Thursday, May 17, 2007
Letters to the Editor
On Thursday, May 3, the Holly Springs Garden Club had a golf tournament at Kirkwood National Golf Course.
Gary Hickman, Mike Alf and Joey Taffant came in first place. Roy Ray, Lewis Clark, Tim Wilson and John Wilson came in second place. Burke Hendrick, Dink Upchurch, Kenny Wise and Dee White came in third.
We had several sponsors for the tournament, A & B distribution, who provided some of the beverages; Piggly Wiggly and Galler Wholesale provided snacks and beverages also. Vicki Swords provided first, second and third place prizes.
We had many hole sponsors, Teddy’s, Auto Place, Bonds Realty, Craft and Wynne, John Deere, Greer and White, Fred M. Belk, Edwin Callicutt and Tommy Ray, Dr. Henry Sullivant, Bill and Lockie York, CMC Concrete, Dr. John Jones, Dr. Edward Rather, Liddy’s Health Mart, Holly Springs Dry Cleaners, Dr. Beth Stinnett, Callicutt Realty, The South Reporter and Tyson Drug.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the Garden Club by playing also.
It’s every important to keep people coming to Holly Springs for the growth of our town.
Flag should fly
I am a Yankee bred and born, but found my way to Mississippi. My husband and I experience true Southern hospitality and love living and becoming a part of Holly Springs.
After 26 years in the Air Force, where blacks and whites were best of friends, neighbors and co-workers, we found the prejudice that still exists here on both sides extremely disturbing. The state flag seems to be one of the main sources of contention.
Since Easter and during this last month of Sundays, all Christians have been studying and reliving the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross.
One of our ministers called it the worst hate crime of all time. And yet the cross still symbolizes Christianity throughout the world and is displayed proudly in all churches and homes.
I couldn’t help but think we have a very similar analogy concerning our state flag. It contains the rebel symbol that once accepted slavery but, thank God, never will exist again. No man can own another man, no husband can own a wife, no individual should ever control another person.
Our flag should fly proudly and be embraced by all races to remind us what was but will never ever be repeated.
Mankind has come a long way but without communication differences can’t be settled. Keep talking, care for your neighbor and be kind to one another.
P.S. If you would like to hear one of the best sermons ever come visit us this Sunday at Zion Lutheran, 9 a.m. Hwy. 311 just past Bi-County Feed. Everyone welcome. Prepare to be here.
Bill and Sherry Janssen
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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