Too much technology?
When I went to my high school alumni banquet a month or so ago, classmates urged me to get on Facebook.
I figured I am looking at a computer screen several hours a day in my newspaper work and wasn’t interested in adding more computer looks to my leisure time.
I love modern technology but despise it, too, at times.
Close to Nowhere
The “dog days” are here
Several folks I know have made comments about the “early fall.” I keep on saying, August is not here yet!
I don’t like the idea of “fall” in July and August. I want the seasons to remain in their proper place.
“The Old Farmer’s Almanac” used to mail the newspaper a copy every year, hoping we’d mention it somewhere. I think I always did, because if you can’t trust “The Old Farmer,” who can you trust?
How about competition among medical insurers?
Too much centralized federal planning has screwed up health care in America. So what’s the solution? According to Obama, even more federal planning.
Looking at two or three thousand years of history, just when exactly has centralized planning accomplished anything that helped life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Answer: Never.
Report from the U.S. House
Nominations for service academies
Each year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women from Mississippi’s First Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point.
Letters To The Editor
Thanks for the help!:
The family of Irine Cochran would like to take the time out to show their gratitude to the concerned citizens of Holly Springs and Marshall County who assisted with the search, rescue, and her safe return on July 14, 2009. It brings great joy to the heart to know that you can count on the people in your community in the hour of need. Your effort, time, and prayer is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
A special thanks goes out to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Deonte Poole, Tracy Jeffries, David Cook, and Alliance HealthCare System. Without your help, there could have been a more difficult turnaround.
Thanks for everything:
To all the wonderful people of Holly Springs, I would like to thank you for all your prayers, cards and visits during my recent accident.
Your prayers and encouragement have been a real source of strength during these difficult days.
It is a real privilege to live in such a caring town as Holly Springs.
Thank you for all you do for me and my family.
I was very saddened to read of the death of Marvin Love. I suspect that very few know of his place in the history of our county.
And fewer would understand that he was one of the few who was not a descendant of slaves.
Now some would ask, “How can that be?” If you go to the museum and look at the oldest map of North Mississippi in existence, just a short distance west of where Holly Springs would form, is a place called “Love’s Farm.”
It seems that in the years before we were here, there were groups on the northwest coast of Africa that were really serious deep sea fishermen. And, they had the habit of taking their whole family out to sea on large flatboats and staying out for weeks.
Today, we know that most major storms that get to our coast are formed in that area and, if a boat were on the wrong side of one, it would be blown across the ocean in just a few days.
I had the pleasure of meeting another black fellow whose family was from the coast near New Orleans who knew the story as it had been passed down in his family.
He also said that some found the Mississippi River and went upstream to avoid the coastal weather.
In all probability, Marvin’s ancestors did just that and lived among the Chickasaws for generations before the first white men came to the territory.
Like anyone of historical importance, Marvin will be greatly missed.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.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
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd your, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Daniel Skillman, Marines, Iraq
Prentiss Shaw, National Guard, Afghanistan, now in Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Stephanie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Linwood Turner, Army, Iraq
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