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June 13th, 2014

Full moon to rise on Friday the 13th

June 13, 2014

Superstitious persons may be wary of the fact that today is Friday, June 13. However, skywatchers will get a special treat as a full moon occurs today. The last time a full moon fell on Friday the 13th in June was 1919.

This moon is known as both the "strawberry" moon as well as the "honey" moon. According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the "strawberry" name comes from the fact that it is strawberry season and the Algonquin Native American tribes knew that this was the time of year to gather the ripening fruit. In Europe, however, this moon is called the "rose" moon.

Michael Lee Ivy

June 13, 2014

Michael Lee Ivy, 77, of Benton passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Hot Springs.
He was born Dec. 3, 1936, in McGehee to the late Thomas L. and Eunice DeArmond Ivy.
Mr. Ivy was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and had worked for the state of Arkansas in administrative services management. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of The Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his parents, one brother, Teddy M. Ivy of Texas, and one niece also preceded him in death.

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