Persistence wins day for Dockers’ Memorial

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPersistence wins day for Dockers’ MemorialBy admin – August 17, 2009 590 Advertisement Previous articleGardaí investigate sexual assaultNext articleSpiritStore admin Facebook Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Twitter WhatsApp WORK on a bronze monument to commemorate the thousands of Limerick dockers, is to commence shortly.Two years ago, Limerick City Council agreed to finance the project and a special committee, chaired by Cllr Jim Long, was set up to oversee the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was a very positive response to the invitation for design submissions for the work and an appropriate riverside location was agreed on.,“However, the project ran into some trouble when funding was cut back and we had to delay it, but I’m now absolutely thrilled that our persistence to have a fitting monument erected to the generations of men who worked under very harsh conditions for very little pay, is now about to be delivered,” Cllr Long told the Limerick Post.  “The original funding has had to be reduced, due to the current economic climate – we have 77,000 euro but are fairly confident of getting some additional private investment. I’m absolutely delighted that our promise to the families and descendants of the men who worked in the docks, can now be fulfilled.“Work will commence shortly on the monument, which has been commissioned, and we are very hopeful for completion before Christmas”.The site on which it will be erected is on the riverside quay, opposite the former ESB offices, on Honan’s Quay.Cllr Long confirmed that the committee will also proceed with producing memorial scrolls on velum, recording the name and employment periods of former dockers, which will be presented to their descendants.A spokesperson for City Hall said that the Limerick sculptor, Michael Duhan, originally from Wolfe Tone Street, whose father worked in the docks, has been commissioned to execute the work, and she also confirmed their optimism for private investment.last_img read more

Gardendale woman, 18, dead after drowning

first_img Mexican shrimp cocktail is one of the shrimp dishes that will be served to people at the sponsor tables for Shrimpfest. An 18-year-old Gardendale woman was pronounced dead Tuesday after reportedly drowning.Deputies were called about the drowning victim around 4:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 17000 block of Zinnia Avenue in Gardendale, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.Upon arrival, deputies were told the victim, Skylyn LaRae Duke, was taken to Medical Center Hospital, the release detailed.Duke was later pronounced dead at MCH, the release stated, and her body will be sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.The investigation will continue. Twitter By admin – May 30, 2018 Local News Gardendale woman, 18, dead after drowning Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleOpen house set for renovated Texas Tech pediatric clinicNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 30 adminlast_img read more

‘The Sheppards’ featured at Hank Williams Museum

first_img Tuesday Fire at Car City under investigation An early Tuesday morning fire at Car City dealership on U.S. Highway 231 about a half mile across the Pike… read more Sponsored Content “But, for The Sheppards, it’s important to be there,” Brown said.The Hank Williams Museum is located at 118 Commerce Street in downtown Montgomery. The museum is not billed as a tourist stop, rather a step back into the life of country music’s first superstar.The museum is filled with Williams’ artifacts including his 1952 baby blue Cadillac along with boots and hats, horse saddle, portraits, records, albums and more. ‘The Sheppards’ featured at Hank Williams Museum Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Skipcenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Dianne Brown, who accompanied The Sheppards to the memorial event, said, due to the coronavirus, the attending crowd was, comparatively, small.“Usually, there is a large crowd at the cemetery and the bands play and sing but, this year, the weather was bad so there was no crowd at all,” Brown said. However, The Sheppards enjoyed playing at the Hank Williams Memorial event at the Hank Williams Museum, as did all the bands that participated.The crowds at the museum were, as also expected, smaller than usual, Brown said, but appreciative of the opportunity to hear the country music legend’s music played and sung.The memorial event could be viewed on Facebook and Brown said she is sure many watched from the safety of home. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder The Sheppards from the Banks community were among the featured singers at the 68th Hank Williams Memorial event on January 1, 2021 at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery.This is the 15th year The Sheppards have participated in the New Year’s Day event. Participating in this year’s event were Arnold Sheppard and his grandsons, Morgan and Weston Brown.The memorial event is held annually in recognition of the death of country music legend, Hank Williams, on January 1, 1953.Williams died somewhere between Bristol, Tennessee and Oak Hill, West Virginia on the way to a New Year’s Day show in Canton, Ohio. The cause of death was heart failure. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Email the author Print Article Submitted photo | The MessengerThe Sheppards, a popular Pike County gospel/country music group, was featured at the 68th Hank Williams Memorial event at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery on January 1. Pictured, from left, Morgan Brown, Arnold Sheppard and Weston Brown.last_img read more