first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaCool, dry weather in early spring slowed the growth of Georgia’s watermelon crop. But it’s expected to recover quickly. And the melons may even be a little sweeter than normal by harvest time.”We had some below-average temperatures in March and early April, and that happens from time to time,” said Terry Kelley, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “That put the crop a little behind in growth.”To recoverBut Kelley believes the crop will have no problem recovering now that temperatures across the state have become consistently warmer.Most of the crop was planted on schedule. Planting began around March 15. A majority of Georgia’s watermelons are planted on irrigated land into beds covered in plastic.But the drought postponed the planting of some melons on land without irrigation. Many of those melons are being planted now, he said.”The peak of harvest may come a little later,” he said. “But consumers will see no real difference. There should be plenty of melons for the Fourth of July market.”Georgia melons’ big market is the July 4 holiday, when celebrating patriots include the sweet fruit in their cookout plans. Many growers schedule their planting each year to harvest fresh melons for this high-demand market.Temperatures across the state have warmed. But despite the half-inch to inch of rain this week, dry weather remains across much of the state.Watermelon growers don’t like drought conditions. But they don’t like rainy ones either, Kelley said.Less disease, sweeterExtremely wet springs and summers tend to increase disease problems for growers, who have to spend more money to control things like gummy stem blight. If the weather stays on the dry side, growers will have fewer disease problems.Excessive moisture tends to saturate melons, too, and make them less sweet. In dry conditions, the grower who can irrigate can better control how much water his crop gets.Sunshine contributes to melon sweetness, too. Dry conditions mean less cloud coverage. Less cloud coverage means more sunshine and sweeter melons.Georgia farmers historically plant 27,000 to 28,000 acres of melons each year. But they may end up planting more this year because watermelon prices were strong last year.Georgia farmers planted 26,000 acres of watermelons last year and got an average of 7.8 cents per pound, about 2 cents higher than in 2002.No definite estimates have been released for this year’s crop.Georgia ranks third behind Florida and Texas in watermelon production. The state’s crop was worth about $40 million last year.last_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York From left to right: Jennifer Domenech, Jennifer Santiago, Michelle Alperin-Smith.A Hicksville-based modeling agency has been accused of defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000 by allegedly overcharging for photos, misrepresenting contract terms and promising clients jobs that never existed.James Muniz, who was president of the Model Talent Development Center (MTD) and New Faces Development Center, Inc. between 2010 and 2012, had scouts approach teenagers and families with children at Roosevelt Field Mall, among other public places, to lure them in with alleged false promises of fame and fortune, authorities said.“Hundreds of families were led to believe that their child was the next big thing, only to learn that they were just the next in line to be scammed,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kaltheen Rice, who announced Wednesday the results of a five-month joint investigation with the New York State Attorney General’s Office.A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the 44-year-old Roslyn man on charges of grand larceny and scheme to defraud. Three of his employees, 26-year-old Jennifer Santiago of Queens, 31-year-old Jennifer Diaz-Domenech of Brooklyn and 42-year-old Michelle Alperin-Smith of Nesconset, have been arrested on the same charges. The companies are facing the same charges and up to $10,000 fines as well.Prosecutors said scouts for the two companies, which closed last November, told victims they had the “look” to succeed in modeling or acting, would not be charged for the companies’ services and that only a few were offered such opportunities through the agencies—but scouts signed up anyone who’d pay for contracts costing $550 to $3,000.Attorney General’s office had sued the company in 2006, when it was known as New Faces and owned by Muniz’s ex-wife, resulting in the agency paying more than $250,000 in restitution.This time, the scouts allegedly misrepresented the agencies’ affiliation with celebrities, exaggerated the employment opportunities it offered and told some clients that their children secured contracts with major retailers such as Macy’s, Toys R’ Us and Target—as long as they paid thousands for contract extensions with the agency within 24 hours.The agency never had arrangements with the companies and the promised contracts never materialized, prosecutors said. Other clients often went months without ever getting a call from the agency, never mind a job. The agency mostly provided photo services for additional fees.The three suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. They each face up to seven years in prison if convicted.The investigation is continuing and prosecutors ask anyone who thinks they may have been similarly victimized to contact the district attorney’s Complaints Unit at 516-571-3505 or the Attorney General’s Office at 516-248-3301.last_img read more


