Decisive clash! – West Indies, England women seek ODI series clincher

first_imgIt should be a battle-royal when the West Indies Women and England Women meet in the fifth and deciding game of their five-match one-day international ODI) series at Sabina Park today, beginning at 9 30 a.m. The series, which has ebbed and flowed since it got underway two weeks ago, will see both teams entering the contest high on confidence after sharing the other fixtures 2-2. The opener, which was played at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, first saw the English narrowly squeezing home by five runs, with the second encounter, also played at the same venue, ending in 38-run victory for the regional side. This trading of wins was to then continue at Sabina Park where England, after posting 220, went on to dismiss the West Indies for a lowly 108 and with it secured a 112- triumph. Not to be outdone, however, the West Indies, on the back of a fine Player-of-the-Match performance from captain Stafanie Taylor, rallied to score a series-high 223 for six off their maximum 50 overs. The English thereafter could only muster 181, thus giving the Caribbean women a 42-run win. ”Going into the series we always thought it would be a close one, as though we recently won the Twenty20 World Cup, we know of the depth and talent of England,” noted Taylor. ”It was therefore good for us to batten down and play some disciplined and basic cricket and for the most part I think we have done that. ”It is just for us now to go in the final game and play our best game of the series and hopefully we will come out of top,” Taylor noted. Leading from the front, Taylor is the leading runs getter for the West Indies with two half-centuries, the last of which, a solid 85, came in the last game. With this in mind, the world’s number one all-rounder will again be looking to fire and will be hoping for support from the likes of opener Shaquana Quintyne, the hard-hitting Deandra Dottin, and former captain and wicketkeeper, Merissa Aguilleira. Bowling-wise, Taylor was also effective in game four with figures of three for 22 bowling her off-spin and will not only look to repeat such a performance, but also hope that her frontline bowlers will pull their weight. These include pacer Shamilia Connell, all-rounder Dottin and leg-spinner Afy Fletcher. England, in the meantime, will look for most runs from in-form opener Lauren Winfield, who scored back-to-back fifties in the third and fourth matches, her partner Tammy Beaumont, who hit 57 in the last game and captain Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver, their two most fearsome batters. As it relates to their bowling, the usually accurate left-arm spinner, Alex Hartley, opening seamer Katherine Brunt and pacer Jenny Gunn should shoulder responsibilities. – CMClast_img read more

Linden-Soesdyke Highway needs urgent attention

first_img– residents, officialsUrgent calls are mounting by motorists and officials for the resurfacing and lighting of the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, which according to many is in dire need of attention.This comes in the wake of several serious accidents along the highway over the years. Citizens are urging the relevant authorities to inspect the Bamia stretch where numerous fatal accidents have occurred. National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) employee Abiola Gomes became one of the latest road fatalities along the Bamia stretch, adding to a list of fatal accidents that have occurred in the Bamia area recently:National Agricultural Researcg and Extension Institute (NAREI) Abiola Gomes, of Long Creek, was travelling along with colleagues Tyrone Phillips, 31, of Cultivation Block road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Litesha Lindrow, 23, of Hauraruni, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, all NAREI employees.According to reports the Crop Extension Officers were travelling in a CRV bearing license plate PTT 1643 when it hit a depression in the Bamia stretch which caused the driver, Phillips, to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in it toppling several times. The occupants were all rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where Gomes, who was flung from inside the vehicle later succumbed to her injuries. The others were treated and sent away.Reports indicate that only recently, Lindener Rawle Adams and Police Constable Ishaan Caines died under similar circumstances after the vehicles they were travelling in reportedly hit a depression in the highway along the Bamia stretch.The state of the Soesdyke/Linden Highway has been a topic of discussion for past and present officials of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) for years.Only recently councillors of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) made calls for proper markings, signs and lights to be erected, siting that without those elements the highway is a “dangerous” one.Former Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon had also made several calls during his tenure for close attention to be paid to the state of the Soesdyke/Linden highway.Present Chairman Renis Morian has indicated that the highway falls under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, therefore it is the responsibility of that ministry to carry out rehabilitative works.This newspaper spoke to several drivers and citizens who traverse the highway. One experienced driver indicated that the Bamia stretch should raelly be improved: “If you don’t take your time when you driving at Bamia you could easily lose control. Especially for somebody who don’t really know the road, they could easily get carried away. You does really got to take your time when you driving there.”A resident of Linden who traverses the highway frequently also bemoaned the conditions along the stretch: “You know how long this highway build? Since I was a lil boy. And they never put light on it. Highways does need lights. Look, when you go to Trinidad and them places you does see how the highway well lighted. Why we can’t get lights on the highway after all these years? I think is high time the Ministry of Public Infrastructure do something about it.”last_img read more

