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A Very Distinguished Visitor

Posted by Bryan Johnson at

On Monday, June 29th, the JSF had a very distinguished visitor! Mr. Clancy Brown spent a good part of the day talking with Dr. Gifford about Allan W. Eckert and Jesse Stuart and his admiration for their works. Mr. Brown has appeared in movies like, "The Highlander" and "The Shawshank Redemption" and has lent his amazing voice talents to many TV shows, cartoons, and video games such as his role as the voice of 'Mr. Krabs' on the highly popular kid's cartoon, "Spongebob Squarepants". You can visit Mr. Brown at his website, www.clancybrown.com and follow him on his twitter, @ClancyBrownNews....

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JSF Is Hiring!

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is seeking a mature, part-time worker with good clerical skills, computer skills, and get-along with people skills. We are looking for a high-energy person who is flexible and willing to learn a number of jobs so that we will have a “back-up” person for several key employees. Part-time work could lead to a full-time job in the future. Send your resume and cover letter to: James M. Gifford Ph.D.CEO & Senior EditorGifford@jsfbooks.com

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Dr. Gifford honored at University of the Cumberlands Graduation

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

The Jesse Stuart Foundation's Senior Editor and CEO was in attendance at the 56th Honors Day Convocation at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky last Sunday.  At the ceremony, Dr. Gifford received an honorary degree and was recognized as a Doctor of Humane Letters. Dr. Gifford has headed the Jesse Stuart Foundation since 1979, when the organization was established to manage Jesse Stuart's literary estate and promote educational and cultural programs relevant to his life and works.  Dr. Gifford received the B. A. Degree from Maryville College, the M.A. Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and his Ph....

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Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian is Here!

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Dr. James Gifford’s latest book, “Jesse Stuart:  Immortal Kentuckian.” The new biography examines the life of the late Poet Laureate of Kentucky in broad historical context and explains that Stuart immortalized himself though enduring influences on the people who read his books and the people who knew him personally. “This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-read biography that describes the broad range of Stuart’s accomplishments as an author, educator, conservationist, Appalachian spokesman, compulsive correspondent, world traveler, father, husband and neighbor,” said Dr. Gifford. “It would be a strong addition to...

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From the Desk of Dr. Gifford... Thoughts on Jesse Stuart's The Year of My Rebirth

Posted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation at

If you have a friend or loved one recovering from illness or surgery, Jesse Stuart’s The Year of My Rebirth would be a perfect gift.  Stuart’s message in this well-known book is that no person can really begin living until he has come close to dying. As a young man, Stuart lived at top speed. Then, in 1954, at age 48, rushing from a lecture in Murray, Ky. to catch a chartered plane to make another talk in Illinois, he was struck down by a severe heart attack, and he almost died. The Year of My Rebirth is the record...

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