Wellington Rec Rap – Summer into Fall edition

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Check out this week’s “Rec Rap Summer into Fall edition.”  Check out the WRC Fall brochure and register online at  www.wellingtonrec.com. Click on the blue logo at the bottom of the home page to view a virtual brochure and click on register now to sign-up.Brochures  will be delivered to schools and area businesses  the first week of September.Call the WRC at 326-3323 for more information on all WRC programs and activities.Fitness ClassesA Free Trial for Fit Camp is being held this week at the Memorial Auditorium, 8/25th-29th. Morning classes take place 5:15-6:15 am Monday thru Friday, 8/29th. Evening class, (5:30-6:30 pm) takes place thru Thur., 8/28th.Session 1 of Fit Camp is Sept. 2-26, 2014, same time for both a.m. and p.m. classes. New! A River Rats Float Trip is scheduled for Saturday, September 20. Put down the electronics and pick up a paddle! We’ll go by canoe or kayak with the River Rats Company for a day on the Arkansas River for a six mile adventure. Departure from the WRC 8:30 am and return at 5:00 pm. Waiver must be signed by parent/guardian. For ages 8-18. Snacks, lunch, lifejackets and use of a canoe or kayak are included. Youth Volleyball League is a travelling league that will take place on Saturdays in September-October. Two grade divisions; 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th. Great experience for young volleyball players to develop skills and added experience before they reach middle school and high school. SportsGoJu-Ryu Karate‘s September session is being held at the WRC from Sept. 2nd-30th on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm and Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Youth Flag Football takes place on Saturdays, September 13 -October 18, in two age groups and the WMS practice field/track.  Early Bird registration thru September 12. A two week Free Trial for Fitness classes will be held at the WRC, from Sept. 8-18.Session 1 is Sept. 22– Oct. 30.Butz & Gutz is on Mondays  and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m., Zumba Tone is on Mondays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Zumba Fitness is on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be Sunrise Yoga, 6:15-6:45 a.m, Gentle Yoga from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and Hi/Lo Power Mix from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Silver Sneakers Classic is an on-going class held at the Memorial Auditorium, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.center_img Youth EventsThe Back 2 School Bash is scheduled for Saturday, September 13 from 8 to 10 p.m. for middle schoolers at the WRC. Make a Football Windsock to cheer on the Crusaders during football season! Class is Monday, Sept. 15 from 4-5 p.m. at the Elsass Art Center. For ages 6 and up. Fitness CenterMembership Special– Buy one membership, and receive the next month ½ price at the Fitness Center, September 1 -30.The Fitness Center welcomes Airly Cornejo as a Personal Trainer. Airliy joins qualified trainers Debbie Murphy and Judy Nusbaum to assist you in reaching your fitness goals. NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is scheduled fro Sunday, Sept. 21 at Worden Park. Registration is Free for boys and girls ages 6-15.  All participants must provide a birth certificate and have signed waiver by a parent.last_img read more

It’s likely people without information, haven’t taken the time to get information

