Thursday, January 13, 2011
Letters To The Editor
Car crashes in yard:
Monday evening, I heard a large pop sound, sort of like a transformer blowing, and felt the house shake. Having two new puppies, I figured they knocked over a table or something. Grady and I muted the television and heard a beeping sound. He traced it to the front of the house. He came back to the den and told me that there was a car in our yard!
I went to the front of the house and low and behold, there sat a white Ford Explorer jammed up in our front yard, nearly on the porch. The beeping noise we heard was the horn of the car. The driver had already gotten out of the vehicle and was talking to a man who was riding his bicycle down Salem when it happened.
I immediately called 911. The operator was so nice and sent the police, ambulance and firemen immediately. All of our city employees were accommodating and worried about those of us who were in the house.
The tow trucker driver showed up quickly, as well. He hauled off the vehicle and the pieces that were scattered throughout the yard. Needless to say, the force of the impact flung some of the glass on the east side of the house which nobody saw.
With inclement weather, driving conditions are hazardous. If you must get out and drive, please do so carefully and without a cocktail!
Mary Clay Brooks
Thanks for assistance:
This letter comes to show appreciation for the following individuals and businesses that have greatly assisted me and Sis. Deloris Callicut with the Christian ministry of snacks to the inmates of the Marshall County jail.
The Lord says we should forgive those their trespasses, as we expect Him to forgive us of ours.
Some housed in the many jails across the country have fallen on hard economic times, and yet some there are innocent. Many do not have family members to depend on.
They tell us that our ministry has helped them and we would like to continue serving them.
We thank Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his staff for allowing us to come into the jail.
We especially would like to thank the following stores in the great city of Holly Springs for their donations: Piggly Wiggly, Save-A-Lot, Copper Kettle Restaurant and Short Stop Groceries. We appreciate their donations in helping us to feed the needy.
A caring community:
I am writing this to tell everyone just how wonderful our community is.
In July of 2010, I had a heart attack, which required a hospital stay and a stent. In August, I had congestive heart failure, another hospital stay.
In September, I had a defibrillator implanted, yet another hospital stay.
As I was recovering from the last surgery, we found out our daughter, Trinity, had AML leukemia. She was in the hospital for 40 days (and is facing another 40 days as of Jan. 11).
While she was in the hospital, my defibrillator misfired, (the wires came loose), so that was another hospital stay and surgery. It happened again a week later, another hospital stay!
Now to my community – Mitch Tomlinson of the Holly Springs Utility Dept. called LifeBlood and got them here Dec. 1 for a blood drive for my daughter.
According to LifeBlood, the turnout was awesome.
With traveling back and forth to Memphis, eating at the hospital and taking care of the little ones at home (we have a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old), it literally broke us.
We didn’t have money to pay our utilities much less Christmas for the little ones.
Again my community rallied. Mrs. Neil Bain recommended our kids for the Clydesdale Christmas. We went there expecting to get a few toys for the kids, but Clydesdale had bigger plans for us. They surprised us with checks.
When we got home, we had another surprise waiting for us. Finn’s Bar and Grill in Red Banks sent us a gift card to buy groceries, then they also went above and beyond.
A few days later, they sent clothing and toys for the little ones’ Christmas.
With all this help, we were able to pay our bills and our family had a nice Christmas.
All this proves to me the Lord sent angels to help us in the form of our community.
I say a prayer each and every day asking God to bless each and every one of you!
I am proud to live in a community where people still care about one another and try to help those who are down.
I would like to say a special thanks to Clydesdale Christmas Harmontown, Clydesdale Christmas Holly Springs, Finn’s Bar and Grill, Mike and Helen Power, Kathy Bailey and Ronnie and Sheila Lewis.
I know there are many more of you out there. If I missed you, I am sorry. You know who you are and God bless you.
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