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Jerry Jackson

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A fun-filled flapjack fandango will again be gracing the griddle on Saturday, June 8, when the Prescott-area Lions and Lioness clubs conduct their 39th annual pancake breakfast beside the First Congregational Church at Gurley and Alarcon streets in downtown Prescott.

By Jerry Jackson June 6, 2019
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Howzabout a little three-part treatise on unrelated matters? Since you have no choice, then here goes:

By Jerry Jackson June 3, 2019
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Remember last month’s column on “Dictionary Duos” — those “from” and “to” headings at the top of each page that provide word-search guidance?

By Jerry Jackson May 10, 2019
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Just for fun, I’d like to once again delve into an inane little exercise that I’ve dubbed as “dictionary duos.

By Jerry Jackson April 1, 2019
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Greetings, poetry lovers. And those of you in the “rhymer climber” crowd are no doubt familiar with the versatile verses penned by that icon of the Yukon, Robert Service.

By Jerry Jackson March 11, 2019
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Back in 1959, Alfred Hitchcock came up with that thriller of a movie titled “North By Northwest.”

By Jerry Jackson February 4, 2019
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Those of us of a certain age will remember that witty ditty arrived in ’55 and was popularized by Old Blue Eyes.

By Jerry Jackson January 1, 2019
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What do four football quarterbacks equate to? One FULLback! But enough of the silliness and on to the seriousness, which concerns a family-based football foursome.

By Jerry Jackson December 3, 2018
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In my opinion, which admittedly is very humble, there will never be another easy-listening musical era comparable to the 1950s and ’60s.

By Jerry Jackson November 5, 2018
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Children seldom complain about vision problems. Rather, according to the Eyes on Learning Vision Coalition, “they believe everyone sees the world the way they do.” But the coalition notes that “80 percent of children’s learning is through their eyes.

By Jerry Jackson October 1, 2018
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I can’t agree more with the tons of accolades extolling the life and deeds of that wonderful patriot and statesman, Sen. John McCain.

By Jerry Jackson September 3, 2018
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CVPD looking for partners in lifesaving
Process began a few years ago

The Chino Valley Police Department is looking to partner and collaborate with the community to help in the Stop the Bleed program, according to a news release from Lieutenant Vincent Schaan.

By Jerry Jackson August 14, 2018
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In the business sales world of today, pursuit of the almighty dollar is the over-riding consideration aimed at maximum profit, which is fine.

By Jerry Jackson August 6, 2018
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I’m an inveterate “achiever believer” and would like to pass along a top-drawer candidate for said recognition. The “Oscar” goes to … hello, drumbeat … Marci McGlinn Rogers!

By Jerry Jackson July 3, 2018
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Poetically speaking, it’s a unity anchored in perpetuity.

By Jerry Jackson May 1, 2018
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Prescott’s Jerry R. Johnson has come a long way since starting life as a farm boy in Corwith, Iowa, in the 1930s, before going on to play a major role in America’s space program.

By Jerry Jackson April 3, 2018

Coats for Kids is jointly sponsored by the Prescott Noon Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus of Prescott’s Sacred Heart Church and Mandalay Homes of Prescott.

By Jerry Jackson March 6, 2018

Those of you who don’t know Stan Brown and his wife Ruthie are missing out.

By Jerry Jackson February 7, 2018

It’s a semi-silly something that I’ve pursued in the past that involves tacking on trite reactions to some of the headers that grace the top of every dictionary depicting the first and last words to be found on each page.

By Jerry Jackson January 2, 2018

Yeah, I’m an unabashed inveterate nostalgia nerd.

By Jerry Jackson December 13, 2017

Now, about the brouhaha that’s been brewing.

By Jerry Jackson November 7, 2017
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Chris Hoy knows of what he speaks and speaks knowingly of it.

By Jerry Jackson October 3, 2017
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A Courier column published four years ago was instrumental in bringing to Prescott early last month a vibrant group of young people with the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK).

By Jerry Jackson September 5, 2017
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The oversized hearts of two exceptional Prescott Noon Lions ceased to function this past June on consecutive days.

By Jerry Jackson August 1, 2017
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Just for the pure fun of it, I’d like to donate today’s allotted space to a guest column written by a very talented golden retriever named Avery.

By Jerry Jackson July 4, 2017
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Marv Betts is in the selfless business of helping to save and enhance lives through osmosis.

By Jerry Jackson June 6, 2017

Just a poignant plea for prioritization regarding a couple of road construction projects in the area:

By Jerry Jackson May 10, 2017
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Anna Parker was born May 22, 1917, in Chicago. Emma Weiss was born on that same date, also in Chicago.

By Jerry Jackson May 2, 2017
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The arrival was a surprisal when Rick Hartner delivered the fabulously fierce but beautifully bespectacled dragon to Jean Lutz at her Prescott home last month.

