National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract

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Donnelly eyes Senate seat in upcoming election

first_imgEditor’s Note: This story is the first in a series featuring the race for the Indiana seat in the United States Senate. U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly sees his potential new role as U.S. Senator as an opportunity to help bring the American dream to a greater number of Hoosiers. “[This campaign] is about people, it’s about the challenges families face and trying to make everyone’s American dream come true – to help be a small part of that,” Donnelly said. On Nov. 6, Donnelly will face off with Republican Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock to become Indiana’s next member of the U.S. Senate and the first Notre Dame graduate to ever sit in the upper house of Congress. Donnelly said Indiana voters’ choice on Election Day will come down to a few fundamental issues. “The choice in this election here in Indiana is crystal clear: it’s a question of who will fight for you and who will fight for middle class families,” he said. “My opponent, Richard Mourdock, has said that Medicare is unconstitutional, that Social Security is unconstitutional and that he doesn’t believe in bipartisanship.” Donnelly said if Mourdock were to win the race, it would be a departure from a tradition of moderate leaders representing Indiana. “He’s an extreme Tea Party candidate, and I’ve been – from the first day I started in Congress, an independent moderate,” he said. “Indiana has a long tradition of moderate, common sense U.S. senators like Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh, and that’s the tradition that I have served in the House and I intend to serve in the United States Senate.” Having worked in the private sector and other public roles in Indiana before his 2006 election to the House of Representatives representing the district including South Bend, Donnelly said a continued focus on his Indiana roots best prepares him to represent the state in Washington. “I think the most important thing is working back home in Indiana for 27 years in just a regular job, helping to run a printing business, practicing law and everyday raising my family back home,” he said. Donnelly said the campaign for Senate has differed from his experience campaigning for and serving in the House of Representatives because of the broader constituency he’s gotten in touch with. “It’s a chance to meet even more people from our state and see the incredible amount of diversity we have – in people, in geography – but at the end of the day, we’re so similar in that we want a job, to see our family have a wonderful life, and to see our country grow stronger,” he said. “In that way, all Hoosiers are the same.” As the media continues to maintain a major role in elections, Donnelly said the coverage has been more of an asset than a challenge. “I just look at it as a chance to talk to people from our state,” he said. “When I’m talking to [the media], I’m talking to the people of our state. So I look at them as a positive, a chance to continue the conversation, and a chance to hear what people think.” A 1987 graduate of the University, and a 1991 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, Donnelly said the University has played a crucial role in his personal development. “Notre Dame has helped shape who I am as a person. I’ve known so many wonderful priests at Notre Dame, have been able to go to school with so many extraordinary people and have been taught by so many wonderful professors,” he said. “It’s helped shape who I am. I met my wife at Notre Dame. My children went to Notre Dame.” Donnelly said he has been thankful for the level of political engagement by Notre Dame students and alumni. “In the past I’ve had interns working in our congressional office almost every semester, a number of Notre Dame grads serve on my staff – both on the campaign staff and on the congressional staff. What we’ve seen is the talent level and ability of graduates from the University is off the charts,” he said. “I feel very lucky … we have a lot of Fighting Irish doing a lot of extraordinary work.” Donnelly said Notre Dame students with political ambition should pursue those aspirations, but said those who don’t see themselves as leadership material should keep an ear open for the call to lead. “I just practiced law here, worked at a small business, and hadn’t ever thought of running for congress. One day, I was blessed to have friends who talked to me about it, and it developed,” he said. “Don’t feel any pressure to have to do it one day or the next day … being a part of Notre Dame, you have the confidence, the ability and the talent to make anything come true.” Donnelly’s last bit of leadership advice comes from University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh. “I’ve always tried to keep Fr. Hesburgh in my heart. He always said whenever you have a decision to make, do the right thing,” Donnelly said. “That’s the Notre Dame way, and that’s what I try to do.”last_img read more

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Malawi agriculture partnership

