High school football: Catholic Central poised for special season | Prep Sports

Aldrich has already delivered that message to his players. Even though the Hilltoppers’ new opponents will include smaller programs the likes of Brookfield Academy, Jackson Living Word Lutheran and Kenosha Christian Life, nothing is going come easily for them.

“Our main goal right now is winning conference,” said McCourt, a running back and inside linebacker. “Even though we are playing smaller schools, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have the same talent level that maybe St. Cat’s does.

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“We’re still going to go into every game thinking, ‘We have to play well in order to win. This is not going to be a cakewalk just because we played in the Metro Classic Conference.”

For now, it remains to be seen who emerges for the Hilltoppers. Tight end Dave Doerflinger, a first-team All-Racine County player last season, has graduated along with other key players the likes of quarterback-safety Brandon Pum

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Mets greats always knew Tom Seaver was something special

Ron Swoboda knew from the start the Mets had something special.

Then a third-year outfielder with the team, Swoboda watched Seaver pitch his first game for the Mets in 1967 and couldn’t help but marvel at the right-hander’s talent.

“As soon as I saw him pitch the first time, I said to myself, ‘He has Hall of Fame stuff,’ ” Swoboda said Wednesday, after it was announced the 75-year-old pitcher had died from complications of dementia and COVID-19. “He just has to accumulate those numbers to get into the Hall.”

The Mets had been the laughingstock of baseball in the five seasons before Seaver arrived, but that was about to start changing.

“When he joined us as a rookie, he pitched like a 35-year-old,” Ed Kranepool said. “He had a great head on his shoulders. We became a different team when he walked into the locker room in 1967.”


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Poetry provides comfort and memories of a special mother

Not many people read poetry these days. And it’s very hard for poets to get their poems published in 2020.

My dear husband, Baheej, loved poetry and was raised reading and reciting it. He read poetry every day right up to his death. Every morning. Sometimes in the afternoon, as well.



Oddly, my own mother liked poetry, which I think is unusual for someone who was raised on an Oklahoma wheat farm. She loved Robert Frost. She had never been to New England, but she read Frost to me in Minnesota, early in the morning. Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” was a favorite of hers, and so it is of mine.

Well, it’s not winter yet, but because of Labor Day, I am reminded of my dear parents and my childhood when Labor Day was a big holiday — not just because of family barbecues but big

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‘There’s a lot of uncertainty’: Families of special education students unsure how accommodations will be met virtually | Richmond Latest News

Hanover County is preparing for about 60% of its entire student population to be back in school under a relatively normal five-day school week. The system expects 56% of the 2,600 county students who receive special education accommodations to resume in-person learning, a spokesman said.

Select K-12 special education students in Chesterfield could return to four days of in-person instruction as early as Sept. 29. Downing says her son meets the threshold to be in the first cohort, but said the school system says otherwise.

Chesterfield’s Director of Special Education Diane Glover, who did not make herself available for an interview, wrote in an email that Cohort 1 “includes students with disabilities who receive adapted instruction on the aligned standards of learning, as well as students served in the Intensive Day Program, Autism Day Program, Intellectual Disability-Severe Program and Early Childhood Special Education as determined by the IEP team.”


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Five Ways to Make Your Socially Distanced Wedding Feel Special

If there was one thing no bride or groom expected to derail their wedding plans, it was a global health crisis, but when the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered the wedding industry—along with just about everything else—in March of 2020, couples and their vendors started getting creative. Enter: The micro wedding. Because so many brides and grooms ultimately postponed their larger celebrations until things are safer, intimate celebrations have been on the rise. And while these couples may not have envisioned a small, socially-distanced gathering when they started planning your dream wedding, it’s important to remember that accommodating fewer people doesn’t mean compromising on the details. “While it’s unfortunate to not have your full guest list in attendance, having fewer guests means that there will be more intimacy,” says Melissa Brooks, founder of Enchanted Allure Events. “Focus on the details of the day and make it more personal than ever! Don’t

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Couple cares for special needs animals | Heraldrepublican

AUBURN — Animals hold special places in the hearts of Rick and Jennie Short.