President Tolbert Remembered

first_imgEvents commemorating the 101st birth anniversary of Liberia’s ex-president William R. Tolbert, Jr. took place last week in the slain president’s hometown of Bentol, outside Monrovia, with a thanksgiving service at the Zion Praise Baptist Church.President Tolbert was born on May 13, 1913 and became president in 1971 following the death of long-serving President William V.S. Tubman to whom Mr. Tolbert was Vice President.Well wishers came from far and near to join the Tolberts as they marked the anniversary of their hero.The Vice President of the Baptist World Alliance and President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Rev. Dr. Olu Menjay, in his words of inspiration to the congregation reflected on the legacies of the late president, challenging Liberians to keep the dream of President Tolbert alive by doing those things that will ensure a truly reconciled and harmonious nation.He called on Liberians “to stop and reflect on where we have come from” before deciding to move ahead.Unless this happens, he said “We run the risk of seeing things in ambiguous ways.”The Baptist prelate called for reconciliation, justice, job creation and care for one another.Rev. Menjay said in following the examples of the late Liberian president, Liberians should eschew “distorted vision” which he said leads to destruction.“Distorted vision led to the execution of 13 officials,” following the coup of 1980 and “distorted vision led to the killing of women and children during the civil war.”The late president’s grandnephew John Smythe thrilled the audience with songs of emotion and inspiration.Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor spoke at the ceremony, saying the day “should remind us of our own responsibilities to our nation, our families and communities.”On the back of the official program for the occasion were some of the late president’s favorite quotes he used to steer the affairs of the nation.Two of the quotations read:  “If we must rise as a nation, the masses of our people must be raised from the mats on the floors to the mattresses on the beds.”“If Liberia must be preserved, if she must bask in the sunshine of national prosperity and always be able to dictate her own policies, the strata of ignorance which is widening within her borders must be totally uprooted.”The thanksgiving service was followed by a benefit luncheon held on the grounds of the “LION HOUSE” in Bentol. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the William R. Tolbert, Jr. Foundation, Mrs. Christine Tolbert-Norman, says fund generated from the luncheon will support efforts to renovate the “LION HOUSE” compound and specifically, create a cyber café to be used to connect to global electronic libraries.The libraries targeted for connectivity include those of the Northwestern University, Indiana University, Sagamore Institute Research and Leadership Program, Universities and Leadership Institutes around the world, especially in Africa.Mrs. Norman sees the occasion the beginning of the restoration of the “LION HOUSE”, former homestead of President and Mrs. William R. Tolbert, Jr., which suffered severe looting and destruction during the country’s doomsdays. The Lion House building, with a lion statute before it, stands out among buildings in a town that is picking up fast following the appointment of Madam Christine Tolbert-Norman as mayor last year.The Lion House is now the formal headquarters of the WRT Jr. Foundation.A special William R. Tolbert, Jr. Lecture Series is one of activities lined up for the three day events.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Round 2 bowls off today

