Charles Ellis, 85, formerly of Conway Springs: Oct. 25, 1933 – Jan. 19, 2019

first_imgCharles EllisCharles W. Ellis, 85 formerly of Conway Springs, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Wichita, KS.He was born October 25, 1933 at Haviland, Kansas to Howard Robert Ellis and Eva May (Griffin) Ellis. Charles grew up in Haviland where he attended the local public schools. He graduated from Haviland High School with the class of 1951 before attending Kansas State University for three semesters.On January 29, 1953, he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served his country as a member of the Signal Corp as a Field Radio Repairman and in Wing Aircraft repair. He was honorably discharged on January 13, 1956 and returned to continue his education at Wichita University.Charles went to work for Stromberg Carlson Company in August of 1957 working in telephone central office installation for the next 2 1/2 years all over the country.He was united in marriage to Lucille Virginia (Melson) on November 29, 1957 at Pratt, Kansas. They moved to Conway Springs on November 27, 1959 following the purchase of the local telephone exchange by his family.Charles soon became very active in community work in Conway Springs. He served on the Conway Springs City Council for 10 years from 1961 -1971 and was a charter member of the Conway Springs Chamber of Commerce, serving as presidents several terms.Charles was a charter member of the Conway Springs Ambulance Volunteer Ambulance Crew.  He was elected the first Conway Springs Ambulance Director in 1969 and held the position for 18 years. Charles supervised, recruited and assisted in training numerous volunteers throughout his tenure.  Charles was instrumental in requesting the great support from the community for good Emergency Medical Service that has and still exists today. On December 31, 1987, Charles retired from EMS after 26 years of EMS volunteer participation.Although the first telephone service was on a two party line strung on fence posts, it progressed in Conway Springs due to the Ellis.’  Charles’ family bought the exchange from the Sedgwick Telephone Co. in October of 1959. They made extensive rebuilding and improvements over the years, including burying all rural lines, and upgrading service to one party in 1975.  A Mobile Telephone system was installed in 1962 and upgraded to a modern IMTS System in 1976. Haviland purchased the long-distance facilities from Southwestern Bell and completed a major remodeling of their business office at 211 W. Spring Ave in 1979.In January 1984, Kansas Cellular Telephone Co. was formed as a partnership between Haviland Telephone Co. along with two other companies. The organization signed an agreement with SW Bell to institute Cellular Mobile Telephone service to the Wichita-El Dorado area. This was a revolutionary new concept and placed Haviland Telephone Co in on the ground floor of a technology that changed wire communications forever. Charles served the company as president from 1982 until his retirement in December of 1991.Charles was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Conway Springs where he was an Elder and past clerk of session for many years.  He served the church in numerous capacities as a committeeman and assisted on numerous boards.Charles served on the Conway Springs Board of Education from 1971 – 1973. He also sang in his church choir, in a men’s quartet and CS Community Chorus for many years.Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one son Dale Ellis, one sister Norma Jones.He is survived by his wife Lucille Ellis; one son Kenneth Ellis of Wichita; two daughters: Elaine Ellis of Belleview, Neb.; Lisa (Leland) Bittle of Andover; one brother Robert Ellis of Haviland, Kans.; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be conducted at conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from the United Methodist Church, Conway Springs, with the Rev. Bryce Hansen and Pastor Jason Lowery officiating.  Interment will follow in Conway Springs Cemetery, Conway Springs, Kansas.  Arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. On line condolences and guest book are available have been established with the Conway Springs EMS or to Angel Flight.last_img read more

‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

first_imgNEW YORK | Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.“Beauty and the Beast” blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last year, Disney’s “Finding Dory” debuted with a then-PG-best $135 million.“Beauty and the Beast” felled many other records, too. It’s the year’s top opening so far and a new best for March releases, and it ranks seventh all-time, not accounting for inflation. This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Disney via AP) This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Disney via AP) This image released by Disney, Josh Gad, left, and Luke Evans appear in a scene from, “Beauty and the Beast.” (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP) The film, made for about $160 million, is the latest effort by Disney to re-create one of its animated classics with live action and digital effects. The makeover of the 1991 Oscar-winning film follows previous live-action remakes such as “Alice in Wonderland,” ”Cinderella,” ”Maleficent” and last year’s “The Jungle Book.” Many more are on the way, too, including those for “Dumbo,” ”Mulan,” ”Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”“Nostalgia is a very powerful driver for these films,” said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney. “What’s exciting here is there is an opportunity to see these beloved stories in a way that’s never been seen before, but you get to build that on the foundation of something that’s very familiar.“But you don’t get to $170 million because of nostalgia,” Hollis added. “You have to ultimately make these movies great.”“Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, found widespread acclaim and some backlash for including what has been called Disney’s first openly gay character. Josh Gad plays Gaston’s sidekick, LeFou, who has a very brief “exclusively gay moment,” as Condon described it, late in the film.Though many applauded the character’s subtle twist as overdue progress, some derided it. An Alabama drive-in theater canceled showings before owners screened the film. And after Malaysian censors required an edit of the scene, Disney pulled the film from release in the predominantly Muslim nation. An appeal is to be heard this week.None of that dragged down the movie’s massive opening. It took in $180 million overseas, including $44.8 million in China, Disney said.Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, said any backlash may have only helped “Beauty and the Beast,” which he predicts will eventually top $1 billion globally.“As quote-unquote controversies go, this was a real tempest in a teapot,” Dergarabedian said. “This obviously had zero impact on the movie. In fact, those who raise awareness of a movie for whatever reason are generally only helping that movie do better business. I don’t think that was going to dissuade anyone except the most narrow-minded from seeing this film.”“Beauty and the Beast,” featuring the songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, also got a boost from good word-of-mouth and largely good reviews.Other studios stayed clear of the Disney juggernaut. Last week’s top film, Warner Bros.’ “Kong: Skull Island,” slid to second place with $28.9 million in its second week. The King Kong relaunch has thus far earned $110.1 million domestically.Fox’s R-rated “X-Men” spinoff “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman, added $17.5 million in its third week to bring its total to $184 million. With “Logan” in third place, the horror sensation “Get Out” slid to fourth and continued to drive audiences. The Jordan Peele directorial debut, from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, earned $13.3 million, making its four-week total $133.1 million.The only film that tried to open nationwide against “Beauty and the Beast” was the micro-budget horror release “The Belko Experiment,” from Blumhouse Pictures. It earned $4.1 million in 1,341 theaters (or about a third the theaters “Beauty” played in).Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel, “T2: Trainspotting,” from Sony Pictures debuted in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles, earning $180,000 for a strong per-theater average of $36,000. The sequel to the much-loved 1996 original, which later expands nationwide, has already made more than $20 million in the U.K.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Beauty and the Beast,” $170 million ($180 million international).2. “Kong: Skull Island,” $28.9 million ($38.5 million international).3. “Logan,” $17.5 million ($31.5 million international).4. “Get Out,” $13.3 million ($2.9 million international).5. “The Shack,” $6.1 million.6. “The Lego Batman Movie,” $4.7 million ($2.4 million international).7. “The Belko Experiment,” $4.1 million.8. “Hidden Figures,” $1.5 million ($3.5 million international).9. “John Wick: Chapter Two,” $1.2 million ($2.1 million international).10. “Before I Fall,” $1 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Beauty and the Beast,” $180 million.2. “Kong: Skull Island,” $38.5 million.3. “Logan,” $31.5 million.4. “A Dog’s Purpose,” $12 million.5. “Sing,” $9.1 million.6. “Split,” $6.8 million.7. “Moana,” $4.6 million.8. “Badrinath Ki Dulhania,” $4 million.9. “La La Land,” $3.7 million.10. “Hidden Figures,” $3.5 million.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: .last_img read more

Three times a winner

first_imgBy Gavin Stubbs In a performance that belied her years, claiming jockey Caitlin King put on a master class riding…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bin decor or eyesore?

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Weekend Galway GAA Club results

first_imgHURLING RESULTS: Salthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship semi finalsGort 1-10 Craughwell 0-13 Liam Mellowes 0-13 Cappataggle 1-9McGettigans Bar Intermediate Hurling Championship relegationAnnaghdown 6-17 Clarinbridge 3-7Intermediate Hurling League semi finalOranmore-Maree 8-18 An Spideal 5-7Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging U15 C Hurling Championship – Group 1 Shield FinalAnnaghdown 5-5 Ballinderreen 2-5center_img FOOTBALL RESULTS:Connacht Club football championship semi final:Corofin 2-15 St Brigids 1-14 AETDivision 2 Football LeagueKilkerrin-Clonberne 1-11 Micheal Breathnach 2-6St Michael’s 1-13 Monivea-Abbey 0-9Annaghdown 1-11 Caltra 0-5Division 4 football LeagueWilliamstown 0-11 Clonbur 0-9Ard Ri Hotel Division 8 football league North finalOranmore-Maree 2-7 Glenamaddy 0-12Keogh Accountancy Group U21 A Football Championship West semi finalMoycullen 1-11 Barna 0-13WERS Waste U16 Football Division 2A Shield FinalOughterard 1-17 Kilconly 3-4print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

