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Voluntary Exit Agreement Provides Positive Note in MVISD Superintendent’s Resignation
Aug03

Voluntary Exit Agreement Provides Positive Note in MVISD Superintendent’s Resignation

Although Superintendent John Kaufman’s resignation gives an August 31, 2015 date, under the terms of his resignation agreement with the Mount Vernon School District, he vacated his office returning “…all keys, credit cards, if any, and other property, if any, of the District in Kaufman’s possession as it relates…” to his employment there. He was also to have all personal effects and property removed from his office. The agreement...

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Second Arrest in Armed Robbery
Jul05

Second Arrest in Armed Robbery

Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers arrested a second man in connection with the armed holdup of a couple at Highway 11 West and County Road 4703 just before 3 a.m. Friday. Arrested were 20-year old Demetrius Shawn Williams and 18-year old Jason Floyd Koenig. Both men were charged with aggravated robbery before Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer. Teer set bond at $75,000 for each man Share...

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Summer school in 2015 at SSISD
May28

Summer school in 2015 at SSISD

Summer school in 2015 has two components: Credit Recovery and End of Course Reviews. There is no cost for summer school. Applications must be received before the first day of the summer school session. Credit Recovery – for recovery of credit not earned during the regular school year. Dates are Monday-Thursday, beginning 6/15 and ending 7/23. Hours are 8:00-12 Noon or 12:30-4:30 p.m. Location is Austin Academic Center, 808 S. Davis,...

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Shame On Me

Several years ago I became re-acquainted with an old classmate and teammate John Skager. John and I had a very common and personal bond. We both had been diagnosed with malignant cancers. We went down that path together via his Caring Bridge website. We corresponded that way. John inspired me and I can only hope that I helped him. In April this year I picked up a card to send with a message as he had worsened. The card laid on my desk...

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Mom I Still Miss You

Mom, Thanks, the lessons you taught me, much to my chagrin finally have taken hold these last few years. Wouldn’t you just know it, but during the hardest time in my life I had your strength, memories and teachings to hold onto. I’m much better now, certainly not well but getting there. I remember you telling me that if any of this did you any good to pass it on. I have been able to do that during many testimonials and...

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Protected: Channel 18 Home Demo

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I’ve Become My Father

And that is not too bad if the boomers, spin docters and the rest of the clueless populace would just leave the words alone. I understand that the fear of aging is natural; it’s universal, isn’t it? No one wants to get old, no one wants to die. But we do. We die. And we do not like that, so we bullshit ourselves. I started kidding myself in my 40’s. I’d look in the mirror and say, “well, I guess I’m...

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A Very Merry Duckie Christmas For Carter
Dec23

A Very Merry Duckie Christmas For Carter

This is a daily occurrence when I get home for the day. The ducks are usually waiting for me in the driveway. At the end of the tape as the ducks are leaving if you listen closely and watch. You will hear a cat cry and the ducks stop. Scooter was trapped upstairs in the attic and was letting me know that he was not happy. Press esc to watch the video full screen. Merry Xmas Guys. [pb_vidembed title=””...

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Night Time Feeding
Aug20

Night Time Feeding

About 8pm each evening we call the ducks and feed them and the fish. Here is a short video of the process. We got the ducks in March when they were about 6 days old. If you listen closely, you should be able to hear the locusts in the tree behind me and the ducks quacking. [pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t9TFlc_xTo” type=”yt” w=”640″...

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