Emmagene L. “Em” Sellers

first_imgEmmagene L. “Em” Sellers, 94 of Dillsboro passed away January 1, 2017 at the Waters of Dillsboro.  Em was born May 5, 1922 at home in Dillsboro the daughter of Louis and Clara (Brandt) Knigga.  She married Robert Sellers June 8, 1964 and he preceded her in death August 16, 1984.  She was a former employee of Carter’s 5 &10, David Jewitt’s General Store, and had been a caterer for Romana Lanvermeyer.  Em was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro.  She enjoyed working on the family farm, dropping out of school to help.  She also took care of her mother and wouldn’t marry until after her mother’s death.  In later years, she enjoyed going to Reds games and loved working outside.  Although she had no children of her own, she enjoyed them very much.Em is survived by Niece, Vicki (Doug) Rassi of Jeffersonville, In; great niece Lauren (Matthew) Evanczyk, great nephew Matt (Samara) Rassi, great great nieces and nephews Emma, Jack, Lilly, and Everett, several cousins, and very special friends Daryl and Sherri Cutter and their children Greta, Bryston, and Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, mother-in-law Thelma Sellers and brother Warren Knigga.Funeral services will be at 2PM Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro with Pastor Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Visitation wlll also be Wednesday 12-2PM at the church.  Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Dillsboro Rescue, Dillsboro Fire Dept. or to the Donor’s Choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home of Dillsboro.last_img read more

OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Jacob Lopez, OptimaSeville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans to increase its market share in its country of formation, Spain.Furthermore, OPTIMA has reported that its efforts to convert its UK retail customer base from a shop server based system to a new server-less solution is proceeding at a good pace.Optima CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel said: “The server-less solution brings many advantages to the operator. Prominent amongst these are the cost savings by not having to replace a shop server every 2 to 3 years, and the complete elimination of any delays caused by the ‘data’ bottlenecks that can arise when the HQ system is trying to connect to the shop at busy periods.“Further advantages accrue to the operator through the centralization of the HQ and therefore the ease with which support and upgrades can be supplied.“This is the type of system that has lead to OPTIMA becoming the system of choice for many markets including Nigeria where a 1000 shop estate has just been rolled out for market leader NairaBet.“Trials on OPTIMA’s revolutionary I-Shop solution are continuing in the UK . This way of allowing customers to use their own mobile device to access the same prices as are in the till whist in the shop not only creates a novel way of betting but also does not require the operator to enter into any financially punitive arrangements with a third party.”_______________________OPTIMA will be at Betting on Sports and looks forward to meeting with anybody who is interested in talking about any part of the product suite. Betting on Sport is at London’s famous Olympia on 12th-15th September. To get tickets click here.last_img read more

