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Monday, June 26, 2017
Survivors include his loving wife of nine years, April Menard Degeyter of Cecilia; one daughter, Jade Degeyter of Cecilia; two sons, Mason Winn of Cecilia and Bryce Arabie of Branch; his mother, Dolores Deshotels Trahan and her husband, Carroll of Cecilia; his father, Wayne Degeyter and his wife, Janelle of Lafayette; three sisters, Monica Degeyter of Lafayette, Nickie Degeyter Baudoin and husband, Taylor of Lafayette and Christie Degeyter Leger and husband, Roger of Lafayette; his paternal grandmother, Alice Degeyter of Lafayette; his mother-in-law, Susan Menard of Branch and Granny, Barbara Girard of Branch.Pallbearers for the service will be, Lance Menard, Carroll Trahan, Dusty Trahan, Jimmy “Jay” Menard, Jr., Ted Richard and Dale “D.J.” Therior, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be Bryce Arabie, Mason Winn, Jade Degeyter, Brandon Degeyter, Louis Hollier and Dale Theriot.Jammie was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Degeyter; his maternal grandparents, Rose and John Allen Deshotels; his paternal grandfather, Rodney ‘Poppit” Degeyter; one uncle, Greg Deshotels and one nephew, Devon Leger.The Family would like to thank St. Martin Sheriffs for their help along with Acadiana Ambulance, Air Med and all the staff at St. Martin Hospital. In Lieu of flowers family has requested monetary donations be made. You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Degeyter’s family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.Duhon Funeral Home, LLC-Rayne, (337) 334-3600, 900 East Texas Ave., Rayne, LA 70578 is in charge of all of the arrangements.
James Stanley Hardison - Mexia Daily NewsMonday, June 19, 2017
Baptist Church, officiating and Mary Smith of the First United Methodist Church of Teague giving the eulogy. Angie Hardison Patterson will be the vocalist along with other music and videos. Joyce Arabie will sing at the graveside. Burial will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.Pallbearers were Timothy Hardison, Jacob Hardison, Kristopher Wright, Sherif Hanna, Earnest Smith, Donald Harvey, Bill Sutton and Virgil Summers. Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Hanna, Luke Hanna, and Ethan Wright.James was born Nov. 9, 1948 to James Garvis (Cheesie) Hardison and Esta Mae Sims Hardison in Groesbeck. He graduated from Groesbeck High School in the Class of 1967, and then attended Navarro Jr. College and Sam Houston State University.James married the love of his life, Dani Hardison, on Nov. 23, 1992 in Monte Vista, Colo. They spent fifteen years traveling the United States with their camping buddies, Earnest Smith and his wife. While traveling, he saw many sights and created many wonderful memories. James thoroughly enjoyed spending his spare time with his family and friends, and fishing. He had an avid love of music especially Southern Gospel.He worked for many years for Limestone County Road and Bridge, then made a career move to Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, where he worked for fourteen years. He then began a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he worked until 2013, wheSaturday, June 10, 2017
It was a point of acute bitterness for Ailes’ family that Sherman, ever trying to pursue his moves, had recently suggested that the nearly inseparable husband and wife had been apart, implying this might have been the reason for his fall — and, in fact, that he might have committed suicide. (Sherman has long speculated that the Ailes' marriage was floundering or finished because of the harassment allegations.)The fall caused a blood clot in his brain, and then, during efforts to remove it, another was found. Put into a medically induced coma, Ailes was attended to by his wife and by his friend Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host, as pivotal a figure in modern conservative politics as Ailes himself, and whose show Ailes had produced in the 1990s before he founded Fox News. “Rush at Roger’s bedside,” reflected a friend at the funeral, summing up the brotherhood of the conservative movement and its two media titans.Ailes rallied briefly early in the week, but died on the morning of the 18th. The funeral two days later was held at Saint Edwards Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach — the church where Rose Kennedy attended mass every morning when she was at her winter home. Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, attended the Ailes' service with her son Douglas Kennedy, a long-time Fox News reporter. Along with Limbaugh and Kennedy were Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Bill Hemmer, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Liz Trotta. There was, too, Dennis Kucinich, the wild card Democratic presidential candidate whom Ailes had befriended, and Pat Caddell, the rogue Democratic political operative who had long bonded with Ailes as rogue Republican operative. Everyone took careful note of who in Ailes’ close circle had not attended.The guest list provided something of a schematic of how the ouster of Ailes — and, subsequently, Fox star Bill O’Reilly and Ailes protege Bill Shine — had divided the channel, with Ailes’ core supporters holding the absolute conviction that he had been railroaded from the network he created, and having the greatest contempt for those still trying to pretend that Fox might continue on as usual.Hannity, the network’s biggest star, who had tweeted just before Bill Shine’s ouster that if Shine went the network was truly finished, repeated throughout the day, as though stunned by the reality: “It’s really over, isn’t it?”Following the funeral service, the 60 or so guests went to the Everglades Club for a lunch, which