Mystery winner of $768.4M Powerball jackpot in Wisconsin has not come forward yet, has 180 days to do so

first_imgCatLane/iStock(MADISON, Wis.) — A mystery Powerball winner has won a $768.4 million jackpot in Wisconsin.But the lucky person hasn’t come forward yet, Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin said at a news conference Thursday.“Get your affairs in order,” Polzin urged, adding, “you have 180 days to claim your ticket here in Madison. So we certainly look forward to meeting you.”The jackpot — the third-largest in U.S. history at $768.4 million — has a lump sum cash value of $477 million, according to the Powerball website.The winning ticket was sold Wednesday at a Speedway in New Berlin, about 15 miles west of Milwaukee.State law does not allow the winner to stay anonymous, she said.“We ask them to please sign your ticket,” Polzin added. “Take ownership of that ticket.”The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 16-20-37-44-62 and a Powerball of 12.The retailer that sold the winning ticket will also receive $100,000.“This is an amazing milestone moment for Wisconsin,” Polzin said in a statement Wednesday. “It truly is incredible to think that the winning ticket for this historic jackpot was sold in our own backyard. I am extremely excited for the winners and for our state.”The jackpot was the first win of this year.Despite how high the jackpot climbs, players’ odds of winning stay at same at 1 in 292 million, according to Powerball. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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BASEBALL: Jefferson County Pony League wins 12-under South Zone title

first_img On Thursday, JCPL will compete against Rayne, Louisiana, starting at 9 a.m. in the Bronco Super Region at the Youngsville (Louisiana) Sports Complex, 801 Savoy Road.Team members include Garrett Verdine, Christian Benjamin, Mason Miller, Daylon Dorsey and Ja’lon Aiken, Anthony Bravo, Jadyn Henry, Abel Garcia, coach Jerald Aiken, Ariel Kithler, JCPL President Jimmy Martinez, Santino Martinez and manager Desmin Henry. The 12-under team from the Jefferson County Pony League won the Pony South Zone section following a championship battle against the Lake Arthur team from Louisiana on Sunday.last_img read more

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KATHIE’S KORNER — “I will sustain you and I will rescue you”

first_img My husband Mike and I decided not to put all our joy and peace in each other, as we sometimes let each other down, but to put God first and that joy and peace from Him will overflow on our relationship and all those around us.This does not mean that I don’t enjoy the fun, poetic, Godly, free personality in Mike and God’s peace that radiates from him as I keep rubbing my arm on him that it would hopefully rub off.Whenever I am confronted with either a “surprise upset” or day-to-day areas I have neglected to organize for my allotted time and energy, I go to the Word and pray.Such relief and peace grows in me, and I get right back on track, thanks to my Heavenly Father and His scriptures for me, and a VERY PATIENT husband. I will preface this column with an assurance for those of us with gray hair and older age that Isaiah referred to, in the beginning of this major scripture, as a compliment and also referenced to a scripture that says, gray hair is a crown:“Even to your old age and gray hairs/I am He, I am He Who will sustain you./I have made you and I will carry you;/I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” — Isaiah 46:4 NIVI have been living in this scripture, in my mind and heart during this time in our world, filled with challenges, elections and various interruptions and changes, transitions and mega opportunities to let go of the joy and peace God.Only God has given us in His Word, filled with promises He always keeps and will not take back from us. So, if you are younger, know that if you are a child of God, you can look forward to, “The silver-hair is a crown of splendor and glory; it is found in the way of righteousness.” — Proverbs 16:31 NIVAlso, the scripture in Isaiah 46:4 is worth reading, daily and powerful for us all.Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Port Arthur Newsmedia. She can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

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Salute! Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Returns for 25th Anniversary

first_imgGrab a handful of rice because you are cordially invited to the wedding event of year! Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the long-running comedy, is returning for a 25th anniversary engagement with a contemporary setting. The interactive show begins performances on March 5, 2014. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2014 As with the original production, the interactive comedy puts theater audiences in the middle of a big old Italian ceremony at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. Immediately following the nuptials, the bridal party will escort their family and friends through Times Square to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, where guests will celebrate with lovebirds Tony and Tina and members of their outrageous families. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding was created by the improv comedy troupe Artificial Intelligence and its success inspired a slew of copycat shows. View Comments Related Shows Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding spent its first 10 years at St. John’s Church on Christopher Street with the reception above Gus’ Restaurant on Waverly. The show moved uptown to the Theater District in August 1998, where it ran for another 10 years.last_img read more

