October 15, 2009
‘Always be journalism’
An annual readership survey shows good news for small newspapers.
The National Newspaper Association, working with the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, is completing its fourth year of research on the readership patterns of America’s community newspapers. The NNA, of which The South Reporter is a member, has been serving community newspapers since 1885. Early data from the survey was released in the recent edition of the NNA’s publication, Publishers Auxiliary.
Close to Nowhere
Our quilt show at the First Baptist Church in Oxford was not quite the resounding success that our chair Charlotte hoped it would be.
She thought that if we planned the show for a “home game” weekend for the Ole Miss Rebels, that we’d have a huge turn-out.
And, as Barry (the editor) said, we might have with any game besides the one with Alabama. He heard that this was the biggest crowd ever in Oxford for a football game. Apparently, it’s a big rivalry?
Government monopolies don’t work well
Medical reform is the hot topic and I’m eager to weigh in. In summary, I think Obama’s plan is completely misguided.
First, let’s assess the problem: Forty-six million people in the country without health insurance. But wait, 9.7 million are illegal aliens; 14 million are already eligible for Medicaid but haven’t taken the time to enroll; 17.6 million have incomes over $50,000 but declined to buy health insurance.
Wicker calls for increased legislative transparency
U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker
In the past year, the American public has grown increasingly unhappy with the way business has been done in Washington, D.C. As deficits have risen, so has the level of anger across the country. Much of the discontent has been driven by an alarming lack of transparency in how taxpayer dollars are being spent.
Letters To The Editor
Project Graduation is a nationally recognized event designed to keep seniors safe on graduation night. It was coined 21 years ago in Maine when 18 people died due to alcohol-related crashes during the graduation season. Project Graduation is a gift from the parents and our community to our graduates by providing an all-night alcohol- and drug-free celebration. I am working on my son’s class activities along with the other senior parents to raise money, provide a safe environment and create memories that last a lifetime. Let’s try to make this a tradition that our school and community can be proud to be a part of.
Will you help the parents of the 2010 senior class keep our children safe on graduate night by supporting our cause? Please invest in our youth and make your tax deductible donation to Project Graduation at Marshall Academy, 100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Thank you for your support.
Many thanks to Alliance HealthCare System of Holly Springs and Judith Owens, director of the Senior Care Unit, for supplying gifts for the bingo game at the Victoria congregate meal and activity program on Friday, Aug. 28.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
David Busby, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Brandon Freeman, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Shane Fortner, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Garner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Mark Holland, National Guard, Iraq
Tyler Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Leslie McAuley, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Tavarus Mitchell, Air Force, Kuwait
William Payton Jr., Air Force, Afghanistan
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd your, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, 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
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Linwood Turner, Army, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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