first_imgThe Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut at the University of Georgia partners with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Malawi to help farmers diversify their crops.The Malawi Ag Diversification Activity (called AgDiv for short) is a USAID initiative to empower farmers to grow more peanut, soy and orange-fleshed sweet potato, three nutritious foods that promise to improve the diets of Malawians while giving farmers more options.Malawi – a landlocked country of 18 million people in southern Africa – depends on agriculture as its main industry. Most people grow at least some of their own food, and peanuts – or groundnuts as they are called in Africa – already are part of the traditional diet.Making peanut production more efficient and improving the quality of the crop benefits both the consumer and the farmer.“Peanuts work well in a diverse cropping system,” said innovation lab Director Dave Hoisington. “Because they fix atmospheric nitrogen, peanuts can benefit other crops grown on the farm, while providing healthy food and a cash crop for the farmer.”The innovation lab, which USAID awarded to UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in early 2018, works in focus countries throughout Africa to foster research by U.S. and overseas scientists. Over five years, the lab will research questions that could improve peanut yields and safety, explore and promote nutrition, advance understanding of gender and age issues in peanut production and hone the process that takes peanuts from the field to storage to a factory to consumers’ tables.The Peanut Innovation Lab received a sub-contract from Palladium, the implementing partner for AgDiv, to deploy past research findings, getting the technology into the hands of producers.Working together with experts at the University of Connecticut and North Carolina State University, UGA will create a production package for Malawian farmers – basically, improved seed varieties, inoculants, training about disease management, introduction to harvest technology and advice about how to use the packages. Private and public seed producers already are evaluating drip irrigation to gauge the value to peanuts.Finding the right formula for growing any crop can be complicated. Before the seeds even go in the ground, breeders work to create varieties best adapted to the needs and challenges of the area. Researchers do cost-benefit analyses to see if different expenses – such as buying inoculant or herbicide, paying for hand-weeding or mechanizing the harvest – pays off in increased yield.As the innovation lab brings together all that information into a practical plan for farmers, the staff also will bring together different stakeholders in the U.S. and Africa to work together, including Malawi’s national agriculture program and extension system, along with private seed sellers and others.last_img read more

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Shohei Ohtani injury update: Two-way player could return to Angels by end of month

first_imgIt has been almost exactly one year since Shohei Ohtani hit a home run in three consecutive straight games for the Angels. On Thursday, the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year delivered good news on just how soon that power could be debuting this season.Speaking to the media for the first time in two weeks, Ohtani said that he could be ready to return to the Angels’ lineup by the end of the month but will let the team’s training staff decide when he is officially allowed. “Personally, I feel I could be back this month, but it’s up to the team,” Ohtani said through interpreter Ippei Mizuhara (per MLB.com). “As a player, I think it’s natural to want to get back as early as possible. That’s how I’m feeling right now, but it’s ultimately up to the team. I know they are trying to be really careful.”MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNOhtani underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1 with an original timetable for his return in May as a designated hitter. He will not pitch until the 2020 season after pitching 51 2/3 innings last year with 63 strikeouts and a 3.31 ERA. Next on the rehab plan is to begin live batting practice, something Ohtani only needed a week of last season before making his initial return from his elbow injury in June. This time around, he may need a minor league rehab assignment. Ohtani on Thursday took 50 swings, including 25 on the field, and began throwing from up to 60 feet.Last season, Ohtani batted .285/.361/.564 with 21 doubles and 22 home runs in 326 plate appearances. His bat would be a welcome addition after the news that left fielder Justin Upton could miss up to three months.”I’ve been training hard all offseason trying to get back,” Ohtani said. “Right now, my swing feels great. My power feels actually even a little bit better than last year. So I think, in that sense, everything is going really well.”last_img read more

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Fastest man on earth 2019 is Coleman

first_imgThe victory was the culmination of a rollercoaster season for Coleman, whose participation in the championships had been in doubt until only a few weeks ago.Coleman, who has strongly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs, was left facing a lengthy suspension in August after it emerged he had registered three drug-testing “whereabouts” failures in a 12-month period.The violation is regarded as equivalent to a failed drug test and often followed by a ban of up to two years.Yet Coleman avoided a sanction when the case against him was dropped in early September because of a technicality.Coleman had recorded his first whereabouts failure on June 6 last year, before two more offences in January 16 and April 26 this year.However the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) abruptly withdrew the charges on September 2 after a review of the rules regarding how the 12-month window should be calculated.Under an obscure regulation in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI) guidelines, Coleman’s first missed case in June last year should have been backdated to the first day of that quarter, April 1, 2018.ALL PHOTOS VIA @iaaforgThat meant the dates of the three offences fell outside the required 12-month time-frame for a doping offence to have occurred — leaving Coleman in the clear and free to compete in Doha.Earlier,  Sifan Hassan secured her first global outdoor title on Saturday as the Dutch runner won the women’s 10,000 metres in the fastest time this year of 30min 17.62sec in Doha.The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born athlete — who came to the Netherlands aged 15 as a refugee — stormed home clear of former compatriot Letesenbet Gidey who clocked 30:21.23.Agnes Tirop of Kenya took bronze in 30:25.20.Share on: WhatsApp Brilliant Coleman blasts to 100m world gold100M final since 20092009 Berlin – Usain Bolt 2011 Daegu – Yohan Blake 2013 Moscow – Usain Bolt 2015 Beijing – Usain Bolt 2017 London – Justin Gatlin 2019 Doha – Christian Coleman Doha, Qatar | AFP | Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career.The 23-year-old American, who escaped a doping ban earlier this month on a technicality, swept over the finish line in a world-leading personal best of 9.76sec to claim his first major outdoor championship gold medal.Defending champion Justin Gatlin took silver in 9.89sec at the age of 37 while Canada’s Andre De Grasse claimed bronze in 9.90sec.It completed a flawless championship campaign for Coleman, who had been the only man to duck under 10 seconds in both Friday’s opening rounds and Saturday’s semi-finals.Coleman’s victory in perfect conditions at the Khalifa Stadium was never in doubt, the stocky 2017 World Championships silver medallist exploding out of the blocks to take the lead over the opening 20 metres.The American let out a roar of triumph as he crossed the line before punching the air in jubilation after a performance which makes him the sixth fastest man in history.“I am humble, I am just here to win titles,” an elated Coleman said afterwards.“It is an incredible time, it is a PR for me. I think the sky’s the limit, I think I still have a lot of things I can work on and improve, I think I can keep dropping my time,” added the 60m indoor world record holder.– Cleared on a technicality –last_img read more

