FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail So, I thank you for teaching me the significance of giving back and to helping those in need. It’s a transformational lesson that I hope to instill in many others during my next 40 years.Because, baby, I’m just getting started!Thank you for Supporting our Healing Ministry! Blessings,Rick Peltier“Over the Hill” Director, St. Mary’s Health Foundation (812) 485-4412 | [email protected] 40 Years Old And Just Getting Started!I reached a major milestone recently. I turned the Big 4-0. Yep, that’s right. I’m officially “over the hill.” I’m on the downward spiral.No way. I refuse to believe that life is over at 40. In fact, life is just beginning. Plus, no matter my age, I will always be young at heart. I will always have fun.Why? I have been blessed with a fantastic family, loyal friends, good health and my dream job. If I can’t be happy with the cards I’ve been dealt, then I only have myself to blame.40 years is a lot of living – a lot of life lessons, a lot of mistakes, but a lot of growth and development in turning those failures into success.So, hot off my mind, here is my middle-age progress report. Let’s call it, “Important lessons I’ve learned in my first 40 years of life.”My earliest lessons came from my parents. They always taught my sister and me to believe in our faith, be kind to one another, share our toys and respect everyone, especially our parents, grandparents and elders. My wife and I are now teaching our daughter these values and the importance of family… even if they drive you nuts sometimes! I’m talking “pull my hair out nuts!”In grade school, I learned not to let bullies get the best of me. And, despite how delicious it may appear, don’t eat glue. And, don’t eat glue’s cousin, paste, which is also not delicious.In high school, I learned that when a relationship ends – even if you think every girl you “love” is your soulmate – that there are more fish in the sea. Adult translation: you’ll meet the person you’re supposed to be with when the time is right.My college years taught me the most – mostly because I left the comforts of my parents’ home for the first time and went six hours and one state away from small-town Jeannette, Pennsylvania to snowy Syracuse, New York.I learned independence at Syracuse and how much I loved it! I grew up, I learned how to make decisions on my own and I learned about a career in Broadcast Journalism – which I later learned wasn’t the career for me.But, Broadcast Journalism led me to Evansville – which led me to meeting my wife and to landing my dream job in St. Mary’s Health Foundation.St. Mary’s Health Foundation, along with incredible friends and mentors, taught me about the “Power of Philanthropy” and its impactful and life-changing results – results that simply would not be possible without your generous support of our Mission.
History has been made as Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and younger sister Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi has become what the Army believed to be the first pair of sister generals.A spokesperson told CNN that because women sometimes change their last names after marriage, it was impossible to determine if they were sisters the first sisters.“But since there haven’t been that many women generals, it’s a safe bet that they’re the first,” the spokesperson said.he military didn’t start accepting women into its ranks until the Army Nursing Corps was established in 1901.Maj. Gen. Barrett is the Commanding General of NETCOM and her younger sister Brig. Gen. Lodi, was promoted in July and is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Office of the Surgeon General.The pair were reportedly close enough in age to play soccer together, and now they are making history together!Maj. Gen. Barrett and Brig. Gen. Lodi are exceptional leaders who serve in critical career fields and lead organizations essential to the Army mission. Their success showcases how talented people can find multiple pathways to success serving in the Army.https://t.co/K8HpYmqMPw— GEN James C. McConville (@ArmyChiefStaff) September 7, 2019 read more
26 Jun 2013 Marsh cashes in before an ill wind blows others off course The weather generally plays a key role in golf and it was never truer than on day one of the Brabazon Trophy at Formby which ended with Yorkshire’s Nick Marsh on top of the leaderboard.The 18 year old from Huddersfield posted a two-under-par 70 in the second game out at 7.10am, a score that stood throughout a day in which the early starters gained from the calm conditions before a testing wind added to the questions posed by this superb course.Marsh (image © Tom Ward) has a one shot lead over a group of players on 71, including internationals Nathan Kimsey and Jordan Smith, but many others shot high numbers, while only eight of the 150-strong field finished under par.It wasn’t surprising that Marsh, who was a quarter finalist in last week’s Amateur Championship, was happy with his score. “It wasn’t bad for an opening round,” he said modestly. “It could have better as I had two three-putts but going out early certainly helped. But I gained a lot of confidence from last week at the Amateur.“This is a great course. I love it. It’s only my second time here. I played a county match here against Lancashire a few years ago and the layout is unbelievable. But if you hit it offline you are going to get punished as the rough is tough.”Marsh built his game with a run of three successive birdies from the eighth while another at 17 saw him secure his one shot advantage.Kimsey was not a happy bunny after going out in 40, three over par, then dropping another shot at the tenth. But five birdies in the eight holes from there saw him back in 31 and brought a smile to his face.Smith had four birdies on his card, all in the opening ten holes but bogeys at 15 and 17 brought him back to the field.Alfie Plant, the 20-year-old Kent champion, was another on 71 after coming home in 33. On his first visit to Formby, he was among the also-rans until his birdied the last three holes in style.Also on 71 are two Irishmen, Dermot McElroy and Brian Casey. McElroy, an Irish international from Ballymena, who finished second in the Scottish Open Stroke Play, might have had the lead on his own. But he bogeyed the 16th then missed birdie chances from five feet at the 17th and from 15 feet at the last.Casey, at 22, two years older than McElroy, is on a three-week visit from County Meath, which hasn’t been too successful until now. “I’ve had a run of missed cuts so it is nice to do something decent on a great golf course,” he said.The blustery wind didn’t faze him either. “I’m used to these conditions,” he added. “But it is tough to get the ball near the hole and you can’t afford to press too hard.”The ever reliable Neil Raymond, who could make history this week if he can win the title for the third successive year, opened with a birdie-free 74 containing 16 pars, while Ryan Evans, winner of the Berkshire Trophy last weekend, went one better with 73.Cumbria’s Seb Crookall-Nixon, back from his first year at college in San Francisco, started with 75 in the wind but wasn’t too disappointed. “I hit the ball well but I didn’t putt well which has been my strength in recent times,” he said.Callum Shinkwin, another international, felt he should have been leading and it was hard to disagree after he signed for a level par 72 which included a triple-bogey eight at the 17th where he lost his ball off the tee.“I’d been hitting the driver well all day until then,” he said. “If it hadn’t been for that I would have had the lead,” added the Moor Park man, whose card also included an eagle-three at the third. read more