Trinity Robertson first baby born at Livingston
Sells, fellow Airmen serving in Baghdad
New food products issued for commodity distributions
Robertson first baby born at Livingston in 2005
photo courtesy of LRH
Trinity Angel Cheyenne Robertson, daughter of Matthew Dale Robertson
and Angela Grace Davidson of Albany, KY, was the first baby to be
born at Livingston Regional Hospital in 2004. She arrived at 1:42
p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 19.5
inches in length. Dr. John Clough, pictured, delivered the new arrival.
She is the granddaughter of Rick and Anna Albertson and Vickie Craft.
Also welcoming home the new arrival was her big brother, John Wayne
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fellow Airmen serving in Baghdad
photo courtesy of Sells family
Some of the United States Airmen stationed at Davis-Monthan Air
Force Base in Tucson, AZ, currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, are,
from left, SrA Joshua Prindle, A1C Ronnie Bublitz, SrA Joseph Zerwas,
SrA Michael Shain, and SSgt Stacy Sells, who is a native of Overton
Sells graduated from Livingston Academy in 1999 and
enlisted in the Air Force before graduation. He is the son of Charlie
and Nancy Sells and the grandson of Dorothy Sells, all of Alpine.
SSgt Sells e-mailed this picture to his parents from
Baghdad, where he and his friends are performing airfield security
at Baghdad International Airport.
Sells told his parents of the photo, "We are
in front of the palace that Saddam built for his people, commemorating
his win over the coalition forces and Kuwait during the first Gulf
War. He actually told his people that he won that war, and supposedly
built the palace for them. Of course, the common people never set
foot in it."
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products issued for commodity distributions
United States Department of Agriculture has released
new Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program products for the
2005 commodity distributions, according to Phyllis R. Bennett, executive
director of Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency.
Commodities are surplus agricultural items that are
given back to American families through government agencies. In
the Upper Cumberland region, UCHRA distributes commodities in Cannon,
Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Warren,
White, and Van Buren counties.
Commodity Director Rebecca Christian said, "UCHRA
holds distributions every other month with several hours of distribution
at each location."
This year, recertification is being done differently
because recertification must be complete before the 2005 distribution.
This recertification process is scheduled for Hanging
Limb Community Center on Friday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
and at Joe L. Evins Community Center in Livingston on Friday, Jan.
21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
"We encourage you to bring the appropriate documentation
and make arrangements to come by during the these times," Christian
Individuals and families receiving commodities through
Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency have to be recertified each
year to maintain their eligibility. All applicants must present
their Social Security cards at the sign-up.
Those persons who receive either food stamps, Families
First, SSI, Low-Income Energy Assistance, or who live in public
housing must provide proof that they participate in these programs
and are automatically eligible for commodities and/or completion
of a signed, self-declaration income statement that the total amount
of household income is below 150 percent of the current income poverty
Individuals who wish to have someone else complete
their recertification for them must send a note with the person,
authorizing him or her to do so.
USDA's Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
is available to all recipients, regardless of race, color, national
origin, age, sex, or handicap.
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