October 9, 2008
Letters To The Editor
Where have all the patriots gone? After 9-11 everyone was a patriot, and flags were flying everywhere. Now I only see a few, and some of them are in poor condition.
Public places that have flagpoles don’t have a flag on them -- banks, police stations and other local buildings. And when they do, correct flag etiquette is not used.
Sept. 11 was Patriots Day, and the only flag I saw at half-mast was mine.
Sad patriot in Potts Camp
Audubon says thanks:
On behalf of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Staff and Stewardship Board, we would like to thank all the volunteers, program speakers, business sponsors, supporters, vendors and event attendees for your commitment to our annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration.
Your time and hard work and your donation and support of our programs and conservation mission is very meaningful to us. We were successful once again only because of you, and together with the spectacular help of Mother Nature, we accomplished an outstanding Hummingbird Migration Celebration.
Our weekend festival grew to an all-time-high in attendance with close to 8,500 visitors.
Bob Sargent, official hummingbird bander recorded 281 birds plus the recapture of a banded female ruby-throated hummingbird from the 2006 celebration.
Bob was emphatic in his praise of Strawberry Plains’ habitat stating “the natural wild habitat and gardens at Strawberry Plains is an oasis for ruby-throated hummingbirds.”
The celebration was outstanding for both visitors and birds with near perfect weather making a significant impact on our community’s businesses.
As in the past, restaurants reported an influx of customers all three days; and local hotels “booked” long before the big weekend. Again, it is hard to imagine that the joy and pleasure from watching tiny hummingbirds can deliver this impact to our region.
Thanks to all of you for helping. We are very grateful for your commitment and support.
Fun day at fire house:
The Holly Springs Fire Department would like to give special thanks to the citizens of Holly Springs and the Marshall County District.
Without the support and everyone who attended our open house fun day last Saturday, it would not have been a success. Thank you again.
Marshall County• (Board of Supervisors) District: 1-5 and Road Management.
• (Circuit Clerk Office) Lucy Carpenter.
• (Tax Assessor) Juanita Dillard.
• (Sheriff) Kenny Dickerson.
• (Coroner) Richard Anderson.
• (Chancery Clerk) C.W. “Chuck” Thomas.
Stores and Restaurants
Holly Springs• Piggly Wiggly #60.
• Carlisle’s Big Star.
• Pizza Hut.
• Sonic Drive-In.
• Annie’s Restaurant.
• Huddle House.
Banks• Bank of Holly Springs.
• Potts Camp Bank.
• First State Bank.
Others Participants (who donated) - Holly Springs• Pegues Barber & Style Shop.
• Serenity Funeral Home.
• Trinity Mission employees.
• Holy Family school employees.
Thanks to the City of Holly Springs for allowing us to use the facility of the fire department and thanks to all city employees.
Kenny Holbrook, Chief
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