A sea of pink filled the stands in McKinleyville on Thursday night for the volleyball team’s 4th annual “Dig Pink Night” game against the Fortuna Huskies. The Panthers lost valiantly to the Huskies in straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 27-25).“Every time we play Mckinleyville we know it’s gonna be a tough battle,” Huskies head coach Lynsey Adams said. “They come in knowing they’re gonna have to fight for every point on both sides and tonight was no exception.”Both teams wore pink to support the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As if the hot, dry weather during pollination and compaction issues in Ohio fields weren’t enough to put pressure on this year’s corn crop, corn rootworm may be just one more issue farmers may be dealing with. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist with Syngenta, to discuss corn rootworm evaluations and management.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Meredith Oglesby, OCJ FFA reporterThey had a pact to never compete, but twins Grant and Grace Lach broke that pact in May of 2018 for their individual efforts to earn a spot on the Ohio FFA State Officer Team.“All throughout our time in the FFA we had a pact that we wouldn’t compete against each other and running for state office was the first time that we broke that pact,” said Grant Lach, 2018-19 State Vice President at Large.With the bright lights, adrenaline pumping and the election results being announced, their broken pact made the big moment for anyone running for state office even bigger for the twins from the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter. But, as it turns out, breaking the pact paid off. They are the first twins to ever serve together as state officers in Ohio.Grant and Grace recently had the chance to reflect on what it was like to serve together on the 2018-19 state officer team. A year ago, their pact added to the nerves, and the excitement of the announcement of the election results. Grace had her named called first.“It was scary to think that there was a chance that one of us wouldn’t get it, but the moment I heard his name called I was just so excited,” said Grace Lach, 2018-19 State Vice President at Large.Grace and Grant have always gotten along well and throughout their time in FFA have worked as partners for Agriscience Fair projects. Their unique twin teamwork continued while serving as state FFA officers.“There were several times throughout the year that I realized how phenomenal it was to have unlimited access to another state officer, whether it was asking for input on a workshop, figuring out how to divide up chapter visits, or practicing speeches. Even though we have grown closer through serving together, I feel that we have also both been able to really find ourselves individually too,” Grant said.Their different experiences through the last year made serving as state officers better for both of them.“Grant and I are very different people so our year has looked very different but it has been amazing to know that he is there for me if I need advice, a sounding board for my new ideas, or someone to tell how my chapter visit or event went,” Grace said. “I love when he gets home from a speech and just cannot wait to tell me about all the amazing members he met and fun he had,”Their favorite part of serving together has been the growth that has happened through the year..“Grace’s dedication to inclusion and celebration of diversity has really shown through in everything that she has done. I am so glad to have seen the impact that she has had on members across the state,” Grant said.A strong support team is essential as challenges arise throughout the year as an officer.“We would always be the first one available to call on a long drive back for a chapter visit. Life chats have been numerous, and we know that we can be honest with one another — even if it’s not exactly what we want to hear,” Grant said. “We both know very well that growth occurs in the same place that you experience challenge — being there for each other makes those challenges much more bearable.”Twin selfies and endless twin jokes were just the beginning of the fun moments that happened as the result of serving together.“At camp, Grant and I, because we are twins, we only counted as one for a slushie-shower and got coated in green slushie together,” Grace said.Grant and Grace describe each other as positive and resilient. They are thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow together as they served the 26,000 Ohio FFA members during the past year.“Serving as a state officer is already a true blessing, getting to do it with your best friend since birth just elevated the experience,” Grant said. read more
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Shopping is horror. The prices. The lines. The hordes of clamoring consumers. The thought of holiday shopping is, in itself, enough to make us wish for simpler days when putting coal in someone’s sock was a legitimate option.But, whether we like it or not, we can’t Grinch out; so we’d better start thinking about the gift-giving season now and get it over with. And since your friends at ReadWriteWeb are huge geeks, we thought we’d amuse you with a few Internet-enabled oddities that might actually make your obligatory retail purgatory a little more bearable. 1) WishzillaIf there’s anything worse than shopping for a loved one’s gift, it’s shopping for a loved one whose preferences, tastes and needs are a complete mystery. Don’t worry: it doesn’t mean you’re insensitive. You’ve just got your mind on other things.The solution: For quick, decisive, and possible all-online gift-buying, coerce every potential gift recipient into signing up at Wishzilla. The creators of this site have kept the clear-cut, actionable sensibility of the gift registry while maintaining the element of surprise. Here’s how it works: users log in with Facebook (or create an account) and then start bookmarking their gift wishlist all over the Web. Once the list is done, it’s locked. Signed, sealed and sent to Santa. What items have been purchased and by whom remain a secret until the wrapping paper gets torn away.Everyone wins, and no one is left feeling awkward about that good-intentioned but ill-advised sweater. 2 & 3) Customized Clothing for Him, Her, Hym, Etc.We’ve recently been exposed to the wonderful world of e-spoke apparel. We actually just made up the term e-spoke as a portmanteau of electronic and bespoke; basically, there are a few sites out there that allow for high-quality and entirely customizable wearable goods; in fact, some of them are very forward-thinking, technologically.For the dress shirt-wearer in your life, we have ShirtsMyWay, a site that lets the user completely customize their ideal of collared and cuffed perfection. Our Twitter research has shown that some folks find the site a little spendy; but seriously, a beautiful dress shirt designed to your exact specifications and measurements is worth the extra cost – which, we might add, is significantly less than most other customized apparel experiences.And for your feminine side, we have Shoes of Prey. The URL alone takes no prisoners, and neither will your fierce creations. Heels on these completely customizable beasts only elevate the wearer a modest 3.5 inches at their highest, but the ability to branch beyond the dyed-satin-bridesmaid-shoe paradigm of shoe customization is more than enough incentive to check out this site. 4) StorenvyIf Craiglist, eBay and Etsy had some kind of inter-website relations and made a Web baby, it would be Storenvy. In a prettily designed community setting, users can set up buyer and seller accounts. The site is a series of independent online retailers and shoppers who browser across all of those stores at once, interacting with each other by watching what notes and ratings they leave on products and stores throughout the site. Check out the social features in action here, or just set up an account and start having fun.Better yet, get your friends to set up accounts and thus remove some of the guesswork from gifting. 5) Regretsy, the Gag Gift You Can’t Resist & Will Never Live DownRubber chickens, whoopie cushions, every sadistic and horrifyingly cheap Secret Santa atrocity – none of it can match the horrors found on Regretsy. We actually feel pity for the people who buy or receive the Etsy-fueled inventory from this site. If you ever wondered what kinds of jewelry can be made from animal feces or exactly who makes embroidered toilet paper, you have found your Web-enabled holy grail. If not, well, you’re in for a good laugh and at least a few ideas for passive-aggressive office gift exchanges. Forced, semi-professional merriment will never be the same.So there you have it, folks! You never have to leave your three-monitor array of addictive Internet connectivity to satisfy the whims of the potential gift recipients in your life. Just use these tools and a little personal judgment, and all your holiday shopping-related worries can be laid to rest.We just hope we have a similarly good list when it comes to last-minute shopping; god knows we plan to procrastinate as long as possible, helpful tools notwithstanding. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market read more