first_imgFar too many workers think their job is “just a job”. They clock in at 9, clock out at 5, and forget about everything from work on the drive home. The next day the drudgery starts all over again. While that may be true for a lot workers in our economy, to what extent is it true for employees in our industry? How many of your employees are just serving time and getting through until 5PM? The tragic part of that answer is that just one zombie employee at your credit union can have a devastating effect on your performance.Think about it: one employee just getting by can make life miserable for their teammates, frustrating for their bosses, and create forgettable experiences for every member they come in contact with. One employee with an unmotivated, disengaged, and negative attitude can have an incredibly corrosive impact on numerous aspects of your credit union’s performance.“Too often I have seen a high functioning team fall apart with just one wrong hire,” Says Jayne Hitman, National Relationship Manager for CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty. “Don’t be too hasty to hire just on experience – make sure your new hire fits your team culture and dynamics.”  It may be easier said than done but your performance culture needs to be populated by employees who are ready, willing, and able to make a significantly positive contribution on a consistent basis. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, they referred to employees as needing to “feel joy” in order to be successful in their jobs. I don’t know about you but I’ve never been one to think about the need to create joy in employees but there’s certainly a lot to say about the benefits of a joyous culture. A joyous culture should bring everyone together and fuel future success. It should get employees going that extra mile to help members. It should get them to step outside their box and try new ways of doing their job and get teams working together for each other’s success instead of pitting them against each other.“When people find joy in their work, it’s contagious!” said Hitman. “The team strives to increase their individual performance which leads to a positive work environment – and your members are the beneficiary.”Whether you call it joy or satisfaction or engagement, taking discernable steps to optimize your employee culture is a critically important focus in today’s banking environment. In the not-too-distant past, the focus could just be on business strategy to succeed; today, however, credit union’s need to be equally focused on creating the culture that attracts and retains top talent and puts them in a position to excel.In a recent Employee Engagement Study we conducted with a credit union, 93% of employees said they “enjoy the work they do every day”. In focus groups and open-ended questions we heard numerous comments about employees enjoying their co-workers and boss and described their work environment in glowing terms. How would your employees describe the working environment you have created?Regardless of where you’re at on the culture development continuum, here are four critical components to creating a joyful and successful culture in your organization:Set the Vision – Employees want and need crystal clear direction of what they and the credit union want to accomplish. The Walt Disney Company calls it their common purpose: …“We create happiness by providing the best in entertainment for people of all ages everywhere.” Whatever you call it, it needs to define your goal and desired outcome as simply as possible. Create the “way” of delivering on the vision at your credit union; build enthusiasm around it; and communicate it often. Employees of all generations need to see the mission behind what you’re doing – they need to understand the “why”. Focus on the Fit – Employees need to feel like they’re in the right position with the right opportunities to succeed in order to be joyous about their job. Take great care to clearly define the expectations and profile for each role – frontline and back office. Make sure you know the key characteristics you will expect from each employee in each role. Then, as Jayne noted above, embark on a regimented testing process when promoting and hiring candidates to make sure you select the absolute best candidate for your culture.Recognize Often – When an employee does well, recognize their accomplishment. Too often, however, we take employee’s performances for granted (“That’s what they get paid to do.”). Whether it’s a pat on the back, a thank you, or a shout out in the company newsletter, make sure you recognize strong performance from all employees. And be ready to personalize the recognition – not everyone likes it the same way. Look for new and different ways to recognize staff. Have fun with it. Some credit unions have a “fun committee” to help identify ways to recognize employees and create a joyful culture.Encourage Teamwork – Employees want and need a culture where they get along with their teammates and their efforts will be fully supported by others. This is especially true in frontline positions where they need regular support from back office staff to fully service the members. Few things are less joyous than being in a job where you’re not supported by peers or coaches. Create and promote a culture where employees work with each other, help each other, and learn from each other; not one where they stand guard against each other.  That article in HBR referenced an A.T. Kearney survey that found that 90% of employees expect to find joy in their work but only 37% actually do. The difference – 53% – is the “joy gap” that prevents so many credit unions from realizing their full potential. Their employees don’t feel joy in their work which leads to demotivation which leads to less than desirable performance which leads to underperforming organizations.If your credit union wants to see how close you are to creating a “joyous” culture and how well you stack up to the guys above who scored 93%, we should talk. If your credit union needs to assess how “joyful” your culture is and where your performance gaps are, we should talk. Please contact us at www.fi-strategies.com/contact-us. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Detailslast_img read more


