BCEF honoring school employees through campaign

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation is sponsoring a “You’ve Made a Difference” spring campaign to honor Batesville Community School Corporation employees.As the end of the school year approaches, the foundation wants to recognize those individuals who are having a positive impact in the lives of Batesville Community School Corporation students.For a minimum donation of $10, any Batesville Schools employee – past or present – can be thanked for a job well done.The deadline is Friday, April 21 in order to have a sign with the employee’s name placed outside the school in early May during National Teacher Appreciation Week.Paper forms, which are available at every school building, can be mailed in, dropped off at the administration building, or returned to school.You can also donate online.last_img read more

July 4 Shootout at Texarkana 67 pays IMCA Modified winner $2,000

first_imgTEXARKANA, Ark. – IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,000 top check next Wednesday at Texarkana 67 Speedway’s 4th of July Shootout special.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods are also on the card. A fireworks display follows the race program.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Arkansas State and track points will be awarded.There is no entry fee for either IMCA division and pit passes are $30.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over and military, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.More information is posted on Facebook.last_img read more

Peck area residents ask Sumner Commissioners for more Sheriff patrol

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Jim · 399 weeks ago MULVANE should patrol the area just ask them to annex it all in for you. We in the southern part of the county are suffering just as much as you in the northern part. We have just as much traffic from hayseeds to the north coming down south to gamble. We have more than our share of drunk drivers also. And now with Oklahoma opening up the new weigh station at the state line we have an unbelieveable amount of truck traffic now deterring on state highway 177 to by pass both weigh stations and blasting through South Haven. Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Grandma · 399 weeks ago Dont kid yourself there is money to get from the commissioners even if the budget is already set. They need to get off the pot and pony up the money to protect the citizens that put them in that seat. Report Reply 3 replies · active 399 weeks ago +24 Vote up Vote down Rural Resident · 399 weeks ago Welcome to living in the country. If you want police protection just minutes away from your house you should have stayed in the city. We here in the country have known for years that we are on our own. Keep a couple of loaded guns in your house, or move back into the city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down duane · 399 weeks ago If they did patrol and if they did catch someone would they file a report on it? Or just go catch an release? The number of crimes committed and between the Sheriff’s not bothering to investigate and the DA not wanting to prosecute, it’s almost why bother. Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down duane · 399 weeks ago If they did patrol and if they did catch someone would they file a report on it? Or just go catch an release? The number of crimes committed and between the Sheriff’s not bothering to investigate and the DA not wanting to prosecute Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down scooter · 399 weeks ago The northeast part of the county get’s the lions share of the attention from the Sheriff Office’s attention. The people in the northeast part of the county need to petetion the Mulvane City Council, as they are ultimately the source of your frustrations. They are the one’s who placed the problem in your back yard. They do no service for that area, when they annexed that land they left out the housing additions so that they would not have to provide service’s such as law enforcement. They too recieve 1% of the of the gaming proceeds from the casino therefore they can afford to provide services better than the county as they have other area’s of the county to serve, not just the northeast section. Report Reply 1 reply · active 399 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Jim · 399 weeks ago I agree, it is the Mulvane city that is benifiting from the revenues, also the casio could give grant money to the county to supplement their budget. Also the Sedgwick sherrifs department can patrol their southern borders more. Report Reply 3 replies · active 399 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Pain Free · 399 weeks ago Once again some people wish to open their mouths before being fully informed about the Sheriff’s Office! I invite you to visit the link to the Sheriff’s Office statistics release information page http://www.sumnersheriff.net/statistics.html. If this does not satisfy your *****ing about the Sheriff’s Office then I would contact Sheriff Chambers for a sit down or ask if you can ride along for an eveing with a Deputy and witness for yourself what goes on in Sumner County! Oh, FYI while your jumping up and down throwing a fit about Law Enforcement protection maybe you should start screaming at the City’s of Caldwell and Conway Springs who have little or NO officers except the Police Chief for protection. Once the sun goes down guess who has the responsibility for those area’s too? Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Done · 399 weeks ago Thank you Commissioner Warner for speaking out for us at the meeting. At least one of you is on our side. Report Reply 1 reply · active 399 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Red · 399 weeks ago So what happen at the commissioners meeting Tuesday? Or did anyone go to learn like Done said to do above. I agree with Grandma to. Report Reply 0 replies · active 399 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A group of Peck area homeowners will be at the Sumner County Commissioners meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to ask for more law enforcement patrol in the northeast corner of the county.Shawn Hanson, a trustee for the London Township, said a recent rash of burglaries, increased casino traffic, and a larger number of drunk drivers using country roads to avoid patrol officers have caused many residents to seek more protection for the area where the Kansas Star Casino was built.Although two recently noted burglaries in the area — one involving an assault of a Sheriff deputy and one resulting in a shooting inside a garage of a homeowner — are not considered casino related, Hanson said he knows of at least four break-ins on Meridian Road in northeast Sumner County this month that may have been. Currently, there are two deputies patrolling Sumner County at one time, Hanson said. The group is asking for a third patrol person on duty. He said that would probably require four additional deputies to work in alternate shifts.“Sumner County has changed dramatically in the past two years especially in the northeast portion of the county,” Hanson said. “I’m not saying it is completely casino related. But we do have more issues than we had a few years ago.”The Kansas Star Casino was built off the Kansas Turnpike Exit 19 ramp and opened in December, 2011. With the expansion of the casino this month, Hanson fears that crimes will become worse.“We are kind of caught in the middle,” Hanson said. “There’s Wichita and Sedgwick County to the north and Wellington to the south. We don’t seem to have adequate protection in between those areas.”Increased crime concerns was a major source of contention for northeast county area residents when the Kansas State Lottery Commission was choosing a casino location. Hanson said those concerns are coming to fruitation.Sumner County Commissioners approved to allocate $2.19 million to the 2013 Sheriff Department budget in August of 2012 up from $1.87 million in 2012. It was 1.94 million in 2011.Yet, Sumner County Sheriff Captain Mike Yoder said there continues to be two deputies that usually patrol at night. That’s quite a large area to patrol since the county has 1,184.78 square miles.Statistically, according to Sumner County Department activity report, as of Oct. 31 of 2012 there have been 35 felony thefts and 82 misdemeanor thefts. In 2011, there were 44 felony thefts and 56 misdemeanor thefts. With two months to go it’s hard to determine any noticeable trends.“You have to be careful about using statistics like this because sometimes statistics lie,” Yoder said. “Sometimes the deputies are so busy they fail to report various calls.”Georgia Hendry, who lives two miles west of U.S. 81 west of the casino, said she has been wanting more deputy patrol for years.“We seem to always be on the short end of the stick up here,” Hendry said. “I felt that way in 1956 when we moved here. Nothing has changed.”Hendry said if a crime is committed and the patrol deputies are say in Caldwell, that’s a 48 mile trip to get to the north end of the county. A lot can happen while a deputy is traveling that distance to get from one end of the county to the other.Last week there was a community meeting at the Peck Community Center with a sheriff deputy. Sheriff Darren Chambers was unable to go because he was in training. Hanson said there were about 100 people there.“If we can get a quarter of those at the meeting on Tuesday I’d be satisfied,” Hanson said. “There is a lot of concern in this area.”Neighbors have talked about forming a neighborhood watch group. Still, there are some limitations.Hanson said many of the older neighborhood residents are moving and younger people, unfamiliar to the area, are moving in.“When you have both of them working during the day at the same time, it makes it difficult for a effective lookout,” Hanson said.Whatever the commissioners decide today it won’t take into effect until 2014. The 2013 budget is set.But Hanson hopes with increased revenue coming from the casino that Sumner County can spare a few dollars for extra Sheriff patrol in the future.last_img read more

