Society Journal – Tahaoglu http://tahaoglu.net/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://tahaoglu.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Society Journal – Tahaoglu http://tahaoglu.net/ 32 32 Webster plays in a field hockey team http://tahaoglu.net/webster-plays-in-a-field-hockey-team/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:00:27 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/webster-plays-in-a-field-hockey-team/ WILLIMANTIC, CT – Twenty-six student-athletes are competing on the Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey team this fall 2021. Among the athletes is Raymond’s number 33 freshman Kiana Webster, who plays the goalie role and specializes in new media studies. Due to COVID-19 limiting its 2020 season, the women’s field hockey team is ready to […]]]>

WILLIMANTIC, CT – Twenty-six student-athletes are competing on the Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey team this fall 2021.

Among the athletes is Raymond’s number 33 freshman Kiana Webster, who plays the goalie role and specializes in new media studies.

Due to COVID-19 limiting its 2020 season, the women’s field hockey team is ready to return to regular play. “Eastern field hockey has had a successful spring and we are looking to build on that success as we approach this fall,” said head coach Christine Hutchinson. “We have a great first year class who are talented and who will contribute during games and practices. The team bonded well and are working hard to prepare for our season. “

To learn more about the team’s upcoming season, visit https: // gowarriorathletics.com / sports / field-hockey? path =hockey

Eastern offers an extensive lll division athletics program aimed at protecting the amateur aspects of various sports and maintaining the proper perspective of athletics as part of Eastern’s academic mission. By emphasizing the values ​​of fairness, diversity, sportsmanship, health and well-being, Eastern’s athletics program encourages students to contribute more effectively to our society and to live a richer and more fulfilling life.


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Moving tribute ceremonies on the 20th anniversary of September 11: The Prowers Journal http://tahaoglu.net/moving-tribute-ceremonies-on-the-20th-anniversary-of-september-11-the-prowers-journal/ Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:20:14 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/moving-tribute-ceremonies-on-the-20th-anniversary-of-september-11-the-prowers-journal/ Russ Baldwin | Sep 13, 2021 | Comments 0 The settings of the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had witnessed the Tri-State tributes on 9/11; the stands, the speakers, the hall of honor… but this year’s event had a particularly poignant atmosphere given that it was marked by a call for national […]]]>

The settings of the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had witnessed the Tri-State tributes on 9/11; the stands, the speakers, the hall of honor… but this year’s event had a particularly poignant atmosphere given that it was marked by a call for national and personal reflection commensurate with the past 20 years and in light of the painful loss of Wiley students days earlier.

Tom tudor

Tom Tudor was the guest speaker at the Tribute. Tudor served as a sentry and relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1969 to Memorial Day 1970. He is the past president and board member of the Society of the Honor Guard – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . He recalled how Arlington Cemetery took precautionary measures on September 11, 2001 to protect the resting place of so many of the country’s war dead.

This year’s parade honored 2021 Grand Marshall Wayne Clausen as well as Bryson Schemahorn for 2020 as this event was canceled due to pandemic protection measures. A special celebration was noted by the prominent position given to honor the students of Wiley Panther, included on the official sheriff’s vehicle that preceded the majority of the parade.

Although this was a typically hot summer day for Southeast Colorado, the absence of strong winds made it a perfect showcase for paratroopers flaunting their skills as Wild Blue Wing skydivers from the Air Force Academy descended from the sky.

Hall of Honor display

Each jumper sported a flag representing the armed forces, capped with the American flag that showcased skills and talents as each parachutist landed, one after the other, at the back of the broadcast booth and fairground enclosures.

Pledge of allegiance at the exhibition center

Doug Harbor, the initiator of the Tribute, addressed the crowd about the special significance of the 20e anniversary of September 11. What started as a small gathering of citizens, standing outside the Prowers County Courthouse, has grown into an annual symbol of our love for the country and an opportunity to express our thanks to our military, law enforcement, and law enforcement agencies. first responders and EMS personnel.

