Mrs. Virginia Ann “Ginny” (Martin) Leap

first_imgMrs. Virginia Ann “Ginny” (Martin) Leap, age 74, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 4, 1946 in Florence, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Margaret Anna Martin. She was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School. Ginny was united in marriage on April 26, 1969 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church to the late Donald Dale “Donnie” Leap. This union was blessed with two daughters, Marci Lynn and Michelle Lynn. Ginny and Donnie shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on December 24, 2015. On June 1, 1964, Ginny was employed as the office manager for the Vevay Reveille, retiring on June 1, 2015 after 52 years of service. Ginny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and Florence Church of Christ. Ginny enjoyed reading and was a great proof reader! Ginny will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and her community. Ginny passed away at 5:19 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Ginny will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Marci Lynn Leap of Vevay, IN and Michelle Lynn Carfield and her husband, Joe of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, James Dustin Carfield, Kali Carfield and her wife, Alyssa Carfield, Courtney Ryan Carfield and Kylie Jo Carfield; her great-grandson, Derek Joseph Wade Carfield; her sister, Ruth Lohide of East Enterprise, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Anna Martin, died November 24, 1995; her husband, Donald Dale “Donnie” Leap, died December 24, 2015 and her sister, Betty Jean (Martin) Mishler, died August 9, 2015.Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020, by Pastor Pat Lanman, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Man, 28, Murdered Allegedly by Rival over Woman

first_imgBy Alonzo N. PerryResidents of Gold Camp, Grand Cape Mount County in Gola Konneh District, late Monday afternoon were met with astonishing news of the death of a 28 year-old man, identified as (Daddy Boy), whose body was discovered in his room lying in blood with a deep wound in his left chest at about 5:p.m.According to residents in the area, the deceased was familiar to them, because he was always helpful and most of all a well-known community football player, who hailed from the Sinkor area in Montserrado County.“He was here, hoping to work with Bea Mountain mining company,” a source close to the deceased explained with regret.A resident of the house where the body was found explained that Daddy Boy usually goes to bed very late.“He was warned several times, but would not listen. Sometimes he would come home between 1:a.m. and 3:a.m. For this reason, doors were kept open till the next day in order to avoid disturbance.He said Daddy Boy was not a bad person, but friends he was moving with, were not too good for him.“I was only doing this because this place is an illicit gold camp, and anyone might harm you and run with impunity (jungle justice),” he added.According to the resident, the deceased was out Sunday night as-usual and could not speak a lot more about what happened to him during that night whether outdoors or in as he was from deeply sleeping.Unconfirmed reports say “Daddy Boy was brutally murdered allegedly by a suspect only identified as ‘Ansu,’ a diver; reportedly accompanied by ‘CIC,’ a commercial motorcyclist of the same community. Both are said to be currently on the run.During the night while the victim was out clubbing with friends, he encountered a bitter argument with  suspect Ansu, which led to a fist-fight, and so Ansu threatened to pay back after he was defeated in the fight.An eye-witness (name with-held), said the perpetrators were both longing to find Daddy Boy’s residence that entire night after the fight, between the hours of 12: a.m. and 1:a.m. Monday. However, the eyewitness did not know what was the reason they were looking for Daddy Boy.“Ansu and Daddy Boy were long time rivals, two of them were loving to the same girl before, and have had confusion about this. So last night Ansu was beating on one other girl in the club and Daddy boy tried stopping him, saying ‘Beating on women is not a good thing to do,” the witnesses, who requested to remain anonymous, said.“Ansu told them, ‘So you want take this girl from again like you took the other girl from me before?” the eye witness narrated.However, there was evidence of foul play on his body, as reported by a seven-man team comprising a coroner, town elders and resident PA and nurses, who conducted an investigation and witnessed by officers of the Liberian National Police detachment from Tubmanburg.The deceased has been taken to Tubmanburg for medical observation, while a haunt for the suspect continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A tour of the future

