October 2, 2008
• Championships can often be traced to strong senior leadership.
Such is the case with the Marshall Academy fast-pitch softball team, which celebrated back-to-back state titles Saturday afternoon in Ridgeland (near Jackson) at Freedom Ridge Park.
Seniors Lauren Alexander, Traci Rodgers and Heather Tomlinson had perhaps the biggest smiles among all the Lady Patriots.
Close to Nowhere
God turned my head!
Coming home from work last Monday I met a girl who, in a strange way, has changed my outlook on the “Good Samaritan.”
Keisha isn’t actually a “girl” — she’s probably about my daughter’s age, mid-to-late 30s.
For a brief 15 minutes or so, all my maternal instincts were in full bloom and the mother hen in me is still worrying about her.
The Preacher’s Corner
Grandparents often play a wonderful role
Grandparents have a special ministry in church. I am reminded of this frequently, for there is seldom a Sunday when there are not grandparents and grandchildren together in our congregation. Ours is an “intergenerational” church family. Children are not segregated from their families at the worship hour, and I even encourage our older youth to visit the adult class which I lead.
How many catalog ‘hoo-hahs’ annoy you?
You probably get various catalogs touting many different “useful” products. You look at them and think about it and wonder if whatever it is really works, as it says. I’m about to tell you about some I’m convinced do not work! They are the hoo-hahs.
Tourism professionals gather in Georgia
I’ve just returned from Dahlonega, Ga., where I completed the second portion of a three-year professional development program that will lead to certification as a Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP).
Letters to the Editor
Response to letter:
Question, where is the racial unrest, where is/are the large protests (in Mississippi), where is the blood in the streets, looting etc.? I haven’t seen any. Racial unrest is a strong word to use.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Henry Jones, Jerry Richardson, James Marcus Anthony, Kevin Luse, George Frank Frayser, William Payton, Charles (Will) StanbackMark W. Clark II, Army, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Michael McClatchy, Army, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Weathersby, Marines, Iraq
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