By Jerry Jackson April 4, 2017
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There must’ve been a guardian angel on hand — naw, make that a whole passel of guardian angels — 75 years ago when Ronny de Jong, along with her mother and a younger sister, managed to survive the crushing occupation by the Japanese of their home in Java in the Dutch East Indies during World War II.

By Jerry Jackson March 7, 2017
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Dexterity. Diversity. Livability. These are among the refinements and enhancements cushioning the ESL program at Yavapai College while helping its graduates bridge any cultural gaps.

By Jerry Jackson February 7, 2017
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It was a bright, invigorating morning this past Thursday at the Prescott National Cemetery – a perfect setting in which to honor a correspondingly bright, invigorating man named Bob Cornett who passed away on Dec. 11 at the age of 85.

By Jerry Jackson January 3, 2017
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Yeah, they let their imaginations run wild while applying their mettle to the metal, and the results were downright delightful.

By Jerry Jackson November 1, 2016
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“Murder, She Wrote” – the crime drama TV series starring Angela Lansbury that aired from 1984 to 1996 – was fascinating, but fiction. However, the brutal murders of three Prescott residents are strictly fact-based, and the author of two books ...

By Jerry Jackson October 18, 2016
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In the Mood for a Sentimental Journey? Then pack up all your cares and woes, brush off the clouds and cheer up, put on a happy face and direct your feet to The Sunny Side of Rosser Street on Oct. 22 for a fun time.

By Jerry Jackson October 11, 2016

How many of you readers remember the Fudgesicle “free sticks”?

By Jerry Jackson October 4, 2016
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“We serve” is the familiar clarion call of Lions Clubs International – the world’s largest service organization whose 1.4 million members in 200-plus countries work to improve the lives of those in need. And one of those servers who scaled LCI’s highest pinnacle is right here in our own backyard.

By Jerry Jackson September 27, 2016
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It was almost three-quarters of a century ago when Ronny Herman de Jong’s dream in Java – an island in the Dutch East Indies known as “one of the beautiful gems in the Emerald Girdle” – turned abruptly into a nightmare.

By Jerry Jackson September 13, 2016

Hey, Carlinophiles, listen up! I know it’s been a long dry spell since you’ve heard anything new from old George – after all, he died eight years ago – but there’s a new day dawning after hearing from the comedian’s long-time publicist in Santa Monica, Calif.

By Jerry Jackson September 6, 2016

Last week’s column focusing on some of the wit and wisdom of the late comedian George Carlin struck a chord with Prescott reader Tim Anderson, who alerted me that Carlin “was my absolute favorite comedian” whose “brand of humor is classic.”

By Jerry Jackson August 30, 2016

The late George Carlin will probably never go down as one of the master philosophers of our time, but the guy’s right up there at the top of MY list.

By Jerry Jackson August 23, 2016
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With tongue embedded firmly in cheek, let me tell you about a wonderfully serendipitous thing that happened to me in Taos, New Mexico, on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the year of our Lord 2016 A.D., involving a 1978 comedy/action movie as a reference point.

By Jerry Jackson August 16, 2016

Put-downs … and comebacks on the heels of put-downs … are art forms that I deeply admire, but I’ve always been incapable of voicing either one of the things because they demand a quick wit, of which I’m devoid.

By Jerry Jackson August 9, 2016

You’re no doubt aware of Mark Twain’s cautionary confession that he decided to stop reading the medical journals in doctors’ offices, prompted by his fear that he might end up dying of a typographical error.

By Jerry Jackson July 26, 2016

This past Saturday’s Courier op-ed page included an article by syndicated columnist Dick Polman headlined “Take a breath, folks, 2016 is not 1968” in which he wrote that “I can state with a high degree of confidence that America was far, far worse in 1968.”

By Jerry Jackson July 19, 2016

Warm. Wonderful. Exuberant. Outgoing. Statuesque. (Yeah, she’s 5-foot-11.)

By Jerry Jackson July 12, 2016

As promised in last week’s column focusing on my duly-dubbed “dictionary duo didoes” – those “from-to” references at the top of pages that provide helpful guidelines to word seekers – following is Part 2 (from “n” to “z”) as the capper-offer to the June 28 onslaught of somewhat supercilious silliness making up the “a” to “m” crowd.

By Jerry Jackson July 5, 2016

I have a certain weird fascination for those “headers” at the top of pages in dictionaries that are a big help when it comes to looking up words when searching for spellings and definitions.

By Jerry Jackson June 28, 2016
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There’s a big bash brewing this Sunday, June 26, at the Prescott United Methodist Church – a Lollapalooza luau at which congregants will congregate for a send-off soiree honoring Pastor Dave Alberts and his wife Mary.

By Jerry Jackson June 21, 2016