Thursday, June 20, 2013
Busy week of activities
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about coming together. Thanks for the kind comments.
That unity was on display at some various events recently in Marshall County.
My busy week began with a gospel meeting. It was a countywide effort coordinated by the three churches of Christ – Holly Springs, Hernando Road and Potts Camp.
Close to Nowhere
Power is wonderful
• As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, I’m thinking about last Tuesday when the power went off about 10 times. Barry, the editor, lost the front page a couple times, I think. Even after that, I forgot to save and lost the legals page.
According to what I think I heard, which is not always accurate -- my memory of what I heard or the information -- I understand that HSUD (Holly Springs Utility Department) is making improvements at the substation to supply more electricity to an area growing not only in size but in consumption.
Letters to the Editor
My colleague, Lorraine Sciarra, from Audubon’s New York headquarters, and I had the pleasure recently of visiting Holly Springs to learn more about what makes this historic place so special and important and about how your community has been such an invaluable partner. We were charmed, and we were impressed.
I well remember the buzz within all levels of the National Audubon Society when we launched the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. The generosity and conservation ethic of Ruth Finley and Margaret Shackelford were an inspiration to all. Now 15 years later, we are proud of the progress we’ve made in fulfilling the shared vision of a place where community members and visitors can learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the region.
Strawberry Plains is a living model of conservation attune to the rhythms of its native environment. We heard from so many people how visits to the site and consultations with the knowledgeable and passionate staff from the Audubon center have changed their management of their lands and even their lives. The Hummingbird Festival educates thousands of people each year from all over the region, even the country, and showcases the center and the community as the special places that they are.
Thank you for caring so much about Strawberry Plains. We know it is people like you, through your volunteer efforts, your time, and your donations, that make us who we are. We feel your passion and commitment. We want you to know we are just as committed to Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. National Audubon plans to continue to grow the center’s reach and impact on this region. We will do that with your continued support.
National Audubon, the team at Strawberry Plains, and the advisory board are all committed to continuing to honor the legacy left to us by Margaret Shackelford and Ruth Finley. Your support and participation have gotten us this far and are crucial to our joint future. Together there are no challenges we cannot overcome.
Thank you for graciously opening your hearts and doors to Audubon.
The Lessye Lee Davis Annual Parade was held May 4. The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful day for a parade.
The purpose of the event is to pay special tribute and honor the life achievement of “Mama” Lessye, who was the home Extension agent with the 4-H Club in Marshall County for more than 30 years.
Mama Lessye served the Marshall County community.
Special thanks to all Marshall countians including: Mayor Andre’ DeBerry, City of Holly Springs; Dr. David Beckley, president of Rust College; Police Chief Hollowell, Holly Springs Police Department; Cravin Turnage; Dr. Irene Walton Turnage, superintendent of education, Holly Springs School District; Billy Autry, Autry Limo Service; Rev. Denise A. Modest, pastor Anderson Chapel CME Church; circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter; all the schools, businesses and organizations that participated.
Hill Crest Cemetery
I am writing this in hopes that something can be done about the looks of Hill Crest Cemetery.
My husband and I went to the cemetery on Sunday, Father’s Day. I was so upset by the looks of the cemetery. Grass was knee-deep in places. I would have thought that the grounds would look nicer for Father’s Day. There was even a port-a-potty turned over and blocking one of the roads.
I know there are cutbacks in all areas, but this is crazy to have such a lovely place to look like it does now. People come to visit their loved ones who have passed away and they get there and see what I saw today.
Please do something about getting it cleaned up. I don’t want to go up there and visit my mother, father and nephew and have to fight weeds and bugs.
Please have a little more respect for the loved ones who have passed on. I am sure some of your family members are in there resting. Please.......
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