By Russ Baldwin

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Lewiston Church to Honor Public Safety Community with Blue Mass http://tahaoglu.net/lewiston-church-to-honor-public-safety-community-with-blue-mass/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 04:00:34 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/lewiston-church-to-honor-public-safety-community-with-blue-mass/ LEWISTON – Hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel are expected to be recognized for their commitment and selflessness at a mass next month. Bishop Robert Deeley will celebrate Blue Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 19 at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 122 Ash Street. […]]]>

LEWISTON – Hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel are expected to be recognized for their commitment and selflessness at a mass next month.

Bishop Robert Deeley will celebrate Blue Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 19 at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 122 Ash Street. People of all faiths are invited to join the community in showing their gratitude to the public safety community. . All active and retired members of this community are encouraged to come with their families and in uniform.

“We are well served by those who protect and serve us. We have to take a break to thank them, ”Deeley said, according to a press release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. “We don’t need to wait for disaster to happen to be grateful for the dedication of all whose life’s work is protecting the public. At the Blue Mass, our goal is not only to thank them for their service to society, but also to thank God for this service and to ask for God’s blessing on each of them.

Elected representatives at the local, state and national levels should join the bishop in honoring those who serve in this community. Blessings will be granted to all who contribute to the public health and safety of Maine, and prayers will be offered for those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Members of the public security community will fulfill several roles during Mass, including as readers and bearers of gifts, and color guards and a multi-jurisdictional honor guard will be on hand. Lewiston and Auburn Fire Department ladder trucks will fly the American flag on Bartlett Street before mass.

The Blue Mass (referring to the blue uniforms worn by firefighters, law enforcement and other first responders) dates back to 1934 and is a venerable tradition in many dioceses. The events of September 11, 2001 prompted the Diocese of Portland to locally institute the Blue Mass.

For more information on the Blue Mass, including its history in the Diocese of Portland, visit portlanddiocese.org/BlueMass.


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Two decades after 9/11, Saudi Arabia wants a softer image http://tahaoglu.net/two-decades-after-9-11-saudi-arabia-wants-a-softer-image/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 05:10:13 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/two-decades-after-9-11-saudi-arabia-wants-a-softer-image/ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses for a selfie during an investment conference in Riyadh on October 23, 2018 – Copyright AFP FADEL SENNA Haitham El Tabei Two decades after Saudi activists organized and carried out the 9/11 attacks, the Desert Kingdom is striving for change as part of a reform campaign aimed at […]]]>

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses for a selfie during an investment conference in Riyadh on October 23, 2018 – Copyright AFP FADEL SENNA

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Two decades after Saudi activists organized and carried out the 9/11 attacks, the Desert Kingdom is striving for change as part of a reform campaign aimed at updating its ultra-conservative image.

Women can drive, and cinemas have reopened in the “new” Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman, among many modernizing reforms that some say may be linked to the trauma of 9/11.

These initiatives are “one of the long-term consequences” of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, Yasmine Farouk of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace told AFP.

Fifteen Saudis were among 19 hijackers in the airstrikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which left nearly 3,000 dead and were planned by Saudi-born al-Qaeda leader Osama ben Laden.

The kingdom, a longtime US ally, has denied any involvement but faced harsh US rhetoric over its social and educational systems that critics say encouraged extremism.

More pressure could follow in the coming months after US President Joe Biden ordered the declassification of secret documents from a US investigation into the attacks.

Biden was responding to pressure from the families of some of those killed on 9/11 who have long argued that the classified documents may contain evidence the Saudi government had links to the hijackers.

In a statement released by its embassy in Washington on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia said it “welcomed” Biden’s decision.

He said he “can only reiterate his long-standing support for the full declassification” of all documents in the hope that they “will end the baseless allegations against the kingdom once and for all.”

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Saudi Arabia’s austere image was rooted in the strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam, a Puritan doctrine it was accused of exporting around the world.

The country, home to Islam’s holiest sites and the world’s largest oil exporter, initially resisted pressure for reform.

But the rise of Prince Mohammed, or “MBS,” who was appointed crown prince in 2017, and the need to diversify as demand for oil cools has resulted in a series of economic, social and religious changes.

Prince Mohammed has sought to position himself as a champion of “moderate” Islam, even as his international reputation was affected by the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The kingdom’s heavily criticized driving ban was lifted in 2018, mixed music concerts are now allowed, and businesses can remain open during the five daily prayers.

