Mrs. Linda Carol (Heath) Bond

first_imgMrs. Linda Carol (Heath) Bond, age 73, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on November 28, 1944, in Madison, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Carroll Edward” Boo” Heath and Lovena M. (Furnish) Jacobs. She was raised in Patriot, Indiana and was a 1962 graduate of the Patriot High School. Linda attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for two years and earned her business degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods in West Terre Haute, Indiana. Linda was united in marriage on June 27, 1964, at the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana to H. Craig Bond and to this union arrived two sons, Jerod “Jay” and Jonathan to bless their home. Linda and Craig shared nearly 53 years of marriage together until her death. Linda was employed as a bookkeeper for Bircher & Hamilton Volkswagen in Madison, Indiana, for two years and First National Bank in Vevay, Indiana from 1964 to 1984. She was also employed as an internal auditor for the Department of Defense from 1985 to 1992. She owned and operated with her husband, J&J Enterprises in Patriot, Indiana and was the comptroller from 1992 to 2007. She was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. Linda enjoyed playing bunco with her friends and spending time with her family and friends. Linda also enjoyed being on the Ohio River, boating and wintering in Arcadia, Florida. Linda will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and her community. Linda passed away at 2:24 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Linda is survived by her loving husband of nearly 53 years, H. Craig Bond of Patriot, Indiana; her sons, Jerod “Jay” Bond and his wife: Cheryl of Canyon Lake, Texas and Jonathan Bond of Patriot, Indiana; her grandson, Jason Bond of Patriot, Indiana; her step-grandson, Blake Wheels of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; her step-mother, Ola B. Purvis and her husband: Charlie of Milton, Kentucky; her half-brothers, Gary Heath and his wife: Mary of Madison, Indiana, Jeff Heath and his wife: Yonna of Brooksburg, Indiana, Aaron Heath and his wife: Shonna of Brooksburg, Indiana; her half-sister, Pam Dowdy Foster and her husband: Lee of Madison, Indiana and her several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll Edward “Boo” Heath, died August 21, 1999 and Lovena M. (Furnish) Jacobs, died June 8, 2009 and her step-father, Warren T. “Pete” Jacobs, died January 9, 2006.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Bond Family Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Decatur County judge hands down 20-year sentence for meth dealing

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Superior Court Judge Matthew Bailey has sentenced Michael Peterson to 20 years for dealing in methamphetamine. Peterson entered a guilty plea in April of this year for possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.Peterson has been ordered to 20 years, 10 are suspended to probation, with 5 probation years to be served with a condition of home detention.Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter said, “We are very thankful to our officers for eliminating yet another methamphetamine gateway from our neighborhoods, especially one so close to one of our schools. These drugs are having increasingly larger impacts in this community and need to be taken very seriously. We hope with his time in the Indiana Department of Corrections, Peterson will be able to realize what his contributions to this drug problem do to the community and find more positive ways to contribute to bettering himself and the community we all share.”last_img read more

First of three public meetings on Duke rate increase held Monday

first_imgStatewide—Duke Energy is proposing a 15 percent rate increase for its Indiana customers. Customers got their first chance to voice their opinions and give feedback on the potential hike during Monday night’s Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission public hearing inside Carmel High School’s auditorium.The request is for an overall average rate increase of approximately 15% averaged across all customer groups. If approved, the new rates will be phased in over two years, with a proposed 13% increase in 2020 and a 2% increase in 2021. Timing will depend on state regulatory commission approval. The rate hike would result in a $395 million increase in annual revenue.Duke officials said the extra money would allow the company to accelerate the retirement of some of its coal-fired power plants and add more natural gas and renewable energy sources. The Regulatory Commission’s next meeting on the proposed Duke Energy rate hike will be Sept. 23 in Terre Haute.last_img read more

