February 12, 2009
One of my other “jobs” is teaching teenagers at church on Wednesday nights.
It comes at the right time – mid-week – after the stress of meeting deadlines and getting out another newspaper.
It’s always uplifting to be around the young people. I think we’re blessed with some fine ones at our church.
And I get a bit upset when I always read about how our young people today have no morals and no goals. Sure there are exceptions, but quite frankly, I don’t see that when I visit our schools. Maybe, as is often the case, we just hear about the bad and not the good.
Close to Nowhere
If there were actually a person named “South Reporter,” hopefully, they would not respond to this.
Wyatt Emmerich had a column a couple weeks ago about an email scam he played along with. I am constantly amazed at the ways some people can come up with to steal from other people.
The Preacher’s Corner
Humor has its place in God’s house
Seldom do I take my walks through Hill Crest Cemetery that I do not muse on the fate of the poor Mr. B., a minister from South Mississippi who used to occasionally take services in Cleveland, Miss., where I grew up. As the tale had it, Mr. B. — a rather arch character, who was possessed of beady eyes and was just a little pompous — was officiating at a funeral somewhere south of Jackson, and standing at the head of the grave, wearing a white robe, he suddenly fell into the grave due to a soil collapse. People there recounted how, as he sank, he continued reading aloud from his prayer book, until finally he disappeared from view under the casket, those beady, unblinking, eyes being the last thing that the horrified observers saw.
Succumbed to cell phone mania – with tongue in cheek
I succumbed last week to the prevailing cell phone mania. I bought a fancy cell phone that does everything - the HTC Touch Diamond from Cellular South.
For a while there, my wife Ginny was sure she was going to have to send me to treatment. There’s a reason the Blackberry is nicknamed Crackberry. For gizmo freaks like me, these new cell phones are addictive.
Travelin’ cowboy update -- John Wayne is where...
As of... Feb., 10, 2009 ~
Through the ice storm he stayed in Pottsville, Ark., in a barn. Tuesday, when Brenda and Doug Bragg spoke with him, he was in Checota, Oklahoma. He’ll be there a couple days, as bad storms are coming through Oklahoma. John also has a new addition to his traveling troupe. A couple he met and stayed with had red heeler puppies, before he left there they gave him a puppy. (Sheila, a red heeler, has been with him since he left Michigan.) The puppy is riding side saddle in a feed bag.
Destination: Santa Fe, N.M, estimated arrival ~ Easter, 2009
Letter To The Editor
Black History Month:
My calendar says that February is Black History Month. I have never heard of American History Month.
In the world I have grown up in, every day is American history day.
A recent letter to the editor included the addresses and phone numbers of our legislators.
The phone number for Travis Childers was incorrectly submitted. His correct phone number is:
Travis Childers, M.C.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Lynwood Turner, John SnowCharles 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
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
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