Central district – North Central Conference http://northcentralconference.org/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:07:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://northcentralconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/north.png Central district – North Central Conference http://northcentralconference.org/ 32 32 Sawant’s recall election divides Seattle’s Central and Capitol Hill neighborhoods https://northcentralconference.org/sawants-recall-election-divides-seattles-central-and-capitol-hill-neighborhoods/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 03:10:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/sawants-recall-election-divides-seattles-central-and-capitol-hill-neighborhoods/ Supporters of council member Kshama Sawant and organizers of the recall campaign against her spoke to potential voters on Saturday. SEATTLE – Tuesday will mark a rare recall election in Washington state, as voters in Seattle City Council District 3 will decide whether they wish to remove council member Kshama Sawant. It took years for […]]]>

Supporters of council member Kshama Sawant and organizers of the recall campaign against her spoke to potential voters on Saturday.

SEATTLE – Tuesday will mark a rare recall election in Washington state, as voters in Seattle City Council District 3 will decide whether they wish to remove council member Kshama Sawant.

It took years for the recall effort to reach voters – and the issue divided many in the community.

“We are getting the vote in the biggest way Seattle has ever seen,” said Kshama Solidarity campaign manager Bryan Koulouris. Sawant and other speakers gathered supporters to remind people to vote at a launch event on Saturday morning.

RELATED: Interest in Kshama Sawant’s Recall Election High, Early Poll Results Show

Volunteers roamed Capitol Hill and the Central District all day Saturday.

Those on the other side of the issue were also chatting with potential voters. There are strong feelings on both sides.

“We have to come together and work together,” said Henry Bridger II.

Bridger is leading the campaign for Recall Sawant but says he supports it.

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“I’m not a politician, I’m just a normal guy who wants to get our city back on track,” he explained. Bridger says the election got so heated that it cost him friends.

Sawant’s supporters believe these are outside influences trying to influence Seattle politics.

“It’s the most important election in the country right now. There has been a right-wing backlash against the right to protest against the Black Lives Matter movement and against the right to vote across the country, ”Koulouris said.

Koulouris believes the timing of the election is hurting them as well.

Both groups flooded the streets, sometimes at opposite corners, appealing to their neighbors. They hope Tuesday’s vote writes another chapter, hopefully, that involves more unity for everyone.

“We need a better day, a new day for Seattle and that’s one way to start to move in that direction,” said Bridger.

Ballots are due Tuesday for the election. If Sawant is recalled, other members of Seattle City Council will appoint a replacement.

RELATED: Efforts to Recall Seattle Council Member Sawant Sparks Interest Outside of City

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Central District PSC Brent Bailey Says Duration of Power Outages Increased in 2020 https://northcentralconference.org/central-district-psc-brent-bailey-says-duration-of-power-outages-increased-in-2020/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:00:15 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/central-district-psc-brent-bailey-says-duration-of-power-outages-increased-in-2020/ The following was submitted by Central District Civil Service Commissioner Brent Bailey In the United States, the average electricity customer experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020. This was almost 3.5 hours more than in 2019 and almost 20 minutes more than ‘in 2017, last year to approach the duration of interruptions […]]]>

The following was submitted by Central District Civil Service Commissioner Brent Bailey


In the United States, the average electricity customer experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020. This was almost 3.5 hours more than in 2019 and almost 20 minutes more than ‘in 2017, last year to approach the duration of interruptions of 8 hours. .

Customers in Alabama, Iowa, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Louisiana experienced the most power outage time in 2020, ranging from nearly 29 hours in Alabama to 60 hours in Louisiana . Customers in Mississippi followed Alabama closely with 25 hours of interrupted power. On the other end of the spectrum, electricity customers in the District of Columbia, Arizona, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota had the shortest total duration of power outages in 2020, ranging from 44 minutes in the District of Columbia to 101 minutes in South Dakota.

Major weather events were largely responsible for the long-lasting outages in electrical service. Hurricanes and tropical storms hit Louisiana, Alabama and Connecticut. Straight-line winds (un derecho) hit Iowa and an ice storm hit Oklahoma.

