Thursday, February 15, 2007
McClatchys — good neighbors
The South Reporter is losing a neighbor.
C.B. and Marie McClatchy are closing their business, which features hardware, lawn mowers, appliances, bicycles, paint and much, much more.
Fat Tuesday... Ash Wednesday
On one of my quilting email lists, Tilde Binger of Copenhagen, Denmark, a former pastor and now at the University of Copenhagen, teaching OT — studies to students of theology, has offered those of us on the list a “Lenten challenge.”
We needed to see...we needed to be there
I knew that George Bates was a true Mississippi ‘character’ from the moment I laid eyes on him. My friend Frank Brooks of Corinth had warned me not to think of visiting our Presbyterian Katrina Relief Ministry at Gulfport without going by and speaking to George.
Letters to the Editor
Computers and time change:
For everyone who may not know, the United States government has changed the dates that begin and end the daylight savings period. In an effort to conserve energy, the new date for the beginning of daylight savings time (DST) will be the second Sunday of March; in the case of 2007, that is the 11th. The change back to standard time has been pushed back to the first Sunday in November, which will be the 4th this year.
Now, it is pretty easy to change our clocks, although somewhat tedious. Our computers don’t have the same feelings toward abrupt change like that as we do. Unless you have the new Vista operating system, it is still set to update for the previous dates.
The computers must be changed manually. If you are a company, you must be sure you upgrade every machine in your system for sync’ing issues, etc. This is most important for mail or database servers. The correct addresses to go to for updating machines are: Microsoft: www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone/dst2007.mspx. Apple/Mac: www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1048comboupdateintel.html
For those using Linux operating systems please refer to your manufacturer, as there are a variety of systems out there.
As a public service, Bearpaw Computing has provided the links on our site at http://www.bearpaw.net under the download section if you prefer to click and go. We have also included the program “tzedit.exe” written by Microsoft if you don’t want to read all the material. Please feel free to download it at your convenience or call if you have questions (662-252-2778).
Thanks to police chief:
I would like to express my thanks to Police Chief Robert Pearson and all the officers who have increased security patrols to businesses in Holly Springs.
The security tag left on my door showing that an officer checked on my building during the night is a nice thing to find when I open up in the morning.
Knowing that you and your staff are on the job and responsive to community needs is much appreciated.
Thanks to community:
The children of ’Tricia Curtis Loftin would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the generosity the people of Potts Camp, Lake Center, Holly Springs, Southaven and Collierville areas have shown toward our mother during her illness. She has been very sick and is overwhelmed by the support of the local churches, individuals and businesses.
She has been in the hospital three times since Christmas and is still receiving treatment. Some of her medications are causing adverse reactions also. She is under the care of six doctors and is taking approximately 16 medications.
We want to personally thank Potts Camp Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Potts Camp, Bethlehem Methodist Church, Cornersville Methodist Church, Bobby Smithwick, Temperance Hill Baptist Church, Clearview Baptist Church and the LDS Church of Collierville. We especially want to thank a very special lady for acting as coordinator for the donations. We know we have left some out, but we do not know all of you by name. Just please know that we are eternally grateful for what you have done to help our family at this time.
Between the IRS, hospital and doctor bills, medicine and our dad not being able to work because he has to take care of our mom, you have literally saved our family.
May you all receive God’s bounteous blessings, which you so graciously deserve for helping our family. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
The children of ’Tricia Curtis Loftin:
Celeste, Courtni, Cam & Bret and Robert;
Litter is embarrasing:
“This Is My Father’s World” (Malthie D. Babcock-1901)
Fifteen years ago (Feb. 17, 1992) my father died. The funeral procession traveled down Hwy. 7 to S. Slayden Road. How embarrassing it was then and continues to be today — the trash that is thrown out on the roadways.
Genesis (from the Bible) teaches us that the Lord made the earth and everything in it and “it was good.” He created man to care for the earth and all the creatures. I think it must make our Lord very sad to see what man has done to His beautiful creation.
Parents, please teach your children the importance of not littering. Adults — you know better!
Citizens, you may think this is trivial, with the war in Iraq, the high crime rate, homeless and starving people, etc. But, it is a proven fact that your environment controls your thoughts. This is indeed a small issue in today’s world, but please, make it an automatic reflex to place your trash in a bag, in your vehicle and dispose of it when you get home; not carelessly throw it out your window.
I’m thankful to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the inmates who periodically pick up the trash, as they did today, Mon., Feb. 12, 2007.
Thank you for allowing me to vent. Join me, and others, who tire of picking up trash. And let’s make Marshall County a place to be proud of — neat and clean!
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