Pfc. Brandon R. Jewell graduated Aug. 17, 2012, from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.
The Childress family posed for a four-generation photo. From left, Hunter Childress, held by his grandfather, Dewey Douglas “Duke” Childress; great-grandmother JoeAnn Childress; and father, Nathaniel Childress
Hardin Memorial Hospital is mobilizing a flu clinic on its Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit this week to combat the widespread presence of influenza in its service area.
The clinic is from 7:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Elizabethtown Wal-Mart parking lot. Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations for HMH, said 300 adult doses of the flu vaccine will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone age 18 or older.
Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting widespread influenza in our area.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.
Warm up your skillets. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.
Now through Feb. 28, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Check out past winning recipes at MarthaWhite.com/recipes.
What does it cost to raise a child from birth through age 17? Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2003, it averaged $130,290 when household income was below $40,700; $178,590 when household income was between $40,700 and $68,400; and $261,270 when household income was more than $68,400.
After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.
White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss – Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.