progressed into almost two hours of off-the-cuff memories of Ailes. Ailes had threatened him, Limbaugh said, when, in Fox’s early days, it seemed Limbaugh might go to CNN. AIles had threatened her, Ingraham said, when she seemed reluctant to leave MSNBC. He had hired Hannity after a 10-minute interview, lifting him from obscurity at a local station in Atlanta. He had covered Kucinich’s campaign when no more liberal news network would. The common thread was of a figure, quite at odds with modern management, who directed, oversaw and tended to every detail of his network, and fiercely protected it from corporate interference. Liz Trotta, the longtime television news journalist and Fox commentator whom Ailes recruited when she was almost 60, and whom he supported through many controversies (and who is now 80), noted that she had worked at NBC News when it was still run by the network’s founder, GeMonday, May 01, 2017
I struggle with understanding God’s purpose in the death of my beautiful son, but maybe if even one person is positively affected by his story then this unbearable loss will make more sense.See Nicholas' full obituary here.© 2017 KTHV-TVTuesday, April 18, 2017
Van Nuys in 2013.“I miss him and I love him,” she said.But the young girl has found a way to channel her grief into something positive. She designs, sews and donates a line of clothing called NAJI, Arabic for “survivor.” “It’s dedicated to my father and other children affected by homicide,” Nathalia said.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief of Detectives Earl Shields encouraged those with unsolved cases to stay strong in their search for justice.He spoke of cases that were solved years, or even decades, after the fact.Homicide cases are never closed until they are solved, he said. And investigators regularly revisit old cases to see if they could be solved with new advances in forensic technology, new witnesses, or other means.
Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90 - Washington PostSaturday, April 08, 2017
I? That’s right, you hung my uncle. .?.?. Where’d I meet you, Habib? Lake Tahoe, that’s — Barbara was pregnant. Are you the guy that made my wife pregnant? “How do you like that? My kid’s an Arab.”Mr. Rickles seldom used language that would have to be censored on television, but many people considered his humor brazen and in poor taste, especially early in his career. As time went on, his style seemed caught in a sometimes uncomfortable time warp.Long after it was considered insensitive or worse, Mr. Rickles used outmoded stereotypes to mock women and practically every conceivable ethnic group. He continued to appear on late-night talk shows and in nightclubs into his late 80s.In 1998, Washington Post television critic Tom Shales spent a weekend attending Mr. Rickles’s performances at a nightclub in Atlantic City.“On a giant stage,” Shales wrote, he was “much more complex and poignant than the loudmouthed guy who guests on the talk shows. .?.?. Rickles seemed mythic, timeless, fearless — endowed by the gods with some absurd miraculous gift.”Although he disliked the term “insult comedy,” Mr. Rickles knew that insults were what his audiences came to expect. “I have this gift for saying things with a certain attitude, walking a very fine line with that attitude and staying on the right side of it,” he told the Star-Ledger in 1993. “But it’s always a gamble. Sometimes it’s tough to judge whether you’re about to cross that line.”He often turned nervously away from the butt of his jokes to address the rest of his audience
Monday, June 26, 2017
Pentagon during his career that spanned over 30 years. Military assignments his last 18 years included installing computer LANs (Local Area Network) at military Command-Posts in Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, and Somalia. Once Jim retired from the Department of Defense, he returned to Jefferson City to be closer to family and enjoyed living life at a slower pace.He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, 513. Survivors include: one aunt, Bea Putnam, several cousins, and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.Private graveside services and interment will be conducted at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.Monday, June 19, 2017
Annually, Mission Park's solar arrays will produce 778,735 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which will offset more than 547 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. This is comparable to eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions from 116 passenger vehicles driven for one year, recycling 174 tons of waste instead of taking that amount to the landfill, or powering 58 homes' worth of electricity for one year.
Besides being environmentally friendly, Tips says the solar panels were a smart financial investment, and that saving money is especially important to him as he prepares to eventually hand off his business to his children.
"We're innovating, we're taking the environment into account, and we're thinking of the long term of the company." Tips himself drives an electric vehicle, as do may of his employees.
Because funeral homes operate 24 hours a day seven days a week, electric bills are a large portion of their operating costs. Mission Park's project features SunPower 327-watt solar panels, which are the most efficient available today, with unmatched reliability and an expected life of more than 40 years. Freedom Solar Power is a SunPower Master Dealer, the only company with that distinction in Texas.
Once the first phase (the initial seven locations) of Mission Park's solar project has paid for itself, Tips will begin phase two and have Freedom Solar design and install solar arrays on another set of its locations.
