January 29, 2009
I have a box filled with cherished memorabilia.
There are a couple of football programs in there - one from the 24th annual Liberty Bowl and another from an Alabama-Penn State clash at Legion Field. Both games were in 1982.
Everybody knows not to get sucked into those absurd Nigerian e-mail scams.
The scam goes like this: Some fellow in Nigeria just got a United Nations contract, but he needs to deposit the money in the United States for security. If you’ll deposit the money for him, then you’ll get 10 percent.
What people don’t know is the actual mechanism of the scam. It’s a mechanism that is being used much more astutely in many ways. Watch out. You could get scammed. I almost did.
The Preacher’s Corner
Chihuahua makes assistance at first home-served Communion memorable
Will Berger and Sally Hughes, pastor friends of mine in Franklin, Tenn., told me Sunday that they were going out that afternoon to take Holy Communion to church members who were infirm and unable to join the congregation at morning worship. This is a lovely custom which is falling into disuse in some quarters. It is, however, a practice which requires some ability to innovate, as the minister does not have all the furniture and furnishings that are present in the church to make the occasion comforting and impressive. A coffee table or hospital tray must serve as an altar, the large communion chalice is replaced by a small vessel — which may be difficult for an ill or elderly person to grasp, and there may be interruptions from the household or hospital staff. Still, clergy are happy to perform this ministry whenever it is requested.
Report from the MS Senate
Mississippi Senate becoming more pro-active in 2009
As we’ve gotten deeper into the 2009 Legislative Session, we have become more pro-active in the way we approach some legislation. Our passage of Senate Bill 2316 will make it a felony for anyone to commit acts of violence in our schools. This bill should provide a greater sense of security to our educators and administrators since it will seek increased fines and jail time against any person who strikes an educator, bus driver, school board member or others involved in the education process.
Letters to the Editor
Open letter to voters:
Re: An open letter to the voters of Marshall County concerning the Freedom of Choice ActI want to make sure that every citizen of Marshall County is aware that the Congress of the United States intends to outlaw all restrictions on abortion.
Travelin’ cowboy update -- John Wayne is where...
John Wayne Haynes
As of... Jan. 26, 2009:
John Wayne is in Atkins, Ark., northwest of Little Rock. He has decided that instead of going across the panhandle of Oklahoma, he’s going to work his way through Amarillo. Friday, he tied Harley, the 22-year-old pack horse up to a post at a shed, and the horse kicked a bush and knocked a hole in his leg, but John expected be on the road again Monday.
Destination: Santa Fe, N.M, estimated arrival ~ Easter, 2009
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Lynwood TurnerCharles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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