Mary Barbara Fallwell Huff

first_imgMary Barbara Fallwell Huff, 81, of Sour Lake, formerly of McCall Creek, Mississippi, and Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on June 28, 1935, to Ida Jander Fallwell and Frances Roland Fallwell.Barbara was a woman of many talents. She loved to dance, sing, and especially loved the outdoors. She was creative and adventurous, which made her a perfect Cub Scout Den Mother and Camp Fire Leader, but more importantly an excellent Mom to five stair-stepped children.  Her home was always “dressed” for the season and everyone was welcome. She was a natural leader that was always ready to lend a hand to any project.  She loved to paint, explore the beach, and shop for that “perfect deal”. She planned the most competitive scavenger hunts and served the most delicious meals. She was an author, publisher, poet, and philosopher that is leaving her family and friends with an immeasurable fortune. Survivors include her sons, Stephen R. Huff of McCall Creek, MS; Mark R. Huff and his wife, Nell, and David W. Huff, all of Beaumont; daughter, Margaret Huff Ronquille and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; son, John P. Huff and his wife, Shel, of Beaumont; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her adored husband of 45 years, Lynas A. Huff; her beloved sister, Julia Fallwell Robbins; and loving grandson, William A. Huff. A Rosary for Mrs. Huff will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Sour Lake. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Palestine. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.center_img Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.last_img read more

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Leawood Rotarian organizes donations for St. Joseph Medical Center workers in need

first_imgWhen Leawood Rotarian Mary Reed heard that St. Joseph Medical Center employees who had their hours cut were in need — from fellow Leawood Rotarian and Chief Executive Officer Jodi Fincher — she organized a food collection drive within the organization to help out.Last week, Reed held the food drive for three days on her front porch, allowing Rotarians, their friends and family, and her neighbors to drop off essential goods for St. Joseph employees. St. Joseph is a large sponsor of the Rotary Club’s annual 5K fundraiser, and as a nonprofit professional, Reed said she felt strongly that she wanted to lead this effort to give back to a community she would have never known was in need.“Since I’m always going with my hands out [asking St. Joseph] to buy a sponsorship, it was my way to give back — I was on the other end of it,” Reed said.The club and the community made a large turnout: Reed said that her porch filled up with goods on the first day, and day two and three were no different. Donors raided their own pantries and some took to store aisles for the cause, Reed said. The donation is estimated to have amounted to around $1,000 worth of food, cleaning supplies and paper goods, Reed said.While giving back to the community is the norm for the Rotary Club, Reed said it is usually in the form of a check. Recently, the club gave a $20,000 check to Catholic Charities and one to the Church of Resurrection to help those impacted by COVID-19, she said.“The Leawood Rotary is always, quietly doing things like this,” Reed said.Fincher said St. Joseph Medical Center is “incredibly thankful” for the Leawood Rotarian donation to its employee food drive, as it will help to ensure affected employees are not short on food. Those who wish to participate in the employee food drive can contact Director of Marketing Ericka Beeler at (816) 943-2687.last_img read more

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Plan for success in your annual strategic plan

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Bruce ClappTwo days in meetings in the board room of a local country club; a couple rounds of golf and some late night team building dinners – and all you have to show from your annual planning retreat is a pile of flip charts with a few great ideas but no plan for bringing them to fruition.  Sound familiar?Not all strategic planning is created equally.  The majority of companies find a mere 63 percent of the goals outlined in their strategic plan are achieved each year, leaving a great deal of opportunity on the table…let’s make sure your credit union does not do the same! I believe there are four specific questions that every successful strategic planning process must address and broadly share within the organization:Where are we now? A specific self-assessment with peer review and market evaluationWhere do we want to go?  Goal oriented approach with specific how much by when with whomHow are we going to get there?  Specific tactical process spelling out steps, hurdles and plansHow will we know when we have arrived?  Measurable, quantifiable, actionable milestonesHow can you pull the extra level of growth out of your strategic plan?  It is crucial that strategic planning become an ongoing process rather than an annual event combined with a golf outing or Board retreat.In times of economic turmoil, the companies that thrive are those that have an integrated plan. Successful companies know what they have to offer, know where they are going and have a definitive plan of how to get there that is embraced by all levels of the organization.  This sense of purpose and direction is not achieved haphazardly.  It comes from taking the time and putting in the work to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. continue reading »last_img read more

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A difference of emphasis

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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City of Wellington announces mosquito spraying schedule

