Margaret (Hermes) Ast, 92: May 31, 1922 – April 5, 2015

first_imgMargaret AstMargaret G (Hermes) Ast, loving wife and mother, born May 31, 1922, died April 5, 2015 at the age of 92.Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and the Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday April 8, 2015, both at St. Peter Catholic Church in Schulte, KS.Margaret was born in Mt. Vernon, KS to the late Joseph and Catherine (Schmitz) Hermes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Francis Ast, son: Gene; daughter-in-laws, Debra Ast and Wanda Ast; 7 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by brother, Lawrence (Donna) Hermes, sons; Vernon, David, Ron and Mike all of Monett, MO. Melvin (Gwen) of Wellington, Stan of Cheney, Glenn (Sarah) of Avon, CO; daughters; Judy Mertes of Wichita and Linda (Mike) McFerrin of Ft. Collins, CO. 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.Memorial to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

Iowans are again warned to be wary of COVID-related phone scams

first_imgDES MOINES — The Internal Revenue Service is renewing its warnings for Iowans to beware of crooks who are trying to pry away their personal financial data.IRS criminal investigator Steve Slazinik says more cons are appearing every week during the pandemic.  “As you know, scammers will take advantage of any situation they can to make money,” Slazinik says, “and a worldwide health pandemic is no different.”Criminals are sending out bogus emails and texts claiming to have a cure for COVID-19, or they’re pretending to be I-R-S agents seeking personal identification so taxpayers can receive their coronavirus stimulus checks.   “If it does sound suspicious, it likely is,” Slazinik says. “For instance, the IRS will not call or ask you to verify your payment details. So do not give out your bank account information or other account information, even if someone claims it’s necessary to get the check or to get the payment.”Slazinik says there are so many scams emerging, it’s difficult to identify and prosecute all of them. He advises anyone with questions to contact the agency directly at read more

“Our Education Ill is Beyond Short-term Closing”

first_imgThe principal of the Ganta United Methodist School (GUMS), says the country’s education problem is beyond short-term closing although decision by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to close school as of July 31 stands. Mr. Roger S. Domah in a statement, he indicated that key stakeholders including the MOE need to sit and critically analyze the problem and identify those activities that best suit Liberian education system instead of rushing to close school, and be in conformity with educational calendar that others are using in their countries.He said the “Messy” education system needs some hard decisions that will be unpopular and should be able to affect whoever it can since the intent is to correct the errors that have damaged the system.Mr. Domah said besides the lack of competent Mathematics and English teachers in most schools as stated by the new Minister of Education, George Werner, there is a need to revisit the system of licensing schools and teachers; something he said has major role in bringing out mushroom schools that do not have the first facilities or the qualified teachers.He stressed that this aspect of failure is directly associated with government, and if changes can be made, such error needs to be identified and worked on thoroughly to make changes that will suit Liberia’s education.The GUMS Principal also said the government and stakeholders need to evaluate teachers with university degree; follow up the time spent at a university and the cause of staying for such time. “We must also study and closely supervise the admission and employment processes in our school system; the quality of supervision during the administration and marking of West AfricanExamination Council (WAEC) administer examinations; the length of time spent by individual students especially at universities and the consequences of over staying; consequences for students who will not improve their academic performances after all efforts have been exerted, and a system to receive reports on education officers’ (Eos’) and other educational officials and bodies who are involved in “unethical conducts” or performing dismal even in the remotest parts of the Country.”Mr. Dormah during last academic year fell in controversy with education authority of Nimba for booking his own student cheating on the WAEC Exam.The county authority and others took him to the provincial capital, Sanniquellie on ground that his action to expose the student brought disrepute to the county.Against this backdrop, Mr. Domah suggested that “The Ministry should also introduce an external examiner system where samples of tests from schools and universities will have second opinion especially for graduating seniors before they are given clearances.”“I must express that our educational system for the past decade has been responsible for the massive indiscipline, corruptions, bad governance and all of the vices that Liberia is suffering from. Most of those working in our various public and private sectors today are performing the way they are doing because this is how they were processed-“encouraging you to make your way out instead of meriting your accomplishments,” he said.He also indicated that the suggestion to revolutionize the education system should be intentional and must go beyond words, noting that they way the change is done may lead to failure or success.He then called on the new MOE Administration to carefully handle the school matter without rushing in order to have a fruit results as the system is being spoiled not only by teachers or students, but government, school administration, parents and others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Need a quality motorhome? Donagheys is the place to go!

first_imgDonaghey Motorhomes and Van centre are the largest dealers in Ireland for motorhomes, campervans and commercial vans, check out what amazing models they have in stock this season:We have up to 100 motorhomes in stock at any one time, our backup service is renowned throughout the country. We hold franchises for Hymer, Dethleffs, Carado, Carthago and Knaus.NEW Dethleffs Globebus T1New Knaus Boxstar 600 Street MQAt Donagheys, we also have a great selection of pre-owned motorhomes. We have motorhomes to suit everyone with new Carado Motorhomes ideal for families in stock now with up to seven berths. Hymers both on Fiat and Mercedes are in stock now and well worth a look. The very luxurious Carthago motorhomes are also in stock, as well as van conversions from Knaus and Autocruise. If you are looking for a good quality motorhome then Donagheys is the place to go.We are a Fiat Professional centre, the Ducato is proving to be the best commercial van on the road with great MPG figures and reliability. Customers like Highland Bakery, Lilys Flowers, Bonnar Engineering, Donegal Oil, Meenans  Plumbing, Dunleavy Decor, Donegal Gas, Donegal Metalcraft, who have purchased Ducato’s tell us that they are making fantastic savings on fuel over their previous vans.New Fiat Ducato Hymer Exsis i644NEW Fiat Ducato Carado A461There is a model for most people in the Ducato Range from SWB to XLWB with extra high roof all at very competitive prices.The Fiat Ducato in Germany is number 2 where they claim they are the masters of engineering. If Carlsberg did vans they would PROBABLY be Ducato! Check out the full selection of motorhomes now at and on Facebook here.Visit: Donaghey Motorhomes,Drumnahoe,Letterkenny,Co. Donegal,F92 ETF3Tel: (00353) 74 9129235Email : [email protected] a quality motorhome? Donagheys is the place to go! was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donaghey MotorhomesmotoringVehicleslast_img read more