Edith A. McDaniel | Obituaries | swoknews.com - The Lawton ConstitutionSunday, January 26, 2020
Mac” McDaniel in Dallas, Texas. They moved to Ruesselsheim, Germany in 1978. They were married for 27 years until his passing in 2003 in Bad Tolz, Germany. She worked as a food service supervisor in Wiesbaden, Germany from 1978 until her retirement in May 2015 at the age of 78 years old. She moved to Lawton, Oklahoma to be with her daughter in June 2015.Edith loved life! She enjoyed gardening, festivals and going to Sam’s Club and TJ Maxx. Absolutely loved her beer second to her children… but a good beer, not watered down beer. She was a fearless, phenomenal, resilient, courageous, affectionate, funny, loving and caring mother and grandmother. Above all, she was a true Christian believing in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.She leaves behind a wonderful, cherished daughter, Sandra J. Combs of Lawton, Oklahoma, her son, Johnny L. Wood of Orlando, Florida, two Stepsons, Otis G. McDaniel, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas and LeeAndre McDaniel of Selma, California, a grandson, John W. Wood of Orlando, Florida and her three grandbabies with four paws, Snickers, Daisy, and Peanut.She is preceded in death by her mother, father, sister, brother, first husband as well as her son, Bobby L. Wood, stepson, Kevin McDaniel, and her beloved husband, Otis G. McDaniel.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Marie Detty/New Direction Pet Shelter, 317 SW C Ave Lawton, OK 73502.An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Germany's Bundesgartenschau: Come for the flowers, stay for the art, architecture, leisure - Stars and StripesTuesday, August 20, 2019
DIRECTIONS: Heilbronn is off Autobahn A6 on the Neckar River, about 40 miles north of Stuttgart, about 90 miles east of Kaiserslautern and about 100 miles south-east of Wiesbaden.Follow the BUGA logo to parking. The Heilbronn main train station is across from the grounds, about a six-minute walk to the gate.
TIMES: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 6.
COSTS: Admission is free for people under 15; 8 euros for people 16 to 25; 23 euros if you are 26 to 66; and 21 euros for seniors 67 and above. Parking is 5 euros.
FOOD: There are restaurants scattered throughout the grounds.
INFORMATION: Online: buga2019.de. Under Hauptmenu, scroll down to Service and then BUGA — Life in Bloom for information in English. Dogs are not allowed on the BUGA grounds.
A sculpture by Jaume Plensa, made of painted steel, sits among the flowers at the Budesgartenschau in Heilbronn, Germany. There are many works of art sprinkled throughout the grounds of the federal garden show.MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Germany murder: Iraqi admits Wiesbaden teenager killing - BBC NewsTuesday, April 23, 2019
A failed asylum seeker who was arrested by German police in Iraq has gone on trial accused of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old German girl in Wiesbaden.Ali Bashar, 22, admitted in court that he had strangled Susanna Feldman, but said he did not know how it happened.The May 2018 killing prompted outrage in Germany and led Chancellor Angela Merkel to call for faster deportation of failed asylum seekers.The girl's body was found two weeks after she disappeared."Everything went black before my eyes, then it all happened," the defendant told the court through an interpreter. "I don't know how it could have happened."Ali Bashar is also accused of attacking a man in a park and faces a separate trial next week for allegedly raping a girl aged 11.
Susanna Feldman's mother, Diana, was in court to hear details of her daughter's death and the indictment against Ali Bashar.Defendant gives evidenceAs the trial got under way amid tight security, the defendant gave a statement to the court in which he described how his family had fled Iraq in 2015. Speaking through an interpreter, he said ...https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47536431
LT Kaitlyn Velsvaag, 23, dies - The Ely EchoSunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC.Kaitlyn was born at Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC on April 9, 1995. She graduated from Wiesbaden High School, Wiesbaden, Germany in 2013 and received an Army ROTC Scholarship to the University of Dubuque, Iowa. In May of 2017 she graduated with Majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Minor in Military Science. After commissioning she branched Military Police (MP) and was incredibly honored to be assigned to the 503rd MP Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg. She proudly completed Airborne school in November.Kaitlyn is loved by so many for her kind and beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed.She is survived by her parents, Linnea Velsvaag and James Campbell; her father, Cory Smith; her best friend/twin sister, Kirsten George (Austin); maternal grandmother, Lana Jackson; maternal grandfather, Herman Velsvaag (Deloris); paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Jeary Smith, Richard and Marion Campbell; Uncles, John Velsvaag of Ely and Jeaf Smith; Aunts, Laura Velsvaag and Barb King (Lawrence); soul mate, Anthony Louis Reed; and a host of extended family members and friends throughout the...https://www.elyecho.com/articles/2019/02/21/lt-kaitlyn-velsvaag-23-dies
Shirley A. Grover – Cedar Rapids,formerly Independence – Mix 94.7 KMCH - kmch.comSunday, January 26, 2020
In her quiet time, she enjoyed reading and flowers.