Saudi Arabia has also sterilized its once feared religious police, which hunted people out of malls to pray and berated anyone mingling with the opposite sex.

The Gulf country, a destination for millions of Muslim pilgrims every year, has also opened its doors to non-religious tourism.

The kingdom “is a profoundly different and better place,” Saudi government adviser Ali Shihabi told AFP.

“The (reforms) have dismantled the structures and networks of radical Islam inside the country.

“Terrorists planning a 9/11-like outrage will have to go elsewhere than the kingdom to fish for recruits, as the pool of young Saudi Arabians indoctrinated into reactionary Islam is shrinking rapidly. “

But some Saudis warn that swift and sweeping reforms carry the risk of backlash, with popular sentiment hard to gauge when authorities continue to crack down on any opposition or activist.

– ‘Huge task’ –

In 2019, a Yemeni resident engaged in a series of stabbing during a live musical in Riyadh and, in another incident that year, a Saudi man shot dead three people at a naval base. from Florida.

Farouk said it was in many ways a “new Saudi Arabia,” but warned that the reforms are “not enough” to eradicate extremism.

“They do not involve a dialogue with society that would address extremist arguments,” she said.

“Dialogue is very important to achieve goals and not just to force changes on people. “

Reform must focus on the education system that has long been associated with Wahhabism, said Kristin Diwan of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

“Reforming an entire education system – programs, instructors, institutions – is a huge task that comes down to remaking society itself,” she told AFP.

The kingdom is currently revising textbooks that label non-Muslims as “kuffar” or non-believers, while the education ministry has announced that it is working on a new curriculum that promotes “the values ​​of freedom of thought and of tolerance ”.

In 2018, Prince Mohammed told CBS television that he aimed to remove all “extremist” elements from the education system, in which die-hard Islamists were widely employed.

“There is no doubt that the intention is there, but effective execution will take time,” said Diwan.


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Infosys with “anti-national” forces, ally of the tukde tukde gang: newspaper linked to RSS http://tahaoglu.net/infosys-with-anti-national-forces-ally-of-the-tukde-tukde-gang-newspaper-linked-to-rss/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 23:00:15 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/infosys-with-anti-national-forces-ally-of-the-tukde-tukde-gang-newspaper-linked-to-rss/ MARKING the first time that the Sangh attempted to brand a prominent company as aligned with “anti-national” forces, RSS-affiliated Panchajanya alleged in its latest issue that Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys was attempting deliberately destabilizing the Indian economy and accused it of helping “the naxals, the leftists and the tukde tukde gang”. So far, such defamation […]]]>

MARKING the first time that the Sangh attempted to brand a prominent company as aligned with “anti-national” forces, RSS-affiliated Panchajanya alleged in its latest issue that Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys was attempting deliberately destabilizing the Indian economy and accused it of helping “the naxals, the leftists and the tukde tukde gang”.

So far, such defamation has targeted individuals, activists, some campus sections and some members of the political opposition. The software company Infosys is considered one of the main pioneers in the economy following the first generation reforms of IT services.

The weekly made the allegations in the context of problems in the new electronic income tax filing portal developed by Infosys. The website went live on June 7 but has since continued to pose problems for taxpayers. Last month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh and gave the company until September 15 to correct these issues. Infosys was awarded the contract in 2019.

“Will Infosys provide that same kind of shoddy service to overseas customers,” the article asked.

The article comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed next generation reforms through ambitious privatization and monetization goals.

Responding to questions from The Indian Express, Panchajanya editor-in-chief Hitesh Shankar said, “The cover story is about a large company (Infosys) whose quality of work falls short of its reputation. This not only damages the reputation of the company, but also causes inconvenience to millions of people… This kind of role and delivery creates discontent in the company. If Infosys is not involved in any socially questionable / propaganda funding it has to come out and state the facts… we are writing about the dissatisfaction that has arisen in the company. The company needs to clarify whether it is a software company or a tool to create social anger.

RSS spokesman Sunil Ambekar was unavailable for comment.

