MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Two of IMCA’s premier series are in action next Tuesday at Jackson County Speedway.Both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds travel to Maquoketa on June 9.Deery drivers make their seventh start of the season. Their main event pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. The second installment of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour totes a $1,000 top prize, is a 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and pays a minimum of $150 to start.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students ages 13-17, $10 for kids ages 7-12 and free for six and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.Nine previous Deery events have been held at Maquoketa and Ely’s Terry Neal counts the 2014 checkers among his four career tour checkers there.Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls is a three-time Deery winner at Jackson County. Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., and Rob Toland of Colona, Ill., have each won once.Andy Nezworski of Buffalo continues to lead the Deery standings but defending champion Justin Kay of Wheatland has cut that margin to a single point.The Hawkeye Dirt Tour event will be the first held at Maquoketa. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, as well as special series points, will be awarded.North Dakota traveler Jason Wolla was the winner when the HDT opened last month at Benton County Speedway.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also run Tuesday at Jackson County, for national and state points.Two more Deery Series-Hawkeye Dirt Tour doubleheaders are scheduled this year, on Aug. 11 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton and Sept. 19 during Farley Speedway’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 277; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 276; 3. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, and Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, both 242; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 238; 6. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 232; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 219; 8. John Emerson, Waterloo, 212; 9. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., and Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, both 200; 11. Jeremy Grady, Story City, and Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb., both 198; 13. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 184; 14. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 181; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 173; 16. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 171; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 165; 18. Jason Rauen, Farley, 163; 19. Brian Harris, Davenport, 151; 20. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, 127.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 40; 2. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 39; 3. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, 38; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 37; 5. Joe Docekal, Dysart, 36; 6. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 35; 7. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 34; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 33; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 32; 10. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, 31; 11. Scott Hogan, Vinton, 30; 12. Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, 29; 13. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, 28; 14. Ryan Maitland, Denver, 27; 15. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, 26; 16. Dennis Betzer, Central City, 25; 17. Cole Ferguson, Dexter, 24; 18. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 23; 19. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 22; 20. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 21.
Batesville, IN—Margaret Mary Health is now accepting applications for its scholarship program.To qualify, applicants must be pursuing degrees in fields that reflect the future needs of MMH, as well as be full-time students and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Recipients receive an initial award of $3,000 and $1,000 each year up to three years.Applications are available at the hospital, area high schools or online at www.mmhealth.org. Completed applications must be returned to Human Resources by March 31, 2020. For more information, call 812.933.5259.
The Dodgers outhit the St. Louis Cardinals 11-1 through the first six innings and 14-8 overall but went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position, stranding 13 runners on base. That left no margin for error for the Dodgers bullpen – and they made too many.Kenley Jansen suffered his fifth blown save of the season – and second since the All-Star break – when he allowed a tying home run to Jedd Gyorko with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. It took another seven innings and Friday had become Saturday when Matt Adams crushed a 444-foot solo home run off Bud Norris to give the Cardinals a 4-3 victory in 16 innings.The 16-inning marathon matched the longest game in the history of the Dodgers-Cardinals rivalry which stretches into the 19th century. “That’s something with our guys – getting guys on base, runners in scoring position and just can’t break through,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of his team, 22nd in the majors with a .247 average with runners in scoring position. “I think you just see guys trying to do too much and get out of their approach.”Nonetheless, the Dodgers seemed to have found their hero when Justin Turner broke a tie and gave them a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth with a solo home run, his third home run in the past two games.Turner’s 14 home runs and 36 RBI since June 10 are the most in the majors. Since returning from the All-Star break, Turner is 12 for 32 (.375) with five home runs and 12 RBI (including six of the Dodgers’ nine over the past two days).That lead disappeared when Gyorko hit his sixth home run in his past six games, jumping on a first-pitch cutter from Jansen and sending it 401 feet into the left-field seats.“I just tried to locate down and away,” Jansen said. “Just kind of misfired. He got lucky on it and it went out.”The blown save was Jansen’s fifth this season. He had just two last year.