Pinterest Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School Pinterest Home Education ECISD Longtime educator retiring from ECISD Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: April 19Next articleKent Kwik robbery investigation Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Ruth Campbell – April 19, 2021 EducationECISD Longtime educator retiring from ECISD Twitter Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Principal of Carver Early Education Center Sherry Palmer poses for a photo Thursday morning at Carver Early Education Center. Palmer will be retiring at the end of the school year after spending 39 years in education, 24 of them working for ECISD.(Eli Hartman | Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Nimitz Middle School Facebook For the past 39 years, Sherry Palmer has given her life to education as a teacher, principal and program director and myriad other posts.About 10 years ago, she became principal of Carver Early Education Center, one of Ector County ISD’s two prekindergarten centers, and now she’s retiring.She’s been with ECISD for 24 years.Principal of Carver Early Education Center Sherry Palmer poses for a photo Thursday morning at Carver Early Education Center. Palmer will be retiring at the end of the school year after spending 39 years in education, 24 of them working for ECISD.(Eli Hartman | Odessa American)“It was a hard decision to make, but I’m going to be 70 in June,” Palmer said. And she’ll be able to attend more family activities, something she can’t do as principal of Carver.“It’s just a time in my life where I just kind of need to do something different. I still love it,” Palmer said.Raised in Central Texas, Palmer graduated from Ballinger High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview and that’s where she met her husband, Jim.She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from University of Texas Permian Basin and came within a dissertation of earning her doctorate from the University of Wyoming.“I started my teaching career as a second and third grade (teacher), so a blended, combined classroom of second and third graders in a little country school (in) Spade, Texas …,” Palmer said.She stepped out of education for five years to raise her daughter and then began teaching again at the now closed Sherwood Christian Academy.Palmer was a third grade teacher at Dowling Elementary and then her husband’s job moved the family back to the Lubbock area. Palmer taught first grade there and then her husband’s job moved them to Wyoming where she taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade math.Her husband’s job again brought them back to Odessa. Palmer taught sixth grade at Burleson and then was tapped to be part of a new program called Educators for Tomorrow.“We recruited first-generation college-bound juniors and seniors in high school who thought they had an interest in education. And so I was the lead teacher and the coordinator of that program for five or six years. It was an amazing program. There are a couple of principals in town that actually went through that program. Ms. Davila at West (Elementary) and Amanda Warber, who’s the (elementary) alternative education principal went through that program. In fact, I think they were in the first cohort … and we have several teachers in our district that that actually went through that program,” Palmer said.Central office and a stint in staff development was next.Her next job took her back to Wyoming to manage a multi-million dollar federal Department of Education grant. “… We brought up three professional development schools where we could train teachers remotely because Wyoming is very remote, very remote,” Palmer said.When she left Wyoming, she spent three years as an assistant principal at Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. She got a chance to return to Odessa 14 years ago as principal of Dowling Elementary. She then had the opportunity to come to Carver Early Childhood Center.“It’s been the most amazing thing. I have been blessed, let me say that, that every single thing I’ve done I’ve loved and I’ve had a passion about it,” Palmer said.Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Howard and Executive Director of Leadership Andrea Martin said Palmer will be missed.“Sherry’s passion and commitment to the students, staff, and families she serves at Carver Early Childhood Center is so evident in everything she does. She understands the importance of pre-k establishing a solid foundation for students to build on K-12. Sherry gets students excited about learning and does an outstanding job involving parents and helping them learn how to support their children as they enter school. We will miss her leadership at Carver and across the district. She is well respected by her colleagues and has served the students, staff, and families well over the years. We wish her the best as she enters a well-deserved retirement,” Howard said in an email.Martin said when you look pre-k up in the dictionary, there needs to be a picture of Palmer.“The Carver Early Childhood Center is a place where any parent would feel welcome and very happy with the learning experiences that their child was receiving. It also seemed as if every parent was ‘adopted’ by the campus and truly included as a part of their child’s education. This commitment to parents was very important to Mrs. Palmer. She loved every one of her students, and she knew that that parent partnership was key. As an advocate for pre-k and always wanting to learn more, Mrs. Palmer attended conferences, continuously researched pre-k education, and was not scared to let her staff try new and innovative ideas on campus. …<’ Martin said in an email.This is Palmer’s 10th year at Carver and she estimated that she’s impacted thousands of students. She can recognize most of her former charges by their eyes.“If I can get a good look at your eyes, I can figure it out,” she said.Palmer said her top accomplishments over the past 10 years are helping prekindergarten teachers understand the data world and nurturing the staff to follow their hearts and to become an inclusive school, meaning that if you’re a special education student, you are well loved in this school not only your teacher, but by every adult.