Thursday, August 18, 2011
Growing up too fast
I heard something Monday morning while the family was getting ready for work and school that I never thought I would hear.
“Your girdle is on the dryer,” Pam shouted to our son Andy. “It’s washed and ready.”
They were talking about a football girdle, of course.
Close to Nowhere
Went to fishing tournament — didn’t fish
Family and good friend Marion Pryor called me Wednesday and asked if I’d like to go with her to a fishing tournament. My first reaction was to wonder why she’d asked me. I don’t fish, ever.
Turns out, Marion and Sonny’s oldest grandson Nathan was a participant in the tournament. Nathan won the MS Junior Bass Tournament with The Bass Federation and had qualified to fish in the national championship.
Many factors contributed to Reeves’ win
Against my better judgment, I bet against both conventional wisdom and Lamar Hooker. Now I owe him dinner at Walker’s. At least he doesn’t drink.
Lamar, who seems to know everyone in the state of Mississippi (and their skeletons), picked Tate Reeves. I picked Billy Hewes. I demanded odds, but Lamar wouldn’t budge.
Letters To The Editor
Red Banks Road
A letter to the editor and the board of supervisors of Marshall County:
I live on South Red Banks Road, one of the most traveled roads in Marshall County. This road is a state aid road.
State aid funding comes from all the taxpayers of Mississippi, not just Marshall County.
Nothing but a few potholes have been filled since Charles McClatchy and Robert Lee Sims were supervisors.
According to The South Reporter dated November 25, 2010, section 1, page 15, money was sent to Marshall County to fix the problem roads. Larry Britt has even stated in the newspaper as having said reflectors in the middle of the roads would make driving on dark roads safer for motorists.
Red Banks Road has no white or yellow lines. Go one direction, you are in the middle of the road; go the other direction, you are in the ditch.
Please do something before someone is killed or crippled for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one is hurt because of this negligence, get a lawyer and sue Marshall County and the board of supervisors.
You cannot sue the State of Mississippi because they let the supervisors of Marshall County spend the money however they wanted to.
I pray that the men we elected in office will do the right thing. I know I would not want a death or serious wreck on my conscience. P.S. I know a lawyer if you need one.
My family and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to all the people who were so thoughtful at the time of my accident and my continued recovery. I’d especially like to thank the HSPD and the HSFD for their quick response and action during my wreck where I was pinned in my car. Thanks also to the quick action of Med Stat.
Please continue to remember me in your prayers.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, 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
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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