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Quilters display their work in Greensburg

first_imgExample of a “Fractured Quilt”Greensburg, In. — The Art on the Square Gallery and the Decatur County Arts Connection presents the display, “Quilted” through the end of February. All the works have been produced by the Tree City Quilt Club.The public is invited to a free “Second Friday” Wine and Cheese Reception hosted by the Gallery, February 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.The show includes exceptional and imaginative examples of Fine Arts Quilting using original patterns of hand and machine quilting, appliqué, hand dyed fabrics, embroidery, and other intricate techniques. The show has been organized by Nancy Derheimer, Judy Glore, and Margaret Parker.  “Of special new interest this year are fractured quilts made by the Club members dividing themselves into groups of 4 or 5 with each group taking one original drawing and crafting it using their own fabric choices.  The quilters then met again, cut up the quilts into pieces, mixed up the pieces and sewed them back together!  The result is what is called a “fractured quilt”, said Nancy Derheimer, quilter.Featured Artists include, JoAnn Baldwin, Dottie Bilbrey, Rose M. Colllins, Kathy Denny, Nancy Derheimer, Judy Glore, Rita Hellmich, Donna Hermesch, Nancy King, Sue Koors, Janet Meyer, Alice Rust, Jean Schoettmer, Jean Shultz, Jan Wantz, Susan Wilson, and Alice Woodhull.  Most of whom created the iconic and exquisite “Decatur County Barn Quilt”, a special Indiana Bicentennial offering that is on permanent display at the Decatur County courthouse.The ongoing “Gallery Night Out” painting opportunities are held each month.  The public is invited to bring family and friends of all ages and abilities to a fun evening at the Gallery on Tuesday, January 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants are encourage to bring their favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy during the evening. “We will be creating in easy acrylic painting and techniques either “Happy Snowman” or “Cardinal on a “Winter Branch”, said Judy Glore, instructor and President of the Decatur County Arts Connection.  “No prior painting experience is needed and all supplies and professional instruction will be provided for a $25 fee and you leave the evening with a finished painting.”, said Margaret Parker, instructor and officer of the Decatur County Arts Connection. Register by calling 812-663-8430 and indicate the Snowman or Cardinal.  Sample paintings are on display in the Gallery window or on the Facebook page ‘Art on the Square Gallery” or the website.   Other times, dates, and subjects can be arranged for small groups for the Gallery Night Out classes.Art On The Square Gallery is located at 114 E. Washington Street in Greensburg on the North Side of the Town Square with regular gallery hours, Wednesday to Friday from 11 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., and Saturday from 11:00 A.M., to 2:00 P.M., closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Exhibits will be on display throughout the year with monthly special shows. For more information call 812-663-8600.Art on the Square Gallery is a subsidiary of Decatur County Arts Connection, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting arts events and activities through creation, exhibits, and education for the community’s enjoyment and growth. Become a financial supporter or the arts events sponsored by the Gallery by joining us as a Patron. Forms will be available and donations are tax deductible. “Supporting the Decatur County Arts Connection and the Art on the Square Fine Arts Gallery and their programs financially will ensure that the arts stay strong in our community.  The Gallery has been serving the community for almost 10 years and looks to expand its programming opportunities in the future with your support”, expressed Fred Craig, local fine arts photographer and VP of the DCAC..Our catch phrase is: Express yourself through Art.last_img read more

Fiji power past Ireland

first_img Winger Akuila Uate, whose last trip to England was with Australia for the 2011 Four Nations Series, scored two tries in Fiji’s 30-14 win over the Irish in the semi-final qualifier on the Gold Coast in 2008 and went one better on Monday night with a hat-trick. But the foundations for the Bati’s 32-14 victory was laid by a dominant pack which thrilled the bulk of the sell-out crowd of 8,872 in Rochdale, which boasts the biggest Fijiian expatriate community outside London. That gave Aston’s men the encouragement they needed and they could have drawn level had second rower Dave Allen managed to take Scott Grix’s pass in a try-scoring position. The chance was lost and Ireland were unable to take advantage of the sin-binning of replacement Eloni Vunakece for persistent infringements six minutes before the interval. Naiqama stretched Fiji’s lead to 12-4 on the stroke of half-time with a penalty and there was no way back for Ireland when second rower Tariq Sims went over for a third try after Grix had failed to take Aaron Groom’s high kick. The floodgates opened as Uate completed his hat-trick and loose forward Korbin Sims also touched down and Naiqama took his goal tally to four from seven attempts. Ireland lost Grix with a leg injury that could see him miss out on the clash with England on his home ground, but they produced a late flurry that gave the scoreline some respect. Winger Damien Blanch went over at the corner four minutes from the end and, in the final move of the match, Hassan forced his way over for a richly-deserved try to which Pat Richards added the goal. Fiji effectively ended Ireland’s World Cup dream for the second time after out-muscling them in a bruising Group A match at a packed Spotland. Press Association The Fijians’ display sent out a message to both England and Australia, whose coaches Steve McNamara and Tim Sheens were in the crowd, that they will be no pushovers in the remaining group games. Ireland, the 500-1 tournament outsiders, were in touch at half-time when they trailed 12-4 but they conceded four second-half tries to suffer an emphatic defeat and will now need to beat England in Huddersfield on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages. The deeply-religious Fijians went into a huddle before kick-off to sing a hymn but there was nothing angelic about their play as they tore into the Irish from the kick-off. The physical onslaught was led by the Sims brothers, who made up half the starting pack and laid the platform for the quicksilver backs to show their pace and class with two tries in a four-minute spell. Uate produced a strong finish to open the scoring on nine minutes and Ireland had barely recovered when full-back Kevin Naiqama beat two flat-footed defenders to cross for a second. Centre Wes Naiqama converted his brother’s try and the Fijians would have been further ahead had veteran skipper Petero Civoniceva managed to get the ball down but he was held on his back over the line. The Pacific Islanders threatened to run away with the game at that stage but the introduction of Manly Sea Eagles forward James Hassan for his debut injected some much-needed resolve into the Irish ranks. Indiscipline then crept into the Fijians’ play and Ireland took advantage to pull back a try through second rower Tyrone McCarthy on 23 minutes. last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: PEO Scholarship is due today