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (18) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Ray · 251 weeks ago James it is about Transparency. Money always leaves a trail. I do not believe there is some grand conspiracy from anyone linked to City Government to have stolen ten million dollars. There would be way to many people involved. But with that said we have way to many voices stating that the money was placed here meaning the general fund and it cannot be traced after that. I don’t believe that at all. A basic audit would show where all the money went. What departments were over budget and had to have funds to offset the expenditures of their department. What projects was the money used for. It is basic information that if the city shared with its residents would cease the rumor mill. Just because one says it so doesn’t make it the truth. Show us. In a time of political distrust, president, governor and local government now is not the time to just ask residents to have blind faith. Report Reply 2 replies · active 251 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Charlie · 251 weeks ago Now that is telling us. Believe what you want, but there are a few of us out here that do know what we are talking about. After all, I did make it all the way through the 6th grade and I write my name real good. All I know is when I get my utility bill every month, even if I have to use both my fingers and toes, I know what it cost per KW for electricity. The City can play with the numbers all they want, but I know what I pay. I have to live on a budget too. You only can spend what you have, and when that is gone, you go hungry. I’m on a fixed retirement, and the only way I can get more money is apply for a door greeter. Be sure and have your facts correct young man. How much did the electrical tie with Westar cost and did we really need it? Just how much is being transferred to general fund? I’ve never heard a figure. 20mils, 25mills, 30mills. The accountant didn’t say. Just it is excessive. BTY, I was at that meeting. We can place blame on this and that and whatever, but what is done is done and now we live with it. We are all suffering together with privilege of having electric lights, cold beer, and air conditioning. But be careful about calling us uninformed, we are just pissed about the whole deal. Report Reply 1 reply · active 251 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 251 weeks ago Mr. Jordan makes a number of good points in his article. The public needs to get information on their own, and there are plenty of places to do so, before shooting off their mouths. As for the reduction of the utility surplus fund, I imagine this is something that has been going on for quite some time. As to why the level of funds have gotten so low is probably due to a number of things that have happened years ago, and quite frankly there is nothing at this point we can due to change that. Should all of the utilities rates have gone up in the past? Looking back, I would say absolutely. If the rates would have been raised a little every couple of years, I doubt we would be hearing all the negative roar about it now. But they were not raised, so now we have to pay the price. So will this fix everything? No way. We will still have problems, both with funding and with and trying to maintain the city with what we really need. Personally, I be leave the city has two areas that are not up for discussion, and directly effect each other which are public safety and infrastructure. These two items should always be the forefront of any city, county, state and for that matter the country. Sadly, the farther up we go, the less that seems like what is happening. Worden Park does not fit into either one of these areas. Worden Park falls into an area that one would call leisure and entertainment. I was against Worden Park from the time of it’s planning stage. I felt at the time we had more than enough places located in town for sports that were not being utilized to their ability and capacity anyway, so why build another, and why build it out in the country on a gravel and sand road? And now the city wants to pave a parking lot for the place at the tune of $75,000. Well I disagree. I really think we could use that $75,000 better somewhere else. As to the town hall meetings, I think they are a great idea. I haven’t been to one yet, but I might decide to attend one in the future. Obviously, the general public aren’t very happy with the current mayor and city council, not to mention the city manager. And it seems Shelly, our mayor is getting frustrated with the general public. Well, OK folks: Suck it up. You people voted for our administration, so live with your choices. Also, the mayor and city council ran for the offices knowing what you would be up against, or at least you should have known, so quit your gripping and do your job. Albert Einstein once said “There are only two things that are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and and not so sure about the universe.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Karen Rowe · 251 weeks ago So true. Thank you for your commentary. Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 251 weeks ago “It is easier to criticize then to come up with solid suggestions and ideas that might work.” So what are yours? Or do you just want to belittle the citizens that are raising their voices? Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Fred · 251 weeks ago SO WHAT IF THE COUNCIL VOTED “NO” ??? Do you have this research also? Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Fred · 251 weeks ago I think the city could have their own fundraisers to build up our reserve fund rather than have fundraisers for those of us that can’t afford to pay the high rates ! Report Reply 2 replies · active 251 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 251 weeks ago This is a link to the 2015 budget: http://cityofwellington.net/images/content/files/… On page 120, the details for the transfers for 2013, 2014, & 2015 (projected) are detailed. James has done a great job explaining that the information is all there, and usually fairly easily found. It just takes a small bit of effort to do so. Be informed, then be critical, not vice versa. Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Meryl · 251 weeks ago You’re blaming the victims, now? Maybe we would be better informed if the writers on the site actually did their jobs and provided accurate and detailed information. When was the last time James Jordan quoted more than one source in a story about the city? When was the last time he even did a write up that adequately provided both sides of a story? Also, calling the Daily News a “little” paper is pretty classless on his part. If I’m not mistaken, he was in charge of the paper for a few years, so he’s as responsible as anyone for it being “small.” You did nothing to grow the paper, James, so you don’t get to ridicule it now. I said it in another comment section and I’m saying it again: James Jordan doesn’t have the skills to write competently about the city. This act of victim shaming only further shows that. Report Reply 1 reply · active 251 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down OpenYerEyes · 251 weeks ago Very much agree with most of these people. I believe it’s more of a matter of the majority of Wellington living close to, if not under, the poverty level. It’s the price hikes that are hurting the people, not the damn rumor mill. PEOPLE SIMPLY CAN NOT AFFORD IT! –Hey James, GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — It is almost humorous to me when I hear people complain at a public meeting that they do not have information. Sometimes I think I am as frustrated as city officials are. I sometimes want to shout “read that darned website!”James JordanWhen electric rates went up recently, people were up in arms. Well the truth is, I have been writing about the increase for almost a year, and it was a year ago or so that I wrote the first story in Wellington explaining the situation.We learned then that the city had not raised rates in nine years or so, and had used up their reserves instead. This has put them in a bad situation. Had they raised rates each year they would not be in this position, but you can’t blame the current council for trying to fix the problem.This has been written about ad nauseum. The missing money has also been written about a lot. The money is not misssing. A financial advisor said he did not know where the money went, and that was taken to the rumor mill and built into something that was never intended.There are audits the city pays for every year, and that is where you can see where money goes. It is clear where money has come from and where it has gone, and like it or not, the books balances. That is the simple truth.The city is pretty open. I have never been turned down for an information request. There are also other sources of information, but it takes a little effort to find out real information.There are also a lot of news sources in Wellington. There are two legitimate websites for news (including this one.) There is a TV station and a little weekly newspaper in town. There are also TV stations and radio stations from Wichita that cover the area. The city itself is trying to have “town hall” meetings, which is an effort to be open and answer questions.Even that was criticized last week when council members showed up. State law says they may attend public meetings as long as they do not privately discuss city business. They did not, so there was no violation.With all the news outlets there are, and with all the websites out there with real information, and with the city at least trying to be open, there is no real reason to know know what is going on. The thing is, it takes a little effort.Now I do not want to just give the city a pass. They do need to be watched closely. I did criticize them for their executive session with the hospital board awhile back, which was a violation in my opinion. However, for the most part they are trying to be open.It is everyone’s right to be demanding and criticize as much as you want.But, we must also realize that we are the government. It is everyone’s job to make the community better. You can just be a naysayer and be all negative and critical all the time, or you can try to come up with solutions.Wellington is not that bad of a town, and it is not unique. It has the same problems other towns have in rural areas across Kansas across the nation. We have elected a group to take care of affairs, but it is still up to everyone to do their part to make things better.It is easier to criticize then to come up with solid suggestions and ideas that might work.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Intercity Transit Retires Van, Awards Vehicles to Olympia Non-Profits

