Recommendations for Arkansas federal judiciary

You’ve been waiting for it, and here are the recommendations from Senators Lincoln and Pryor. There are familiar names, and one we very much commend.

or the vacancy created by the Honorable James M. Moody assuming senior status, Lincoln and Pryor have recommended the following Arkansans as candidates for U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas: Christopher J. Heller, Denise Reid Hoggard, and Amelia Mosley Russell.

For the vacancy created by the Honorable William R. Wilson assuming senior status, the senators have recommended the following Arkansans as candidates for U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas: Mariam T. Hopkins, D.P. “Price” Marshall, Jr., and Morgan E. “Chip” Welch.

For the vacancy created by the Honorable Harry F. Barnes assuming senior status, Lincoln and Pryor have recommended the following Arkansans as candidates for U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas: Caroline M. Craven, Susan O. Hickey, and James S. Hudson, Jr.

Jerry Lynch passes into eternity

He was my second cousin and part of the “radio Lynches.” That part of the family came from the Vaudeville side of the family which produced Keller Sisters and Lynch. That one one of the most popular musical groups in the 1920’s. Theybought radio stations. Big stations.

I never knew about ths family secret until  I was in my 40’s. Anyway, Jerry was the familyhistorian and a fine fellow.We talked many times Here, verbarim, is the obituary from the Daily Oklahoman.

The Wee Leprechauns took our Pot-O-Gold. Jerry Lynch was called home unexpectedly on the morning of March 3, 2009. Jerry was born April 18, 1942 in Oklahoma City to Frank Lynch, Vaudeville singer, and Bernice Lynch, silent pictures starlet. Jerry graduated Bishop McGuinness High School Class of 1961. He entered the family radio business and went on to pioneer FM radio in Oklahoma City. He established 98.9FM KFJL and also owned KBYE 890am. He was instrumental in establishing the Greater Oklahoma City FM Broadcasters Association. Jerry and his wife Marilyn moved to Lake Eufaula in 1991 and went on to establish radio properties in Arkansas including Spirit 106.3fm and KBHN 89.7 in Ft. Smith, AR. Jerry was fiercely proud of his family and his Irish Heritage. He loved life, his friends, and his music. He was a classic boat lover and shared his love of the water with all who knew him. Jerry is survived by his wife of 47 years Marilyn his sister Linda Dowell and brother Tommy Lynch his son Jay Lynch and wife Patti daughters Jennifer Watts and husband Mark, Lisa Nicholson and husband George, and Erin Robbins and husband Robby and his 8 beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Mike Lynch of Wichita, KS and sister Patricia Blue of Tulsa, OK. Evening Prayer Service will be Friday evening March 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Smith & Kernke on N. May. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday morning March 7, 10:00 a.m., The Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Vision Ministries, PO Box 6210, Fort Smith, AR 72906. When Irish Eyes are smiling all the world is Bright and Gay!!! WE LOVE YOU 2-2-5!!
From the Book of Common Prayer:

A Commendation.

DEPART, O Christian soul, out of this world,
In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created thee.
In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed thee.
In the Name of the Holy Ghost who sanctifieth thee.
May thy rest be this day in peace, and thy dwellingplace in the Paradise of God.