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27 February 2006

Scholar News: February 2006

Jen had two peer-review journal articles make it to publication during 2005. The first appeared in the April edition of The Auk and is entitled "Habitat and Sex Differences in Physiological Condition of Breeding Southwestern Williow Flycatchers (Empidonax trailliiextimus)". Compelling evidence is offered by the authors disputing the theory that saltcedar habitats offer unsuitable breeding environments for Willow Flycatchers. Avian Hosts for West Nile Virus in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 2002 appeared in the December edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In this article, the authors surveyed populations of several passerine bird species for signs and extent of WNV infection.

Owen, J. C., M. K. Sogge, and M. D. Kern. 2005. Habitat and sex differences in physiological condition of breeding Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (Empidonax trailli extimus). The Auk, 122:1261-1270.
Komar, N., N. A. Panella, S. A. Langevin, A. C. Brault, M. Amador, E. Edwards, and J. C. Owen. 2005. Avian hosts for West Nile virus in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 2002. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 73:1031-1037

These articles have been logged to the running list of denizen publications.

Christopher and Jen are both expecting the publication peer-reviewed articles later this year in The Auk and Condor, respectively. More information will be posted when details are available.

25 February 2006

2006 Birthday Bash
(or the first annual Johnson Family reunion)

Members of the extended Johnson Family gathered at Roma's for an early dinner, followed by a rendez-vous at Mike and Catherine's for visiting and dessert. Four generations were represented and members of all but one of the several branches attended the festivities throughout the evening.

Jen and Christopher arrived shortly after 18:00 at the home of Elizabeth and Herman following a day-long trip from Franklin Creek. Sandra followed suit a few hours later reporting her arrival at Marianna's home. Joanne, Andrea and Michael (Wienen) embarked upon their pilgrimage Saturday morning and arrived in the early afternoon. They, too, staying with the Johnson Family matriarch.

Everyone began to arrive at Roma's around 16:30, with the final individuals just making it before 17:00. The fare was fair, as there is no compare to the Mauro marinara. Nevertheless, the company was impeccable and worth any culinary shortfall. Only two households were unable to make the meal.

The entourage migrated to Catherine and Mike's around 18:30, where the next couple of hours were consumed with chatter and sweets.

12 February 2006

Turtle Scutes v03 #02

Issue two of the monthly news and information summary has been posted to the community for the benefit of interested members. Additional information concerning the new mailing list resource is included.

09 February 2006

Emma H. Panzl

Emma H. (Adame) Panzl, the Adame Family matriarch, died 06 February in hospital following a lengthy illness. A longtime resident of Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, Emma had just celebrated the ninetieth anniversary of her birth on 25 January. However, her health had been deteriorating steadily over the past year. She was laid to rest today with her husband, Walter, in Lutheran Cemetery, Queens County, New York.

20060210 — revised an updated following contact with Sandy.

02 February 2006

F. P. "Pat" Adams Jr.

It is with a heavy heart and much regret that we report the death of the Adams Family patriarch. Pat Adams died this afternoon at 14:30 as preparations were made to transport him back to Jasper.

He had taken ill about a week ago and was transported down to Beaumont for medical tests and treatment. Recent dispatches from the family had reported the discovery of "spots" on various organs throughout his body. Given his diminished health, the decision was made to transport him back home for what may transpire. With an ambulance on its way, he is reported to have turned to his nurse and stated, "he was going home."

A funeral has been planned for 10:00 Monday at First United Methodist Church, with visitation scheduled for Sunday evening from 16:00-18:00 at Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Three descendants of the Walters Family will be making the trip.

from the The Beaumont Enterprise
published on 04 February 2006.

F.P. (Pat) Adams, Jr.
F.P. (Pat) Adams, Jr. prominent Jasper business man, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2006. He was born in Hemphill, Texas on November 17, 1915 and was 90 years old at the time of his death.
Mr. Adams graduated from Jasper High School and attended Texas A & M University. He started in the real-estate business in Austin, and moved his business to Jasper where he formed a partnership with his father, former First Judicial District Judge F. P. Adams, Sr. Their partnership continued until Judge Adam's death in 1955. He continued to be an active realtor until his death and was in partnership with Larry Dickerson.
Preceading[sic] Mr. Adams in death, was his wife, Wilma Adams, and his two brothers, Judge T. Gilbert Adams and J.A. Adams, as well as his three sisters, Ruth Adams Walters, Margie Adams Strong, and Christine Adams Williams. Also, his mother and father, Myra and Judge F.P. Adams, Sr.
He is survived by 15 loving nieces and nephews.
"Mr. Pat", as he was fondly known in Jasper, was a charter member of the Jasper Lions Club, The Jasper Lions Rodeo, and the Jasper Board of Realtors. He was on the Texas Realtors Association TREEPAC Board of Directors.
Pat enjoyed life and his friends and family. He was fiercely loyal to his church, his family, his friends and his party, the Democratic Party. He was a leader in his profession and his town.
Mr. Adams was attended by his close and longtime friend, Dr. Joe W. Dickerson. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Dickerson and his staff at Dickerson Memorial Hospital for the loving care they gave to Pat and Wilma.
Pallbearers for Mr. Adams will be Larry Dickerson, Fred McDuffie, John R. O'Neill, Don Adams, Jr., Ken Johnson and Sheriff Ronnie McBride.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Joe W. Dickerson, H.C. Dickerson, Hon. Joe Bob Golden, A.R. (Babe) Schwartz, Terry Williford, and the members of the Men's Bible Class of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.
Friends are invited to a visitation at Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper on Sunday, February 5, 2006 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 10:00 A.M., officiated by Rev. Bryan South. He will be interred in the Jasper City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions in memory of Pat to be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.

Only a few short months ago he was celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of his birth. An event which allowed several generations of nieces and nephews to share in that hallmark of his life.

Our thoughts are with his family.

20060203 — added information regarding visitation and funeral arrangements
20060205 — a preliminary transcription of the obituary which appeared at The Beaumont Enterprise website added
20060206 — added information and link to information regarding the Walters contingent
20060207 — formatting for the obituary added following the receipt of the printed record

01 February 2006

Mailing Lists

In an effort to extend the utility of the site for family members, a new group of resources has been created. A series specialized mailing lists will premier during the course of the next week. These will be compartmentalized into the three major target branches: Adame, Johnson and May. The family specific lists will be augmented by an announcement-only umbrella list to serve as a global news conduit.

The global, announcement list will premier later today. Invitations to join will be mailed to all family, whether existing community members or not.


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