Congratulations Wesley Webb
Michele McNeely Stuber and her mother, Brenda West, of Oxford have been in Kentucky at a family reunion. While there, they researched some family history and shopped for antiques!
Happy birthday to Virginia Lesley! She will be celebrating with family this week.
Christy and Keith Owens and son, Hank, recently returned from a relaxing vacation to Perdido Key. Following that, they attended the wedding of Stan Hill in Destin, Fla.
Jason and Stephanie Osteen and children, Madison, Mallory and Matthew, spent the 4th of July holidays in Heber Springs, Ark. with family.
Jane and Charlie Farris just returned from a very relaxing vacation on Anna Maria Island.
Congratulations to Wesley Webb, son of Walter Webb and Betty Carole Wittjen. Wesley graduated from Mississippi State University.
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Lois and the President
I celebrated the apex of my life this past week. I met with President Bush in a private meeting when he came to Jackson. Earlier, I had asked the Lord what I could do for Him and ten days ago, I received a phone call asking me if I could meet with the president on Tuesday. My answer was, “Who? Me?” I couldn’t believe the Lord has chosen me for this job, then I realized the Lord was giving me an opportunity to really do something for Him. Then I asked, “What shall I say to him?” If you had a meeting with the President, what would you say.
I was so thrilled at being chosen for this job. For days I worked on what to say and it contained several pages - all important. A car and driver were sent for me on Tuesday. I arrived in Jackson at a church, then onto a bus where I was transported to the residence where the president was coming to make a speech and to meet with other people who had an audience with him. The house’s front yard was covered with security tents, a big one where he was to make a speech and a smaller tent for the security where everyone is frisked like the airport does. I think about 500 people were there. It was a fund-raiser for Senator Roger Wicker.
One of the aides told me he would come to get me when it was time for the interview.
The house was at the end of a cul-de-sac and no cars were allowed in. When we were coming in, there was a fleet of motorcycles coming out to go to the airport to pick up the president. They closed the highway when he was on it.
When it came my time to go in, the aide came and got me and I was ushered into a huge room. I was to have a private meeting with President Bush for 15 minutes. After going in there, there were twelve businessmen also waiting for the president. I was standing next to the the Ambassador to Denmark. It was a collective private meeting and all 13 of us got the same 15 minutes to state our cause.
When the president arrived and he strode into the room, he was fantastic and his presence radiated throughout the room. The aides had lined the twelve men and me in a semi-circle and each one of us got a portion of the 15 minutes. I was last. We could have no notes, nothing in our hands and we were instructed to give the president no presents, no cards, no anything. My purse was placed in the other room.
When the president got to me, he took me by the hand and I was beginning to give my important speech. Before I even got started on it, he was leaving and I didn’t get to tell him everything. The Lord had sent me on a mission and I didn’t get all of it across.
I was the first to have my photo taken with him but he had his arm around my waist and I couldn’t say a word. I didn’t get to tell the president everything I wanted to say, so later that night I wrote Mrs. Bush a letter and asked her to give my important message to her husband, the important message being, “In your last remaining months in office, put God back in the schools and reinforce the Ten Commandments again as they were our basis that made this country great, when it began 232 years ago.”
Another message is for everybody else in America who would like to see God and order restored in all the schools of the land. When they foolishly took the Ten Commandments down, our country began to ravel at the seams. The Lord is sending us a message that’s also a warning: Deepen your prayer to include a national level prayer to include the schools of America and to include our president everyday and our country will get better for all of us. One person can’t do it. It takes a collective effort. God does answer prayer if we ask him.
America is the “Land of Opportunity” and it is up to us to see to it that these opportunities are available to all children of all races everywhere.
Our days at the Square Museum are numbered! Work has resumed at the original location of the museum on College Street. The workers are as busy as bees assembling the shaft for the elevator. It looks like it’s coming along in real good time. The only thing left to do after this is the heating and air conditioning for the building. We are somewhat partial to heating and air, so we will be patient a little while longer while they finish the magnificent job that they are doing. So get in here while the Square Museum is still open.
Good News Happy Hour
Don’t miss Swanee’s radio show
On WKRA-AM 1110 on July 10, the first guest will be Ole Miss Coach Houston Nutt by remote, talking about the coming football season.
Amy Presley, local star from Byhalia, will sing and play her guitar. A representative from Audubon will talk about what’s happening at Strawberry Plains. Cindy Finch will tell us about local gifted children in her class at school. Rebecca Jernigan, a great storyteller, will tell us a tale.
Don’t miss it; it promises to be entertaining. We will see you there at 3-4 p.m.
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