Thursday, July 21, 2005

Opinion

Fielder’s Choice
By Barry Burleson

Tribute to Josephine

We needed a babysitter for our 18-month-old preemie. We were cautious, not knowing really where to turn.

Then we found one – or maybe she found us. Perhaps it was just meant to be.

Fellow church members James and Julie Adkins were moving from Byhalia to Arkansas. Their babysitter, Josephine Kimmons, who actually lived in Holly Springs, needed a “new home.”

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Close to Nowhere
By Linda Jones

A special teacher

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”

How often have we seen that on a bumper sticker, coffee mug or t-shirt?

I remember a good many of my teachers from eons ago, some of them not so fondly — my second grade teacher, oddly enough named “Mrs. Jones,” was — in my eyes — truly terrible. We weren’t allowed to talk, raise our hands, wiggle in our seats, or have any thing that even resembled fun. I cried every morning all the way to school and often during the day.

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The Preacher’s Corner
By Rev. Dr. Milton Winter

Where were you when you first heard Elvis?

The house pictured with this article is as plain and ordinary a house as you can have. It is located in Fulton, Kentucky, and for many years was the home of my cousin Mary Met Arrington. It was also the house where I first heard Elvis.

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Letters to the Editor

Cheap shots:
Dear Editor,

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but at this time I feel I need to make a reply to the writer of the letter titled Animal Cruelty, which appeared in the July 14 edition.

I am not personally a member of the Humane Society. I do, however consider myself a friend of theirs. A really close friend, since my wife is a member of this organization.

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