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New study: Golf lessons a boon for patients with chronic conditions

first_img The mental and physical benefits of playing golf have been revealed in a new report published today (3 July) by England Golf, ukactive and Mytime Active.Evidence taken from a two-year study suggests the benefits of an innovative ‘Golf on Referral’ programme include improvements in patients’ feelings of life satisfaction, physical activity levels and strength, while also reducing feelings of loneliness.The study focused on 45 people at risk of chronic conditions who had been referred to improve their overall health by increasing their physical activity and wellbeing.The Golf on Referral pilots were delivered at Mytime Active golf courses between 2017 and 2019, with the selected patients referred for a six-week behaviour change and golf lesson programme.Researchers tracked the patients’ mental and physical wellbeing, finding that activity levels rose dramatically. As the patients became more active, the researchers found that levels of life satisfaction rose, along with happiness and feelings of worthwhile.The improvements in wellbeing, coupled with a reduction in feelings of loneliness, highlighted the benefits of the programme – view the infographic here.The report recommends that Golf on Referral continues to be studied.Golf on Referral was developed to provide an additional referral route alongside Mytime Active’s traditional referral pathways which look to enable people to lead happier lives by prescribing physical activity.Researchers also found that grip strength – a strong indicator of vitality in older people – increased significantly over the course of the study, suggesting improvements in muscle strength and therefore reduced risk of falls or disability for patients.The Golf on Referral programme was supported by ukactive Research Institute findings published in the International Journal of Golf Science[i], which examined a separate survey of 3,247 golfers who participated at 12 Mytime Active golf courses.The findings showed positive associations between playing golf and the participants’ physical and mental wellbeing, as well as increased social trust and personal wellbeing.Rob Drinkwater, Head of Participation and Club Support at England Golf, said: “England Golf would like to thank Mytime Active and ukactive for their support in piloting the ‘Golf on Referral’ concept.“The health benefits of golf have long been known anecdotally by those taking part in the game, but as an industry we probably haven’t used that angle strongly enough to attract and ‘sell’ those benefits to new audiences and participants.“We’re really excited about taking the learnings from these pilots and further developing the Golf on Referral model; working with Mytime Active as well as other leisure, health and wellbeing providers to add the product into their hubs and menus of activity options.”Professor Greg Whyte, Chair of the ukactive Scientific Advisory Board, said: “Golf is a fantastic way to encourage people to be more active, particularly among people who may be classed as physically inactive.“This research demonstrates that undertaking regular, moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking during a game of golf, can improve your overall health and happiness.“We want to work with Mytime Active and England Golf to roll-out Golf on Referral, and build upon this evidence to provide golf-based interventions that create opportunities for more people to lead happier, healthier lives.”Jason Stanton, Operations Director at Mytime Active, said: “The Golf on Referral programme was born out of our desire to help more people access the benefits of golf, giving our communities a fun alternative to increase their physical activity levels, learn something new and socialise with like-minded people.“With the rising rates of loneliness we are experiencing in the UK, these positive outcomes seem more important than ever. With the support of ukactive and England Golf, we have been better able evidence the benefits of golf and the viability of the programme.“We are proud of the product we have created and the life-changing results it’s delivered to our customers to date. We hope that other leisure, health and wellbeing providers will look to offer the programme in the future.” [i] Sorbie, G., Richardson, A. K., Glen, J., Hardie, S., Taliep, S., Wade, M., Broughton, L., Mann, S., Steele, J., & Lavallee, D. (2020). The association of golf participation with health and wellbeing: A comparative study. International Journal of Golf Science. 3 Jul 2020 New study: Golf lessons a boon for patients with chronic conditions last_img read more

