Willard Franklin Bourquein, formerly of Harrison, OH and Apache Junction, AZ passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at his summer home in Batesville, IN at 83 years of age.He was born January 15, 1933 to Clarence A. and Mabel D. (White) Bourquein at their home in Harrison. Willard spent his early years learning to hunt, fish and grow vegetables with his Dad and cousins.Graduating in 1950 from Harrison High School he earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Louisville. From the age of 14 on he played baseball for many different men’s leagues. The catcher was recruited by the Columbia, South Carolina Reds in 1952 to attend their training camp. He was drafted into the US Army in 1953 until 1955 during the Korean War. He had the opportunity to spend a lot of his time playing ball with the drafted major league players. After the military, he started working in sales. Willard discovered he enjoyed meeting new people and selling. While delivering milk for Coors Dairy he started his own sales business, Bourquein Water Conditioning in 1962. Looking for a new office in 1971, he purchased the The State Theatre building in Harrison and reopened it for a few years as well. The always working entrepreneur, then started 74 Self Storage, Inc. in 1976 and in 1983 he purchased Mill End Estates Mobile Home Community in West Harrison, IN.Willard was an active member of the community helping to form the Harrison Jaycees in the 1960s and later sitting on the Harrison Chamber of Commerce Board. He was member of the Harrison American Legion Post 199 and the Harrison Gun & Conservation Club. In the 1950’s Willard learned to fly and joined the Harrison Social Flights. He was a member of the Queen City Anglers Guild for many years. The avid fisherman earned his Charter Captains License taking many fellow fishermen and family on trips to the Great Lakes and Canada in his dual engine Aquasport the ‘Lake Invader’.Eventually Willard decided to semi-retire to Arizona during the winter months and started enjoying his other hobbies of dancing, card playing and hunting. He became a life member of the AZ Predator Callers learning to hunt coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions as well as train others to call. He was a proud NRA member and promoted firearm safety. He felt strongly that a vote for the Democrats and Hillary meant an end to freedoms that he enjoyed during his lifetime. Willard wanted to ‘Make America Great Again!’When he wasn’t working you could usually find Willard in a duck blind, out fishing or playing euchre. He was a patient teacher to his children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and their friends; always taking the time to teach them how to hunt, fish, shoot, water-ski or ride dirt bikes. He even passed on the secrets to mole hunting & coyote calling to a fortunate few.He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Taaron (Rodger) Meyers of Batesville, IN and son Tay (Cathleen Quigley) Bourquein of Whitestown, IN; grandchildren Grant & Kent Meyers and Mallory Bourquein; his special friend, Betty Graack of Waunakee, WI; along with his brother-in-law John Betscher of Greenville, IL; aunt Ruth Darling of Bright, IN; mother of his children, Marilyn Bourquein of Harrison, OH; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Wauneta Betscher.Visitation will be Friday from 5-8pm with funeral services on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00am all at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, 215 Broadway Ave, Harrison, OH 45030. Rev. Joshua Long officiating. Burial to follow in the Glen Haven Cemetery, Harrison, OH with military funeral honors by the Harrison Funeral Detail. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
President, Matt Perleberg addresses the crowd.Photo: Deb Blank Batesville Herald TribuneBrookville, In. — The United Way of Franklin County held its Annual Meeting on Monday, February 11, at Third Place in Brookville. The attendees enjoyed a delicious meal of Italian-American food.President, Matt Perleberg, spoke of the changes the organization made in order to meet emergent needs in the community. “We realized that having a once a year grant cycle is just not enough for the community,” stated Perleberg. He spoke of the organization’s ability to allocate funds for emergent needs in the community. Perleberg also talked about another focus for United Way of Franklin County, ALICE (asset limited, income constrained employed) families. “Currently, in Franklin County, 23% of the households are living paycheck to paycheck, we are working to offer financial stability classes, and other programs to help those ALICE families in our community,” Perleberg said. Ultimately, Perleberg let the crowd know that United Way of Franklin County wants to be the organization that works to solve community problems; the organization that brings agencies together and encourage programs and