THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS!AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!
Game Five of the 2008 World Series to be resumed tonight 10/29/2008 12:21 PM ETMLB PHILADELPHIA -- Game Five of the 2008 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies will resume tonight at Citizens Bank Park, Major League Baseball announced today. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. (ET). The Phillies will be coming to bat to start the bottom of the sixth inning with the game tied, 2-2.Game Six, if necessary, is scheduled for Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Exchange Club Fair returns to AlbanySome 17 Albany organizations will benefit from the five-day event.CATHY HIGGINS firstname.lastname@example.org ALBANY — The days have grown shorter, and the weather in the Good Life City is cooler. Sure indications that it’s time, once again, for the Exchange Club Fair. The 62nd annual event is set to open Tuesday and run through Nov. 8 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, located at 810 S. Westover Blvd. Opening ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday kick off the five-day fair. Then Tuesday-Thursday, the carnival opens at 3 p.m. Friday the fun starts at 2 p.m., and on Saturday activities begin at 9 a.m. The parking lot opens an hour prior to the carnival each day. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 4 feet tall. But on Tuesday, all children are admitted for free from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Parking is free for visitors and $15 for solicitors and delivery trucks. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit 17 Albany nonprofit organizations, including Liberty House and Salvation Army. Of course, the Exchange Club Fair features a variety of midway rides. But participants can also enjoy midway entertainment each day, including the Buffalo Bill Barfield Show, Eudora’s Exotic Petting Zoo. And that’s not all. “They should expect good entertainment, good food and lots of rides,” Exchange Club Fair spokesman A.J. Nobles said in a recent telephone interview. Returning this year are the Hillside Mini Tractor Pull, as well as livestock attractions the 4-H and FFA Lamb and Beef Cattle shows. For more information, call (229) 436-8827 or visit http://www.exchangeclubfair.org/.
Granville Trimper, who died early Monday at age 79, was vice president and manager of Trimper's Rides on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. He was a member of the resort's Town Council for 18 years, a Worcester County commissioner and briefly served as interim mayor of Ocean City. (Times file photo)
A photo journal By Lindsey Key PHOTOS BY LINDSEY KEY / THE MERIDIAN STAR
A week ago I had a photo assignment for the front page. I was going to the Cole Bros. Circus. It was my first time to attend a circus! I was so excited for this assignment. When I got there, I felt like little child standing in awe. The color, the smell and the sounds rushed over me as I walked through the gate. The feeling was amazing. During the show I found myself watching the performance, more often than not, instead of taking the photos I needed for work. That's when I got the idea to follow the circus to Jackson. I wanted to document the excitement I felt when I went for what I thought was my first time. My mom later told me I had gone before when I was 3. How can a 3 year old remember anything about the circus? The color, smell and sounds would be the most a child that small could remember ... especially me. Then the idea completely revealed itself. My statement was now to show what happens behind the curtains ... to get a glimpse of how these families live and travel together. I wanted to show the fantasy side of the circus — the side we all dream about as kids, the same side we remember as adults. When our memory fails us and all is left is a blur. I hope you all enjoy the photos. http://www.meridianstar.com/local/local_story_296175434.html