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Street Department will begin the following Mosquito Spraying Schedule, weather permitting, next week:SPRAYING AREASMONDAY: A- West of Vandenburgh Ave.WEDNESDAY: B – South of Harvey from Vandenburgh to Woodlawn.FRIDAY: C- North of Harvey from Vandenburgh to Hargis Creek Watershed.If rain or high winds occur during normal spraying hours (6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) that area will be done the next day (morning or evening), weather permitting, or the next week on the scheduled day.For everyone’s safety – please keep children away from the sprayer. This machine is an ultra-low volume aerosol generator and does not use any diesel fuel.For more information regarding mosquito spraying, please contact the Street Department at 620-326-7831 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.As a resident, there are some things you can do to help control the mosquito population around your home and property:     1.     Eliminate standing or stagnant water.2.     Dispose of any tires, bathtubs or buckets, etc.3.     Keep fresh water in birdbaths.4.     Clean out rain gutters.5.     Fill in low spots in your yard that hold water.ANY OF THESE PLACES ARE IDEAL FOR MOSQUITOES!!!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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As O.J. resurfaces, a pressing question arises: Why now?

first_imgNEW YORK – It may be about more than the money. Experts say that in writing a book about how he hypothetically could have committed murder, O.J. Simpson may be trying to recapture the limelight. Or maybe, just maybe, he is trying to get something off his chest. Even his own publisher, Judith Regan, has pronounced the book Simpson’s confession, saying in a statement Friday that she has been told by experts that killers often confess first in hypothetical fashion before they come clean. “For many of them,” she said, “it is the only way to tell the truth.” The book, “If I Did It,” is due out Nov. 30, and Regan will interview the former football star in a two-part, sweeps-month showcase on Fox television Nov. 27 and 29. The interview is billed as a hypothetical discussion of how Simpson might have killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The strangest publishing sensation of the year has raised the question of why: Why would Simpson write such a thing? Psychologists and criminal justice experts said the reason is almost certainly deeper and more complex than money. While financial details of the book and interview have not been made public, Regan said she had been told the money would go to Simpson’s children. And the victims’ families can try to go after the proceeds to help cover the still-unpaid $33.5 million judgment against him in the wrongful-death lawsuit he lost in 1997. Instead, the experts said, the book may amount to narcissism: A man who dodged tackles in the NFL, dashed through airports in car-rental ads, yukked it up in movies and starred in the trial of the century may be hungry for the attention again. Whether Simpson committed the murders or not, “he’s trying to get back some of the limelight,” argued James Alan Fox, a professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston. “And this is the only way he can do it.” “It’s a tease,” Fox added. “In the end, I doubt that he’s going to say, `This is how I did it.’ It’s always a tease. He’ll stand behind his facade of innocence. He just wants the crime of the century to span more than one century.” At the same time, experts said, the book could really be the truth – carefully veiled, but the truth nonetheless. Saul Kassin, a professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said it is true that interrogators trying to coax confessions from suspects sometimes ask them to reconstruct crimes hypothetically. He said it is possible Simpson is offering a false confession. People in criminal cases, guilty and innocent alike, have been known to confess to things they didn’t do, for all sorts of reasons, including coercion or a guilty conscience. Or, Kassin said, Simpson could be offering a true confession, couching it just in case. “People sometimes do this just to get it off their chest, as a means of release, as a catharsis,” Kassin said. “We’ll just never know.” The National Enquirer quoted a source familiar with the book as saying Simpson writes of angrily confronting his ex-wife over an alleged affair, blacking out and then coming to with a knife in his hand and the two bodies nearby. If Simpson’s goal was to return to the national conversation, he appears to have achieved it. Word of the project brought down abuse on Simpson and disgust for his publisher.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Europa League: Rangers, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen learn fate

first_imgThe first leg of the ties will be played on July 11 with the return match one week later. Rangers have been drawn to face either FC Prishtina of Kosovo or Gibraltar’s St Joseph’s in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.The Ibrox side will begin their qualifying campaign against the winner of the preliminary tie and will be away from home in the first leg.Kilmarnock have been paired with Connah’s Quay Nomads. New manager Angelo Alessio will take charge of his first competitive game away to the side who were runners-up in the Welsh Premier League last season.Aberdeen kick off their qualification campaign at Pittodrie against Finnish side RoPS Rovaniemi.last_img

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