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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are the garage sales that we have for April 1, 2016. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 228 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down siranch · 228 weeks ago Oxford City Wide this Saturday, April 2 Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Debi Jones · 228 weeks ago Three family sale, April 2nd, from 8 to noon. Baby items, household items, goose decoys, small sand blaster, and lots of miscellaneous. Report Reply 1 reply · active 228 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Debi Jones · 228 weeks ago 416 N. JEFFERSON Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Sharon · 227 weeks ago Garage sale, 1414 N Poplar, Saturday, April 2nd, 8-?. Hunting-shells, decoys, books, clothes, dishes, toys, crafts, home decorating items, snow globes, lots of miscellaneous. Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 227 weeks ago Multi-family garage sale. 213 N Ohio, Oxford. Saturday, April 2, 8am – 3pm. Christmas collectibles, lots of craft items, teaching resources, 2 Kirby vacuums, bar stools, collectible dish sets, china dolls, several Raggedy Ann items, children’s items – clothing, toys, playpen, etc. Lots of miscellaneous. Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kristina · 227 weeks ago Multi-family garage sale 403 W College, Oxford. Saturday April 2 8 am – 2 pm. Tons of baby boy clothes, maternity clothes, women clothing, household items, etc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kristina · 227 weeks ago Multi-family garage sale 403 W College, Oxford. Saturday April 2 8 am – 2 pm. Tons of baby boy clothes, maternity clothes, women clothing, household items, etc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Bill SirmonsBill Sirmons died on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his home in Wellington at the age of 52.Bill was born the son of Fred and Martha J. (Wells) Sirmons on Monday, April 20, 1964 in Windsor, Missouri. His father precedes him in death.Many will remember Bill as a musician and songwriter with the band Tempest and Phat Black Willie. His gift of music was something that he loved sharing with others and allowed him to establish lifelong friends. He will be missed by many.Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Sirmons and her fiancÃ© Sparks Leighty of Ponca City, Oklahoma, grandchildren: Krystine Sirmons, Tandym and Journey Wheeler and Braidyn Hampton; his mother, Martha Sirmons of Derby; brother, Skeet Sirmons and his wife Mardon of Wellington; sister, Barbara Coulson and her husband Mikel of Wichita; nephew, Chris Case and great-niece, Brees Case of Derby. Â Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Bill will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later date.Memorial contributions can be given to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation and will assist with costs of Bill’s service. Contributions may be given online at www.brycedaymemorialfoundation.com/donate or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/76/f5/luke-kuechly-011420-getty-ftrjpg_140whm6kim1al13xv7fk3yemaj.jpg?t=-1489110753&w=500&quality=80 13. Cardinals: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South CarolinaActual pick: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre DameArizona tried to make it work as long as possible with Floyd, but Jeffery opposite Larry Fitzgerald would have paid off a lot more.14. Rams: David DeCastro, G, StanfordActual pick: Michael Brockers, DT, LSUThen in St. Louis, the Rams addressed the interior defensive line with Brockers. But they needed guard help for that season, and DeCastro would remain a rock of a blocker for them today instead of the Steelers.15. Seahawks: Chandler Jones, EDGE, SyracuseActual pick: Bruce Irvin, DE, West VirginiaSeattle got some decent production from Irvin and did OK with Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril on the way to a Super Bowl win, but Jones would have been the better way to address the edge.16. Jets: Melvin Ingram, EDGE, South CarolinaActual pick: Quinton Coples, EDGE, North CarolinaThe name Coples creates turbulent thoughts for Jets fans. Going for Ingram, whom the Chargers took two picks later, would have eased so much pain.17. Bengals: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North AlabamaActual pick: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, AlabamaKirkpatrick has been just average. Jenkins has had his ups and downs, but the Jackrabbit would have made so many more impact plays, and the Bengals would have been a team to look beyond his off-field issues to get his production.18. Chargers: Dontari Poe, DT, MemphisActual pick: Melvin Ingram, EDGE, South CarolinaThe Chargers needed a nose tackle for their defense, so they would have taken advantage of Poe falling to anchor their 3-4 at the time. 8. Dolphins: Andrew Luck, QB, StanfordActual pick: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&MThe team is still looking for that successor to Dan Marino all these years later. Luck would have provided the answer, even for a relatively short time in the league. Think about it this way: Would the Dolphins rather have had six healthy starting seasons from Luck, or six healthy starting seasons from Tannehill?9. Panthers: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah StateActual pick: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston CollegeThe Panthers would have been fine “settling” for Wagner instead of Kuechly. The two will forever be tied together as elite middle linebackers, all the way through Canton.10. Bills: Casey Hayward, CB, VanderbiltActual pick: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South CarolinaHad Dallas taken Gilmore, it would have made sense for Buffalo to draft who has ended up being the class’ second best all-around corner.11. Chiefs: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi StateActual pick: Dontari Poe, DT, MemphisPoe spiked for the Chiefs in a solid career that continues with the Panthers. Had it been Andy Reid, Doug Pederson and John Dorsey, who all arrived a year later, there’s a good chance Cox would have ended up in Kansas City instead of Philadelphia.12. Eagles: Lavonte David, OLB, NebraskaActual pick: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi StateThe Eagles would have recovered OK with no Cox by landing David to be their second-level cleanup man instead of their real second-rounder Mychal Kendricks. 3. Browns: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston CollegeActual pick: Trent Richardson, RB, AlabamaThe Cincinnati kid would have been perfect as the backbone to Cleveland’s defense just like he was in Carolina, rather than the bust Browns pick at running back. Kuechly was the best non-QB option in this draft.4. Vikings: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, CaliforniaActual pick: Matt Kalil, LT, USCMinnesota took Kalil for real, and after promise early, his injuries and inconsistency made him arguably the league’s worst starting left tackle. Schwartz plays on the right side, but he would have been a rock the way he was for Cleveland and is for Kansas City.5. Jaguars: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida InternationalActual pick: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma StateBlackmon goes down as a rough Jags early wide receiver pick right there with Matt Jones and R. Jay Soward. Imagine if they had invested in Hilton, instead, to keep him out of Indianapolis.6. Cowboys: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South CarolinaActual pick: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSUThe Cowboys got some decent play from Claiborne for a while, but they would have been better off with Gilmore, who aced it for the Bills before taking it to the next level with the Patriots.7. Buccaneers: Harrison Smith, S, Notre DameActual pick: Mark Barron, S, AlabamaBarron was the linebacker-like safety they took in 2012. The do-over would clearly turn to Smith, the long-time leader of the Vikings’ defense. MORE: Kuechly retires as best Panther everKnowing there is still one elite, durable franchise quarterback still going strong in the NFL from the 2012 class, the alternate history first round looks different, right from the first pick.1. Colts: Russell Wilson, QB, WisconsinActual pick: Andrew Luck, QB, StanfordWilson stands out as the best quarterback from this class as he continues his march to the Hall of Fame with elite play, never having experienced a losing season in the NFL. Forget the Colts; just about any team that isn’t the Patriots, Packers or Saints would have loved to make this kind of QB pick over the past 20 years.2. Redskins: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan StateOriginal pick: Robert Griffin III, QB, BaylorLogic might suggest the Redskins would have taken Luck here, but you have to credit their accidental foresight in getting a future starter when they drafted Cousins behind RGIII. Had Cousins started as a franchise guy in Washington instead of underpaid backup, he might still be there. 