Lestle Joyce Hollingsworth, 80, Belle Plaine: Dec. 4, 1935 – August 9, 2016

first_imgLestle HollingsworthLestle Hollingsworth was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Tulsa, Okla. to Velma Conklin and Joyce Randall Hollingsworth. He was the second of their four sons.His family also lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. for a year before returning to their family farm in Belle Plaine where Lestle spent most of his school years. In 1953 he was a second generation graduate of Belle Plaine High School. He then attended Wichita State University, majoring in music education and voice. He was proud of his years as a drum major both in high school and college.He traveled the world extensively working as a church missionary. His Campaigns for Christ included trips to Bogota, Columbia, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, South Africa, Adelaide, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Lestle and Mary Hollingsworth, his wife of 13 years, later returned to New Zealand for six months. Even well into his seventies, Lestle continued his mission work in Mexico and Guyana. He also worked for Church of Christ congregations in an educational role for churches in La Cross, WI, Pittsburgh, PA and Monroe, LA.Belle Plaine, KS was always the common thread throughout his life’s journeys. He found occupation as a hair stylist and with the Department of Corrections in Winfield, KS. Upon his retirement in 2002 from The Kansas State Correctional Facility he moved to Panama City, Fla. to be near his immediate family. He very soon embraced and was embraced by the church family of the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ.Lestle leaves behind three brothers to joyfully remember his life; Kermit and wife Beverly, Loren and wife Penny, Harvey and wife JoAnn. He also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephews, numerous first cousins and two additional generations of family that span the globe, working and living for Christ.His kind, gentle and joyful nature will be dearly missed.A memorial service will be held at the Wellington, Kansas Church of Christ on Saturday,  August 20th, 2016 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ youth activity, Lads 2 Leaders, 3332 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Fla. 32405.last_img read more

UAE develops jiujitsu as national sport, holds major event in Tokyo

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has first MLS hat trick, Galaxy rally The UAE’s focus on the sport has been led by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — the powerful crown prince of the emirate of Abu Dhabi — for more than 10 years. Jiujitsu has been officially designated as the national sport of the emirates.The crown prince appreciates jiujitsu’s educational values, such as respect for others, self-confidence, health and self-discipline, according to Mansour Al Dhaheri, a board member of the federation. “Sometimes in the Arab world, people are not [necessarily] time-conscious. Jiujitsu can help [promote] discipline” in the UAE, he said.Having introduced the sport to the public school curriculum, Abu Dhabi has more than 76,000 students — ranging from grades 6 to 12 — learning jiujitsu, the federation said.Al Khoori started jiujitsu about nine years ago at school and has acquired a blue belt. “I can concentrate on studying more after practice. I cannot spend a day without jiujitsu training,” the female university student said.Al Khoori also values the health benefits. “In our country, obesity is a big issue for women, particularly after marriage and pregnancy,” she said, stressing she is determined to keep fit by continuing practicing jiujitsu after marriage.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Despite the intense heat in the capital, about 900 male and female jiujitsu practitioners from 44 nations gathered at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Ota Ward.“Tokyo is not hot at all compared to my country,” said Ashwaq Al Khoori, a 20-year-old participant from the UAE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Tokyo competition was the first leg of the 2018-19 season’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu World Tour, the annual series organized by the UAE federation in cities including Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi and London.At the venue — which displayed huge national flags of both the UAE and Japan — bouts were held in categories divided by gender, weight and belt. Athletes demonstrated skillful techniques that forced their opponents into admitting defeat. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names TOKYO — A major international jiujitsu competition was held Sunday in Tokyo under the auspices of the United Arab Emirates’ federation for the sport, as the wealthy Gulf state is increasingly committed to promoting the martial art to help promote such values as discipline, self-defense and health in its society.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saud Al Naqbi, a 20-year-old male athlete with a white belt from the UAE, loves the spiritual aspect of the sport. “Jiujitsu is a competition of minds, not bodies. What matters is how you use your mind.”The UAE federation is considering interacting with the Japanese government and Olympic authorities in the hope that jiujitsu will be accepted as a demonstration sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more