Thursday, March 7, 2013
More to it than trophies
Trips to the Big House can turn into a nice reunion, too.
For instance, last weekend I ran into coach Shane Montgomery, head girls coach at Class 4A North Pontotoc High School.
Close to Nowhere
We’re all foodies here
Tuesday morning started off fairly normal here at the newspaper office — exchanging recipes and discussing food.
We do that a lot around here, much to the chagrin of the editor and publisher. Never mind that he loves to eat what we bring — that is entirely beside the point on Tuesday when we’re proofing and finishing the paper and also discussing food and recipes.
Letters to The Editor
After reading Cindy Whatley’s letter in the paper this past week, I was glad to know that other people cannot believe Holly Springs does not have tornado sirens.
We had tornadoes in the Holly Springs area early in February when a cold front came through on a warm day. I watched the coverage on Channel 5 until it was time to go to bed.
Around midnight our son Charly called to let us know that there were two tornado cells right over our area. We got up and immediately went into the hall where we felt safe but at the same time we could watch Channel 5.
My sister called to be sure we knew about the tornadoes in our area. One of her fellow teachers from New Albany called her to be sure she could hear the tornado sirens and get in a safe place in her house.
She said, “What sirens?” “We do not have sirens in Holly Springs!”
Needless to say, he could not believe it. I have talked to many people in counties in northwest Mississippi and they cannot believe we do not have sirens.
Mrs. Whatley stated that there are grants for sirens and this is very true. City Hall does not seem to care about trying to get sirens.
If you go to a website called City-data.com, it states that Holly Springs tornado activity is slightly above the Mississippi state average. It is 166 percent higher than the overall U.S. average.
I go to the city board meetings on a fairly regular basis. Sirens are mentioned sometimes but it is definitely not a top priority. The city elections are coming up very soon. Think about it. Change can be good thing.
During a very hard time for our family, we want to commend Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.
Our aunt, Jesse Shaw Davis, after two serious surgeries, became very ill. Her condition left her with the need for 24-hour medical care. The hardest decision we could ever face had to be made.
We turned to Trinity with our most precious family member. They immediately worked with us to assure that we were making the best decision. We could not have asked for better care for her. They were very caring and gentle with her rehab. They worked with us daily to honor our requests. We were made aware of her needs and they listened to our needs, as well.
All of the nurses and members of the staff were kind and compassionate. They allowed us to be with her, the last few days, around the clock. They realized very quickly that she was a sweet and gentle lady. They told us often that she was a very good patient.
We cannot thank them enough for all that they did to make her comfortable. She knew she was very ill and was comfortable being in an environment with people who so kindly cared for her. We want to take this opportunity to give Trinity Mission Health and Rehab the attention and gratitude that they so richly deserve.
With all of our hearts, thank you.
Her loving nieces and nephews,
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