In his cover story “Saakh Aur Aaghaat” (Reputation and prejudice), Panchajanya claimed that this was not the first time Infosys has messed up a government project. Citing problems on the GST and Department of Corporate Affairs websites, the article said, “When these things happen repeatedly, it can only arouse suspicion. There are accusations that the management of Infosys is deliberately trying to destabilize the Indian economy … Could it be that an anti-national power is trying to harm India’s economic interests through Infosys? “

At the same time, the magazine said it had no concrete evidence to prove it, but added that the “history and circumstances” of the company give weight to the accusation.

“Infosys is accused of providing assistance to the Naxals, the leftists and the Tukde Tukde Gang. The question of Infosys directly or indirectly supporting the dividing forces in the country has already come to light. It is believed (that) disinformation websites… are funded by Infosys. Some organizations that spread caste hatred are also beneficiaries of the Infosys charity. Shouldn’t we ask the promoters of Infosys what is the reason for the financing by the company of anti-national and anarchist organizations? Should companies of such a suspicious nature be allowed to participate in the government’s tendering process? “

He added: “One of the promoters of Infosys is Nandan Nilekani who challenged Lok Sabha’s polls on a congressional ticket. The opposition of the founder of the company NR Narayana Murthy to the ideology of the government in place is not hidden from anyone. Infosys appoints people who subscribe to a certain ideology to important positions… If such a company obtains important government tenders, would there not be a threat of influence from China and the ISI?

The article alleged that problems in projects outsourced to Infosys could be an opposition ploy to ensure that the government is forced to change its policy of awarding contracts to Indian companies. This, he said, would harm the idea of ​​Atmanirbhar Bharat.


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Rice University researchers create smart shirt that can monitor your heart rate http://tahaoglu.net/rice-university-researchers-create-smart-shirt-that-can-monitor-your-heart-rate/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:49:23 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/rice-university-researchers-create-smart-shirt-that-can-monitor-your-heart-rate/ The researchers compared the data collected by the shirt with standard chest belt monitors and commercial medical electrode monitors in live experiments. (Image credit: Rice University) The research paper by the researchers at Rice University was published in an American Chemical Society journal named Nano Letters on August 30. News18.com Last update:September 02, 2021, 2:21 […]]]>

The researchers compared the data collected by the shirt with standard chest belt monitors and commercial medical electrode monitors in live experiments.  (Image credit: Rice University)

The researchers compared the data collected by the shirt with standard chest belt monitors and commercial medical electrode monitors in live experiments. (Image credit: Rice University)

The research paper by the researchers at Rice University was published in an American Chemical Society journal named Nano Letters on August 30.

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Researchers at a university in Texas, USA, have developed a “smart shirt” that would be able to measure users’ heart rates efficiently and accurately. Rice University researchers created a sports shirt with conductive fibers of carbon nanotubes. Scientists say the nanotube fibers are sewn into shit and are able to successfully take a continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) from the wearer. The fibers have been transformed into threads which in turn can be as conductive as metallic threads. The study was led by Rice University graduate student Lauren Taylor, who said the shirt must fit snugly across the chest to function properly.

Taylor, in a press release, said researchers will focus in the future on using denser plates of carbon nanotube strands so that there is more surface area to contact the skin. The research paper from the researchers at Rice University was published in an American Chemical Society journal named Nano Letters on August 30. Taylor said there is a zigzag pattern on the shirt that can be adjusted and matched to a fabric’s stretch.

Since the data collected depends on the shirt’s skin contact, researchers are currently working with a team from the Texas Heart Institute to maximize the surface area of ​​the clothing to improve skin contact. They said the fibers are machine washable, soft and flexible thanks to the zigzag stitching pattern.

The researchers also compared the data collected by the shirt with standard chest belt monitors and commercial medical electrode monitors in live experiments. The ECG results were found to be better with the carbon nanotube jacket.

