Edna A. Lamppert, age 91 of Batesville, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born August 17, 1925 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Cecelia (Nee: Siefert) and Ben Fledderman. She married Robert Lamppert April 24, 1948 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana. She spent 35 years at Hill-Rom as a secretary and production scheduler, was a member of St. Anthony’s Church and a former member of the Red Hat Ladies.Edna spent a large portion of her life sewing, crocheting and quilting. Over the years, family and friends have been the recipient of treasured pieces she made. She had many interests which included playing the organ, watching the Reds and college basketball, collecting dolls and westerns. She was a huge John Wayne fan. Edna had a green thumb with plants and enjoyed working in her flower beds around the house. Being with her grandkids is what she loved most.She is survived by her husband Bob; daughters Beverly Froman of Brookville, Indiana, Darlene Trusty of New Palestine, Indiana, Pam Brown of Shelbyville, Indiana; son Dwight Lamppert of Palm Harbor, Florida; sister Marie Connolly of Dover, Indiana; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Marcella Becker, Rita Obermeyer, Ethel Obermeyer, Elvira Moorman and brothers Raymond, Urban, Walter and Victor Fledderman.Visitation is Monday, November 21st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22nd, at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Anthony’s Church Capital Improvement Fund or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.
A huge pork pie was sent to the New Zealand rugby team by pork pie manufacturer Pork Farms after it emerged the team loved the British classic.Sent to the team before their narrow 20-18 victory over South Africa, the pie was tripled layered with traditional pork meat, mustard-marinated chicken and honey-roasted ham and filled with a honey-flavoured jelly.Baked in a vintage Victorian oval tin to look like a rugby ball, the pie was then crowned with the All Blacks’ silver fern emblem and delivered to the team’s hotel base near Twickenham in a special box lined with artificial grass to resemble a rugby field.Pork Farms became aware of the Kiwi’s zest for pie after All Blacks team spokesman Joe Locke was reported in The Mirror as saying how much the team had been enjoying classic English food, citing pork pies as a prime example.Kim Burgess, head of markets for Pork Farms’ parent company the Addo Food Group, said: “Who wouldn’t be a fan of one of Britain’s best products – the pork pie?“We are delighted that the All Blacks love them as much as we do, so we had to send them Britain’s favourite pork pie from Pork Farms.”
Cloud computing is undoubtedly gaining momentum across businesses of all sizes due to its compelling promise to deliver business agility and cost savings. You might ask, “How much and where will I see those savings?”What, and where are those savings, you might ask? Well, we collaborated with Principled Technologies on a study that answers just those questions. The intention of the study is to provide considerations for assessing the impact of hybrid cloud on your business. It focuses on two areas: the business value delivered by hybrid cloud computing and a side by side comparison of two possible paths to hybrid cloud, build your own or buy a fully engineered solution.The first part of the study focuses on the business values organizations can expect to realize, specifically the cost savings and benefits of hybrid cloud computing. For a theoretical enterprise of 29,550 employees and a virtualized infrastructure of 5,000 virtual machines (VMs), Principled Technologies used industry available research and their own analysis to calculate that business benefits they could realize. For example, their findings revealed significant savings around resource optimization with up to – as much as 50% in CapEX savings , 10% associated with reclaiming inactive VMs and 2% more efficient use of software licenses as well as greater efficiencies in service delivery.Reduced complexity and increased efficiencies from automation and operational management can save IT staff time – as much as 56%, giving them the time to focus on other, more impactful business initiatives and projects. With ever increasing demands on already overtaxed resources, these savings can have a big impact on any organization.The second part of the study explores a side by side comparison of the two paths you can take to get to a hybrid cloud – build your own vs. buy an engineered solution. It includes Principle Technologies first-hand experience and analysis for both approaches. Their results revealed that the EMC engineered solution, Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, provides a 92% faster time value through an accelerated cloud implementation of infrastructure-as-a-service. Most of our customers start with infrastructure-as-a-service but to really deliver IT-as-a-service they want additional features such as data protection across multiple sites, database services, encryption and integration with their operational processes. Even though the study didn’t build a solution to deliver ITaaS, it validated much of what our customers have been telling us all along as well as our own experience. We can deliver IT-as-a-Service>50% faster than our customers can do it themselves, allowing them accelerate value to the business. Taking into account the time, effort and resources involved to design, implement, support and upgrade, the engineered solution can save as much as 67% over 3 years compared to a build your own approach.Read the full report to understand the benefits hybrid cloud can deliver to your business as well as the considerations for assessing whether to buy or build your own.
