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Chatterbox: Decatur's Etta Freeman turns 104

In a recent conversation with co-workers, one said that they wished they were old enough to retire, while another commiserated about her lost youth. I began to think about age and decided, with all certainty, that I would give anything to be 4 years old again.
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A simple awareness

As we travel through life we realize that many cultures around the world leave the U.S. in the dust when it comes to attending the elderly, the ill and people with special needs. We can readily see the differences in the attitude toward, and caring and treatment of unique people.
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Gerald H. Sholette

A Celebration of Life for Gerald H. Sholette, age 83, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on July 29, 2021, at 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Sholette passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Home, caring for him and always by his side, was his loving wife, Barbara. Gerald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Sholette of Ogdensburg, NY; his children, Colleen Sholette of Albany, NY; Memory Malley and her companion, Mike Sassone, of Victor, NY; Julie Hynes and her husband, Rob, of Irondequoit, NY and Douglas Sholette and his wife, Deanne, of Hilton, NY; grandchildren, Rachel Waugh, Sierra Sellers, Kelley, Connor and Patrick Hynes; his siblings, Loren Sholette of Ogdensburg and Elaine Pearce and her husband, David, of Edwards, CO; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Evelyn Sholette; a sister, Memory Morley and her husband, Henry and a sister-in-law, Marie Sholette. Gerald was born on May 8, 1937, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Lawrence S. and Evelyn (Dumas) Sholette. He attended St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s Academy. Gerald enlisted in the United States Army from 1960, he was stationed in Straubing, Germany and was honorably discharged in 1962. Gerald married Barbara A. Lincoln on September 24, 1960, at Notre Dame Church with Rev. L. Leduc officiating. Before entering the military, he worked at the Chatterbox, a restaurant owned by his parents on the corner of Ford and State St. He also was a Steward (Cook) on ships that sailed the Great Lakes. Gerald was a self-employed electrician for various companies throughout the Ogdensburg area. His proudest accomplishments were that of the work he had done at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and the Frederick Remington Museum. Gerald was a proud former member of the Ogdensburg Elks Lodge -772, Ogdensburg Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus as well as the planning and grievance board for the City of Ogdensburg. Gerald enjoyed painting, playing cards, “poker,” lawn darts, golf, hunting, skiing, playing harmonica, reading, history, setting up for the Festival of Trees, helping with household tasks and long walks with his loving wife. Mr. Sholette also enjoyed his time spent going to the casino with his buddies, Dave, John & Willard and traveling to Florida and the beaches of New Smyrna and Ft. Lauderdale.

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Blitz Dames and Central City to Merge — Say Hello to Birmingham Roller Derby!

Birmingham will return to roller derby with a new merged league — Birmingham Roller Derby — combining Birmingham Blitz Dames (2006–2021) and Central City Roller Derby (2007–2021). The merger follows a year long discussion between the leagues and unites the first UK league formed outside of London (BBD) with its former cross town rivals (CCR).

Thom Brennaman is Doing Nick Castellanos Jokes Now

Thom Brennaman may never put on the same headset he used to call all those Cincinnati Reds games through the years, but the veteran announcer will have access to another one with Chatterbox Sports. In a video posted Wednesday afternoon, company president Trace Fowler introduced the new hire. Brennaman lost both of his higher-profile gigs after the was caught using a homophobic slur during a commercial break last August. His on-air apology was famously interrupted by a deep drive to left by Nick Castellanos. The Chatterbox role will put him on the high school sports beat.
Cincinnati, OHNew York Post

Thom Brennaman has a new gig – and is making Nick Castellanos jokes

Maybe Thom Brennaman should stick to his day job – now that he has one again. The former Cincinnati Reds play-by-play announcer has landed a new gig after a hot-mic homophobic slur during what he thought was a commercial break cost him his job last August. Brennaman is joining Chatterbox Sports, a sports media outlet for high school sports in Southwest Ohio, as a play-by-play announcer.

Thom Brennaman To Call High School Sports In Cincinnati

When Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic on a broadcast of a Reds-Royals game, it began a precipitous fall. The son of longtime-Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman, Thom uttered a homophobic slur, a moment that’s virality only grew after his now infamous on-air apology. On Tuesday afternoon, he found himself a new gig with Chatterbox Sports.
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Thom Brennaman makes Nick Castellanos reference in video introducing his new gig

Nick Castellanos did not, in fact, hit a home run on Tuesday, July 20. He got injured on July 19 and was later diagnoses with a microfracture in his right wrist, which could keep him sidelined for quite some time. However, that didn't keep former Reds announcer Thom Brennaman from referencing his infamous home run call for Castellanos that has since become one of the most widely used memes throughout the baseball universe.
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Thom Brennaman Doing Podcast Series, High School Sports

Former Reds TV announcer Thom Brennaman is gradually ramping up his sports announcing career as he approaches the one-year anniversary of being removed as the Reds main TV voice. Brennaman began a podcast called Dialed In With Thom Brennaman in January. He has done 24 episodes in 29 weeks with...
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Thom Brennaman will call Cincinnati-area high school sports for Chatterbox Sports

Thom Brennaman’s homophobic slur on a hot mic on a Cincinnati Reds’ broadcast last August led to him becoming a meme for his home run-interrupted apology, being pulled from Fox’s NFL broadcasts, meeting with LGBTQ broadcasters and activists to discuss his comments, eventually resigning from his Reds’ role with Fox Sports Ohio, and then taking a play-by-play job for the Puerto Rico-based Roberto Clemente League.