first_imgSubmitted by Intercity TransitOlympia/Thurston County, WA – The Intercity Transit Authority recently awarded four retired vanpool vehicles to local organizations, effectively giving a second life to aging vans. The transit Authority action this month awarded vehicles to the GRuB, Panza for Quixote Village, Stonewall Youth, and Thurston County Food Bank.Three organizations will use eight-passenger vans to provide needed transportation for low-income and at-risk youth (GRuB, Stonewall Youth) and chronically homeless adults (Panza for Quixote Village). The fourth (Thurston County Food Bank) will use their van to transport volunteers to Thurston County growers to glean produce. The food bank’s gleaning program received an older eight-passenger van from the Van Grant Program five years ago and the award of a 12-passenger vehicle this year supports the program’s growth and capacity needs.“There are many wonderful and worthy agencies in our community for whom a van can make a great impact in their organizational success and their ability to meet the fundamental needs of the community members they serve,” states Ann Freeman-Manzanares, Intercity Transit General Manager.Intercity Transit grants the 8- and 12-passenger vehicles to qualified local non-profit organizations based on a competitive application process instead of selling them at auction. Organizations must use the vans to help local non-profits leverage resources and fill a transportation need that Intercity Transit fixed-route bus service cannot.A total of ten applications for vans were received and reviewed prior to the award by the Intercity Transit Authority on October 2.Since 2004, a total of 33 retired vanpool vans have found new homes. Agencies previously awarded vans include Olympia Gospel Mission, Morningside, South Sound Senior Services, Habitat for Humanity, the Pacific Peak Girl Scout Council, Behavioral Health Resources, Bread and Roses, and others.Application and award of vans occurs once a year. Qualifying applicants must serve clients within the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, or Yelm or within their urban growth areas. Only government agencies and private nonprofit organizations that qualify under 26 USC 501(c)(3) are eligible to participate in the process. Applicants must identify how a van will benefit their constituency and the community as a whole. They must also demonstrate that existing transit service cannot meet their transportation needs and address their ability to maintain the vehicle for its intended function.For more information about the Van Grant Program, contact vans@intercitytransit.com or call 360-705-5829. Facebook35Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Hekari slot 4 past Rapatona

first_imgRapatona were put under pressure to defend early in the game as Hekari looked certain to get first points on a number of occasions.Hekari made it 1-0 in the 37th minute when Leo Moli scored to put his side in front just before half time.Hekari continued to dominate possession in the second half as Rapatona struggled to find answers to stop the onslaught.Tempers flared from both sides with Rapatona and Hekari being awarded three yellow cards each for foul play.Upaiga got his first in the 68th when he chipped the ball from just outside the penalty box that saw it sail over the goal keeper and into the net.Goal number two for Upaiga came off a solo effort that showed skill and power as he powered the ball through to make it 3-0.It was 4-0 close to full time thanks to Barry Mansale who scored off a set play from a penalty kick outside the penalty box.last_img read more

