Comparisons of the same leks counted in both years indicate that counts per lek were similar to last year in both survey regions and statewide. This year’s statewide average of 9.7 sharp tailed grouse per lek was similar to the long term average since 1980. The 2009 average of 13.6 was as high as during any year since 1980.

Ashlock graduated from Edward Bok Vocational High School in 1964. A teacher there remembers the former commercial art student as a “quiet gentleman.” He enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1964 and was sent to Vietnam in June 1966. The 21 year old sergeant was wounded during Operation Sutter against Viet Cong forces in December 1966, but returned to duty with a rocket unit of Company D of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

At first, Mallory worked to support existing organizations that provide necessities for African children. She held fundraisers, conducted supply drives, wrote a blog, and spoke at events. On a trip to Uganda in 2012, she met with village leaders and visited schools to learn firsthand about the needs of children there.

Poet Professor Cathryn Essinger writes, family used to make vats of cranberry relish which required getting out a meat grinder and setting it up in the basement where the mess wasn quite as hard to clean up. The cats and dogs often helped by chasing stray cranberries across the floor. Nowadays we use a food processor and make smaller quantities, but it not quite as good as those crushed berries.

Apple Watch apps can take anywhere from two to 10 seconds to launch, and some in particular such as the Maps app are especially slow to pull data over the Bluetooth connection that tethers the watch to your iPhone. The act of raising your wrist to turn on the watch display (which is always off by default) can also take a second to register, which can be disconcerting until you get used to it. Maybe it to be expected in a first generation product, but that doesn make it any less annoying..

Last year, Nisenbaum embarked on a new set of portraits during a three month residency at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where her first solo museum exhibition opened in September. The first work in that series was a group portrait of six museum security guards, “because they were the first people I met,” she said. The series includes portraits of members of local immigrant communities, such as Muslim Somali women who tend a neighborhood garden and Latino elders..

“The Public Library Management Institute has served librarians and, by extension, the library visitors they serve well for 20 years,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “The goal of this program is to help our state’s librarians provide the best possible experience they can to each person who walks through a library’s doors or accesses a library website online. I commend this year’s graduates for their hard work and dedication to improving their craft.”.