February 5, 2009
Children got a day out of school Wednesday of last week, due to early morning sleet and the threat of more.
Snowfall also blanketed some areas of the county.
But we were lucky. The worst missed us.
Close to Nowhere
• Last Friday I was supposed to spend the day with Jane in Batesville at a quilt class. I’d taken off work, paid my fees and was very excited. I love quilting classes.
Instead, I spent the day in Memphis, taking my brother to the eye doctor.
It is not normal for either brother to ask me to go with him to the doctor. In fact, it’s the opposite. Who wants to be caught having their big sister taking them to the doctor? It is just not masculine at all!
It all started the Saturday before. Dennis was supposed to come down to our daughter’s house, next door to our house, to help paint Mere’s bedroom.
Wicker is ready to work with new administration
By U.S. Senator
On January 22, nearly two million people came to Washington, D.C. to witness the historic swearing-in of Barack Obama as our president.
The inauguration is always a testament to those who believe in the American dream, and it spoke loudly to anyone that doubts the greatness of our country. Additionally, the peaceful transfer of power that took place between two competing political parties served as a lesson in democracy for the rest of the world.
Letter To The Editor
American History Month
February is American History Month and my generation has always been and is now, very patriotic. America the Beautiful and the Land of the Free was founded 233 years ago and was based on the Ten Commandments. Religion and law are twin sisters.
Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 27 of them had seminary degrees. They based winning the war with England on Psalm 35. Their motto was “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice.” Proverbs 29:2
Today we ask God’s blessing on our country but some don’t want God telling us what to do. In 1963 we took the Bible out of schools in the separation of church and state. Then we took God out of the schools and even made it a crime to pray to the Lord. In freedom of speech, the name Jesus was cancelled as it might offend someone. It’s a fact that politicians’ private lives match their lives in office. In the recent Super Bowl, did you notice that no prayer was said? It was substituted with a pause.
The first public dissenter of religion was Robert Ingersoll, who lived in the 19th century and was an agnostic. He was a popular orator and advocated taking religion out of the whole nation. That’s where the dissention began. Everybody in America was horrified at such a terrible thought.
The Supreme Court judges are the very ones who declared it illegal to have the Commandments as a guide. Ironically, the only public-government place I know where the 10 Commandments can be viewed is in the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., and it can’t be removed easily as it is chiseled in stone (just like the tablets of Moses) and those jurists walk by them every day. How ridiculous!
The idea that we are telling the world that we prefer to murder our future generations with “choice” is insane.
The key to good government is to vote for good people for office. Voting is a privilege and also a duty. Whoever is at the helm, rules, and it affects the whole country. There is no place on earth as great as the United States. I can understand people clamoring to live here. I’m thankful to live in the land of the free and worship in my own way to the one and only God, but I’m not sure the country will ever be like it was again when I was growing up.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Lynwood Turner
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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