Mary Eileen Smith

first_imgMary Eileen Smith, 85 of Dillsboro passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at U.C. Medical Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Eileen was born Saturday, December 16, 1933 in Milan the daughter of Harry and LaVerna (Freyer) Neukam.  Eileen was a homemaker and former member of Grace Church of the Valley.  She enjoyed church, volunteering at the food pantry, loved her family and spending time with people.Eileen is survived by her daughter Pat (Tim) Richardson of Dillsboro.  She was preceded in death by her husbands: Carl Smith and Theodore Vernon Sharp; and her parents.A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro at 3 PM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with Dr. Roger Webb officiating.  Celebration of life service will be held 3 PM Saturday, April 13 at the Grace Church of the Valley, 1709 Nowlin Ave., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, with Dr. Roger Webb officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Eileen to the Grace Church of the Valley.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47019, (812)432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Martinez: Barkley can carry load

first_img The midfielder, who is set to be offered an improved contract next month, turned 20 last week and despite his age and relative inexperience he has become a key player in the side. Almost half his 33 club appearances have come under Martinez and he has started 12 of their 15 Barclays Premier League matches this season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has no concerns about the risk of overloading Ross Barkley this season because of the youngster’s unique qualities. Martinez is mindful of the workload on younger players but is more than confident Barkley’s special talent can cope with the rigours of a long campaign which will only get more difficult in the new year. “Physically he is one of those players who is really capable,” said the Spaniard. “He is not like other footballers. Normally you get the technical player and the physical player and in Ross’s case it is both, which is quite unique. “It is important to measure him weekly to make sure he doesn’t burn himself out but he is really strong and capable of coping with the demands of the league and whatever is throw to him with international football. “I have been very impressed with how he has grown in that department this season, because playing 90 minutes is a completely different role than playing just part of a game. “I haven’t seen the ceiling of Ross from a physical point of view so I am not concerned at all, but we need to manage that well and treat him like any other player.” Martinez believes the academy graduate’s all-round development has been impressive since the summer. And the way the midfielder has handled himself as the plaudits started to flood in, from winning his first England cap to a man-of-the-match display in last weekend’s draw at Arsenal, has been especially encouraging. “My biggest impression was when he arrived in pre-season and showed he was ready and desperate to have a big role in the side and since then I haven’t seen a difference,” added the Toffees boss. “He takes everything in his stride and I think he is becoming a better player on a weekly basis. “With the quality he has and his character, where he never gets fazed by the situation, he has never been affected. “He loves the game, loves performing and I don’t think the scale of the game affects him. “If anything he is someone who, because he is so emotionally level-headed, he can play against anyone in the same manner. “You have a big strength when you are a good listener and he has all the attributes to be a terrific footballer and it is a pleasure to work with him.” Barkley and veteran defender Sylvain Distin, whose current deal expires in the summer, are set for new contracts in January while low-key talks continue with defender Leighton Baines, who has 18 months left on his contract and is attracting interest from Manchester United. “Even when you don’t speak about issues, we work really hard behind the scenes to try to make sure that the youngsters get rewarded and Ross clearly deserves that,” said Martinez. “Sylvain has been a terrific performer this season and we couldn’t be happier with his role at the club. “All these issues are vital for us and we are going to look after them straight after this Christmas period.” Also imminent in January are additions to Martinez’s squad. They have so far coped with injuries to midfielder Darron Gibson and striker Arouna Kone (both knee) and Baines’ broken toe. However, the manager knows he must strengthen if they are to maintain their challenge for the top four, which they are just a point outside at the moment. “We had two long-term injuries, plus suspensions and injury to Leighton Baines, but we have been able cope,” Martinez said. “It is true in January we should try to add a couple of faces just to make sure we cope with the demands of another competition, like the FA Cup, and make sure we don’t get caught short in that respect, but I couldn’t be happier with the strength of the squad so far. “It doesn’t matter (whether permanent or loan signings) – as long as they are through the door I don’t really care. “It is important to get the right balance. We have a strong spine at the club so it is very easy for new players to come in, but I’m not too bothered about the length of contracts of the players coming in.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Spartans invade Madison, leave with 62-46 victory