first_imgSBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50- Over franchise cricket tourney…ꟷ Coach Hercules hopes Savory gets into national set-upBy Brandon CorletteExciting cricket will today continue across different venues in Guyana, with matches set for Tuesday October 15 featuring Upper Corentyne clashing with Essequibo at Everest, Georgetown meeting West Demerara at Tuschen, East Bank playing West Berbice at Bush Lot, and Lower Corentyne and East Coast engaging each other at Enmore.Antony Adams led his troops brilliantlyIn the opening round of the SBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50-Over franchise tournament, Essequibo defeated Georgetown by 122 runs. After the match, Essequibo Coach Ryan Hercules engaged this publication to express satisfaction with that team’s opening round performance.Brilliant performances on behalf of the defending champions came from Kemol Savory and Ronsford Beaton. Hercules, in declaring brilliant Savory’s innings of 81, said: “He did a lot of work on his batting, and he showed that level of maturity before. This is not the first time he (has) dug us out of a hole. He has been doing this over the years, and I think he needs to remain consistent and, hopefully, he can get into a national team this year.”Kemol Savory plays one to point as Georgetown gloves man Joshua Persaud reacts (Brandon Corlette photos)The Essequibo team moves forward under the captaincy of Anthony Adams, and Hercules has declared the bowling “powerful”. He said, “We are going to take each game at a time”.Essequibo having played fearless cricket in the 2018 franchise, it is evident that beating Essequibo is everyone’s target.“As I said to the guys, each team will come for us. last year we had nothing to lose, but this year is different, since we have the trophy. We will not take anyone lightly, we are going to come hard at every single team,” he said.Reflecting on his performance and that of the team, Savory said it was a brilliant effort. “Losing five quick wickets against Georgetown under pressure and digging Essequibo out of a hole was a good comeback, and the guys did well with the ball”, Savory concurred.Essequibo Head CoachRyan HerculesThis reliable left-hander has added that he would remain positive heading into the upcoming matches. Speaking as captain of the Essequibo team, Anthony Adams described this performance as a great start, especially because Essequibo are defending champions.Christopher Barnwell“We had some setbacks, but Savory played well, backed up by Beaton at the end”, he said.Adams added that as the tournament progresses, starts from the top order batsmen will be essential.Apart from the success Essequibo is enjoying in being victorious over Georgetown, Lower Corentyne, West Demerara and West Berbice have also all been victorious. On paper, Georgetown looks to be the most formidable unit, thus being led by Guyana Jaguars captain, they will be keen on bouncing back with a win in today’s second round match against West Demerara at Tuschen.last_img read more


first_imgAs preparations for the general election take shape it is emerging that the Fianna Fail grassroots across Donegal are in favour of nominating three candidates.The Tirconail Tribune Editor John McAteer reports that the names emerging as popular favourites within the FF grassroots are Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan and Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill in the West Donegal Gaeltacht.Party sources say that having a candidate in West Donegal is vital to their chances to take two seats in the new Donegal five seat constituency. All three candidates have a substantial number of registered support should the decision be made one of the party’s rare conventions. However we understand that in the peculiar confrontational nature of party politics the decision will be made by party headquarters, similar to 2011 and more recently in the local elections in the Letterkenny area.It has also emerged that one section of Fianna Fail is considering their position insofar as contesting a nomination and a number of