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Don Shimkus, Oxford, announces he is running against Senator Steve Abrams

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Don Shimkus, of Oxford, announced today that he is running as a Democrat against Senator Steve Abrams for the 32nd Senate District seat.Don Shimkus “I am genuinely concerned about the inequality of our current tax structure, the future of rural medical care, and the inadequate funding of public education,” said Shimkus. “I fear that, in all aspects, our rural population – which makes up a significant part of our state – is being forgotten in Topeka. Our district needs an advocate who understands how this population greatly contributes to the livelihood and well-being of our great state.” Shimkus serves on the Oxford School Board, a position he was elected to in 2005. He is currently the president of the board, and has been since 2009. He is also currently serving as the president of the Kansas Association of School Boards.“From my experience, I see that there is a concerted effort by the current administration and many legislators to dismantle public education,” said Shimkus. “As a result, there have been cuts to funding, permission to transfer public tax dollars to private schools, and other unnecessary attacks on public education. This is incredibly frustrating and damaging to the future of our state. We need more common sense leaders who understand that the success of Kansas depends upon the success of our children.”Shimkus and his wife, Keri, have lived in the 32nd district for the past 20 years. They have two sons, a freshman at Kansas State University and a sophomore at Oxford High School. Shimkus is the manager of a music store in Andover.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Byron white · 247 weeks ago Good luck to you Don, I will help you all I can. Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 247 weeks ago Best of luck to you. We badly need much new blood in Topeka! Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea maintained their relentless march towards the Premier League title, Arsene Wenger endured another day to forget and Manchester City were frustrated by Liverpool.Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:Cahill proves title mettleReceived wisdom in the Premier League has it that any title contender must prove their mettle by grinding out victory at Stoke’s inhospitable Britannia Stadium. With a howling wind, hostile crowd and tenacious players to conquer, Stoke has become the litmus test for showing character in adversity, so Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was understandably delighted with his side’s hard-fought 2-1 win in the Potteries on Saturday. When Gary Cahill gave away the penalty that Jon Walters converted to cancel out Willian’s opener, Chelsea were up against it, but Cahill responded by nicking the 87th minute winner that kept his team firmly on course for the title in Conte’s first season. James Milner remains Mr DependableLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could not watch as James Milner placed the ball on the spot against Manchester City, ostentatiously turning away from the pitch with his arms folded, but he needn’t have worried. Milner nervelessly placed the ball in the bottom-left corner to score his seventh penalty from seven attempts this season. Sergio Aguero’s equaliser earned City a 1-1 draw at Eastlands, but Milner’s record of never having lost a Premier League game in which he has scored now stands at a staggering 47 matches. The 31-year-old was booed on his return to his former club, but it did not seem to disturb him and while he was given a torrid afternoon by Raheem Sterling, City held firm to extend their unbeaten run against the other teams in the top six to 10 games. Arsenal need Wenger to end uncertaintyStaying? Going? Arsene Wenger gave no clues as to whether he will stay on as Arsenal manager beyond the end of the season, but he did reveal he will make his intentions known “very soon”. Saturday’s abject 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion showed that as far as the general health of the club is concerned, the sooner Wenger reveals his next step, the better. On the pitch, Arsenal were dreadful, conceding two soft headed goals to Craig Dawson and mustering just two shots on target. Off the pitch, enmity between the pro- and anti-Wenger factions within Arsenal’s support deepened, the two camps each chartering planes to fly banners over the stadium – one backing him, the other imploring him to go. No Kane, no problemWhen Harry Kane was last sidelined with an ankle injury, Tottenham suffered badly and won just three of nine league games without the England striker. On the evidence of Sunday’s 2-1 win over Southampton at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now better equipped to cope without Kane, who has 24 goals in all competitions this season. Christian Eriksen put Spurs ahead with a typically elegant finish and Dele Alli won and then converted the penalty that doubled Tottenham’s lead. Kane won’t be back for several weeks, so, although James Ward-Prowse got one back to set up a tense finish, Pochettino must take heart from the way second placed Tottenham held on to close the gap on Chelsea to 10 points.Leicester’s away-day blues are no moreWhen Leicester sauntered off the pitch following a 2-0 win at Sunderland on a sunny April day last year, it would have been inconceivable that they would have to wait 11 months for their next away victory. When they lost 2-0 at Swansea last month, it seemed almost equally inconceivable that they might ever win away from home again. But Craig Shakespeare has blown the cobwebs away since succeeding Claudio Ranieri as manager and following successive home wins over Liverpool, Hull and Sevilla, Leicester ended their away hoodoo with a narrow 3-2 win at West Ham. Now six points above the relegation zone and with home games against Stoke and Sunderland to come, they could be all but safe by the time they travel to Everton on April 9.last_img read more