19. Bears: Justin Tucker, K, TexasActual pick: Shea McClellin, DE, Boise StateA kicker in the first round? You better believe Chicago would have loved Tucker’s operatic stylings and big leg to win them a lot of games as opposed to the awful mess its field-goal situation become a year ago.20. Titans: Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa StateActual pick: Kendall Wright, WR, BaylorThe Titans would pivot from the slot-limited Wright to address their interior blocking, which also was a big need for them seven years ago.21. Patriots: Dont’a Hightower, LB, AlabamaActual pick: Chandler Jones, DE, SyracuseLook at that: New England gets the guy it took as a second first-rounder, anyway, with Jones off the board. 32. Giants: Whitney Mercilus, DE, IllinoisActual pick: David Wilson, RB, Virginia TechThe Texans going for Jackson instead of Mercilus would have been music to New York’s ears as it adds yet another edge option behind Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck after winning the Super Bowl. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/80/5d/justin-tucker-010720-getty-ftrjpg_g1j7ad7n737u1lkd3mokk2n7h.jpg?t=-2139344217&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6b/9d/andrew-luck-082519-getty-ftr_16ljybzzfx0vt1mh4hfc0kvzia.jpg?t=-911766396&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/50/c6/josh-norman-112816-getty-ftr_948uu4q2e3fn1ehsc7wwznbhv.jpg?t=-1396937952&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/dc/nick-foles-090319-getty-ftrjpg_1gn8r16l91etw19vbpz7p2dws2.jpg?t=-101895692&w=500&quality=80 22. Browns: Nick Foles, QB, ArizonaActual pick: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma StateThis would have been a much better pick than Weeden and probably would have kept them from going after Johnny Manziel in 2014.23. Lions: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Fla.)Actual pick: Riley Reiff, OT, IowaDetroit could have used some running stability until Kerryon Johnson was ready to take over. Reiff was just OK before leaving to sign with rival Minnesota.24. Steelers: Brandon Brooks, G, Miami (Ohio)Actual pick: David DeCastro, G, StanfordNo DeCastro? No problem with this other great right guard from a current top NFL offensive line across the state.25. Patriots: Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami (Fla.)Actual pick: Dont’a HIghtower, ILB, AlabamaVersatile defender for the defensive line instead of Jones? Sign Bill Belichick up.26. Texans: Mailk Jackson, DT, TennesseeActual pick: Whitney Mercilus, EDGE, IllinoisJackson did star for a Wade Phillips defense in Denver. He would have worked nicely up front with J.J. Watt, the first-rounder of the previous year.27. Bengals: Kevin Zeitler, G, WisconsinActual pick: Kevin Zeitler, G, WisconsinThis is our first first-round pick who stays exactly the same with DeCastro, Osemele and Brooks off the board. Luke Kuechly’s retirement from the NFL, combined with the same move by Andrew Luck a few months ago, brings up an interesting question: What would a re-do of the 2012 NFL Draft look like knowing what we know now?Luck, the No. 1 overall selection that year, is no longer active, and Robert Griffin III, the No. 2 overall pick, is reduced to limited backup status in Baltimore. These developments change past events in an alternate history. 28. Packers: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal CarolinaActual pick: Nick Perry, EDGE, USCGreen Bay has had an affinity for first-round defensive backs. Norman would be have been great in the division as opposed to the original pick of Perry, who provided limited pass-rush returns.29. Vikings: Greg Zuerlein, K, Missouri WesternActual pick: Harrison Smith, S, Notre DameMinnesota actually took Blair Walsh four picks after Zuerlein. Young GZ would have been great for that Seahawks playoff game.30. 49ers: Akiem Hicks, DT, ReginaActual pick: A.J. Jenkins, WR, IllinoisHicks had an awesome breakout year, going from solid to spectacular in Vic Fangio’s Bears defense in 2018. Fangio oversaw the 49ers’ defensive-minded run to the Super Bowl under Jim Harbaugh in 2012.31. Buccaneers: Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas StateActual pick: Doug Martin, RB, Boise StateThe Bucs go for the next best option to help on the second level in this class with David long gone. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/45/2b/alshon-jeffrey-041118-getty-ftrjpg_1oe9fr0mfaf12185etxjkz509p.jpg?t=-1252866430&w=500&quality=80
