Robet E. Middendorf, 94, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Our Hospice in Columbus.Born, November 7, 1924 in Decatur County, he was the son of Henry J. and Rose (Peters) Middendorf.Bob graduated from Greensburg High School in 1943. He joined the Army and served during WWII from 1946 to 1947. Bob managed the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store in Greensburg for 28 years.Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Greensburg and was a Past President of the Lions Club. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice.Bob married L’Jean R. Darling on May 1, 1948 and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2007.Robert is survived by one son; David P. Middendorf, Louisville, TN, two daughters; Nancy Middendorf, Greensburg, Suzanne (Joseph) Arruda, Pittsburgh, KS, two grandsons; Michael (Emily) Arruda, Minnesota, James (Elizabeth) Arruda, Georgia, two great-granddaughters; Kierra and Krista Arruda, and his beloved cat; George.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; L’Jean Middendorf, one son; Michael Joseph Middendorf, and two brothers; John Albert and Ray Middendorf.Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m.A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.Burial and military graveside rites will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.Memorials can be made in Bob’s honor to St. Catherine of Siena building fund, Our Hospice, or Alzheimer’s Association.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com
â€œI foresee another 28 minutes run for men and 32 minutes run for women when the sixth Okpekpe international 10km race holds in May in Okpekpe,â€ said Ebewele who is convinced the quality of elite athletes that will participate in this year’s race will ensure faster times are recorded.â€œThe elevation of the race by the IAAF to a silver label status, the first in West Africa guarantees that the elite field will be made up of athletes who have been classified as â€œSilver level elite runnersâ€ and they are those who have recorded in the 36 months preceding the race, or in the race itself performances that are 29:00 or under for men and 33:00 or under for women. This means we will have athletes who run 28 seconds with ease competing this year,â€ he said and expressed the confidence that a 27 minutes performance by the men and 31 minutes by the women are attainable here inspite of the weather constraint.â€œI am sure by the time the Okpekpe race becomes a gold label race, we can start talking about erasing the 26:44 all time best set by Kenya’s Leonard Patrick Komon in 2010 for men and the 29:43 best another Kenyan, Joyciline Jepkosgei set last year in Praha, Czech Republic,â€ said Ebewele.According to Ebewele, the fact that the race is highly regarded by the IAAF courtesy its silver label status is a guarantee for the elite athletes who will run on race day that universally accepted rules will be applied in the conduct of the event.”I think the promoter of this race deserves an award for bring an event that has attained global recognition and international status. Until this year only three road races are recognised by the IAAF in Africa and Okpkepe happens to be the first in West Africa to ever get a label status.’The race is the only road race recognised by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and it is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and Route and Participation Coordinator for the sixth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, Brown Ebewele, has predicted a new men and women’s course record at this year’s event.Ebewele, an accomplished athletics administrator and former commissioner for sports in Edo State believes the elevation of the race to a silver label status has increased the possibilities of having a new course record come May 12 this year in Okpekpe, a hilly town near Auchi, Edo State.The record for the men and women’s race were set in 2014 by the Ethiopian duo of Teshome Mekonnen (28:35) and Wude Ayalew (32:41) respectively and since then none of the athletes has run inside 29 seconds for men and 33 seconds for women but Ebewele believes all that will change this year.
Chief Executive Officer of Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic (GH) Limited Greg Mitcaf scored all three chances of the maiden edition of the CEO’s penalty shoot outs of the JOY Sports Invitational Tournament at the El Wak Stadium on Saturday.The shoot out involved 12 Chief Executive Officers with 8 representatives in the one day event.