December 30, 2010
Holly Springs missed the white Christmas.
But our family experienced the snow, about two inches on the ground and still falling, thanks to our Christmas Day trip to Hamilton, Ala.
Close to Nowhere
Turkey and gas prices — again!
You know, in October and early November, right up until early December even, I love the thought of turkey and dressing, potato salad, pumpkin pie, etc.
By December 26, I’m hoping never to see holiday food again, especially turkey and dressing!
Moon shadows and perfect Christmas moments
I had my first Perfect Christmas moment early this year, the Sunday after the Thanksgiving weekend.
It was a cool, crisp day and nobody had any plans. The whole family pitched in and put up the Christmas decorations. Everybody was excited. We all worked together. The Christmas spirit was in the air.
Letters To The Editor
District 2 supervisor Eddie Dixon is on top of his job. As a resident of District 2, I have watched the reconstruction of roads in the district since the ice and the flooding destroyed so many of them. I’ve also been in contact with Dixon, the supervisor, and he has assured me every step of the way about goals set and he has been on target in completing those goals. So, hats off to Dixon and the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.
Dixon has been a great inspiration since he’s been in office. He attends family reunions, church picnics, weddings, funerals of his constituents. Just call him and he will fit you into his busy schedule. He will even pick up trash on your county roads. (There needs to be an educational campaign against littering on county roads.) I have also witnessed his powerful presence at board meetings and other public events. All I can say is keep up the good work, Mr. Dixon. We need people like you in elected positions in Marshall County.
Please deny parole:
During this festive holiday season, our family has been notified that the person responsible for killing the late sheriff Osborne Bell is eligible for a parole hearing in January.
We have objected previously to his parole and have once again requested a hearing with the parole board to plea for a denial of parole to Bart Mease MDOC Number 43833.
We are requesting all elected officials and citizens in Marshall County to contact the parole board in Jackson, by letters, faxes and phone calls objecting to Bart Mease’s release.
Marshall County needs to send a strong message to the parole board supporting our fallen hero’s legacy. Bart Mease’s continued incarceration is important to our family. His release would be a tragedy to the state of Mississippi and law enforcement.
The state of Mississippi parole board can be contacted by writing to: Mississippi Parole Board, Shannon Warnock, Chair, 660 North Street, Suite 100 A, Jackson, MS 39202. The phone number is 601-576-3520. The fax number is 601-576-3528.
Thank you for your continued support.
Monet Bell Autry,
The Christmas Cheer Committee once again celebrates a successful Christmas season, thanks to the wonderful and generous donors.
The committee is touched by the kind outpouring of love shown to the less fortunate. Thanks to your support, we were able to serve 586 people. We want to thank the committee for their hard work and dedication. We all received a blessing just seeing all of the excitement and glee in the eyes of the children and adults.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Listed below are individuals and businesses that we would like to thank:
Russell Johnson, alderman; Byhalia Tire and Battery; Zeta Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Terry and Carla Rodgers; Booker Hardware; Merchants & Farmer’s Bank; Juanita Dillard, tax assessor; J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home; Auto Depot, Lucy Carpenter, circuit clerk; Leroy Wilson, Marcus Hicks, Ase Lee Nunnally, Phil Malone, mayor of Byhalia; Thomas Grocery, Davis Grovery, McIntyre Church, IK-Johnson & Johnson; Cleo Wrap, American Plastic Toys, Citizens Bank of Victoria, First State Bank, Kenny Dickerson, Marshall County sheriff; Judge Edwin H. Roberts, South Center Printing, Smith Whaley Law Firm, Cato, Citi-Trends, Dollar Millenium, Sam’s Club, Cousin’s Shell, Shane Strickland; Holly Springs City School (FBLA) Class of 2011; George Zinn, supervisor; Alliance HealthCare; Marrietta, American Inc.; Betty Byrd, tax collector; Bill Stone, state senator; Big Lots, Home Depot, Delia and Charles Reid, General Dollar Store, Dr. Cassandra Hawkins, Donald Randolph, superintendent of education; Walmart, Holly Springs; Willows Boutique, Byhalia Beauty Supply, Warner Mcbride, Piggly Wiggly, Byhalia; Clark’s Grocery, Carl Evans and the Griffin employees; Jazzy Jeff, Misha Hearn, Tonja Reid, LaVonda Dukes, Charles Reid Jr., Paul Crumb, Illiam Newsom, and Melissa Humphrey.
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