first_imgA two-year-old toddler from Sukabumi, West Java, died after drinking disinfectant on Monday night. The victim’s family said the toddler drank the disinfectant after mistaking it for mineral water.The toddler, identified only as MA, reportedly drank the disinfectant liquid after arriving home with his grandfather after playing outside. MA took a plastic water bottle containing disinfectant liquid from under a chair.  “MA’s grandfather immediately tried to keep him away from the disinfectant, but we suspected that he had already drunk the liquid by then,” MA’s father, Sihabudin, said on Monday night as quoted by kompas.com on Monday night. Sihabudin, an employee of the Sukabumi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), had used the liquid to disinfect the nearby mosque.”After I disinfected the mosque, I stored it under a chair,” he said.Sihabudin gave the toddler vegetable oil in an attempt to induce vomiting and then took him to Palabuhanratu General Hospital.MA was treated at the emergency room as the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit was full. He was put on a ventilator, but died not long after.Sihabudin said he and his family had accepted his son’s death as part of God’s will.”We as a family are resigned [to MA’s death],” he said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more


first_img Tweet 30 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Directions:To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment or wax paper.Combine dates, cocoa and instant coffee in a small bowl. Add boiling water and stir until the cocoa has dissolved. Cover and let stand until the dates have softened and the mixture has cooled to room temperature, about 20 minutes.Meanwhile, spread hazelnuts in a shallow baking dish and bake until fragrant and lightly toasted, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool.Grind bread into fine crumbs in a food processor. Measure to make sure you have 1/2 cup. Transfer to a large bowl. (No need to wash the workbowl between steps.)Place 1/2 cup of the hazelnuts in the food processor. Add flour and salt; process until the nuts are finely ground. Transfer to the bowl with the breadcrumbs.Scrape the cooled date mixture into the food processor. Add 1/3 cup sugar, oil, vanilla and whole egg; process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down the sides of the workbowl. Scrape the mixture into the bowl with the breadcrumbs and nuts. Mix gently with a rubber spatula.Beat egg whites with an electric mixer in a clean large mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, beating until stiff, glossy peaks form. Add one-fourth of the beaten whites to the batter and whisk until blended. Fold in the remaining whites with a rubber spatula just until blended. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.Bake the cake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Coat the rack with cooking spray and invert the cake onto it to cool completely.Meanwhile, to prepare glaze: Combine cocoa, chocolate, corn syrup and instant coffee in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar (to the chocolate mixture), beating with an electric mixer, slowly at first, then gradually increasing speed, until the glaze is smooth and thickened. (The mixture may seem lumpy at first, but it will smooth out.) Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature until the mixture is set, about 30 minutes.To finish the cake, place it bottom-side up on a serving plate. Place several strips of wax paper under the bottom edge to protect the plate from drips. Spoon on glaze and spread it evenly over the top and sides of the cake with an icing spatula or knife. Arrange the remaining 2 tablespoons hazelnuts around the top outside edge. Discard the wax paper before serving.Recipe source: eatingwell Share Food & DiningLifestyle Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake. by: – May 7, 2011 Share Share Chocolate Hazelnut CakeTurn this moist, dense and truly chocolaty cake into an elegant dessert by garnishing each serving with a dollop of whipped cream, some fresh raspberries and a light dusting of cocoa.Note that this cake does not contain any leavening: beaten egg whites alone are used to lighten it.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 230 calories; 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 5 g mono unsaturated fat); 18 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 204 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: 15% dv fiber.Ingredients:Cake:1/2 cup chopped pitted dates1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, “natural” or Dutch-process1 teaspoon instant coffee granules1/2 cup boiling water1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish2 slices firm white sandwich bread, crusts trimmed1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt2/3 cup sugar, divided2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg3 large egg whites or 2 tablespoons dried egg whites, reconstituted according to package directionsGlaze1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder2 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, finely chopped (1/3 cup)1 tablespoon corn syrup1/4 cup boiling water1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup confectioners’ sugarlast_img read more


first_img Sharing is caring! Share The researchers looked for tiny protrusions from brain cells called dendritic spinesTaking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers.Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was taken.Mice with the most brain changes showed a greater preference for cocaine.Experts described it as the brain “learning addiction”.The team at University of California, Berkeley and UC San Francisco looked for tiny protrusions from brain cells called dendritic spines. They are heavily implicated in memory formation.Cocaine huntingThe place or environment that drugs are taken plays an important role in addiction.In the experiments, the mice were allowed to explore freely two very different chambers – each with a different smell and surface texture.Once they had picked a favourite they were injected with cocaine in the other chamber.A type of laser microscopy was used to look inside the brains of living mice to hunt for the dendritic spines.More new spines were produced when the mice were injected with cocaine than with water, suggesting new memories being formed around drug use.The difference could be detected two hours after the first dose.Researcher Linda Wilbrecht, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, said: “Our images provide clear evidence that cocaine induces rapid gains in new spines, and the more spines the mice gain, the more they show they learned about the drug.“This gives us a possible mechanism for how drug use fuels further drug-seeking behaviour.“These drug-induced changes in the brain may explain how drug-related cues come to dominate decision making in a human drug user.”Commenting on the research, Dr Gerome Breen, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, told the BBC: “Dendritic spine development is particularly important in learning and memory.“This study gives us a solid understanding of how addiction occurs – it shows us how addiction is learned by the brain.“But it is not immediately apparent how useful this would be in developing a therapy.”BBC News HealthLifestyle Cocaine ‘rapidly changes the brain’ by: – August 26, 2013 Tweetcenter_img Share 19 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more


