October 23, 2008
I’ve been watching for my weekly edition of The Carthaginian the past few weeks.
Not that I don’t always eagerly await its arrival, but some of its stories are hitting a bit closer to home these days.
That’s because fellow weekly newspaper man and one of my all-time favorite people, Waid Prather, is getting a head start on his good friend in writing about Main Street and the charrette workshop.
Close to Nowhere
Let’s “not” talk politics!
• There is a long established rule at my house -- when both my brothers are there, no politics!
One is a die-hard Republican. The other is a die-hard anti-Republican.
It’s gotten much worse this year. I’ve had to extend my rule somewhat. It now states “No Politics.” Period!
The Preacher’s Corner
All of us need to reach out
“No brakes!” I’ll never forget my mother’s shriek as we drove south on Main Street in Cleveland, Miss. Our 1961 beige Buick LeSabre was a wonderful car, the first we’d had with power steering, power brakes, air-conditioning, a push-button AM radio — all the features that made the ’60s an era when big cars and super-highways were before us! It ran like a top, except for that day.
Letters to the Editor
How he really died:
“The True Story of the Death of the Rev. Joseph Holt Ingraham”For the third time in two years, the untrue story of the circumstances surrounding the death of my late predecessor, Dr. Joseph Holt Ingram, has been published in this newspaper.
Ally thoughtfully pinned list of chores...
Well, it was back to work this week after a two-week holiday. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I can’t boast of tropical climes and azure seas or golden beaches.
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) Stanback, Michael Garner Jr.
Mark 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
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, 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
Supporting Our Troops
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