Former First Lady of Indiana Susan Bayh has died

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first_imgIndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – February 6, 2021 0 221 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleNorth Liberty man killed, several others injured in crash near Crumstown HighwayNext articleA new role for former Vice-President Mike Pence Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Former First Lady of Indiana Susan Bayh has died Pinterest (Photo supplied/Evan Bayh Committee) Former First Lady of Indiana Susan Bayh has died after a battle with cancer. She died at her bome in Virginia.The Evan Bayh Committee released the following statement:It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Susan Breshears Bayh after a long and courageous fight against glioblastoma and its complications.  Susan was an incredible person who led a life full of love, courage, and accomplishment.Susan excelled academically and professionally.  She earned a degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from the University of Southern California.  She practiced law at two of our nation’s most distinguished law firms, at Eli Lilly (Indiana’s largest employer), and served on the board of directors for several companies in biotechnology, telecommunications, and healthcare.She served on the Board of Trustees at Butler University and taught as a visiting professor for several years in the fields of business, environmental affairs, and law.  She also served on the Dean’s Council at Indiana University’s Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  In addition, she worked as Adjusted Professor for her law school alma mater, USC, placing law students in public service internships and providing mentorship.  In 1994, Susan was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the International Joint Commission and served for six years overseeing issues arising between the United States and Canada.  Susan was the 46th First Lady of Indiana and the youngest in 150 years, assuming the role when only 29 years old.  She worked tirelessly to support her husband’s initiatives and established a 401(c)3 charitable organization to combat adult illiteracy in the Hoosier state.  She made countless speeches, gave numerous interviews, and attended innumerable public events as an active First Lady.  Governor Bayh would often say that “Hoosiers voted for Susan’s husband.”She was beautiful.  She was selected Miss Southern California in 1978, was a princess in the Rose Bowl Parade that year, and was a cheerleader at Cal her senior year in college.Susan was a model of courage and resilience in the face of overwhelming adversity.  Throughout her 2-year, eight-month battle against cancer, she never once complained or expressed self-pity.  Despite a multitude of hardships, she continued to display her exuberance, happiness, and love for others.  Her fortitude was truly unbelievable and an example for us all.But above all, Susan was a loving spouse, mother, child, sibling, and friend.  She and her husband, Evan, were happily married for more than 35 years.  They were blessed with twin sons, Beau and Nick, and the couple became the first Governor and First Lady to have children while in office in the last century.  Their sons are both officers in the United States military, have undergraduate degrees from Harvard University, and are currently completing degrees at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School respectively.  There has never been a more devoted and loving mother or spouse than Susan Bayh.Susan’s passing leaves the world a darker place, but Heaven has gained a shining star and the firmament will be the brighter for her presence there.  We will love and miss her always.  Susan is survived by her husband, Evan, her sons, Nick and Beau, her parents, Bob and Carol Breshears, and her siblings, Bob Jr., Ann, and Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews.###A memorial service will be held when health conditions allow.  In lieu of flowers, the Bayh family requests that contributions be made to the Bayh Family Scholarship through the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs School at Indiana University. Donations can be made HereA video memorial of Susan can be found Here.Messages of condolence to the Bayh family can be left at (317) 643-2312.Governor Eric J. Holcomb gave the following statement:“Janet and I were saddened to learn about the passing of former First Lady Susan Bayh. She was an extraordinary and radiant public servant, wife, mother and friend, who leaves a remarkable impact on our state and nation. I ask all Hoosiers to join us in praying and being there for the Bayh family.” WhatsApplast_img read more

