June 14, 2014
Sign up for 4-H 5K Run/Walk
Registration is open for the 2014 Wells County 4-H 5K run and walk, which starts at 7:30 a.m. July 19 at the Wells County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Entry fee is $13 for pre-race registration and $15 on race day. All proceeds will go to Wells County 4-H scholarships. Pre-race entry deadline is July 1. Entrants may register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Bluffton/WellCo4H5K or www.teamorr.org or http://www.fwtc.org Entry. forms also are available at the Wells County Public Library.
FCW golf fundraiser slated
Forgotten Children Worldwide will be holding an 18-hole golf outing to raise money for a dormitory project in Uganda. The event is slated for June 20 at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Bluffton. Registration is at 6:45 a.m., followed by a shot gun start at 7:30 a.m. For a registration form call 353-1580 or go online at http://www.ForgottenChildren.org.
Coaches pitch scores reported
Bluffton coaches pitch scores are as follows: AdamsWells 21, DeHoff Insulation 16; RAM Products 21, American Legion & The Auxiliary 16.
Four cities in 2024 race
(AP) An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.
A USOC process that began 16 months ago by sending letters to leaders in 35 cities is now at four finalists after Dallas and San Diego were scratched from the list of possible bidders.
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. Boston, San Francisco and Washington would be first-time hosts.
“Boston, LA, San Francisco and Washington have each given us reason to believe they can deliver a compelling and successful bid, and we look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities as we consider 2024,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said.
But there’s an arduous and expensive process facing any potential bid city before the International Olympic Committee awards the Games in 2017.
Over the next six months, the USOC will decide whether it even wants to try to host the Olympics. The last two U.S. candidates both suffered humiliating fourth-place finishes: New York for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago for the 2016 Games that went to Rio de Janeiro
Unlike the public, and sometimes embarrassing, domestic bid process for the 2016 Games, the USOC kept a tight lid on the group of cities under consideration in order to have more candid conversations and save money.
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