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first_imgMONTEBELLO – Several local area students were essay winners at the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Day last weekend. The themes for each grade level were different but were based on Hispanic heritage. The fourth-grade winners were: first place, Emma Gildemontes of Wilcox Elementary; second place, Briana Simental of St. Benedict School, and third place, Aida Araujo of Wilcox Elementary. The eighth-grade winners were: first place, Elissa Max of St. Benedict School; second place, Ashley Lopez of La Merced Intermediate School, and third place, Benjamin Vasquez of St. Benedict School. WHITTIER – The Parking and Transportation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. For more information call Whittier City Hall, (562) 945-8200. Hispanic students win with essays The 12th-grade winners were: first place, Victor Gonzalez of Montebello High School; second place, Jesse Batres of Schurr High School, and third place, Andrew Pabon of Montebello High School. The first-place winners in the fourth and eighth grades each received $300 in cash and a $700 savings bond. The 12th grade first-place winner received $1,000. Blood-pressure checks available WHITTIER – Seniors can receive free blood-pressure tests at 9 a.m. today at the Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., and at 1:30 p.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Both senior centers will also have free blood sugar testing. More information: Whittier Senior Center at (562) 464-3370 or Parnell Park at (562) 464-3350. Fire Department sets open house SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Fire Department is hosting its Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 4, 11736 Telegraph Road. It is part of the department’s recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. You can meet Sparky the Fire Dog, take fire engine rides, fire station tours, receive fire safety information, enjoy refreshments and many more activities. For more information, contact the Santa Fe Springs Fire Prevention Bureau at (562) 944-9713. Caregiver support event is today WHITTIER – The Southeast Social Services Funding Authority is hosting a caregiver support group from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. The program assists care- givers, relatives and friends of the elderly in several areas including age-related problems, locating help for the home, reducing stress and meeting others dealing with similar situations. Spanish translation is available. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Governor names Ochoa as judge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gilbert G. Ochoa to a judgeship in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. Ochoa, 49, of Rancho Cucamonga, has served as managing attorney for Bollington & Ochoa since 1993. Additionally, he has served as a judge pro tempore for both the San Bernardino County Superior Court and Orange County Municipal Court, and as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Superior Courts in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Ochoa earned a juris doctorate from the University of Santa Clara School of Law and a bachelor of arts from Whittier College. He fills one of the new positions created by Senate Bill 56. Ochoa is a Republican. His annual compensation will be $171,648. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgMILFORD LADIES GAA TEAMDonegal Ladies Junior Championship Quarter Final ResultsMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1Dungloe 4-7 Killybegs 3-4St Nauls 8-3 Naomh Conaill 7-3Semi-Finals on Sunday 2nd SeptemberMilford v DungloeSt Nauls v Lifford / Gaoth DobhairJunior Championship Quarter Final Report –Milford v Buncrana in O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 19th AugustMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1The scoreline says it all. It was one way system for the Milford ladies as they eased into the Junior Championship Semi-Final. Milford opened the game with a point from play but with two wides and a missed goal appportunity by Amber Barrett, the scoreline could’ve read higher. Captain Caoimhe Barrett pointed for Milford and Amber Barrett followed it up with a third time lucky shot on goal to leave it Milford 1-2 and Buncrana still looking for their opening score. Certainly Buncrana were finding it difficult to get the ball beyond midfield but with Orla Harrison playing a defensive role in the midfield area, Milford were dominating possession. Great work by Tara Friel at wing back enabled Amber Barrett to put Milford further in front. Buncrana were dealt a further blow when Michelle Browne had to leave the field due to injury. Shannon Mc Groddy and Niamh Carr continued to cause havoc in the Buncrana defence as they ran at the backs and their work reaped dividends as the scoreboard now read Milford 2-5 Buncrana 0-0. The link play between Amber Barrett, Orla Harrison, Annie Gibbons and Caoimhe Barrett was a pleasure to watch as they continued to leave the Buncrana defence in disarray. Buncrana looked to have a scoring opportunity towards the end of the first half but Sharon Graham was quick to cut out the ball. Halftime score was Milford 3-7 Buncrana 0-0.Milford again opened the scoring with points from Annie Gibbons and Amber Barrett. Buncrana got their one and only score from wing forward Marie Browne. Things went from bad to worse for Buncrana when Orla Harrison, Shannon Mc Groddy and Annette Mc Carron and Niamh Carr all got in on the scoring act, leaving Milford 6-12 and Buncrana 0-1. Aisling Mc Bride followed up with a point from play to leave Milford with a comfortable win but will face a much tougher and tighter contest when they will face Dungloe in the semi-final on Sunday 2nd September. Buncrana will thank their shot-stopper Claire Doherty as she pulled off numerous saves. Buncrana may also count their lucky stars that they finished the match with 15 players as there were a few tackles that perhaps warranted yellow cards. Milford won’t mind as they now set up a semi-final mouth-watering clash with Rosses side Dungloe who overcame Killybegs earlier today.Buncrana – Claire Doherty, Joanne Buck, Danielle Loughrey, Roisin Doherty, Michelle Browne, Catherine Mc Laughlin, Caroline Duffy, Doreen Mc Gee, Caroline Gallagher, Marie Browne, Megan Skelly, Lauren Hegarty, Ciara Masterson, Christine Duffy and Ciara Barber.Milford – Denise Gallagher, Sharon Graham, Sarah Sheridan, Eimear Callaghan, Tara Friel, Roisin Boyce, Karen Peoples, Bridgeen Devenney, Orla Harridon, Shannon Mc Groddy, Caoimhe Barrett, Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett, Annie Gibbons and Aisling Mc Bride BUNCRANA LADIES GAA SQUADLADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANA was last modified: August 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANAlast_img read more