Saturday, April 18, 2015

RIP to Shorty Rauterkus, 87, of Iowa

I can't say I knew this gentleman in Iowa, nor his family. But, we know that their family and mine are related from a generation or two ago.

It is interesting that hs name "Jerome," was also used on my mother's side as her brother, my uncle, was Uncle Jerry. Plus, my sister is "Geri Ann." 

Jerome “Shorty” Rauterkus, 87

Published: in Harlan Iowa's newspaper. on Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Manilla -- Jerome “Shorty” Rauterkus, 87, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Manilla Manor.

    Visitation will be Thursday, April 9 from 4 - 8 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m. and services Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manilla. Burial is in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Manilla.

    Rauterkus is survived by his four daughters, Deb (Chris) Martin, Seadrift, TX; Jean (Steve) Drey, Storm Lake; Renee (Dan) Brown, Petoskey, MI; Cherri (Ramon) Martinez, Kyle, TX; and three sons, Richard Rauterkus, Sam (Julie) Rauterkus and Rob Rauterkus, all from Manilla; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Pauley Jones Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Peace to the Rauterki of Iowa and Texas.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fwd: PaYouthandGov just uploaded a video

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To: "Mark Rauterkus" <>

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Fwd: A New Book Every American Needs To Read

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Dear friends,

I'm writing to you about an eye-opening and highly entertaining book recently written by my good friend and fellow conservative, Senator Mike Lee. It's called OUR LOST CONSTITUTION, and it tells the dramatic stories behind the rise and fall of crucial constitutional provisions that the D.C. establishment routinely ignores.

Like you and me, Mike recognizes the complete ignorance and disregard for our Constitution that permeates our government—in every branch, and on both sides of the aisle. I try every day to change that by battling against unconstitutional policies like Obamacare and the President's abuse of executive power. Now, with OUR LOST CONSTITUTION, you and I will have a powerful and fascinating tool to use in our fight to change how our nation thinks about the Constitution.

I urge you to pick up a copy, read it, and pass it along to any concerned citizen—conservative, liberal, or libertarian—anyone open to learning more about the heroes who inspired and wrote our Constitution, as well as the villains of history who have defied and ignored so many parts of it.

Barnes & Noble:

Rand Paul

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fwd: Outreach to younger people about summer jobs

Hi Friends of Youth:

As of today, the application for the 2015's Earn and Learn Summer Youth Employment Initiative in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is posted to the internet.

This 6-page PDF, is also sent as an attachment with this email. 

Your engagement and assistance is needed to pass out the application far and wide to those ages 14-21 who are seeking summer employment with the more robust 2015 Summer Youth Employment Initiative. 

Yes, some kids 14-and older are eligible! Other specifics are in the fact sheet, including family income specifics.

+ +
Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Chief Executive Fitzgerald are speaking at a press event at 4 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the East Liberty Branch of the Carneigie Library of Pgh. Their talk is part of a major job fair for youth being held from 3 to 6 pm on Friday. 

Can you attend?
Can you insure that kids are notified of the event and encouraged and reminded to attend?
Would you like to share a table at the event so that you can recruit employees private sector jobs or do you know anyone else who would is hiring summer workers, especially youth? Tables can be reserved with the fax back form, or call me and we'll fill one out together on the phone. 
More HELP:
If you know anyone with private sector summer jobs for youth that want to share a table at this Friday's job fair, invite them. 

+ +

Finally, I'm hiring kids and adults to assist with our Swim & Water Polo Camp as part of Pittsburgh Public Schools' Summer Dreamers. To apply for one of my jobs with our running, swimming, fitness and mindful efforts, go to: 

Pay is better with my program and there are no family-income eligibility hurdles.

+ +
Please forward this email. 


Mark Rauterkus  
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim and Water Polo Camp Head Coach
Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team
412 298 3432 = cell

Time to apply for the 2015 staff for our efforts with Summer Dreamers: Swim & Water Polo Camp and more

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Kickstarter that uses Raspberry Pi and a Firewall to get credits. Homework first!

East End Works Carnegie Library Youth Job, Career & Education Fair

Free to All Employers

Friday April 10th, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(Please arrive between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm to set up)
Carnegie Library 130 S. Whitfield Street in East Liberty

For more information call Shahira Wahba at 412-362-8580 ex. 23

This event is being organized by a growing list of partners including, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh, Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, Neighborhood Learning Alliance, Pittsburgh Public Schools, State Rep Ed Gainey, NeighborWorks, Pittsburgh Police Department, CCAC, Homewood YMCA and ELDI.

The Youth Job, Career and Education Fair will recruit a diverse range of job ready youth actively searching for summer job opportunities and career planning support. These candidates will come from all parts of the City including the neighborhoods of Bloomfield, Friendship, Garfield, the Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Lawrenceville, Morningside, and Stanton Heights. We anticipate 200 - 300 youth will attend the event with approximately 40 for profit and nonprofit organizations present to discuss summer employment opportunities


The objective of the Youth Job, Career and Education Fair is to:
Provide youth job seekers with the opportunity to connect and network with local employers
Conduct educational workshops covering topics such as resume development & interview preparation
Provide youth with valuable information and support to prepare for post-secondary education
Connect local youth with additional nonprofit organizations to leverage support available to youth
Promote recruitment of applicants for the City of Pittsburgh Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program 
All participants will be provided with floor space and a table to showcase their organization

As an added benefit to participating employers, the ENEC will offer a series of job preparation sessions to ensure that a substantial number of the young job seekers are fully prepared to engage with your organization.
Simply fax back the attached general interest form and an Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center representative will contact you with more detailed information.

To confirm your interest in participation please complete attached form and fax it to the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center: 412-441-6918
East End Works
Youth Job, Career & Education Fair
Fax Back Interest Form

To confirm your interest in participation please complete this form and fax it to the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center.

Fax: 412-441-6918

Feel free to email your information to
Once received you will be contacted with event details

For more information/questions/concerns call Shahira Wahba at 412-362-8580 ex.23
Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center,
5321 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Name of Company________________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________________________

City_____________________________ State________________________ Zip Code___________________

Web Address_________________________________________ Fax Number_________________________

1) Name of Primary Company Contact ________________________________________________________


Work Phone ______________________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

Email Address____________________________________________________________________________

2) Name of Secondary Company Contact ___________________________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________


Work Phone ______________________________________________________________________________

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Email Address____________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Bucknell Bison, 6 over CMU Tartans, 3

Nothing happens until 16:33 into the feed. Grab the button at the bottom slider and position it around that timer.

Fwd: Kids Against Education

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Michael Morrill" <>
Date: Apr 1, 2015 8:04 AM
Subject: Kids Against Education
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <>

Today, April 1, 2015, Keystone Progress is helping to launch a new group here in Pennsylvania -- it's called "Kids Against Education," and it's a powerful coalition of kids of all ages, demographics and parts of the Commonwealth.

"Kids Against Education" is going public today with a simple video, put together to show support for the hardline, extreme education budget position of state legislators like Senator Scott Wagner (R-York).

As "Kids Against Education" spokeskid Kevin McCallister put it, "We are sending out a HUGE thank you to Senator Scott Wagner and his friends in Harrisburg for working hard to choke off funding for our schools. Closed schools mean we can have recess all day forever. Politics seem stupid, but this is an idea we can really get behind!"

Learn more about "Kids Against Education" at

** If you haven't figured it out at this point, this is an April Fools' Joke -- a project of Keystone Progress.  Happy April Fools' Day, but please do visit **

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