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The case of the bronze girl and the secret garden http://tahaoglu.net/the-case-of-the-bronze-girl-and-the-secret-garden/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:00:35 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/the-case-of-the-bronze-girl-and-the-secret-garden/ The situation We recently received a complaint for an unmarked and unsigned bronze sculpture of a girl holding a bird bath. This sculpture was the focal point of a fountain located in a French garden on a large alley leading to the stately home of the insured. Insureds claimed a value of $ 17,000, with […]]]>
The situation

We recently received a complaint for an unmarked and unsigned bronze sculpture of a girl holding a bird bath. This sculpture was the focal point of a fountain located in a French garden on a large alley leading to the stately home of the insured. Insureds claimed a value of $ 17,000, with an initial purchase price of $ 10,000. No documents were provided. Insureds remember that the artwork was purchased 25 years ago in New York City on the recommendation of their interior designer, but they don’t remember where. They thought it was an original work of art. The photographs submitted to us for evaluation showed the sculpture after being knocked over by a windstorm.

Crack the deal

Without an artist name or background information, we began our research by identifying the key features of the sculpture and then looking for those features in the sculptures featured in public collections and galleries. Nestled in the heart of Central Park’s only formal garden, the Conservatory Garden, and standing at the bottom of a small pool of water lilies, we found a sculpture of a girl wearing sheer clothing, one leg bent and holding a bowl , which serves as a bath for the birds that congregate. The girl turns slowly to look down and over her right shoulder, while the young boy sits at her feet playing the flute. This is the Frances Hodgson Burnett Memorial Fountain, created by artist Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955). It represents Mary and Dickon, the protagonists of Hodgson Burnett’s book, The secret garden. The sculpture was a match.

Once we discovered the original sculpture, our job was to determine the most likely source of the insured’s piece. Due to its popularity, there have been both authorized and unauthorized redesigns of The Girl and the Swallows since its original production. In fact, it is claimed that funds were raised for the Central Park Garden by selling casts of this sculpture. The Watertown Historical Society has an authorized and cast copy titled “Phillis” of only the young girl, which was presented to the town of Watertown in 1930 by Mrs. Carrie Mowder Hill. The Watertown Historical Society says Ms Hill saw the original statue on a trip to New York City and immediately arranged for a replica. All these authorized versions are listed on the database with “ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY”

Roman Bronze Works was the first American foundry to specialize in the lost wax casting method. It was established in 1897 and continued to be the preeminent foundry for artists until the turn of the 20th century. It currently operates under the name Roman Bronze Studios. The sculpture belonging to the insured does not appear to be an “authorized” or an “unauthorized” copy of the original. Instead, it appears to be an “after” work, using the artist’s original work as a source of inspiration. The first clue was in the details of the sculpture itself. The toes of the insured sculpture are different from the toes of the original in that they are too long and squeeze or grip at the base in an awkward manner. This is a characteristic often observed in figurative sculptures from Asian foundries.

While authorized casts were created in the past, today there is a more common and disturbing type of reproduction known as “after” casts. Foundries, especially those in Asia, either base a new mold from an original work or have an in-house artist create a similar, marketable mold from which to create casts. These reproductions are sold through many large, leading retailers, as well as small stores that sell artwork for the home. Sculptures are rarely attributed to the original artist, and those who buy them often feel like they are buying an original work. In fact, we found several of these “after” works of Bessie Potter Vonnoh’s portrayal of Mary in these retail locations.

The sculpture belonging to the insured does not appear to be an “authorized” or an “unauthorized” copy of the original. Instead, it appears to be an “after” work, using the artist’s original work as a source of inspiration. The first clue was in the details of the sculpture itself. The toes of the insured sculpture are different from the toes of the original in that they are too long and squeeze or grip at the base in an awkward manner. This is a characteristic often observed in figurative sculptures from Asian foundries.

Next, we examined the photographs of the plinth of the insured sculpture and found that it appeared to have traces of rust. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, and although it forms a green patina, it does not rust due to the lack of iron. The green color and white areas on the top are what you would expect to see with aging, but rust on the feet is not something you would expect to see on a sculpture. original bronze of this style and type.

Finally, although the subject and general positioning, clothing and features are almost the same as the original, the quality of the sculpture of the insured is not the same. The original work represents the young girl dressed in a diaphanous fabric which clings to her body. The material “worn” by the young girl in the work of the insured does not have the same quality of transparent appearance. Additionally, the silhouette of the original is delicate and vaporous, but the silhouette takes on a more athletic and chunky shape in the piece of property in question. Other features like head positioning differ between the two.

