Thursday, April 7, 2011
In honor of Gran
I’d never spoken at a funeral before – until Saturday.
The minister, Dennis Loyd, gave a wonderful eulogy to my mother-in-law. It was from Proverbs 31:10-31.
Close to Nowhere
All in bloom
The dogwoods, redbuds, wisteria, all are in magnificent bloom and there’s not a spot of rain promised for the upcoming weekend.
It’s all coming together nicely for the annual Pilgrimage in Holly Springs.
How to help lower gas prices
With heightened unrest in the Middle East, the price at the pump continues to soar. Gas prices averaged $3.46 per gallon in Mississippi last week, according to AAA. That is approximately 80 cents more expensive than this time last year. For families and businesses, this rising cost can be overwhelming, further threatening our weak economy.
Letters To The Editor
Spend money locally
I have received a number of solicitations from mail order pharmacies wanting my business. They promise some cost savings.
I choose to stay with local pharmacists because they know me, know the general state of my health, know the medicines I am taking and know most of my doctors. When I get a prescription for a new medicine I need, they explain the nature of the drug, how to take it, how it functions and what the likely side effects might be. They are alert to be sure that there will be no adverse effects from any combination of medicines. This is especially helpful when two or more doctors are prescribing different medications. In my own case I have had prescriptions from four different doctors in the last four months.
My daughter has a friend who was a pharmacist for a large chain. She was severely criticized for spending too much time explaining to her customers about how and when to take the medications, what side effects may occur, etc. She resigned out of frustration and joined a small pharmacy.
A recent report on TV said that there are three million errors a year resulting in customers getting the wrong medication. I would suggest that using your local pharmacist would significantly reduce the likelihood of a mistake.
I also believe that using local businesses helps the economy of our community. My purchases will help pay the wages of some of your friends and neighbors, support local institutions and city services. Money spent locally circulates in the community. When money is spent in a local business, for every $100 spent, $45 stays in the economy of the local community. For every $100 spent in a big box store, only $14 stays in the economy of the local community. Obviously, money spent out of town or on the Internet all leaves the community.
Thanks to city crew
We would like to thank Larry Miller and his crew for the excellent work they are doing in cleaning up and keeping up this area.
Mr. Miller has been most kind and respectful in assisting us during the loss of our daughter and the upkeep of her gravesite. We have also noticed that the appearance of the entire area has been greatly improved since he arrived. We appreciate their hard work and many kindnesses. Holly Springs is fortunate to have people like this.
Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Tomlinson
Thanks for support
The Cayce Fire Department wishes to thank Kenny Dickerson and crew for cooking the food, and the community and others for supporting us in any way.
Cayce Fire Department
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
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
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
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
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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