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‘Country Bumpkin’ Singer Cal Smith Dies at 81

‘Country Bumpkin’ Singer Cal Smith Dies at 81

on October 11, 2013, 10:08 AM / in People

Cal Smith — who enjoyed a rich country career with some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and 1970s, passed away yesterday at his home near Branson, Missouri. He was 81. Smith was born Calvin Grant Shofner on April 7, 1932 in Gans, Oklahoma. However, as many did in the Great Depression, Smith’s family headed west – settling in […]

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If Doubtful, Don’t!

If Doubtful, Don’t!

on September 20, 2013, 5:56 AM / in People

He who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. —Romans 14:23 In his book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H. A. Ironside tells about a man who was getting ready to attend a banquet. He wanted to put on a white shirt he had worn on a […]

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Some Famous Birthdays on September 19th

Some Famous Birthdays on September 19th

on September 19, 2013, 6:35 AM / in People

Adam West turns 85 Jimmy Fallon turns 39 David McCallum turns 80 Sanaa Lathan turns 42 Randolph Mantooth turns 68 Danielle Panabaker turns 26 Jeremy Irons turns 65 Kevin Zegers turns 29 Alison Sweeney turns 37 Mario Batali turns 53 Ramin Karimloo turns 35 Lisa Cimorelli turns 20 Mama Cass Elliot (1941 – 1974) Tegan Quin turns 33 Nile Rodgers […]

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Humane Society receives $2,000 donation in wake of directors death

Humane Society receives $2,000 donation in wake of directors death

on September 16, 2013, 8:26 AM / in People

Mr. Bilyeu was a nice man. I’m sorry to hear of his death. CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – Hours after the death of Humane Educational Society director Guy Bilyeu, an anonymous woman donated $2,000 to the shelter. Guy Bilyeu passed away early Saturday morning in the hospital. He spent the last six days of his life in the intensive care unit after […]

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Theodore (Ted) Lewin

on September 7, 2013, 6:18 AM / in People

Statement of Mr. Theodore Lewin during war crime trials 1946 My name is Theodore Lewin. I live at 145 General Solano, Manila. PRELIMINARY: I was captured in Bataan between 6 and 8 April, 1942. From there I went to Bilibid Prison on 28 May 1942 and stayed until June 1, 1942. At that time I went to Cabanatuan where I […]

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Butterfly

Butterfly

on August 26, 2013, 7:44 AM / in People

I am a regular viewer of RFD-TV as I love the rural and Country Music programs.  Good CLEAN FAMILY viewing. Sunday evenings is Larry’s Country Diner followed by HeeHaw. On Larry’s Country Diner the guest was Tracy Lawrence.  He sang a song he wrote for the survivors of the Joplin Mo Tornado’s.  It will bring tears to your eyes for […]

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My less-than-optimal day.

My less-than-optimal day.

on August 17, 2013, 2:01 PM / in News, People

From our friends at Sipsey Street Irregulars “Oy vey.” by Phillip Sherwood-Berndt. Oy vey.  Where to start about yesterday?  Perhaps at the beginning, I guess. Got to the out-patient testing facility (which is an annex to Trinity Medical Center) before 0800.  Filled out the paperwork, drank the disgusting contrast and waited.  And waited.  Finally about 0945 they took me back […]

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Thomas Michael McDowell (1952 – 2013)

on August 16, 2013, 9:10 AM / in People

Thomas Michael McDowell https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=328275068956&set=pb.324208743956.-2207520000.1376662060.&type=3&theater Thomas Michael McDowell, age 61, beloved son of Nancy Wilson McDowell and the late Charles A. McDowell, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 9, 2013. Mike was born in Jackson, Tennessee on April 18, 1952. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public […]

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Donald Casey

on August 9, 2013, 2:05 PM / in People

Donald Casey Donald Ray Casey, 77, of Corinth, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Magnolia Funeral Home. Editor’s Note: I can think of nothing better than an obituary written by a friend.  J.r. Maness On a […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on June 11, 2013, 6:05 AM / in People

“Atticus, you must be wrong….” “How’s that?” “Well, most folks seem to think they’re right and you’re wrong….” (11.54-56) To Kill a Mockingbird If there’s one thing that we learned from jeggings, Uggs, and chain wallets, it’s that the majority isn’t always right. But Atticus doesn’t need anyone to teach him that lessons. He already knows that individual conscience is […]

