September 23, 2010
Keep up good work
Last week’s and this week’s newspapers have included the levels of area public schools based on the most recent state test scores.
Congratulations go to the Holly Springs, Marshall County and Benton County school districts for their overall improvements.
The Preacher’s Corner
Please do not bring me any more kittens
Someone did a terrible thing to me last week. About supper time last Thursday, subject or subjects unknown left a cardboard box with four kittens beside the driver’s side door of my car.
Autumn in Scotland
These last few weeks there’s been a real autumnal feel in the air, and the leaves have started to fall around our cottage.
What we’re harvesting in the veggie beds seems to be reflecting this change in the seasons. We are now on to the broad beans and purple sprouting broccoli, which feel like back-end crops to me.
Report from the U.S. House
Farmers backbone of our state
In North Mississippi, families, businesses, and local economies have suffered from last fall’s heavy rains and flooding. Over the past year, my office has received numerous phone calls from producers across the region that faced devastating crop loss from severe weather.
Letters To The Editor
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall County Republican Club would like to send out “Thanks” to all of the people who made our MCRC Car Show and Sounds of Summer Street Festival a success.
The weather couldn’t have been nicer, for a change, and brought many people out to join the festivities throughout the day.
The car show featured so many different types of automobiles from hot rods to the antique, and everything from a Model T Ford to a Corvette or two.
It also allowed the candidates who were running for office to meet and greet voters and ask for their support. We have many candidates who are running for judges in both the Circuit Court and the Chancery Court and they found time to come out and make themselves known known as they run as non-partisan and have no party affiliation.
State Senator Alan Nunnelee was there to present the trophies to the winners and continue in his quest for election in November to the United States Congress.
The Sounds of Summer Street Festival was devised four years ago to give the public a mini-vacation of sorts. When gas prices soared so high, many couldn’t afford to take an out-of-town vacation. The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce tried to give them one.
Thanks for the great entertainment of Bill Beaty and his wife Melissa, a political Christian song composer and recording artist from Red Banks. One of his songs, and the title of his CD, “Stand Up For God,” has been selected to be on the National Tea Party movement’s CD.
A special “Thanks” to Friendship Christian Academy of Victoria for their excellent drama and singing group which opened the festival. They were awesome as always under the direction of Brenda and Virgil Scherff, principal of the school, andpastor. Another thank you also goes to the women of the church and Texie Prather who made and donated cakes for our cakewalk, one of the more popular activities of the night.
Another special “thank you” goes to Bob Pickard, known as Rockin’ Robert, who provided the karaoke for the night and the sound system as well. Both young and old took advantage of the system and got up and entertained.
Since the event is free to the public, it would not have been possible to host the street festival without sponsors. So the BACC wants to show our appreciation to the following: master sponsor, CenturyLink; event sponsors: Citizens Bank, USB Financial Group, Griffin Inc., Hunter Fan Co., Northcentral MS Electric Power Association, Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Great Oaks, and the town of Byhalia; major sponsors: Barden Stone, G&O Supply, D&H Electric, Brantley Funeral Home, Luigi’s Station, Charles and Joy Crain, Cargill Animal Nutrition Division, Herin Mechanical, Byhalia Package Store, Martin Brothers Scrap Yard, Matthews Liquors, and Marshall County Farm Bureau, Byhalia office.
Thank you, MS State Representative Tommy Woods for donating and cooking all the wonderful barbecue in the concession stand for both events, Champion Awards and Bill Kinkade for the car show trophies and to The South Reporter and Pigeon Roost News for all of the great publicity.
A very special thank you to all who helped to restore the beautiful gates at Hill Crest Cemetery. The angels are so happy and so am I.
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Supporting Our Troops
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