October 21, 2010
Football in Memphis
It may have been 28 years since I’d been to Liberty Bowl Stadium.
At least that’s the last trip there I recall.
That one will be forever etched in my mind. It was Bear Bryant’s last game – a 21-15 win for Alabama over Illinois on December 29, 1982. And it was cold – bitter cold.
Close to Nowhere
Corporal Judge Clayton Hellums comes home
(Writer’s Note: Bits and pieces of this were taken from an article on the front page of the Oct. 14, 2010, Calhoun County Journal — with publisher Joel McNeece’s permission.)
In the late 1960s and early ’70s, I had several friends who were serving overseas in Vietnam. I was lucky — all my friends came home alive.
The Preacher’s Corner
If there were no animals, I wouldn’t want to go
Last Sunday as we completed the service, I breathed yet another sigh of relief that we’d gotten through it without anybody having eaten anybody else alive. Let me hasten to say that I speak of the annual service for the Blessing of the Animals that we share with Christ Episcopal Church!
Letters To The Editor
Byhalia FFA pride:
I am very proud of the Byhalia High School FFA. On Oct. 18, 23 members plus adults left at 6 a.m. for the National FFA completion in Indianapolis, Ind. This is the second year Byhalia has made it to national competition. The students worked hard to get to this point, as well as hard work raising money for this trip. Congratulations to Mr. Brown and Mr. Holland for their leadership and success.
The officers of the Byhalia FFA Alumni wish to thank all who assisted in the fund raising effort this year. We will continue to raise funds for the FFA Chapter during this year in anticipation of another successful year.
The newly formed FFA Alumni already has over 30 members. We anticipate more new members as the year progresses. I challenge the former FFA members of Byhalia to contact any of the Alumni officers or myself for information about joining the Alumni.
Michael E. Hamblin
Response to article:
We read with interest the article written in last week’s edition of The South Reporter about our home for the last eight years, Airliewood.
As the restorers and present owners of Airliewood, we were exceedingly surprised that we did not even merit a footnote in your account of its rich history.
A carefully researched, documented, and copyrighted history of Airliewood, by Dr. Hubert H. McAlexander can be found on our website, www.airliewood.com. His research provides accurate information without silly and superfluous stories for future generations to come.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Overstreet
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
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