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Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks during the press conference after the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.“This is a team on a roll, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m going to be working hard, we’re going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us.”Coming from a mixed background, with a Black father and White mother,Hamilton is often labelled “the first Black driver in Formula One”, although Willy T. Ribbs tested a Formula One car in 1986. He is also the first driver of Black African heritage to win a major race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any discipline.Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso held off fast-charging Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give his team its first podium finish of the year, with new team principal Marco Mattiacci watching from the garage.Ricciardo was fourth, finishing one place ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel after the four-time defending world champion was asked by his team to allow the faster Ricciardo to pass for the second race in a row.Hamilton’s win gave him his first career hat trick following his victories in Malaysia and Bahrain. The Briton may have even had a fourth win this season but was forced to retire in the season-opener in Australia after starting from pole position due to engine trouble.With the win, he inched closer to his teammate’s lead in the drivers’ championship with 75 points, just four behind Rosberg.Hamilton, who moved one ahead of Jim Clark for most poles by a British driver with the 34th of his career in Shanghai, was cruising so comfortably at the end of Sunday’s race that he wasn’t even rattled when the checkered flag was mistakenly shown a lap too soon, at the end of lap 55.“That was very strange. I was thinking, ‘Am I seeing things?’ I looked up, I was coming across the line expecting to do another lap and, all of a sudden, I looked for a split second and I saw the flag,” he said.According to F1 regulations, if the checkered flag is shown early, the official end of the race will be the lap before it was shown. On Sunday, that meant the end of lap 54.The only racers this affected were Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi and Marussia’s Jules Bianchi. Kobayashi had passed the Frenchman on their final lap for 17th place, but their places were reversed in the official results.Hamilton was so far ahead for much of the race, his rivals were left to battle for second best.Rosberg, expected to challenge Hamilton in Shanghai after the pair’s incredibly tight duel in Bahrain, started fourth on the grid and was forced to play catch-up after a slow start immediately dropped him back to seventh.The German methodically tracked down the two Red Bulls and finally passed Alonso on the back straight of the 43rd lap, the Ferrari unable to match the speed of the Mercedes.Rosberg then set his sights on Hamilton but he was by that point too far ahead, finishing nearly 19 seconds clear of the German.“We have the best car,” Rosberg said. “But I was back there, so then catching up was nice with this fast car. It’s a good weapon.”Vettel started third on the grid and briefly moved to second before beginning to fade as his tires wore out. After Rosberg passed him, he was asked to give way to Ricciardo on the 25th lap — a repeat of what happened two weeks ago at the Bahrain GP.Instead of acceding, however, Vettel asked his team what tires Ricciardo was using and when told they were both on mediums, the German responded, “Tough luck.” At the start of the next lap, though, Vettel did make way and finished a distant 24 seconds behind his teammate.Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explained afterward that the team had different tire strategies for the drivers, planning a two-stop race for Ricciardo and a three-stop race for Vettel.“As soon as (Vettel) understood that, he immediately let him through,” he said. “You could see he simply didn’t have the pace to hold him back there. It was pointless.”Vettel, who has qualified behind Ricciardo three times to start the season, agreed with the decision given his struggles Sunday.“I’m not yet where I want to be with the car, but it’s an on-going process,” he said. “Hopefully at the next few races we will make some more steps in the right direction.”Force India had both its drivers finish in the points with Nico Hulkenberg finishing sixth and Sergio Perez taking ninth.Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was seventh, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was eighth, and Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kyvat finished in 10th, another impressive showing by the 19-year-old debutant.last_img read more

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Eureka High running back Sergio Manzo wins CIF Spirit of Sport award for 2017 fall season

first_imgEureka >> Eureka head football coach Jason White has been in the game for a quite a while.But when it comes to him describing senior running back Sergio Manzo as “one of the classiest kids” he’s ever coached and “somebody any parent would want their daughter to marry,” he’s got some clout behind it.White isn’t the only one to recognize Manzo’s character, either.The Loggers’ senior running back has been award the 2017 fall season’s CIF Spirit of Sport Award, a distinction that is given to one …last_img read more