The frequency of power outages also contributes to the total duration of the outage. Maine, a heavily forested state, experienced the highest average number of power outages per customer, followed by Louisiana and Mississippi. Various factors cause power outages, including weather conditions, vegetation, and utility practices. So far, 2021 has seen another round of extreme winter conditions, major hurricanes, extensive wildfires and supply chain disruptions. It will be interesting to see how 2021 compares to 2020.

The Mississippi Civil Service Commission will continue to monitor how utilities spend their revenues to increase the efficiency, reliability, resiliency, and security of the U.S. electricity grid. Careful investments in electrical wires, poles, towers, smart technologies and more are needed to replace aging equipment, improve system performance, and accommodate new generation resources.

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Local students participate in AFR Central District Speech Contest https://northcentralconference.org/local-students-participate-in-afr-central-district-speech-contest/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:47:16 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/local-students-participate-in-afr-central-district-speech-contest/ TECUMSEH – Several students recently placed in the Central District of America’s Farmers and Ranchers (AFR) Speech Contest held in Tecumseh. From Edmond, Sophie brentlinger ranked # 1, Senior Ag Policy; Gianna Nichols placed second,Senior natural resources; Chance Kennedy ranked first, Junior Agri-Science; and Madison Whalen placed first, Senior Agribusiness. From Harrah, Pretty Marshall ranked […]]]>

TECUMSEH – Several students recently placed in the Central District of America’s Farmers and Ranchers (AFR) Speech Contest held in Tecumseh.

From Edmond, Sophie brentlinger ranked # 1, Senior Ag Policy; Gianna Nichols placed second,Senior natural resources; Chance Kennedy ranked first, Junior Agri-Science; and Madison Whalen placed first, Senior Agribusiness.

From Harrah, Pretty Marshall ranked second, Junior Agri-Science category and Chrissie leaves ranked fourth in the Agri-Food Intermediate category.

Jolie Marshall, left, placed second in the Junior Agri-Science category in the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Central District Speech Contest.  AFR President Scott Blubaugh is at right.  Not pictured is Harrah's competitor Chrissie Sheets.

From Normand, Bella seargent ranked second, Senior Agri-Science category, and Remington davis ranked fifth in the Senior Natural Resources category.

Bella Seargent, of Norman, is pictured with Scott Blubaugh, President of American Farmers & Ranchers.  Seargent recently placed second in the Senior Agri-Science category in the AFR Central District Speech Contest.  Remington Davis, not pictured, placed fifth in the Senior Natural Resources category.

From Wellston, Kolton Hunt placed first, Senior AFR; Liddy hunt classified second, Junior AFR; Shaley barnes ranked third, natural resources; and Emma hash ranked fourth, Junior Agri-Science category.

The students from Wellston who entered the recent AFR Central District Speech Contest were Kolton Hunt, Liddy Hunt and Shaley Barnes.  Emma Hash is not pictured.

This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this year’s speech categories are AFR / OFU, agricultural policy, agro-industry, natural resources and agro-science. All students, in Grades 4 through 12, are eligible to compete.

Nearly 500 students will participate in the AFR District Speech Contests this season, which will allow more than 160 finalists to advance to the state contest to be held Dec. 4 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. .

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West Central District Health Department Provides COVID-19 Vaccine to Children 5 Years and Older | Local https://northcentralconference.org/west-central-district-health-department-provides-covid-19-vaccine-to-children-5-years-and-older-local/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 19:53:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/west-central-district-health-department-provides-covid-19-vaccine-to-children-5-years-and-older-local/ Less than 12 hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone over the age of 5 on November 5, the Central District Health Department west had a vaccine to administer to children. WCDHD Executive Director Shannon Vanderheiden urged people to get vaccinated if they […]]]>

Less than 12 hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone over the age of 5 on November 5, the Central District Health Department west had a vaccine to administer to children.

WCDHD Executive Director Shannon Vanderheiden urged people to get vaccinated if they can.