Bayer Leverkusen sink Augsburg to make it six wins out of seven

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Goals from Moussa Diaby and Nadiem Amiri gave Bayer Leverkusen a 2-0 victory over Augsburg on Sunday and kept them in contention for a UEFA Champions League spot. It was their sixth win in the last seven league games. France youth international Diaby, who joined this season from Paris St-Germain, scored his fourth goal of the campaign. That was after Kai Havertz threaded a superb pass through the Augsburg defence for the 20-year-old. Amiri made it 2-0 with a solo run after being given far too much space, and Havertz hit the post with the hosts in complete control. Following their fifth straight win in all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen are fifth on 43 points, level with Borussia Moenchengladbach who are fourth. The top four teams will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich lead the standings on 49 points, followed by RB Leipzig on 48. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayer LeverkusenKai HavertzMoussa DiabyPSGUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

There was never a contract signed, says football chief

first_imgBy Ras WadadaPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde is refuting claims by some Elite Clubs that the present executive is in breach of their contract with the inaugural eight teams of the Elite League.“It is misleading to hear some members say publicly that we have breached a contract. I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there was never a contract signed for the inaugural Elite League tournament.“What is being referred to, and I could be wrong, is the rules of the tournament which did, in fact, state that after two years we would then entertain Relegation and Promotion. However, the Constitution of the GFF clearly states that the Elite League is the product of the GFF.“The constitution also says that we have the authority to regulate and control when we are entering a new season,” Forde explained to Chronicle Sport.Six of the inaugural Elite teams – Alpha, Slingerz, GFC, Pele FC, GDF and Monedderlust FC – according to one of the managers, are not pleased with the manner in which the GFF has gone about expanding the league, but Forde again was dismissive in his reaction to their reasons and gave a historical background.“The executive committee feels satisfied that the process was very inclusive. About two months ago we called all eight Elite clubs to a meeting where we shared with them some of the ideas we had: the management of the league and the changes we want to make, including the inclusion of two more clubs. The clubs decided at that meeting that we should put all the ideas as well as what was discussed at the meeting into a plan.“The Secretariat then spent two weeks putting together the plan with all the changes and rules. We then sent the completed plan to the members who had two weeks to study it after which we convened another meeting on September 9 where all objections were discussed so as to put the final plan together.“So to say that the process was high-handed really bothers me because we did have some level of engagement. I was on the other side of the fence when the League was being planned and I can say that what this present executive is doing is much more inclusive, and that’s a fact,” Forde declared.“Even if members have a different opinion on how the League is built and developed, we, the executive, were elected to do these things. So you can have a strong opinion that differs from the executive, but you have to give us the opportunity to run the sport and this is the principled argument here.“We are convinced, after checking, of course, and being guided by FIFA, that we are the legal authority to adjust the rules of any tournament, even when it is being played. If we feel that there is something injurious to a tournament we can stop the tournament and change the rules. FIFA does it and we are also empowered to do so,” Forde stressed.When quizzed about a letter of apology being demanded by the same six clubs concerning his behaviour at a meeting with the Elite teams, the president replied, “As head of the GFF I always seek to take a posture of humility. I am not above the game and never will I be.“If there is a legitimate case where the president needs to take some action that is considered a form of restitution for something done, I would be more than willing to do it for the sake of football. However, I feel satisfied this is not the case.”The football boss feels that the positive way forward is for the Elite football family to come together and resolve their differences, while hinting that firm decisions will be made in going forward.last_img read more

