Michelle L. Flint

first_imgMichelle Louise Flint, age 47, of Osgood passed away early Thursday, August 4 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  Michelle was born on January 20, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, IN, the daughter of Gene Arthur and Alene Lee Flint.  She was one of three children born to this marriage.  She had two brothers, Gene and Mike.Michelle spent her early years attending grade school in Tennessee.  In 1981 the family moved to Osgood where she spent the remainder of her life.  She was a proud graduate of Jac-Cen-Del, the Class of 1987.  She enjoyed making crafts, quilting, and especially scrapbooking.  She was passionate about her faithful friends and her puppies she had throughout the years.Michelle was preceded in death by her father and brother Mike.  She will be sadly missed by survivors mother Alene, brother Gene and wife Paula, and 1 niece, 3 nephews and 1 great niece, all of Osgood.A memorial service to celebrate Michelle’s life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church on the Rock Assembly of God in Batesville (407 North Township Line Road), with doors opening at 4:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be given to Church on the Rock Assembly of God in Batesville or to the Ripley County Humane Society.  Memorials can be given in care of the funeral home.Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood has been entrusted with the services.last_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City have strongest team if all players stay fit

first_imgManuel Pellegrini is convinced Manchester City have the strongest squad in the Barclays Premier League – if the likes of Vincent Kompany can stay fit. Playmaker Samir Nasri, who is expected to be out until the spring after a tendon operation, is now the only major absentee. Pellegrini is pleased enough with his side’s position – third in the table and still in three other competitions – despite inconsistent form. But he knows well enough the imminent return of Kompany – after the latest in a series of muscle problems – gives his team a big lift. The Chilean said: “Vincent is the captain of the team – you cannot be the captain of an important team if you are not an important player. You have performance, you must be a leader, you have personality, you have a lot of different things. “We need Vincent, but this team doesn’t depend on one player. It seems that we have a crisis but we don’t have a crisis. We are in all the competitions and we did that without a lot of important players. “But, of course, with all the players fit and playing every game, we are the strongest team. “Vincent has had a long recovery. We hope that he will not have more problems in the future. It is very difficult to know if he will have them or not but we are going to be optimistic and hope we can have the captain for the rest of the season.” Pellegrini goes into the game against Sunderland against the backdrop of continued speculation about his future. Pep Guardiola has long been linked with the City manager’s post and this has increased considerably in recent days after the much-coveted Catalan announced he would be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer. Kompany, the influential defender and captain, is poised to return for the Boxing Day visit of Sunderland after eight games out with a calf injury. That comes soon after star striker Sergio Aguero overcame a heel problem and, with Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando also back in the frame, what was recently a worryingly long injury list is easing. Pellegrini claims this does not bother him. He says he can do little about what the club’s hierarchy think and is focusing only on the team, knowing that winning a second Premier League title will do his standing no harm. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the 62-year-old said: “You continue trying to have my answers about the future. How can I tell you how another person will think about the situation? It’s very difficult, it’s impossible. What I know is that for me, it is very good to win the title. “I am just thinking about winning against Sunderland. For me, it doesn’t matter if I continue or not. “It’s very important to win. You demonstrate what kind of manager you are, and after that you can have another club that maybe they win the title and are sacked. It’s a matter that for me is not important really.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Regal Masters win GSCL Inc. Independence Cup title

first_imgAN unbroken 158-run second-wicket stand between Ramesh Deonarine and Troy Kippins, ensured Regal Masters made light work over their counterparts Wellman Masters, to win the final of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Independence Cup by nine wickets last Sunday, at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Regal Masters chasing 165 for victory, lost Eon Abel without scoring, but thereafter it was a Deonarine and Kippins show.Deonarine clobbered one four and 10 sixes to finish on 95 which came off 54 balls, while the right-handed Kippins slammed five fours and four sixes in scoring 60 off 43 balls.Earlier, Wellman Masters posted 164-7 from their allocation of 20 overs. Openers Mahase Chunilall and Greg De Franca added 56 before De Franca was dismissed for 25.Chunilall struck one four and three maximums before he departed for 35 off 31 balls. There were also small contributions from Nandram Samlall, Eon Lovell and Wayne Jones.Deonarine was named man-of-the-match while Regal Masters collected a trophy and $53 000 and Wellman Masters received a trophy. The competition was sponsored by Regal Stationery and Computer Centre and Trophy Stall Bourda Market.The tournament forms part of preparation for the upcoming New York Softball Cricket League tournament, which bowls off on June 28.last_img read more

