St. Martin walk held

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Kern Kinder’s walk Nov. 12 started and ended at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Brian Learn portrayed St. Martin, riding a horse named Casper provided by Rainbow Ridge Ranch. Chuck Weatherwax portrayed the beggar who received half the cloak. Kern Kinder organizes festivals throughout the year where children can use the German language, has a play group that meets Mondays at parks in Lancaster and Palmdale, and is planning to open a weekend German school next year, president Alexia Svejda said. The organization has 38 member families with more than 60 children, some from as far away as Thousand Oaks and Bakersfield. The Monday play group has 12 active mothers and as many children. Leaders plan to open a satellite school of the German American School Association in Quartz Hill in September 2006. The classes will meet Saturday mornings during the school year. Svejda said children attend these classes for a number of reasons: to reinforce the language they are learning at home, to keep up with the language that they learned while their parents were working or stationed in a German-speaking country, to learn the language of their heritage, or simply to have the benefits of learning an additional language. QUARTZ HILL – A Roman soldier on a white horse led dozens of children holding handmade lanterns through Quartz Hill in celebration of a German tradition of remembering a saint known for his kindness to the poor. The St. Martin walk was organized by Kern Kinder, an organization that provides support to families that are raising their children bilingual in German and English. The walk commemorated St. Martin of Tours, born in the fourth century and forced at a young age to join the Roman army. In Germany, children make their own lanterns and, at dark, walk through the streets singing. In some areas, the children go door to door and are rewarded for their singing and creative lanterns with sweets. The walks often begin with a re-enactment of Martin’s first recorded act of kindness: One bitterly cold evening, he encountered a beggar. Martin cut his army cloak in two and gave the beggar half. For more information about Kern Kinder or the German school, contact Svejda at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Two-day road closure in North Inishowen

first_imgA temporary road closure has been announced for the R238 in Culdaff today and tomorrow.Donegal County Council is carrying out essential repairs works on Moss Road at Culdaff and McShefferty’s Bridge.As a result, the road is closed today Wednesday, 13th and Thursday 14th November from 8am to 5pm. Local diversions are in place and motorists are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.Two-day road closure in North Inishowen was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Farm Bureau dairy insurance protection available Oct. 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Dairy farmers are being offered a new insurance program through American Farm Bureau Insurance Services to help bring an extra level of support to a sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.The Dairy Revenue Protection insurance policy covers potential revenue loss over five quarterly insurance periods. Producers opting for insurance protection are not precluded from participation in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program.The insurance product was developed by American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton in partnership with the organization’s insurance services and economists from the University of Minnesota and Cornell University. It fills a demand not met by previous products and has the support t of USDA.“Farmers have been suffering, and dairy farmers especially,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said. “The number of dairies that have had to close or sell to larger operations is shocking.”Dairy farmers will have the option to select between class or component pricing options. The class pricing option uses an average of Class III and Class IV milk prices based on the insured’s declared class price weighting factor. The component pricing option uses butterfat, protein and other solids prices, as well as the declared butterfat and protein test to determine an insured component value of milk. Pricing options allow farmers to customize their price elections more accurately according to individual price risk.“We recognize there is not a silver bullet to quickly bolster the dairy industry and that policy solutions are hard to come by whether working through the farm bill process or some other legislative vehicle,” said Jack Irvin, OFBF senior director of state and national affairs. “But Farm Bureau did not use that as an excuse and took a very proactive approach to finding solutions and are proud to offer another tool through this dairy revenue product.”Coverage options start at 70 percent and are available up to 95 percent, in 5 percent increments. Sign up for the insurance coverage beginning Oct. 9. Visit for details.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, October 17, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are leaving our forecast pretty much alone this morning. That means we continue to see generally dry weather from today, through next Saturday, the 27th and we only have 1 significant threat of rain between now and the start of November. Now, we still have the same concern we mentioned yesterday about some building cloud cover late Friday afternoon and overnight into this weekend. What we see here is a nice batch of moisture exiting the southern plains Friday and moving east/northeast across MO, far southern IL and then across areas along and south of the Ohio River. In fact, over the the southern third to southern quarter of Ohio, scattered showers could yield a tenth or two. There is a strong low that sets up near Hudson Bay overnight Friday, and a cold front from that low, going back to the southern moisture, will work through the eastern corn belt. Our concern is mostly for clouds along the front, but we will are looking for some chances of spit and sprinkle action Friday overnight. Lingering cloud cover through Saturday into early Sunday also is a watch point for us this morning – we still cant rule out a few hundredths to at most a tenth in northeast OH around Saturday midday. At this time of year, as the air cools, it does not take nearly as much to squeeze out a bit of moisture…so that is why we are approaching things this way. If moisture does develop…totals would be small enough to basically be a heavy dew…so that is why we still think talk of a generally dry pattern is the best way to look at this. Coverage of any moisture would be limited to 15-20% of Ohio.  Dry air with full sunshine is in for all of next week.  Rains move into the state a little faster now, arriving early next Sunday, the 28th, and they likely linger through Monday into Tuesday, the 30th. That longer lasting event still has the potential to boost rain totals. Right now we are keeping those rain totals at .5”-2” with coverage at 80% of the state. The map shows a snapshot of action for Sunday morning. Then, we return to dry, mostly sunny weather behind that event by midweek, the 31st. Our temperature outlook is also unchanged. We are mostly normal to below through the next 10 days, and then see temps go to slightly above normal levels starting next Saturday and holding through the turn of the month.last_img read more