Andrew Harrison Johnson, Jr.

first_imgAndrew Harrison Johnson, Jr. 74, of Sunman passed away at U.C. Hospital in Cincinnati, Saturday, January 18, 2020.  “Junior” was born Saturday, June 30, 1945 in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of the late Andrew and Eunice (Pelfrey) Johnson, Sr.  He married Debra “Debby” Bulick September 21, 1974 and she survives. Junior worked for 39 years at Seagrams Distillery where he was affectionately known as “Whitey” by his co-workers.  After retirement, he spent much of his time caring for his home and never wanted to travel far from it. He enjoyed country music and watching IU and UK basketball in addition to Bengals football on tv.  However, his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. In his younger years, he was known for his talent at dancing the jitterbug and loved to dance with his sisters.Junior is survived by his wife Debby of Sunman; sons: Andrew J. (Jennifer) Johnson of Greensburg, Travis Johnson of Hamburg, and David (Alexandra) Johnson of Sunman; daughter Kayla (Craig) Rutledge of Willow Branch; brothers: Logan Johnson of Sunman, Jack Johnson of Sebastian, Florida and Carl Johnson of Moores Hill; sisters: Joan Bowcock of Fairfield, Ohio, Lexa Baker of Osgood, Carolyn (Richard) Bocock of Sunman, and Edna (Harold) Himes of Okeana, Ohio; stepsister in-laws Hazel Napier and Betty Napier; and eight grandchildren: Aaron, Allie, Erica, Samantha, and Nathaniel Johnson, Zoey Griffith, and Emery and Charlotte Rutledge.  He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Eunice Johnson Sr; step-father Henry Napier; brother in-laws: William Bowcock and  Al Baker; stepbrothers: Tom Napier, Bill (Sue) Napier, Andy Napier, Larry (Kay) Napier, Ernest Napier, and Byrd Napier; stepsisters: Virginia (Elihu) Thompson, Violet (Potter) McFadden, and Henrietta (Bob) Moberly.A service celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 22, at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with his nephew, Pastor Tom Gillespie, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Pius Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 11 AM – 1 PM Wednesday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Junior for Masses at St. Charles Church or Milan Sons of American Legion.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go towww.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Analysis: Four takeaways from the Lakers’ 3-3 preseason