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Alice by Heart, New Musical by Spring Awakening & Waitress Writers, Sets World Premiere with MCC Theater

first_imgDuncan Sheik(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Showscenter_img That was quick! The recently reported Alice by Heart, a musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, has scheduled its world premiere with off-Broadway’s MCC Theater. Directed by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), who co-wrote the show’s book with Spring Awakening Tony winner Steven Sater (who also penned the lyrics), Alice by Heart will feature music by Sater’s Tony-winning Spring Awakening collaborator Duncan Sheik. Alice by Heart will run at the Newman Mills Theater as part of MCC’s inaugural season in its new permanent two-venue off-Broadway home. Performances will run from January 30 through March 10, 2019.Alice by Heart takes place in the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, where Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down as she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to wonderland. Casting for Alice by Heart will be announced at a later date. Waitress songwriter Sara Bareilles recently revealed to Broadway.com that she hopes to star.Also newly announced for the 2018-2019 MCC season is Loy A. Webb’s New York premiere The Light (January 9-February 17, 2019), directed by Logan Vaughn. The Light introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface. The Light will run at MCC’s other new venue, the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.Aziza Barnes’s BLKS (April 18-May 26, 2019) will make its New York premiere with MCC at the Newman Mills Theater. BLKS centers on Octavia, Imani and June—three twenty-somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. A director for BLKS will be announced at a later date.Halley Feiffer’s New York premiere Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (June 27-August 4, 2019) is next up at MCC, slated to run at the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater. Feiffer’s contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters follows the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today. Trip Cullman repeats his work as the play’s director from its world premiere run at the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival.The 2018-2019 MCC Theater season will launch with the previously announced Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (August 16-September 23, 2018) written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue. That work will be the final MCC production to play the company’s longtime venue, the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Alice by Heartlast_img read more

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Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! & Slave Play Top 2020 Tony Nominations

first_imgJoaquina Kalukango & Paul Alexander Nolan in “Slave Play,” Kathryn Gallagher in “Jagged Little Pill” & Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit in “Moulin Rouge!”(Photos: Matthew Murphy) Derek Klena View Comments Audra McDonald Mary-Louise Parker Laura Linney Andrew Burnap Karen Olivo James Cusati-Moyer Ian Barford Celia Rose Gooding Star Files Elizabeth Stanley Robyn Hurder Danny Burstein Ato Blankson-Wood Sean Allan Krillcenter_img Kathryn Gallagher Tom Hiddleston Joaquina Kalukango Sahr Ngaujah Jake Gyllenhaal Nominations have arrived for the 2020 Tony Awards! Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees live on October 15. As previously announced, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have revealed the ceremony will take place digitally this fall. Leading the nominations are the musicals Jagged Little Pill with 15, Moulin Rouge! with 14 and Slave Play with a record-breaking 12 nods—the most ever given to a play.The full list of nominations can be found below.Best PlayGrand Horizons by Bess WohlSea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick PayneSlave Play by Jeremy O. HarrisThe Inheritance by Matthew LopezThe Sound Inside by Adam RappBest MusicalMoulin Rouge!Jagged Little PillTina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Revival of a PlayA Soldier’s PlayBetrayalFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de LuneBest Leading Actor in a MusicalAaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge!**From The Tony Awards Rules: If the Tony Awards Nominating Committee has determined that if there is only one nominee in a category listed, such category shall be submitted to the Tony voters which may, by the affirmative vote of 60 percent of the total ballots cast, grant an award in that category.Best Leading Actress in a MusicalKaren Olivo, Moulin Rouge!Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little PillAdrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Leading Actor in a PlayIan Barford, Linda VistaAndrew Burnap, The InheritanceJake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A LifeTom Hiddleston, BetrayalTom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A LifeBlair Underwood, A Soldier’s PlayBest Leading Actress in a PlayJoaquina Kalukango, Slave PlayLaura Linney, My Name is Lucy BartonAudra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de LuneMary-Louise Parker, The Sound InsideBest Featured Actor in a MusicalDanny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!Derek Klena, Jagged Little PillSean Allan Krill, Jagged Little PillSahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge!Daniel J. Watts, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Featured Actress in a MusicalKathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little PillCelia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little PillRobyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge!Lauren Patten, Jagged Little PillMyra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Featured Actor in a PlayAto Blankson-Wood, Slave PlayJames Cusati-Moyer, Slave PlayDavid Alan Grier, A Soldier’s PlayJohn Benjamin Hickey, The InheritancePaul Hilton, The InheritanceBest Featured Actress in a PlayJane Alexander, Grand HorizonsChalia La Tour, Slave PlayAnnie McNamara, Slave PlayLois Smith, The InheritanceCora Vander Broek, Linda VistaBest Original Score Written for the TheatrePaul Englishby, The InheritanceChristopher Nightingale, A Christmas CarolFitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb, The Rose TattooLindsay Jones, Slave PlayDaniel Kluger, The Sound InsideBest Book of a MusicalDiablo Cody, Jagged Little PillKatori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalJohn Logan, Moulin Rouge!Best Direction of a MusicalPhyllida Lloyd, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalDiane Paulus, Jagged Little PillAlex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!Best Direction of a PlayDavid Cromer, The Sound InsideStephen Daldry, The InheritanceKenny Leon, A Soldier’s PlayJamie Lloyd, BetrayalRobert O’Hara, Slave PlayBest ChoreographySidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little PillSonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!Anthony Van Laast, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest OrchestrationsTom Kitt, Jagged Little PillKatie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge!Ethan Popp, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Scenic Design of a MusicalRiccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little PillDerek McLane, Moulin Rouge!Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Scenic Design of a PlayBob Crowley, The InheritanceSoutra Gilmour, BetrayalRob Howell, A Christmas CarolDerek McLane, A Soldier’s PlayClint Ramos, Slave PlayBest Costume Design of a MusicalEmily Rebholz, Jagged Little PillMark Thompson, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalCatherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge!Best Costume Design of a PlayDede Ayite, A Soldier’s PlayDede Ayite, Slave PlayBob Crowley, The InheritanceRob Howell, A Christmas CarolClint Ramos, The Rose TattooBest Lighting Design of a MusicalBruno Poet, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalJustin Townsend, Jagged Little PillJustin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!Best Lighting Design of a PlayJiyoun Chang, Slave PlayJon Clark, The InheritanceHeather Gilbert, The Sound InsideAllen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s PlayHugh Vanstone, A Christmas CarolBest Sound Design of a MusicalJonathan Deans, Jagged Little PillPeter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge!Nevin Steinberg, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalBest Sound Design of a PlayPaul Arditti and Christopher Reid, The InheritanceSimon Baker, A Christmas CarolLindsay Jones, Slave PlayDaniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A LifeDaniel Kluger, The Sound InsideTony Nominations by ProductionJagged Little Pill – 15Moulin Rouge! The Musical – 14Slave Play – 12Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – 12The Inheritance – 11A Soldier’s Play – 7The Sound Inside – 6A Christmas Carol – 5Betrayal – 4Sea Wall/A Life – 4Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune – 2Grand Horizons – 2Linda Vista – 2The Rose Tattoo – 2My Name is Lucy Barton – 1   Lauren Patten Tom Sturridge Daniel J. Watts Adrienne Warren James Monroe Iglehart Cora Vander Broek Myra Lucretia Taylor Aaron Tveit View All (27)last_img read more

