Decemeber 10, 2009
Saturday to remember
I’d best put it in Erin’s words.
“Daddy said, ‘It’s OK,’ but the referee said, ‘There’s blood,’” my 7-year-old has told most everyone after Saturday’s first- and second-grade basketball game.
It was our first game of the season in the East Shelby Church Recreation Association (ESCRA) league.
Early in the game the basketball hit Erin directly in the nose. She looked over at me, on the sideline where I was helping coach, and wanted to cry. I encouraged her to keep playing.
Close to Nowhere
God bless Ed Freeman
Funny how email changes your images of the world and the people in it.
Tuesday morning, I received the following email and of course, the first thing I did was Google it -- I was sure it was another hoax.
It’s not. It’s a wonderful tribute written to a U.S. veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
Ed Freeman died Aug. 20, 2008. I’m sorry that it took so long for me to ‘know’ him. I’m even sorrier that his passing didn’t recieve even a blurb on the national news.
The Preacher’s Corner
“Don’t come see me if I’m sick...”
One of my early memories is of an evening when my grandmother was about to be paid a house call by our physician. She was right sick, but before he arrived, she slipped out of bed and put the nice lace cover on the dining room table, for he was to pass that way.
Letters To The Editor
Please replace flags:
I am a proud citizen of Marshall County and a proud veteran of the United States, having served 2-1/2 years in the Army National Guard and four years and three months in the United States Navy.
Recently we celebrated Veterans Day with a parade honoring our veterans, which was an honor.
However, looking around the square in Holly Springs where the parade took place, I couldn’t help but shed a tear; just look at the flags that are torn. If we are in the shape of our economy where we are not able or have the finances to purchase new ones, then we should not fly them at all.
I am sure the veterans of this great state and county of Marshall would be more than glad to purchase a flag if that is what it takes.
Christmas cheer group:
Hi, I’m George Zinn, the chairperson of the Christmas Cheer Group. Are you planning a Merry Christmas....one with all the finer things that Christmas means to most of us? Trimming the tree, Christmas carols, baking cookies and pies, the thrill of receiving and giving gifts, and if you are a child just knowing that Santa Claus is coming soon to bring that special toy or treat? Oh, how the little eyes light up.
Wouldn’t it be nice if every child could have just some of that dream come true for them? But we know that’s not possible.
Our Christmas cheer organization spreads that cheer as far as our donors will allow. We are asking once again, help us help some boy and girl have a happy and joyous Christmas by donating toys, clothes, shoes, non- perishable food items or monetary donations.
“A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.” Proverbs 18:16
Make checks payable to the Christmas Cheer Group. Items can be dropped off at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr., Holly Springs, MS 38635. For additional information, please contact George Zinn, 662-544-3270.
Proceeds will be distributed December 19 at the Chulahoma Community Center.
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