Talk of the towns

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This character home was more popular with buyers than any other Queensland home this week

first_img14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads.It is listed through Professionals Black & Young – Burleigh Heads.A home which had already sold at auction was the third most popular online listing this week.More than 120 people turned out to the auction of the house at 35 Emma St, Kalinga. The Hamptons style home sold for $1.27 million. 23 Essex Rd, Indooroopilly. Picture: was listed through Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place New Farm. 45 Trout St, Ashgrove. Picture: sitting room opened onto a front deck and there were living areas upstairs and downstairs.Both levels also had kitchens and there were lead light windows VJ walls. 45 Trout St, Ashgrove was Queensland’s most viewed listing on this week. Picture: CHARACTER home at Ashgrove was the one more potential buyers were keen to check out than any other Queensland home this week.The house at 45 Trout St, Ashgrove had six bedrooms and three bathrooms and retained many of its traditional features. 14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads.The four-bedroom home is scheduled for auction on January 27.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It is described as a modern, industrial-style luxury home. The brand new house had high ceilings throughout.The three-level home had open living areas on each level and there was an outdoor entertainment area.center_img 35 Emma, KalingaThe two bedroom home was marketed through Tyson Clarke of Sotheby’s.Next on the list of most popular properties was a five-bedroom house at 7 Alexander St, Aroona on the Sunshine Coast which was listed for offers of more than $559,000.The home was on a 77sq m block and had a swimming pool. 7 Alexander St, Aroona. Picture: was a separate lounge and dining area and the bedrooms all had ceiling fans.It was listed through Jacob Wareham of Coronis – Caloundra.Rounding out the top five this week, was a five-bedroom home at 23 Essex Rd, Indooroopilly. The renovated Queenslander in Blue Chip Location had original heritage features including wide timber floors, bay windows, ornate ceilings and VJs walls.The kitchen and bathroom have both been modernised. 45 Trout St, Ashgrove. Picture: house was listed through Matilda Palmer and Brigette Righton of Ray White – Ashgrove.The second most viewed listing on this week was a house at 14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads.last_img read more

Family living at its best up for grabs in Fairfield

first_imgThe home at 127 Victoria St, Fairfield.AFTER two decades — and a complete renovation — this Fairfield home with dual living and pool is back on the market. Owners Derek and Susan Sanderson bought the property at 127 Victoria St 19 years ago. “Today the house doesn’t look at all like it did when we bought it,” Mrs Sanderson said. “We added another bedroom and ensuite, updated the kitchen, built in the back deck, painted the house and put a fence in. The home at 127 Victoria St, Fairfield.Set on a 733sq m block, the home retains original post-war features upstairs, including high ceilings, timber floorboards and feature cornices. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opens to the landing and enclosed veranda, and there is a family bathroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen has an island bench, pendant lighting and stainless steel appliances. The home at 127 Victoria St, Fairfield.The master bedroom has a built-in robe and ensuite, and the two other upstairs bedrooms have built-in robes. Downstairs there is a second living area and kitchen, a fourth bedroom and a study.The living area opens to the paved poolside entertaining area and there is a laundry, bathroom and toilet. Mrs Sanderson said the home would be perfect for buyers searching for dual living. center_img The home at 127 Victoria St, Fairfield.“We’ve had au pairs over the years, so that’s what we used that extra area for, but the home would also suit an extended family,” she said.Mrs Sanderson said she was sad to be saying goodbye to the home but the time had come for her family to move on. “My babies were born there and now they’re teenagers so I’ll miss all those memories,” she said. “I’ll also miss the community. We’ve lived here such a long time and it’s such a lovely community.”last_img read more

NBA Draft

first_imgIn the recent NBA draft, it was quite obvious that the professional owners and coaches do not feel that the top prospects in basketball necessarily come from our colleges.  In the first round this year 14 foreign-born players were drafted and of the 60 total there were 26 foreign-born.It is plain to see that the NBA believes that the players who grow up in foreign countries are more ready to play professional basketball sooner than the American-born college players.  If you dig deep into their thinking, they do not necessarily believe a young man needs to go to college at all.  (However, most do have at least 1 year of college experience.) They believe in physical size and are not so concerned with technical skills.  They like the foreign-born athletes who are capable of shooting 3-pointers even if they are 7 foot tall.  They feel our college coaches limit free play and, thus, are not necessarily geared to the pro game.This is why I do not pro basketball!last_img

Basketball Offenses

first_imgWith all of the basketball tournaments going on now, all the experts are talking about the offenses used to beat a certain defense.  At a clinic when I was coaching, I had a one-on-one with John Wooden, the legendary coach of UCLA.  John’s statement was “the more you think you change offenses, the more they stay the same”.People start their offense against the man-to-man defense in several ways, but as far as I am concerned, it boils down to a very simple goal.  You want to free up the person with the ball with the basic pick ‘n roll.  If you do this right, you really don’t have to get much more sophisticated.  Keep your players spread out, moving, and going toward the basket.Against a zone defense, I always tried to set up a triangle with 3 of my offensive players.  The goal was to overload the zone and get an open shot.  Another rule I always had is that I had one person inside the zone–even if it was a 1-3-1 zone.  You attack the opening in the zone with the ball and force the zone to move.  Unless they move in perfect unison, somebody should be open. If you believe John Wooden was correct, it should work today just like it did 40 years ago.last_img read more

