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McKneely Funeral Home

110 East Factory Street
Amite, LA 70422
(985) 345-1151
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Amite, LA 70422
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501 Northwest Central Avenue
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Frank Bennie Atkinson Sr - Burnet Bulletin

Monday, February 06, 2017

March 13, 1946; his pay rate at that time was $54.00 per month. Frank had a colorful career beginning at the young age of 14, when his first job, working with his father, was setting dynamite to bust up granite during the building of Buchanan Dam. He was a firefighter in Austin for a few years before beginning a career in various sales positions. Frank ended his career working in the beach and parks department for Galveston County, where he won several outstanding service awards. Frank is survived by his children; Judy Atkinson, Frank Atkinson, Jr. and wife Ginny, Larry Atkinson and wife Janice, Timothy Atkinson and wife Kim. He had 5 grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and 3 great great great grandchildren. Frank is also survived by his brothers, Rufus and Romane and many nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jackie; his granddaughter Lisa, and numerous brother in laws and sister in laws. Visitation with Frank’s family will be on Sunday Jan. 15, from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. A celebration of Frank’s life will be Monday Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., also at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Lytton Springs Cemetery in Dale. Honorary pallbearers are Frank’s sons Frank Atkinson, Jr., Larry Atkinson, and Timothy Atkinson and Frank’s grandsons Jason Atkinson, Jeff Atkinson, Timothy Atkinson and Joshua Atkinson. Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com...

Assistance/Relief for flood victims - KFDA

Monday, August 29, 2016

DRC, even out of state. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice. The centers are at the following locations:Abbeville: Old Health Unit, 401 S. St. Charles St. Amite: Amite City Office Complex, 721 S. First St.Baker: Baker Council on Aging, 3334 Jefferson St.Baton Rouge: New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Rd.Baton Rouge: Second Baptist Church, 914 North Acadian ThruwayBaton Rouge: St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 2121 North Sherwood Forest DriveBreaux Bridge: Veterans Home, 800 Veterans DriveCentral: Central City Hall, 13421 Hooper RoadClinton: Early Learning Center Gym, 9414 Plank RoadDenham Springs: North Park Recreation Center, 30372 Eden Church RoadEunice: Word Ministries, 1960 West Laurel AvenueGonzales: Lamar Dixon Expo, 9039 South St. Landry Ave.Greensburg: St. Helena Environmental Health Unit, 53 N. 2nd St.Hammond: Former Parish Tourism Building, 42271 S. Morrison Blvd.Lafayette: 301 W. University Ave.New Iberia: The Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center, 2417 Darnell RoadNew Roads: False River Parking Lot, 1200 Major ParkwaySpringfield: American Legion Hall, 26200 Highway 43St. Francisville: Independence Community Center, 10494 State Highway 965St. Gabriel: East Iberville Gym, 3265 Highway 75Zachary: Zachary Men's Club, 5746 Rollins Rd.If you were displaced in the storm, have registered with FEMA, and are living in one of these four categories of places after the storm, you are eligible for help from the TSA program:Living in a carLiving in a hotel/motelLiving in a mass shelterLiving at your place of employmentOther important information about eligibilityYou may also be eligible for short-term lodging assistance if your home is damaged, destroyed, inaccessible or lacking power as a result of the severe storms and floods in the following parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, and West Feliciana.FEMA will contact you to inquire about your current housing situation and provide instructions on how to receive short-term lodging. You don’t need to wait for a FEMA housing inspector visit for to be considered for short-term lodging.STATE SALES TAX RETURNS: Louisiana residents in presidential declared disaster areas impacted by the March and August floods can file for a refund of state sales tax they paid on personal property destroyed by the floods. Claims should be filed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. To learn more, visit www.latreasury.com and click on "Sales Tax Disaster Relief."TEMPORARY HOUSING:FEMA assistance will be in two parts: Part 1 - FEMA will issue 30 day housing vouchers for eligible people. You need to go to the website www.DisasterAssistance.gov to register for housing vouchers or other transitional housing funds. Applicants for housing vouchers must be able to prove they are living in a hotel, shelter or at their place of employment. If you are already registered, they will call you very soon. If you are staying at your home with friends or family, you are not eligible.Part 2 - FEMA is calling on all privately owned rental properties to get more properties on the market. **They are working on longer term options** a...