“We have two to five admissions a day in our state for (pediatric) patients,” she said, “and we need to make sure those who can get vaccinated are so that those who cannot. get vaccinated – those younger than 5 – we protect them too.

If schools are interested, Vanderheiden said, the health department will work with them to administer the vaccine to those who want it, saying it would be similar to the WCDHD dental program offered to schools. Instead of missing an entire day or half a day of school, students returned to class after a 15-minute wait after vaccination.

Vanderheiden also encouraged parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children to research specific and reliable sources.

“We want parents to be informed,” she said. “We want them to know that the decision they make for themselves or for their child is the best decision possible.”

Digital editor for The North Platte Telegraph.

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Solar Power Company Bend Completes Net-Zero HQ in Central District https://northcentralconference.org/solar-power-company-bend-completes-net-zero-hq-in-central-district/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 19:00:06 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/solar-power-company-bend-completes-net-zero-hq-in-central-district/ BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Long-standing Bend-based solar power company Sunlight Solar Energy has set a milestone with the completion of its new net-zero energy headquarters at 150 NE Hawthorne Avenue in the Central District of Bend. “Sunlight Solar wants to see the Central Bend District thrive and is proud to be a new partner in […]]]>

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Long-standing Bend-based solar power company Sunlight Solar Energy has set a milestone with the completion of its new net-zero energy headquarters at 150 NE Hawthorne Avenue in the Central District of Bend.

“Sunlight Solar wants to see the Central Bend District thrive and is proud to be a new partner in this growing region,” said Paul Israel, President of Sunlight Solar Energy.

“The building shows what energy efficient commercial construction should be. Often times, the commercial construction industry lags behind the residential construction industry in energy efficient design. This is how buildings should and be constructed, ”Israel says.

Real estate developer and owner of the neighboring commercial land, Kurt Petrich of Petrich Properties, added: “The Sunlight Solar name has been an undisputed leader in energy development. “Every Bend needs more net zero energy commercial buildings,” he said.

The 14,000-square-foot, two-story building will serve as the company’s home and will also house Bend Central Co-Working. A coworking space primarily intended for green and progressive companies. The new tenants are Kôr Community Land Trust, which builds affordable net-zero energy homes, Oregon Wild, which works to protect and restore Oregon’s wild lands, wildlife and waters, and the Great Basin. Institute, a field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation.

The building is powered by 40,000 watts of Tesla solar roofs, which are expected to produce 100% of the annual electricity used by the building. The energy efficient design will surpass state energy codes and be built to net zero guidelines. There will be several charging areas for electric vehicles.

“Electric vehicles are the present, not the future,” said Robert Johnson, Oregon signing supervisor at Sunlight Solar.

Located in the central district of Bend, we will encourage cycling and walking for its employees. Based on the national website www.walkscore.com, the site has a score of “75 or very walkable” and “85 very accessible by bike”.

“I have always loved this neighborhood. It is the link between the east and west sides of the city and has easy access to downtown Bend, ”Israel said.

Grown in Bend, SSE is a solar power, EV charging and battery backup design and installation company with five offices nationwide.

For more information, contact Paul Israel at paul@sunlightsolar.com or 860 / 617-6527.

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Central High School Students Place in Central District AFR Speech Contest | Community https://northcentralconference.org/central-high-school-students-place-in-central-district-afr-speech-contest-community/ Sun, 14 Nov 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/central-high-school-students-place-in-central-district-afr-speech-contest-community/ TECUMSEH— Three Central High School students ranked in their respective categories in the Central District American Farmers and Ranchers (AFR) Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4. Jamison Scott placed third in Junior Agri-Science, Tobie Mitchell placed second in Intermediate Natural Resources and Lacey Best placed first in Intermediate Agricultural Policy. This marks the […]]]>

TECUMSEH— Three Central High School students ranked in their respective categories in the Central District American Farmers and Ranchers (AFR) Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4. Jamison Scott placed third in Junior Agri-Science, Tobie Mitchell placed second in Intermediate Natural Resources and Lacey Best placed first in Intermediate Agricultural Policy.