GAA announce referee panels for 2018 Championships

first_imgHurling – Liam MacCarthy Championship panel of 10:Sean Cleere (Cill Chainnigh)Fergal Horgan (Tiobraid Árann)John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)Alan Kelly (Gaillimh)Diarmuid Kirwan (Corcaigh)Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)James McGrath (An Iarmhí)Johnny Murphy (Luimneach)Paud O’Dwyer (Ceatharlach)James Owens (Loch Garman) Football – Championship Panel of 18:Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)Barry Cassidy (Doire)David Coldrick (An Mhí)Niall Cullen (Fear Manach)Maurice Deegan (Laois)David Gough (An Mhí)Jerome Henry (Maigh Eo)Padraig Hughes (Ard Mhacha)Sean Hurson (Tír Eoghan)Fergal Kelly (An Longfort)Conor Lane (Corcaigh)Martin McNally (Muineachán)Joe McQuillan (An Cabhán)Noel Mooney (An Cabhán)Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)Derek O’Mahony (Tiobraid Árann)Cormac Reilly (An Mhí) The GAA has announced its panel of referees for this summer’s football and hurling championships. Monaghan’s Martin McNally (football) and Limerick’s Johnny Murphy (hurling) are the two new officials to come in, with Marty Duffy (Sligo) and Brian Gavin (Offaly) having retired from the panel at the end of last year. The Referee and Linesman Panels for the 2018 Championship are as follows Hurling – Joe McDonagh Cup and Christy Ring Cup Panel of 16:Peter Burke (Cill Chainnigh)James Connors (Dún nan Gall)Colum Cunning (Aontroim)Alfie Devine (An Iarmhí)Liam Gordon (Gaillimh)Justin Heffernan (Loch Garman)David Hughes (Ceatharlach)Shane Hynes (Gaillimh)John Keane (Gaillimh)Cathal McAllister (Corcaigh)Rory McGann (An Clár)Paatrick Murphy (Ceatharlach)John O’Brien (Laois)Johnny Ryan (Tiobraid Árann)Sean Stack (Áth Cliath)Thomas Walsh (Port Láirge) Football – Championship Linesman Panel of 8:James Bermingham (Corcaigh)Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara)Liam Devenney (Maigh Eo)Paul Faloon (An Dún)Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)James Molloy (Gaillimh)Padraig O’Sullivan (Ciarraí)Barry Tiernan (Áth Cliath) Hurling – Nicky Rackard Cup and Lory Meagher Cup Panel:Kevin Brady (An Lú)James Clarke (An Cabhán)Aiden Ferguson (Fear Manach)Thomas Gleeson (Áth Cliath)Kevin McGeeney (Ros Comáin)Gearóid McGrath (Loch Garman)Chris Mooney (Áth Cliath)Gavin Quilty (Cill Chainnigh)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Jack Grealish reckons he’d have made England squad if Spurs move went through

first_imgJACK GREALISH believes he would be in the England squad by the end of the year if his move to Tottenham had not fallen through.The Villa midfielder looked Spurs-bound before the Championship club were taken over in July, but the new regime headed by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens refused to sell.4 Jack Grealish reckons he’d have made the England squad if he joined SpursCredit: Action ImagesGrealish, 23, admitted: “At the start of the season, my head was a bit swivelled.“At Hull, I was 95 per cent sure it was going to be my last game. I waved to the fans when I got taken off as I thought I was going. Even on the Thursday morning of the transfer window, I thought I was leaving.“Before the new owners [arrived], Villa needed the money so I kind of accepted that me going would save the club. I think the fans would have taken that, too, because we needed the money.“I felt that if I’d gone there I could have maybe been in the England squad by the end of the year.4 The midfield ace saw his Tottenham move fall through over the summerCredit: Getty“Of course, it was unsettling. It could have got done, but for whatever reason it didn’t.“They [Spurs] weren’t willing to pay what Villa wanted at the time. But the new owners came in and they changed everything.Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Grealish added: “Of course, there’s going to be disappointment there. You’ve just got to look at what Spurs have done this season.“They’ve beaten Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford, they’re playing Barcelona in the Champions League next week.”Full Premier League weekend preview including Chelsea v Liverpool and Man City v Brighton 4 Grealish has since penned a new deal with Aston VillaCredit: Reuters4 The youngster admits he was disappointed not to move to North LondonCredit: GettyMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifelast_img read more

