Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Letters To The Editor
Thank you, Madalynne:
David and I wish to express publicly our deep appreciation to Ms. Madalynne Ash, an employee in the Marshall County Courthouse. Recently, it became necessary for David to obtain a copy of a document that was finalized nearly 50 years ago. Upon speaking with Mrs. Ash, she wasn’t sure she would be able to locate it but assured us she would try.
At 8:10 the next morning, we received a call telling us she had found it. I don’t know who was more pleased, she or us. She had gone in to work an hour early in order to have time to search for the document without interfering with waiting on other customers. We were truly fortunate that Holly Springs and Marshall County has such a dedicated person in their employment. Thank you again Madalynne.
With heartfelt thanks,
Thanks to all:
The family of Bailey Childers would like to thank everyone involved with the softball benefit that was held. Thanks for all the prayers and donations of time, concessions and money. It was all greatly appreciated.
Senate Bill 162:
Attention: Pet owners and others - Regarding Senate Bill 162
Another sad letter in this week’s Pigeon Roost from a concerned citizen who can’t seem to get any help with the animal situation. And, another letter from me regarding the same ongoing saga.
I would like to say to all of the pet owners, pet lovers, and others as well, there is a bill before the Senate (SB 162) that if passed, will change the state’s definition of “domestic abuse” to include animals. The message came from Wisconsin but if it doesn’t include all states it should. The only way we will be heard is to just keep talking.
What a wonderful thing if this bill passes. If animal abuse is included in “domestic abuse” you will no longer have to worry about lack of animal control. The authorities will have to stand behind it then. So, get busy; write letters; make phone calls; and don’t stop until something is done. Mississippi needs this just as much as any other state.
Clean hands save
Rust College and the Clean Hands Coalition celebrated “Clean Hands Week,” Sept. 16-22.
The campus activities were a success! Because you were so graciously involved in promoting the single most important activity that prevents illness, we are able to extend the activities that increase awareness and hand hygiene on our campus. We appreciate your response and support of this worthy cause.
Handwashing is the single most important act you can do to prevent becoming ill and making others sick. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 5,000 people die each year from food borne illness. Seventy-eight million become ill and between 79,000 and 96,000 die from hospital infections each year. A direct link for many of these deaths is poor handwashing.
Handwashing is important for food safety, disease prevention and personal health. Wash your hands before you eat and after using the bathroom, before, during and after preparing food, after handling animals or animal waste, after playing sports, after changing diapers, and anytime your hands are dirty. Use soap and water, scrub, rinse for 20 seconds and dry.
Thanks for helping Rust College to spread the word and focus on prevention of illness. We will continue to practice handwashing promotion, making it a habit that prevents illness and death. We placed posters in every handwashing area on campus to teach proper technique and as reminders to wash or sanitize hands often. We featured a variety of fun activities each day of Clean Hands Week. Your business helped us to raise awareness for our employees, the community and their families by teaching how to prevent sickness and foodborne illnesses.
Your donations enhanced the effectiveness of our campus activities. Hand hygiene products and prizes for contest winners helped this very worthy cause to keep Holly Springs healthy and save lives! I hope your school or business considered events for your personal handwashing campaign. Thanks for joining us. Let’s continue to promote this practice as a community and save lives.
Sincere thanks to: Bank of Holly Springs, Bonds Realty, Booker Hardware, Captain D’s, Carlisle’s Big Star, First State Bank, Huddle House, Kentucky Fried Chicken, El Napolito, Liddy’s Health Mart, Merchants and Farmers Bank, New China Buffet, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s, Sav-A-Lot, Sonic, Street’s Wrecker Service, Subway, Wal-Mart.
Thank you for your support,
A warning message:
I have lived in Covington, Memphis, and Corinth all my life until I moved here to Holly Springs. I didn’t know where justice court was until I came here 40 years ago. I am 94 years old, live alone and have to hire everything done. I have rented places, had plumbing, roofing, carpenter work, air conditioner and refrigerator repair done and the cost has run me anywhere from $25 to $1,500 and I wind up having to take them to justice court. If I win, we both get a sheet of paper with the amount on it and go home and forget it. I have papers to prove it. One person owed me over $1,400 rent; I tried to garnish them but the boss said they were not working full time. “That time what went around came around, so I heard.” With the help of one of the ladies at justice court I garnished a plumber and collected through the court after going to court three times.
My next door neighbor where I did live had 18 dogs and a bad fence. They killed 42 of my chickens and anywhere to 7 at a time. I asked them to fix the fence. They said they had just taken bankruptcy and it would be eight or nine months before they would fix it. The man told the judge he did not know anything about it until that morning.
I called him one night at 1 a.m., told him his dog was at the gate, to do something with it. It had kept me up all night. He got up, let it in and kicked it all the way across the room. The next morning it went under the trailer and died. His wife’s brother that was a witness against me when she broke down my door told it. The judge asked me who saw her do it. I said no one except she and I and the little girl that was with her. She said “little, she is bigger than I am.” Her brother said she did not come out of the trailer all evening. Case dismissed.
The dogs killed three peacocks and two goats ate up all my shrubbery. They said it wasn’t true. I saw him pick up one peacock in his yard on May 1, 2004. I had a chair picked up to be upholstered. The chair belong to my husband of 49 years. We had it 52 years. It was in perfect condition, upholstery and all. I didn’t have a den where I was moving and the color would not go with my living room. The upholstery was in such good condition they could have put it right over it, if they kept my chair one year, four months and 26 days.
I called so many times I wore myself out Finally, they brought me a chair they found somewhere, built another frame on the floor, put new screws and taps. The springs are coming through, had to have a pillow in the seat and one at the back. We went to justice court in August, were put off till 9-11-07. I had my sister as a witness. The judge asked her what she knew. She said that is not her chair. He said he had heard all he wanted to hear and dismissed the case. They brought a piece of the upholstery from my chair that has been in the garbage two years or the dogs slept on it. My chair was clean. God knows.
I could write a book on things that happened to me starting with when I had a little grocery store in Lake Center.
The judge asked me the first time we were there what I wanted. I told him I wanted my chair, it was a recliner. She asked me a couple times to just discard that chair and let her sell me one much cheaper than she could do mine. I told her at first I didn’t want to part with that chair. I didn’t need a chair. I left three chairs in the house better than the one she brought back.
The judge told me he could not make her give me back my chair. Why didn’t he tell me that the first time? I told them that, when I paid $64 court cash. I drove to Memphis and got my sister. I wanted someone who knew the difference between the two chairs, not someone to lie about it. I don’t lie and I don’t like anyone who does.
I got a dirty deal. Come see the chair.
P.S. I live on a small Social Security check. I took another case to justice court. A nice man took copies of the case and he tried to help me, but there was too much money involved. He did try.
I gave the case to an attorney. He kept the papers over a year and didn’t do anything about it, so I got my papers back last week. I need help! Two women took bankruptcy on me. Everyone says I’m too trustworthy. There are some good people in justice court.
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