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Refugee children are given a ray of hope

first_imgThree2Six classes take place at Sacred Heart College and Observatory Girls Primary Schools. (Image: Sacred Heart College)There are many young refugees who, for various reasons, cannot enter the public schooling system in South Africa. Prompted by this need, two Johannesburg schools are playing their part to make sure as many of these children as possible can get an education.Refugees are displaced from the places of their birth for many reasons but mostly by conflict, meaning they often arrive in South Africa desperate and despairing, without the necessary paperwork and other items to join society. Three2Six Project, an afternoon educational bridging programme for refugee children who cannot go to state schools, allows the children to receive an education. Most of them come from extremely poor homes on the outskirts of inner city Johannesburg.There are two Three2Six projects: one at Observatory Girls’ Primary School, a government establishment, and another at Sacred Heart College, an independent institution. The Three2Six School is managed by the latter, which is also located in the eastern Joburg suburb of Observatory.Named after the hours that it takes place during the week, Three2Six serves 140 children aged between six and 13 years old whose families live in the neighbouring high-density and multicultural areas of Yeoville, Berea and Hillbrow. Part of its mission is to get their spoken and written English up to par for the day when they enrol at a conventional school.Refugee families are often unable to pay school fees; most of the children do not speak English when they arrive in South Africa; and sometimes families arrive at odd times during the year when school registration is no longer possible. The Three2Six programme aims to address this by offering a curriculum with a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and life skills.Esther Munonoka, the Three2Six project co-ordinator, told Independent Education: “Five years ago, the school sought to do something for the many children of refugee families who had fled conflict in their home countries. Hundreds of these children do not attend school. Their parents are unable to pay school fees and other school-related expenses. Other families have lost all their vital documentation. Still others arrive at a time when schools are unable to register them.”Independent Education is the official magazine of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa.LITERACY AND NUMERACYMunonoka said that the biggest obstacle was that most of the children did not speak English. “A special Three2Six remedial class gives extra assistance to those whose English is almost non-existent, and a library of donated books allows children a window into other worlds once a week.”Numeracy is also highlighted in the programme. “Numeracy is also crucial for these children from diverse backgrounds,” Munonoka said, “and the Three2Six mathematics programme is based on the national Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (Caps) designed by the national Department of Education.”IMPROVING THEIR COMPLEX LIVESHaving faced extraordinary circumstances in their lives, Three2Six aims to support and enrich these children wherever possible.“A life skills programme allows children to explore their journeys, and on a weekly basis, they enjoy sport and iPad sessions,” Munonoka said. “Religious education sessions are available once per month and, since 2012, the National Children’s Theatre has included Saturday Three2Six workshops.“Three2Six aims to normalise the trauma of the refugee experience wherever possible. This often means providing items that other children may take for granted. All the students at this special place of learning are supplied with school shoes, uniforms, stationery and lunch, as well as regular food parcels to take home. Wherever possible, Sacred Heart assists with fundraising initiatives.”WHAT THREE2SIX OFFERSThree2Six not only covers the academic component of schooling, but also offers a holiday programme, sports, creative projects and outings. The after-school programme is not a full school day and does not provide for sports, arts or outings, the Three2Six project holds a holiday programme during the July/August school holidays.During the holiday programme, the children can revise their literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge. They can also enjoy soccer, netball, tug-of-war, sack races and other games that develop important team work, negotiation, motor skills and, of course, fitness.To develop their creativity, the youngsters take part in activities like creating juggling balls and their own puzzles, which allow them to develop different fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and problem-solving skills.last_img read more

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2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Goat Show

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Champ. heavyweight)Res. Grand Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res. Heavywight)Third overall: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Champ Middlewight)Fourth overall: Madison Gilbert, Clinton Co. (Champ Lightweight) Photo by Emma Mathews.Fifth overall: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Res Middleweight) Photo by Emma Mathews.Sixth overall: Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co. (Res. Lightweight)July 20, 2019Judge Mark Hoge, IllinoisLightweightChamp. Madison Gilbert, Clinton Co. (Class 4 winner)Res. Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co. (Class 4 second)MiddleweightChamp: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Class 8 winner)Res. Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Class 7 winner)HeavyweightChamp: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Class 11 winner)Res. Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Class 11 Second) Anara Shroyer walks her Lightweight goat around the ring. Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. had the Middleweight Champion. Laney Fourman from Darke County watches the judge. Denton Homan, Shelby Co., had a Middleweight class winner. The judge examines the goat of Paige Pence that won Res. Middleweight. Madison Gilbert, Clinton Co., had the Lightweight Champion. The same class produced the top two Lightweight market goats from Madison Gilbert, Clinton Co. (First Class 4) and Res. Champion Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co. (Second Class 4). Middleweight goat exhibitors Tiffany Sunday circles the ring. Jada Shroyer’s market goat was selected as the Grand Champion. Ethan Davies from Wood County. Briley Ashcraft, Athens Co., won Class 10.last_img read more

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