European Player of the Year award named after Anthony Foley

first_imgPhoto: © epcrugby.com European Rugby have paid tribute to the late Munster legend Anthony Foley by naming the European Player of the Year award in his honour.The 42-year-old passed away in Paris last year ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup pool game against Racing 92.Irish duo CJ Stander and Garry Ringrose, Clermont’s Camille Lopez and Saracens’ Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje are shortlisted to win the prize this season.last_img

Model stadium designer overcame heart surgeries to land Dodgertown project

first_img Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox “It took three months for us to get results from that blood test,” Lorelei said. “The first thing I was told was that he had velo-cardio-facial-syndrome. I said, ‘What is that?’ ”Because 22q can cause as many as 180 different symptoms, it often goes undiagnosed. This leads many to believe the syndrome is much more common than statistics indicate. The latest figure is that 1 in 3,000 children are born with 22q, but many believe that is a gross underestimation.The Peveys pointed out that there is a website, 22qfamilyfoundation.org, that can be helpful to parents facing the same issues they have faced for the past 24 years.The Peveys readily admit difficulties remain. But they also want people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that they are grateful that their son is happy because he is doing something he loves, something that he is extraordinarily qualified to do, and something that gives him a great feeling of pride.Editor’s note: Longtime sportswriter Larry Stewart played a role in the story in addition to writing it. As a friend of Ray Pevey, Stewart helped make an introduction to Peter O’Malley in 2017.RELATED:Kid builds Angel Stadium from scratch Over the past eight years, Brett, now 24, has built, by his estimation, around 100 more models. Most, but not all, are replicas of sports stadiums. He has stored many of them away, given some away and sold a few.Brett, also a hockey fan, made an actual-size model of the Stanley Cup after the Kings won it in 2012, and fastidiously hand-engraved every name from the winning-team rosters, dating back to 1893. It took him several months. “His hands kept getting tired,” Lorelei says. He also built a model of Staples Center, inside and out.In 2016 he spent four months building a six-foot long model of Manhattan, complete with more than 600 buildings, many of them skyscrapers. More recently, his projects have included a model of Dodger Stadium, one of the Rams’ new stadium under construction in Inglewood, and a much more elaborate model of Yankee Stadium than the one he built at age 15 in 2010.His crowning achievement, which was in the works on and off for the past two years, is now completed. It is a huge (39×57-inch) model of Dodgertown, the storied baseball spring training camp located in Vero Beach, Fla., as it appeared in the mid-1950s. The Dodgers trained there for 61 years, from 1948 to 2008, before the team moved its spring training site to Glendale, Ariz.Highlights of the model include Holman Stadium, three other baseball diamonds, the original barracks that remained from a former U.S. Naval Air Station, and a drainage canal that cuts through the middle of the site.This model project was commissioned by Peter O’Malley, who became Dodger president in 1970 and sold the team to Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation in 1998.These days, O’Malley maintains a downtown L.A. office and, for the past seven years, has served as chairman of what is known as “Historic Dodgertown.” He was responsible for restoring the Vero Beach site which is now a multi-sport center featuring 10 baseball fields. Major League Baseball, the new lessee, renamed it the “Jackie Robinson Training Complex” in April.Brett remembers the date of his first visit to O’Malley’s office – May 23, 2017. It turned out to be a lot more than just a visit. Brett showed O’Malley a photo of his Dodger Stadium model, and that afternoon Brett received an email from Brent Shyer, O’Malley’s right-hand man, asking if he would consider building a model of Dodgertown, using old photos from their files.Brett and his family were excited, to say the least. “That email brought tears,” Lorelei says.Brett soon went to work, coordinating the project along the way with O’Malley, Shyer and office mates Robert Schweppe and Adam King.The completed model is a real work of art with every little detail meticulously placed so that everything appears exactly