March 4, 2010
Sometimes the small things stand out and deserve some ink in this newspaper.
The big news out of the Big House last week and this week is the competition on the court. Teams are playing their hearts out in search of state championships at Jackson.
Close to Nowhere
After my SAD column a couple weeks ago, my friend and neighbor Johnny King sent me a really nice email. You can go to this website and on the black background anywhere you click, a flower pops up. If you just run your mouse all over the screen, it fills up with flowers.
The Preacher’s Corner
Bob’s dogs seemed to be oracles of wisdom
My little dog Gracey has been right sick for the last couple of weeks, but thanks to the Good Lord, Drs. Thompson and Childers, and lots of pills, she’s doing much better now. Gracey is a lot of company and provides lots of amusement. She befriends young and old alike. However, I had wished my dog could help me pen messages to my congregation like Bob Walkup’s dogs Boo and Mary always did.
Letters To The Editor
Praise to Hawks:
Last Friday night, we happened to be eating at the Piccadilly Cafeteria on I-55 in Jackson when the Holly Springs’ boys basketball team came in.
We have had less than pleasant experiences with sports teams in the past, both in restaurants and in hotels, and unconsciously braced ourselves for a loud and disruptive atmosphere.
What actually happened was exactly the opposite. These young men carried themselves with quiet dignity, said grace before they ate and represented your community with all the manners and composure you could hope for.
I don’t know if this is a reflection on the boys themselves, their parents or their coaches, but you would have been proud to spend time with them in the Piccadilly.
We were sorry to see that they lost their game on Saturday, but they are certainly winners in our book. Be proud of them.
Jimmy and Mary Carol Miller
I believe that the way Hill Crest Cemetery is run is a disrespectful disgrace. Recent discussions make it look like you are running a business.
Golf carts are for a golf course. Most people are so distraught they could not get in one.
Large trucks should have a service entrance only.
Simple as that!
This St. Patrick’s Day, millions of adults will toast the patron saint with parties and parades. But it takes more than shamrocks, leprechauns and the luck of the Irish to make sure everyone who celebrates gets home safely.
If your plans include alcohol, celebrate responsibly and make plans for a designated driver. More than 148 million American adults have been a designated driver or been driven home by one, according to a projection from a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation CARAVAN® 2009.
The use of designated drivers and alternate transportation are encouraged among St. Patrick’s Day revelers. Drunk-driving fatalities are down 44 percent nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in part to efforts of the community and individuals using designated drivers and increased law enforcement.
Remember, “Responsibility Matters.”
Volunteer to be the designated driver or have one chosen for your group at random at www.facebook.com/buddesignateddriver.
The page also features responsible party tips and awards one designated driver each week with an MP3 player.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world. Tavarus Mitchell, Air Force, recently stationed in Kuwait, has now been stationed in Japan.
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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