Vincent Bonsignore: Greinke, Gonzalez, Jansen keep Dodgers alive

first_img“I’ve got a $10 bet on it,” he said. “So it’s important.”Whatever it takes, right? After spending most of his career in laid-back San Diego and putting up huge numbers far removed from the national radar, Adrian Gonzalez was finally hoisted onto the big stage and delivered a signature moment for everyone to witness.And when pushed to the limit, Kenley Jansen emphatically said enough is enough.Greinke redeemed himself. Gonzalez introduced himself.Jansen, well, he just lived to tell about it.As for the Dodgers, they resurrected themselves in a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship series Wednesday at sun-splashed Dodger Stadium to avoid elimination and extend their season at least one more game.They aren’t out of the woods yet, the Cardinals still holding a 3-2 lead as the best-of-7 series shifts back to St. Louis for the final leg.But with Cy Young Award Clayton Kershaw taking the hill in Game 6 on Friday, all of a sudden the possibility of pushing the Cardinals to a seventh game is very, very real.And we all know crazy things can happen in a deciding game.Oh, did we mention the Cardinals coughed up a 3-1 lead to the San Francisco Giants last year in the NLCS?It can’t happen again, can it?Why not?“We know what we have in the clubhouse,” Carl Crawford said. “We believe in ourselves. We trust one another.”They did on Wednesday, reporting back to work stubborn and unyielding after a chilling 4-2 setback in Game 4 the night before hurled them into this mess.But comforted by the confidence that Greinke and Kershaw were lined up to breathe new life into their fading World Series hopes, and comfortable in the role of underdog after yielding all pressure to the Cardinals, the Dodgers played free and easy and finally found the big hits and critical outs that previously eluded them.“To be honest with you, I just think guys weren’t ready to lose today,” Crawford said.And now they head back to St. Louis, where one of the best pitchers in baseball takes the mound for them in the biggest game of his career Friday.“Not one of the best,” Gonzalez corrected. “The best.”Kershaw will have a worldwide audience to prove just that.Thanks to Greinke, who shook off another odd inning in which he coughed up a two-run lead immediately after being handed it — he did the same thing in Game 1 — to go into lockdown mode and give the Dodgers ample time to reboot and rebuild a lead.Greinke’s déjà vu moment occurred in the top of the third inning, or right after he and Juan Uribe stroked RBI singles in the bottom of the second to stake him to a 2-0 lead.But just like in Game 1, his old nemesis, Carlos Beltran, drilled an RBI triple off the center-field fence followed by an RBI double by Matt Holliday and all of a sudden the score was tied 2-2.Greinke stood on the mound thinking, not this again.“Yeah,” he said. “I don’t know why that happened, but it was the same part of the lineup too, I think. Beltran, same thing.” His failure to hold the lead in Game 1 resulted in a 13-inning marathon ultimately won by the Cardinals, mostly the result of the Dodgers’ horrendous habit of abandoning runners in scoring position.But with losing not an option Wednesday, the Dodgers went right back to work.Gonzalez played the most prominent role, blasting a solo home run in the bottom of the third to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2 — removing Greinke from the hook in the process — then drilling another home run in the eighth inning to push the lead to 6-2.Dodgers fans have come to expect such heroics from Gonzalez, but aside from his hometown San Diego Padre fans, who enjoyed him for five seasons, it’s a side of Gonzalez most of baseball is unfamiliar with.His short time in Boston yielded no playoff appearances and San Diego was not an adequate media market.So he went about his business efficiently but quietly, his hitting brilliance underappreciated on a mass level.That is changing with the high-profile Dodgers in the playoffs, and his two home runs were an emphatic statement of his skill set.More importantly, with the Dodgers down Matt Kemp and with Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier fighting compromising injuries, it’s a Gonzalez they’ve desperately needed.“It seems that he’s kind of stepped up here,” Dodger manager Don Mattingly said. “Maybe the fact that Hanley has not been able to do what he’s been doing in the past, and Adrian maybe feels that responsibility.”On Wednesday, he delivered with a home run to put them back in the lead and another that helped them survive Jansen’s uneven ninth.And yes, he punctuated both by flashing double-fisted Mickey Mouse ears gestures — much to the anger of the Cardinals, who don’t take kindly to the Dodgers’ glitzy celebrations this series.Nothing personal, according to Gonzalez. Just good, clean postseason fun.“You’re in the playoffs. You’ve got to have fun. If you’re not having fun in the playoffs, then you don’t deserve to be here,” Gonzalez said. “Just enjoying every moment of it.”The Dodgers hope to enjoy of few more of them this weekend.It’s off to St. Louis now, and what awaits them is anyone’s guess.All they know is they got there.And with Kershaw pitching Game 6 on Friday, the possibilities are endless. When given a second chance to be the ace he was paid to be, Zack Greinke didn’t disappoint.And now maybe the Dodgers will play long enough for Greinke’s fantasy football league team to climb out of the cellar.“I’ve got a bet that I won’t be in last place by the time the season’s over,” Greinke said. “So I needed (the season) to go to Sunday for that.”The next time you hear someone say it isn’t about the money, think about Greinke and his obsession with fantasy football.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more