“It’s part of my life,” said Jansen who can become a free agent after the season. “As long as you’re doing this job. It’s not the first one. It’s not going to be the last one.”It’s certainly not the first time the Dodgers’ offense have slipped in the clutch. Not coincidentally, they were 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position last Saturday when Jansen couldn’t close out a 1-0 lead in the ninth. They lost in 12 innings.Their only hit with a runner in scoring position Friday came in the first inning – an RBI single by Corey Seager (one of four hits in the game for him). Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a solo home run in the sixth.All that did was tie the score, 2-2.After the seventh inning, the Dodgers offense dried up entirely.Thirteen of 14 batters were retired by Cardinals relievers at one point, with Turner’s ninth-inning home run the only interruption. They had just one hit in extra innings, a bloop double by Austin Barnes with two outs in the top of the 15th.Norris, Wednesday’s starter in Washington, was pressed into service as a reliever in the 15th inning, the ninth pitcher in the game for the Dodgers – who used eight in nine innings Thursday. Adams crushed an 0-and-1 fastball from Norris with one out in the 16th to end the game.“We were stretched as thin as we could go,” Roberts said. “We wanted to stay away from Petey (Pedro Baez) and Luis (Avilan the only reliever who didn’t get in the game). They were both pretty sore and were supposed to be down. But Petey still gave us an inning.”Roberts said he still expects Norris to make his scheduled start Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Tampa Bay Rays. ST. LOUIS >> Brandon McCarthy left Friday’s game in the seventh inning due to cramping in his right calf.His cramps eventually passed. But the Dodgers offense tightened up uncomfortably at inopportune times all night long – and into the next day. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Taking literacy to market women has been one of the successful innovations of Alfalit Liberia. Two projects proved the effectiveness of teaching market women right at their market tables how to read, write and apply numbers. The Sirleaf Market Women’s Literacy Project and the Omega Market Women’s Literacy Project are the two separate literacy programs in the market for three years. This innovation was first tested through concerted efforts from Development Education Network of Liberia (DEN-L and Alfalit Liberia, funded by Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund (SMWF). In 2009, five hundred (500) market women in six (6) counties benefited from the Sirleaf Market Women’s Literacy Project. It covered eleven (11) market sites; namely: Nancy B. Doe Market in Sinkor, ELWA Junction Market, Duala Market in Montserrado County, Grand Gedeh Central Market in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Seclepea Market in Nimba County, Bopolu Market in Gbarpolu Conty, Totota Market in Bong and John’s Town Market in Lofa County.The uniqueness of the joint implementation efforts from Alfalit and Den-L is the fact that these two organizations come from two different teaching methods. Alfalit uses the Frank Labach Way of Reading, best described as a progressive learning approach that drills adults through pictures and sounds that they may already know. In summary, adult learns to see and recognize the picture of a house. The new thing to learn is how to spell a house. On the other hand, Den-L specializes in what is known as REFLECT METHOD which dwells on a common discussion point of interest to learners. As the discussion progresses, key words associated with the discussion would be a learning highlight for adult learners. Both participatory teaching methods stimulate adult learners; therefore they were both successfully used to facilitate learning activities among market women at the eleven (11) market sites. Another successful market women’s literacy project is the Omega Market Women’s Literacy Project solely implemented. The SEGAL Foundation funded project targeted congested Red Light Market in Paynesville, ready for relocation to the newly constructed Omega Market in the vicinity of the demolished US owned Omega communication towel. The project recruited more than one hundred fifty-five market women who needed to keep the value and commitment to their business, yet had time to acquire literacy skills to improve or safeguard their businesses. The project established three centers: Gogbarchop Market, Main Red Light Market and Cow Field Market for the purpose of keeping a smooth interaction between learners and facilitators. Again these projects are at standstill basically due to funding crisis. Nevertheless, they both have impacted the lives of these market women who are using numbers and simple words to keep records of their businesses and transact with banking institutions; something they could not have done by themselves without these literacy interventions. Thanks to Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her passion for market women’s empowerment initiative. The Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund, as a charity intervention for market women, had played significant role leading these market women to the light of literacy. This could only reinforce their vigor to the education of their children. The contributions of market women to the education of their children, some of whom have served Liberia with distinction, cannot be overlooked. Adding literacy skills to women in Liberia helps them not to only sponsor their children in school, but it also helps them to evaluate the performances of their children. Literacy skill is always advantageous to mothers who have a heart for the development of their children. To make Liberia a highly literate society in a decade, the efforts of government, religious institutions and the society in general must identify means of individual and collective contributions to the cause. The government needs to prioritize literacy programs at all levels of society. Literacy opportunity at the disposal of market women, concessions and government employees will place Liberia among serious nations that value literacy as empowerment endeavor to all citizens.Finally, reactivating market women’s literacy program and expanding literacy classes at the disposal of many Liberians are among heart-strain tasks of Alfalit to be embraced and supported by private and public sectors of Liberia. For market women’s education, Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund and SEGAL Foundation set the pace. We all can only join Alfalit to continue the initial efforts in moving forward. Market women’s literacy education is another milestone that Alfalit Liberia can proudly point to as part of its ten (10) years of literacy intervention across Liberia. Congratulations to Alfalit and all of its partners for empowering grassroots Liberians. Happy 10th Anniversary!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)