Thursday, March 8, 2007
It was the first time I’d ever eaten a barbecue sandwich at 8:40 in the morning.
Ronnie Day and I, on our 24-hour, around-the-county adventure of shooting photographs for this week’s Profile Edition, stopped at Betty Davis Grocery on Highway 7 South near the Lafayette County line.
Signs of spring!
Yes, Virginia, spring is coming and there are signs!
The peeper frogs are tentatively trying out their spring voices - not a whole song but little trills, broken off prematurely when a cold breeze springs up. Tree buds are slowly and cautiously swelling, waiting to see what the next day’s temperature will be. Dare they grow or should they just nap until a really warm and steady week?
By SYLVESTER OLIVER JR.
As part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month, the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum presented a two-day event, February 23-24, at its second annual African-American Fest held at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Center.
Letters to the Editor
To the Byhalia Fire Department and Police Department, and the surrounding fire departments that responded to the devastating fire that destroyed our home on Feb. 18, 2007: We are truly grateful to be part of this community where family, friends, neighbors and even strangers will come together to help others in a moment of need. Also a special thank you to the Meadowbrook Baptist Church and the Byhalia Chamber of Commerce and also the Alliance Health First Care Group for all their help and donations.
We can never express our love and gratitude to so many wonderful people that have helped us in our time of need.
God bless you all,
Strays in the neighborhood:
To whom this may concern:
We, the citizens of Whippoorwill Road, would like to inform all of you who continue to drop dogs off on our road, that we will take down your tag number and all vehicle information! We will turn you over to the sheriff’s department and pursue any and all legal action we can towards you!
At this time we have anywhere from 10 to 15 strays running wild. It is almost impossible for our children to play outside safely with them running around. It is impossible to get a good night’s rest for all the dogs fighting and howling all night!
If you can’t take care of your pets then don’t get one! It is not the responsibility of the citizens on Whippoorwill Road to take care of them when you get tired of them! We feel it is only fair to hold the owners responsible for their actions!
It is very sad to see all these animals starving and sick but we can not all afford to take care of these animals and our own too! We have contacted the sheriff’s department, who in turn says call the Humane Society who in turn, says call your Supervisor Keith Taylor.
We feel that the owners who have abandoned their animals should be the ones called out. The Humane Society makes it very affordable to spay or neuter your animals, so as adults you should do the responsible thing and have it done!
We hate to see any animal put down but we would rather you do that than to dump them off and then have a slow and heart breaking death by starvation, disease or being run over by cars.
Please, please be a responsible pet owner and take care of your pets and if you know you can’t, then be a responsible adult and don’t get one!
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