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Vermont Farm to School & Childcare Program reveals 2018 grant awards

first_imgSunrise Family Resource Center  T $1,000 Harwood Union Middle and High School $1,000 Hey Diddle Diddle Daycare  Lakeview Union School  $1,000 $1,000 $15,000 Happy Days Playschool Family Center of Washington County $15,000 $15,000 $1,000 Little Mountaineers Home Child Care $15,000 $1,000 Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has canceled the 2018 Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Award Ceremony due to weather, which was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (March 14, 2018), in the State House cafeteria. Legislators and others will still enjoy the school lunch planned by Vermont FEED and the agency, as served by the staff at the State House Café.The event will not be re-scheduled. Official award certificates will be mailed. The list of grantees for 2018 can be found below. Click on the image to see the 2018 Farm to School and Childcare Program Report, which was published this week. This year, 29 Vermont Farm to School Grantees from 12 counties, are being awarded Farm to School and Childcare grants. The Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Program strives to improve the education and health of Vermont’s students, and positively impact the local economy, by providing Vermont schools and childcare programs with technical and financial assistance to develop and execute farm to school and farm to childcare programs.Important information about Vermont Farm to School (click image for full report):65,785 students and children have been served by the Vermont Farm to School Program, through 174 separate grants to Vermont schools.For every dollar spent on local food in Vermont schools through the Vermont Farm to School Program, an additional 60 cents goes back into our state economy by supporting local agriculture.New in 2018, the Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant funded 22 licensed childcare programs. $1.18 million in state resources invested in the program has leveraged more than $500,000 in federal, private and foundation funds.Farm to School & Child Nutrition Grants Lund’s Early Childhood Education Program Hyde Park Elementary School  Childcare Equipment Grants Concord School Camels Hump Middle School  Gadapee Family Daycare  Milk Cooler Grants $1,000 $1,000 Walden School  Brattleboro Centre for Children  $1,000 Rutland City Public Schools center_img Bishop John A. Marshall School $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000Source: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets March 13, 2018 $1,000 $1,000 Suzy’s Little Peanuts  $1,000 $15,000 $1,000 $1,000 Albany Community School  Fairfield Center School  $1,000 $1,000 Sunny Lane Daycare Riverside Middle School Fayston Elementary School  Notch Day Camp Just Like Home Daycare $1,000 Springfield Area Parent Child Center $1,000 $15,000 Eden Central Elementary School  Addison Early Childhood Consortium Cohort NewBrook Elementary School Four Seasons of Early Learning  $1,000last_img read more

