Rev. David M. Patterson, 84, of Aurora, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born Thursday, December 29, 1932 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late Robert W. Patterson and the late Katherine Dutton Patterson. He served his Country as a member of the Indiana National Guard.Rev. Patterson was a graduate of Hanover College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He faithfully served the Lord as a pastor for many years. He was a pastor at the Beecher Presbyterian Church for 8 years, Sullivan First Presbyterian Church for 11 years and the Aurora First Presbyterian Church for 20 years. He was a member of the Aurora Lions Club and a Rotary member, serving as former president of 3 clubs, Ellsworth, KS., Aurora, IN and Sullivan, IN. Rev. Patterson was also on the Community Mental Health Center Board of Directors for 29 years; the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Salvation Army Board of Directors; a Greater Cincinnati Airport Ambassador Volunteer for 10 years and also the Sons of the American Revolution; the George Rogers Clark Chapter. Rev. Patterson is an icon in the community. His mark has been left on many lives within his family, friends, and church families. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are children, Douglas M. (Julie) Patterson of Aurora, IN, Mary Ann Patterson of Lawrenceburg, IN; Brother, John J. Patterson of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Brett M Jackson, Nicholas L Jackson and Michelle Jackson.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jean Patterson.Friends will be received from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, IN.Services will be held at Beecher Presbyterian Church,Tuesday at 11:00 with Pastor Bob Northcutt officiating.Interment will be in the Upper Indiana Cemetery, Vincennes, IN.Contributions may be made to the Beecher Presbyterian Church. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Kaylin Swart believes her team can be victorious when they take on arch-rivals Nigeria in their opening Group B match at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, at Cape Coast, in Ghana on Sunday.Banyana have been drawn into what many call the ‘group of death’, which besides South Africa and Nigeria, also includes quality opposition in Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.“Nigeria has always been one of our rivals and we know what to expect from them, but our coaches will hopefully put some puzzles together before Sunday,” said Swart, who won her first Banyana cap earlier this year against Sweden.“Whichever way we look at it, it’s going to be a battle.” Referring to the hot and humid conditions in the Cape Coast, Swart said that the heat factor will be the same for both teams.“To say it’s hot here is a bit of an understatement, but we can either sit here and complain, or go out there and play our socks off.”Referring to the warm-up match earlier this week where Banyana went down 1-0 to hosts Ghana, Swart said: “Ghana are one of the top four nations at the tournament.“Defensively we were sound, except for the one mistake from a corner kick that we made. We have one or two things to work on but we will be ready.”Swart and striker Jermaine Seoposenwe were part of the SA side that took part in the World Cup Women’s U-17 tournament in 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago. However, the goalkeeper was quick to point out that the World Cup at any level is quite different to the Olympics where Banyana played in 2012 and 2016.“Going to the Olympics is one thing and going to the World Cup is different, but if we take things one step at a time, we will get there,” said Swart.Swart and her colleagues can be excused if the nerves are fluttering so close to the start of the tournament.“Nerves show that we are human, and I would not say that it is a bad thing,” added the goalkeeper.Following the Nigeria match, Banyana will face Equatorial Guinea on November 21, before wrapping up their group commitments against Zambia three days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is simply happy that the Black Stars have advanced to the next stage of qualifiers.Despite a mostly laboured performance, the west Africans got a 2-0 win against the gutsy Comoros at the Baba Yara Stadium in Ghana’s second city, Kumasi.“It is a good victory for us. We drew 0-0 over there and came to win 2-0 here,” Gyan said after the game. Goals from Mubarak Wakaso and Jordan Ayew settled the two-legged tie.The Black Stars had scared fans by playing a tepid 0-0 away on Friday. Continuous talk about player bonuses, which dominated the prelude to the second leg, did not help with fan confidence.And in a poorly attended game, the team scored a goal in each half. “Sometimes you face difficult opponents. People think they are ‘Comoros’ but tactically, they were very disciplined. They know how to block the spaces and everything,” he continued.Tuesday’s game takes Ghana into a draw of 19 other nations who will slug it out for a place at Russia 2018, where five African teams will feature. “We got a couple of chances that we could have buried but I think playing against them is very difficult. The most important thing is, we were able to get two goals.The usually prolific striker, who turns 30 on Sunday, could not make a key chance count when he missed a sitter with just the ‘keeper to beat.–This game was live on SuperSport, your world of champions.