Heads up: Mount Rushmore marks a milestone this year - Sacramento Bee

Monday, June 06, 2016

Black Hills spires be carved in likenesses of Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Red Cloud “or other Western heroes.”90The percentage of Mount Rushmore carving done by dynamiteThe man who was hired to perform the work, then-60-year-old artist and sculptor Gutzon Borglum, thought the spires were too weathered, and instead sought a suitable cliffside. He rejected Robinson’s list of carving candidates.“Borglum argued that a monument on this scale should represent our entire national experience,” Brokaw says. “His final concept would be a tribute to the founding, preservation, growth and development of the nation. These events would be symbolized by the images of four Americans who never lost sight of the simple idea that man has a right to be free, and to be happy.”The mountain was dedicated for the project on Aug. 10, 1927. Newsreel footage shows President Calvin Coolidge handing a set of drill bits to Borglum. Fourteen years later, several months after Borglum’s death, his son Lincoln (now there’s a coincidence!) Borglum oversaw the work’s completion. The final drilling took place on Halloween 1941.The carving process, detailed in the film and in a couple of on-site galleries, took 6 1/2 years total as winter weather and funding hiccups idled the site for the balance of those 14 years. Hundreds of men, mostly locals, earned 30 cents to $1.50 per hour for their labors, much of which they performed in swing-set-like chairs that dangled over the mountaintop. They used dynamite to remove half a million tons of rock, which is haphazardly piled beneath the memorial.How safe was that work? Allow me to quote from my tray table in Mount Rushmore’s cafeteria, once I set aside my plate of fried potatoes to read the script:“The drillers had respirators, but they did not always wear them because they plugged up with dust. The workers did not have hard hats or steel-toed boots and a wad of cotton was the best ear plug of the time. There were many bumps and bruises and some close calls, but no fatalities.”21The length of the George Washington sculpture’s nose, in feetThat clean safety record is impressive. And the finished product is impressively popular, not just in classrooms where American history is taught, but also in popular culture (Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller, “North by Northwest,” rather absurdly climaxes there) and, of course, in tourism. According to the National Park Service, Mount Rushmore National Memorial drew 2.44 million visitors in 2015, ranking 36th in the NPS domain – one spot above Glacier National Park in Montana, and one behind Rock Creek Park. (I had not heard of that latter site; perhaps you have, if you have encountered it inside the Washington, D.C., beltway.) The Brokaw-narrated visitors center film ends with soaring, upbeat verbiage. It lacks any hint of disapproval, but as old-time radio man Paul Harvey used to say, now for the rest of the story.Stone-cold controversyThe Black Hills, a small mountain range that tops out at 7,242 feet, for thousands of years was home to American Indians. In 1868, the Fort Laramie Treaty between native peoples and the U.S. government (Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was on the negotiating team) essentially promised th...

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Frank Bennie Atkinson Sr - Burnet Bulletin

Monday, February 06, 2017

March 13, 1946; his pay rate at that time was $54.00 per month. Frank had a colorful career beginning at the young age of 14, when his first job, working with his father, was setting dynamite to bust up granite during the building of Buchanan Dam. He was a firefighter in Austin for a few years before beginning a career in various sales positions. Frank ended his career working in the beach and parks department for Galveston County, where he won several outstanding service awards. Frank is survived by his children; Judy Atkinson, Frank Atkinson, Jr. and wife Ginny, Larry Atkinson and wife Janice, Timothy Atkinson and wife Kim. He had 5 grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and 3 great great great grandchildren. Frank is also survived by his brothers, Rufus and Romane and many nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jackie; his granddaughter Lisa, and numerous brother in laws and sister in laws. Visitation with Frank’s family will be on Sunday Jan. 15, from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. A celebration of Frank’s life will be Monday Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., also at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Lytton Springs Cemetery in Dale. Honorary pallbearers are Frank’s sons Frank Atkinson, Jr., Larry Atkinson, and Timothy Atkinson and Frank’s grandsons Jason Atkinson, Jeff Atkinson, Timothy Atkinson and Joshua Atkinson. Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com...

