Shocking and senseless
A fun-filled Independence Day ended in shock.
I spent several hours Saturday afternoon on the creek bank in Marion County, Ala., with family and friends.
My son Andy had just gotten home from camp that morning – after staying up all night Friday. He slept all the way to Alabama. And when we arrived, he found the hammock and slept another two hours.
Close to Nowhere
I always laugh about the fact that I cannot read Milton Winter’s column until after I write my own.
Last week I sent him a note, telling him I’d just gotten an iPhone.
I love gadgets! And we’ve had a bunch of gadgets at our house this past couple of weeks.
Haley Barbour ‘most competent politician’
Five or so years ago I wrote that Haley Barbour should run for president. People laughed. They aren’t laughing now. The Washington Post is full of stories on the Haley presidential watch.
Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza recently wrote about Barbour’s small D.C. strategy sessions with key Republican players: “Barbour, who has served in a variety of top political positions including chairman of the Republican National Committee, is a well known commodity to the professional political class in Washington and probably doesn’t need to do the sort of introductions that, say, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty might.
We aren’t roasted yet, are we?
Here it is June 24, as I write this, and the hellish heat has abated a bit and we didn’t die yesterday. Yesterday was just plain scary - intense heat, the sun like a gong over your head, the humidity suffocating and frightening and you just prayed for it to end.
Report from the U.S. House
July 4, 2009, marks USA’s 233rd anniversary
This past weekend marked the 233rd anniversary of our nation’s independence.
I was extremely pleased to be home in Mississippi’s First District last week to commemorate this great day and pay tribute to those who honorably served our country, as well as the men and women who still fight to protect our freedoms today. I visited our new Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Tupelo, and had the opportunity to thank our troops and wish them well at the Calhoun County National Guard sendoff.
Letters To The Editor
Thanks for memories:
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who showed their love and support at the retirement reception given to me by the staff of the Marshall County Extension Service. To Janet, Lemon, Reba, Nancy and Lori, my special thanks. It has been a pleasure to work with each of you these past years.
To the forestry landowners, cattle producers and MHV Homeowners, as well as other clientele whom I have had the privilege of working with through MAFES and Extension, thanks to you as well. It has been my privilege and pleasure to work with you.
Special thanks to the staff of The South Reporter - Barry, Pam, Sue, Linda, Barbara, Beth and Kris. You have been great to work with as we have sent you numerous articles throughout the past several years. We appreciate the publicity. Our organizations have received outstanding awards because of the wonderful publicity they have received though the media.
To family and friends, thank you for being supportive of me over the years. I could not be where I am today without your love and support.
Thanks to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for providing building space for the Extension Service. Without you, we would not be able to provide the many educational services to meet the needs of clientele in the county.
Lastly, I thank everyone for making the retirement reception very special. May God richly bless all of you.
Hometown HeroesPlease take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world. Welcome Home Timothy Hardaway, Donnie Kirksey
David Busby, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Michael Garner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, 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
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephanie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Daniel Skillman, Marines, Iraq
Prentiss Shaw, National Guard, Afghanistan, now in Iraq
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