Shovels turned on $6.6 million Banks School

first_imgContributed PhotoGround has been broken for the construction of the consolidated Banks School. Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, and board members, Linda Steed, Justin Davis, Dr. Greg Price and Dr. Clint Foster, joined Banks Principal Shantell Rouse and students, Gage Potter, McKenzie Santana, Hannah Lumford, Grace Lumford, Mason Dubose and Aiden Foster, in the breaking of ground on Monday. Latest Stories Ground was ceremoniously broken on the new Banks School on Monday afternoon.Pike County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Bazzell, board members, school officials and students used gold shovels to “break ground” on the $6.6 million capital project that will make it possible to consolidate the primary and middle schools on one campus.As the “new ground” was uplifted, so were the spirits of those who gathered for the official beginning of a new era of Banks Schools. Shovels turned on $6.6 million Banks School Published 7:17 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Special events planned for Dothan Campus A Vietnam-era Huey helicopter flew into Troy University this morning to set the stage for a meeting to finalize plans… read more By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Print Article Book Nook to reopen “Being all together makes us more secure and improves overall supervision,” Rouse said. “The new Banks School will provide an environment that is more conducive to learning and will meet the educational challenges of the future. We are excited and looking forward to bringing the Banks family together.”Family is a word that has been used for generations to acknowledge the spirit of fellowship that exists among Banks School, the Town of Banks and the extended community.“Here in Banks, we are family,” said Lisa Culpepper, Banks Town mayor. “The school is where Banks can experience the most growth, educational growth.”Culpepper added with a smile that the Town of Banks is nearly land-locked, therefore, commercial growth is rather limited.“There is a strong sense of community here, the town and the school,” she said. “We continue to take great pride in our school. The new Banks School will provide opportunities for continuing growth in educational opportunities here in Banks. We are excited and look forward to the day our new school opens.” By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “It’s bittersweet,” said Tammy Calhoun, Banks School teacher. “But I keep remembering what Don Renfroe said, that, ‘As sad as it was to see the old school go, if a new school will provide better educational opportunities for our kids, then ‘let her go!’ Today, we ‘let her go’ and we now begin a new era at Banks School.”Bazzell said McKee and Associates Architects is the architectural firm for the 14,000-square-foot Banks School and Beasley Construction Services is the contractor. He expressed confidence that Banks School will be a source of pride for all who enter the hallways.Bazzell said the Banks School campus is designed to provide the best and most current educational trends of today and to meet the educational challenges of the future. You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Banks School will continue to provide the highest quality education and the most current educational opportunities for its students,” he said. “We look forward to the consolidation of the Banks Schools and the growth of the Banks family.”Linda Steed, board member and graduate of Banks School, said Bazzell and the board are always searching for new ways to forge forward in all schools in the Pike County System.“A new school for Banks is a project that we have been working toward for a long time,” Steed said. “Today, with the ground-breaking ceremony, it has begun. This new school will meet the needs of our students today and the many tomorrows to come.”Shantell Rouse, Banks School principal said the new school building is an opportunity to have all students on one campus. 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Finnish pensions body slams IORP demand for benefits statement

first_imgA Finnish pensions association has criticised the requirement in the European Commission’s new IORP Directive for pension providers to issue scheme members with a uniform pension benefit statement for being unfair competitively.The Association of Finnish Pension Funds (ESY) said the way the standardised communication to customers was formulated was wrong and having such a requirement meant pension funds had a bigger administrative burden than life insurance companies.Ismo Heinström, lawyer for the association, told IPE: “It is regrettable that the pension benefit statement is formulated as if an IORP were an investment fund with totally different principles and objectives.”The kind of information demanded in the statement was not provided by insurance companies which had similar conditions, he said. He asked whether an IORP should therefore have to provide this extra information, when the commission laid weight on creating a level playing field for pension providers.Heinström said members should always be provided meaningful and relevant information. “The suggested pension benefit statement would provide members and beneficiaries unnecessary and misleading information not provided in insurance schemes with conditions that are in principle similar,” he said.The requirement would result in an unnecessary increase in costs for both the IORPs and the employers behind the schemes, Heinström said.On the whole, Finnish occupational pensions funds were well run, he said, and the institutions had so far provided their members with sufficient information.The Dutch Pension Federation previously criticised the revised IORP Directive’s proposals for a uniform statement as “overkill”.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 20

first_imgIMCA Modifieds ­– 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,158; 2. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,154; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,152; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,124; 5. Clinton Luellen, Min­burn, Iowa, 1,107; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,101; 7. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,089; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,075; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,068; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,062; 11. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 1,039; 12. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 1,037; 13. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 1,026; 14. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,014; 15. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,003; 16. Hunter Mar­riott, Brookfield, Mo., and Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., both 1,000; 18. Ethan Dotson, Bakers­field, Calif., 988; 19. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 981; 20. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 778; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 775; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 763; 5. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 758; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 756; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 733; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 717; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 701; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 699; 11. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 682; 12. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 665; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 636; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 631; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 617; 16. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 616; 17. Curtis Glover, Run­nells, Iowa, 602; 18. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 598; 19. Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, 576; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 562.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 773; 2. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 740; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 736; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 711; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 704; 7. Rob­ert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 700; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 689; 9. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 682; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 656; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 647; 13. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 646; 14. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 15. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 635; 16. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 631; 17. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 627; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, both 619; 20. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 615.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,171; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,159; 3. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,158; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,141; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,122; 7. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,112; 8. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,091; 9. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,089; 10. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,078; 11. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,076; 12. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,058; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,045; 14. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,044; 15. Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., 1,030; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,027; 17. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 1,004; 18. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, both 1,000; 20. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 997.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,173; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,157; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,150; 5. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,142; 6. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,115; 7. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,102; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,100; 9. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 1,093; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,083; 11. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,081; 12. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,048; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 14. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,040; 15. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,035; 16. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,031; 17. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,017; 18. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,011; 19. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,007; 20. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 993.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,125; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,098; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,096; 4. Ron­nie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,072; 5. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,062; 6. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,052; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,040; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 891; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 882; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 858; 11. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 795; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 782; 13. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 716; 14. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 685; 15. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 683; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 678; 17. Chris Cogburn, Robin­son, Texas, 674; 18. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 672; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 664; 20. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 651.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,167; 2. Tony Olson, Ce­dar Rapids, Iowa, 1,154; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,136; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,131; 6. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,126; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,114; 8. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 9. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,090; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,072; 11. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 1,047; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,046; 13. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,036; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,007; 15. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 993; 16. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 985; 17. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 970; 18. Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis., 967; 19. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 952; 20. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 945.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,185; 2. Dillon Richards, Be­atrice, Neb., 1,169; 3. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,107; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,092; 6. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,078; 7. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,063; 8. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,055; 9. Tanner Uehling, Nor­folk, Neb., 1,045; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 11. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,032; 12. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,013; 13. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 954; 14. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 897; 15. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 867; 16. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 858; 17. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 857; 18. Hunter Benson, Forest City, Iowa, 832; 19. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 820; 20. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 803.last_img read more