first_imgFreshman guard Lindsay Smith (above) got the start Thursday as head coach Bobbie Kelsey hoped to match Michigan State’s smaller, more agile lineup. Smith and her fellow Badgers struggled to contain the Spartans inside, as they finished the game with 40 points in the paint.[/media-credit]With only one player reaching double figures, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team struggled on both ends of the floor Thursday night in a disappointing 46-62 defeat at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans.Anya Covington led all scorers with 10 points, but shots consistently fell short or bounced off the rim with the shot clock inside five seconds as the Badgers spent most of the night chasing a hot-handed Michigan State team at the Kohl Center. UW limped to a 20 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc and sunk 38.5 percent of its shots from the field. Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey called it her team’s worst performance of the year.MSU dominated play by scoring a commanding 40 points in the paint and outrebounding the Badgers handedly by a 38-21 margin.“You’re going to have a game or two like this; this is really our first game where we played this poorly all year,” Kelsey said. “I thought we pretty much remained very competitive in our other games. So that’s the most disappointing part of the game, is that we did not give ourselves a chance to really compete to get the win.”Though Wisconsin reigned in the Spartans’ lead to nine heading into halftime following a four-point boost from freshman guard Lacia Gorman, Michigan State controlled the second half. Never letting their lead slip below 11 and boasting a game-high 20-point cushion with 5:42 remaining, the Spartans silenced any thought of a UW comeback in the final 20 minutes. Critical to MSU’s victory was senior forward Lykendra Johnson, who powered the Spartans’ post presence with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds. The Spartans’ physicality and aggressiveness on the boards were things head coach Suzy Merchant, whose team leads the Big Ten in defensive rebound percentage, emphasized heading into the contest.“They were 1-10 when they were outrebounded, so that was a big focal point for us, and we won it,” Michigan State head coach Merchant said. “… That was another key defensive point.”Wisconsin struggled to find any true offensive rhythm against a suffocating MSU defense, as Taylor Wurtz, the foundation of UW’s fast-paced offense, went 3-of-13 from the field and 1-of-6 from three-point land.Wurtz was held to only two points in the first half – both of which came on free throws – and coaches and players agreed that Wisconsin lacked the confidence with the ball early to emerge with a statement win in Madison. The Badgers held the lead just once in the game, and it came in the opening minute at 2-0, quickly allowing Michigan State to take over.“We didn’t come out with energy, and that’s what we needed to do,” Covington said. “Michigan State always brings energy, and that’s what we lacked at the beginning of the game. Without energy, you don’t do the little things like get bouncing balls and get the rebounds that you could get.”One of the few bright spots for the Badgers was Gorman’s nine points, which tied a career-high for the young point guard. Tiera Stephen, who finished with six points, also provided a nice spark off the bench with two quick steals midway through the first half that allowed Wisconsin to temporarily halt MSU’s momentum.Against a skilled Michigan State squad that hit the Kohl Center hardwood winning three of its last four games, Kelsey pointed out that Wisconsin’s sloppy ball-handling and lack of urgency around the glass were simply too much to overcome.“We didn’t help ourselves by not being aggressive on either end,” Kelsey said. “And we had some spurts; I’m not saying it was all negative, but with a team like this you can’t have so-so here and there, being very inconsistent, or they’re going to capitalize on it, which they did.”last_img read more


first_imgFanad Lighthouse – picture by Flickr: my heimuA Donegal lighthouse has been named as the SECOND most beautiful lighthouse in the world.Fanad Lighthouse beat lighthouses from around the globe in a poll of stunning coastline structures.The building came second only to Lindau Lighthouse in Germany in the online poll carried in renowned website Mental Floss. The 90ft lighthouse was built in 1818 after a large ship sank off waters in Fanad in 1804.The lighthouse was manned by up to three lighthouse keepers and was electrified in 1975.More recently an allocation of €500,000 has been made towards the renovation of the lighthouse.It is hoped that a coffee and craft shop as well as accommodation can be provided for visitors.  DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE NAMED SECOND MOST BEAUTIFUL IN WORLD was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more