Willie “BJ” Messer III, 37

first_imgWillie (BJ) Messer III, 37, of Osgood passed away at 11:40am, Thursday, August 3, 2017 as the result of an auto accident. He was born at Lawrenceburg on September 17, 1979 the son of Willie Jr. and Brenda Stroud Messer. He was married to Michelle Caldwell on October 25, 2004 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Willie Messer IV, Riley Messer, and Kyra Chance all at home; his parents Junior and Brenda Messer of Osgood; paternal grandfather Willie Messer of Somerset, Kentucky; one brother Brad (Nick) Messer of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Eva Messer, maternal grandparents Leroy and Jean Stroud, and maternal step-grandfather Herbert Fugate. Mr. Messer was a 1998 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School.  He was employed by Jane and Rick Lewis at the Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell restaurant in Batesville, a job he had since he was a sophomore in high school. BJ loved following and attending Cincinnati Reds games and his family described him as a very hard worker. Funeral services for BJ will be held on Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Cross Plains. Visitation will be on Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Iowa Veterans Home disciplines employees for PPE violations

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) – Employees at the Iowa Veterans Home have been disciplined more than 20 times for personal protective equipment lapses that potentially exposed residents and staff to coronavirus.Commandant Timon Oujiri said Monday the strict approach to requiring masks and other equipment when interacting with residents and colleagues has helped keep coronavirus largely out of the state’s biggest nursing home.He says 25 employees and seven residents have tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic and all have recovered. Oujiri says he considers that a major success, noting that the Marshalltown home has 456 residents and 900 employees.Still, there have been numerous policy violations.He confirmed that five employees have received three-day suspensions for showing a “complete disregard of PPE” that results in “repeated exposure to residents and staff.”He says five others have received one-day suspensions for exposing residents, and nine have received written reprimands for exposing staff. Two employees were terminated during probationary periods.Records show one of the suspended employees was seen on surveillance video interacting with residents on three occasions in April without a mask.A state lawyer has ruled that discipline was just, noting that staff negligence infected two residents who had to be transferred to the Des Moines Veterans Affairs hospital.last_img read more

La Sele pummels Panama 31 to win World Cup qualifying group

first_imgSo far, so good for Costa Rica en route to the 2018 World Cup. “La Sele” topped Panama 3-1 Tuesday night at the National Stadium in San José to wrap up its first place finish atop Group B of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifying fourth round.Christian Bolaños scored the first of his two goals in the 18th minute when he snuck a rolling ball just inside the left post to beat the Panamanian goalkeeper.Bolaños, who plays for Vancouver in the MLS, came back in the 80th minute on a beautiful finish on the other side of the field after having broken away from the defense. The 32-year-old veteran has reignited his play lately and proven he can still be a vital piece for this offense. Even in the disappointing Copa América, he served as the only consistent facilitator in an otherwise sputtering attack. ¡Bolaños de mi vida! Grande @BOLACRIS7 pic.twitter.com/HRX7bUP2yg— TDMás (@tdmas_cr) September 7, 2016 Related posts:La Sele looks to clinch spot for final round of World Cup qualifying Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying Costa Rica seeking revenge against the United States Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifiercenter_img Fellow MLS-star Ronald Matarrita scored La Sele’s third and final goal of the night in the 85th minute on another jailbreak sequence where he streaked free down the left wing before crossing over a goal to the right side of the net.Though the match was basically a glorified exhibition since both teams had already sealed their spots in the next round, Costa Rica saw good work from players that coach Óscar Ramírez will need to rely on going forward. Johan Venegas got the start at striker with Joel Campbell behind him. The duo was active the whole game and helped the Ticos control possession.On the back end, Giancarlo González and Bryan Oviedo got their first starts in a long time. You could argue that both talented defenders should be featured more often going forward as the competition picks up against more dangerous attacks.In its six group games, the Ticos finished with a 5-1-0 record. Despite some sloppy play along the way, the undefeated streak in qualifying games is a good start for Costa Rica as it heads toward the final round of World Cup qualifying.Costa Rica will begin the final round of World Cup qualifying at Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 11. The Ticos are 17-4-3 all-time against The Soca Warriors and lucked out by getting Trinidad & Tobago as the first road game rather than having to immediately travel back to the United States, where they were humiliated 4-0 by the U.S. in June’s Copa América.Instead, Costa Rica will host the U.S. at the National Stadium on Nov. 15 and should have a good chance of getting revenge on home soil.The other three teams that have qualified for the Hexagonal are Mexico, Honduras, and Panama. At worst, Costa Rica is the third best team of this group, behind Mexico and the United States. Even if it were to remain so, the Ticos would still qualify for a spot in the 2018 World Cup, as the top three teams get automatic classification.The fourth place finisher must play an inter-federation tournament to fight for an opportunity to go to Russia.Costa Rica has a great chance to get six quick points with two wins over Trinidad & Tobago and the U.S. if it can rise to the occasion. Facebook Commentslast_img read more