Shooting News When Parrikar helped ace shooter Tejaswini take aim

first_imgMumbai: Fifteen years ago, when ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant, then not so well-known, was in urgent need of funds to participate in a shooting world championship in Germany, the then Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar became her ray of hope.The support not only enabled the shooter from Kolhapur in Maharashtra to participate in the competition in 2005, but also became a turning point in her career as she scaled new heights thereafter, Sawant told PTI. Her only regret now is that she could not thank the chief minister enough for his generosity which made a big contribution in her life and shooting career.“It was a brief meeting with Parrikar along with family friend and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil. I told Parrikar about the amount I required for the tournament. He promptly signed a cheque for the same,” the ace shooter said. “The amount was around Rs 1 lakh and it was the most needed help for me that changed my entire career,” she said.It helped Sawant move ahead as she scored 397 and 396 points out of 400, comfortably securing a place among the mainstream shooters to represent India in future international tournaments. She later became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships, with a world-record equalling score in the 50m rifle prone event in 2010 in Germany. After 2006, Sawant has won several gold and other medals in international championships.Also Read | MS Dhoni shenanigans light up Chepauk in Chennai Super Kings practice before IPL 2019“I could do it only because of two people. First, Manohar Parrikar for his trust and financial support, and then Chandrakant Patil, who took my case to Parrikar,” she said. She said after the early success in her career, she received offers for a job in the Goa government and financial help for travel and training expenses till she wanted to play.Sawant is now an officer in Maharashtra government. “I regret that I could never thank Parrikar properly’’. for his contribution in my life and career,” the shooter said while expressing grief over his demise. When contacted, Patil, Maharashtra’s revenue minister, said he shared close ties with Parrikar. He said when Sawant approached him, Parrikar’s name came to his mind and he called him.“He was like that (generous). In case of Tejaswini, Parrikar helped her in his own capacity. He didn’t use government money (to give her). He spent from his pocket but never brought up the issue in our subsequent conversations,” Patil recalled. For all the Latest Sports News News, Shooting News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

FIFA U-20 World Cup – Portugal, Venezuela progress to quarter-finals

first_imgPORTUGAL cruised past host nation South Korea 3-1 in the last 16 of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup yesterday.The Selecao were clinical early on, as goals from Bruno Xadas and Bruno Costa gave them a two-goal lead at the break. Xadas added his second midway the second period to make the game safe, before Lee Sang-Heon snatched a consolation.Earlier in the day, Venezuela continued their impressive form at the tournament, as they eventually overcame Japan 1-0 after extra time. Manchester City youngster Yangel Herrera netted the winner in the 108th minute.Three more quarter-finalists will be determined today, as Uruguay take on Saudi Arabia, England face Costa Rica and Zambia go up against Germany.With a sizeable home crowd in attendance, Portugal would have been keen to put together a strong start and sap any buzz from the atmosphere. And they did exactly that with a brilliant display.A fluid move gave the Selecao the lead, with Xadas applying the finishing touch. And while the host nation responded well to the early setback, Portugal pounced on the break to score for a second time, with Costa lashing home from 20 yards.As noted by sports journalist Tom Kundert, from that point on the European side were in total control of the match:In the second period, South Korea needed to make their possession count a little more, but they lacked the conviction needed to get back into the game. Eventually it was Xadas, outstanding throughout, who made the game safe with a brilliant individual goal.The hosts did at least give their supporters something to cheer late on, as Lee gave the scoreline a more respectable look. Portugal, meanwhile, will face either Saudi Arabia or Uruguay in the last eight.In the day’s early fixture Venezuela had to bide their time against Japan but eventually came through late on.The Vinotinto were the standout side in the group stages of the competition, putting together three consecutive wins. But they were frustrated by a determined opponent for long spells here.Adalberto Penaranda, Yeferson Soteldo and Ronaldo Pena were all threatening for Venezuela early in the game, but they couldn’t apply the decisive touch in front of goal. Japan did offer a threat on the counter and particularly from set pieces, with Ritsu Doan rattling the bar.Still, neither side could find a breakthrough in normal time and after another goalless 15 minutes in extra time, penalties loomed. Herrera saved the Venezuela supporters from that torture, though, heading home a corner with 12 minutes on the clock.Sports journalist David Cartlidge was impressed with the performance of the South Americans and particularly that of Herrera.last_img read more

