Martin Richard

first_img Martin was a Life Member of the Groves Knights of Columbus, Council 3491, Les Acadiens Du Texas and the American Legion, Post 0007. He was a skilled handy man and gardener. He had a host of friends through the years and will be missed by all who knew him.He is survived by his wife, Betty; 2 daughters, Gayle Burrows and her husband, John and Ann Richard; and a son, Keith Richard; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, November 4, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home, 5601 39th Street, Groves, Texas. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM following the visitation. Martin Richard, 88, of Austin passed away November 1, 2016 in Austin. He was born March 14, 1928 in Morse, Louisiana to Martin and Alice Hoffpauir Richard.Martin graduated high school in Morse, Louisiana in 1945 and moved to Port Arthur, Texas where he worked for Texaco Refining. He later enlisted and served 2 years in the US Navy. Upon returning home, he continued working for Texaco Chevron and retired after 40 years of service.He married Betty Landry and they were together for 66 years. Condolences may be sent at: .Services entrusted to Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas.center_img A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Texas.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial to your favorite charity.last_img read more

Cooperatives Working Together program to continue through 2018

first_imgOn June 10, the board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) voted to continue Cooperatives Working Together, the farmer-funded export assistance program, through 2018 at the current funding level of $.04 per hundredweight. NMPF developed and manages the 13-year-old self-help program, known as CWT. CWT’s extension until Dec. 31, 2018, comes at a time of increasing U.S. milk production, declining world dairy prices and increased global competition due to the removal of European Union milk quotas.advertisementadvertisement“With the United States exporting the equivalent of one-seventh of its milk production, today’s vote will help ensure that this country remains a consistent and competitive supplier of dairy products to the world,” says NMPF Board Chairman Randy Mooney, a dairy farmer from Rogersville, Missouri.“Through its vote, the NMPF board recognizes how important CWT is in helping every farmer gain access to fast-growing overseas markets,” Mooney adds. “The program remains a tremendous self-help tool for all of America’s dairy producers.”CWT is a voluntary membership program funded by contributions from 37 dairy cooperatives and more than 100 individual farmers. The money raised from the CWT membership fee of $.04 per hundredweight helps maintain U.S. exports in an increasingly competitive world market.CWT’s member cooperatives submit bids requesting help with sales in specific foreign markets. If the amount is justified, the bid is accepted and financial assistance is provided. The bidder then has six months to deliver the product to the overseas purchaser.Through the first five months of 2015 alone, CWT has helped its members contract to sell 35.1 million pounds of cheese, 26.6 million pounds of butter and 20.1 million pounds of whole milk powder. Together, these transactions will export the equivalent of 1.07 billion pounds of milk to customers in 28 countries on five continents. PDadvertisement—From National Milk Producers Federation news releaselast_img read more

Ateneo sweeps UST, nabs UAAP Season 81 volleyball crown

first_imgThe Lady Eagles got the lead early in the second set but a strong run by the Golden Tigresses gave them a 16-12 lead. Ateneo leaned on hits from De Leon, Madayag and Tolentino to gain the lead at 24-22 before the set was closed on UST error.With the UAAP title already in sight, the Lady Eagles jumped to a 16-9 lead in the third set behind Madayag and Tolentino. The Golden Tigresses rallied to tie the count at 21-all before Tolentino, Madayag and Jules Samonte put on the finishing touches for Ateneo.Cherry Rondina ended her UAAP career with 18 points, including 17 attacks, while Ejiya Laure added 10 markers for the Golden Tigresses. Also ending her UAAP career for UST was Ilongga libero Rica Rivera.BOX SCORES* ATENEO – Tolentino 15, Madayag 10, De Leon 6, Samonte 6, Gaston 5, Wong 4, Gandler 0, Ravena (L), Gequillana (L).* UST – Rondina 18, Laure 10, Viray 6, Jimenez 5, Balcorta 5, Bicar 1, Galdonez 0, Tuazon 0, Pacres 0, Galanza 0, Roldan 0, Delerio (L), Rivera (L)./PN Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles’ Kat Tolentino eludes the defense of University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses’ Cherry Rondina for a drop hit. TIEBREAKER TIMES MANILA – Ateneo Lady Eagles banked on its experience to easily stave off University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, in the do-or-die Game 3 of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals on Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Kat Tolentino led the way with 15 points, including 11 attacks, while Madeleine Madayag added 10 markers for the Lady Eagles. Isabel Beatriz “Bea” de Leon, who was hailed as Finals MVP, contributed six markers.The coronation of the Lady Eagles was a fitting send off for De Leon, Madayag and Negrense Kassandra Gequillana, who have played their final game for the Katipunan-based spikers.The Lady Eagles were off to 11-5 start but the Golden Tigresses rallied to within 12-14 but the Ateneo leaned on consecutive errors by UST to establish a 22-12 advantage for a 1-0 set edge.last_img read more

Maruyama to return to Japan tour

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Maruyama came back to play on the JGTO Tour last month and does not have any plans to return to the United States for the remainder of this season.The 39-year-old has won three titles on the PGA Tour with his last victory coming at the Greensboro Classic in 2003. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Shigeki Maruyama will return to play on the Japanese tour next year after nearly a decade plying his trade on the U.S. PGA circuit, golf sources said Thursday.Maruyama, who joined the U.S. tour in 2000 and captured his first title at the Milwaukee Open the following year, will limit himself to wild card entries in a handful of tournaments in the United States next season.last_img