Thursday, April 12, 2012
Letters To The Editor
We, the board and members of the Slayden, Mt. Pleasant, and Early Grove Volunteer Fire Department are asking everyone who is interested in discussing ways we can come together as a community in an attempt to obtain a satellite station in Slayden, and lower the rating in this area. At the present time, we have a 10-C rating which causes higher homeowner insurance premiums, and it makes it difficult to qualify for homeowner insurance if you don’t already have an existing policy.
There are ways we are aware of that can help lower the rating. Our number one goal is to try to obtain a satellite station in the Slayden area. With this established, in the event of a fire this new station will allow us to service the Slayden and Early Grove areas quicker. Secondly, we want to establish fire hydrants in all the rural areas; these are just a couple of things we need to work toward to help lower the rating.
As we are all aware, these things require funds, but if we come together as a community in an attempt to raise funds, we can try and make these things possible. We are requesting fund-raiser ideas as well as church donations if possible.
We would like everyone to make plans to attend the community meeting at H.W. Byers Multi-Purpose Building on May 7, at 7 p.m. The Slayden, Mt. Pleasant, and Early Grove Volunteer Fire Department board and members will be available to answer any questions you may have and inform you more in detail.
We will also be open for any and all fund-raising ideas on that night. Representatives from several insurance companies will be on site to answer questions.
I am a 25-year-old student at Rust College in Holly Springs, and I support Mississippi’s new charter school bill.
I don’t have any children, so it may seem odd that I am so concerned about current public school students. But my explanation is simple: I am a product of the same system that is still failing too many kids year after year.
Education has always been important to me, but as a graduate of Mississippi’s public schools, the reality is that I just wasn’t ready for life beyond high school.
I am now a struggling college student, and I strongly believe that if I had had access to high-quality educational options when I was in school, I would have been better prepared for college and life.
Now, as another generation of children begins their educational journey in Mississippi, it is time that we break the cycle and produce students who are well-educated and well-prepared for work and life.
I want to see the end of the mis-education of our children and the end of Mississippi’s position at the bottom of every education ranking. Charter schools may not be a magic bullet or quick fix, but they are another option. And options are what our children need.
Cheers for recycling
Three cheers for Jane Hubbard and Marshall Academy for leading the way on recycling. This is something our community has needed for a long time.
I hope everyone will support this effort. Let’s make Holly Springs clean and beautiful again!
(The Rev.) Milton Winter
Cayce says thanks
The members of the Cayce Fire Department, 30 Lee Creek Road, would like to say a big thanks to those who cooked the fish for the annual fish fry.
Thanks to the people who purchased tickets, bought desserts or contributed in any way.
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