhead of Maineville, Ohio, Janet Jo Moorhead of Naples, Florida, Jane Ellen Rogers and her husband, Jeff of Versailles, Indiana; her son, Robert D. Moorhead and his wife, Lisa of Aurora, Indiana; her step daughter, Susan Clegg Burnett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her grandchildren, Scott Byrdwell and his wife, Amy of Ohio, Sean Byrdwell and his wife, Betsy of Monroe, Ohio, Chris Byrdwell of Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer Rogers of Alaska, Jared Rogers of North Carolina, Bradley Moorhead of Bloomington, Indiana, Trenton Moorhead of Aurora, Indiana; her step granddaughter, Sarah Fischer and her husband, Steve of Colorado Springs, Colorado, along with their two daughters. Four great-grandchildren reside with their parents in the Cincinnati area. Other survivors include five nieces, three nephews, and their families. Mary Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William H. “Gus” Moorhead, her parents, Daniel S. and Mabelle Monroe Mills, her brothers and their wives, Daniel Monroe Mills, Charles Edwin Mills, Dwight “Speedy” Mills, and Scott Kenneth Mills, her nieces, Margery Mills Jessup and Laura Mills Schnaitter.CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONYMemorial services will be conducted Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Mike Cantrell, Pastor Rick Burcham, Pastor Dennis Ingle, and Pastor Kurt Stutler at the Versailles Baptist Church, 228 South Washington Street in Versailles, Indiana.VISITATIONFriends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Versailles Baptist Church-Family Life Center, 228 South Washington Street in Versailles, Indiana and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Versailles Baptist Church Sanctuary.TRI KAPPA SERVICEThe Associate Chapter and Active Chapter will conduct a tribute ceremony to Mary Margaret on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center.MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONSMemorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society, or the Ripley County Community Foundation for the Moorhead Scholarship Fund. Cards are available at the Life Center, the church or the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.comlast_img read more

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IHOC : Orange looks to end slump by avoiding complacency

first_img Comments These are the dog days of February for Syracuse. And SU head coach Paul Flanagan does not particularly enjoy this time of year. Flanagan likes coaching in big games, under pressure.In one particular bout of tension, he recalls a weekend set in which his St. Lawrence team faced a win-or-go-home scenario on the road against Dartmouth. Heading into the first game, Flanagan’s Saints trailed the Big Green by one point in the conference standings.‘You’re playing a great team to win a league championship, and each night there’s 15,000, 16,000 people there,’ Flanagan said. ‘So we go in there and beat ‘em 3-2 Friday night. Huge game, big crowd, just a battle.’Flanagan’s Saints moved ahead by a point after the first contest. But St. Lawrence dropped the second game, also by a 3-2 margin, and was eliminated.‘I didn’t have to say anything,’ Flanagan said. ‘You talk about not having to motivate. It’s there, it’s right in front of you. You got the crowd, you got a league championship. We stood there and watched them award the league championship trophy, and it was awesome.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse finishes up its final four games of the regular season over the next two weeks, it will not be playing in front of 1,500. It won’t be battling for a conference championship, and it probably won’t be dealing with much overt mental pressure. Following a sweep at the hands of top-seeded Mercyhurst this past weekend, SU’s second series loss to them this season, its biggest obstacle to this season’s finish will be complacency.For a team that has already faced five schools currently ranked in the Top 15, Syracuse has struggled to stay motivated against ones they expect to beat.‘It’s definitely easier to play really hard against a faster, hardworking team because you have to play up to that level,’ sophomore defender Jacquie Greco said. ‘We have the potential to play better, but it’s harder if they’re skating slower than you. I think we realize we need to win these next four games, or we won’t be in good shape.’Syracuse has won only three of its past 13 games, dating back to Dec. 10. Against Mercyhurst last weekend, SU was outscored 6-1 in the second and third periods.By fixing lethargy or complacency, Syracuse needs to rediscover its motivation against both the stronger and weaker teams on the schedule. SU plays Robert Morris, a team it sits above in the College Hockey America standings, this weekend.‘That’s where we have made our mistakes this season,’ SU forward Lisa Mullan said. ‘If we had played the way we do against better teams, we would crush them. Almost double digits. But it’s kind of frustrating to see that we do let up, and we do play down.’In Flanagan’s nine seasons at St. Lawrence, he qualified for the Frozen Four five times and won fewer than 20 games in a season only once. With a conference record of 5-4-1, SU sits comfortably ahead of fourth place Robert Morris at 2-8-3.As a result, there is not too much riding on this year’s playoff stretch. The Orange would need an epic collapse to avoid qualifying for the College Hockey America tournament.When reflecting on that late-season weekend in Dartmouth, Flanagan recalled his team’s drive for a strong finish. But creating that drive with this year’s Syracuse team is a different beast.‘And now for us, we almost have to be creative to keep them motivated,’ Flanagan said. ‘I have to read the room and try and push the right buttons. The appropriate buttons. You want to avoid going through the motions.’zoirvin@syr.edu Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Matt Nagy dodges questions about Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence; status uncertain for Week 5