Assistance/Relief for flood victims - KFDA

Monday, August 29, 2016

DRC, even out of state. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice. The centers are at the following locations:Abbeville: Old Health Unit, 401 S. St. Charles St. Amite: Amite City Office Complex, 721 S. First St.Baker: Baker Council on Aging, 3334 Jefferson St.Baton Rouge: New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Rd.Baton Rouge: Second Baptist Church, 914 North Acadian ThruwayBaton Rouge: St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 2121 North Sherwood Forest DriveBreaux Bridge: Veterans Home, 800 Veterans DriveCentral: Central City Hall, 13421 Hooper RoadClinton: Early Learning Center Gym, 9414 Plank RoadDenham Springs: North Park Recreation Center, 30372 Eden Church RoadEunice: Word Ministries, 1960 West Laurel AvenueGonzales: Lamar Dixon Expo, 9039 South St. Landry Ave.Greensburg: St. Helena Environmental Health Unit, 53 N. 2nd St.Hammond: Former Parish Tourism Building, 42271 S. Morrison Blvd.Lafayette: 301 W. University Ave.New Iberia: The Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center, 2417 Darnell RoadNew Roads: False River Parking Lot, 1200 Major ParkwaySpringfield: American Legion Hall, 26200 Highway 43St. Francisville: Independence Community Center, 10494 State Highway 965St. Gabriel: East Iberville Gym, 3265 Highway 75Zachary: Zachary Men's Club, 5746 Rollins Rd.If you were displaced in the storm, have registered with FEMA, and are living in one of these four categories of places after the storm, you are eligible for help from the TSA program:Living in a carLiving in a hotel/motelLiving in a mass shelterLiving at your place of employmentOther important information about eligibilityYou may also be eligible for short-term lodging assistance if your home is damaged, destroyed, inaccessible or lacking power as a result of the severe storms and floods in the following parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, and West Feliciana.FEMA will contact you to inquire about your current housing situation and provide instructions on how to receive short-term lodging. You don’t need to wait for a FEMA housing inspector visit for to be considered for short-term lodging.STATE SALES TAX RETURNS: Louisiana residents in presidential declared disaster areas impacted by the March and August floods can file for a refund of state sales tax they paid on personal property destroyed by the floods. Claims should be filed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. To learn more, visit www.latreasury.com and click on "Sales Tax Disaster Relief."TEMPORARY HOUSING:FEMA assistance will be in two parts: Part 1 - FEMA will issue 30 day housing vouchers for eligible people. You need to go to the website www.DisasterAssistance.gov to register for housing vouchers or other transitional housing funds. Applicants for housing vouchers must be able to prove they are living in a hotel, shelter or at their place of employment. If you are already registered, they will call you very soon. If you are staying at your home with friends or family, you are not eligible.Part 2 - FEMA is calling on all privately owned rental properties to get more properties on the market. **They are working on longer term options** a...

Heads up: Mount Rushmore marks a milestone this year - Sacramento Bee

Monday, June 06, 2016

Black Hills spires be carved in likenesses of Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Red Cloud “or other Western heroes.”90The percentage of Mount Rushmore carving done by dynamiteThe man who was hired to perform the work, then-60-year-old artist and sculptor Gutzon Borglum, thought the spires were too weathered, and instead sought a suitable cliffside. He rejected Robinson’s list of carving candidates.“Borglum argued that a monument on this scale should represent our entire national experience,” Brokaw says. “His final concept would be a tribute to the founding, preservation, growth and development of the nation. These events would be symbolized by the images of four Americans who never lost sight of the simple idea that man has a right to be free, and to be happy.”The mountain was dedicated for the project on Aug. 10, 1927. Newsreel footage shows President Calvin Coolidge handing a set of drill bits to Borglum. Fourteen years later, several months after Borglum’s death, his son Lincoln (now there’s a coincidence!) Borglum oversaw the work’s completion. The final drilling took place on Halloween 1941.The carving process, detailed in the film and in a couple of on-site galleries, took 6 1/2 years total as winter weather and funding hiccups idled the site for the balance of those 14 years. Hundreds of men, mostly locals, earned 30 cents to $1.50 per hour for their labors, much of which they performed in swing-set-like chairs that dangled over the mountaintop. They used dynamite to remove half a million tons of rock, which is haphazardly piled beneath the memorial.How safe was that work? Allow me to quote from my tray table in Mount Rushmore’s cafeteria, once I set aside my plate of fried potatoes to read the script:“The drillers had respirators, but they did not always wear them because they plugged up with dust. The workers did not have hard hats or steel-toed boots and a wad of cotton was the best ear plug of the time. There were many bumps and bruises and some close calls, but no fatalities.”21The length of the George Washington sculpture’s nose, in feetThat clean safety record is impressive. And the finished product is impressively popular, not just in classrooms where American history is taught, but also in popular culture (Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller, “North by Northwest,” rather absurdly climaxes there) and, of course, in tourism. According to the National Park Service, Mount Rushmore National Memorial drew 2.44 million visitors in 2015, ranking 36th in the NPS domain – one spot above Glacier National Park in Montana, and one behind Rock Creek Park. (I had not heard of that latter site; perhaps you have, if you have encountered it inside the Washington, D.C., beltway.) The Brokaw-narrated visitors center film ends with soaring, upbeat verbiage. It lacks any hint of disapproval, but as old-time radio man Paul Harvey used to say, now for the rest of the story.Stone-cold controversyThe Black Hills, a small mountain range that tops out at 7,242 feet, for thousands of years was home to American Indians. In 1868, the Fort Laramie Treaty between native peoples and the U.S. government (Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was on the negotiating team) essentially promised th...