Wenger gets boost as Arsenal sink Watford

first_imgOzil was equally profligate when he weaved through on goal, only to clip his shot too close to Karnezis.There was less assurance about Arsenal towards the end of the half and Cech had to plunge to his left to save Richarlison’s header.But Watford couldn’t take advantage and Granit Xhaka’s 20-yard blast after the interval almost deceived Karnezis before he grabbed the ball just before it crossed the line.With the momentum back in their favour, Aubameyang doubled Arsenal’s lead in the 59th minute.Mkhitaryan was the catalyst, slipping a pass to Aubameyang, who beat the Watford offside trap and rounded Karnezis before slotting in his third goal since his club-record move from Borussia Dortmund in January.There was more cause for Wenger to wear a rare smile a few minutes later.Ainsley Maitland-Niles conceded a penalty with a foul on Pereyra, but when Deeney stepped up to take the spot-kick, Cech made a fine save that preserved his 200th clean sheet in the Premier League.Mkhitaryan bagged his second goal in successive matches with a low strike that crept under Karnezis in the 77th minute.Share on: WhatsApp Shkodran Mustafi’s early opener and a cool finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them in control.In a moment of sweet vindication, Watford captain Troy Deeney, who had questioned Arsenal’s spirit earlier this season, had a second-half penalty saved by Petr Cech.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike wrapped up the points, but there was concern for Wenger as Mustafi limped off in the closing stages.Arsenal, who had lost eight of their previous 14 matches in all competitions, remain in sixth place and trail fourth-placed Tottenham by 10 points ahead of their rivals’ trip to Bournemouth later on Sunday.Winning the Europa League guarantees qualification for next season’s Champions League and, with Arsenal’s hopes of achieving that goal via a top-four finish looking bleak, it was no surprise Wenger prioritised the continental competition.With the second leg against Milan looming on Thursday, Wenger rested Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny and left Jack Wilshere on the bench.Aubameyang was one of the established stars who started for Arsenal and the Gabon striker should have opened the scoring when he raced onto Mesut Ozil’s pass and shot straight at Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger received a welcome boost as Arsenal eased a little of the pressure on their beleaguered boss with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.After a wretched run left Wenger fighting to save his job, a 2-0 win at AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday offered the Frenchman temporary respite from the torrent of abuse he has endured this season.Maintaining the momentum from that last-16 victory in the San Siro, Wenger’s side ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats with a solid display at the Emirates Stadium. Deeney had infuriated Arsenal by accusing them of a lack of “cojones” after Watford beat Wenger’s men in October.Fuelled by that jibe, Arsenal took the lead in the eighth minute.When Ozil swung a deep free-kick towards the far post, Mustafi punished slack marking by Jose Holebas and Adrian Mariappa as the German defender powered a close-range header past Karnezis.– Rare smile –Watford weren’t fazed and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s low strike deflected off Mustafi to force a good save from Cech.Cech alertly kept out Richarlison’s dipping free-kick, but Roberto Pereyra should have done better than blaze the rebound over. For the second successive home game, a significant amount of seats were empty as fans stayed away in protest at Wenger’s woes.The subdued atmosphere lent an ‘end of an era’ feel to the match, but it didn’t bother Arsenal, who had a point to prove to Watford captain Deeney.last_img read more