first_img Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video “He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information, Nagy stood firm. Related News The Bears are staying tight-lipped regarding Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence.The star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive less than one hour before Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and Chicago coach Matt Nagy didn’t reveal any new details on the situation Monday. Melvin Ingram injury update: Chargers defensive end (hamstring) could miss multiple weeks, report says Falcons, Eagles finalize trade to send Johnathan Cyprien to Atlanta Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.Despite Smith being deactivated, the Bears moved to 3-1 and kept pace with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago will face Oakland overseas at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 action. “Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Asked if Smith would play Sunday against the Raiders in London or even travel with the team overseas, Nagy reiterated the intimate nature of the situation once again.”It’s a personal issue,” he said. “It’s completely a personal issue. I’m not going to answer any more about it. That’s where it’s at right now. I understand where y’all are coming from. But I’m just out of respect for this right now, I just want to leave it at.”last_img read more

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Tua Tagovailoa likely to enter 2020 NFL Draft despite hip injury, report says

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s future was thrown into uncertainty when he suffered a season-ending hip dislocation against Mississippi State last week. A report Friday tried to offer clarity. According to Pro Football Network NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline, Tagovailoa intends to enter the 2020 draft rather than return to college for his senior year. Tagovailoa was a Heisman Trophy candidate and almost certainly a first-round draft pick until he was carted off the field in Starkville. He underwent surgery Monday to repair the injury. Pauline reported that Tagovailoa won’t return to Alabama to try to get his draft stock back up. In addition to total disability insurance, some schools insure high-profile players with “loss-of-value” policies, which would apply to Tagovailoa. Additionally, players can pay for loss-of-value insurance themselves, but Tagovailoa had not done so.“I could not imagine a better partner than The University of Alabama throughout this situation,” Tagovailoa’s father, Galu Tagovailoa, said in a statement to The Action Network. “We had numerous discussions regarding insurance coverage, and we have been very comfortable with how Alabama has worked with our family at every turn.”Alabama, Rovell reported, hasn’t taken out a loss-of-value policy for any player “in recent memory.” AL-KHATEEB: Don’t blame Nick Saban for Tua’s injuryIf Tagovailoa does slide down the draft board in April, he won’t receive any insurance money to make up for the lost earnings, according to a report from The Action Network’s Darren Rovell. Alabama’s insurance policy for Tagovailoa covers only “permanent total disability,” which means if Tagovailoa had suffered an injury that would have prevented him from pursuing a professional career entirely, Rovell reported. Because Tagovailoa is expected to recover from the hip injury, the coverage doesn’t apply.last_img read more

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Wheat Festival updates: Carnival prices have changed

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Just a short note on the Kansas Wheat Festival Carnival at the Raymond Frye Complex. Wristbands are $25 for unlimited rides, not $23 as was previously reported. For the new ride, FREAK OUT, people need to purchase an additional ticket for $3.50 each. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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