services that work to improve the lives of the citizens here.Allocations Chair Don Copland spoke to the crowd about the allocations process. He reiterated the need to be more fluid in giving and addressing emergent needs in the community. He encouraged agencies that were present to communicate their needs to UWFC. “If you have a special project, or a high priority need that arises, let us know, we may be able to help. We want to know your needs, so please be sure to communicate them to us,” Copland encouraged.The employers that hold payroll campaigns were recognized by Robin Lee, Campaign Committee Chair. Lee stated, “We rely on the generosity of their employee and we couldn’t do what we do, their donations go such a long way to help us with our mission.” Those employers recognized were Bath State Bank, FCN Bank, the Franklin County Community School Corporation, First Financial Bank, George’s Pharmacy, Owens Corning, Jim True Ford, and Margaret Mary Health.Executive Director Kelly Bulmer honors Volunteer of the year, Beth Heis Photo: Deb Blank Batesville Herald TribuneExecutive Director, Kelly Bulmer, recognized Volunteer of the Year, Beth Heis. “She’s the kind of volunteer you want. She comes prepared, ready to work and gets the job done to find the busiest person and they will get it done” Bulmer said. She described Heis as a true community servant and highlighted her volunteerism for the United Way of Franklin County.Bulmer then went on to honor a group of students from the student board that put in hard work on their WATCH Center project. “It was tough not to recognize a group that worked incredibly hard this year, many of those hours during their Christmas break. Their passion for the project and seeing it through was amazing and refreshing” stated Bulmer. She recognized three of the student board members as Volunteers of the Year, Jenna Watterson; Senior, Kyle Seibert; Junior, and Taylor McCreary; Junior received certificates for their accomplishment.A certificate was presented to outgoing board member Robin Lee with six years of service and outgoing student member Jenna Watterson with three years of service.Bulmer closed the meeting by thanking all in attendance for the role that they play in supporting the United Way of Franklin County. She also thanked the board members again for their hard. “Their commitment to this community is amazing and I am honored to work alongside them,” Bulmer said.
Juventus full-back Danilo rounded off the scoring with a powerful drive from the edge of the penalty area.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and his club colleague Fabinho both appeared for the Selecao, with Everton’s Richarlison and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus also starting.Tite added to his complement of Premier League players with the late introductions of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, while Real Madrid’s teenage forward Rodrygo also came on in the closing stages.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazil ended their five-game winless run with a comfortable victory over South Korea in Abu Dhabi.Tite’s side, who lost to Argentina on Friday, had not recorded a win since lifting the Copa America in July.But Lucas Paqueta’s early header and Philippe Coutinho’s superb free-kick put the five-time World Cup winners in charge at the break.
Share on: WhatsApp Emong had earlier on Friday competed in the 400m – T47 race but could only manage 5th place in the heats, and failed to make it to the final. T47 is a classification for track events for competitors with a below elbow or wrist amputation. Samir Nouioua of Algeria wins the gold medal in the men’s 1500m – T46 final ahead of David Emong in the Olympic Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 16, 2016. AFP PHOTO Athlete David Emong gave Uganda her first ever Paralympics medal, winning silver in Friday’s 1500m – T46 final in Rio. (see video bottom)Emong, 26, who was Uganda’s only athlete at the competition, clocked 4:00.62 to come second behind Samir Nouioua of Algeria who won in 3:59.46. Australia’s Michael Roeger was third in 4:01.34.Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities, and are held soon after the Summer Olympics. These are the 15th Paralympic Games.The T46 disability sport classification is a group for track and field athletes missing their arm from near the top of their arm. Similar disability sport classification groups are T40, T42, T43, T44, T45. The medal is Uganda’s first Paralympic medal since debuting at Heidelberg 1972. Emong also competed in London 2012, missing a medal when he finished 4th.The much bigger Ugandan contingent participated in the Summer Olympics where they returned with no medal.Emong celebrates his silver medal in Rio Friday. PHOTO VIA @UGParalympics NCS Gen Sec Nicholas Muramagi (right) sees off Uganda’s Paralympic team early this month.
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