Poker run generates cash for American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Drivers are preparing for Saturday’s Poker Run and Legacy Run to benefit from the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Chuck samples / KVOE News.

Emporas American Legion Post 5 held a special fundraiser for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship on Saturday.

This needs-based scholarship, designed for the children of U.S. military service providers who have either died while on active duty or have a disability of at least 50 percent, earned approximately $ 500.

The Legion had a fundraising cookie and sauce breakfast before the Poker Run and Legacy Run started at 10:30 am. Herb Burris, a rider from Emporia, told KVOE why he was riding.

The trip included stops in Williamsburg, Scranton, Harveyville, and Americus before returning to the Legion for a “burger burn,” awards, and prize draws.

Over 40 American Legion Riders from across Kansas were also in town to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Jerry West displays on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

Jerry West may be the man whose silhouette adorns the National Basketball Association logo, but he’s also the man responsible for turning Kobe Bryant into a Los Angeles Laker.

The eight-time NBA champion spoke to CNBC’s The News with Shepard Smith about his relationship with the former Lakers superstar and his thoughts on his late boyfriend, who will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

“I will remember [Bryant] as someone I loved like a brother. The playful moments with him, some of the fun things and the exchanges we had. Watching him start what he became, “West told CNBC.

Bryant, 41, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other people died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020.

West, a former player and 14-time NBA All-Star, coached the Lakers and eventually moved to the team’s front office. He stood behind the Lakers dynasty in the 1980s and is the proud owner of eight championship rings in his life. He is also the man credited with bringing Bryant to the Lakers after organizing a draft day deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

West recognized Bryant’s talent for basketball early on and did not shy away from the 17-year-old, even though he only played in high school.

Jerry West and Kobe Bryant salute before the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 18, 2017 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

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“We just fell in love with him. From the time we coached him in Los Angeles, and especially the second time we coached him … from then on, it’s been like, I love the way you get we this guy? “

The two developed a bond over the years. West said his son would drive around Bryant and his wife would cook him Italian food for dinner.

“He was one of the greatest players we have ever seen, but he was also one of the brightest players we have ever seen,” said West.

While Bryant achieved so much on the court, West also took pride in his extrajudicial contributions, especially when it came to helping women’s basketball.

Bryant helped give voice to the Women’s National Basketball Association and its players, and often attended games with his daughter.

“He was a bright light” for women basketball players, West said. “Whatever he did turned to gold and I think he was as a person.”

On Saturday, Bryant’s idol Michael Jordan will induct him into the Hall of Fame. From a young age, Bryant looked up to Jordan and even tried to model his game after him.

“This is going to be a historic night to honor a legendary player who is no longer with us and it just doesn’t seem right to be honest,” said West. “To have his idol there to introduce him … I think we all feel a little bit robbed.”

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’: The place Is Skyfox within the Current? | Leisure

In today’s scenes from Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1 (which released on Netflix on May 7th) we learn how one of the original superheroes, George Hutchence / Skyfox (Matt Lanter), turned against the Union. After Sheldon / The Utopian (Josh Duhamel) his ex-boyfriend thought he could do more without the Code (no killing) holding him back.

He was also reportedly the one behind the latest threat: the release of a clone of villain Blackstar (Tyler Mane) and the vision of a renewed threat from Sheldon and his son Brandon / Paragon (Andrew Horton). A twist in the finale showed that it really is Sheldon’s brother Walter / Brainwave (Ben Daniels) who is the mastermind of today’s madness. So George, Walter and Grace / Lady Liberty (Leslie Bibb) fought in the head of the (dead) Blackstar clone? Just a construct of Walter’s mind.

“It was really brilliant, really amazing storytelling,” Lanter tells TV Insider. “We have never seen George today. We don’t know where George is or what he’s doing or what kind of chaos he could hopefully wreak in season 2. “

So what do we know? After all, most of what we know about George after the flashbacks (aside from newspaper clippings) comes from the others, especially Walter, who drove the narrative that Skyfox was the one behind it all. “He left the group. Mark Millar discovered in the comics that he was a bad guy, ”says Lanter. “But I think what will be interesting to see how that works out is, of course, that the Union is calling him a villain and the world has been taught that George / Skyfox is a villain.”

But if you ask Lanter, “He thinks he’s doing the right thing and is likely to sit back or do something. Like any good bad guy, he’s justified in everything he does. I think this is a guy who has been framed and who is just hiding and hopefully he will come out in a big way when he does. “

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No, Walter doesn’t know where George is either, so framing him might have been a bit of a gamble. “But it’s a game of chance worth playing, just the joy of ruining his life,” laughs Daniels.

This is something Walter particularly likes and related to something you may have missed. “George was really hiding and it’s so fascinating to me and it’s been a source of endless conversations that I used to have with Mark Millar. He’s stealing George’s wife with a brain trick that you’ll get more of in Season 2, ”Daniels continues. “She appears really briefly in the scene with the cake on the beach. He says, “Say hello to Blackstar, darling.” This is George’s wife. He literally can’t stand George being anywhere near him for the rest of his life, so he just has to get him out of the universe. I think he hates that he doesn’t know where George is, but he loves that he’s out of his life and giving him sorrow. “

George defected and is hiding because “he lost everything,” explains Lanter. “There’s a big hole in his heart that Sheldon, Walt, and his affiliations were in.” For his character, Walter and Sheldon were his family after losing his parents.

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But they are not his only family. He also has a son, Hutch (Ian Quinlan), who is trying to find him. But every time he tries to use the power bar George gave him that can take him anywhere, he takes him to a strip club. That just shows the funny side of George, who sees “life as a theater production,” says Lanter.

Hutch may have another device by the end of the season, but it can be used to locate his MIA father. “I think there is probably a good reason for this [George] doesn’t want to be found, ”admits Lanter. “Would he approve of something? [Hutch is] to do? Probably not, but maybe there is a special little “Yes, this is my son, he’s breaking all the rules and trying to find me.”

The star is hoping there will be a second season so he can share scenes with the “charismatic” Quinlan. “I love that he and George are related. I think there are a lot of similarities, ”he adds. “I know our director of Episode 3 [Christopher J. Byrne] Ian showed some of the dailies because of my performance as George [they thought] Hutch had to bring some of the charisma that was inherent in him. “

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Added present for People Legacy Trio | Arts Leisure

VENICE – Another show by The Folk Legacy Trio has been added.

The group will perform on Monday at 7:30 p.m. along with their weekend shows. Most weekend shows are almost sold out, with only a few tickets available for a seat.

The Folk Legacy Trio consists of George Grove, Jerry Siggins and Rick Dougherty.

The three have the résumé for the song of the era. The Folk Legacy Trio sings from the folk era from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, it was said.

It includes songs from The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, The Limeliters, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, John Denver, and others.

Grove was a member of the Kingston Trio for 41 years; Rick Dougherty was a member of the Limeliters and Kingston Trio for 25 years and Jerry Siggins was the singer of The Diamonds for 27 years.

Seats are $ 35 and are available online at or by phone at 941-488-1115. The theater note cards must be purchased 24 hours in advance. The box office remains closed and the COVID-19 logs include “required face-covering and physically distant seating”.

Tickets for the 2021-22 season of the Venice Theater are available online at or by phone at 941-488-1115.

The Venice Theater is located at 140 Tampa Ave. W.