Greensburg, In. — The Greensburg Rotary Club continues its tradition of honoring local citizens whose lives have followed the Object of Rotary International, by naming two local residents Paul Harris Fellows. This recognition acknowledges that the Greensburg Rotary club has contributed $1,000 each to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient’s name. To date, this local effort has seen the Greensburg Rotary Club contribute over $33,000 to the Rotary Foundation.Two outstanding selections were honored as the newest Paul Harris Fellows by the Greensburg Rotary Club, as a result of nominations submitted on behalf of the recipients.Accepting their award Monday at a special Rotary evening meeting at the home of Rotarians Bev and Larry Moore, were Sheila Doerflinger and Pat Smith.Sheila Doerflinger was nominated by Barb Jakad, who in part wrote in the application: “Sheila is a fine example of someone who lives by the Rotary 4-Way Test. Besides being truthful, fair and beneficial in her service to the community, she undoubtedly builds goodwill and better friendships in doing so.”Doerflinger has been very active in the Greensburg/Decatur County community as a strong supporter of the Decatur County Family YMCA; a member of the PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization); the St. Mary’s funeral meal committee; long-time volunteer for the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund; volunteer for the Decatur County United Fund; managing the gift shop and its staff at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.Pat Smith, perhaps best known for her musings in the Greensburg Daily News, was nominated by three people including Mary Lou Davis, Melina Ann Fox and Roger DuMond.“Pat has been and continues to be a role model for community engagement,” according to the nomination letters. “Pat Smith’s profession as a journalist for 40 years at the Greensburg Daily News has peaked our interests and inspired us to know more about local history, the service of our brave Veterans, organizations and individuals making a positive difference, and the list is endless. Pat reminds us to treat animals humanely, and Pat lives here life with integrity and authenticity… she is a “Rock of Gibraltar” in our community… She is the voice of all that is good about the Greensburg area… Just getting to know Pat is a benefit to all concerned.”The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; high ethical standards in business and professions … as an opportunity to serve society; the application of the idea of service…; the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship. The nominees should also follow the Rotary 4-way Test, which states: “Of the things we think, say and do: First, is it the truth; second, is it fair to all concerned; third, will it build goodwill and better friendships; and fourth, will it be beneficial to all concerned.
Sam Allardyce believes West Ham’s record-signing Andy Carroll could be fit and ready to play again in “two to three weeks”. Carroll is now back in training and the plan is for the 25-year-old to play Under-18 and Under-21 games before returning to first-team action in mid-November. “It’ll be another two to three weeks, if he has no niggles or problems, before we talk about playing him in the team at any level,” Allardyce said. “We’ll try to get him through three or four behind-closed-doors games and if that goes all right then we would hope to have him back. “It’s been a long, hard road again for Andy and one he’s been too familiar with recently, sadly. “Hopefully he’ll have a major impact when he comes back again.” West Ham desperately missed Carroll last year as the Hammers’ lack of goals saw them dragged into a relegation scrap. It has been a different story so far this season, however, as summer signings Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have added some much-needed fire-power up front, pushing Allardyce’s side up to fourth in the table. The former Bolton manager admits the team’s impressive start to the campaign means the club can afford to take extra care over Carroll’s return. The Hammers splashed out £15million to sign Carroll permanently in June 2013 but the England striker has started only 12 Barclays Premier League matches during an injury-ridden 16 months at Upton Park. The powerhouse centre forward missed the first five months of last season with a foot injury and is yet to feature in the current campaign after tearing ankle ligaments on the club’s pre-season tour of New Zealand. “Last time we got him back and he did his ankle but carried on playing so this time round we don’t want to (rush) him,” Allardyce said. “We’re hopefully going to get him back as quick as we can but we’re not going to rush him back because, touch wood, there’s no desperate need at the moment.” Sakho’s pace and finishing has revitalised West Ham’s attacking threat this season, with the Senegalese striker scoring in each of his last six games. Sakho and Valencia were both on target in the 3-1 victory at Burnley last weekend and Allardyce will be hoping for more of the same when the Hammers host Manchester City on Saturday. “From my point of view I thought it would have been a slower process but we wouldn’t have expected Enner Valencia to make such a big contribution either,” Allardyce said. “The pair of them have hit it off together – it’s not just the goalscoring, it’s the energy they give the team which is very important in today’s highly competitive game. “Your energy, intensity and sprinting capabilities are very important today in breaking down defences. “They turned the game for us against Burnley because we weren’t very good in the first half and then two beautiful crosses creates two goals. “That’s what you wish for, that’s what you dream of as a manager in the Premier League.” Press Association
With their playoff spot secure, the WCHA tournament beginning next week and the NCAA’s the week after, this weekend’s series for the Badgers women’s hockey team against St. Cloud State serves as one last test in preparation for Wisconsin’s final push.St. Cloud State seems a lowly opponent for the Badgers, having accrued only 14 points to date in conference play during the season.However, this series isn’t a waste of Wisconsin’s efforts; in fact, it is an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of their opponent.The Badgers will be seeing much of the Huskies in these next two weeks since they will be hosting them in the first round of the WCHA tournament. This weekend’s games will provide head coach Mark Johnson and his players an opportunity to feel out their opponent before next weekend’s games, where losses end their season.“They’re going to come out to play,” Melissa Channell said. “It’s the last two games of the regular season. They’re going to try and win for their seniors, and we’re going to try to win for ours. As of now, we’ve already clinched home and will be playing St. Cloud in the playoffs. …We have to be ready, come prepared, and make sure we’re doing what we’ve been doing all season.”Wisconsin is coming off a split series at Ohio State. They dropped the second game in a 4-3 loss, their comeback effort falling just short.“I think we really showed some heart,” Annie Pankowski said. “We need to bring that effort to every single game we have, not just the last six or seven minutes of the game.”The loss, while not demoralizing, has kept the team hungry as they tread a fine line between staying fresh before the tournament games while not losing their competitive edge. That edge has led them to second place in the WCHA and a No. 3 national ranking, which Johnson emphasized that the team keeps regardless of the opponent.“The big thing now is to manage our energy, for the players to manage themselves mentally,” Johnson said. “We’ve been going since September. You want to make sure that the practices are fun and enjoyable, that the kids are laughing, having a good time, but at the same time getting their work done.”While St. Cloud State does not strike a menacing tone, the principle Johnson instills into his players still applies. The team must carry over the intensity from the final minutes against Ohio State into this weekend, Johnson said.“We need to package what we did in that last eight or nine minutes and start with that this Friday afternoon,” Johnson said. “These games this weekend and certainly in the playoffs get magnified. So our ability to go out and stay focused and play with that urgency is important, and that’s what I am trying to get across to my team.”Quick FactsWisconsin Keys to the Game:Ann-Renee Desbiens – 1.19 GAA, 25 Wins, 12 ShutoutsAnnie Pankowski – 16 G, 19 A, 35 Pts.Melissa Channell – +24, 2 G, 14 A Watch for the speed mismatches between Wisconsin forwards and St. Cloud’s defenders. Desbiens is one shy of tying Jessie-Vetter’s 2008-2009 record of shutouts in a season.St. Cloud State Keys to the Game:Julie Friend – 3.55 GAA, 5 Wins, .898 Save %Molly Illikainen – 9 G, 9 A, 18 Pts.Audrey Hanmer – 5 G, 9 A, 14 pts. Jinelle Siergiej makes her return to Wisconsin, the former player this time behind the bench as an assistant coach for the Huskies. The Huskies home arena features a much larger rink, so look for them to deviate from their regular game plan on Lebahn’s smaller ice surface.