first_imgBasketballs are left outside Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School, where basketball legend Kobe Bryant formally attended school, after his passing, on January 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.a hillside. Apart from Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the other passengers on the flight included baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa, who played basketball at the same club as Gianna. Christina Mauser, an assistant coach of the Mamba girls’ basketball team, was also killed along with Sarah and Payton Chester, a mother and daughter. News of the crash reverberated across the globe and hundreds gathered at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where Bryant wowed fans for 20 years, placing flowers, candles and messages for their fallen hero. At the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, several hundred shocked fans gathered to pay tribute at the venue which witnessed many of Bryant’s career highlightsRead Bryant bowed out of the NBA in 2016, scoring 60 points in a fairytale farewell appearance at the Staples Center. The son of former NBA player Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, the Lakers legend was born in Philadelphia while his father played for the 76ers. The elder Bryant played from 1984 to 1991 in Italy, giving young Kobe a global worldview as he grew up dreaming of following his dad into the NBA. He would eventually join the ranks of professionals at the age of 17, jumping directly into the NBA, only the sixth player to make such a leap. Promoted ContentThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow “He meant hard work… and he was just such a good person,” said Anthony Jackson, 62, who carried a collage of photos of Bryant. Grammy host singer-songwriter Alicia Keys speaks about late NBA legend Kobe Bryant during the award ceremony Tributes have also flooded in from former US presidents, pop stars and athletes from different sports, a sign of how the man known as the “Black Mamba” had transcended basketball. “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act,” Barack Obama tweeted. Bryant’s career began in 1996, straight out of high school. On top of his NBA championship wins, he helped the US squad of allstars to Olympic titles in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London. – Fairytale farewell – Federal investigators on Monday sifted through the wreckage of the helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people, hoping to find clues to what caused the accident that stunned the world. Bryant, 41, was traveling Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when the Sikorsky S-76 slammed into a rugged hillside in thick fog in Calabasas, northwest of LA. There were no survivors. Luis Villanueva lights a candle in front of a Kobe Bryant mural in downtown Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. Fact file on basketball star Kobe Bryant, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, US media reports said At 18, Bryant became, at the time, the youngest player or starter in an NBA game and the youngest winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. With Bryant alongside Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers captured three straight NBA crowns from 2000-2002, returning the team to glory days unseen since 1988. Read Also: Day Star Pastor prays for Kobe Bryant’s family Bryant’s career was almost derailed in 2003 when he was arrested in Colorado over a sexual assault complaint filed by a 19-year-old hotel employee where Bryant was staying ahead of knee surgery. He admitted to adultery but denied an accusation of rape and the case was dropped in 2004 after the accuser refused to testify. A separate civil suit was settled under terms kept private. After his playing career, Bryant branched out into the entertainment industry. In 2018, he won an Oscar for his animated short film “Dear Basketball”, a love letter to the sport which brought him fame and fortune. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A five-time NBA champion for his only team, the LA Lakers, and a double Olympic gold medalist, Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketballers in history. He was traveling on his private helicopter from Orange County, where he lived, to his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are leading the investigation into the crash. Kurt Keetz, a pilot who said he flew Bryant from 2014 to 2016, told the Los Angeles Times he suspects the crash was most likely caused by bad weather rather than engine trouble. “The likelihood of a catastrophic twin-engine failure on that aircraft – it just doesn’t happen,” he said. Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history The fog was heavy enough on Sunday that the Los Angeles Police Department grounded its helicopters until the afternoon, spokesman Josh Rubeinstein told AFP. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also had no helicopters flying Sunday morning, Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters. The Washington Post, citing air traffic control audio recordings, reported however that Bryant’s pilot had received clearance to fly. Witnesses told local media the helicopter appeared to be flying very low and seemed to struggle before it slammed into a hillside. Dozens of firefighters and paramedics battled across hilly terrain to reach the flaming wreckage but found no survivors. – ‘Logistical nightmare’ – Villanueva said the recovery effort would probably take days because the steep terrain at the crash site made it a “logistical nightmare.” Loading… last_img read more