as Dodgertown did in the mid-1950s.Model maker, but also a role modelBut this story isn’t about a model. It is about a model maker.Brett Pevey has a genetic disorder known as 22q 11.2 Deletion syndrome, or simply 22q. It’s also known as DiGeorge syndrome and a few more complicated names.Never heard of it? You’re not alone.It is a disorder caused by a small missing piece of the 22nd chromosome, and that tiny missing portion can affect every system in the human body. It can be the cause of nearly 200 mild to serious health and developmental issues in children and is believed to be the second most common genetic disorder behind Down’s syndrome.For the Register story on Brett that ran in 2011, his parents chose not to mention 22q or delve into any aspect of that – and for good reason. Brett, then 16, was not fully aware of his medical condition or even that he had one. He only knew he struggled academically in school, took special education classes and had a heart condition that required two open-heart surgeries. He remembers only the second one. The first came when he was only three months old.If you were to meet him, you likely would not realize Brett has a disability. He is a 5-foot-8, 160-pound young man who is exceedingly polite and well versed in talking about his models, baseball and other topics that interest him.“After he showed me that photo of his Dodger Stadium model, all I knew was this young man has a lot of talent,” O’Malley said during a recent photo shoot. “That same day was the first time I ever thought about having anyone make a model of Dodgertown, and I asked Brent (Shyer) to email Brett.”O’Malley now marvels at the final product, which the Peveys carefully transported to his office in their SUV two weeks prior to the recent photoshoot. At the photoshoot, O’Malley for the first time noticed eight very tiny model cars in the parking lot in the front the Dodgertown barracks.“I researched to find out what were popular car colors in the 1950’s,” Brett explained.“That’s amazing,” O’Malley said.Asked what impressed him most about the Dodgertown model, O’Malley said: “Brett, with his model a close second. He is a genius . . . and a superstar.”O’Malley’s plan is to somehow get the model to Vero Beach. “Not sure how we will get it there, but that is where it belongs,” he said.Brett’s heart condition limits his activities, but he was on the junior varsity golf team at Glendora High. He was permitted to use a pushcart, rather than being required to carry his golf bag. He said his best score was a one-over-par 37 over nine holes at Marshall Canyon Golf Course in La Verne. In high school golf, they play only nine holes.Brett’s parents are now willing to talk about their son having 22q and the challenges that come with it because they want to show others what can be accomplished by someone with a learning disability. They are proud of their son’s abilities. They embrace them and support them, making countless trips to supply stores.Brett’s model-building ability is called a “splinter skill.” Children and adults with at least one splinter skill are generally referred to as a savant, meaning they can do one or more things out of the ordinary, usually involving music, math, or memory. The Dustin Hoffman character, Raymond Babbitt, in the movie “Rain Man” was a savant.But Brett Pevey is no Raymond Babbitt. During a three-hour-plus afternoon interview session at the Peveys’ Glendora home, Brett talked freely and showed a sense of humor.On one occasion, his father was going through some of his son’s medical difficulties when Brett noted, “My dad is the medical nerd here, I’m the model stadium nerd.”The only time Brett had trouble finding the right words was when he was asked how satisfying it is for him to be able to help others.In other words, to be role model as well as a model maker.“It makes me happy,” he said.Brett’s medical problems began at birth. He was born in 1995 with truncus arteriosus, a rare and critical congenital heart defect.A delicate operation was necessary. It was performed at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles by Dr. Vaughn Starnes, a nationally known cardiac surgeon who specializes in congenital heart surgery. At the time, this type of surgery Brett needed had been successful only once before, meaning Brett became only the second survivor. And he almost didn’t make it.