Thursday, January 30, 2014
It’s keeping me young
There’s nothing like starting over again.
At the pee wee basketball games Saturday, we had lots of discussion with friends sitting around us about having children later in life.
Close to Nowhere
Almost too cold to read
I read a lot. I love books and I love my Kindle and I love audiobooks. I read cereal boxes at breakfast and at lunch, here at work and at home, I always have a book open.
I’m reading a fascinating book right now. My hands are often too cold to hold a book or whatever though. I’m reading this book on my iPhone and when your fingers are really, really cold, the touch screen doesn’t work and it’s hard to “turn” the pages.
Letters to the Editor
A group of interested residents of Holly Springs met at the Multi-Purpose Building Monday night in a giant step forward, demonstrating what may be a new level of community involvement.
However, many persons in the community may not have known that this energetic and perhaps cohesive group of citizens existed. We don’t get to know each other very quickly in this town, especially if we haven’t lived here for many years -– if some of us are “newcomers” — so I am writing this letter partly to invite any of those who came up with and participated in this event to reach out to the rest of us who may have just stumbled upon the gathering by chance.
It seemed to me that the group was exploring a Neighborhood Watch concept and if this is so, it would seem possible that there could be some sort of way that some of the group could contact others (like myself for example) and start to build a community of assertive and cohesive citizens that could be helpful to our quality of life efforts.
Here is one example of positive developments that seem to be taking place from which we can infer that the city of Holly Springs is taking the issue of quality of life seriously.
We are referring to an example of the mayor’s and the chief of police’s recognition and support of quality of life issues as evidenced by the fact that they have people out on the street — for example on West Boundary — picking up the ugly litter and trash that normally defiles our city.
Two persons —- the mayor and the chief of police — had assured me in email messages several weeks ago that they would try to do something about certain areas where parking on the street – in the street — and trash accumulation was taking place.
I see this present gesture as very helpful in this direction. We are very grateful.
We see all of this positive development as evidence that we are reaching for a new high in our quality of life issues in Holly Springs and, since we have had some contact with the ethics people in Jackson, we are imagining how we might explore the possibility of suggesting that, if in this state we have any incentive and/or reward program to try to encourage Mississippi towns to go the extra mile, we could draw the attention of such agencies in Jackson to these efforts.
Norman Chapman, Ph.D.
I would like to thank the dispatchers, the Emergystat ambulance service and the Victoria Fire Dept. for the services they have extended to me and my wife Cathy Pruitt, for the past year, during the many trips to the hospital, and to the doctors and nurses at Baptist DeSoto Hospital.
They all showed kindness and consideration in saving my wife from death so many times.
Without them, she would have been gone much sooner. She died Dec. 6, 2013.
As a volunteer fireman for over 15 years, I know that moments count. Without the fast action from the ambulance service in October and the fire department Oct. 25, she would have died then from a heart attack.
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