The fish was this big…

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Children from Mrs. Stanford’s Washington School class tour Clay County Hospital in Flora. This was in the cardiovascular department.
When asked if they knew how big their heart was, to the amusement of CCH staff, they all held up their fists, having covered that in class. Then they all held up two fists to show big their brains were…except for the young comedian in the back. If his brain is really that big, he can look forward to a promising career in super-villainy.


A Marine’s Funeral

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The funeral procession for Marine Corporal Jamie Russel Lowe, a Johnsonville native, who was killed in action on Monday, January 11 in Afghanistan.
Cpl. Lowe served the Marine Corps with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lowe and two other Marines, Staff Sgt. Matthew N. Ingram 25, and Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski, 21, were killed in the same firefight with insurgent forces on Monday. The men were among the ten servicemen that have been killed already this year in Afghanistan.
Lowe enlisted in August 2007 and arrived on Okinawa, where his unit was based, a year later. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal ISAF, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
“He was driven to be the best, and it showed in everything he did,” Maj. Jordan Walzer, Cpl. Lowe’s officer-in-charge in Afghanistan, said in a statement given to
In Cisne, where Lowe attended Cisne High School the path from Hosselton Funeral Home to Orchardville Church had flags displayed along it.