September 23

Martha Jean Thomas, 66, Brookville

first_imgMartha Jean (Hamlin) Thomas, age 66, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born July 31, 1952 in Middletown, Ohio, she was one of three children born to the late James Edward & Wanda Mae (Lowe) Hamlin. She was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a Hospital Corpsman from October 1970 until her Honorable Discharge in April 1974, during the Vietnam era. On December 7, 1979 she was united in marriage to Jim C. Thomas and he survives.A homemaker, she enjoyed reading, being outdoors, camping, her pets, as well as visiting with her friends and family.Besides Jim, her loving husband of 39 years, survivors include a daughter, Julianne (Bill) Hodge of Metamora, Indiana, a son, Jesse (Cynthia) Thomas of Austin, Texas, as well as brother, Daniel E. Hamlin of Monroe, Ohio.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Hamlin.Family & friends may visit from 1 until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Carlisle Community Church, 780 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Ohio, 45005.Kevin Noah will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, December 15, 2018; 2:00 P.M., at Carlisle Community Church in Franklin, Ohio. Burial with full military honors by the Franklin Post #7596 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will follow in New Jersey Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carlisle.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence to the family visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

September 16

Medal joy for Ireland at Special Olympics

first_img22 year old Cork swimmer Sean Coleman took silver in 25m backstroke in Los Angeles, while 20 year old Gary McEnroe from Tallaght scooped bronze.Sarah Jane Johnston from Lurgan in Co. Armagh also won a bronze medal for Ireland in the pool, when she competed in 100m backstroke.Rachel Ryan from Templemore competes on the track while Clonmel’s Kelly Delaney will be in badminton action – they’re among the 88 Irish athletes in LA for the World Summer Games which run until August 2nd.last_img read more

August 26

Texas A&M fires coach Billy Kennedy, Buzz Williams ‘strong favorite’ to replace him, reports say

first_img March Madness 2019: Kentucky forward Reid Travis to return for SEC Tournament Texas A&M has fired Billy Kennedy, a source tells @CBSSports.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 15, 2019The Aggies finished 2018-19 with a 14-18 record and 6-12 in the SEC. They topped Vanderbilt in the opening round of the SEC Tournament before falling to Mississippi St.Kennedy tallied a 151-116 record during his time at Texas A&M. He reached two NCAA Tournaments and advanced to the Sweet 16 in both 2015-16 and 2017-18. Related News Texas A&M will be looking for a new coach and may already have a target in mind.The school has fired Billy Kennedy after eight seasons, according to a report from CBS Sports, which cites an unidentified league source.center_img Current Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams is the “strong favorite” to replace Kennedy, according to a report from 247Sports, which cites multiple unidentified sources.With Billy Kennedy out at Texas A&M, multiple sources say Buzz Williams is the frontrunner/strong favorite for the job.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 15, 2019Williams has turned around the Hokies’ program. He’s already made two NCAA Tournaments at the school and will get there once again this season.  He was born in Greenville, Texas. March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Florida’s SEC Tournament upset of No. 9 LSUlast_img read more

December 29

KILLYBEGS ARTIST SHARKEY CAUSES UPROAR WITH ELTON JOHN ‘BREASTFEEDING’ PICTURE

first_imgKILLYBEGS artist Kevin Sharkey has caused a storm after drawing a picture depicting Elton John breastfeeding his new baby son.However the well-known artists said he didn’t set out to offend anyone with the image and hoped the singer would see the funny side.He said he was inspired by John and civil partner David Furnish having baby Zachary, adding: “It’s set off a new era of gay men having kids. What Elton and David are doing is very admirable.” He admitted: “I must admit I did have a little laugh to myself while I was doing it but I know Elton has got a good sense of humour.”Mr Sharkey has attracted controversy before over his work, most notably for his 2009 image of Katie Price merged with Moors murderer Myra Hindley.And last year his image of the Pope conducting a gay wedding also caused outrage after the artist claimed it was inspired by the Catholic leader criticism of homosexuality.Mr Sharkey called the Pope’s remarks “an outrage and a disgrace”. He said: “What a load of old b*****s.“Preaching intolerance is a dangerous thing to do. That comes down onto the streets – drunk thugs kicking the f**k out of ‘queer f**kers’.”EndsKILLYBEGS ARTIST SHARKEY CAUSES UPROAR WITH ELTON JOHN ‘BREASTFEEDING’ PICTURE was last modified: March 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more