Georgia’s top 253 project achievement winners gathered in Atlanta last week for the 56th annual State 4-H Congress. State winners were selected in 47 project areas.”State 4-H Congress is a celebration of the positive, innovative learning experience Georgia’s young people enjoy through 4-H,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H leader for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The State Congress participants each won earlier county and district competitions. They gave illustrated talks on what they learned in their projects, prepared portfolios of their work and answered questions about their work in interviews. Georgia 4-H has more than 170,000 members. The 1998 winners, projects and donors, listed by counties, were: Berrien: Jada Carter, wildlife. Georgia Power. Bleckley: Meredith Barrs, dairy foods*; Millie Ann Young, breads, White Lily Foods. Bulloch: Elizabeth Beasley, health, Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory University. Carroll: Wade Buis, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Educational Society. Catoosa: Craig Moore, vocal performing arts, Six Flags. Crisp: Ashley Musselwhite, conservation of natural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council. Dooly: Luke Couch III, resource management, Georgia Cooperative Council, Inc.; Jeffery Barron, instrumental performing arts, Six Flags; Chris Tyndal, beef, Winn Dixie Stores and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Effingham: Amanda Zeigler, food safety and preservation*. Emanuel: Jordan Powell, public speaking, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. Evans: Misty Sikes, food fare*. Floyd: Jennifer Hulsey, veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association; Jamie Woodward, sports, White Water. Franklin: B.J. Addison, piano performing arts, Six Flags; Dwayne Mayfield, food for fitness*; Linda Brothers, poultry and egg science, Georgia Poultry Federation. Gilmer: Russell Gheesling, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Griffin Corporation. Gwinnett: Zach Gaines, electric and electronics, Georgia Electric Membership Corp. Hall: Betsy Briggs, communications*. Haralson: Suzanne Scoggins, consumer education, Atlanta Gas Light. Irwin: Chuck Snyder, shooting sports*. Jackson: Meghan Davis, horse, Gold Kist. Jasper: Luke Thornton, computers, Georgia Power. Lanier: Derrick Connell, wood science, Georgia Development Authority. Lowndes: Jessica Blanton, human development*; Joshua North, photography*. Montgomery: Shane Curry, petroleum power, Chevron. Morgan: Emily Howard, environmental science, Georgia Propane Gas Association. Newton: Amanda Penn, arts and crafts, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. Oconee: Amanda Gunter, dairy and milk science, Georgia Department of Agriculture. Pickens: Heidi Brown, general performing arts, Six Flags; Crystal Chastain, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association; Miranda Reece, food funds, General Mills; Rob Jarrett, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority. Pulaski: Jeannie Hutchinson, dog care and training, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Rockdale: Keshia Gibson, clothing and textiles, Apparel Education Foundation. Talbot: Tiffani Bartlett, forestry, Union Camp Corporation. Tift: Shelly Sumner, physical, biological and earth sciences*; Adrienne Gay, housing, furnishings and design, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association; Grant Waldrop, swine, Georgia Pork Producers Association; Lee Gates, outdoor recreation, White Water; Elizabeth Martin, fashion revue*. Toombs: John Stewart, safety, Atlanta Gas Light. Union: Travis Brown, sheep*. Walton: Cy Zareie, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. * Sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.
The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) today announced that Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire has withdrawn its application to purchase Fletcher Allen Health Care’s outpatient dialysis clinics. Bio-Medical Applications, a for-profit company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of a German corporation.The withdrawal of the application for a Certificate of Need approving the sale follows the release by BISHCA of a proposed Statement of Decision denying approval on the grounds that the sale would result in lower quality services at higher cost without any improvement in access to care. ‘Bio-Medical’s decision to withdraw closes the docket in this matter,’ said Clifford Peterson, BISHCA’s General Counsel. ‘The Department will work with Fletcher Allen to assure continued delivery of high quality outpatient dialysis treatment to Vermonters.’ BISHCA 12.19.2011
For all the Latest Sports News News, WWE Wrestling News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: WWE presented the much-awaited edition of Backlash 2018 from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. Backlash was the company’s first pay per view post Wrestlemania 34 and hence it managed to create anticipation among wrestling fans.The main event of the pay per view saw Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe take on each other in a thrilling contest. Joe left no stone unturned to win the match and brutally attacked the Big Dog before the match.The Grand Slam champion, despite all odds continued to battle the Samoan and secured a victory against him. Reigns delivered a spear to the former NXT champion for the win.AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura have been embroiled in a heated rivalry over the WWE championship since the last few months. The two Smackdown superstars faced each other on two separate occasions- WM 34 and Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.Styles and Nakamura locked horns once again for the WWE title in a no disqualification match. The two wrestlers delivered low blows to each other, leaving each other exhausted to answer the referee’s ten count.The Phenomenal One retained the WWE championship as the match ended in a no contest