“They’re going to look out for you,” Palmer said.Parent engagement is the third accomplishment.“This is such a great big job. We have to have the families’ help. They have to engage with us. We’re the foundational level, so it’s sort of up to us to start offering those opportunities and really teach the parents to be good school parents, if that makes any sense. Then we layer it on” with things like parent academies, Palmer said.She noted that the school acts as the student’s advocate for a year or two, but the students will never lose their parents in that capacity.The academies offer tips about how parents can be really good advocates and teach them how to ask “great questions.”“We were the first early childhood center in the state of Texas to embrace the academic parent teacher team concept. That work is out of Harvard University, so it has some good research behind it. …,” Palmer said.She added that she wants to create a revolution with parent engagement.“We have to have families engaged with us and they have to know that data and what it means and what it means for their child. They have to be able to set individualized goals for their kiddo that are attainable and they’re going to help us reach it.”Palmer said she will miss pretty much everything about her job.“I will miss the children, first of all. I will miss the staff. The staff is a pretty amazing staff. And I’ll miss the families … and I’ll miss the fast pace …,” she said.The Palmers’ daughter died 10 years ago of lymphoma. They have no grandchildren, but they have many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who they will be seeing more of. WhatsApp
Home / Featured / Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Offerings with Acquisition of CoreLogic Business Units Tagged with: CoreLogic Mortgage Contract Services Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, announced today that it has broadened its client offerings to include appraisals, Broker Price Opinions, and other valuations-related products through its acquisition of the Collateral Solutions and Field Services business units of Irvine, California-based CoreLogic. The acquisition expands the MCS suite of mortgage services to include valuation products in both the default and loan origination sectors and also represents a significant expansion of its already strong representation in the property preservation industry.“This acquisition will expand our presence across multiple service lines within default servicing and move us beyond the default segment through being able to offer our clients the opportunity to call on MCS for valuations, appraisals and BPOs, as well as field services,” says MCS CEO Caroline Reaves. “This will allow us to service our clients with an expanded product range and ensure their compliance with federal, state and local regulations at every step.”The Collateral Solutions unit, based in Sandy, Utah, will remain in its current location and MCS has no plans to change its management team or operational structure, Ms. Reaves says. The Field Services unit, which is based in Westlake, Texas, will be combined with the MCS operations in Plano, TX.For nearly 30 years, MCS has protected and preserved communities across the nation. Some of the largest and most respected banks and mortgage servicers in the industry trust MCS to perform property inspections, property preservation, REO property maintenance and other default-related services in all 50 states. MCS has a history of providing these services in a highly regulated environment, the proven ability to handle large volumes of properties, and a record of recruiting, managing and monitoring a substantial vendor network. CoreLogic Mortgage Contract Services 2014-09-30 Derek Templeton Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Derek Templeton Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Offerings with Acquisition of CoreLogic Business Units Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News Previous: CFPB Director Says Bureau Will ‘Vigorously Enforce’ Mortgage Servicing Rules Next: Consumer Confidence Slips in September Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post September 30, 2014 1,064 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: GSEs Prepare to Launch UMBS The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac UMBS Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will launch their uniform mortgage-backed securities (UMBS) on Monday, June 3.Regarding the combined bond from the GSEs, a report by Bloomberg stated that this change would “virtually eliminate the distinction between bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which guarantee nearly half of U.S. residential mortgages,” with the combined security intended to help improve market market liquidity and mitigate investor risk.While some believe this change will lower mortgage rates, critics argue the opposite may happen. Some see the combined bond as “more than five-year process to unify a roughly $4.4 trillion pile of agency MBS currently split between the two government-sponsored enterprises.”“It already was the most liquid market in the world in many respects. What are they trying to fix, exactly?” Walt Schmidt, Head of Mortgage Strategies at FTN Financial in Chicago, told Bloomberg.The final outcome can’t be determined until the combined bonds launch.“To some extent June 3 will be a bit analogous to Y2K, you don’t know if everything will be successful until after the fact,” Jay Bacow, head of Morgan Stanley’s MBS research team, told Bloomberg. He added that “the mortgage market is second to Treasuries in terms of fixed-income liquidity and it’s challenging for us to see it losing that distinction under UMBS (Uniform Mortgage Backed Securities).”In April, Freddie Mac announced that its Investor Reporting Change Initiative (IRCI) would revise single-family investor reporting requirements beginning in May 2019, including moving the investor reporting cycle from mid-month to end-of-month and updating remittance cycles.The GSE states that it is making the changes to promote alignment and industry standards for the UMBS. In March, the Federal Housing Finance AgencyHere’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Black Knight Mortgage Monitor—June 3CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report—June 4Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker—June 5Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Nomination Hearing—June 5Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor Date—June 7 Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Servicing: Trends and Challenges Next: Morningstar Completes DBRS Acquisition Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Print This Post The Week Ahead: GSEs Prepare to Launch UMBS Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac UMBS 2019-05-31 Mike Albanese Related Articles May 31, 2019 1,392 Views Share Save
Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – July 7, 2014 PARC welcome confirmation of tougher legislation for “L” drivers Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMartina Anderson reacts to image being placed on bonfireNext articleDelia to expand McGuinness’ role at Celtic News Highland News Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The Donegal Road Safety group PARC has welcomed confirmation today that L plate drivers will face penalty points and a fine if they are caught driving unaccompanied.New drivers will then have to display an ‘N’ plate for two years once they get their full licence, and will face restrictions on some areas of driving.Susan Grey of PARC says the new system will have a major positive impact on road safety:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/parc530L.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Pinterest Creeslough group faces huge bill after Leader funding issue remains unresolved Min HoganThe Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government has been heavily criticised for failing to resolve funding issues facing the Doe Community Association/ Cresslough Tidy Towns Committee.With the assistance of Donegal County Council and the approval of LEADER Grant Funding by DLDC, the group’s Creeslough Enhancement Project was completed last year at a cost of 400 thousand euro.However, due to a difficulty with a technical aspect of the tendering process the project was deemed retrospectively ineligible for the €372,000 LEADER funding by Minister Phil Hogan’s Department.Deputy Pearse Doherty says the group is now facing the threat of legal action as well as huge financial and emotional costs.He says he is disgusted by Minister Phil Hogan’s inaction on the issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/creeslEADER.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleDonegal Deputy slams government over its book rental schemeNext articlePlans to redevelop the Brandywell take a major step forward News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – December 13, 2013 Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest
Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Emergency services attending crash near Ballybofey Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – February 12, 2020 Previous articleTreacherous conditions across Donegal this morningNext articleFinn Harps v Sligo Rovers Preview – Ollie Horgan News Highland Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a collision at the Kilross junction near Ballybofey. The single vehicle crash happened at around 7.30 this morning.It’s understood that the road is partially blocked which is causing delays.Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for your journey or seek alternative routes where possible. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
Knitting has enjoyed a revival over the past few years, as stars like Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss and, curiously enough, Russell Crowe have all started to knit one, purl one. It seems that after a hard day’s night and a punch up down under, Mr Crowe likes nothing better than to snuggle up with his knitting. It’s a 1970s craze – knitters want free love and happiness. At the Peace Rally in February 2003, ‘Cast Off’, the ‘Ultimate Knitting Society for Boys and Girls’, knitted a banner that read, “Drop stitches, not bombs. Make jumpers, not war.” That’s right, if only George Bush had knitted his dog, Barney, a little woolly ‘Peace’ waistcoat, then the war in Iraq may have been avoided. What Crowe and knitters everywhere have discovered are the meditative and fashionable benefits that can be gained from weaving wool. Rachel Matthews, the founder of “Cast Off”, the same woman who brought you that essential contingent to your winter wardrobe, the “Willy Warmer” (a bestseller in Japan), claims that “knitting is guaranteed to boost your immune system and clear your head”. The repetition of the activity helps a person focus, with many benefits. One of the brightest stars to have emerged this year at London Fashion Week was the young knitwear designer, Clare Tough, who made an incredible collection of intricately knitted tops, skirts, ponchos, and woollen stilettos. She is currently dealing with buyers in London, while the rest of her fellow students from the Central St Martins fashion department are crying over broken dreams; their future career as a stylist for Kim Marsh and the Sugar Babes stretching before them. Wool is back and the way to wear it is loosely, wrapped around you, like an ethereal fairy. Keep it loose and wispy over dusty coloured, patterned dresses and skirts, or soft worn-in jeans. It’s a good way of wearing less at night, while keeping warm and it also takes the edge off an enormous cleavage, or lack of one. To avoid looking like Grandma Mildred, choose your colours carefully; try baby pink and black mixed together or rainbow coloured. The best way to get this look is to start knitting yourself and create a one-off, original piece, that’s just your colour. Knitting passes the time, it’s relaxing and helps you think – go to KnitSoc, branch out, expand your interests and make some new 100% woollen friends. Or, if you can face it, go to Unicorn, on Ship Street and sift through the unbelievable wasteland of clothes it has to offer. Genuine vintage shawls, ponchos and scarves start at around £10, and can be found somewhere in a tangled heap in this slightly Dickensian establishment. So start knitting, for all the therapeutic and stylish opportunities it has to offer. This summer I say wrap yourself up in wool and look lost in a garden. All we need is Woodstock 1969, a field of comatose, drug-addled hippies and Hendrix playing on stage. Those of you who managed to get tickets for Glastonbury this year, don’t forget to wear a poncho for me and shake your head wildly.