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers UNSETTLED AT CENTERThe Lakers figure to go into the season with an open roster spot, and based on the play so far, it might be best suited at some point to use it to acquire a big man. McGee, the presumed starter, averaged 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game, which is more minutes than he’s averaged in any season since 2012. Ivica Zubac was hindered by illness early in training camp, which made it hard for him to prove he’s a viable back-up at the position. The small-ball center experiments with Kuzma at center weren’t especially convincing, and defensively the Lakers were pressed to guard big men like Nikola Jokic or Marcin Gortat. They also finished in the back of the pack in rebounding percentage in the preseason (47.8 percent, 27th among NBA teams).Walton said the team will continue to stick with its small-ball lineups, and used selectively, that might be effective. But in the opening weeks of the season, the Lakers will face Clint Capela, LaMarcus Aldridge and Jokic. If the team isn’t able to guard those guys and is losing on the glass every night, there will be a cry for a more definitive answer (or at least depth) in the middle.STRONG EARLY CHEMISTRYWhile the roster construction lends itself to questions about how chemistry will unfold, the Lakers ended their first road trip like a team in high spirits.During the finale in San Jose, the bench was chatty and engaged, even James and Rondo who had the night off. Afterward, teammates were bantering back and forth in the locker room. It was also telling that the Lakers spent some time together on their weekend off: Lance Stephenson, McGee and Ball hit the studio to record some music together, and a larger group went to the Drake concert on Saturday night at Staples Center, during which James popped up on stage.Going on the road itself was a positive experience for the team, many of the Lakers said, which at the very least is a hopeful beginning for how the personalities will mesh.“Going to team dinners, hanging out outside of practice, did that a lot this road trip,” Kuzma said. “Chemistry is coming. You’re going to see that early on, so when we have it in April and May, it matters.”Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLEBRON’S UNASSUMING ENTRANCEIn the past, James has been anything but reserved about expectations when signing with a new team. In Miami, there was the famous “Not one, not two” declaration on a stage in front of throngs of delirious Heat fans. When he re-signed with Cleveland, his Sports Illustrated letter spoke of wanting to bring a trophy to his home state.Such talk of titles and rings has been conspicuously absent. Even in the thrilling moments when James has shown why he’s still one of the most exciting players in the world, he’s kept expectations reasonably humble, using words like “patient.” It’s not just implying that he knows it will be tough to keep up his streak of eight straight Finals appearances, but it also suggests he knows how much power his words have, and how accountable he has to be to them.Not that James has had to say much: He was ruthlessly efficient in the 63 minutes he played in the preseason, jamming in stats, but also memorable moments like the running dunk at Staples Center and the buzzer-beater against the Warriors. James is known for occasional blunt honesty in the media about his teams, but it’s probably a healthy sign for the Lakers that so far, he’s held back raising the bar too high.BRISK PACE, BUT SLOPPYThe Lakers promised to be fast, and they were throughout the preseason. They were one of the five fastest-paced teams in the league (112.21 possessions per game) and repeatedly showed the ability to run down the floor with different playmakers and finishers. Plays like JaVale McGee, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram benefitted greatly from having players like James, Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball passing to them at the rim.But the Lakers also ranked in the bottom third for turnovers (18.3 per 100 possessions) and definitely showed up sloppy on some nights. Part of that is experimental: Players are still building familiarity with one another and learning how to feed each other the ball. Part of that is also that the Lakers played only NBA opponents instead of padding stats against Maccabi Haifa or the Beijing Ducks as some teams did. There was progress made in taking care of the ball by the last game, but it still could be a sticking point, especially early in the season. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions SAN JOSE — Preseasons wins don’t matter, and they never will. And yet, there was something upbeat for the Lakers as they closed out in SAP Center with a win over the Warriors.It left them with a feeling that they had accomplished a lot in a short-but-packed six-game schedule, and with a preseason record of 3-3, there were certain areas where they made definable progress.“We know we have a lot of work to do and we are at the beginning still,” Coach Luke Walton said. “It is going to be long journey, but it is going to be fun. I am very pleased with the amount of growth and effort in the short amount of time so far.”Here’s some observations on what has stood out from the Lakers in the preseason:last_img read more

Trump Set to Take “The Beast” for a Lap at Daytona After Major Fundraising Event

first_imgHe then headed to his Trump International Golf Club, where he remained until about 3 p.m.Trump is expected to return to Washington D.C. Sunday evening. NASCAR announced Friday that he will serve as grand marshal of the annual Daytona 500, making him the first president to have that role.Trump has hosted series champs at the White House in the past and awarded NASCAR team owner Roger Penske the Presidential Medal of Freedom.The limo is a Cadillac built atop a heavy-duty truck chassis. On Saturday evening, Trump attended a fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort that was expected to raise $10 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee.It is said to be his most expensive fundraiser ever, with invitations going only to donors who gave $580,600 per couple, according to The Washington Post.The President began his Saturday reflecting on his recent impeachment acquittal, tweeting:center_img President Trump is certainly making the most of his weekend in the Sunshine State.On Sunday, the commander-in-chief plans to take “The Beast,” as his presidential limousine is nicknamed, for a lap around the Daytona International Speedway track.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonThis sweet girl is Wilma. She is now one of the shelter volunteer’s favorites with her beautiful coat and happy and loving temperament. She is always ready to join the volunteers for hikes on the trails around the shelter. She walks well on leash but does let the volunteers know that she would gladly go for longer walks if they were ready. Wilma is enjoying being in a safe place where she does not have to worry about finding food or a dry place to sleep. Wilma was a stray so we do not have any historical information on her.We have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. Contact us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or (360) 432-3091 to learn more about Wilma, volunteering, or to meet one of our other dogs.last_img read more