Thursday, February 2, 2006

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to law enforcement:
Dear Editor,

First State Bank’s Mt. Pleasant branch experienced a burglary attempt in the early morning hours of January 10.

Within approximately 12 hours Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, Investigator Kelly McMillen, Randy Harper and other deputies had two suspects in custody and appear to have a strong case for their pending trials.

If it were not for such a professional and qualified law agency, unsolved crime such as this could plague a growing community.

First State Bank wishes to thank the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department for a job well done.

Todd Tally,
First State Bank

Super Bowl safety:
Dear Editor,

When you’re watching the Super Bowl with friends, there are some important tips to keep in mind to help make your game day safe and fun.

If your celebration includes alcoholic beverages, remember to serve food. Offer non-alcohol beverages and serve each guest one drink at a time. Encourage them to space their drinks throughout the evening.

Remember, not all drinks are created equally — know the alcohol content of the drinks you serve and consider how different types of alcohol are consumed. Beer comes in standard-sized bottles and cans so it’s easy to keep track of how much you’re drinking. Also, stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends.

Finally, make sure everyone has a safe ride home. Send them home with a designated driver, call them a cab, or ask them to spend the night.

According to a national survey, 146 million Americans have either been a designated driver or been driven home by one. That’s a game-winning plan no matter what team you’re supporting. For more information on hosting a fun, safe party, log on to

Remember, “Responsibility Matters.”

Joan Lunsford
Consumer Awareness & Education
A&B Distributing Company
Olive Branch

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