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜†â˜†Three StarsAh, Greek tragedy, that epitome of literary and theatrical tradition…and hard to pull off without just a hint of pretentiousness or a radical re-writing (ahem, “adaptation”) of the script. But to be fair to them, the Corpus Christi Owlets, directed by Natalie York, who already has a glittering career of London experience behind her, have had a fair stab at keeping on the straight and narrow with their shortened, modernised version of Sophocles’ play. With a good smattering of thees and thous to keep the ancient original in mind, the script has been lopped and chopped down to a short and sweet forty minutes. No interval ice-creams to look forward to then, but from the brief clip I saw of the play you hardly need them; well-polished dialogue and physically graphic fight scenes (poor Philoctetes, played by Moritz Borrhmann, looked genuinely pained) keep us engaged and interested pretty successfully.The story goes that Philoctetes, with his infamous “festering wound” is left abandoned on an island by his army. Ten years down the line, said army realise that for all their reluctance to do the Florence-Nightingale-caring thing, Philoctetes is actually rather necessary for their chances of victory. Except, and this is the clever part ladies and gentlemen, no longer is Philoctetes the owner of an out-dated “magical bow”. We’re in World War One, and the abandoned hero is a scientist with great plans for a revolutionary tank, plans which are carried around the stage rather wonderfully in what I am assured is a genuine early twentieth-century postal bag, complete with a water-proof covering of goat hair.In one magical wave of the “adaptation” wand, the vast cast of Sophocles’ play are vanished away, so that we are left with a much more manageable three characters; more psychologically claustrophobic and less constrained by the demands of classical tragedy. “It’s the play Sophocles wanted to write,” the director tells me. I’m not utterly convinced by this insight into the tragedian’s mind, but it’s certainly true that the changes work well in the given space and context.And what luck with the given space and the context! In the original, Philoctetes whiles away his lonely decade in a double-entrance cave. By happy coincidence, the stage in the auditorium of Corpus is backed by two stone alcoves in the wall which make the perfect place for a lamed and bitter tragic hero to lie, Caliban-like, as the growingly sympathetic Neoptolemus (Redmond Traynor) approaches to wheedle him out. I am reminded again of animals as Neoptolemus and the older and craftier Ulysses (Joe Rolleston) square-up to one another like bristling bull-dogs in an attempt to establish their power-ridden relationship.It’s not without a certain amount of risk that the company have taken on this little-known play, and not without a certain amount of courage that they’ve made the (predominately successful) changes that they have. Overall I’d recommend you go along in 6th Week to take a look. And ten points for the first person to spot the goat hair.
94, passed away at home on June 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Jersey City, Dr. Rossnick lived in Bayonne for 68 years. Jerry attended Jersey City State College, NYU, and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1949, he graduated from Temple University’s Dental School in Philadelphia. He maintained a dental office in Jersey City for many years before moving his practice to Bayonne, retiring in 1988. He served stateside in the US Army during World War II. Dr. Rossnick was very active in Bayonne civic affairs, having been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Adjustment, and Board of Education (vice-president), Chairperson of Bayonne’s Centennial Celebration, and Treasurer of the Student Exchange Program with Bayonne, France. He was a past member of the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Counseling Service, Knights of Pythias, and Temple Beth Am where he served as Brotherhood president. He also was a past honoree of the National Council of Christians and Jews. Jerry was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Muriel (Sams), brother Robert Ross (Elaine), sister Gertrude Lowenthal (Bernard), son-in-law William Manieri, and parents Samuel and Anna (Teitlebaum) Rossnick. His memory will be cherished by his children Susan Miller (Donald), Linda Manieri, and Barry Rossnick (Nancy Castor). He is also survived by grandchildren Jane Metacarpa (John), Lisa Kawalek (Stephen), and Amy Shaman (Dr. Jeffrey), and great-grandchildren, Johnny and Molly Metacarpa, Asher and Judah Kawalek, and Levi and Lilah Shaman. He leaves behind a very special friend, Michael O’Neill, and wonderful caretakers, Jean Cubberly, Ana Ramos, and Michelle Rowan. Donations in Gerald’s name may be made to Temple Beth Am, 111 Avenue B, Bayonne, or the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements by GUTTERMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 463 Monmouth St., Jersey City.
Oteil Burbridge has officially announced an Oteil & Friends show in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. On Friday, May 3rd, at the Civic Theatre, the Dead & Company bassist will team up with keyboardist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), guitarists Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive) and John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra), drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), vocalist Alfreda Gerald, trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman (TAB), and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, The Nth Power).Pre-sale tickets are available today at 10 am CT with the password “OTEILCIVIC”, while general on-sale opens tomorrow at 11 am CT. Tickets and more information can be found here.Yesterday, Lettuce confirmed their fourth annual RAGE!FEST with Oteil Burbridge and The Soul Rebels for a night to remember on Thursday, May 2nd at the Joy Theatre, also in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.