“I don’t know if Brett even knows this, but his heart stopped five times on the operating table,” Lorelei said during the interview session in the family room of their home.This got Brett’s attention. “You mean I almost died; I’m glad I didn’t,” he said with a smile.Added Ray: “Nitric oxide saved his life.” It lowered the high blood pressure that was stopping the heart.A second open-heart surgery was required in 2003, when Brett was 8, to upgrade a vessel that was put in place in 1995. That operation, also performed by Dr. Starnes, went well, and Brett was home after only two days at Children’s Hospital.After the first surgery, there were some tough times. Various complications required at least a half-dozen surgeries.“I remember that at one point the number of surgeries was higher than his age,” Lorelei said.Through those early years, Brett was slow to develop in such areas as walking, speech, and social skills. And there was no diagnosis.It wasn’t until Brett was 9 that, through a complex blood test, Dr. David Geller at Children’s Hospital concluded he had 22q.Related Articles Photos: Clippers blow out Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series PreviousThe Pevey family poses with former Dodgers CEO Peter O’Malley at his office. (Contributed photo)Brett Pevey’s Dodger Stadium model is now on display on the club level at the stadium. (Larry Stewart photo)Brett Pevey poses in the room where he stores many of the models he has made over the years. SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBrett Pevey shows off his model of Yankee Stadium.Brett Pevey’s conceptual model of the new Rams stadium is among his latest models. (Contributed photo)Brett Pevey, 16, poses with his scale model of Angel Stadium in the stadium parking lot before their game with the Texas Rangers on Monday, August 15, 2011. Pevey made the stadium replica as a summer project complete with working lights and an iPod as a jumbotron. (Paul Bersebach, The Orange County Register)Brett Pevey poses with Jose Mota and an early version of Angel Stadium. (Contributed photo)Among dozens of detailed models, Brett Pevey built a replica of New York City. (Contributed photo)Staples Center is among Brett Pevey’s replica models. (Contributed photo)Brett Pevey recreated in model form both the inside and outside of Staples Center. (Contributed photo)The email from Peter O’Malley’s office, inviting Pevey to build the Dodgertown model.ers, inviting Pevey to reconstruct a model of Dodgertown.The Pevey family poses with former Dodgers CEO Peter O’Malley at his office. (Contributed photo)Brett Pevey’s Dodger Stadium model is now on display on the club level at the stadium. (Larry Stewart photo)NextShow Caption1 of 11Brett Pevey’s Dodger Stadium model is now on display on the club level at the stadium. (Larry Stewart photo)ExpandIt started with Legos. Brett Pevey got his first set when he was a toddler and soon showed a unique talent. He didn’t need directions; he just started using the little plastic bricks to create model buildings.When he was 5, he built a replica of the National History Museum of Los Angeles.By the time Brett was in his early teens, Legos filled 15 boxes in his bedroom closet at his Glendora home and there were three bins beneath his bed.Besides his fondness for model-building, Brett also loves baseball. He combined those two passions and, at the age of 15 in 2010, he built a model of Yankee Stadium. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut center_img Paul George leads the way as Clippers rout Dallas, take 3-2 lead in series Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was a humble beginning,” says his father Ray. “It mainly consisted of only paper and cardboard.”But Brett fine-tuned his model-building skills over the next year, and after finishing his freshman year at Glendora High in 2011, he began building a model of Angel Stadium, a place he often frequented with his parents, Ray and Lorelei, and older sister Chantel.When the model was completed in mid-August of that year, the Angels found out about it through intermediaries, and so did the Orange County Register. Next came photoshoots and interview sessions, first at the newspaper office and then the stadium. At the stadium, Brett and his model were stationed near the front gate and fans came by to marvel at everything from the center field’s rock pile to an iPod-animated video board.An in-depth feature story on Brett and his model-making skills ran on the front page of the Register’s sports section on Aug. 22, 2011.Brett’s parents say that story, written by former staff writer and columnist Marcia Smith, inspired their son. So did a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) architecture class at Glendora High. Video: Clippers’ Doc Rivers delivers emotional message on Jacob Blake shooting last_img read more