November 19, 2009
Sorry, Mom; I messed up
The cell phone call Friday said “Mother.”
It had been a while since we’d talked. I figured she was just calling to say “hello” and wanting to catch up on the children and their activities and all.
Close to Nowhere
War is hell
Between Veterans Day and the horrible massacre at Ft. Hood, I’m feeling even more sentimental and patriotic than usual.
A “soldier” came in the newspaper office last Friday afternoon and got a subscription -- he’s headed off to Iraq. He said he knew several other “hometown heroes” and would try to get some pictures with them to send to us for the paper.
When he left, I said “be careful” and that I’d put him on the prayer list at my church. And I nearly cried.
The Preacher’s Corner
“No one of us is whole in himself...”
“Who do you go to church for?” or to be more grammatically correct, “For whom do you go to church?” I ask this question both whimsically and seriously, and without being judgmental, for I think that many of us “bring people with us,” physically, and more especially, spiritually, when we go to the house of God.
Report from U.S. Senate
November is time to honor service to our country
Veterans across the country were honored last week for their service to America. Each year on November 11, we rightfully recognize those who have served and borne the cost of our defense of freedom. This Veterans Day was particularly solemn, as our nation mourned the loss of 13 of our finest following the recent tragedy at Fort Hood in Texas. This terrible loss was yet another reminder of how much we owe our men and women in uniform.
Letters To The Editor
National Guard party:
On December 12 at the Holly Springs VFW, the Clydesdale Christmas Store is sponsoring a Christmas party for the immediate families of the National Guard troops who are deployed overseas. We contacted families from the Holly Springs Unit through the Women’s Support Group but found out we have several soldiers deployed from Holly Springs who are in other units and they were not contacted. We would like to invite those families from Holly Springs.
Families need to RSVP by Dec. 1. The party will start at 11:30 a.m.
I need the following information: name of person(s) who will be attending; the soldier’s name and rank who is deployed. If any children are living at home, I need the name, age and gender of each child and two gift ideas we can get for the kids (Santa will give out the gifts).
Email this information to me at Ronnie.luther@yahoo. com or call Brenda Luther at 662-252-3494.
Help us help our soldiers’ families have a happy Christmas!
Enjoyed open house:
My wife and I moved from Southaven back to Holly Springs early this year. We both have enjoyed the move.
This past week we had a very pleasant evening walking around and participating in the Holiday Open Houses with some of the businesses on or near the square. The people who work at the stores and who shopped were very nice and friendly. Hats off to who organized this.
The only thing I would like to see different would be some lights on the square. It was very dark walking between Marshall County Music on S. Center Street to JB’s on the Square.
Glad to be back home!
Thanks for support:
Thank you so much for your donations for the first annual Fun Day in Potts Camp.
The following gave money, food, material, etc.:
DJM Video, Roger and Daphne Foster, Flick’s Amoco Restaurant, T’s Wings, Spiders One-Stop, Southern Diesel Repair, Potts Camp Bank, Corner Quick Stop, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, Michael Green - Jumping Bean, Edward Gurley, Chuck Thomas, Kenny Dickerson, Larry Hall, S&M Package Store, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rose, and many, many more.
We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped.
Town of Potts Camp
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
John Westley Day, National Guard, 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
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, 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
Deidra Olive, National Guard, Iraq
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
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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