Thursday, September 8, 2011
Football means hello fall.
And then suddenly here comes the change-of-season temperatures, too.
Thanks to a tropical storm named Lee bringing rain and wind and cooler temps to our neck of the woods, I actually dug out a light jacket before I drove to the office Monday morning and labored on Labor Day.
Close to Nowhere
Birds of a feather
• We went to First Monday in Ripley this weekend for the first time in a long time. We - daughter Dana and granddaughters Meredith and Remy -- were supposed to be looking for chickens to live with our beautiful and lonesome Rosalie (the only survivor of a rampaging border collie -- ours, I might add).
Letters To The Editor
As we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11, we relive the scenes of three locations of the infamous attack brought to us by the news media.
We, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, reflect on how much we owe to those who responded first to those disaster locations. All of those men and women jeopardized their own lives in their efforts to assist and save others.
All bring training and talents to the professions, and yes, devotion and courage to the health, safety and general welfare of the communities that are served 24/7. There is no way to express our appreciation for the safety we feel with these professionals on the job.
We are extremely grateful and we praise God for all the first responders in our communities.
While out of town recently, our home was entered illegally, which summoned an ADT response, which, in turn, alerted the Holly Springs Police Department.
The officer responding to this alert did so in such a timely, courteous and thorough manner that we were caught by complete surprise.
Within a period of just minutes, Officer Preciado had located the intruder, checked the house, obtained the facts, heard the intruder’s excuse and communicated everything to me by phone. The entire matter was disposed of to my satisfaction before a half hour had elapsed.
My husband and I wish to express our appreciation for this entirely unexpected response to our need for assistance.
In past years, prior of Officer Preciado and Chief Norman being in their respective positions with the Holly Springs Police Department, such a satisfactory response to a cry for help would have been virtually ignored.
I know because I have had occasion to call for dog fighting (45 minutes, unsuccessful response, 2009); and trespassing (35 minutes, unsuccessful response, 2008).
Since these are the only other calls we have made ourselves and their outcome was completely unsatisfactory, we are doubly grateful to finally be able to depend on a positive outcome, even be able to expect such a thing.
Thank you Officer Preciado and Chief Norman. If other officers might have been involved with this incident response, I thank you also and would appreciate knowing who you are!
Leigh L. Douglas
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