The Dortmund of the ‘children’ triumphs: Reyna, Haaland and Sancho

first_imgHaaland (19 years old)Haaland is the latest great revelation of European football. He landed a month ago in Dortmund for only 20 million from RB Salzburg, with which he had stunned Europe for its ease of scoring even in the Champions League. It is beating all possible brands. He scored 16 goals in midseason in Austria and has 8 more in five Bundesliga games, in addition to the 10 total he accumulates in the Champions League between his two teams, including the double against PSG. Crazy.Reyna (17 years old)Reyna is the irruption that Dortmund lacked to crown his trident. Son of the mythical former American player who played several World Cups with his country, Favre has been giving him minutes and he has responded with immense touches of quality. His goal in the Cup against Werder Bremen opened a gap in the elite and the entry into the match against PSG and his final impact on the scoreboard are the best example of it being a jewel. He arrived for free in Dortmund from the lower categories of New York City. Dortmund has done it again. His investment in young talent is again a success, apparently in the round of 16 against PSG. Three of those players under 20 years of age burst a whole Champions candidate as is the Parisian team. The entry of Giovani Reyna (17 years old) was added to the presence of Jadon Sancho (19) and Erling Haaland (19) to dynamite a meeting that brings the excellent philosophy of Dortmund back on the table as a jewelery buying club from all over the world. world. Little will take, as usual, to sell to some of these players for a price much higher than the purchase.Sancho (19 years old)Sancho is being the true star of the team this season. In the Bundesliga already has 13 goals and 14 assists. Only Messi, among the other major European leagues, adds double digits equally in terms of goals and assists. He arrived in Dortmund a couple of seasons ago from the City in exchange for 7.8 million. There is already talk that he can sell it this summer to the Premier for more than 120. Absolute international and titular with England.last_img read more

João Félix, Herrera and Trippier, with the group; Lemar injured

first_imgWith all these reinstatements, Simeone has tried an eleven in the training that could well be the initial alignment to receive the whole of Javi Calleja on Sunday in the Metropolitan. Oblak in goal; Vrsaljko on the right band, I gave it in left band and Philip Y Savic on the axis of defense; Thomas, Saul, Koke Y Vitolo in the center of the field; belt Y Morata in the front.Lemar suffers a muscle injury in the right thighThomas Lemar continues his particular ordeal. The Gallic Player He could not complete the Champions League match against Liverpool and was replaced at the break by Marcos Llorente. This change was due to some inconvenience that did not presage anything good. Three days after the victory against the reds, this bad omen has been corroborated in the form of the nth medical part of Atlético de Madrid this year.As the rojiblanca entity has communicated through its social networks and its website, Lemar He suffers a muscle injury in the right thigh. It has been known after the relevant medical tests that have been performed to verify the extent of the injury. As usual, Atletico has not given an estimated time of low, but has qualified that “is pending evolution”. Atlético had great news on the way back to work to prepare for next Sunday’s game (9:00 pm) against Villarreal in the Wanda Metropolitano. Simeone could count on João Félix, Héctor Herrera and Trippier with the group, although English must go calmly after operating a pubalgia three weeks ago. The bad news of the morning came with the injury of Lemar, which had to be replaced in the rest of the match against Liverpool and suffers a muscle injury in the right thigh.João Félix could return to the submarine on Sunday yellow after suffering a muscle injury that had him out in the league derby against Real Madrid, in the visit of the Levant to the Metropolitan and in the match in Mestalla. When his goal was to return against Liverpool, a pharyngotonsillitis knocked him out, but is already fully recovered. Herrera has also been low since Santiago Bernabéu for a muscle injury, while Trippier recovers from the operation he underwent to solve a pubalgia on February 4.He was also with the Morata group, which withdrew from the game against Liverpool. So Cholo is recovering troops After seeing how Diego Costa, Giménez, Arias and Morata himself have returned in the last week.last_img read more

