Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comDOUG MC FADDEN KNEW WHERE WE CAME FROMDouglas Bruce McFadden died June 14, 2017 and took a lot of intellect, humor and history with him. Fortunately, he wrote a book, The McFaddens: A Family of Frontiersmen 1258-1950 (now 2017), which left us his Posey County historical legacy.Doug was great fun to talk with about history and politics; he knew both subjects thoroughly. Of course, his family was the McFaddens of McFaddens Bluff, now Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. When the McFaddens landed here in 1805 they were greeted personally by General William Henry Harrison who told young Mary McFadden she was the first white woman to land in the Indiana Territory, which was then part of the Northwest Territory.As Doug says in his book: “The McFadden name has several spellings depending on the mood of the individual … All belong to the same Scottish Clan that originated in the 12th century.” Father George Rapp when he was trying to buy land for his New Harmonie community wrote several letters and referred to the owners variously as McFadin, MacFahrlin, McFadians and McFadden from whom he sought to buy land at less than $15.00 per acre.To have had the pleasure of knowing Doug was to know the history of not only Posey County, Indiana but also America, directly and personally. As Doug said in the Introduction to his book:“This is not a story about celebrity or fame but of courageous, honest, hardworking people … who participated in the carving of a new nation and the building of America.”That pretty well describes Doug. Even those of you who did not have the pleasure of his company have suffered a deep loss.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Leicestershire-based business California Prunes has appointed Peter Cook as the company’s new brand ambassador.Cook is an award-winning baker, who founded artisan bakery Peter Cooks Bread and joins a team of brand ambassadors including celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and chocolatier Paul Young.With over 20 years’ experience, Cook’s role will be to drive awareness of the nutritional and health benefits associated with incorporating premium-quality California prunes into a variety of baked goods.Esther Ritson-Elliot, European marketing director for California Prunes, said the company was thrilled to welcome Peter to the team.“Peter’s knowledge and credibility within the bakery sector is well placed to help us assert California prunes as a highly versatile culinary ingredient, which can be used to improve the texture of baked goods, adding flavour and moisture while also reducing the sugar and fat content of a recipe,” she said.“These benefits are directly in line with the current ‘clean eating’ trend and are likely to be well received by both food professionals and amateur bakers alike. We have a series of exciting initiatives planned with Peter, so bakers, watch this space.”Cook also has a number of accolades to his name, including the Best Speciality Loaf at the 2013 Baking Industry Awards.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion All these shootings are by design. Why? New York state has the worst gun control in the world and the strictest laws, but yet shootings continue.The left is trying for a civil war so the government can call martial law and take control of our nation and confiscate our guns.The Democratic left will do anything to accomplish this. They hit big groups to promote fear and keep people apart. But this is what brings people together. And when the people had enough of loved ones getting shot, they’re going to go after Washington because all the gun control in the world won’t stop it. They would rather infringe on our rights than make stiffer laws for these shootings. What does that tell you?New York state already infringed on our rights and violated the Supreme Court decision that we have the right to self protection of life and property. This state broke the commerce law to allow price gouging i.e., A box of .225 rifle bullets was $1.59 for 50 rounds; today it’s $7.50 for the same box.Gov. Cuomo killed target shooting, skeet shooting, trap shooting, hunting and competition shooting. You have to buy ammo for safety. Then you have to have enough ammo for target,-hunting, skeet and trap and competition sports — but can’t afford to buy them.So the dealers raised their prices to compensate for the lost revenue. Make up your mind if you’re going to buy into this corruption or stand your ground for your rights. To support socialism and communism is to be controlled by the government. Capitalism is freedom.Socialist and communist — if you don’t abide by the laws, they kill you, with no protection. Russia, North Korea, Iran and others are proof of their work. Support Trump. Congress doesn’t want to make stiffer laws. Oh, well.Claude Rizzicone Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash
Boherlahan-Dualla play Killenaule in a County Junior B Hurling Semi-Final from 3:00 in Littleton.At four o’ clock Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill take on Galtee Rovers/St. Pecaun in the West Junior B Football Final in Golden.At the same time Cahir meet Clerihan at Ned Hall Park in a South Junior B Football Semi-Final.And Loughmore-Castleiney are up against Sean Treacys in a County Junior A Football Semi-Final.Throw-in at Templetuohy is at 5:30.Meanwhile, Ireland will be hoping to avoid a first Hurling/Shinty series defeat in 6 years, when they host Scotland in this year’s second test.Throw-in in Newry is at five o’ clock, with the Scots having won the first test in Inverness by 3-14 to 2-08. First up at 2:00 is the meeting of St Marys versus Thurles Sarsfields at Leahy Park, followed by the clash of Clonakenny and Moyne/Templetuohy in Templemore at 3:00.We’ll also update you on the County Junior A Hurling Final at Leahy Park from 3:30, where Nenagh Éire Óg face Skeheenarinky.In today’s other games;
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