Recognizing Evansville North girls golf team Evansville North High School girls golf team recently joined me at the Statehouse to celebrate their victory in the 2018 IHSAA state championship.The team worked incredibly hard all season, winning both the sectional and regional championships before taking home the state championship title. Their stellar performance earned them the school’s fourth championship title in five years.Abigail Whittington and Chloe Johnson were both selected to play as a part of the 2018 all-state team, while Katelyn Skinner tied for second place individually and was named the 2018 IHSAA Girls Golf Mental Attitude Award winner.These student-athletes have put in the time and hard work to be successful, and I look forward to seeing what is in store for the team in the 2019 season. Congratulations, Huskies!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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After more than 30 years, Frank Williams has retired from his position as the groundskeeper for the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm, but he still works there three days a week. Even at 75, he hasn’t slowed down.Friends of the Coastal Gardens (FOCG) recently named a classroom at the Savannah, Georgia garden complex in Williams’ honor to show their appreciation for his hard work and dedication. Photographs of Williams adorn the walls of the Frank Williams Classroom.“I was honored when Mr. Jim asked me if they could honor me,” said Williams of FOCG President Dr. Jim Andrews. “Mr. Andrews has always come up with ideas, and he has worked alongside me to make things happen here. When we started work on the camellia garden, it looked like a junkyard. But we dug up stumps, worked hard and got it done.”Williams’ work at CGBG has always been very labor-intensive, but he never complains, and he has never taken a sick day.“The work was hard, and I did a lot of it by myself. But I believe you can’t let the work, work you. You have to work the work,” he said. “And, at the end of the day, your work will speak for you. I prayed for this job and God answered my prayers. And I told Him I would work hard at it.”Williams’ work does speak for him. More than 100,000 visitors come to CGBG each year and enjoy the results of Williams’ weeding, mowing, tending, planting and pruning. Seeing visitors enjoy the garden brings Williams joy.“The more I do out here, the more people come. They enjoy the beauty, and they enjoy nature. I cleared trees and cleaned up the back part of the pond, and now more people come to that spot and get peace,” said Williams.He is fondly called “Mr. Bamboo” and earned his nickname by tending CGBG’s 160 varieties of bamboo. Now an expert on the plant, Williams says bamboo can grow 18 inches in 24 hours. Williams strongly suggests home gardeners think long and hard before adding bamboo to their landscapes.“If you get it, you’ll be stuck with it because it’s really hard to get rid of,” he said. “People always come here to see the bamboo. I used to wonder what they saw in the bamboo, and then I saw something.”Over the years, Williams began to appreciate bamboo and has since crafted bamboo chairs, tables, display racks and fans.“If someone has an idea for something made from bamboo, I can do it,” he said.Williams also turns bamboo pruned from the groves into bamboo chips to use as mulch throughout CGBG. He says bamboo chips keep weeds down and don’t decompose as quickly as bark or pine straw.Gardeners know that there are always things to do in a garden. Williams favorite garden chores are pulling weeds and working in the bamboo. His secret to staying cool working on Georgia’s hot summer days is to wear a thin, long-sleeved shirt and to drink cold water.Like many state workers who manage limited budgets, Williams found ways to stretch dollars and often recycled or repaired items at CGBG. He repaired an old surplus tractor and brought it back to life to use in the garden.Now, Williams teaches the new generation of garden workers how to maintain the gardens and the tractor.“Mr. Frank is a great example and mentor to the younger employees at the garden,” said Tim Davis, current CGBG director and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Chatham County coordinator. “When others would sit out of work, Mr. Frank is always here. He recently came to work and never missed a day despite being treated for a medical condition.”Williams, who was fighting cancer, happily reports he is cancer-free.“Way back, I told the Lord if He found me a job, I would work and work and work,” he said. “I did and I was able to build a house that’s paid off. And it’s got insulation. It’s not like the one I grew up in where you could see the ground through the cracks.”To learn more about CGBG, go to coastalbg.uga.edu.
“Clean as you go” or CLAYGO is apractice or policy of keeping one’s area clean and tidy at all times. ILOILO City – The SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) encourages residents, businesses and government offices tofulfil their civic duty of keeping this southern city clean. In support of the resolution, citygovernment officials led by Mayor Jerry Treñas signed a “commitment of support”after Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in front of city hall. Mayor Jerry Treñas spearheads the signing of a “pledge of commitment” in support to Resolution No. 2019-654 of the Sangguniang Panlungsod encourage the public to observe “Clean as You Go” – the practice of keeping one’s area clean and tidy at all times. Citing Section 1 of PresidentialDecree No. 825, the SP also encourages schools, commercial and industrialestablishments such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, cinema houses, publicmarkets, department stores, groceries, food chains, kiosks, and workplaces toprovide sufficient trash bins and other facilities intended for clean-up. “Clean as you go,” it reminded them inResolution No. 2019-654 authored by Councilor Rudolph Jeffrey Ganzon andapproved late last year. People should take part in the cleaning process, it stressed. The public, whether locals andtourists, are also encouraged to dispose their garbage properly in trash binsto ensure a safe, healthy and cleaner environment./PN The SP resolution encourages people tomake cleaning a habit to avoid relying on street sweepers, janitors, citycleaners, waiters and waitresses to clean surroundings/premises.
