Pirate Parrot, Phillie Phanatic Prep For ‘1-4-3 Day’ With Video May 21, 2019 Holidays, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic joined Governor Tom Wolf in celebrating the release of a video encouraging acts of kindness for “1-4-3 Day,” which is set for Thursday, the 143rd day of 2019. The video shows both mascots engaging in acts of kindness in honor of Fred Rogers, who used 1-4-3 to represent the number of letters in “I love you.”“I commend the Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic for taking the time to help others, which as they show can be simple as holding the door or sharing a cup of coffee with someone,” said Gov. Wolf. “I encourage all Pennsylvanians to embody the kindhearted spirit of Fred Rogers on Thursday. A little kindness goes a long way.”The governor signed a resolution declaring May 23, 2019, 1-4-3 Day in honor of Fred Rogers, best known for his show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A variety of businesses, organizations and individuals will be participating in acts of kindness to honor Rogers.Anyone seeking ideas for spreading kindness can visit pa.gov/143-day to use a kindness generator, which includes simple but impactful ways to brighten someone’s day. The website will also include a kindness tracker, which will tally the number of good deeds shared on Twitter using the hashtag #143DayinPA. Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to share their participation by joining the official Facebook event. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Paula Kaye Cranfill, 66, of Greensburg passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her home. She was born at Moores Hill on April 29, 1950 the daughter of Loren and Clara Campbell Beggs. Survivors include two sons Kris (Mendey) Cranfill of Versailles and Brian Cranfill of St. Augustine, Florida; one daughter Jamie Copeland of Aurora; two sisters Wanda of Florence, Kentucky and Lori Hunter of Greensburg. Mrs. Cranfill was a 1968 graduate of Moores Hill High School. She was employed with Hitachi in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Doug Norman of The Bridge of Hope officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
The Scarlets won for the first time in five visits to Ireland, holding off Connacht’s frantic finish to triumph 24-21 in Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash at the Sportsground. Press Association Having trailed 24-9, Pat Lam’s men produced a late spurt as full-back Gareth Owen became the third Scarlets player to be yellow-carded during this exciting encounter. But Connacht were unable to conjure up a match-winning score and their seventh defeat saw them remain rooted to the bottom of the table. Winger Frazier Climo scored a try on his league debut to edge the Scarlets 10-9 ahead at half-time after Connacht fly-half Craig Ronaldson had converted three penalties. Further tries from Jacobie Adriaanse and Gareth Davies strengthened the Llanelli side’s hand and, although Matt Healy and Jason Harris-Wright touched down for Connacht, the visitors deservedly took the spoils. Connacht were rewarded for their early endeavour when Ronaldson knocked over his first two shots at the posts, with Jake Heenan and Kieran Marmion both prominent. The Scarlets – hampered by international call-ups as well as a series of handling errors – improved as the first half wore on and Aled Thomas punished Connacht captain Craig Clarke for not rolling away in the 21st minute. But Simon Easterby’s charges were under intense pressure after Heenan and Marmion played their part in an attack that almost led to a try for debutant number eight Eoghan Masterson. Cynical play close to the Scarlets line led to prop Adriaanse being sin-binned, however the Connacht try that looked so likely during this period never came. A third Ronaldson penalty was their only reward and the Scarlets stung them with a late try before the break. Gareth Davies did well to create the opportunity with a dummy pass, allowing newcomer Climo to pick a good line and finish in comfortable fashion to the left of the posts. Thomas’ conversion moved the visitors ahead for the first time, and referee Matteo Liperini angered Connacht when he blew for half-time while they seemingly had a penalty advantage. Their frustration grew when the Scarlets pack rumbled over from a lineout maul with prop Adriaanse getting the touchdown. The try came after Ronaldson missed touch from a penalty and was off target from a 40-metre penalty. Thomas added the extras to the visitors’ second try and he turned their third into a seven-pointer too, the well-drilled Scarlets upping the ante with Davies sniping through for a deserved score from close range. Connacht, now 15 points adrift, got a lifeline when Healy scooped up a loose pass and sprinted clear to run in an intercept score which Ronaldson converted. The Scarlets stuttered again when Aaron Shingler was yellow-carded for pulling back Heenan and replacement Dan Parks booted the penalty to touch, setting up a well-constructed drive that led to hooker Harris-Wright crashing over. Unfortunately for the home fans, Parks missed the kick to make it a one-point game and the Scarlets’ stubborn grip on the match points could not be relinquished. In a breathless finish, Connacht failed to profit from a brilliant 60-metre break from replacement Fionn Carr and the ball then beat Climo into touch as he hunted for his second try. Lam’s side exerted more pressure in the dying minutes, after full-back Owen was sin-binned for a late tackle on Healy, but the Welsh side managed to keep them out.