Paschal Chukwu shows early improvement in healthy season for Syracuse

first_imgThe excuses exist for Paschal Chukwu. He started his organized basketball career in the United States four years before college. He played limited minutes at Providence as a freshman. He sat out nearly two seasons after arriving at Syracuse.“At the end of the day you just gotta play,” Chukwu said. “Yeah, I sat out two years and all that. But at the same time, I worked out every day at practice. So when I step out there, I know what to do … I’m not using it as an excuse.”Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center for No. 15 Syracuse (2-0), is coming off one of the best games in his college career. In the Orange’s 84-70 win over Morehead State, Chukwu racked up 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. It was the senior’s seventh double-digit scoring game, fourth double-double, and third game with six-plus blocks in his time at Syracuse. As Syracuse heads into matchups with two high-major teams in Madison Square Garden on back-to-back days, there’s a higher belief in Chukwu than there was last year.“I felt like last year he was still trying to find himself on the basketball court,” sophomore forward Oshae Brissett said. “He’s been putting in a lot of work. I see him before and after practice, with the coaches, asking questions. Just different mindset, different approach to the game.”After Syracuse’s victory over MSU, head coach Jim Boeheim said Chukwu has been putting himself into better position for rebounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than two minutes into the game, Buddy Boeheim shot a 3 from the right corner. Chukwu ran straight to the left block in transition. Anticipating a rebound on the opposite side of the shooter, Chukwu pushed the man boxing him out underneath the rim. So when Buddy’s shot bounced to the left block, Chukwu stood alone, his long arms in the air to put the ball back in with his left hand.Two minutes later, Tyus Battle received an inbound pass in the left corner while Chukwu sprinted toward the right block. Battle rose up, mirroring the previous play, as Chukwu pushed his defender underneath the rim. The rebound again bounced to the far side, where Chukwu was positioned on the right block, and he finished the simple putback. In the last two and a half minutes of the game, Chukwu crashed the lane, slipped past his defender and snatched a Buddy runner miss. He turned and flung up a small hook shot with his right hand to give him his 13th and 14th points.“He didn’t play his first year, sat out a year, got hurt, last year was his first year playing,” Boeheim said. “This is his second, to me. He’s doing some things better. He’s closing on the ball better.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorOn two of Chukwu’s seven offensive rebounds, he immediately rose to the hoop and drew a foul. Last season, Chukwu shot 63.2 percent from the line. But on Saturday, after the first offensive board in the second half, Chukwu made the pair. Then on the second, he converted on both again. He hit another to make it five in a row, but made just one of his last three after going 2-6 against Eastern Washington. His streaky shooting from the line still remains. Chukwu showed his faults on four personal fouls against Morehead State. He committed three offensive fouls — one on a push off in the post, another on an illegal screen and a final one going up for a rebound — all in the first half. He added his fourth when he closed out too hard on a guard attempting a floater. While he blocked the shot clean up high, his legs hit the player because of Chukwu’s aggressive closeout.Although in that moment Chukwu fouled, protecting the rim is still what he does best for Syracuse. Brissett said the center is rotating better to provide help during defensive rotations. Chukwu knows that “being a defensive stopper” is one of his strengths. Once rotating to protect the rim, Chukwu gets to do one of his favorite things on the basketball court.“When you spike it, I like that one,” Chukwu said. “When I spike it, oh man. That one fills me up with energy.” Comments Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Emirate Airline, African Industries Partner India Cup Tourney

first_imgMeanwhile, the return of India Cup, one of the most glamorous tournaments at the golf section of Ikoyi 1938, is already generating lots of excitement within the club as Caddies tee off the event on Monday, October 28.The Caddies would be followed by Ladies, veterans, sponsors and Guests on November 1st, while the main event takes place on November 2nd.A special gala night that will draw the curtain on the week long competition will take place on November 3.The Chairman of the event organizing Committee, Mr Sunil Thadani says all necessary arrangements at ensuring the event goes as planned are in place.He explained further that every member of the club who scaled through the qualifying round is eligible to participate in the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Emirates Airlines and African Industries have thrown their weight behind the organizers of this year’s edition of the India Cup which kicks off tomorrow as the event partners.The Indian golfer’s foundation disclosed this over the weekend and added that 7Up, Zenith Bank, OVH Energy, DAG Motors, Olam Grains, Indomie, Prestige Brands are the other major sponsors of the competition along with a host of others. “We want to thank every company that has supported this event, the support is well appreciated. We want to also say a big thank you to them for the kind gesture. Kudos to individuals and committee members who have worked tirelessly to ensure the return of India cup after an absence of six years,” the statement said.last_img read more