meetings have taken place in recent weeks.Key players have told the Tribune that these meetings have not made any real progress on a number of matters including an issue about the cost of party membership. The cost to join the party is a mere €20.There is a clear demand, we are told, for a new Independent party in Donegal… but with a proper whip system since nothing else can pull together the strands of support needed to have a cohesive chance of success in a general election. However Cllr. John O’Donnell has already thrown his hat into the ring while at the other end of the constituency, outgoing Deputy Thomas Pringle, with the support of a number of Independent Cllrs. will start as a favourite to retain his seat.Meanwhile the latest opinion polls are spelling disaster for Fianna Fail nationally. They are on 19%: up less than two percentage points since their fall from grace in 2011 when their loss of more than 50 seats was their worst performance since they were founded in 1926.Their four year period in exile has done little for party morale and here in Donegal there is a certain amount of support to sack Michael Martin and replace him with someone else, anyone else. And Eamon O’Cuiv is the most mentioned future leader of the party since it would seem appropriate in the shadow of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.Fianna Fail is facing a major battle to win a second seat in Donegal but that pales into insignificance to the task facing Fine Gael.The last general election saw FG having a field day in Donegal’s two constituencies but the perceived political wisdom would say they don’t stand a snowball’s chance of retaining these seats in a reduced five-seater scenario. However much will depend on the next Budget if they are to win back the trust that so many people placed in them in 2011. The local elections were a catastrophe for them and a six seat group on Donegal County Council is a very poor return for a party in Government. Senior FG grassroot members who’ve spoken to us recently say the party structure is at a low ebb and the fear for their fate in the election. They point to water charges, cuts in social welfare payments, the hospital beds and waiting lists fiasco that the party promised to fix as all being key issues in public anger that the FG Leadership has not addressed.And despite the heavy duty public relations spin since in relation to job creation and the ending of emigration, the public reaction to these FG claims border on incredulity.Sinn Fein will be confident about retaining their two seats: but on a good day and with the right candidate they could take an extra seat. Party sources rue the loss of Cora Harvey since her stature, location and gender would have ticked all the boxes in mid Donegal for the Shinners.But the name of Cllr. Gary Doherty is being put about as a possible third runner…as always SF is saying nothing at this early stage of the campaign. The general election results from 2011 gave Fine Gael a huge increase nationally taking 76 seats: an increase of 25. And this result saw FG claim a share of 36.1%: up by 8.8%.In stark contrast this was the FF Election from Hell. Their seats tally dropped to 20: down by 51 but worse still their first preference vote halved and they ended up with 17.2%.Labour gained 17 seats to take a total of 37 and more importantly they won a share of 19.4%: up by 9.3% since their previous outing. At the same time Sinn Fein captured 14 seats which was a gain of nine: they won a share of 9.9%. Today they are Ireland’s leading party, according to the opinion polls on 26%.Fine Gael is on 25%, Fianna Fáil on 19% and Labour goes up to 6%. Independents take a big, down to 23% from a recent high of 32%.Satisfaction with the Government is on 23%, while the four main party leaders see their satisfaction with voters go up.72% of those polled say Leo Varadkar being gay makes no difference to his chances of being Taoiseach.FIANNA FAIL COULD RUN THREE CANDIDATES IN GENERAL ELECTION – McATEER was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalfianna failTirconail Tribunelast_img read more

