Monday, December 22, 2008

xmas letter from the Texas Dailey/Rogers

Daniel grad. with honors from the Rogers Learning Center this year. He is continuing his educational pursuits as a member of the operations staff at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theater & Convention Center. He works with theater lighting & also runs spot lights, theater rigging & rials, sound board & mixing & has also worked as a stage hand. On the convention side he sets up for banquets, wedding receptions, conventions, parties, etc. Setting up runways, dance floors, stages, tables, chairs, booths, and many other things following the clients wishes working with CAD designs. Daniel started with Stafford Centre in September 2007 & is no on call with many other lighting & sound professionals in the Houston area so he is kept quite busy. Today he works for one client from 10a.m. to 10p.m. then must go help do a major change over at the Stafford Centre for new clients coming in tomorrow, so we are not expecting him home until after 4 a.m. Friday morning. Daniel also enjoys writing computer code & is working on several mmrpg in which he is a write & technical advisor on the web. Daniel had several XBOX games which he plays with friends from around the world-his latest is Guitar Hero World Tour Band & he is always looking to hook up with a few good players to join his band on XBOX live.
Dianna enjoys teaching & working with the Rogers Learning Center. put on insulin for type 2 diabetes April & still working with drs. to get blood sugar under control. tried container gardening in the driveway & front yard, which proved interesting with her allergies to most living plants.
Juanita is enjoying retirement. She has been a consultant for the Rogers Learning Center.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rev. T. Harold Craig 1929-2008

undated unknown newspaper clipping from mary johnson (? I think?)

Reverend T. Harold Craig peacefully passed into God's heavenly kingdom on Friday, April 18, 2008.
He was born Aug.1, 1929, in Davis City,Iowa, the son of Clair Wayne and Ruby (Blakesly) Craig. The year of 1947 was an eventful year for him; he graduated from Cainesville High School, married his high school sweetheart and accepted the call to serve the Lord, all in the same year.
He married Evelyn Fern Delong on Dec. 27, 1947, she preceded him in death on October 23, 1994. He was later married to Carmen Kelly, who also preceded him.
He received his baccalaureate degree from Northwest Missouri State University and Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He served several Southern Baptist churches in the Northwest Region of Mo., including those at King City, Grant City, Pattonsburg, Fairport, Newtown, Cainesville, and Ridgeway.
He was a pastor of Patee Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph from 1967 to 1977, and later served as Chaplain at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. In recent years, he served as Intentional Interim and supplied various churches.
He served on the Advisory Board for the former State Hospital and now, Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.
He was truly a life-long learner; never losing his curiosity or interest in things. He contributerd much to many, including the lives of his family and friends.
Reverend Craig is survived by one brother, Basil Craig of Eagleville, MO; three daughters, Debbie Murphy of Stilwell,KS; Kenise Arrango and her husband Nick of St Joseph; and Becky Steele and her husband Steve of Chillicothe, MO.
His fourth daughter, Valerie Annette Scroggins, died in 1970.
Other survivors include his grandchildren, Gabriel Murphy, Valerie Murphy, Matt Schlorff, Justin Schlorff, Valerie Steele and Craig Stelle; brothers-in-law Howard DeLong adn Ed Delong; several geat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Patee Park Baptist Church. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematroy, St. Joseph, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday. Rev. Craig will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Mo. or World Wildlife Foundation.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Larry Axsom

I rec'd an email from Ruth Axsom today that her husband Larry passed
away yesterday morning. He had liver cancer and it had spread to other
areas of his body. He gave a good fight but did not win.
Larry had gathered Axsom information for years, he sent out inquiry letters to find Axsom's, he started the Axsom Family Newsletter, helped start the Axsom Association of America, got national reunions going, & wrote at least 2 Axsom books that I know of. Larry brought a lot of people together.

Monday, December 15, 2008

O'Neal Appointed as Probation and Parole Officer

front page
The Mirror
December 10, 2008
with photo

O'Neal Appointed as Probation and Parole Officer

The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole announce the appointment of Michael O'Neal as a probation and parole officer.
O'Neal is currently assigned to the District 39 Office located in Trenton. He is a 2002 graduate of Cainsville High School and graduated in 2006 from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis on Law Enforcement and Administration. He is the son of Mike and Lou O'Neal of Cainsville.
O'Neal was previously employed at the Daviess/Dekalb Regional Jail as a sergeant.
The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole supervises offenders placed on probation by the Courts as well as those released from correctional facilities throughout the state. Probation and parole officers are charged with the supervision of these offenders, ensuring the safety of the public is their top priority. There are approximately 700 offenders supervised in the District 39 office, which encompasses Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, and Chariton counties.