Thursday, April 28,. 2011
Have fun this season
Marshall County Dizzy Dean baseball and softball teams begin their season this week. Most of all, I hope it’s a fun season for the children.
Close to Nowhere
Our friend Beth
• The last time I wrote about Beth, I had her permission to talk about her recent diagnosis of cancer.
I didn’t ask her permission this time. But, if you know Beth (Breithaupt, who works here at the newspaper), you know she won’t care. Besides, sometimes it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
Beth had liver surgery Wed., April 20, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She’d already undergone several months of chemo in preparation for the surgery and had not had a very bad reaction at all.
Our typical family Easter Sunday
Is there any more perfect representation of the tribulations of being a parent than sitting in church with three antsy children?
Letters To The Editor
After reading your editorial in last week’s paper, it again brought to mind that Holly Springs still does not have tornado sirens. I wonder how our county officials can justify not installing them in our town. It could and would save lives as well as avoiding many severe injuries.
My husband and I work in the Byhalia schools. Yesterday, April 25, our students had to go into the halls because a tornado was right over the Marshall County area. The Byhalia sirens were going off.
I would bet a lot of people in Holly Springs did not even know what the weather was like or that a tornado was in our area. When we got home late in the afternoon, we immediately turned on the TV to watch what weather forecasters were saying. We were under a tornado watch until midnight.
All of the Memphis TV channels had interrupted programming to keep us posted on what was happening. We could leave the TV on, but that should not be an option.
I would guess that there are a large number of citizens who don’t have weather radios. Power could go out, and we would not have cable service.
With elections coming up and most candidates are now campaigning, some of these candidate should get serious about tornado sirens. It would certainly make most of us feel a little safer in Holly Springs.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Immanuel 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
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
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