Ibrahimovic, Makelele and Vermaelen: When Real and Barca get transfers wrong

first_img When Barcelona bought Alexander Hleb – Arsenal got £11.8m for Hleb in 2008, but the attacker later admitted he made a mistake leaving. In his first season in north London the club reached the 2006 Champions League final and he played 85 minutes of the game. They lost to Barca, the club Hleb ‘won’ it with a few years later. “I remember [2006] a lot more than the final that I actually won with Barcelona in 2009. I didn’t play,” he lamented. He was loaned to Stuttgart after just one season and eventually left Barcelona in 2012. Real Madrid signing Julien Faubert wasn’t good business – Alfredo Di Stefano’s face in 2009 says it all. Real Madrid took him on loan from West Ham when a deal for Wigan’s Antonio Valencia fell through. Faubert played twice and later turned out for Kilmarnock, Elaz??spor and Bordeaux. 13 Even Barcelona and Real Madrid sometimes get it wrong in the transfer market.For every Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez, there’s Royston Drenthe and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Here, talkSPORT looks at a few occasions of regretful decisions in recent seasons beginning with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Barcelona.READ MORE:Figo to Real Madrid and the most controversial transfers in footballWhen Barcelona hijacked Real Madrid’s transfer for super star Barcelona signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic was definitely not money well spent – This isn’t to say the Man United striker is rubbish, but at Barcelona Ibrahimovic proved to be an expensive mistake even if he did score some spectacular goals. He lasted for one season before he was moved on in 2010, first on loan at Milan before the deal was made permanent. The club paid Inter £40m and also gave the Italian side Samuel Eto’o as part of the transfer, but Ibrahimovic couldn’t settle and adapt at Barcelona because he wasn’t the focal point of the attack. In 2009, that was Lionel Messi’s role. Ibrahimovic was – is – a great player, but a total waste of money for the Catalan giants. Barcelona buying Thomas Vermaelen – Vermaelen cost Barcelona £15m in 2014, but he spent most of the time injured and only made his debut on the final day of his first season. In total he appeared 21 times for the club and was loaned to Roma at the start of the 2016/17 season. 13 When Real Madrid signed Thomas Gravesen – Gritty Danish midfielder Gravesen was an unlikely January signing in 2005, but by summer 2006 he had been sold to Celtic. He was a popular figure, though not because of his contributions on the pitch – then a training ground fight with Robinho seemed to seal his fate. When Barcelona bought Dmytro Chygrynskiy – It took £18m for Barcelona to convince Shakhtar to sell Chygrynskiy in 2009 and he lasted for one season before he was sold back to the Ukrainian side. Pep Guardiola appeared to see something in him, but the fans didn’t take to him and Pique and Puyol’s places in the starting line-up were safe. 13 13 13 13 Real Madrid signing Jonathan Woodgate – If he was fit then it would probably have been different for Woodgate, who was a very good defender. Real paid Newcastle £13m for him in August 2004 but injury meant he didn’t make his debut until September 2005, when he scored an own goal and was sent off. He joined Middlesbrough on loan in 2006, but injuries plagued him for the rest of his career. 13 Barca and Real both got it wrong with Javier Saviola – Saviola joined Barcelona from River Plate in 2001 for a reported £15m but failed to live up to his potential where he was sent on loan to Monaco and Sevilla. “I’m not singling anyone out, but I’m leaving with a bitter taste,” he said when he left in 2007 having refused a new contract. He then joined Real and wasn’t much better. 13 13 Real Madrid getting rid of Claude Makelele – Florentino Perez said Real Madrid would not miss Makelele after he was sold to Chelsea for £16m in 2003. The midfielder feels he wasn’t valued by the club board because he didn’t sell shirts like some of the bigger names arriving at the club, though many fans and players feel it was a mistake letting him go. He was there when Real won the 2002 Champions League and Liga titles in 2001 and 2003, something they didn’t win again until 2007. “He was probably the most important player in the Real Madrid team,” Steve McManaman said. 13 When Barcelona sold Samuel Eto’o – As mentioned, Barcelona got rid of Eto’o who repaid them by knocking them out of the Champions League, en route to claiming a treble. Inter were laughing all the way to the bank, with a host of trophies to boot. 13 13 When Barcelona signed Alex Song – Song was a £15m flop who signed in 2012 and Arsenal were once again laughing at Barcelona. He was sent on loan to West Ham in 2014 and 2015 before club and player agreed to terminate his contract in 2016. 13 Royston Drenthe at Real Madrid? – Real Madrid made their move for Drenthe in 2007. He had been the player of the tournament at the 2007 U21 European Championship, but failed to make a lasting impact in Spain. He later had forgettable spells at Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, as well as easy to pronounce Alania Vladikavkaz, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Baniyas. When Real paid all that money for Kaka – It was tempting to include Nicolas Anelka, who cost £23m and left after one season with a pitiful scoring record (though he did pick up a Champions League winner’s medal), but Real spent £56m on Kaka. His best days had been spent at Milan and the Brazilian was blighted by injury during his four years at the Bernabeu where, for the money spent (briefly a world record fee) he was pretty invisible.last_img read more


first_imgSENATOR David Norris’s bid to get the support of Donegal County Council is doomed, sources said tonight.We understand it is too late to include a nomination application from Norris in next Monday’s agenda.Norris won the support of Fingal County Council tonight. But that won’t happen in Donegal next Monday.All motions for next week’s agenda had to be included by last week and legal advice given to Donegal County Council tonight states clearly that it would be illegal for the council to allow the nomination of the senator.Asked to comment on earlier reports that the council could hold the key to Norris getting a council nomination, Cllr Dessie Larkin said: “We have looked at this today and we are told that this cannot be allowed under statutory policies, either as an inclusion in the agenda or as an emergency motion.”Even if the nomination were to go ahead, it’s likely that Fine Gael, Sinn Fein and Labour would oppose it. NORRIS DONEGAL COUNCIL BID IS DOOMED was last modified: September 20th, 2011 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:Cllr Dessie LarkinDonegal County CouncilSenator David Norrislast_img read more


