January 21, 2010
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Close to Nowhere
If my house burned down...
I apparently was born what one of the elderly ladies in my church called a “crepehanger.”
Bettye (she added the “e” herself as she felt plain ole Betty was too plain) Sloan was one of those elderly women that I hope I can be. A tireless worker in our church and for the entire community, she was devoted to her family, both blood and just because she loved you.
The Preacher’s Corner
The Good Samaritan simply saw the need
Homelessness has been on my mind lately. This recession has brought a great increase of it, especially as people have had their mortgages foreclosed. I read a devotional in a Scottish church magazine I receive how the Christmas story could be seen as a story of our Lord’s identification with the homeless.
Highlights on recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan
I recently returned from a congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where I was given a firsthand look at our military’s ongoing effort to rid the country from the Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists.
Letters To The Editor
Last week when it was so painfully cold, my sister-in-law died. The death was painful and then the cemetery added to the pain.
Instead of being restful, serene, tranquil, it was just the opposite because we couldn’t use the front gate. Many relatives came from out of state.
The iron gates are missing to the front gate and there is a determined barrier there in place of the gates. Our cemetery lot is about a block to the east of the front gate and down the hill. It was dangerous to walk on the frozen road or ground.
There was no way we could get close. Those who drove in had to back out, which was very precarious also.
The front gate needs to be fixed. It is the “gateway” to our memorial sculpture garden and it needs to be beautiful, pleasing to the eye and not like a prison barricade.
Our city policemen:
Sunday morning on the way to church, I was in an accident on West Boundary Street in Holly Springs. I wanted to take the time to publicly thank the Holly Springs policemen who came to help me. The first to arrive was sergeant Grant Glover. His partner was officer Austin Clark. Later on the scene was officer Erik Knox.
These gentlemen were very professional in doing their job, but what prompted me to write to the newspaper was how they went above and beyond the call of duty in their kindness. They made sure I was warm and safe. It makes me feel proud to be from Holly Springs with such wonderful city police. Thank you, gentlemen!
MS State Fair:
I am in the fifth grade at Ripon Christian Elementary School in Ripon, Calif. I have adopted your state as a class project. I will be doing a report and making a display about Mississippi.
Towards the end of April or the beginning of May, my class will be having a “State Fair.” I will display and show everything that I have gotten and learned about your great state to my whole school.
It would be helpful to me if you could ask your readers to send me postcards of your state, maps, brochures, information about wildlife, industry, neat places to visit, statistics, sports teams and any other information and items your readers feel would be helpful.
I hope your readers will help me with my project. I’m looking forward to hearing from them and promise to send a thank you to them in May after our State Fair. I am excited to learn about your state!
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
David Busby, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
George Frank Frayser, Army, 4th tour, Iraq
Brandon Freeman, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Shane Fortner, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Garner, National Guard, 2nd 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
Barry Lester, National Guard, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Leslie McAuley, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Tavarus Mitchell, Air Force, Kuwait
Deidra Olive, National Guard, Iraq
William Payton Jr., Air Force, Afghanistan
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd your, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Prentiss Shaw, National Guard, Afghanistan, now in Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Linwood Turner, Army, Iraq
Clebin Walker, Army, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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