December 23, 2010
Count your blessings
Santa visited the Burlesons last week.
Hopefully, he will be back early morning Saturday, Christmas Day, while everyone’s asleep. I know we will have the milk and cookies ready and waiting.
Close to Nowhere
Through shopping yet? I’m not!
My neighbor Carolyn, who also works up here at the newspaper, has been through Christmas shopping since probably late August-early September.
I probably started Christmas shopping last week maybe?
Celebrating Spirit of Christmas
U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker
The Christmas spirit shines like a beacon through a cold winter’s night in Mississippi. While this year has been difficult for many, we still have much for which to be grateful. During this Christmas season, families are rushing to finish last-minute shopping and preparations for guests. Amid the bustle, it is important we pause a moment to keep in mind all that we have to be thankful for during this time of year.
Letters To The Editor
The Clarion Ledger newspaper, Jackson, the state’s largest one, wrote on Dec. 7, that the Benton County School District, under the able leadership of Patrick Washington, announced its second budget surplus in two years.
Having served for five years during the late 1980s as assistant supervisor of education for the State Department of Education, I know for the district to achieve such financial good standing is a very big deal.
The local people should be proud of their superintendent and his staff for being great stewards of the county’s limited resources.
Need a sidewalk:
I live on Chesterman Street in Holly Springs, and I’m complaining about the street. We need a sidewalk on Chesterman St. behind Michael’s Country and Creole (formerly The Hut,) because I see young kids walking to the store and cars just about to run them over sometimes. They have to jump in the grass to get out of the way, because folks drive too fast on that street. Could we please get some help with that or do something about that?
George Frayser from fourth tour of dutyImmanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Battle Ewing, Army, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
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
Supporting Our Troops
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