Life isn’t always safe on the farm. Children who live or work there face unique safety risks. To help them avoid getting hurt, the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program will offer two camps this summer.The Tractor Certification Camp is a 15-hour course that meets Georgia Department of Labor guidelines. For ages 14 to 15, it’s set for June 10-13 at the State FFA/FHA Camp in Covington, Ga.The Farm Safety Camp is for children 10 to 13 years old. Also at the FFA/FHA camp, it’s scheduled for June 17-20. The camp offers classes in animal, equipment and personal safety, including introductory CPR.The cost is $60 for each, or $75 after June 1. Some scholarships are available. To learn more about the camps or scholarships, or to get an application, call Nancy Fussell at 1-800-367-9083. Or call Judy Hartley at (912) 370-2617.
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Business process outsourcing companyOptum plans to open a branch here that can give employment to 1,500Ilonggos. “Some day traffic congestion in ourever developing city could become a serious problem that is why requestedassistance from the Public Private Partnership Center when the city governmentsits down with developers and investors on rapid mass transit. We should learnlessons from Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and to certain extent Davao,” saidTreñas./PN Executives of transport companyMegawide wants to partner with the city government for a bus rapid transit,Treñas also revealed. “They saw Iloilo City’s economy andthey were impressed,” he said. Officials from the United StatesAgency for International Development indicated interest to introduce severaldevelopment programs here. Dinagyang Festival has a new champion – Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School. It bested seven other contingents in yesterday’s “Dinagyang 360°” ati tribes competition to take home a cool P1 million cash prize. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN These are just some of the plans ofsome guests that the city government invited to witness the recent DinagyangFestival, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO City – The ambassador of theCzech Republic plans to bringing musicians from his country to join this city’sfirst Summer Art Festival this year.
Even though he 7th Grade Lady Cardinals fell to the Greendale Lady Tigers in the first round of the SEI tournament. 25-23, 25-17, “The girls played their best game of the season. They played as a team,” commented Coach Meer. The Cardinals came out strong in the first set fighting back and forth for each point until the Tigers dominated the final 4 points of the set. The start of the second set was close until the Tiger served 7 points straight. Mary Hunter and Kate Weber led the Cardinals with 6 points each with Hope Kroen close behind with 5 points and Isabelle Wonnell and Catherine Streator with 1 point each. Allie Savage and Maggie Beiser passed soundly for the match to keep the sets alive.The 8th Grade Lady Cardinals fell to the Greendale Lady Tigers in the first round of the SEI Tournament. 25-20, 25-1. The Cardinals worked together in the first set to keep it close until the Tigers 6 straight points to end the set. The Cardinals had some excellent passes by Audrey Beiser to help setup the offense for attacks from Elizabeth Gigrich, Chelsea Robertson and Regina Gerstbauer who had the only kill of the night. The second set was a difficult for the Cardinals to get anything started. Gerstbauer served up 5 points, Robertson 4 points, Lilly Wonnell 2 points and Ellie Cornnet, Ava Allen and Gigrich 1 point each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.