Thursday, April 26, 2007
Letters to the Editor
I have lived in Marshall County for 51 years and have a deep love and appreciation of our county. It is always a proud feeling when we make improvements in Holly Springs and all areas of our county.
I wish to express my appreciation to the Holly Springs medical system.
About two months ago, it was necessary to use the service of the 911 ambulance and the fire department. Both departments were very prompt and helpful, as well as professional. A few weeks ago, it was necessary that I go to the Emergency Room. Again the great care and support from the doctor and nurses on duty were very good. After receiving physical therapy from the local therapist for four weeks, I was very pleased with her knowledge and treatment.
All of these years I have either gone to Memphis or Oxford for most of my health care. So I am changing my medical care whenever I can to our local caregivers.
My first real change has been the internist I have been seeing for over 10 years to a local doctor. In the few visits I have made to him, I have been very pleased at his concern and thoroughness.
Until we support what Holly Springs and Marshall County have to offer, we are only cheating ourselves. In the medical system you might just be impressed, as I am, at the care and treatment you will receive.
There will be a Bone Marrow Drive on behalf of Teresa Billings Marcum on Saturday, May 12 at Barton Fire Department, 5135 Hwy 302 (Goodman) in Byhalia.
Teresa is battling leukemia. We would like for everyone who is able to be checked to see if you are a match.
Testing consists of being between 18 to 60 years of age, being anemic is fine, having diabetes is fine as long as you don’t have to take insulin, if you have ovarian cancer but have been in remission for at least five years is fine, having/had skin cancer is fine as long as it is not melanoma.
If you have any other type of cancer, you can’t be tested or if you have any heart problems you can’t be tested.
The actual testing is very simple; first, you fill out a general health form. Then you get your mouth swabbed. This process is free to all who qualify. The benefit will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson will also be there. He will be doing a benefit fish fry for Teresa. The tickets are being sold at Byhalia Middle School. The ticket price is $10.
We thank you for taking the time out of your lives to possibly save many others.
If you have any questions you may contact Kim Kelley, 662-838-6849, or 901-268-1775; Pam, 901-486-0056.
Thank you in advance
Report crop damage:
In light of reports from across Mississippi and surrounding areas, I advise area farmers affected by the recent freezing temperatures to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office to report any crop damage as soon as possible. FSA’s assessment is a necessary first step in determining if Mississippi farmers will qualify for federal disaster assistance. The unprecedented weather occurred at a crucial time during our farmers’ crop production.
Lester Spell Jr., D.V.M.
Thank you :
I want to thank you and your research department for printing the article and the picture from the April 14, 1955 issue of The South Reporter on the selection of the first Holly Springs Pilgrimage queen and king.
It was delightful to see the names of all the participants and their families’ names.
There are many residents of Holly Springs who are new to the community who were not aware of this first Pilgrimage royalty. It is important in the history of our community that the new families know the true history of our beautiful city, as well as it is for the old families who have moved.
So many guests, particularly families returning to see the Holly Springs they remember so well, thanked me for sharing this important part of our heritage with you.
Needs MS info.:
Hello. My name is Marisa Lello. I am 9 years old and go to Saint Jude School. I am in fourth grade. I live in Monroe, Connecticut.
In my social studies class we are learning about the 50 states and I chose Mississippi because it sounds like a very interesting state.
Can you please ask your readers to send me back a postcard, and information about the most interesting and most exciting places in Mississippi?
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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