“Today wasn’t a very busy day for you guys in terms of signatures coming in,” the reporter said to Saban. “Is that what you expected and how do you feel like you addressed your remaining needs?” Nick Saban only had a few roster spots to fill on National Signing Day after inking 22 players in December during college football’s early signing period.Despite the (expected) lack of activity during the day, the Alabama football coach was still very busy. A reporter found that out the hard way during Saban’s National Signing Day news conference on Wednesday. Sportswriter- “Coach Saban #NSD2020 wasn’t very busy for you…”Literally Everyone- “Oh No.” pic.twitter.com/JP6EdChy61— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 5, 2020MORE: Alabama’s 2020 recruiting class faces real pressure to get Crimson Tide back to No. 1Nick Saban replied:“Do you guys take math? Do you have math class? Did you learn how to add when you did have math class? Like 22 and three make 25? I mean… Is that what we expected? That we could only sign three guys. That’s what we expected based on math.“But it was a very busy day, aight, because the calendar is moved up. Aight, so I spend my whole day today — and we spend our whole day today — really on next year’s recruiting. Does that make sense?“So I think I talked to 22 guys today, and I think I talked to 14 guys yesterday. Aight, so it was very busy. In fact, by the end of the day today, I was stuttering on the phone and having a tough time speaking clearly, so that’s how busy it was.”Alabama finished National Signing Day with the No. 2 recruiting class behind Georgia, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
The Montreal Canadiens have updated the status of Cole Caufield, announcing Tuesday that the forward is going to play another season at the University of Wisconsin.”This additional year in the NCAA will benefit Cole and will allow him to continue developing his skills within the Badgers’ environment,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. “Cole is an important part of the Montreal Canadiens’ future and we will continue to follow his development with interest.” After representing the United States at the 2020 World Junior Championship, Caufield will look to improve his play without the puck before making the leap to the NHL.With Caufield returning to school for another season, Granato said he hopes the former first-round pick follows the Cale Makar model. The defenseman spent two seasons at UMass before signing with the Colorado Avalanche. Caufield, SN’s 31st-ranked NHL prospect, was rumored to be following Badgers teammates Alex Turcotte and K’Andre Miller to the NHL after both agreed to entry-level contracts with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, respectively.MORE: Mock draft 2.0In his first season at Wisconsin, Caufield led the team with 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 36 games and became the first player in school history to win a league scoring title. He notched 24 points in 24 Big Ten games this season.Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato felt the Canadiens made the right decision by not signing Caufield at this point.”When they’re not ready, they’re better off staying to give themselves a better chance of when they get there, they can stay there,” Granato told the Wisconsin State Journal. “Working through the hurdles, working through some of the things that we worked through this year, individually and as a team, are experiences and battles that you have to have to get ready for an NHL season.”
MORE: Bruins’ Torey Krug hopes he’ll be back in Boston when hockey returnsSince being selected in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, the 34-year-old Halak has played in 520 regular-season games, compiling a 272-167-58 record. He has also played for the Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals in a 14-year NHL career. The Bruins have made the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and are on track to win the Presidents’ Trophy this year as the team with the most regular-season points. Jaroslav Halak will be back in Boston next season.The Bruins announced Friday that the veteran goalie had agreed to a one-year contract extension with the team. It will be his third consecutive season in Boston serving as the likely backup to No. 1 netminder Tuukka Rask. The extension will cause a $2.25 million cap hit for the Bruins next season, and, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Halak will also be eligible for performance bonuses because of his age. #NHLBruins sign Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension with a cap hit of $2.25 million: https://t.co/jiPzGA0HQ9 pic.twitter.com/3wixaUqowO— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 1, 2020Halak turns 35 later this month — making him eligible for performance bonuses. There is a $1.25M bonus for 10 games, as well— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 1, 2020Halak has played in 31 games this season, posting an 18-6-6 record with three shutouts, a 2.39 GAA and a .919 save percentage. The Slovakian joined the Bruins as a free agent in 2018 after spending four seasons with the New York Islanders. He has made 71 appearances in two seasons for Boston.