In an attempt to make the college application and selection process easier, Saint Mary’s welcomed 42 prospective Belles and their parents to campus for Senior Preview Day Monday. “What makes this day different than a traditional college visit is the girls actually get to spend the whole day with a student,” Director of Admissions Kristin McAndrew said. “They get to spend four or five hours on a one-on-one basis with a current student and attend classes within their interests.” During Senior Preview Day, the prospective students shadow a current Saint Mary’s student. The parents of prospective students also have a unique day, filled with events to help them prepare their daughters for college. “The parents actually participate in a mock admissions committee,” McAndrew said. “We break them up into groups and they review three mock applications. It allows them to see the other side of the table and see what it’s like to be in our shoes.” According to Vice President of Enrollment Management Mona Bowe, Saint Mary’s has received about 500 applications so far this year. They will begin the process of application review right after Thanksgiving. “Right now, most of our admissions counselors are still out on the road, going to high schools and college fairs,” Bowe said. “After Thanksgiving, the admissions committee begins to review applications and we will start sending out early acceptance notifications around Dec. 1.” Anna Berglund, a prospective student from Mattawan, Mich., said Saint Mary’s is currently one of her top choices for college. “I like Saint Mary’s. I like the old buildings,” Berglund said. “I came today because I wanted to go to classes and see what it’s like to spend the day on campus.” Senior Preview Day also gives prospective parents the ability to check out campus, as well as learn more about financial aid, academic programs and study abroad options. “Our daughter is considering Saint Mary’s because it is a smaller school and she wants to go into music education,” prospective parent Camille Higdon said. “She’ll get more individual attention and be closer to the faculty.” The religious aspect of Saint Mary’s is another draw for both parents and students alike. “In this day in age, we as a family believe a religious-based education is important,” prospective parent John Tentrick said. Some students will return to campus this coming Sunday for the Fall Day on Campus. “It is a more traditional open house, with sessions on financial aid, study abroad,” Bowe said. “Some professors also teach classes, so students can attend a mock class.”
Drought conditions continue to intensify across most of Georgia. Since the end of May, conditions in the southern two-thirds of the state have deteriorated from extreme to exceptional drought, the highest drought category. Portions of northwest Georgia have now entered moderate drought conditions. All counties in Georgia south of Harris, Talbot, Upson, Pike, Lamar, Monroe, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, McDuffie and Lincoln counties, inclusive, are either in extreme or exceptional drought. Soil moisture levels in the extreme and exceptional drought counties are between the first and fifth percentile. At the first percentile the soils in late June would have more moisture 99 out of 100 years. At the fifth percentile the soils would have more moisture 95 out of 100 years. The counties in exceptional drought are south and west of Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Marion, Taylor, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Johnson, Emmanuel, Treutlen, Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Coffee, Irwin, Tift, Cook, Lowndes and Echols counties, inclusive. Additionally counties classified as being in exceptional drought are Charlton, Ware, Effingham and the coastal counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn.Severe drought conditions continued or have developed in Troup, Meriwether, Spalding, Butts, Newton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro and Wilkes counties. Moderate drought conditions have continued or have developed in Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Haralson, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Madison, Elbert, Franklin and Hart.The remaining counties across north-central and northeast Georgia are classified as being abnormally dry. Streams flows across the southern half of the state are extremely low. Daily record-low flows are occurring along Pachitla Creek near Edison, the Flint River at Newton, Spring Creek near Iron City, the Alapaha River near Alapha and at Statenville, the Satilla River near Waycross, the Ocmulgee River at Lumber City and at Doctortown, Black Creek near Blitchton, and the Ogeechee River near Eden.Groundwater levels in the coastal plain are at or near record low levels for all long-term monitoring wells. Some communities in the region are drilling deeper wells to maintain water supplies. Since March, more than 370,000 acres have been scorched by wildfires in the state. Increased wildfire risk remains, and precaution must be exercised when doing any activity that could generate sparks. Preventable sources of wildfires include backyard grills, campfires and cigarettes, and also over-heated lawn equipment, farm equipment and electrical lines. Up-to-date information on dry conditions across Georgia can be found at www.georgiadrought.org. Updated weather conditions can be found at www.georgiaweather.net.