Just keep on laughing
Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
My most recent example of the “laughter medicine” came Sunday, when my family visited Pam’s mom in the hospital at Nashville.
Close to Nowhere
Normally, my house is like the Cleavers’. You remember Beaver Cleaver, his mother June, dad Ward and brother Wally, don’t you?
The house was always perfect, June had on a dainty apron over her pristine and pressed dress. Ward was always in a sweater and slacks, as he relaxed around the house. Wally was even spotlessly clean unless he was playing football.
Report from U.S. House
Programs benefit state’s rural communitiesAs we continue on our path towards economic recovery, it is important to remember that Mississippi’s agriculture industry is fundamental to creating jobs and jumpstarting our economy.
Letters To The Editor
More police presence:
I was heartbroken when I read Sarah Taylor’s letter in the paper about her sister’s cat. There is so much crime, traffic violations, loitering, young kids on bikes and walking around town late at night in Holly Springs and nothing seems to be done about it.
There was a man walking down our street on Monday afternoon and he was so drunk he could hardly stand up. When we had our hardware store on Center Street, it was broken into several times. The police would come, look around, and we would never hear from them again.
Last summer my husband, C.B., was walking in Spring Hollow. He parked his truck off of Park Avenue as he had done each time he went to walk.
One morning he looked up and noticed a policeman looking in his truck windows, checking his car tag, etc. He walked over and asked if there was a problem.
It was the police chief and he told him he was in a “No Parking” area. There was not a sign indicating this. The only sign in that spot said “No Alcohol Allowed.” He then told him to move his truck.
C.B. came home and told me what had happened. I answered by asking him why didn’t he tell the police chief to drive on up to North Center Street and arrest someone that was really committing a crime.
The police could sit in my driveway on Salem Avenue anytime day or night and they could not write tickets fast enough for speeding or passing on a double yellow line. The same could be said for Chesterman Street.
I totally agree with Sarah that we do need more police presence day and night. Maybe Holly Springs needs to be more like Mayberry and we can start making citizens’ arrests!
Concern for hometown:
What has happened to my home town?
When I read the letter about “Tom the Cat,” it made me sick. As a child, I once lived on Elder Street. It was a wonderful neighborhood and the only thing that happened was when Billy Akins and James Peters wore the black cat and red devil costumes made by their mothers and they would jump out from a tree and scare me at dark.
Now you can’t cut grass at the cemetery, fix a cemetery gate or patrol a little street for a cat!
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2cd tour, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Army, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
George Frank Frayser, Army, 4th tour, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Mark Holland, National Guard, Iraq
Tyler Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Barry Lester, National Guard, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Robert Weston Pittman, Army, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, toured two times in Iraq; now serving his second tour in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Clebin Walker, Army, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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