In Sporting News’ forward-looking QB rankings for 2020, Allen (No. 18) was just ahead of Murray (No. 19). But there’s no way, with only 70 spots left, that all 17 QBs better than both at the moment, make the list, too. That includes Wentz, whom SN ranked No. 9 at quarterback.One would hope that Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Deshaun Watson and Dak Prescott are all locks to make it from quarterback on the NFL Top 100. Tom Brady also probably gets there because of his GOATness, despite a shaky final Patriots season. But Allen isn’t yet deserving to crack the list, even well behind all of them.Allen Robinson certainly shouldn’t be behind Josh Allen, and Keenan Allen should be a lot more upset that he’s only 10 spots ahead, too. It’s media player-ranking season around the NFL and not everyone’s happy. Nothing gets players, pundits and fans more riled up than listing someone ahead of someone else for their on-field work, because they’re wrong and we’re right.Sporting News has gotten in on the position-by-position fun, already releasing our quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end rankings going into the 2020 season. So with the NFL’s annual Top 100 Players being rolled out again this week, it’s only natural for us to compare, contrast and question. MORE: NFL coach rankings for 2020Given the league’s list based on players voting for their peers, there always are glaring differences from armchair analysts and scouting services. With No. 100 through No. 71 revealed and No. 70 through No. 1 yet to come, here are the biggest early reactions to the rankings, starting with one pissed-off wide receiver:Keenan Allen isn’t so keen on No. 77Wide receivers are an outspoken sort and every good one thinks he’s indeed the best one. They are very hard to rank vs. each other, let alone vs. a pool of players across other positions. The Chargers’ Keenan Allen was not happy to be the fourth of many receivers to be revealed, ahead of only the Bears’ Allen Robinson (No. 93), the Rams’ Cooper Kupp (No. 89) and the Seahawks’ DK Metcalf (No. 81). Although Allen isn’t the biggest field-stretcher or scorer, he expected his three-year average of 101 catches, 1,263 yards and 6 TDs to put him with wideouts perceived to be better.Ok I’m tired of biten my tongue… @cheetah @MikeEvans13_ @chrisgoodwin … ( and the list goes on) ARE NOT a better receiver than me! Faster than me…every day of the week but separation..CHILD PLEASE! https://t.co/rBQwJZWkE3— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) July 27, 2020It was interesting that Allen singled out the Buccaneers’ duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin (not Goodwin) and Chiefs’ speedster Tyreek Hill among the receivers he feels to be inferior.Evans gets more attention for his big plays and averaging more than 17 yards per catch the past two seasons. Hill represents the premier home run-hitting receiver in Allen’s own division, the AFC West, in which Allen recently declared he was the best.Godwin, however, is a comparable technician to Allen with his routes and hands. He missed two games last season in his breakout, but still posted 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine TDs. Allen is right that he needs more credit, despite the lack of long-ball success and scoring. But big plays and TDs are a big part of the game. That’s why he’s a solid No. 15 among wideouts in Sporting News’ list, with Godwin No. 3, Hill No. 6 and Evans No. 7. Allen can counter to say he’s more like SN’s — and likely the NFL’s — No. 1, the Saints’ Michael Thomas, than all of them. Allen does have plenty of substance, but there’s a lot more than style that goes with the games of Evans, Godwin and Hill to make them worthy of being ranked above him.MORE: Who are the best and worst NFL GMs?Allen Robinson really was the dissed Allen wide receiverKeenan Allen was ranked 16 spots ahead of Allen Robinson. In SN’s wide receiver list, Robinson was No. 12, three spots ahead of Allen.Robinson is coming off a remarkable season with the Bears, where he got little complementary help outside of Anthony Miller and produced despite major regression from Mitchell Trubisky. Robinson was better all-round as an outside receiver facing top coverage every week vs. Kupp, who dominated in the slot for the Rams, and Metcalf, who thrived as the No. 2 opposite Tyler Lockett for Russell Wilson.Back in 2015, Robinson looked ready to become the NFL’s best wideout, posting an 80-catch, 1,400-yard, 14-TD season for