They even converted a room in their Auburn home for kittens that they foster for area humane shelters that are filled to capacity.

Rick is a deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and School Resource Officer at DeKalb Eastern. Jennie works with the DeKalb County Coroner’s office.

“One day, I happened to take off work and went to Walmart and found this kitten in the parking lot,” she said. “I think God just sends me these little animals because He knows we’ll take care of them.

Tigger found his way to the Shorts with two broken legs, believed to have been thrown from a vehicle.

The Shorts took the kitten to their veterinarian, who placed pins in both of his legs and neutered him. “Tigger was up and walking before the end of the day,

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Man who lost home to Hurricane Laura discovers special family recipes that survived

Dale Anderson said he couldn’t find the strength to dig through his family’s belongings that survived Hurricane Laura.The storm flipped his mobile home in Lake Charles and destroyed most of the contents. “We don’t know what to do,” he told KTRK. “I mean, we don’t have a place. We have jobs, we just don’t have a place to live.” In the midst of the destruction, Anderson was able to find a few meaningful items: two of his wife’s family recipes. “Those were her mother’s,” Anderson said.Anderson isn’t sure if there’s anything left of his family’s home to salvage. “Everything is wet, you know? And it’s been laying there since last night,” he said. “You just assumed and just say, ‘I’ll start over.'”Anderson, his wife and granddaughter stayed in Katy, Texas, during the storm and aren’t sure what’s next. “I’m happy. It’s just, how much do I have to go through?” … Read More

Prince Harry joy: Harry shares special hobby in mind for baby Archie – ‘So grateful’ | Royal | News

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has revealed he hopes one-year-old Archie will develop the same love he has for the Rugby League. The one downside is, however, the Duke is currently struggling to find mini rugby balls small enough for the toddler, speaking during a Zoom call with former Rugby players, coaches and volunteers from the Rugby Football League.

Prince Harry was joined in commemorating the League’s 125th anniversary by players Gemma Walsh, Emily Rudge, Jamie and Kurgan Jones-Buchanan, Jordan Robinson and Alex Donaghy, as well as volunteer Fionna Everson.

The Duke of Sussex, who now lives in Santa Barbara with his family after stepping down from the Royal Family in March, is the Rugby League’s patron.

Speaking to the group, Harry said: “What I need is a few mini rugby balls that I can then get Archie involved with the game, because at the moment it’s impossible to find

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Dubuque high school teacher creates special room to help struggling students

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Molly Anderson has been a teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for 17 years.

“I love Senior High School; we call ourselves the Ram Family and I buy into that a hundred percent,” Anderson said. “If I am a part of your family I would take care of you if you needed something.”

She recognizes many families struggle with going back to school, so she is doing something to help out. The school has been calling this room the Giving Room. Inside there are brand new school materials, like backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Aside from that, there is also food, toiletries, and clothes.

“One of the best things about Senior is that we take care of each other and if maybe not having clean clothes is a reason that stops a kid from coming to school or makes him uncomfortable, just trying to alleviate some of

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Clay Howard’s newly released “A Special Gift for Santa” is a heartwarming tale of love and thoughtfulness during Christmastime.

MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “A Special Gift for Santa”: an endearing novel that brings a wonderful realization of the Christmas spirit’s quaintness in moments of love, friendship, family, and faith. “A Special Gift for Santa” is the creation of published author Clay Howard.

Howard shares, “‘A Special Gift for Santa’ tells the classic Christmas tale. Further, it takes the reader into a wonderful new world of Christmas magic that rings so true it renews the Christmas spirit in us all.

“It is a grand tale that is sure to bring a smile, a tear, and a new feeling of hope and inspiration.

“‘It [Christmas magic] is as real as anything in this room. All you have to do is count the smiles, Mickey. Count the smiles.'”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Clay Howard’s new book is sure to bring lessons in the hearts of readers

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