Weekend Pick: National Public Lands Day in the Pisgah National Forest

first_imgSaturday, September 28th marks the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day.  This is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort that benefits public lands. More than 1,900 sites around the country have registered to participate and celebrate this coming weekend.One such site is in the Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry. There will be three main work projects. Volunteers can help with weeding and mulching the Cradle’s Seeding Nursery, sanding and repainting the antique road graders along the Forest Festival Trail, or transplanting native wildflowers around the Cradle of Forestry site. The day will kick off at 9:30am and go until 1:00pm. If you are interested in helping with any of these three projects, please contact Devin Gentry for more details regarding how to sign up.Visitors will be given free admission to the Forest Discovery Center and historic trails throughout the forest. There will be guided walks and instruction on gardening with biodiversity. The weather is shaping up to be a beautiful fall day, one that will be perfect for giving back to the outdoors!View Larger MapLooking for something a little more North? Check out our other Weekend Pick, Running the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler!last_img read more

Bessie E. Schutte

first_imgThe community of Delaware (Osgood area) Indiana, lost a very special lady. Bessie Ella-Vene Schutte, age 90, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. The daughter of the late James Louis and Ella Mae Wilson Lanham was born on December 23, 1925 in Jefferson County, Indiana. In 1940 she graduated from Central High School of Madison, Indiana. She married Gilbert Paul Schutte on July 3, 1945, and three sons were born to this union. She was a very loving wife and mother who ran a tight ship! Her sons knew that they did not need to wait for their dad to get home if any disciplining was needed! From the late 1970’s to the middle 1980’s, she worked for Meyers Hardware in Milan, IN. A very proud member of the Republican party,Bessie had been seen over the many years working on the election board for Delaware Township.She brought her family up in the Delaware Methodist Church, where she was a member along with belonging to the ladies WSCS group. Community time was also given to the Delaware Fire Department as a member of the ladies’ auxiliary. Her greatest passion of all, aside from her family, was basketball! She undoubtedly was one of Jac-Cen-Del’s greatest fans who had be seen for many years sitting in the bleachers, rooting the players on and shaking her fist at the referees! She was feisty, loved life, and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.SURVIVORS:Sons:Ronald Lee (Sue) Schutte of GreensburgPaul “Gene” (Nancy) Schutte of GreensburgSister: Beatrice Marie Black of HanoverGrandchildren: 7Great Grandchildren: 9She was preceded in death by Husband, Gilbert Paul Schutte; Son, James Robert Schutte; Brother, James Olen Lanham ; Sisters, Elsie E. Sampson, Dorothy O. Hines & Edith P. LemensVISITATION: Friday, June 10, 2016/ 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m./ Neal’sFUNERAL: Saturday, June 11, 2016/ 10:00 a.m./ Neal’s/ Doors open at 9:00 a.m.BURIAL: Mud Pike Cemetery, OsgoodMEMORIALS: Delaware Methodist Church towards chair lift .Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Ighalo: Chinese Super League ‘Tougher, Stronger’ than Expected

first_img“When I got there I saw a different football game. There are a lot of foreign coaches and foreign players improving the league and the league is getting tougher and stronger,” Ighalo.28-year-old Ighalo has kept up his good goal-scoring record in China.Last year he scored 15 goals in 27 games and has scored one goal in three games so far this season.“Football in China is still growing. I have played a season and this is my second season. I am enjoying the life there and the football.“When I went there I was expecting a lower class of the league but when I arrived I saw how tough it is and said this is not what I had heard about.“This is not what people were talking about. It’s tough and it’s difficult to score goals,” said the Nigerian striker.Ighalo stressed that despite the challenges China presents, other African players should consider a move there if they get a chance.“If the opportunity jumps on them and they think properly about it, they should go because it’s an opportunity to make some money, play in Asia and to experience the life and culture there,” said Ighalo.Having played in Nigeria, Norway, Italy, Spain, England and now in China, how does life at his current club compare with his previous experiences?“Moving from England to China is a different life, the time difference, the way they live, the food, so it’s totally different from what I had experienced but for me it’s normal.Every country you go to play, you experience different and new things. I have played in six countries so it’s not new to me,” Ighalo said.The Nigerian is currently with the Super Eagles squad as they gear up for the World Cup in Russia in 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has said that the Chinese Super League has proved to be tougher than he expected following his move from English Premier league side Watford.Ighalo, who plays for Changchun Yatai, made the move last year in a £20 million deal.“Before I went there, people were saying the level of the Chinese League is very low and you are going to score a lot of goals,” said Ighalo who in London yesterday for the international friendly between Nigeria and Serbia at the Hive Stadium.last_img read more