first_imgOrganizers with “Drugs in our Midst” in Haywood County are taking a stand and making a scene in order to help combat drug issues in the community.The fourth annual Prayer Walk will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday Sept. 25.The walk will begin on the corner of South Main Street and Academy Streets in Waynesville near First Baptist Church. Prayer stops will be at downtown churches, the old Haywood County Court House and the Open Door food kitchen. The Prayer Walk will end at First United Methodist Church on Haywood Street.  Attendees are encouraged to wear a shirt representing their own church or bring their church banner. Bus transportation available for those unable to walk the route.There will be a strong emphasis on youth, family and schools in the prayers shared at the event. Those leading the prayers will mainly be youth and youth leaders.This year, Program Coordinator Jean Parris said she’s hoping for 600 people to show up, as the event has pulled in 450 people in past years. Parris said visibility is essential to create a strong community awareness of the fact drugs are a serious problem in the community and nation.“600 people walking through town in unity creates a powerful visual,” Parris said.Parris continued to explain why she believes a Prayer Walk is an effective way to address drug problems in the community.“God can accomplish anything, and prayer is one of the things that gives people strength to fight back. With God on their side, they are going to win. Maybe in God’s time, not theirs—but they are going to win if God’s on their side,” Parris said.last_img read more

Estrict lifts UW-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball past UW-Baraboo

first_imgMarauders now 5-8, 4-3 in WCC WestBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Joe Estrict scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball team to a 71-47 win over UW-Baraboo on Monday night at the Marauder Gym.Estrict made 13 of 16 shots from the field and was 6-for-8 from the free throw line for the Marauders, who are now 5-8 overall and 4-3 in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division.Marshfield shot 52 percent (29 of 56) from the field as it survived despite turning the ball over 31 times. Baraboo (2-13, 0-8 WCC West) shot just 19 percent (15 of 79) and made only 11 of 29 free throws.Josh Hennes added 16 points, and Devin Klein chipped in with 12 for the Marauders, who led by just one at halftime before pulling away with a 44-21 second-half advantage.UW-Marshfield hosts UW-Marathon County for a women’s-men’s doubleheader on Wednesday. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 71, Fighting Spirits 47UW-Baraboo 26 21 – 47UW-Marshfield/Wood County 27 44 – 71UW-BARABOO (47): Hudson Barsness 3-16 1-3 8, Immanuel Oby 5-16 5-11 17, Joseph Barness 1-4 0-0 2, Williams 1-12 2-7 5, Dierre Crayton 4-19 2-4 12, Branch 0-3 0-2 0, Zong Xia He 0-1 0-0 0, Christian Kamrath 1-4 1-2 3, Tyler Cardon 0-4 0-0 0. FG: 15-79. FT: 11-29. 3-pointers: 6-27 (Oby 2-7, Crayton 2-5, H. Barness 1-5, Williams 1-5, Xia He 0-1, Cardon 0-1, Branch 0-3). Rebounds: 44 (J. Barness 7). Turnovers: 19. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-13, 0-8 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (71): Hunter Busse 2-5 0-0 5, Devin Klein 4-93-4 12, Max Opelt 0-6 2-4 2, Joe Estrict 13-16 6-8 32, Sean Zillmer 1-2 0-0 2, Bryce DeSmet 0-2 0-0 0, Kwame Adam 1-1 0-1 2, Josh Hennes 8-14 0-1 16, Juarez 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 29-56. FT: 11-18. 3-pointers: 2-8 (Klein 1-2, Busse 1-4, Opelt 0-1, DeSmet 0-1). Rebounds: 53 (Estrict 16). Turnovers: 31. Fouls: 24. Fouled out: Opelt. Record: 5-8, 4-3 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division.last_img read more

Ford autonomous car to come with mini-me drone?

first_imgTags:#Autonomous car#Delivery#drone#Ford#Internet of Things#IoT#patent#traffic#transport For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Autonomous cars receive most information on traffic levels from an online mapping client, but in the future a lookout drone might provide alerts on traffic jams and accidents in real-time.That’s what a new patent application from Ford suggests, which was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week. In it, the automotive giant shows how a drone is able to provide real-time information on traffic that could give the driver early alerts and allow them to take another route before getting stuck in a jam.See Also: Autonomous cars require self-driven legal hybrid teams“The drone device is introduced to the vehicle system in order to extend the range at which the vehicle is about to obtain information on its surroundings beyond the range of any one or more sensors, visual systems and/or communications interfaces that may be onboard the vehicle,” says Ford in the patent.The drone would also be able to pick up and deliver items to the car, possibly landing on top of the roof to deliver them. Ford also mentions that the drone could be a terrestrial model or a marine model, which suggests it also wants lookout drones for boats.Ford drone option may never be widely availableThe thought of each Ford customer getting a complimentary lookout drone does seem unlikely, although it might be possible for customers of more high-end cars to receive this option. It also is completely possible that this turns out to be nothing more than a patent, as many patents do. Ford even said in a statement, “Patent applications are intended to protect new ideas but aren’t necessarily an indication of new business or product plans.”It is not the first time Ford has ventured into the world of drones. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Ford teamed up with drone maker DJI to launch a developer challenge, aimed at building a service on top of Ford’s Sync infotainment system to inspect emergency zones.Ford is also not a slacker in the autonomous car department, it is currently testing dozens of driverless cars, which now work at night. It has also been linked to Google as a potential partner in self-driving, though new reports suggest Ford might take a stab at the market alone. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts last_img read more

Howard County residents continue to deal with flooding

first_imgDozens of Howard County residents have had to leave their homes in the wake of another levee breach.It happened Saturday afternoon near Highways Z and 87.Highway 5 had to be closed as water began to creep over the road.Law enforcement had already installed a mandatory evacuation on Friday, and continued that into Saturday for residents of New and Old Franklin after the levee broke.The Missouri Department of Transportation also announced yesterday that the Route 40 Missouri River bridge that connects Cooper and Howard Counties has been closed due to flooding as well.last_img