January 31, 2008
A couple of weeks ago I had a Thursday night free – no basketball games to cover for the newspaper.
Close to Nowhere
Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is the final day of Carnival, though the term is often used incorrectly to describe the days and weeks preceding Fat Tuesday. Carnival begins 12 days after Christmas, or Twelfth Night, on January 6 and ends on Mardi Gras, which always falls exactly 47 days before Easter.
The Preacher’s Corner
It was a large check! From Alfred E. Newman
Two weeks ago our treasurer informed me that he had found a plumber’s washer in the collection plate! Someone either intended it depositing the quarter-sized round object as a joke, or carelessly thought it was a coin. It reminded me of what used to happen in Scotland after the Act of Union in 1707 when that nation joined England and Wales under the name of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
December was a busy time at the tourism bureau. We received one of our most interesting guests — performer-lecturer-author, Steve Cheseborough.
Letter to the Editor
Enjoyed Teel’s memories:
I was very disappointed to read in the article of Carey Chapel and Mt. Pleasant News about Allene Teel ending her news articles. I always read her news and especially enjoyed her “Remember When” section. She described so many events similar to my early life.
One of my sisters asked me to write down everything I could remember about growing up. I did, and I have not been sorry.
Everyone has memories worth sharing with someone. Your children would love to know how you grew up, where you lived, your hardships, successes, happy memories, and yes, even the sad times and heartaches and disappointments. These things helped mold us.
From reading these memories, it helps our loved ones to appreciate the bountiful resources and very much improved lifestyles we enjoy today, compared to the life as we lived it back when. It also gives them the ambition to strive for higher education and for a greater knowledge of survival in this ever-changing world.
I challenge each of you parents to do this. You’ll be surprised how the memories flood back into your mind, once you start writing. The enjoyment of writing it down is worth more than one can imagine, especially when read by a friend or loved one.
Remembering Our Hometown Heroes
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world. If you’d like to add a name to this list, please contact The South Reporter, attn. Linda Jones, P.O. Box 278, Holly Springs, MS 38635; 662-252-4261; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marine, Iraq
George Frank Frayser, Army, 3rd tour, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marine, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marine, Iraq
Michael McClatchy, Army, Iraq
George Merritt, Marine, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Corps Intelligence, Iraq
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Charles (Will) Stanback, National Guard, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Weathersby, Marine, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops!
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