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‘All In The Family’ star Jean Stapleton dies at age 90

‘All In The Family’ star Jean Stapleton dies at age 90

on June 2, 2013, 6:10 AM / in People

Jean Stapleton, the long-suffering Edith Bunker on  the landmark television series of the 1970s, “All in the Family,” has died at 90  of natural causes. Stapleton, born Jeanne Murray, worked on stage and in film, but was by  far best known for her signature wail of “Aaaaaaaaarchie!” on Norman Lear’s iconic  show about the working class family of Archie Bunker, played […]

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Have a Blessed Memorial Day

Have a Blessed Memorial Day

on May 27, 2013, 6:14 AM / in People

It is my hope and prayer that everyone have a safe and happy Memorial Day. As you gather with friends and family this weekend, remember those who have gave so much of themselves in defense of this country. We tend to forget the struggles that America’s founders went through, risking everything to chart a new course for the fledgling country. […]

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God and Dog

God and Dog

on May 12, 2013, 9:48 AM / in People, Religion

Dale Morton posted this on facebook on August 8th, 2010 and I viewed it and smiled. I remembered that Meadows (the cat) was curled up in my lap and Oliver in his recliner, both waiting for their walk. As I remember Dale, I remember this.

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Josef Peruschitz

Josef Peruschitz

on May 12, 2013, 8:48 AM / in People

Did I ever tell you of my family – We originated in Bavaria and our family spread into the areas near the French and German Border. Here is one story………. Josef Peruschitz Courtesy of Coll. Olivier Mendez, Association Francaise du TitanicArchiv Jens Ostrowski (AJO) / Courtesy Scheyern monastery Father Josef Peruschitz OSB, 41, was born Benedikt Peruschitz on 21 March […]

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Sky Blue and Black

on April 25, 2013, 9:22 PM / in People

[peckplayer id=”1″ sound=”http://thejacksonpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Browne-Jackson-Best-of-Jackson-Browne-The-12-Sky-Blue-and-Black.mp3″] While I might not agree with his political positions with every subject I applaud the individual talent that it takes to write and perform before an audience of your peers. Clyde Jackson Brown has written some beautiful songs and lyrics that we might have heard over the last 50 years. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written […]

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Ribs & Loin fundraiser for Denis Bisangwa

Ribs & Loin fundraiser for Denis Bisangwa

on March 20, 2013, 9:07 AM / in Local News, News, People, Religion

Meet DENIS BISANGWA In 1990, Denis was born in a Refugee Camp in Uganda after his family fled Rwanda to escape violence and genocide.  Denis’ Father fought against the horrific genocide in Rwanda and lost his life when Denis was just 2 years old.  When Denis was 10 years old, he lost his Mother to illness.  Orphaned at 10 years […]

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My Promise To My Daughter

on March 19, 2013, 6:24 AM / in People, Religion

Posted  by Joe Wurzelbacher Original Post I do not know what my Daughter will grow up to be, but I do know that I will raise her to be  a God Fearing/Loving Christian woman. I will raise her in The Word. I have taken on the responsibility of raising a daughter and she will see and feel that she is […]

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Mrs. Robert Meadows

on March 11, 2013, 8:49 PM / in People

Mrs. Robert Meadows (Ruth Anne) died Friday March 8th at Jackson Madison County General Hospital at the age of 65 years. Ruth Anne was born July 30, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Pierce in Hornsby, Tennessee. Ruth Anne attended the Hardman School System and graduated from Lambuth Univerisity with a degree in education and taught school at Bolivar Elementary where she retired in […]

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Harvey Howard

on March 8, 2013, 9:06 AM / in People

From E. Hall: 9:00 PM March 7, 2013 We have just returned from seeing Harvey at the hospital.  He is very frail-skin and bones.  His voice is weak; speaks 2-3 words at a time.  The rest of the time he dozes.  The IV has been discontinued.  He only eats a few bites of his meals if you pester him.  He […]

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Van T. Barfoot

Van T. Barfoot

on March 6, 2013, 3:52 PM / in History, People

I just recieved an email…. that moved around the country last year at this time….. celebrating the life of man, a soldier, a husband and a father. This is his story: Van Thomas Barfoot (born Van Thurman Barfoot; June 15, 1919 – March 2, 2012) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest […]

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