August 13, 2009
Second grade, college supplies
It’s time to “get back in the routine.”
I’ve heard that a lot in the past week or so from those of us with school-age children.
And most parents look forward to those days.
Close to Nowhere
I spend way too much time wallowing in (down?) memory lane! Looking through the old bound books of the newspaper, working on the Pages of the Past, I ran across a column where I mentioned that I was turning into my father -- I was sure that everyone was fascinated listening to my memories of some particular “good ole day” event.
And, in reality, I’m sure they were as bored as I used to be listening to my dad tell his amazing tales -- one particular favorite (of his, not mine!) was how he had to take an axe and chop through the frozen pond with ice at least two feet thick, every winter day before he went off to school.
Report from the U.S. House
Responsibility to serve those who served
On August 1, veterans started receiving college education benefits under the new GI Bill for the 21st Century (the “Post-9/11 GI Bill”). An estimated 2.1 million members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, will be eligible for up to four years of education benefits, including stipends for housing and books.
Iraqi leader hosts feast
By CAPT. MURRAY SHUGARS
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq — A local Iraqi leader hosted a traditional feast to say goodbye to two battalions from the Washington Army National Guard at Katar Restaurant, a Turkish owned and operated eatery, here July 30.
Letters To The Editor
Thanks for welcome:
First of all let me express my thanks for the wonderful hospitality that you and your town showed to my group and me when we were in your town for the Mitford Homecoming. Everyone was so caring and helpful in making us feel right at “Home In Holly Springs.”
Friday, when we stopped at the Walter Place we even had a group picture taken on the steps of that beautiful home.
Then on Saturday, the week after arriving home to Missouri, I received my copy of The South Reporter. It just brought everything back to mind and the wonderful article that you had in the paper about our times in Holly Springs is something that I will always keep.
Thank you again for the great weekend. You and your town are always in my thoughts and prayers. And I am hoping to get back to Holly Springs sometime soon.
This is a letter to the editor about Marvin Love. Mr. Love (we called him Marvin) nursed my husband for several years.
Not only was he the best at taking care of him, he was also a wonderful cook.
He often brought his fresh vegetables and always, crappie, bass and catfish.
He always ate with us and he could load the dishwasher better than I.
We loved listening to his “tales” from the police department, where he also worked.
I miss Marvin and I am sorry that I was not aware that he had died. I would have been at his funeral.
Perhaps someone could notify me and I could send a memorial to his church. My phone number is 662-544-0767.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home - Stephanie Taylor
David Busby, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
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