"Freedom Solar took care of everything. They answered our questions, walked us through the process, and handled all permitting paperwork associated with our installation, including the utility interconnection agreement and rebate incentive documents. It was a complete turnkey solution. In the end they under-promised and over-delivered, making us very satisfied customers," Tips says.
Kyle Frazier, Freedom Solar's director of sales, says: "We have an unmatched level of experience and proficiency when it comes to helping businesses with multiple locations transition to solar power. It's our mission to meet the specific needs of every customer, and we understand that no two businesses are alike. We discuss the business owner's financial goals, budget, and unique circumstances; and work with them to create a customized plan that allows their business to transition to solar at a pace beneficial to their bottom line."
"More and more business owners like Dick Tips are looking at their energy needs from a long-term perspective," says Bret Biggart, CEO of Freedom Solar. "Mission Park is a great example of how any company can slash energy use and boost their bottom line with solar through innovative thinking and careful planning."
In addition to the new solar installations at Mission Park, Freedom Solar has completed numerous projects in San Antonio including ABC Home and Commercial Services, Lake Flato Architects, Alamo Architects, Overland Partners, OCO ArchitectMonday, June 19, 2017
The faculty all kept their jobs and students got comparable or better financial aid."Since packing up and moving has been a part of Shimer's institutional history, Henking at first looked upon it with a degree of pragmatism."[Shimer] moved from Mount Carroll to Waukegan to Bronzeville and now Naperville," she stated. "So, on the one hand, the people of the institution are used to change. In this one [Shimer] gave up its autonomy. For everyone involved there's a sense of loss and gain. Every generation of students has its own version of the college. They're running a committee this summer to figure out how to be a part of a new institution but still recognizably Shimer."Henking's voice trailed off as if there was something she wanted to add but that she censored perhaps for the sake of formality. The interview was only ten minutes old."Over the course of a lifetime, I have come to understand that I cannot pursue ideas alone," she told to Perry Garfinkel and the New York Times in 2013. "Nor can I strive to change the world unless I engage others, whether those who spit on me or those with whom I share my life. I still wrestle with the tensions of differences and uncertainty. As Shimerians say, we steer between reality and utopia."Henking's reality began in 1955 in the small Pennsylvania town of Paoli long before it was annexed as a Philadelphia suburb."My parents met in World War II," she recalled. "My mother was an Irish Protestant. My father was an Irish Catholic. So, it was to the great dismay of some family members. But it was a reasonably happy family. My father was a printer and manual laborer his whole life. My mom was a secretary. We lived in a less wealthy area but I went to good public schools."Serving in World War II had left Henking's father disenchanted with Catholicism. So, she and her elder sister were raised under what she called the "social justice" Protestantism of her mother. It had polar effects on the siblings. While her sister became one of the earliest female Episcopalian Priests, it was as an undergraduate student at Duke University that Henking discovered "I actually and actively hated religion.""My sister and I used to joke that she took God and I took everything else," Henking said.Yet, she decided to major in Religious Studies."I was trying to understand why people are religious," she asserted. "I had emerged from a religious setting to be pretty hostile and fascinated by it. I got very interested in theoretical explanations for why people would believe what I thought was patently untrue. For some, religion is the source of dramatic happiness and social change. For others, it's horrifyingly oppressive and can really hurt people."Despite relishing the academic challenges her chosen course of study provided, Henking recalled having "an emotionally difficult time in college. My parents raised me to think I could do anything I wanted to which turned out not to be true. My father thought I was perfect. Most of the rest of the world does not think that about me or about anyone else."She was in the midst of both the seventies and "a hotbed of lesbian feminism"?also known as the Research Triangle of Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.The journal Feminary emerged from Chapel Hill."We want to encourage feminist and lesbian organizing in a region whose women suffer greatly in their lack of political power," it's publishers wrote. "We want to provide an audience for Southern lesbians who may not think of themselves as writers but who have important stories to tell?stories that will help to fill the silences that have obscured the truth about our lives and kept us isolated from each other. We want to know who we are. We want to change women's lives.""I can intellectualize anything," Henki
Obituary: Jaclyn Ann Schulz, 27, of Newtown - Patch.comMonday, May 01, 2017
Western Connecticut State University. She was employed as an expediter at Kimchuk in Danbury. Jackie loved her son Cayden more than anything in the world. They were inseparable. She held family near to her heart. She was very passionate about motorcycles, photography, tattoos, gardening, and crafts. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown Friday April 28, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm. All other services will be private. Jackie had a love and compassion for dogs, cats, and all animals. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Newtown Animal Center, P.O. Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470 www.theanimalcenter.orgObituary courtesy of the Honan Funeral Home. Image via gofundme. Get free real-time news alerts from the Newtown Patch.