The result

There is no way of knowing for sure who did this work or exactly where it was done. We were able to rule out this work as an authorized copy or an unauthorized copy made directly from the original form, and we were able to determine that the original was used as a direct inspiration for another artist who made a new mold “after” to throw the work. We found that the most important features, such as the subject’s face, hair, and proportions, were performed well, while others were sloppy or awkward, such as toes. Finally, the quality of the materials used was more in line with the works produced in series. For this reason, we set the price for a well-formed mass copy, such as one would likely find in high-end home decor stores for the initial purchase price of $ 10,000.

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About Christian Trabue


Trabue is a fine art journal reviewer for Enservio and a member of the Appraisers Association of America.

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Donations to the library to improve access to history | Hillsboro Star Journal http://tahaoglu.net/donations-to-the-library-to-improve-access-to-history-hillsboro-star-journal/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 20:40:02 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/donations-to-the-library-to-improve-access-to-history-hillsboro-star-journal/ Donations to the libraryto improve access to history For several years, genealogists, historians and ordinary citizens who attempt to research more than 150 years of local history have faced a serious challenge. The Marion City Library’s microfilm viewer was showing only blurry images and had become unable to scan and print them. When librarian Janet […]]]>

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For several years, genealogists, historians and ordinary citizens who attempt to research more than 150 years of local history have faced a serious challenge.

The Marion City Library’s microfilm viewer was showing only blurry images and had become unable to scan and print them.

When librarian Janet Marler informed Record of the problem and that no municipal funds were available to pay for the repairs, he offered a challenge grant.

The Record would donate $ 3,500 – half the cost of a new state-of-the-art computer system – if other donors matched the Record’s contribution.

Earlier this month, Marler was able to secure pledges from three anonymous donors, including an out-of-county Santa Fe Trail historian, and Meyer presented him with a check for $ 3,500.

The new equipment will allow easy access to all microfilm, including 152 year history of the Record pages and other publications that have merged with it.

Only a small portion of this archive, all dating from before 1922, has been made available online by the Kansas Historical Society‘s ongoing project to provide public access to historical journal pages.

Microfilms donated by the Record can be viewed at the Marion City Library, which has its own copies, or any other library in Kansas, which can borrow microfilm donated to the Historical Society.


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Calendar of events for the standard newspaper area of ​​the Wednesday August 25, 2021 edition | Local http://tahaoglu.net/calendar-of-events-for-the-standard-newspaper-area-of-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bthe-wednesday-august-25-2021-edition-local/ Tue, 24 Aug 2021 00:04:16 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/calendar-of-events-for-the-standard-newspaper-area-of-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bthe-wednesday-august-25-2021-edition-local/ The Highland Rivers Health Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. via teleconference due to circumstances necessitated by the public health emergency involving public safety. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call 706-270-5000. The Polk County Historical Society and Museum continues to offer a free […]]]>

The Highland Rivers Health Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. via teleconference due to circumstances necessitated by the public health emergency involving public safety. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call 706-270-5000.

The Polk County Historical Society and Museum continues to offer a free story hour and crafts for children on the first Saturday of the month until December. Aimed at children aged 3 to 9, a member of the community will read a book followed by a craft. Each story hour begins at 11:30 a.m. at the museum located at 117 West Ave., Cedartown.

Fall art classes are held at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, located at 316 N. Piedmont Ave. Classes available include pottery, drawing, painting, fused glass, and weaving, as well as pottery and mixed media lessons for children. For more information on these courses, including times and costs, visit rockmart-ga.gov/RockmartCulturalArtsCenter.aspx or call 770-684-2707.

A new exhibit will be on display starting September 2 at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, located at 316 N. Piedmont Ave. Ginger L. Lowry’s “Art of the Horse” exhibition will be on display until October 28 in the RCAC gallery with a reception scheduled for September 18 from 4 pm to 6 pm “O Holy Night” by Susan D. Waters, a Life-size nativity scene made of wire and papier-mâché is scheduled from November 4 to December 23. Religious or civic groups are welcome to register to visit this exhibit. For more information visit rockmart-ga.gov/RockmartCulturalArtsCenter.aspx or call 770-684-2707.