first_img*Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements–RSVP’s are due to Ms. Ford in room 409 by the end of the day April 8.-If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office.-Tickets will go on sale by the student entrance before and after school starting Monday, April 13. They are $30.– You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.– The Project Prom student pledge sheets are in the office. Please read and sign the sheet and return to the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns. *Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2015 graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in education. The application form is in the counselor’s office. *Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1. We will not accept any pictures after May 1 unless previous arrangements are made. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, April 1, 2015:WednesdayThursday• Golf at Winfield Country Club, 3 p.m.•Tennis at Circle, 3 p.m.•Track at Clearwater, 3 p.m.•Baseball at Wellington vs. Mulvane, 4 p.m.•Softball at Wellington vs. Mulvane, 4:30 p.m.Friday and Monday• No school.Lunch Menu: Wednesday — Fajita wrap, romaine and tomato, Spanish Rice, baby carrots, peaches.Thursday — Pig in a blanket, potato wedges, broccoli w/cheese, applesauce.Today’s News*Attention Wellington High School: Starting next Tuesday, April 7th, we will be accepting nominations for the Mr. Crusader pageant during lunch. Nominee’s must be a Senior Boy. The pageant will be held the evening of April 17th. *Josten’s will be here on Thursday, April 23  during the lunches to distribute sophomore class rings. *Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at [email protected] *Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!center_img *SENIORS: Please remember to apply for the $1,000 Kansas All Star Scholarship. The deadline is April 15, 2015. *Seniors: Jostens will be here tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. to deliver senior items.  If you have a balance you can only pay with cash. If you want to pay with a credit card you will need to call their office at 620-232-7464. *Senior girls: The PEO Scholarship is due today by 3:00 p.m. *Sophomores: If you are interested in being a Sophomore Server for prom, please sign up in the office. Today is:April Fool’s DayNational One Cent DayNational Walking DayNational Sourdough Bread Daylast_img read more

2018 Russia World Cup: Nigeria Can’t Go Far Like This

first_imgNigeria’s Super Eagles meet Iceland on June 22Nigeria’s Super Eagles may not go far in the current World Cup in Russia if the stakes don’t work in their favor if they continue to play like they did with Croatia on Saturday that caused them to lose 2-0.Playing their first match against Croatia, after two of five Africa’s representatives of Egypt and Morocco narrowly lost their matches against their opponents; many Africans had hoped that Michel Obi’s group of youthful players could at least salvage the poor early performances of their continental compatriots in the north which sadly did not materialize.Admittedly, Nigeria had a lot of youthful players, and one writer was forced to write that Nigeria ‘had the advantage if the match turned into a track meet’ in their first match against Croatia but it was not a track meet, the Africans could not rise to the occasion and lost 2-0 in the match.Though it was a match that promised so much but delivered so little to thousands of Africans who had anticipated a miracle as Croatia’s Blazers secured a 2-0 victory over Nigeria to lead in Group D.“The Super Eagles’ youth and athleticism were expected to provide some exciting scoring chances. Croatia’s experienced midfield was thought to provide some entertaining possession play. But neither came to the fore Saturday in Kaliningrad,” one writer wrote. How could Nigeria not realize that playing the ball around the field is not the ultimate goal of the World Cup?This is how Croatia scored their first goal: Luka Modric sent a beautiful corner into the 6-yard box that was flicked to the back post where Mario Mandzukic was waiting. He got his head on the ball, but Oghenekaro Etebo’s back leg knocked it into the net for an own goal in the 32nd minute.The second goal against Nigeria was highly debated. It was in the 71st minute when Nigeria’s William Ekong wrapped up a Croatian player (Mandzukic) as he jumped in the air for a header in the 6-yard box and the referee awarded Croatia a penalty award for the foul. Ekong attracted a yellow card for the rough play. The call was not accepted well by Nigeria. However, Croatia increased their score 2-0 when Luka Modric converted the penalty kick. Croatia is now top of the group.Nigeria’s next match is on June 22 against Iceland. Iceland had drawn their first game (1-1) against favorites Argentina on Saturday and should tell you how much the challenge Nigeria will face on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena at 6 pm. If Nigeria does not increase in their offensive attacks in their remaining encounters, there is no way they can make any further impact in the tournament and they may end their campaign on a sorrowful note.Their Group member of Iceland, Argentina, and Croatia is a very tough team of competitors and without much excuses, we hope Nigeria will approach their next game, which should be without saying, in an attempt to change their chances for the better to go far in the tournament.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more