The state winners will represent Georgia at the 1997 National 4-H Congress Nov. 28-Dec. 2 inMemphis, Tenn. Dade: Brandon Clark, electric/electronics, Georgia EMC. Irwin: Rachael Ellis, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association; JorjanneZorn, communications, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Montgomery: Henry Price, petroleum power, Chevron USA. Haralson: Jared Eaves, vocal performing arts, Six Flags. The 1997 state winners, listed by counties with their project areas and sponsors: Pulaski: Lesley Jennings, clothing and textiles, Apparel Education Foundation. Georgia 4-H honored its top members during the 55th annual State 4-H Congress in AtlantaJune 16-19. Bleckley: Trayvis Manuel, sports, White Water. “Teenagers have so many activities to choose from these days,” Ryles said. “We are constantlyreminded of the value of Georgia 4-H by the huge number who work year-round through theirhigh school careers to be the best in our program areas.” Bulloch: Carole Hicks, beef, Winn-Dixie and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. The 253 teens in the State Congress each won earlier county and district competitions. Theygave illustrated talks on what they learned in their projects. They prepared portfolios of theirproject work. And they answered questions about their work in interviews. Morgan: Kristy Malcom, health, Egleston Children’s Hospital; Beth Webb, conservation ofnatural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council. Coweta: Sherry Wilson, horse, Gold Kist. Harris: Julie Johnson, safety, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Jennifer Morgan, sheep, Georgia StateFair. Gilmer: Matthew Newton, photography, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Georgia 4-H started in 1904 as a 150-member boys’ corn club. It now has 170,000 membersin Georgia. Nationwide, about 5.5 million are members. They compete in projects rangingfrom poultry to electronics. Pickens: Julie Byers, food preservation and safety, Savannah Foods & Industries; SylviaChilders, food fare, Savannah Foods & Industries; Rachel Lovern, human development,Kilpatrick & Cody; Joe Morgan, poultry and egg science, Georgia Poultry Federation;Jennifer Reeves, computers, Georgia Power; Will Tate, wood science, Georgia DevelopmentAuthority; Kanyon Warden, arts and crafts, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. Clarke: Jocelyn Bright, resource management, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Effingham: Brooke Burns, forestry, Union Camp; Sharon Knight, consumer education,Atlanta Gas Light; Jessica Redmond, swine, Georgia Pork Producers Association; SayraStone, housing, furnishings and design, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association; HaleyWatkins, instrumental performing arts, Six Flags Over Georgia. Tift: Kristy Baker, bread, White Lily Foods; Kim Grisson, food funds, Georgia 4-HFoundation; Tara Douce, outdoor recreation, White Water. Oglethorpe: Katie Walker, dog care, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Echols: Sara Corbett, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority. “State Congress is our time to showcase some of the most outstanding young people inGeorgia,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H leader for the University of Georgia ExtensionService. “It culminates the 4-H year.” Macon: Laura McLendon, wildlife, Georgia Power. Newton: Amanda Eaton, general performing arts, Six Flags Over Georgia. Mitchell: Mary Frances Sellers, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Griffin Corporation. Evans: Melissa Daniel, public speaking, Georgia Farm Credit Associations. Coffee: Tino Johnson, food for fitness, Savannah Foods & Industries; Casey Merritt, shootingsports, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Justin Paulk, dairy foods, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Madison: Amanda Bridges, environmental science, Georgia Propane Gas Association; ArtRyder, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association. Bartow: Paul Pugliese, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Education Society. Butts: Annette Wilson, fashion revue, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Houston: Lindsey Etheridge, veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Hall: Jordan Haynes, dairy and milk science, Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Real Estate television personality Andrew Winter at The Ville. Picture: Evan MorganCELEBRITY real estate expert Andrew Winter says attracting interstate buyers could be the key to Townsville’s property market recovering.Mr Winter was in Townsville this week to host a lunch at The Ville Resort and Casino, where he spoke to real estate agents about the benefits of print advertising.Mr Winter said interstate buyers priced out of capital city markets such as Sydney and Melbourne could provide increased demand for property.“My belief for growth in somewhere like this is, I believe, Townsville is an area where as a city it has a lot to offer interstate Australians as a lifestyle choice, whether for retirement or young people,” he said. “Obviously employment is the difficult thing but if you have the ability to live away from a big city due to age or working for yourself where you then don’t need to be down south, that is where your fresh housing blood will be coming in from.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Winter also visited Townsville to host a breakfast and speak to builders about Lendlease’s Elliot Springs satellite city development.Lendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs Simon Walker said it was a wonderful opportunity for all to hear from the well-known property expert at the exclusive local builder’s event. “Andrew’s knowledge of the latest home design trends will be of great advantage for the builders of Elliot Springs,” he said.Mr Winter said while Townsville’s property market had some promising signs in sales volume, it was still not in recovery phase and it could be some time before prices returned to peak level.“It’s all about the property cycle clock and Townsville is an area that probably stopped growing nearly 10 years ago,” he said. “They were boom prices, so for a market to move into recovery value wise, you have to get back into values that were at the peak before, and that hasn’t happened yet, as far as I can gather.“You’re not in recovery yet in respect of value but what does seem to be in recovery … is the volume, the turnover and the transactions.“Now if they are starting to gain strength and people are moving and selling and buying in the market, then that’s a signal that your market will eventually recover value wise, but it can take a long time.”
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team is on a roll.The Eagles (8-2) notched their seventh straight win on Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Foxcroft (6-4). Kate Whitney pitched a complete game for Ellsworth, striking out eight batters.Ellsworth also rectified a 14-4 loss to Old Town (8-3) on April 28 by edging the Coyotes 6-5 on Friday. Ellsworth rallied for four runs in the seventh inning for the win.Caitlyn Bean sparked Ellsworth with two singles and two RBIs, and Hannah Sargent added a single.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport 10, Central 0Bucksport (10-0) continues to dominate the Class C North, rolling past Central (2-9) on Tuesday.For Bucksport, Katelin Saunders tossed a no-hitter while striking out 13. Madysen Robichaud tripled and Kaylee Grindle doubled.Sumner 11, Searsport 9Sumner (2-8) won its first two games this week, beating Searsport (1-8) on Monday after defeating Deer Isle-Stonington (1-5) on Saturday.Orono 6, GSA 5Allyson Snow struck out nine for George Stevens Academy (4-7) en route to its loss to Orono (7-4) on Monday. Also for GSA, Olivia Stevenson had two singles, and Katrina Limeburner added two doubles and a single.Sumner 15, DI-S 9Sumner beat DI-S on Saturday for its first win.Hermon 12, MDI 0Hermon (10-0) shut out Mount Desert Island (0-10) on Friday.GSA 10, WA 2Allyson Snow pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 batters to lead GSA past Washington Academy (5-5) on Friday. Snow singled three times and drove in a run.Orono 23, Sumner 2Orono rolled past Sumner on Friday.Bucksport 18, WA 0Bucksport shut out WA on Thursday.Bangor Christian 15, DI-S 3Amy Friedell, Lily Gray and Jessalyn Gove singled for Deer Isle-Stonington (1-4) in its loss to Bangor Christian (3-8) on Wednesday.Bucksport 26, Sumner 0Katelin Saunders pitched a one-hitter while striking out nine batters to lead Bucksport past Sumner on Wednesday.Brittney Dyer had Sumner’s lone hit.