Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Jan. 25 letter, “Liberals can’t take Trump’s straight talk”: Kudos to Ray Weidman. He nailed it.CNN is the new Comedy Central. Don Lemon needs a reality check. I watched him once and could not stop laughing. Look at what the left said about President Trump: He’s mentally ill, physically ill, a racist, a tax evader, he eats too much McDonald’s, on and on. It’s becoming quite humorous. Where’s the mention on these liberal networks about Apple giving $38 billion back to the United States from off-shore earnings? How about the $5 billion going to fund manufacturing in America? Nope, cannot mention that. Obama had the weakest economy in history. We all dodged a bullet that “Satan in a pantsuit” (Mr. Weidman’s words) lost. Liberals just don’t understand we, the people, are fed up.Michael P. CroceBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Mr. John Osborn Archer, age 81, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on April 27, 1937, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, John Kendric and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer. He was raised in Moorefield, Indiana and attended the St. Mary’s School in Moorefield where John and Mary currently reside. He was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School where he participated in the drama club, choir, basketball, cross country and baseball and was a member of the 1955 sectional championship team. John was united in marriage on June 29, 1956, at the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church in Caledonia, Indiana, to Mary Leo Lewis and to this union arrived three sons, John Michael, Mark Curtis and Alan Jay to bless their home. John and Mary shared nearly 62 loving years of marriage together until his death. John and Mary with the help of Julian and Louise Hartman began “The 129ers” 4-H Club, which was an all boys club in the Moorefield and Pleasant area. He was employed for the company that built Kocolene Stations in Greensburg, Indiana, US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years and for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, for two years. John enjoyed farming the dairy farm with his father. They raised tobacco and corn and later drove for the amish. John worked for Jam Construction with his son, Mike for several years. John served on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors for two terms, coordinated the Switzerland County Horse Pull for its duration and served as the Director of the Blue Ribbon Championship Horse Pull at the Indiana State Fair for more than 40 years. John also assisted with maintenance and lawn care at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds for many years. John was awarded Mr. Switzerland County 4-H in 2015. John supported the grandchildren as 10 year 4-Hers and watched the first of 12-great-grandchildren compete. The Archer Farm which was established by John’s grandfather and has been in the family for six generations was recently awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award. John was a District FFA Officer and was a member of the Switzerland County Saddle Club, Indiana Horse Pullers Association, Southern Draft Horse Association, FHA Board of Directors and the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed judging at the Indiana State Fair for the horse pull. John also enjoyed a good card game, spending time with his grandkids and his family, camping and visiting neighboring states for a horse pull. John passed away at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.John will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Leo (Lewis) Archer of Moorefield, IN; his sons, John Michael Archer and his wife: Deb of Moorefield, IN, Mark Curtis Archer of Moorefield, IN and Alan Jay Archer and his companion: Carlyn Wilburn of Moorefield, IN; his grandchildren, Josh Archer and his wife: Kendra, Adam Archer and his wife: Carly, Kodi McAlister and her husband: Dan, Jessica Whitham and her husband: Chris, Trisha Archer and Kaleesa Archer; his great-grandchildren, Halle Archer, Braydon Archer, Lainie McAlister, Zoe Whitham, Hudson Archer, Bryson Archer, Adalyn Archer, Poppy Archer, Landen McAlister, Lynleigh McAlister, Beckham Archer, Jett Archer and Asher Whitham; his sister, Gayla Smith of Piqua, OH; his brother, Kenneth Ray Archer and his wife: Di of Bedford, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kendric Archer, died April 24, 1982 and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer, died June 6, 1999; his grandson, Derek Alan Archer, died July 19, 2017; his niece, Deb Gebeaur; his great-niece, Robyn Gebeaur and his brother-in-law, Harold Smith.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2018, at 10:00 am, by Pastor KC Banta at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana. Friends may call 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia Cemetery Fund, Switzerland County FFA or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Liverpool City Council has deferred a decision on its next course of action in relation to the kick-off time of February’s Merseyside derby. They want the match to start earlier and although the council’s licensing committee support that stance it wants further investigation of its options to be made before it makes a definitive decision. “Merseyside Police do not support this fixture being played at 1730 on Saturday February 7 2015 and reiterate our position that this fixture should have a kick-off time of no later than 1.30pm on a weekend,” said the police in a report to a special meeting of the ground safety advisory committee. Everton informed the Premier League on December 9 of the police’s objections and the issue was discussed on Tuesday by the council’s licensing committee, who initially said it would “take legal advice on all appropriate options to enforce the position” in the event of no change of kick-off time being determined. They have deferred any course of action until they reconvene again in the new year. Merseyside Police’s report stressed there was no specific intelligence indicating any organised disorder is planned but stated the wider implications of a late kick-off meant they had to take action now. “I firmly believe that, the police, the clubs, and the city council have a responsibility to minimise the likelihood of those problems and their impact, not only on supporters within the footprint of the stadium, but also the wider community,” said the report. “An evening kick-off time at a weekend is undoubtedly the most challenging and gives us the least chance of meeting our responsibilities. “It is for this reason we, the police have specifically requested that this fixture should have a lunchtime kick-off.” The authority will take further legal advice and wait for a response from the Premier League after Merseyside Police initially raised objections to the 5.30pm start time on Saturday, February 7 at Goodison Park. After the fixture was moved in order to be televised by Sky Sports, the police elevated the match to a Category C fixture, with reference to there being a high risk of disorder. The Premier League has yet to respond but in the past it has previously allowed the scheduling of Swansea versus Cardiff to go ahead at a similar time. A statement from the Premier League said: “Everton FC has confirmed to the Premier League that they are able to host the match against Liverpool FC at 1730 on 7 February 2015 as scheduled.” Only if there are concerns over a safety certificate being issued could a change be viable, and as that is not a consideration and Everton have confirmed they are in a position to stage the game Press Association Sport understands there are no plans by the Premier League to alter the kick-off time. Press Association
Also victorious was Sunday Chinedu who survived an early scare from hard fighting Emmanuel Ameh before dropping him 2-6,6-2, 10-3 in what could best be described as the longest match of the tournament so far.The victory now brings Sunday Chinedu face to face with Musa Emmanuel in one of the two Semi-final matches. Musa cruised ahead as Happy Agbi 3-2 retired yesterday.The second semi-finals will see top seed, Silas Isaac battling it out with Michael Nekepeme.In the women singles’ category, top seed, Neme Yakubu will be up against Bright Emmanuel in the first semi-finals that will pave way for the second semis between tournament Number 2 seed, Sarah Musa and Mariam Jimoh who sent Justina Emmanuel packing in two straight sets 4-2, 4-1 to pick her semi-final ticket.All the semi-final matches would be played today ahead of Saturday’s grand finale which will hold at the Centre Court of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Meanwhile, The authorities of the Lagos State Tennis Association have commended the Adeyemi-Bero family for the continuous sponsorship of the championship which is in it’s 4th edition.Secretary General of the Lagos State Tennis Association, Hajjia Zainab Adegesin who made the commendation after yesterday’s quarter-final games, reasoned that the tournament will not only help in developing tennis from the grassroots but will also assist in discovering feature tennis talents in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It was indeed the best of Junior tennis thursday as top seed of the boys singles category of the on-going 4th Chief Joseph Omotosho Adeyemi-Bero U-14 boys and Girls Junior Tennis Tournament, Silas Isaac, stroked his way into the semi-finals.He defeated Bode Lawal in two straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in one of the quarter-final matches decided at the Centre Court of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.Benjamin Jeremiah lost 2-6, 5-7 to Michael Nekepeme in another quarter-final encounter decided at same Court one.
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