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Stories from Monday, January 17, 2005

Funeral homes changing services to meet survivors' needs (01/17/05)
At some point in time everyone must deal with their own mortality. America, in general, has long chosen to avoid the subject of death and dying. According to Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the 1970s, it was difficult to accept death in this society because it was unfamiliar. Death was a taboo subject and we tried to hide the dying process by hiding the terminally ill patient. During much of the twentieth century, the majority of people in America died in a hospital...
LEAAP Center administrator is optimistic (01/17/05)
LEAAP Center Administrator Mary Yelton has been approached by people wanting to know about the future of the Center. During last week's school board meeting, the board voted 6-0 to not renew the contracts of Yelton and Cumberland Academy Principal Lisa Showalter...
Funerals are becoming family-oriented experiences (01/17/05)
In the past decade, funeral homes have changed the services they provide to better meet the needs of the survivors. Local funeral home directors Rob Moore and Susan French recently discussed some of those changes. Families no longer go through the emotionally charged experience of picking out a casket by looking at the funeral home's coffin inventory. French's provide corner panel caskets from which the family may choose. At Moores, coffins are selected completely through catalog selection...
Bariatric dieter is nearly half his former size (01/17/05)
James McKinney holds up a pair of pants he wore before going on the bariatric diet last February. James has replaced the size 54 pants with size 34. Linda Messmer photo The average American typically gains seven to 10 pounds during the holidays. James McKinney is anything but typical. He lost seven pounds during the two weeks of Christmas and New Year holidays...
Northview passes out football post season awards (01/17/05)
Michael Landry (left) and TJ King (right) were named the Most Outstanding Receivers for the Knights. Tony Harper photo The Clay County area has long been known as a successful basketball region, but if this season is any indication, the Northview football program might deserve just as much attention for a bright future...
HAROLD TENER (01/17/05)
Harold Tener, 88 formerly of Brazil, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Mariner Health in McKinney, Texas. Born Aug.19, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of John and Estella Riggs Tener. He entered military service with the U.S. Navy in March of 1942 and served as a Navy See Bee in the South Pacific. He received his Honorable Discharge in November of 1945...
JOHN R. STEARLEY (01/17/05)
John R. Stearley, 59, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005. He was an inspector at the General Motors Powertrain plant and was very active in the United Auto Workers Local No. 653. Survivors include two sons, John M. Stearley and fiancee, Kim Keiffer, of Pontiac, Mich., and Corey Stearley and wife, Kim, of Orion, Mich.; grandchildren, Courtney, Alex, Heather and Summer; and an aunt, Thelma Barra...