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Florida Has Two Possible COVID19 Cases, Governor DeSantis Calls for Public Health Emergency

first_imgFlorida governor Ron DeSantis, who will be in Miami today, is calling for public health emergency on coronavirus after two people living in the Tampa Bay area had tested “presumptively positive” for COVID 19. They’re from Manatee and Hillsborough counties. Both have been isolated and are receiving medical care. One patient has no travel history the other has recently traveled to Italy, according the health experts.Governor DeSantis will hold news conferences in Tampa and Miami today and will issue an executive order calling for a public health emergency. Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell.The public health emergency declaration helps free up government resources to focus on responding to the health situation.Testing for COVID 19 can now be done in state at three locations, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville allowing for results in a matter of hours rather than days.Despite the two cases in Florida, the state maintains that the overall threat to public health “remains low.”Read the governor’s executive order by clicking here.last_img read more

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Florida parents caught selling free meals from school

first_imgThe Hillsborough County School District is helping families during the coronavirus pandemic by allowing families to pick up free food once a week at 147 locations in the county.Recently the district said they did not have enough food for students due to some “greedy” people who were visiting multiple sites to receive free food and then selling the meals on social media for a profit. The meals included one pound of lunch meat, a loaf of bread, milk, juice and other snacks.“A few of our community members would go to multiple sites and take food from children and seek to build their financial portfolio on the children who did not have food today,” said Superintendent Addison Davis.The district says they will be changing its protocols to make sure people don’t take advantage.From now on, parents will now have to give their child’s name and school ID number to school staff  in order to pick up food. The district says this will allow staff to keep track of the parents, and will ensure that no one picks up food more than once.“We want to make sure that children actually get the nutrition they need to be successful during the e learning process,” said Davis.last_img read more

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Over 70 Beers to Taste Test at Seaside’s Pouring at the…

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0There may be no better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day in the Pacific Northwest than heading to Seaside, Oregon for the 9th Annual Pouring at the Coast brew fest. Held at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, it’s the only place where you can sample beer and wine from over 30 breweries.Spend St. Patrick’s Day among friends, good beer and good wine at the 9th Annual Pouring at the Coast in Seaside, Oregon. Photo courtesy: Seaside ChamberIt’s no secret that Oregon and Washington are becoming known for our excellent local beers and this festival will have something for everyone – whether your taste is for traditional beers or craft beers created by microbreweries – with over 70 beers to choose from, there is sure to be one you like.The Start of Something SpecialPouring at the Coast began in 2009, when past Seaside Chamber of Commerce Director Al Smiley shared his love of beer with local Seaside brewery owner Jimmy Griffin. Through a series of discussions, the idea to create an event was discussed and the breweries dinner was born.These dinners attracted more than 60 guests each night and centered on pairing the beers with specific dishes. But soon more ideas surfaced and the Pouring at the Coast was on the horizon. With the growing popularity of craft beers, it seemed like a winning idea that paired perfectly with Seaside’s beautiful setting, just like Guinness and oysters.Organized jointly by the Seaside Chamber and Jimmy Griffin, the Pouring at the Coast has grown into a major yearly event hosting between 700-900 people each year. “It is a perfect fit for Seaside at this time of year,” says Chamber employee Sandi McDowall.Schedule of Events for the Pouring at the CoastThe Pouring at the Coast begins on Saturday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. and runs to 8:00 p.m. While you partake in the beer tasting and wine tasting, the Pouring is the perfect atmosphere to hang out with friends. Live music from two bands will complete the party feel and definitely add to the ambience as you sip your stout or admire the glow of a pale ale.Choose from over 70 beers to taste test and then vote for your favorite during the People’s Choice Competition. Photo courtesy: Seaside ChamberOne of the highlights of the day is the Craft Beer Festival and People’s Choice Competition. This is where you get to sample some beer and vote on your festival favorites!Admission is just $20 and includes a souvenir tasting glass and five tasting tickets. A special pre-order admission for $25 that includes a souvenir pilsner glass and seven tasting tickets is only available in a limited number and only if you purchase your admission online.Seaside is a great place to get away, enjoy the beautiful beaches, great shopping and experience this year’s Pouring at the Coast. With so much to do, it’s a great place to spend a night or two for the perfect weekend getaway. There are many wonderful places to stay in Seaside, including Starry Night Inn, a newly renovated 1919 Victorian home that has been transformed into a magical bed & breakfast, and the iconic The Tides by the Sea, where the first thing you will see when you wake up each morning is the breaking waves in one for their oceanfront rooms. For something fun, be sure to check out suite 157, known as the “Titanic Room” or suite 147, the romantic “Emerald Suite.”To purchase tickets, visit the Pouring at the Coast website.last_img read more

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