This week at the Regent Theater: â€œGoing in Styleâ€Schedule: Special screening tonight at 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Feature film rating: PG-13 (for drug content, language, and some suggestive material). Time: 1 hour 37 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff’s comedy “Going in Style.” Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 44%. Audience review: 63% liked it. Criticâ€™s consensus: Depite the considerable talent of its leads, Going in Style is light on laughs and plays it safe far too often.For more information on great movies being played, visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tsComing soon: Smurfs: The lost village – May 12.The Fate of the Furious #2 – May 19.
Lee Boyd Jones, Sr.Boyd Lee Jones, Sr., age 82, of Milan, KS, died February 20, 2019 at the Harry Hynes Hospice Unit at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. He retired in 1999 as a Conductor for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad after 43 years of service.Boyd was born on March 18, 1936 in Kingman, KS to Boyd E. Jones and Blanche E. (Barnett) Jones. He graduated from Clay Center High School and served four years in the United States Navy.Boyd married Norma J. Glover in January of 1989 in Wellington.He served as Mayor of the City of Milan for 20 years. He enjoyed mowing, landscaping, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Robert, and Ray Jones; one sister, Norma Watters; one grandson; and one great granddaughter.Survivors include his wife, Norma Jones of Milan, KS; one son, Boyd Jones, Jr. and his wife Linda of Milton, KS; two daughters, Jeannine Russell and her husband Patrick of Wichita, KS and Jennifer Morris and her husband Bill of Maize, KS; one step-daughter, Traci Reames of Broken Arrow, OK; one step-son,Todd Glover of The Woodlands, TX; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.A Celebration of Life for Boyd will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Milan Community Building. A military graveside service will be held at 3:30 at the Milan Cemetery.There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In honoring Boyd’s wishes, cremation has taken place.A memorial has been established with the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post #90 in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
By Ian ChadbandLiverpool’s inspirational captain Steven Gerrard was dropped on the 16th anniversary of his club debut but manager Brendan Rodgers’ surprise decision was vindicated as they arrested their slump with a 1-0 win over Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday.Even though there have been questions over his form and effectiveness at 34 during Liverpool’s struggles this term, Gerrard’s sidelining felt like a shock symbol of their struggles.Yet when the captain was sent on to save the day with quarter of an hour left, amid deafening cheers from the home faithful, Liverpool, still labouring for the breakthrough, soon prevailed through Glen Johnson’s 85th-minute headed winner.The triumph ended a dismal November for Rodgers on a positive note, with his side earning a Premier League victory after three consecutive defeats.Arsenal, gaining welcome relief amid their worst start to a season for 32 years, were left toasting Danny Welbeck after the England striker’s goal earned them a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.It was the former Manchester United forward’s third Premier League goal – and sixth goal in all – for the Gunners since his move from Old Trafford.The victory, well deserved after Arsenal’s domination, did not stop manager Arsene Wenger having to field questions about a fans’ banner which suggested “Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye.”“I don’t want to comment on that. I try to do my best for this club that I love,” responded Wenger. “We are very united with the players and staff around the team, that’s all you can do.”Arsenal’s win moved them up to sixth in the table on 20 points, still 12 adrift of leaders Chelsea, even before they played the late game at Sunderland.Manchester United consolidated their fourth place, on 22 points, after first-half goals from Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney and a brilliant, morale-boosting strike from Robin van Persie after the break sealed a 3-0 victory over Hull City.Smalling’s 16th-minute opener, his first for over three years at Old Trafford, was only awarded after recourse to the new goal-line technology, which showed his shot had sneaked over the line.From that point, United dominated en route to their third successive league win, Rooney scoring after 42 minutes and Van Persie, under pressure after insipid performances, scoring a glorious third.Once again, though, an injury clouded United’s joy with record signing Angel di Maria limping off in the first half with a suspected hamstring injury.Queens Park Rangers prevailed in a wildly entertaining and open bottom-of-the table clash at Loftus Road, overcoming Leicester City 3-2 to move above both their opponents and Burnley in the table.Leicester struck first with their 34-year-old Argentina international Esteban Cambiasso an unlikely hero with a fourth minute goal, the visitors’ first in 503 minutes of Premier League football.QPR responded before half-time with Wes Morgan putting past his own keeper in the 37th minute and Leroy Fer striking just before the interval but Jeffrey Schlupp equalised with a long shot, only for Charlie Austin to snatch the points with his 73rd-minute winner.The mercurial Joe Cole, a bit-part player these days, flitted back into the limelight at 33 with the opener for Aston Villa but Burnley, on a roll after two straight league wins, earned a point at Turf Moor when Danny Ings converted a late penalty.Newcastle’s remarkable charge up the table was rudely interrupted at Upton Park as Aaron Cresswell netted the 56th- minute winner for West Ham before visiting captain Moussa Sissoko was shown two yellow cards in the space of a minute.Wilfried Bony put Swansea ahead but Mile Jedinak’s fifth goal in his last eight matches before half-time ensured Crystal Palace earned a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
A member and former official of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Journalist Jonathan Paye-Layleh, has declared that he may no longer agree to serve on any committee set up by the leadership of the union until he has seen some convincing improvements in the way and manner many members of the union have treated their own organization over the years.He said he is saddened and disappointed that most of the journalists who turned out in Ganta over the weekend for the union’s 5th National Congress showed interest only in the election aspect of the congress and shamelessly stayed away from taking part in other critical deliberations for which the congress had been called, including the validation of the new Code of Ethics and the new Media Council for journalists as well as the financial report of the outgoing leadership.Mr. Paye-Layleh was on the committees that spent several weeks drafting the Press Union’s new Code of Ethics as well as the Union’s new Media Council protocol. But the committees made their presentations to an almost empty hall.A member of the PUL since 1987, Mr. Paye-Layleh observed that at some point in Ganta, there were less than 30 journalists in the hall deliberating on key issues, including the Codes, even though more than four hundred journalists went to the congress.“If the sole purpose of our going to Nimba was to elect a new corps of officers,” he said, “we would not have abandoned everything to spend whole three days in the county.”Mr. Paye-Layleh expressed particular disappointment that even some media practitioners who contested key positions were among those staying away from sessions in which critical matters, including the outgoing leadership’s financial report, the validation of the Union’s new Code of Ethics and newMedia Council were deliberated on.In a press release, he wondered how people desirous of heading an institution could themselves decide to boycott sessions deliberating on issues that are very important and completely new in the history of the institution.Paye-Layleh, a former chairman of the Press Club of the Press Union, said he will continue to be a committed and dues-paying member of the PUL. But in view of the frustration just expressed, he may no longer use his energy to sit on any PUL committee until the membership has shown that the Union is a serious body.“We have to take ourselves seriously before others take us seriously,” his press release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)