What Is Next?

first_imgI guess the NBA has found a new way to keep star basketball players from going to college.  They now have an instructional league that will allow a high school player to go to the pros without playing a single year in college.  Princeton High School’s Darius Bazley from Cincinnati announced after the McDonald’s All-Star game that he was foregoing college at Syracuse to put himself in line to be a lottery pick in the 2019 NBA draft.When LeBron James was in high school, the pros started looking at him when he still had two years left in high school (if I remember that correctly).   In the case of Bazley, his performance in the All-Star game was evidently enough to turn pro scouts heads.  What if Darius does not make it as a pro?  Will he just become another sad statistic of an inner-city kid falling by the wayside?  At least if you have a year or two of college you should have enough skills to get a decent job.With the AAU scandal it is becoming even more difficult to be a high school coach.  You may start losing players before they even enter high school.  Some shoe or athletic gear company may develop teams for high skill young athletes so they are not even bothered by high school athletic rules.  I certainly do not agree with this trend.  It is a long, tough world out there and it would be really nice if they would just let teenagers be teenagers.last_img read more

Charles E. Workman

first_imgCharles E. Workman, 82, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born July 18, 1935 in Dearborn County, Indiana, son of the late William C. and Mamie P. (Armstrong) Workman.Charles served his country as a member of the United States Army. Charles was very patriotic and was proud to have served his country in the army during the Korean Conflict.He worked as a Electronics teacher for Southeastern Career Center, retiring after over 15 years of service.Charles was a 61 year member at Life Church (formerly Alliance Church), Aurora, Indiana. He had served as Commander of DAV Post 75. Charles enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and photography.  In his early years Charles grew up on a farm. He enjoyed gardening, he helped Anna with all of her flower beds.  He owned and operated Charlie’s TV Repair Shop in Aurora, Indiana. Charles loved God, his family, and his country. He will be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are wife, Anna Lee Turner Workman of Harrison, OH; sons, Terrance “Terry” (Tina) Workman of Aurora, IN., Brian Workman (Kim Hopper) of Aurora, IN; brothers, Dale (Carol) Workman of Lawrenceburg, IN, David (Bonnie) Workman of Moores Hill, IN, William “Bill” Workman of Lawrenceburg, IN, Arthur “Art” (Leisha) Workman of Dillsboro, IN; 3 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Robert “Bob” Workman, Gerald Workman, and Donald Workman.Friends will be received Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Life Church, 201 W. Conwell St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 2:00 pm with Brother Kenneth Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Life Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

July 21, 2018 Police Blotter

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Amanda L. Peters, 35, Batesville

first_imgAmanda L. Peters, age 35, of Batesville, Indiana and formerly of Austin, Texas died late Friday evening November 16, 2018 at the Waters of Batesville following a brave battle with cancer.Born October 21, 1983 in Batesville, Indiana she is the daughter of Jim & Debbie (Clift) Peters. She was a graduate of Franklin County High School in Brookville. Amanda loved the outdoors and nature, she enjoyed traveling and camping, hiking in the mountains, and fostering animals. She had a warm heart and was a very loving, giving person; and while not blessed with a lengthy life, she was blessed to live it to the fullest! She leaves behind her parents, Jim & Debbie Peters of Batesville, Indiana; a sister, Cristy Grubb (Rickie Kuehn Jr.), and a nephew whom she adored as her own son, Coleton Grubb, all of Batesville, Indiana; her fiancé, Zach Vaughn of Austin, Texas; her grandmothers, Gladys Hignite of Connersville, Indiana and Flora Clift of Shelbyville, Kentucky; as well as many aunts, uncles cousins and friends. In honoring Amanda’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services, but a Celebration of Life will be planned in the coming months.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Peters family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence to the family please visit .last_img read more

No leadership tussle in NBBF – Kida

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF Musa Kida, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation on Monday in Abuja insisted that the federation was not having any leadership crisis.Speaking after he and some NBBF board members had a meeting with Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Kida said there was only one NBBF president presently.He said: “The Nigeria Basketball Federation has only one president and that is Musa Kida. You can go and confirm that on FIBA website.“It is only the one who gets invited to the FIBA world congress that is the recognised leader of the board.“As a matter of fact, the recognition of Nigeria as the Best Improved Women’s National Team by FIBA was handed to me as NBBF president.“There could be problems of different opinions on how to do things and I acknowledge that there are challenges, but there is no leadership tussle.”Asked where he stood on the purported leadership crisis, Dare told reporters that he was being briefed on the matter and other matters by his team.He said: “It’s just about 32 to 33 days that I assumed office and I am still being briefed by all my directors at the ministry. I am also meeting with the federations.“I met with the NFF on Friday and we had a fruitful discussion and today I have met with the NBBF. We have some housekeeping matters to discuss.“I am going to leave it at that. We are aware of what is happening but above all we have our eyes at the tip of the spear because what is important at this point is the success of our team.“We will discuss every important issue and look for ways to resolve them.” Nigeria moved up 10 places in the recently-released FIBA rankings and Kida said he was not surprised, following the antecedents of the national teams at recent tournaments.He said: “The latest FIBA ranking does not come to me as a surprise. We promised when we came in that we were going to make Nigeria basketball’s best destination in Africa.“Our female team came eighth in the world at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, thus becoming the first team from Africa to reach the knock-out stage.” Tags: NBBFlast_img read more