Brookville, Ind. — The Franklin County Community Foundation awarded “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s Meat the Need program $3,000. The funds will be used to pay for the processing of donated game and livestock animals.Hunters and farmers can make donations at any participating area meat processor. Donations will be processed, packaged and frozen for distribution to local hunger relief agencies.“The funds provided by the Community Foundation will pay for approximately 2,300 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Franklin County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing meals to almost 24,370 households in need within Brookville and surrounding areas.” Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s Executive Director, Deb Treesh said.Statistics indicate 1 out of 4 Hoosier households with children struggle to have enough food to feed their family and 30 percent have to choose between paying bills or buying food.For more information go online to hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org./.
Defending Champions, Zambia were held 1-1 by Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in an entertaining Group C match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.The Ethiopians fought from a goal down and a man down to draw level, a result that will surprise the Chipolopolo side who were the overwhelming favourites to win the match.Collins Mbesuma shot Zambia into the lead on the stroke of half time after a sublime play.Ethiopia fluffed many begging opportunities including, a penalty and were to rue the missed opportunities later in the game.The Walya Antelopes, who are making their first appearance after 31 years had their goal keeper sent off for dangerous tackle.Ethiopia secured the crucial equaliser and it came in spectacular fashion. Skipper of the side was set up and his perfectly taken low shot took a ricochet of the goal post before entering the net.The Ethiopians look the better side despite a man down and have wasted some chances as well.1-1 it all ended in Nespruit, a shaky start for the defending champions.The Group’s other game will be between Nigeria and Burkina Faso
Facebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat is the 48th positive odd integer?If 95 didn’t jump to mind, you wouldn’t have made it far in Thurston County’s MATHCOUNTS competition this year.Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the Thurston County contest held at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceIt took just seconds for local mathletes from Jefferson Middle School to answer that and other challenging questions to win the county-wide contest and advance to the state level held last month.MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program. It promotes math achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style competitions on the chapter, state and national levels.Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the Thurston County contest held at Saint Martin’s University and has volunteered as the chapter coordinator for the past 18 years on behalf of the National Society of Professional Engineers. This year, he recruited three additional colleagues from SCJ to help out, Tyrell Bradley, Maddie Riggs and Bob Tauscher.“Math is an everyday thing here at SCJ,” Bruhn said. “We love to see kids excited about math and to show them how what we do relates to what they’re learning now.”Local participants in February’s Thurston County competition came from Jefferson and Aspire middle schools and included one homeschool student. The top team, from Jefferson Middle School, and two top individuals advanced to the state competition.The winning Jefferson Middle School Mathletes’ team with Jason Bruhn (center). Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceWinners at the state competition move on to the national competition on May 13-14, which is aired on ESPN 3.SCJ has been nationally recognized multiple times for award-winning projects, growth and as a great place to work. Founded in Thurston County nearly twelve years ago, the firm has grown steadily to a dynamic team of more than 80 employees in six locations across Washington. In addition to Lacey, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver and Wenatchee.