the Jaguars. He did that despite catching passes from Blake Bortles, making the QB look a lot better than he really was.Between a torn ACL and free agency, it’s been a long road back for Robinson to get to that level. His age 26 season in 2019 was right there: 98 catches, 1,147 yards and seven TDs. Robinson’s numbers were very comparable to Allen’s, so if any Allen has a beef, Robinson has a bigger one.All in all, with Robinson and Allen ranked so “low,” it once again shows that the NFL has never been deeper and more talented at wide receiver, the game’s glossiest and most debated position.Josh Allen, really, at No. 87, over Carson Wentz?The more concerning Allen of them all on the “NFL Top 100” is the Bills’ third-year quarterback. Had it been the Jaguars’ edge pass rusher of the same name, one would have been OK with that.But we’re not sure how Josh Allen the quarterback is ranked above Carson Wentz. According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, five Eagles made the list (Zach Ertz, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, Darius Slay), but all five have already been revealed and none of them is Wentz.When Allen was at Wyoming, the big-armed athletic passer drew comparisons to Wentz. But Wentz, an MVP candidate during the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 run, played a full season at a much higher overall level in 2019. Allen is getting too much attention for his prolific running (510 yards, nine TDs) than criticism for his erratic, inaccurate passing.The Cardinals’ Kyler Murray was the first QB revealed on the list at No. 90, three spots lower. That was a bit of a stretch, too. Murray was the Offensive Rookie of the Year. With similar passing and rushing numbers from 2019 and with some upside to improve with respective new wide receivers Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins, it makes sense that Allen and Murray are close together in rankings.
MASON CITY — The head of the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is spending his last week on the job after more than three decades working for the county.Ron Osterholm started working for Cerro Gordo County in 1988 as an environmental health specialist and was named director of the county’s health department in 1990.Osterholm says the department has been grown from not existing in 1990 to what it is today. “I submitted a proposal to the Board of Health and the Board of Supervisors. At that time, Tom Wishman the Human Resources and Finance Director, said that we probably needed to look at how we could consolidate the fragmentation of public health and health programs and bring them under unified public health. They thought it was a good idea, it was money saving. In 1990, the Board of Health and Board of Supervisors approved a process to move forward with the Health Department. We started in the basement of the courthouse with environmental services in 1988, and we grew out of the basement and then moved into Mohawk Square.”Osterholm applauds the work his staff does for the county. “This has been a great career for me. I’ve really enjoyed being in this position and being able to do the things that have been done. At the same time, there’s a lot of good staff that exists here in the Health Department, and when you start looking at the staff that’s in this department, they’re pretty high qualified staff and they’re good at what they do. The department’s going to do quite well. When you have a very strong staff it makes sustainability so much better. It’s going to be in good hands.”Osterholm made his comments during today’s “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO. You can listen back to the program via the audio player below.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of nurses working at Iowa prisons and other state-run facilities who have not been paid overtime for two years have sued the state and Gov. Kim Reynolds.The five women filing suit say the state is violating federal and state laws. They are seeking class-action status on behalf of as many as 700 registered nurses working for state agencies.The state court lawsuit filed June 28 seeks an order requiring the state to pay overtime going forward, past unpaid compensation and other damages and costs.The women said Monday the state refuses to pay registered nurses for overtime even though their jobs require them to work beyond 40 hours a week and other nurses working with them are paid overtime.A spokesman says the governor declines to comment.