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Working hard and serving their Jasonville community
Posted Monday, August 25, at 11:28 AM
Throughout my life, I have had many positive role models who have molded and shaped me into the person I am today. Role models who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done. Role models who have taught me the importance of community and helping and serving others. Role models who have instilled in me the importance of hard work...

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Getting Back into the School Mode
Posted Monday, July 28, at 5:20 PM

July is coming to an end - where did summer go? For my family and I, summer includes many baseball and softball games, lazy days at the pool, hikes at area state parks, and some days of being couch potatoes and watching TV. It also included a trip to the Smoky Mountains (we love visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in Tennessee) as well as a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo...

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Influential teachers
Posted Friday, May 30, at 7:27 PM

The school year is winding down at the Metropolitan School District of Shakamak as are the careers of some of the influential players in my education. Rick Hobbs, my fifth grade teacher has taught his last class at Shakamak. To tell you the truth, I have no idea how he survived my fifth grade year. We definitely weren't the easiest class he taught -- in fact, we were quite the handful...

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Indy has plenty to offer for tourists and you won't break the bank
Posted Friday, May 9, at 3:03 PM

If you're looking for family fun close to home that won't break the bank, check out Indianapolis. Our capital city offers a plethora of attractions, restaurants, hotels and more making Indianapolis one of my family's favorite places to visit. During Spring Break, we loaded up the van and headed to Indy for a weekend of family fun. ...

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Miss Phyllis is still reading to children
Posted Tuesday, February 18, at 10:20 PM

For nearly 30 years, my mother-in-law, Phyllis Franklin, worked hard to instill a love of reading into each and every child that walked through the doors of the Margaret Cooper Public Library/Linton Public Library. Earlier this month, Phyllis, known affectionately as "Miss Phyllis" had to retire due to health issues...

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Finding passion, inspired by Granny and Papaw
Posted Monday, January 27, at 8:44 PM

"We all need to find our passion. If you don't have a passion about something, don't do it." -- Noble Stallons, Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year While listening to Noble Stallons speak about passion after being named the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year last week, I immediately thought of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Working with that organization is definitely a passion of mine...

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No resolutions, but our family is making a bucket list for 2014
Posted Monday, December 30, at 7:51 PM

I've decided not to make New Year's resolutions this year. Instead, my family and I are creating our 2014 bucket list. We've sat down with the kids (ages 11, 9, and 5-year-old twins) to discuss the things they want to do. So far our list includes:...

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Family traditions important during the holiday season
Posted Monday, December 16, at 5:43 PM

So many families have traditions they carry out each and every holiday season. I am going to share some of my favorite family traditions and hope that you will share some of yours as well. First and foremost, I feel it necessary to recognize the REAL reason we celebrate this Christmas season -- the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior...

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Linton Miner pride runs deeper than on the football field
Posted Wednesday, November 20, at 5:17 PM

I've always believed that sports and being a part of a team is about more than wins and losses. To me, the life lessons learned through sports are so important. The Linton Miners football team, albeit successful, are learning more than just X's and O's this year under the direction of first year head coach Brian Oliver...

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What's on your list of simple pleasures?
Posted Monday, September 30, at 2:32 PM

In this world full of hustle and bustle, it's nice to reflect on the simple pleasures in life. Here are just a few of mine. Catching up with old friends Making new friends Hearing your favorite song on the radio (and singing it as loud as you can) Curling up with a good book...

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I'm looking forward to many more inspirational, positive, and uplifting stories
Posted Tuesday, August 13, at 3:01 PM

With so much evil in this would, it's refreshing to highlight the good things people are doing. That's what I hope to do -- communicate through my writing that there are still good people in this world. A month or so ago, I was considering hanging up my reporter hat, and calling a career I've had for 11 years, quits. God had other plans for me. I was heading to Linton First Christian Church to pick my daughter up from Exit 3:16 youth group when God spoke to me...

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Saying goodbye is difficult
Posted Thursday, July 18, at 10:48 AM

While I lost one of the most important people in my life yesterday, Heaven gained a magnificent angel when my great-grandma Beulah Fougerousse passed away. In June, my family and I had celebrated Grandma's 98th birthday with her. I'm so thankful God blessed us with Grandma for as long as He did. She led such a long, amazing life for Christ...

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Remembering Tim Betts
Posted Wednesday, May 22, at 1:36 PM

Hero (heer-oh) 1. A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. A person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded a model or ideal. Both of these definitions describe Tim Betts. ...

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GCGH celebrates Hospital Week with employee appreciation events
Posted Friday, May 17, at 8:36 AM

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community...

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Congratulations Lady Lakers for making history
Posted Wednesday, February 13, at 3:37 PM

Congratulations to the Lady Lakers and Coach Troy Fougerousse on the school's first ever sectional title in girls' basketball. It's become a tradition in Jasonville for residents to line the streets after a team has won a sectional, regional, semi-state, or state championship. ...

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Family traditions
Posted Friday, December 21, at 9:04 AM

So many families have traditions they carry out each and every holiday season. I am going to share some of my favorite family traditions and hope that you will share some of yours as well. First and foremost, I feel it necessary to recognize the REAL reason we celebrate this Christmas season -- the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior...

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Grandparents provide an inspiration
Posted Thursday, August 16, at 10:10 AM

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." -- Mignon McLaughlin For my Papaw and Mamaw (Claude Jr. and Naomi Thomas) of Jasonville, they've fallen in love countless times as their marriage has lasted for 58 years ... and it's still going strong...

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Congrats on a fine season to all involved
Posted Monday, June 18, at 11:28 AM

Even though the Shakamak Lakers ended their season as state runners up instead of state champs, the boys in blue have nothing to be ashamed of. The Lakers had a tremendous season, falling short to No. 1 ranked Lafayette Central Catholic at Victory Field in Indianapolis...

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Short drive provides full day of fun and memories for families
Posted Friday, June 15, at 3:02 PM

If you're looking for a day filled with fun for your family, look no further than Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in nearby Santa Claus, Ind. The theme park has been on the receiving end of many awards -- most recently rated the No. 1 water park by TripAdvisor, an online travel site...

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Shakamak grad in state finals again
Posted Friday, June 8, at 8:24 AM

This weekend, I will find myself cheering for two different teams -- the Shakamak Lakers as they are in the Class A baseball semistate and the South Putnam Eagles as they are vying for a second Class 2A softball state title. I'm a graduate of Shakamak High School, so it's obvious why I am rooting on the Lakers. I'm rooting on the Eagles because of a connection to Shakamak -- South Putnam's head coach is Chris Jones...

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