first_imgDANA Rosemary Scallion may have had her supporters in Co Donegal, including a well-known Catholic priest.But now she may need some divine intervention…to pay up to €200K in election bills.Her poor showing – just 2.8% of the poll – means she can’t claim back any of the costs. Not even for that famously blown tyre!Insiders say her wealthy brother John, who has a property empire including many homes in Co Donegal, has offered to pick up the bill.DANA FACES €200,000 ELECTION DEFEAT BILL was last modified: October 30th, 2011 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:000 ELECTION DEFEAT BILLDANA FACES €200last_img read more


first_imgTERMON and Four Masters flew the Donegal flag high in their Ladies Football Ulster clashes today.Termon had easy passage in the Senior Championship while Four Masters had two points to spare in their Intermediate clashFrancie Friel’s Termon moved one step closer to another Ulster final when they delivered a comprehensive defeat to Newtownbutler on Sunday in a one sided first round tie winning by 10-09 to 1-02. Best for Termon was outstanding Nicole Mc Laughlin, Emer Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine with the McCaffertys also to the fore.Newtowbutler who battled hard against the odds had good performances from Michelle Burke, Maura Mc Donald, Aine Breen and Noelle Connolly.Termon panel was Laura Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine, Petra McCafferty, Emer Gallagher, Maria Carr, Roisin McCafferty, Olive McCafferty, Shannon McGroddy, Nicole McLaughlin, Sharon McLaughlin, Grainne McDaid, Dara Kelly, Maureen O’Donnell, Geraldine McLaughlin, Roisin Friel.Newtownbutler panel : Janine Monahan, Sinead Burke, Aine Johnston, Antoinette Rice, Cliodhna Jackman, Aine McBrien, Marcella Monahan, Denise Chapman, Danica Beattie, Caaitlinn Padain, Maria Connolly, Glenda McDonald, Erin Cadden, Noelle Connolly, Rose Connolly Four Masters progressed also against Fermanagh opposition.The Donegal Town club won 1-10 to 1-08 in a closely fought match against Lisnaskea. DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON AND FOUR MASTERS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL IN ULSTER was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:four mastersLisnaskeaNewtownbutlerTermonUlster Championshiplast_img read more

Seventh-grader’s sweet gesture

first_img Two customers at the hair salon where Keily works, Gail Monti and Barbara Penn, donated money for candy; Endeavour teachers JoDee Luna and Susan Hall donated candy; and a teacher at Kylene’s brother’s school, Monte Vista, donated paper, Keily said. Kylene and her mother made American flag die-cuts for the candy-grams, and her brother Jake helped her tape candy to the paper. Kylene put up posters advertising the candy sale around school and put a blurb about it in the school bulletin. She and friend Haley sold the candy-grams at lunchtime, sitting at a table up on a stage. “It was fun. I knew I was doing it for something good. It felt good to know they were supporting me,” Kylene said. “I think it’s pretty good for a little kid to want to help other people. We try to make them give back because they have too much anyway,” Keily said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Principal Bob Porter said he encourages public service projects and lauded Kylene’s effort. “Personally, I love to see that. Especially for middle school and adolescence, to start developing an idea of giving back to the community and just being aware of other people’s problems, I thought it was neat,” Porter said. “She got an idea herself and decided to act on it.” Kylene’s mother, Terri Keily, said her daughter decided to act after the family had gone shopping and bought items to donate to another hurricane relief effort organized by Lancaster moving firm Farley Brothers. “She wanted to do something to raise money for hurricane victims. She thought, ‘Maybe I could do something at school,”‘ her mother said. Having served as school treasurer last year, Kylene decided to sell candy-grams, a popular school fundraiser. LANCASTER – Endeavour Middle School seventh-grader Kylene Keily wanted to help hurricane victims, so she raised $352 by selling her own version of “candy-grams” at her school. Kylene asked people to donate paper and candy, and she and her 9-year-old brother, Jake, put the candy-grams together. She and friend Haley Rabiej sold them for 50 cents to a $1, depending on the size of the treat, during lunch period. “When I was just watching TV with my mom and saw the hurricane stuff, I felt bad for them,” said Kylene, 12. “I just felt really bad we had all these things and they didn’t. We had food, water and shelter and they had nothing, and so maybe if I raised money, I could try to give them food, water and clothing.” Kylene plans to present a check to the Red Cross at the Lancaster School District board meeting on Tuesday. last_img read more