This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this year’s speech categories are AFR / OFU, agricultural policy, agro-industry, natural resources and agro-sciences. All students, from grades 4 to 12, are eligible to compete.

Nearly 500 students will compete in the AFR District Speech Contests this season, which will allow more than 160 finalists to advance to the state contest held on Dec. 4 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater.

“Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills young people can learn for their future careers,” said Scott Blubaugh, president of the AFR cooperative. “We are honored to host the 76th Annual AFR Speech Contest, which has a long tradition of promoting professionalism and confidence among Oklahoma youth. “

The AFR Annual Speech Contest is just one of the many traditions of the AFR / OFU Youth Program. The organization also hosts a Youth Leadership Summit, statewide scholarships, cattle judging and grading competitions, and many other development opportunities. For more information on this competition or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR Youth Development Coordinator, Tailor Atkinson at (405) 218-5566 or tailor.atkinson@afrmic.com.

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Dale Students Place in Central District AFR Speech Contest https://northcentralconference.org/dale-students-place-in-central-district-afr-speech-contest/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 22:00:09 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/dale-students-place-in-central-district-afr-speech-contest/ Katie Haysmer, Dale, placed third in her category at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Central Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4th. She competed in the novice category. This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained its central agricultural […]]]>

Katie Haysmer, Dale, placed third in her category at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Central Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4th. She competed in the novice category.

This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this year’s speech categories are AFR / OFU, agricultural policy, agro-industry, natural resources and agro-sciences. All students, from grades 4 to 12, are eligible to compete.

Nearly 500 students will compete in the AFR District Speech Contests this season, which will allow more than 160 finalists to advance to the state contest held on Dec. 4 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater.

From left to right Katie Haysmer and Scott Blubaugh.

“Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills young people can learn for their future careers,” said Scott Blubaugh, president of the AFR cooperative. “We are honored to host the 76th Annual AFR Speech Contest, which has a long tradition of promoting professionalism and confidence among Oklahoma youth. “

The AFR Annual Speech Contest is just one of the many traditions of the AFR / OFU Youth Program. The organization also hosts a Youth Leadership Summit, statewide scholarships, cattle judging and grading competitions, and many other development opportunities. For more information on this competition or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR Youth Development Coordinator, Tailor Atkinson at (405) 218-5566 or tailor.atkinson@afrmic.com.

This article originally appeared on The Shawnee News-Star: Dale Students Place in Central District AFR Speech Contest

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Central District Health answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children https://northcentralconference.org/central-district-health-answers-questions-about-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/central-district-health-answers-questions-about-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/ The discussion comes after FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine was extended to children aged 5 to 11. BOISE, Idaho – Editor’s Note: A video of the full briefing is posted at the end of this article. The video above is a shorter report that aired on News at Four on November 9. Health officials […]]]>

The discussion comes after FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine was extended to children aged 5 to 11.

BOISE, Idaho – Editor’s Note: A video of the full briefing is posted at the end of this article. The video above is a shorter report that aired on News at Four on November 9.

Health officials from Central District Health addressed myths and misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine during a briefing Tuesday on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine for children.

The question-and-answer session comes after the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine was extended to children aged 5 to 11. Appointments for children to receive their first dose of the vaccine are now available statewide.

According to CDH medical director Dr. Sandy Mudge, COVID-19 infections and severe outcomes are rarer in children than in adults, accounting for just 2% of hospitalizations for coronavirus. However, she said, having children vaccinated against the disease protects them not only from COVID-19, but also from the life-threatening complication MIS-C and potential long-term or downstream effects of the disease, as well. than to protect other members of the community from infection. .

“We are very fortunate that this disease has been mild so far in children, but we don’t know if it will remain so, as the virus has already mutated several times,” Mudge said.

Children who are immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions – such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, or congenital heart problems – are at higher risk for COVID-19. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday afternoon that the state had recorded its first child death from COVID-19: an infant in southwestern Idaho.

The vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 is one third of the dose given to adults and older children. Vaccination requires two doses three weeks apart, plus an additional two weeks to achieve full protection, meaning children vaccinated before Thanksgiving will be fully protected by Christmas.

Children who have already contracted COVID-19 should still receive the vaccine, as long as they are no longer actively showing signs of infection, Mudge said.

“We know that with a natural infection you probably have some immunity for at least three months, but after that it seems to depend on the severity of the infection and the characteristics of the person themselves, so we can’t just not predict who is going to have continued natural immunity, ”she said.

In clinical trials of vaccines for the 5-11 age group, Mudge said, there were no serious cases of illness or death. Adverse effects included redness or soreness at the injection site, as well as a feeling of pain, tiredness or fever after receiving the injection – short-term side effects also experienced by vaccinated adults, a- she declared.

Mudge said the reactions are caused by participants’ immune systems “speeding up” as they learn to recognize and fight off advanced proteins that would be present with a COVID-19 infection.

She encouraged anyone with questions or concerns to speak to their child’s health care provider, but stressed that the vaccination is safe and will help Idaho achieve herd immunity.

“We have hundreds of millions of people who have received these vaccines. We have seen that overall, these vaccines have been quite safe and have helped reduce hospitalizations and deaths among those who are vaccinated, compared to those who are vaccinated. who are not vaccinated, which is the point, ”she said. “It can’t change your DNA because it doesn’t go to the nucleus of the cell. He cannot give you COVID-19; it does not contain a live viral strain. concerns that people usually have – like I said, these are pretty straightforward basic vaccines. “

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Arthur places 2nd in AFR Central District Speech Contest | Community https://northcentralconference.org/arthur-places-2nd-in-afr-central-district-speech-contest-community/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 20:56:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/arthur-places-2nd-in-afr-central-district-speech-contest-community/ TECUMSEH – Kennedy Arthur, Ripley, placed second in her category in the Central District American Farmers and Ranchers Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4. She competed in the AFR novice category. This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained […]]]>

TECUMSEH – Kennedy Arthur, Ripley, placed second in her category in the Central District American Farmers and Ranchers Speech Contest held in Tecumseh on November 4. She competed in the AFR novice category.

This marks the 76th year of the statewide competition. The event has seen many changes over the years, but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this year’s speech categories are AFR / OFU, agricultural policy, agro-industry, natural resources and agro-science. All students, from grades 4 to 12, are eligible to compete.

Nearly 500 students will compete in the AFR District Speech Contests this season, which will see more than 160 finalists advance to the state contest held on Dec. 4 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

“Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills young people can learn for their future careers,” said Scott Blubaugh, president of the AFR cooperative. “We are honored to host the 76th Annual AFR Speech Contest, which has a long tradition of promoting professionalism and confidence among Oklahoma youth. “

The AFR Annual Speech Contest is just one of the many traditions of the AFR / OFU Youth Program. The organization also hosts a Youth Leadership Summit, statewide scholarships, cattle judging and grading competitions, and many other development opportunities. For more information on this competition or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR Youth Development Coordinator Tailor Atkinson at 405-218-5566 or tailor.atkinson@afrmic.com.

– American farmers and ranchers

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Attorney General for the Central District of Illinois: Gregory Harris https://northcentralconference.org/attorney-general-for-the-central-district-of-illinois-gregory-harris/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 23:09:25 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/attorney-general-for-the-central-district-of-illinois-gregory-harris/ The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois takes one step closer to history. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday the appointment of Gregory Harris as the United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. Pending confirmation, Harris will become the first black person to hold the post for the district […]]]>

The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois takes one step closer to history.

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday the appointment of Gregory Harris as the United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

Pending confirmation, Harris will become the first black person to hold the post for the district which encompasses 46 counties in the state, including Sangamon.

“With over 25 years of experience in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District, Greg Harris will be ready to go from day one,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D -IL, and US Senator Tammy. Duckworth, D-IL, in a joint statement. “He is exceptionally well qualified and we expect him to be a diligent, thoughtful and principled US prosecutor. We look forward to ensuring a fair and expeditious confirmation process in the Senate. “

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