first_imgILOILO City – The confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Region 6 rose to 324 yesterday with the addition of 17 more. The new cases were mostly locally stranded individual (LSIs) and repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), data from the Department of Health (DOH) Western Visayas showed. * 25-year-old-year-old female from Bago City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 317), OFW * 29-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 322), OFW * 43-year-old female from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 310), LSI Here are the region’s new COVID-19 cases: * 25-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 308), LSI * 26-year-old-male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 316), OFW * 41-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 323), OFW * 30-year-old male from Jaro, Iloilo City (Patient No. 311), LSI * 42-year-old male from La Paz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 321), OFW * 53-year-old female from Barbaza, Antique (Patient No. 313), doctor * 19-year-old female from Culasi, Antique (Patient No. 312), LSIcenter_img Two were healthcare workers – a doctor and a nurse. * 30-year-old male from Bago City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 318), LSI * 25-year-old female from Passi City (Patient No. 315), LSI DOH also reported six new recoveries yesterday. These were from Sagay, City Negros Occidental (Patient No. 136); Igbaras, Iloilo (Patient No. 148); Lambunao, Iloilo (Patient No. 151); Cauayan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 154); Bacolod City (Patient No. 159); and Binalbagan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 169). * 52-year-old male from Arevalo, Iloilo City (Patient No. 320), OFW Here’s the breakdown of the 324 cases: Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 38; Negros Occidental, three; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 29; and repatriates, 216./PN According to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH Region 6’s Public Health Program Development, these six brought to 132 the total number of patients who recovered from the disease, thus leaving the region with 181 actives cases as of yesterday (June 30), with 11 deaths. * 35-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 324), OFW * 21-year-old male from Pototan, Iloilo (Patient No. 314), LSI * 39-year-old male from Jaro, Iloilo City (Patient No. 319) * 28-year-old male from City Proper, Iloilo City (Patient No. 309), nurselast_img read more


first_imgThe Wrestling Sectionals were held on Saturday, January 27th, at Franklin County High School. The South Dearborn Knights edged out the host Wildcats 202-200 to win the team crown.The rest of the team scores were 151.5, Milan 145, East Central 134.5, Greensburg 108.5, Connersville 102.5, Rushville 94, Union County 50, Batesville 33, and Oldenburg Academy N/A.2017-18 FC Wrestling SectionalsThe Top 4 Wrestlers from each weight class will advance to The Regionals at Richmond on Saturday, February 3rd.The Wrestling Sectional Champions.106.  Eli Otto-South Dearborn113.  Shane Lonneman-Milan120.  Grant Stapleton-Lawrenceburg126.  Bryer Hall-South Dearborn132.  Austin Boggs-South Dearborn138.  Garrett Walton-South Dearborn145.  Dyllion Humbert-Franklin County152.  Stevie Browning-Franklin County160.  Tucker Coffman-Union County170.  Jesse Hunter-Greensburg182.  Jonah Rolfes-Lawrenceburg195.  Michael Bohman-Franklin County220.  Mason Parris-Lawrenceburg285.  DJ Koors-Greensburglast_img read more


first_imgSr. Rosemary Lee, formerly Sr. Damien Marie, age 96 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the convent.  Born July 25, 1922 in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Zimmer) and Joseph Lee, the youngest of 4 children.  She wrote in her autobiography that she “loved sports because my brothers did and I was always in the cheering section for them.” She, herself, loved playing softball and two-handed touch football.It was at St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis she met the Franciscan Sisters and their example that had a lasting impression on her.  Sr. Rosemary’s freshman retreat made her think about prayer and the direction her life might take.  She felt she could always talk to the Sisters, who would answer her questions and assured her of continued prayers.  Perhaps that is what led her to convent in 1940.Sr. Rosemary taught elementary school for 35 years in Indiana and Ohio before spending the last 18 years in the mailroom at Marian University in Indianapolis.  The following is an excerpt from a feature story in the Marian Magnet: “Anyone who knows Sr. Rosemary Lee might think of her as the Master Sergeant of her domain – the mailroom.  When students, faculty and staff members want to be sure their postage is correct, envelopes sealed or packages weighed accurately, they venture to Sr. Rosemary’s camp where they are sure to receive her reliable service and one-of-a-kind greetings.”While at Marian, it was obvious the she dearly loved the students.  Friends describe her as pleasant, a woman of few words, but with a subtle humor and one who devoted much time to working for the poor.  Other interests included crocheting, collecting stamps and collecting miniature international flags.  Sr. Rosemary made beautiful hooked rugs as specialty and religiously attended a local craft fair the day after Thanksgiving.She is survived by nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Anthony and George Lee.  Visitation is Wednesday, September 5th, from 1 -3 p.m. at the convent.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley O.F.M. officiating and burial will follow in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more