Share Regular Season Conference Title on the Line Oct. 26, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be fighting for a regular season conference title tonight when they take on the Montevallo Falcons at the UWF Sports complex. The 13th ranked women’s soccer team with play first tonight with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. and the 3rd ranked men’s team will take on the 17th ranked Falcons following the conclusion of the first fixture.For the women’s team (12-2-0, 7-0-0 GSC) they put their perfect conference record on the line when they battle the Lady Falcons (11-6-0, 6-1-0 GSC) who are currently second in the Gulf South Conference. With a win the Argonauts will clinch a first place bid in the GSC tournament as they search for back-to-back conference championships.The women come into tonight match on an eleven game winning streak and GSC defender of the Courtney Jones has allowed only one goal in conference play this season. It is the second time this season the sophomore goal keeper earned the honor.Dernelle Mascall comes into tonight’s match one goal shy of tying the West Florida single season record of 19, set by Brianna Oeser in 2005. The sophomore striker has two hat tricks and a total of eight goals in the Argonauts last three matches.On the men’s side, both teams come into the match undefeated in conference and the winner of the fixture will be the GSC regular season champion and the top seed for the conference tournament. In 2006, West Florida (14-1-0, 5-0-0 GSC) defeated Montevallo (15-1-1, 5-0-0 GSC) three times in three consecutive weekends. This season the Argonauts have already broken school record with eight straight road victories and 14 overall.Keith Savage remains two assists shy of the tying the West Florida career record in assists. The senior has 23 assist during his tenure with the Argonauts. He is also third is school history with 46 career goals.Fellow senior Jimmy McHenry leads the Argonauts this season in goals (14), assists (9) and points (37). The striker from Tallahassee, Fla. is fifth in West Florida hsitory with 20 career assists, eighth with 25 career goals and seventh with 70 career points.Neither of West Florida’s teams can fall below second place in the conference following tonight’s match and both team have a chance to repeat as regular season conference champions. “Live Stats” will be available on the each team’s home web page by clicking on the logo on the right side tool bar. Print Friendly Version
New Delhi: After the first four editions were played in the Northern Hemisphere, the ICC Cricket World Cup shifted to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. There were several other firsts in this tournament as well. It was the first edition to be played in Australia and New Zealand. It was the first tournament where teams had coloured clothing. It was also the first time that the World Cup was played with the white ball and it was also in this edition that two new balls were used in the match. Significantly, the cricketing world welcomed the return of South Africa back into the fold after 21 years of isolation due to apartheid. This meant that the tournament was played with nine teams and involved a round-robin style of matches.South Africa started the tournament with a bang as they dazzled the world with their pace bowling, batting and fielding, exemplified by Allan Donald and Jonty Rhodes. Australia, the 1987 champions, started disastrously while India also stumbled. New Zealand displayed their might in home conditions but the World Cup was typified by how Pakistan bounced back. highlights Pakistan lost their first three games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992.The 1992 World Cup was held for the first time in Australia and New Zealand. Imran Khan won the 1992 World Cup in what was his last game. Imran Khan considered one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket and who was coaxed out of retirement to lead the side for the 1992 World Cup, had his back to the wall. Pakistan was hammered by the West Indies and they lost to arch-rivals India and South Africa. In Adelaide, they were bowled out for 74 by England but they were rescued by rain. However, Imran’s ‘cornered tiger’ quote before the game in Perth against Australia galvanised Pakistan and they won the remaining games to enter the semi-final.New Zealand also rode on Martin Crowe’s brilliance and the efficiency of their bowlers in Gavin Larsen, Chris Harris, Rod Latham and Willie Watson, who was dubbed Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly, Wobbly. England was strong while South Africa defied the odds and reached the final. In the first semi-final, New Zealand’s dream run was ended thanks to a brilliant 60 off 37 balls from Inzamam-ul-Haq while South Africa was denied by the rain-rule against England in Sydney.In the final, Imran’s 72 helped Pakistan reach 249/6 and a brilliant spell of bowling from Wasim Akram, who took 3/41 including two in one over helped Pakistan beat England by 22 runs to win the World Cup for the first time. The 1992 World Cup represented the ultimate fightback and in the end, the most mercurial team won it.Most runs: Martin Crowe of New Zealand. Runs: 456. Average: 114Most wickets: Wasim Akram of Pakistan. Wickets: 18. Average: 18.77Venues: Australia and New Zealand For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.