Family home ready, set, go!

first_imgThere’s plenty of living spaces so family members can find “me time”There even a two-car garage and huge store room.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair This St Lucia home will adapt well to a family buyerThe rise of multi-generational living means mums and dads are looking for sleek suburban homes that cater for growing kids AND provide a place for a bit of alone time.This 436sq m home at 52 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia offers the design savvy family plenty to enjoy despite its 405sq m land size. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home sits high above its road frontThe property is perched above its road front and provides four-bedroom, four-bathroom accommodation.center_img The home has a high-end feels contemporary buyers loveThat means the family can avoid sharing vanity spaces.Apart from the abundance of wet area, the home has four other living spaces, plus a study, and a large rear outdoor entertaining area that includes an elevated pool.last_img read more

Aigbogun Submits Final List of U-20 as Team Hit Niamey Today

first_imgHead Coach Paul Aigbogun has submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation, his final list of 21 players that he believes will do Nigeria proud at the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic next month.Nigeria battle host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi in the eight –nation finals, with all four semi finalists guaranteed spots at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland 23rd May – 15th June.The team has put behind it the disappointment of the cancellation of the international friendly with Saudi Arabia’s U20 squad, which was scheduled to hold in Jeddah on Tuesday. Organizers have promised that the confrontation would still happen after the U20 AFCON finals. “The list has been submitted and will be sent to CAF ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for the submission of final squads. Our delegation is departing Nigeria for Niger Republic on Tuesday next week,” Flying Eagles’ Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal, said yesterday.Seven –time African champions Nigeria clash with the Burundi U20 side, Junior Itamba, at the Stade General Seyni Kountche on Saturday next week (starting from 7.30pm) in their first match of the competition. Same day, host nation Niger Republic will battle South Africa’s Amajita at the same venue in the tournament’s opening match, starting from 4.30pm.The Flying Eagles then play the Amajita on Tuesday, 5th February before rounding off the group phase with a battle against the host nation on Friday, 8th February.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Paul Aigbogunlast_img read more

Margaret Holman, 97, Oxford: Nov. 11, 1917 – March 26, 2015

first_imgMargaret Holman, 97, of Oxford, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Joy Home in Oxford, KS.Margaret HolmanFuneral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 1 until 6 p.m., no family night is scheduled. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery.A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church in Oxford and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Margaret Lucille was born November 11, 1917 in Drumright, Oklahoma the daughter of Oliver and Sarah (Spray) Mastin. She graduated from Winfield High School. Margaret was united in marriage to Maurice Holman on May 26, 1934. She was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed crocheting and needle work. Margaret also enjoyed listening to Fox News, and keeping up on politics and world news. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oxford.Margaret is survived by her grandchildren: Tammy Holman and Anthony Holman and wife Enya; and one great grandson, Jade Holman all of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Leslie Holman, a brother Ollie Mastin and two sisters, Opal Martin and Lena Cope.last_img read more

Dry area in western Iowa expands, parts of north-central Iowa listed as “abnormally dry” in latest drought monitor report

first_imgDES MOINES — The new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more counties now showing dry conditions.The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall says the negative outweighs the positive in the report.“We had a little bit of improvement in one part of the state — but mostly we had degradation or increasing drought in other parts of the state,” Hall says. He says the driest area continues to be in western Iowa.“It’s centered around Carroll, Greene, Guthrie and Audubon County and then in the partial counties around there,” Hall says. “Kind of that part of the state, there’s a little bit of D-2 drought in Plymouth County up in northwest Iowa. So, those two areas together are the worst parts.”Hall says the dry conditions have started to spread to the east. “Now there’s exceptional dryness as far east as Linn County, and then also along the river,” according to Hall. “So we’ve got about half the state, a little over half the state is shown in some form of dryness and drought.” VegDRI map shows drought impact on crops.Hall says the impact of the dry areas can also be seen in satellite images of the crops.“There’s a tool out there called VegDRI — which also comes from the drought monitor folks — and they’re actually looking at visual indications of stress in vegetation. And thatVegDRI map lines up pretty closely with where we’ve seen the precipitation deficits,” Hall says.He says the good news for the western areas that are dry is the impact right now isn’t hitting water supplies. “I think because of the exceptionally wet couple of years we had coming into this year we’re still doing okay on the groundwater side. Right now it’s primarily an agricultural surface water phenomenon,” he says.Hall says the precipitation deficit is a concern because we are soon going to be heading out of the wettest months of the year, and could be behind in groundwater going into the winter.Here in north-central Iowa, the counties of Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Franklin, Butler and Kossuth are listed as “abnormally dry”, the first level on the drought monitor scale. The rest of the area is listed as normal.last_img read more