February 26, 2009
By Barry Burleson
On the road
Saturday afternoon at around 3:35 my mind turned to when I watched “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” as a youngster.
I loved hearing Jim McKay, in the famous voice-over that accompanied the opening, saying “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”
It was tough, at the state championship game in Brookhaven, seeing the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots collapse to the floor in defeat. They were in tears and their coaches, Craig Dailey and David Austin, rushed to hug and comfort them. Parents and other friends and family members did the same.
Close to Nowhere
Relay for Life
• Christine Martin at Big Star has taken on a huge task for the Big Star Relay for Life team — the “Big Star Baggers.”
Christine, who has worked as a checker at Big Star for as long as I can remember, is making a quilt to be raffled for this year’s Relay for Life.
But it won’t be just any quilt and it won’t be just raffled. Each block on the quilt will be “autographed” in honor or in memory of someone who has battled cancer.
For the extremely small price tag of $5, you can get a block autographed — and — get your name in the hat to win the actual quilt.
The Preacher’s Corner
God bless Sunday school teachers
Word has come to me of the passing of my first grade Sunday school teacher, Nan Bond Murphy Mooney, formerly of Cleveland, Miss. Even though she has lived for many years in Texas and Oklahoma, I still remembered her, as I do all my Sunday school teachers through the years.
Letters to the Editor
Thank you to HSUD:
I just wanted to thank the HSUD electrical utility repair crew that worked our neighborhood this afternoon and restored our electrical power. We were without electrical power for 12 days after a severe ice storm hit western Kentucky.
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