Polk County Historical Society Cemetery Tours are back with another visit to Greenwood Cemetery in Cedartown. Tours are available every Friday in September and October at 6 p.m. Those interested can email polkgahistory@gmail.com with group size, date and phone number. The cost is $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children aged 5 and over.

Mosaic Place will be celebrating its third anniversary as part of its annual Salvage Rally on September 14 at Peek Park in Cedartown. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with live music, recovery speakers and a recovery walk around the park. For more information, call 678-901-1445.

Keep Polk Beautiful will be holding its annual Rivers Alive Cleanup on September 25 from 8 a.m. to noon in Cedartown, on the Goodyear Footbridge off West Avenue. The public is invited to go out, register and participate in efforts to keep our waterways and green spaces clean. Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 125 registrants. For more information, contact Randy Cook at 678-246-1083 or email RCook@cedartowngeorgia.gov.

Sons of the American Legion Post 12 at Rockmart is hosting a $ 5 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on the third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1 Veterans Circle. Each meal includes garlic bread, salad and tea, and all proceeds go to veterans and children’s programs.

The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living runs a COVID-19 peer support call every Monday at 2 p.m. via the Zoom website and by phone. For the link and password, or if you need help, contact Christina Holtzclaw at 628-246-1825 or choltzclaw@nwgacil.org.


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Lorain County Community Foundation Hispanic Fund honors recipients http://tahaoglu.net/lorain-county-community-foundation-hispanic-fund-honors-recipients/ Sun, 22 Aug 2021 23:55:24 +0000 http://tahaoglu.net/lorain-county-community-foundation-hispanic-fund-honors-recipients/ The Hispanic Fund is returning to the Latinx community to do the necessary work, leaders said at an annual meeting Aug. 20 at Spectrum Hall in Lorain. The fund was the first affiliated fund of the Lorain County Community Foundation established in 1986. The mission is to enhance and promote socio-economic and educational opportunities within […]]]>

The Hispanic Fund is returning to the Latinx community to do the necessary work, leaders said at an annual meeting Aug. 20 at Spectrum Hall in Lorain.

The fund was the first affiliated fund of the Lorain County Community Foundation established in 1986.

The mission is to enhance and promote socio-economic and educational opportunities within the Hispanic community of Lorain County.

Over the past year, the officers administering the fund have distributed $ 20,000 in grants and scholarships.

Recipients of 2021 grants include El Centro de Servicios Sociales; Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc .; Lorain Historical Society; Neighborhood alliance; Ballet de Pointe Nord; Prevent Blindness Northeast Ohio Chapter; and Beginning with Art.

The fund offers two scholarships and 10 grants.

Cynthia Andrews, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, says the work they do is only possible because of the generosity of the community.

Cynthia Andrews of the Lorain County Community Foundation speaks at the meeting.

“When we support our community, this is how we can continue to support members of our community,” she said.

During the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Hispanic Fund crafted a COVID-19 response while pushing for racial equity.

Eileen Torres is the President of the Hispanic Fund.

Eileen Torres, President of Hispanic Fund, delivers the keynote address.

Torres said he held three racial equity seminars, one of which focused on Latinx communities.

The fund has two purposes: to let the community know they exist and to raise funds for young people, she said.

Amy Maliza, a member of the Hispanic Fund’s board of directors, says the event helps generate donations for their initiatives.

“The goal is to recognize the recipients and bring our supporters together as well as introduce ourselves to others in the community,” she said.

Joel Arredondo, president of the Lorain city council, has long supported the Hispanic fund.

“If you believe in education, it can be done,” he said. “We cannot be afraid to fail or to give back.”

Arredondo says 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Latinos coming to Lorain.

In honor of Migration and National Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be a 20-day exhibit at the Historical Society and other events.

“This is the first step in a long process of sharing our history,” said Arredondo.

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15.

The Hispanic Fund will be hosting a wine and beer tasting to benefit the Latinx Fellowship from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 2 at the Antlers Ballroom in Lorain.

“We want to raise more funds to continue reaching children in need and to offer scholarships on an even larger scale in the Hispanic community,” said Maliza.

Those interested can visit peoplewhocare.org to purchase a $ 35 ticket.


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