Manchester United forecasts record revenue for 2019

first_imgEnglish football club Manchester United forecast record revenue for 2018-19, despite having dropped off the early pace in the new Premier League season.United, whose squad includes World Cup winner Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Alexis Sanchez, said revenue is expected to be between 615 million pounds and 630 million pounds in the year to next June.Its revenue for 2017-18 also came in at a record 590 million pounds despite a slowdown in the fourth-quarter, due to a dip in commercial and broadcasting revenue.“Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market,” Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement.There have been media reports of behind-the-scenes discord between Woodward and team manager Jose Mourinho, over the club’s recruitment policy.Revenue for the three months ended June 30 fell 16 percent to 147.6 million pounds, as United’s failure to progress beyond the round-of-16 in the lucrative UEFA Champions League contrasted with the previous year, when they won the second-tier Europa League.The club is currently seventh in the English Premier League, eight points behind early leaders Liverpool and six behind cross-town rivals and reigning champions Manchester City.City, owned by Arab billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, won the league with a 19-point margin over United last season and is now looking to close the gap on the ‘Red Devils’ off the pitch as well.Earlier this month, it posted revenue of 500.5 million pounds and profit of 10.4 million pounds for the year ended June 30.United’s adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the year are expected to be between 175 million pounds and 190 million pounds compared with 177.1 million pounds reported for 2017-18.last_img read more

‘Nobody will come and nobody will go out’ – Man City rule out January deals

first_img Manuel Pellegrini 1 Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City will not make any signings this month and has ruled out Wilfried Bony leaving the club.The City boss has been tipped to launch a move for a striker in the January window, with suggestions Bony could head back to his former club Swansea.But Pellegrini insists he is happy with his current squad, telling reporters on Friday: “Our squad is complete. Nobody will come and nobody will go out.“We have options until the last day, but at the moment, no news.”Bony has struggled to make an impact since his £28million move from Swansea last January and Sergio Aguero has regularly been sidelined by injury.But Pellegrini says he has faith in his current strikeforce and insists 19-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho has proved he is ready to take his chance when it comes.“Kelechi has been involved from the first game of this season. He’s in the squad because he’s important in that position,” he said.“It’s important for him that when he has the opportunity to play, to do it in the way he did in the last game against Norwich.“He’s the answer for a lot of questions that you asked before about whether we need to bring in another striker – the other striker is Kelechi.”last_img read more

Maradona leaves Federer in tears with emotional message calling him ‘the greatest’

first_img Hard to kill MAIN ATTRACTION Isaiah Thomas banned by the NBA after confronting fan for abusing him over a ‘Frosty’ Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect what? Tennis legend Roger Federer broke down in tears following an emotional message from Diego Maradona.The former Barcelona and Argentina star was invited to watch Federer, who is playing a series of exhibition matches with Alexander Zverev in a tour of South America, but could not make it.Instead, Maradona sent a video message, which was aired on the big screen as Federer was on the court, calling the 20-time Grand Slam champion ‘the greatest’. low blow Watch New York Jets quarterback get punched in the groin by opponent Tickets for McGregor’s UFC comeback fight sell out in only three minutes advisor Roger Federer welled up after hearing Diego Maradona’s praise Una de las perlitas de Federer de ayer: ¡Vio a un hincha sacar una foto y POSÓ PARA ÉL! 😂👏👏👏— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) November 21, 2019 ‘His punch power is 10 out of 10’ – What it’s like to take a Deontay Wilder punch SHOCK Steve Harmison picks his starting XI for first Test against South Africa Meet Russian brute Evgeny Romanov, the only man to knock out Deontay Wilder line-up LATEST SPORT NEWS UPDATED ¡LOCURA POR ROGER!Federer firmó autógrafos, se sacó fotos y recibió el cariño de algunos de sus miles de fans que lo disfrutaron en Parque Roca.— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) November 21, 2019 STOPPED “I think in 2009 I questioned it for the first time. [It’s been] ten years and here I am. I’m exactly where I wanted to be at this age.“It is a lot of work to stay. I expected to play until 35-36 and here I am, in a new dimension.”Federer is playing friendly matches with Zverev in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador in an attempt to bring more top level tennis to South America.There is no doubt he is the star attraction, receiving the kind of attention Maradona is accustomed to, while he also joked with a fan on court by posing for various photographs much to the delight of the crowd. Boxing schedule 2020, all major upcoming fights and results Sami Callihan: ‘once in a lifetime’ matchup with Tessa Blanchard Steve Harmison says James Anderson will help Jofra Archer develop as Test bowler El saludo de Diego Maradona para Roger Federer. Del más grande futbolista de todos los tiempos, al más grande tenista de todos los tiempos.— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) November 20, 2019He said: “Hello master, machine, like I call you.“You were, you are, and will always be the greatest. There is no other like you.“I want you to know that if you have any kind of trouble in my country, you can call me and tell me what you need.”Maradona’s kind words left Federer in tears on the court.Despite being almost 40, the Swiss star insists he has no plans to retire soon.Federer said: “My retirement is going to depend on my health. At this moment I see no reason to stop. 1 Getty Images – Getty POWER last_img read more