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Casella Waste Systems acquires businesses in NY and Maine

first_imgCasella Waste Systems Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced Thursday after markets closed that it has acquired the assets of Boon & Sons, Inc and of Oceanside Rubbish, Inc. Both transactions closed on November 1, 2018. Boon is a provider of residential, commercial and roll-off collection services in the Rochester, NY, market. Oceanside is a provider of residential, commercial and roll-off collection services and operates a transfer station in the Southern, Maine marketplace. In total, the company expects to generate approximately $16 million of annualized revenues from the Boon and Oceanside acquisitions. “With the acquisition of Boon and Oceanside, we have acquired roughly $70 million of annualized revenues during 2018, which puts us ahead of our goal of $20 million to $40 million per year of acquisition or development activity,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. “Further, our active pipeline of potential acquisition targets remains robust coming into 2019.”“Boon and Oceanside are both leading operators in their respective markets and provide excellent service to their customers and the communities that they serve,” Casella said. “The Oceanside acquisition will tuck-in well with our existing operations and allow us to build further route density, drive operational efficiencies, and internalize additional Maine waste into the Juniper Ridge landfill.”“We are very excited about the acquisition of Boon, as their operations will integrate well with our operations in the Rochester market,” Casella said. “The Rochester market is an important strategic market for us, as it is a major population center that is in close proximity to three of our Western New York landfills. The Boon team is top-notch, and we are excited for their help and leadership in driving the integration of our Rochester operations.”About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, investors should contact Ned Coletta, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2239, and media should contact Joseph Fusco, vice president at (802) 772-2247.Source: RUTLAND, Vt., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — www.casella.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Revised Slim Chickens proposal gets initial approval from Prairie Village

first_imgThe proposal to put a fried chicken restaurant on the site of an antiquated office building on State Line Road got a new breath of life on Tuesday as the Prairie Village Planning Commission approved a revised plan for the site that addressed the concerns that prompted the city council to reject the project last month.On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the commission voted to recommend approval for a plan that included new assurances of reduced noise and light. The applicant, which is being represented by Block and Co., agreed to conduct an acoustics study to ensure that noise from a drive-through speaker would not be a nuisance to neighboring homeowners.The new plan also includes additional landscaping and more prominent walkways for pedestrians crossing through the drive-through area.Commissioners Jonathan Birkel and Jim Breneman voted against the proposal, which will make its way to the city council later this month for reconsideration.last_img read more

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Why so serious?

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sean McDonald Sean McDonald is the President of Your Full Potential, LLC and the Founder of ABSURD! Leadership.  He is a highly regarded speaker at national and international conferences for the credit … Web: www.YFPTips.com Details Those of you that have seen the late Heath Ledger’s exquisite and haunting performance as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” will surely remember the line, “why so serious?”  Even though the character of the Joker is a pure psychopath, he does remind us to do something that too often we forget to do.  Namely, have some fun!  (Full disclosure: I do not think that the Joker would make a good CEO.)Research shows that the most productive and passionate employees are those that are allowed to have some fun at work.  No one is saying that you have to transform your organization into a playground but let’s face facts,…..some companies resemble morgues rather than places where creativity and innovation are encouraged and rewarded.  Research also shows that it is possible to run a successful business and have a little fun at the same time.Here are 3 things that you can do to create a more exciting workplace.Have contests.  Healthy competition among employees is a good thing.  It encourages hard work, pushing limits, and exceeding goals rather than simply meeting them.  So the next time you do an auto loan promotion, make it a friendly contest.  Make the rewards for the winners significant.  Encourage the team members to pump each other up to get past the goals line.  If you want some inspiration, watch some of the coverage of the Winter Olympics.Give some latitude.  Instead of stifling someone’s creativity when they are looking for a solution to a problem, let them test solutions that may otherwise be considered “taboo.”  Give your employees access to professional development and training and then let them use what they’ve learned to make things better and more efficient.Celebrate wins…..BIG!  Employees love to feel appreciated.  They want to know that their hard work is making a positive impact on the organization.  So when something big is achieved, then make it a point to celebrate those wins.  And do it BIG!  If you’ve exceeded your goal for new loans during a campaign, have a party!  If your new membership numbers are off the charts, give everyone an incentive of some kind.  The point is to let the employees know that their accomplishments are significant by doping something for them that is also significant.  If you want to communicate appreciation, celebrate achievements and reward outstanding performance.What are some things that your organization does to have some fun?  Share your comments below.last_img read more

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