Racing back for another year at Taylor Speedway

first_imgDoug Mitchell took the win in the IMCA modified races. Kervin McElderry, Dennis Wurst, and Kaz Nidish took second, third, and fourth respectively.The next races at Taylor Speedway are slated for June 20 and 21. Racers were back on the oval at Taylor Speedway for the first time in 2015 over the weekend. Races were unfortunately cancelled on Saturday because of rain but drivers were flying around the track on Sunday competing in different classes.In the junior mini sprints Carissa Elliott finished first. She was followed by Anthony Seguin, and Colton Beaumont.Cody LeClerc took the win in senior mini sprints. Second was Kaden Beebe, and third went to Tyson LeClerc.- Advertisement -Dylan Beaumont emerged as the winner in the 80 cc mini sprint races. Devon Beebe came in second, and taking third was Austin Kube.In the mini juniors races Chelsea Babcock took the top spot. Behind her were Kale McElderry, and Tyler McElderry respectively.Taking first place in the mini adults races was Heath Thomas. Clint Mason came away with second place, and finishing third was Justin Tackaberry.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP adds four members for rural policing

first_imgMeanwhile, the Peace River Regional District says it, along with RCMP, industry and all government agencies are doing everything in their power to ensure saftey within the communities. The Regional District says the bombings will not be tolerated, and are asking anyone with information to visit www.dawsoncreekbombings.comFor the story on the latest threat-letter, Click HereFor a Terrorism Expert’s take on the bombings, Click HereTo see a video of crews dealing with the July 1st bombing, Click Here Meanwhile, Hiebert says the satellite detachment is likely to be located in Tomslake. He says the area will be perfect location for the new RCMP members.[asset|aid=1665|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=485033eeca9b38e568a19922ed11abd7-Wayne Hiebert 2_2_Pub.mp3]Hiebert says the crews will likely be in Tomslake for around six months. Grant says he would like to see the satellite location set up by the fall.On Wednesday, a letter was sent to the Dawson Creek Daily News, which said EnCana has three months to begin shutting down operations, or the bombings will get a lot worse. Advertisement The Dawson Creek RCMP detachment is adding four more police officers dedicated for service to rural communities.The detachment is working with Electoral Area Director of Area “D”, Wayne Hiebert, to find a suitable location for its satellite detachment.Hiebert says after the recent EnCana bombings and threats, the added police force will be welcomed.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1664|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=485033eeca9b38e568a19922ed11abd7-Wayne Hiebert 1_2_Pub.mp3]In a letter addressed from the RCMP to residents of rural communities, Sergeant Stephen Grant says the added crew will provide a dedicated, enhanced policing service to the rural community.Grant says since the beginning of the incidents, the police service have often performed unheralded, but important functions to advance the investigations.Advertisementcenter_img Click on the attachment below for the letter from Sgt. Stephen Grant.Advertisementlast_img read more

Press Pass – Sunday, February 22

first_imgRay Stubbs is joined in the studio by Tom Hopkinson and Jim White to discuss all of the latest sporting action.The guys discuss all of the Premier League action, including Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Southampton, and offer their opinion on racism in football.last_img

Dry winds to arrive by Friday

first_imgIn Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph along the coasts and in the valleys on Friday through the weekend. The conditions meet the minimum definition of Santa Ana winds, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto. “It doesn’t look like a strong Santa Ana,” Seto said. “The winds at 10,000 feet are not strong enough to really give this thing a big boost like the last one we had.” In San Diego County, winds will be in the 25 to 35 mph range in the passes and canyons this weekend, said weather service spokesman Stan Wasowski. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FIRE DANGER: The gusts are expected to be weaker than before. By Harrison Sheppard Staff Writer SACRAMENTO – Even as firefighters close in on five blazes still burning in Southern California, they also are bracing for a return of moderate Santa Ana winds, with warm, dry gusts up to 50 mph expected Friday and Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The same type of winds were a major factor in the rapid spread last week of massive wildfires that devastated the region, but forecasters said Tuesday the new winds will likely not be nearly as strong as those 75- to 100-mph gusts. Firefighters expect to have four of the remaining wildfires contained by today, with the Santiago fire in Orange County contained by Sunday, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said. But an offshore system Friday “will bring very dry and warm conditions, with potential strong gusts of up to 50 miles per hour,” Berlant said. “We have augmented our staffing for Southern California and will be preparing for this next system to move in.” Staffing includes an additional 25 fire engines, 14 bulldozers, 28 hand crews and additional aircraft including helicopters and a DC-10 air tanker. last_img read more