Mrs. Grover is survived by 2 sons, Mike (Vicky) Grover of Cedar Rapids and Mark (Jason Hesse) Grover of Coralville, Iowa, 2 daughters, Patricia (Keith) Grover of Mountain View, California, and Beth (Danny) Hinde of Cedar Rapids, 2 grandchildren, Travis Grover and Josh Hinde, and 4 great granddaughters.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Paul.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Rev. David Beckman will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in Rowley Cemetery in Rowley. Friends may call for visitation from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23rd , at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/
MALHEUR MOVERS: Vale native builds business to make community blossom - malheurenterprise.comSunday, January 26, 2020
El Campo was once a routine happening in Vale but it declined over time and eventually disappeared. Rodriguez said she remembered going to the carnival as a child and linked up with Todd and Kale Hesse to revive the event.“It was time for our generation to pick it up,” said Rodriguez.Rodriguez said creating small coalitions within the community is crucial. Rodriguez said while she is involved with the community, she is just one of a large number of people who strive to make Vale a great place to live.“These community events only go on because of volunteers,” said Rodriguez. “We are surrounded by a lot of people in this community who like to give.”Rodriguez said her civic involvement can trace its roots to her youth, where she watched members of the community step up and help on a regular basis. Plus, she said, Vale has been good to her.“The community has been amazing to me,” said Rodriguez.Rodriguez and her husband, TJ, both aim to ensure their children, Thomas, Zettie, Tristan and Trent, learn how to give back to their town.Good role models, said Rodriguez, are important. “My parents, they were always giving,” said Rodriguez.The best part of her life and her business, said Rodriguez, is the people.“I get to meet some amazing people and I can go home and be blessed,” said Rodriguez.She said she also likes the variety her shop generates.“Every day there is something very interesting, every day is different,” she said.Letting people down on their orders is her worst fear, said Rodriguez.“That’s hard for me,” she said.Rodriguez said she likes her role as a local businesswoman and a volunteer.“I feel I have to do my job and if that (volunteering) is my job in this world while I am here, I will take that job,” said Rodriguez.News tip? Contact reporter Pat Caldwell: email@example.com or 541-473-3377. For the latest news, follow the Enterprise on Facebook and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE TO HELP PRODUCE VITAL REPORTING -- For $5 a month, you get breaking news alerts, emailed newsletters and around-the-clock access to our stories. We depend on subscribers to pay for in-depth, accurate news produced by a professional and highly trained staff. Help us grow and get better with your subscription. Sign up HERE.
Berlin moves to greatly reduce ‘solidarity tax’ for eastern Germany - EuronewsTuesday, August 20, 2019
We'd better invest this money in education and climate protection."Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, parliamentary party and state leader of the SPD in Hesse, also supports Scholz.What is the Soli tax?The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991, to help reconstruction of the east following the reunification of Germany in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The tax was originally supposed to be in place only for a limited time but became permanent in 1995.Initially, the solidarity rate was 7.5%, but since 1995 it has been 5.5%. In addition, the surcharge has been unlimited since 1995.Contrary to some assumptions, taxpayers in the west and east have to pay the tax.According to the Ministry of Finance, in 2018 the German state received €18.9 billion as a result.Criticism of the billAccording to the Ministry of Finance, single people with an annual gross income of up to €73,874 would not have to pay anything. From €109,451 gross annual wages, the full supplement would have to be paid.Accordingly, a family with two children and an annual income of €221,375 or more would have to pay the full solidarity surcharge. Families earning less than €151,990 gross would be exempt from the solidarity surcharge.If the draft is adopted, German citizens would then have to pay around €10 billion less in tax.Criticism comes from parties outside the coalition. Katja Kipping of Die Linke said that the CDU/CSU and SPD were making politics for the rich with their proposal.FDP General Secretary Linda Teuteberg wrote on Twitter: "The Soli is unconstitutional for everyone from 2020. So it must also be abolished for everyone. Our constitution also applies to those who in reality want tax increases, and there you have to choose the normal procedures and not the back door."Many citizens on social networks are also outraged by the fact that they still have to pay the solidarity surcharge. "The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991 for a limited period of one year. I believed that," wrote a user on Twitter.https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/13/berlin-moves-to-greatly-reduce-solidarity-tax-for-eastern-germany