first_img In a three-hour van tour, the commissioners first stopped at Bridgeport, just north of the Santa Clara River, where Newhall Land officials touted the technology, called “buried bank stabilization,” used to shore up the river’s edge for development. The technique involves trenching some 100 feet from the river’s edge, then backfilling with a mixture of cement and soil. The new riverbank is landscaped with plants and foot and bike trails. “(It’s) definitely much more attractive and environmentally friendly than the channeling that’s been done elsewhere in the Santa Clara River,” Modugno said. Though development opponents have dismissed it as another form of concreting a free-flowing river, the technique will be used for the Landmark tract, which the Santa Clara bisects. As the caravan left the suburbs and moved west, tract homes gave way to farmland tapped for Landmark Village. On the south are the river and an untouched ridge, with Highway 126 to the north. “For those who’ve seen it before, it was a good refresher,” Lauffer said Monday. “For new commissioners or staff, it’s good to have particular recollection of the property as we discuss it before them with maps and boards and plans.” Developers propose a 6.5 million-gallons-per-day wastewater treatment plant near the county line to serve Newhall Ranch. The water would be treated for landscape or industrial use, officials said. “I think that what we’re able to do by showing developed areas of Valencia and showcasing the Newhall Ranch property is to show very clearly how we can bring needed jobs and needed houses and preserve open space in development,” Lauffer said. “We have something very tangible to point to as we move forward into Newhall Ranch.” The final stop took commissioners deep into Pico Canyon, where oil pumps continue to work near the historic town of Mentryville – home to California’s first commercially successful oil well. The 8,000-home Potrero tract is planned there. “It’s a beautiful area,” said Commissioner Esther Valadez, representing the 1st District. “Our role is to interpret the level of compliance (to the county development rules) of the principal applicant.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Obviously, traffic is going to be a major concern to the extent to which … people in this community will be using the I-5 corridor through the Newhall Pass,” said Commissioner Pat Modugno, who represents the 5th Supervisorial District, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley. The project faces scrutiny from environmental groups concerned about impacts on the Santa Clarita River and threatened species including the San Fernando Valley spineflower – a plant thought to be extinct before it was rediscovered in the area in 2000. “Clearly, we will be looking at the species that are there, and also the plants and the fauna, and also the protection of the hillside,” Modugno said. “That will be a critical portion of our decision making.” Newhall Land has submitted maps to county regulators for the 1,444-home Landmark Village – the project’s first phase – as well as for the 6,000-home Mission Village and the 5,000-home Homestead Village, said Marlee Lauffer, the builder’s spokeswoman. She said plans are still being drafted – and are several years away from being submitted – for the 8,000-home Potrero Village in Pico Canyon. The entire 21,000-home project will take at least two decades to develop, she said. SANTA CLARITA – The Regional Planning Commission took a weekend tour of the fertile farmland and canyons that will be the site of the 21,000-home Newhall Ranch development as builders prepare for another round of county review. The five-member advisory panel, charged with scrutinizing development in unincorporated Los Angeles County, will likely begin hearings for the project’s first phase in early 2006. In anticipation, The Newhall Land and Farming Company recently took the commission on its first visit to the area in about four years. “This project has been a very strong interest for the commission,” said Commissioner Harold Helsley, who represents the 3rd Supervisorial District. “It’s important to learn what is being proposed – keeping up to date.” Planned for 12,000 acres of crop and cattle-grazing land south of Highway 126, between Interstate 5 and the Los Angeles-Ventura county line, the development will be Newhall Land’s last major planned community in the Santa Clarita Valley – complete with schools, industrial buildings, parks and open space. last_img read more

‘I am deeply, deeply sorry’: Tutu

first_imgArchbishop Emeritus Desmond TutuArchbishop Emeritus Desmond TutuI want to apologise, to ask for forgiveness on behalf of our people. I am deeply, deeply sorry. I want to apologise that we could be so inhuman.Please, please, I call on our people: don’t let us dehumanise ourselves.We are acting contrary to our best nature. We are acting contrary to those we should be showing gratitude to; people who helped us become what we are, a free nation.We are going back to that horrendous, gruesome thing we had — the necklacing. No matter how upset you might be, to do that, to set a person alight while they are alive, speaks volumes about the state of your own humanity.Please, please, please, for all our sakes, let us open our hearts. I think it has to do with competition for resources and, in this case, it’s jobs, it’s accommodation, it’s houses.It’s a reflection of our not having succeeded entirely as a nation to ensure that many more were able to share in the peace dividend.Far too many are still living in shacks. Far too many are unemployed. The 5 percent growth rate has not been sufficient to soak up unemployment.We human beings, ever since the garden of Eden, are looking for scapegoats. We remain children of Adam and Eve, and have the genes for looking for excuses.I think we have to say: “Yes, we have all of these reasons, but they don’t justify the attacks. They don’t allow us to condone them.”When we were struggling against apartheid, many of our young people left, especially in the wake of June 1976. Our children went into exile and were welcomed in the countries of Africa.A number of frontline states were willing to provide military bases at great cost to themselves. They ran the gauntlet of attacks by the SADF.These people are from countries far less well off than ours, but they were willing to share resources. There is this competition for resources and things are not good, but on the basis of what we owe them, we should be saying: “We will try all we can to help.”Ubuntu would be devastated in our current context.We have got to get the Zimbabwean government to solve their problems. We have 3.5 million Zimbabweans who have come to South Africa. We ought to act with dispatch to resolve the crisis in Zimbabwe.If we have been backward in coming forward, this should be putting fire under us.Please forgive us. This is not how we are. And we say thank you to the many who have provided food and clothes to people. Thank you for all of those who are prepared to say: “I see my Lord and Saviour in another.”Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, known as the “conscience of South Africa”, was the country’s first black Anglican archbishop. Instrumental in the end of apartheid for his insistence on economic sanctions against the state, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the Magubela prize for liberty in 1986, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007.last_img read more

