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Thoughts on character
I spend the waning weeks of each year in reflection, and a topic that’s been on my mind this year is character. What’s interesting is that an old door triggered this line of thought.
Dec 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family, friends reflect on Elliott’s legacy
It has been 50 years since Carl Elliott was a member of Congress and nearly 15 years since his death. Yet traces of his legacy can be found throughout the old 7th District.
Dec 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping Christmas well
Our Sunday School class opened with an interesting question recently — “What’s the best gift you’ve ever unwrapped?”
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inaugural award capped stellar life, career of Carl Elliott
More than 25 years after Carl Elliott left Congress, John Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Caroline, appeared on the cover of Parade magazine.
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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A story on every branch
There are so many things that live in a special part of my memory that I only visit at Christmastime.
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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There’s nothing better than a good Crock-Pot
Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to write my column, but I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did.
Dec 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Double defeat marked end of Elliott’s political career
Carl Elliott was elected to Congress in 1948, the same year that Southern Democrats rebelled against President Harry Truman and their own party over segregation and states’ rights.
Dec 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our first Christmas tree
I sat on the couch daydreaming this afternoon as I often do when I’m clueless about a topic for my column.
Dec 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Chef Cohron
The last time I wrote about Wyatt’s escapades in the kitchen, he had sworn off cooking after getting a minor burn on his finger.
Dec 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elliott’s character shaped by humble beginnings
Carl Elliott came into the world on Dec. 20, 1913, in a log cabin in Franklin County.
Dec 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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School Menus Dec. 9-13
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS Headstart - 12th Grade Monday - Pizza, Combo Veggie Cup, Romaine Mix Salad, Fruit. Tuesday - Taco Meat W/Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Chopped Tomatoes, Mixed Greens, Black Beans, Fru...
Dec 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas should come on time
It’s Christmas time at the Watson house. My wife Jilda and I have funny ideas about holidays. We like to celebrate Christmas, at Christmas.
Dec 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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A man named Elliott
I never met Carl Elliott. I hadn’t even started high school when he died in 1999. So the feeling that he has been living with me for the past couple of months is a very strange one indeed.
Dec 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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A month for reflection
December is a month of reflection for me. It’s the time of year when I think back at everything that has happened. It seems to me with all things considered, the good times usually outweigh the bad.
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tour of Homes set for Dec. 8
Four local families have less than a week left to make their final preparations for the Pilot Club of Jasper’s annual Tour of Homes.
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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