EDITORIAL: Adding citizenship question on US Census doesn’t help Caribbean Americans

first_imgThere is the sudden emergence of an issue having serious implications for, and warrants careful but prompt reaction from, the Caribbean American community.Last week the Trump administration announced that a question about citizenship status will be included in the US Census. Every ten years the US conduct a comprehensive census, or counting, of the residents of the nation. The next census is due to be conducted in 2020, but preparation for this massive undertaking is already underway.Concern grows in context of turbulent environmentAt face value, a question asking US residents if they are citizens of the country seems harmless. However, in the current turbulent environment where immigrants who are not legal residents, or US citizens, are subject to very negative repercussions, some will likely be reluctant to participate in the census. This could result in large communities being undercounted.The question was included in previous taking of the US Census but removed since 1960 as the intent was to have a broad, complete and unencumbered census of all residents.One of the objectives of conducting the Census is to determine the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate federal funds to local communities. States like California, New York and Florida, with larger populations have more congressional seats, and federal funds, apportioned to them then less populated states.Could undercount immigrant communitiesThose opposed to adding the citizenship question are concerned it will reduce the counting of immigrant populations, affect congressional seat allocations, and favor some political-party based communities over others.However, attempting to justify the addition of the citizenship question, the government said it was being done on the recommendation of the US Department of Justice which wants better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The government argues the Voting Rights Act requires a tally of citizens of voting age to protect minorities against discrimination and getting this information as part of the census would make it more complete.Not accepting government reasoningOpponents to the citizenship question are not accepting this reasoning. Already, California has sued the federal government to block the question being added to the Census arguing it would discourage immigrants from participating. Several more lawsuits are anticipated as more opponents believe several minority communities could be actually discriminated against as a result of adding the question.For several years representatives of the Caribbean American community have been valiantly lobbying for the US Census Bureau to include a specific category to identify Caribbean Americans. In its current format of the US Census under questions related to ethnicity and race while there are specific categories for Black. Hispanic and Other races, there is not a Caribbean American category. Caribbean Americans who participate in the census usually either check Black or Other to describe their race or ethnicity.Lack of empirical evidence Although it is well known that a very large Caribbean American community resides in the United States, there is no empirical evidence of the size of this community. Various estimates record this population from between 5 to 7 million nationally, but it could be more. In Florida this community is estimated to be  between 1 to 1,5 million, but his could also be higher.There’s reason to justify the Caribbean American community is large enough to be granted its peculiar identification in the US Census. Without making changes to the current census form, this community is technically not being counted, and its political and economic strength not really known and given any fundamental consideration.Research has indicated in the taking of the 2000 and 2010 Censuses several Caribbean immigrants refused to participate, fearful that the information offered by them could be actually used against them. Neither of those censuses included the citizenship question. Now, by adding this question it is reasonably feared more migrants from the Caribbean will be reluctant to participate in the census.It is therefore important that leaders from the Caribbean American community join the effort to ensure the citizen question is not added to the US Census. One cannot fault the opponents to this question for believing it’s an attempt to marginalize some communities against others. This situation does not auger well for democracy.There is full agreement that the census must be conducted fairly and unencumbered so that every community can be adequately served politically and financially. Adding the citizenship question seem to be unnecessarily creating hindrances to, and fear of, the democratic process of counting and representing American residents.last_img read more