Thursday, June 14, 2012
Don’t text and drive
Here’s are a few more notes from my most recent road trip, particularly about texting and driving.
First, I confess – I have done it. But I’m stopping. I’ve repeatedly told my 18-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter not to text and drive. I need to practice what I preach.
Close to Nowhere
Laughing at Smiley
Bob Smiley is from a very devoted Christian family — his dad gave him communion every night at bedtime. One night, Bob asked his dad why there weren’t crackers with the juice. His dad said, “shut up, son and drink another spoonful of the NyQuil — I mean juice!”
Lots of dads (and I expect a few moms), thought that was an excellent idea when Bob cracked that joke Saturday night at CrossPointe Christian Fellowship Church in Olive Branch.
The Preacher’s Corner
The Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian churches...
Last week a young researcher from Arkansas visited Holly Springs to follow up on earlier conversations I had had with him about Gipsy Smith, the famous evangelist of the 1920s. Well, I know a good bit, and told him about his famous revival service here in 1926.
Here is an answer to my young friend’s questions about Gipsy Smith and his Holly Springs revival by means of this column, and if you are interested you can read along too. It is quite a tale.
Letter To The Editor
Thanks for helping
The benefit fish fry for Tim Blackburn was a big success.
We would like to thank everyone who supported it. Tim was able to attend and was very touched to see all the caring people who were so generous and supportive.
A special thank you goes out to Kenny Dickerson and his crew. They were as awesom as the food they prepared.
The waterslide, moon bounce and dunking booth were provided and set up by Ricky Butler and the employees of Ricky’s Towing.
Thank you for all your help.
The Toga Band from Corinth did a wonderful job keeping us entertained. You guys are awesome.
We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions: Brenda and Kelsey Bragg of Total Image Salon; Paula Baldwin of Warsaw Grocery; Maria Givens, CLM Insurance, Pet Heaven Grooming Salon, Warsaw Auto Center, Peggy Holmes, Emily Chisholm, Kenny Steen, Michael and Stephanie Burchfield and family, and Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts.
Many people worked very hard to make this benefit possible by selling tickets, serving food, collecting tickets, face painting, setting up and taking down tables and much more. There are too many to name, but without you it would not have been possible. Thank you so much to each and every one of you.
For anyone interested in making a donation, there has been a benefit account set up for Tim Blackburn at Citizens Bank in Byhalia. Donations can be made at any of their branches.
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