[Photo: Shervin Lainez] The Magpie Salute is the new ten-piece band of The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, Sven Pipien, and Charity White in addition to Joe Magistro, Nico Bereciartua, Michael Bellar, John Hogg, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. The dynamic group has just released a brand-new music video for their song “Omission”—the lead single off the group’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 9th via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The Magpie Salute’s “Omission” is a powerful song, opening with commanding guitar licks that make way for lead vocalist John Hogg’s authoratative vocals. The rugged song is a master course in rock ‘n’ roll, creating an impressive debut for the new project. In this new video directed by Matthew Sterling, the drama of the rock-centric tune is emphasized by the crisply contrasted, black-and-white footage of the band laying into the song. As Rich Robinson said in a statement, “The overall idea was based on the light and dark aspects of the human psyche and taking a reference from the Magpie which has elements of the light and dark.”Rich Robinson Reunites Black Crowes Members For Debut Of The Magpie Salute [Watch]In the new video for “Omission,” the drama of the rock-centric tune is emphasized by the crisply contrasted, black-and-white footage of the band laying into the song. The video directed by Matthew Sterling is coherent, alternatingly direct with shots of the full band and with gorgeous kaleidoscopic overlays, exploring the power of black, white, and all the full spectrum of grays. As Rich Robinson said in a statement, “The overall idea was based on the light and dark aspects of the human psyche and taking a reference from the Magpie which has elements of the light and dark.”The Magpie Salute’s new video comes on the heels of the release of The Magpie Salute and the group’s subsequent tour promoting the new project and its album. The tour will see the band travel around the world, with the North American leg kicking off in Indianapolis on July 26th at The Vogue. From there, the group will play a number of headlining theater performances in addition to a smattering of festival dates. You can check out the video for “Omission” below as well as check out The Magpie Salute’s upcoming tour dates.
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As a Georgia 4-H agent, Pamela Bloch knows that 4-H can change the lives of young people. To the uninitiated, however, that impact can be hard to describe.Earlier this year, Bloch finished a paper that describes the impact 4-H can have on students based on a series of focus groups she conducted with Georgia 4-H alumni.For her study, which she completed as part of her master’s degree program in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, Bloch focused on the impact of Georgia 4-H’s Project Achievement program.Project Achievement allows 4-H’ers to select areas of interest and carry out projects related to those areas. They learn about a topic — whether it be cooking, textiles or animals — and then develop, practice and deliver a presentation on that topic. The goal is to help a child decide whether they are really interested in a certain topic and whether that interest could lead to a career.“Project Achievement is such a strong component of 4-H, so I wanted to see whether there is something that connects project achievement with alumni moving into their adult lives,” she said.Bloch, who works as a Georgia 4-H agent with UGA Cooperative Extension in Gwinnett County, knew that her participation in Illinois 4-H’s Project Achievement as a child laid the groundwork for her career as an Extension agent, preparing her to speak in front of large crowds with confidence. She wanted to know how the program influenced the career paths of other former 4-H’ers.“The data came back really interestingly,” Bloch said. “When I was looking at what I was finding, Georgia 4-H Project Achievement has helped people to build friendships, develop positive habits and strengthen public speaking skills.”Two lawyers from two separate focus groups attributed their time in 4-H with developing the public skills they used on a daily basis.Bloch’s research has helped to confirm that there is a tangible connection between Project Achievement and the success that alumni attain in their careers. She found that arming kids with tools that help them to learn more and speak with confidence has helped shape the careers of 4-H’ers in Georgia.For more about the programs offered by Georgia 4-H, visit georgia4h.org.
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs home winning streak came to end last evening at the hands of the Sunman Dearborn Trojans 52-25.The Bulldogs got down early, and despite playing a solid second half were unable to recover. Leading the way on both sides of the floor was Emma Weiler with 12 points on offense and a strong defensive performance. Ava Hanson had a solid game including 9 points, followed by Jadyn Harrington (2 points), Makayla Granger (1 point), and Megan Meyer (1 point).The girls are now 8-3 on the season and will play our final home game of the regular season on Thursday night against Greensburg. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs saw their record fall to 7-4 last night as they were defeated by the Sunman Dearborn Lady Trojans by the score of 31-15.The Lady Bulldogs dug themselves a huge hole to start the game by falling behind 16-2 after the first quarter, however they played even with the Lady Trojans for the final 3 quarters. The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Brianna Wells with 8. Other scorers were Ashley Nobbe with 3 and 2 apiece from Gabby Elston and Calley Kaiser. The Lady Trojans were led by Olivia Knuevan with 8. Other scores for the Lady Trojans were Hope Fox with 7, Katie Johnson added 5, Avery Daniels and Makenzie Vignale each chipped in 4, and Hailey May added 3. The Lady Bulldogs return to action on Thursday night when they host the Greensburg Lady Pirates. The 7th grade game tips off at 5:30. Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
Mildred RamseyMildred M. Ramsey, age 95, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly a long time Wellington resident, died Monday, February 1, at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover.Mildred M. (Helms) Ramsey was born on December 13, 1920 in Geuda Springs, KS to Orin J. Helms and Elsie L. (Malone) Helms.Â Mildred was raised in the Geuda Springs area and was a graduate of Geuda Springs Rural High School, Arkansas City Junior College, and Southwestern College in Winfield.Mildred married Lloyd J. Ramsey on May 1, 1943.Â He preceded her in death in 2009.Mildred was a retired school teacher.Â She had taught first grade at Washington Elementary School in Wellington for 30 years.Â She was a life member of N.E.A. and K.N.E.A., P.T.A., retired Teachers Association, Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority, a member of the First Christian Church and the Christian Womanâ€™s Fellowship.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; one brother Vern Helms; and one sister, Loretta Jones.Survivors include her daughter Connie Burns and her husband Darrell of Ponca City, OK; one brother, Clifford W. Helms of Derby, KS; two sisters, Mary Ruth Neal of Arkansas City, KS and Norma Jean Minerd of Derby, KS; three grandchildren, Darrell Anthony Burns, Darla Ann Schrag, and Dana Andrew Burns; two great grandchildren, Amber White and Allison Schrag.Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 1 to 8 p.m. Â The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church in lieu of flowers. Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
England’s Jack Cope was dramatically pipped in a play-off for the Irish boys’ championship when his opponent holed out for an eagle. Cope, 17, lost out to Ireland’s Mark Power, whose wonder shot from 129 yards meant he successfully defended the title at Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick. The two players tied at the end of regulation play on five-under par 283, with Cope (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire) scoring 71 70 70 72. A three-hole play-off was required to decide the destination of the trophy. Returning to the 16th, Power struck the first blow with a birdie four while Cope found himself two behind having made bogey. However, Cope bounced back immediately when he birdied 17 as Power bogeyed and surrendered his advantage. Deadlocked playing the last, Cope was 15 feet from the pin as Power stood over his approach shot. Power’s odds were drifting but then he produced a shot in a million, and holed out to seize the title. England’s Danny Daniels (Essendon, Hertfordshire) took third place on two under with rounds of 72, 68, 71, 75. Both Cope (image copyright Still Photography) and Daniels are members of the England Golf boys’ squad. Click here for full scores 1 Jul 2017 England’s Cope pipped by play-off eagle