MH370: Possible small panel discounted!

first_imgReverse drift analysis impossible Reports of a small internal aircraft door part or panel being washed up on a beach at the Reunion Island just north of where the Boeing 777 wing part was found last week have now been discounted.On Sunday local time, UK SkyNews and the BBC said an object was found close to the capital, Saint-Denis, and had Chinese and Malay writing on it and was understood to be from the inside of an aircraft.MH370 was a code-share flight with China Southern Airlines and thus any internal printed instructions would have been in English, Malay and Chinese. SkyNews reported that the local police impounded the part which was about (1 foot) 30cm square.Initial attempts to get confirmation were rebuffed with a no comment.However it was later confirmed that the object was part of a ladder.Malaysian director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman confirmed to Associated Press that the mystery metal object had nothing to do with the investigation involving MH 370.“There is a sort of ‘treasure hunt’ mentality that is taking hold and people are calling us for everything,” a local source close to the investigation told AP.Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai urged all parties to allow this investigation process to take its course. “I reiterate this is for the sake of the next of kin of the loved ones of MH370 who would be anxiously awaiting news and have suffered much over this time.”“We will make an announcement once the verification process has been completed,” he told AP.last_img read more

Basic education programme Kha Ri Gude reaches 3.4m South Africans

first_img17 October 2014Lizzy Molebale, 69, says she is now able to read, write and calculate her pension money because of the Kha Ri Gude mass literacy project.“I no longer get robbed of my money by children when I send them to the shops, I can calculate my money correctly. I can even go to the bank by myself, without asking for my children’s assistance. I am able to put a signature where it is required, because of Kha Ri Gude,’ Molebale said.She gave her testimony on Wednesday during a Kha Ri Gude rally in Pretoria, in Gauteng.The mass literacy Kha Ri Gude project was launched in 2008 to help some 9.6 million illiterate South Africans become numerate and literate in one of the country’s 11 official languages. To date the project has reached some 3.4 million people, said Kha Ri Gude chief executive Morongwa Ramarumo.Ramarumo said that the project accommodated the visually impaired, hearing impaired and people with disabilities, free of charge. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega urged attendants at the rally to report people attempting to charge for the classes to the department of education.The project has focused especially on women, elderly people, people with disabilities and the youth. It still needs to reach around 1.5 million people to meet its target.About Kha Ri GudeThe Kha Ri Gude programme rests on community volunteers to net a wide skills base; it encourages those with a completed high school education, degreed professionals and community leaders to register to become teachers. Volunteers monitor and evaluate the programme to improve it, and are also expected to spread word of the free classes, which are conducted at homes, churches, community halls, schools and prisons.The curriculum offers mother tongue learning, with literacy and numeracy supported by life skills information. The life skills component is rooted in the students’ daily lives, to provide a concrete grounding in areas such as:health (e.g. HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention; nutrition and sanitation);civic education (e.g. human rights, conflict resolution and management; peacebuilding and gender and racial relations);environmental management and conservation; andincome generation or livelihood development.The programme also tackles tasks such as filling in official forms, with some instruction in English to facilitate this essential life skill.It also ultimately aims to provide South African citizens with their constitutionally protected right to basic education in their own language, promote social cohesion, and participate fully in the country’s economy.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Help Olivia Wilde Raise Money For Haiti

first_imgOlivia Wilde is raising money for Haiti via Crowdrise, and giving you the chance to win a limited edition, signed Shepard Fairey poster.“Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and 50% of the population there lives on less than $1.25 per day,” writes Olivia on her Crowdrise fundraising page. “Over 80% of students drop out of school after 6th grade because they can’t afford to continue their education.“We’re trying to change that. Artists for Peace and Justice encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. Our immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity.“We are committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people. Our model is simple: we believe in empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and above all the power of education to change a nation.”By donating at least $30 before November 27, you go into the draw to win a Shepard Fairey poster signed by both Olivia and Shepard. For more info, visit Olivia’s Crowdrise page. You can also help Artists for Peace and Justice win $50,000 as part of the Mozilla Firefox Challenge – for more information, click here.last_img read more