October 8, 2009
Copperhead, yellow jackets
We’ve lived on our street in the city about seven years now and never seen a snake.
But neighbor John Jones called me a week and a half ago and said another neighbor, Gary Adams, had killed a good-sized one in the street in front of our house. Gary and his wife Lorena were walking and saw the scary reptile. He found a limb and clubbed it to death.
At first report, it was believed to be a water moccasin.
Close to Nowhere
• According to legend and the Old Farmer’s Almanac (of which I am a great fan!), woolly bears are good weather predictors!
That makes me really, really afraid about this coming winter.
Several folks have said that with the mild summer and wet fall that winter was going to be cold and horrible.
No, I scoffed! Mild summer means mild winter.
The Preacher’s Corner
In school, we always had fish on Fridays
Every now and then I think back to my school days and think of particular meals we enjoyed in the school cafeteria. Now, I know I have entered a controversial space, because people have sharply different memories of food from their school days!
Community newspapers focus on people
I love being a community newspaper publisher.
Everything we do revolves around promoting, building and supporting a sense of community. The idea is to create a sense of uniqueness, a sense of belonging.
Letters To The Editor
Animal lovers need to band together. Mississippi is one of only four states in the country without felony animal cruelty laws for cats and dogs. The State Supreme Court ruled the current law unconstitutional; therefore, Mississippi currently lacks any effective law designed to protect animals and punish the abusers. This needs to change!
Senator Gray Tollison, the chairman of the committee responsible for bringing the animal cruelty bill up for a floor vote, did not due to opposition from big money agricultural insurance lobbyists. So animal advocates across Mississippi formed a group called Mississippi Fighting Animal Cruelty Together (MS-FACT.ORG).
Their mission is to get the necessary 240,000 signatures needed to present a petition to state legislators for tougher animal cruelty laws. Lawmakers should stand up and do what is right and pass state laws that punish those who commit senseless acts of violence against defenseless animals.
Visit the website www.ms-fact.org. Show your support and find out all the facts. Write, email or call your senators and representatives to let them know you support the passage of a felony animal cruelty law.
Also, remember your pet isn’t a puppy machine or the family breadwinner. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Call MCHS at 662-252-6196 for an appointment.
Thanks to community:
What pleasure it brings to be able to say that April and Roy Vaughn won Little Mr. and Miss Holly Springs Primary for the 2009-2010 school year. Again, what pleasure it brings to be able to say that Alexandria Vaughn won Little Miss Holly Springs Intermediate for the 2009-2010 school term.
We are all the children of Roy Sr. and Levanda Vaughn of Holly Springs. We also have a younger brother, age 2, Antwoine Vaughn, who was our biggest supporter during our contests for school king and queen. Our paternal grandparents are Royal and Susie Vaughn. Our maternal grandparents are Eddie Goodman and the late Imodene Bell. Our great-grandmothers are Arrine Cochran and Ellen Bell. We are all proud honor students for the Holly Springs School District.
We would like to thank all of our area businesses for their donations and support. It was the effort of our area businesses and community which made it possible for us to win.
We would like to specially thank the hardworking staff of Williams Medical Clinic for all of their support and for keeping us healthy enough to compete in such a wonderful event sponsored by such wonderful school organizations.
We promise to represent our schools with great pride and dignity as king and queens.
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