Frye: Thank a Veteran Sunday!

first_imgGreensburg, In. — On Sunday, Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to honor and show appreciation to the brave men and women who pledged their allegiance to our country and served in times of both war and peace. This Veterans Day, let’s acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who chose to put their lives on the line to protect ours.The origins of Veterans Day dates back to Nov. 11, 1919, when America celebrated the first anniversary of the end of World War I with Armistice Day. The date became an annual observance in 1926 when Congress passed a resolution recognizing the anniversary. Finally, in 1954, the name of the holiday was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.Indiana is home to nearly 500,000 military veterans. A variety of programs are available to help them take advantage of everything the Hoosier state has to offer. The Next Level Veterans program helps in- and out-of-state veterans put their skills to use in the Hoosier workforce. It works to attract veterans to Indiana and encourages public and private organizations to consider discharged military personnel in their employee search. You can find more information and resources for Next Level Veterans housing and job training at Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business program promotes business opportunities between the state and veteran-owned companies and works to integrate them into Indiana’s business infrastructure. The Indiana Department of Administration uses the program to meet their goals of allotting 3 percent of state contracts to veteran-owned businesses. To find a directory of Indiana veteran-owned businesses and learn more about this program, visit Day is an opportunity to honor those military members that sacrificed their time and safety to protect our country. If you have a moment during the coming week, stop and thank those who have served or continue to serve our country every day. To all of our veterans, thank you for your unwavering commitment to keeping our community and country safe.last_img read more

Shaun MacDonald not throwing the towel in at Bournemouth

first_img The Wales midfielder comes up against ex-side Swansea this weekend with a regular place with the Cherries far from guaranteed. Game time is needed ahead of next summer’s tournament in France, but MacDonald is happy to prove his worth at Bournemouth. Press Association While Bournemouth have found life in the top flight hard going, MacDonald does not think survival is beyond them. He added: “We would be in the wrong league if we’re not going to believe [we can turn it around]. “We always knew it was going to be a tough season but we have to keep the faith and we want to try and keep playing and hopefully we can turn it around.” Shaun MacDonald is happy at Bournemouth as he chases a spot at Euro 2016. “For me I am here and my mind is 100 per cent here to try and take every opportunity to play and try to impress. I want to try and keep the faith,” he said, reflecting on his rise through the leagues with Bournemouth. “This is something we have done for the last few years; for the last three season I have been here through that and it is not something I want to get up and leave. “Everyone wants to play football and get minutes but I think over the last couple of weeks… I had an opportunity against Liverpool which I hope will stay in the manager’s mind and we will see how things go towards the end of the season.” MacDonald comes up against old club Swansea at the weekend He spent six years with City and knows how good a side they are, but believes Bournemouth have got the beating of them. “Overall, I think performance-wise we have been there, we’ve created chances, probably not taken them really, especially against Newcastle. We created enough to win that game,” he said. “I have a lot of friends who are season tickets holders at Swansea and a lot of my family are too. We will probably have a bit of banter but this is my job. We have to go and get the job done. “We know what kind of football they play and we have to go with a game plan and hopefully come away the win.” last_img read more

Wyoming looks to end streak vs Air Force

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWyoming (6-21, 1-14) vs. Air Force (10-17, 4-11)Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Air Force looks to extend Wyoming’s conference losing streak to five games. Wyoming’s last MWC win came against the San Jose State Spartans 71-66 on Feb. 1. Air Force lost 71-62 to Fresno State in its most recent game. Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Wyoming looks to end streak vs Air Forcecenter_img February 20, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Air Force has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Lavelle Scottie, Ryan Swan, Caleb Morris and Sid Tomes have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 57 percent of all Falcons points over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Hunter Maldonado has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Wyoming field goals over the last five games. Maldonado has accounted for 32 field goals and 22 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Air Force is 0-10 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 10-7 when it scores at least 69.WINNING WHEN: Air Force is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Falcons are 5-17 when opponents score more than 60 points.DID YOU KNOW: Wyoming has scored 65.8 points while allowing 77 points over its last five games. Air Force has averaged 68.4 points and given up 81.6 over its last five.last_img read more

ROI face Georgia this evening

first_imgKick-off is at 5pm.Serbia host Moldova – also at 5 – ahead of visiting Dublin on Tuesday.While Wales face Austria in the other game in the group today with kick-off in Cardiff at 7.45pm.Meanwhile, Northern Ireland took another step closer to qualification with a 3-nil win at San Marino last night.The victory leaves Michael O’Neill’s side seven points clear of rivals the Czech Republic in second place in Group C.Scotland beat Lithuania by the same scoreline while England struck three late goals in a 4-nil defeat of Malta. The road to Russia takes the Republic Ireland to Tbilisi for a World Cup qualifier against Georgia this evening.With three wins and three draws from their six games to date in qualifying, Ireland go into the match joint-top of Group D with Serbia on 12-points.Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is confident his players will do the job Photo: Pixabaylast_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 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