Mission at the Eastward sets new direction for 2021

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first_imgVolunteers during last summer’s housing program.FARMINGTON – As with many non-profit organizations, COVID-19 brought difficult challenges to Mission at the Eastward in 2020. Quickly changing programs to insure safe socially distanced environments, while maintaining the state of Maine’s and CDC’s guidelines and paying attention to governmental restrictions, although necessary, put a strain on MATE’s work, programming, leadership, and the non-profit’s resources. Despite this, MATE’s many loyal supporters have put MATE in a good financial position to move forward in 2021. Planning is now underway for the summer ahead, while MATE’s leadership acknowledges there are still many unknown factors that could affect programming in 2021.Priorities can shift during times of crisis and change for a non-profit, so this past year, the MATE Board embarked on a sustainability study looking at the impact, finances, infrastructure needs and safety and liability issues of the organization and its programming that needed to be addressed. As a result of the study, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close the camping program known as Camp at the Eastward. While this program has been beloved by many, for over a decade, financial resources, interest and attendance has been dwindling, and it was anticipated that COVID concerns could potentially close down the camping season in 2021 as it did in 2020 for safety and health reasons. Because MATE wants to continue to enrich the lives of youth by supporting camping experiences, MATE will be joining with Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH to promote camping opportunities for youth from CATE communities at that location. It is MATE’s intent to offer camping scholarships for those in need so that youth can still have a wonderful camping experience this upcoming summer.For 2021, MATE will focus its time, energy and resources on the housing and repair ministry, emerging programs that seek innovative solutions to homelessness, and reassessing its youth enrichment programming, MATE Youth Connection. More specific information will be forthcoming during the coming months.MATE is a non-profit organization based in Central Western Maine, with a 60-year history. Each summer, teams of volunteers take on housing repair and renovation work, which benefits low-income households, the elderly, veterans, people with disabilities, and others unable to afford necessary work. Supported primarily by donors, volunteer groups, grantors, church mission partners and local businesses and organizations, people partner with MATE annually in this work, coming from all over the Northeast.Anyone interested in MATE should contact Rev. Thea Kornelius, MATE’s Executive Director at: Mission at the Eastward PO Box 206 Farmington, Maine 04938, 207-778-4705 or email her at: [email protected] Tax deductible contributions are also welcomed by visiting the website www.missionattheeastward.org and clicking on the Donate button or donate by mail to the address above. There is also a monthly newsletter, MATE Matters, which can be requested.last_img read more

Forster enjoying life at Saints

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first_imgAdam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw may have left Southampton in the summer, but Fraser Forster credits the England trio for helping him take up the “fantastic opportunity” to move to St Mary’s. Press Association But, even though the season may still be in its infancy, such talk already looks wide of the mark, with Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win at Arsenal making it five successive wins in all competitions. That form sees Ronald Koeman’s men sit second in the Barclays Premier League, with the Dutchman making light work of blending in eight summer acquisitions. “The atmosphere in the training room is something really special,” summer signing Forster said. “There is a real kind of togetherness. Everyone is a great lad. “As soon as you walk in the door you’re made to feel really welcome, that is key when you come to a new club, everyone helps you settle. “There is that real togetherness and that eagerness for the players to perform and to help each other out. We’ve all settled really quickly. “It’s been a great start, but it’s only a start and it’s important we keep moving forward.” Forster left behind Champions League football with Celtic to move south of the border, with the £10million deal making him the most expensive British goalkeeper of all-time. He insists the move was not related to ambitions of usurping Joe Hart as England’s number one, but instead more about the chance to try his hand at top-flight football in his homeland. Saints endured a summer of upheaval, with manager Mauricio Pochettino swiftly followed out of the door by a host of key players. Lallana, Lambert and Dejan Lovren all joined Liverpool, while Shaw moved to Manchester United and Calum Chambers left for Arsenal. In the wake of the exodus l eading bookmakers dramatically cut the odds on the south coast side being relegated. “For me, it’s important to come down and play Premier League football,” Forster said. “Just to come and do as well as I can for Southampton, first and foremost. “I felt it was the right time and it was a fantastic opportunity and one that I could never have turned down. “It’s a fantastic club to play for and everyone said that. I spoke to Adam Lallana quite a lot in the summer and as soon as the opportunity arose he was very complimentary about the club and said I’d love it. “I’m delighted that was the choice I made. It’s important that I play well week by week and see where it takes me.” Lallana, Shaw and Lambert all spoke glowingly about Saints, with the latter’s success something he would love to replicate. “Five years ago me and Rickie were at Bristol Rovers,” Forster said. “It’s been good to be at a World Cup together five years on. “He’s a top player. He sums up what you can do at this club. He’s really performed well. He’s been an absolute legend for this club coming up through the divisions. “I can’t speak highly enough of the England boys who were here last season and they have not got a bad word to say about the place. They will be the first ones to say what a fantastic club it is to play for.” last_img read more