September 10, 2009
Eagle Walk, USM game
We got our “gold on” Saturday.
The Burleson family, along with more than 36,227 others at M.M. Roberts Stadium, cheered on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in their season opener in Hattiesburg.
Close to Nowhere
Holidays are exhausting!
Once again, I’m relieved to be back at work after a holiday, so I can rest!
I had a bunch of really good company and we cooked a lot and had a great time.
The Preacher’s Corner
Pink notes? Memorized? Yahoo???
All ministers have people say to them, “How do you get ideas for your sermons?” or “How do you get up there and speak in front of people?” Every minister has his or her answer I suppose, but all I can say is, “This is what I do.” If you’d be scared to death to preach, I would be intimidated by some (or most) of the jobs my members do.
Americans must work harder and smarter
Jeff North is the husband of Melanie, the Sun ad manager. He stops by the Sun from time to time to hang out in between his jobs as an entomologist. I always ask him about the crops.
He was telling me about some insecticide work he was doing. “Is that why I can’t remember anything anymore?” I ribbed. “Probably,” he said, obviously used to the joke.
Letters To The Editor
Talk about drinking:
The new school year is here and brings new classes, activities and often new social opportunities that may include peer pressure to experiment with underage drinking.
Though resistance can be difficult for teens, as a parent, your involvement has a significant impact on your child’s decisions. According to the 2008 GfK Roper Youth Report, 74 percent of 8- to 17-year-olds cite their parents as the No. 1 influence on whether they drink alcohol.
That’s why A&B Distributing Company offers Family Talk About Drinking, a free guide designed to encourage open and honest communication between parents and children to help prevent underage drinking.
Strong educational programs such as these, paired with effective law enforcement, are essential to make progress in the fight against underage drinking and teen drunk driving.
According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, all measures of teen alcohol use have declined since 1998. Here in Mississippi, 88 percent of 12-17-year-olds do not drink, according to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
We must continue to guide and influence youth to ensure the progress persists. For a free parent guide, go to www.familytalkonline.com.
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