I put off writing this column until the very last minute.
Mostly because I’m a procrastinator by nature, but it’s partly due to the fact that the news has been changing so briskly lately, even this last-minute effort will likely be out of date somewhat by the time it hits the stands.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
Before the Internet and cable TV and high IQ phones, we had Walter Cronkite who gave us the day’s news and told us solemnly at the end of each broadcast, “And that’s the way it is.”
There was no debate.
There was no arguing.
There was no second guessing.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: Indianola will certainly have a fine baseball team this year. Work is going on splendidly with the grounds organization, and the enlistment of players by J. M. Heathman and Charles Cargile.
Editor’s Note: Voices From Our Future is a new column open to any school-age youth in Sunflower County who would like to express themselves and their opinions in The E-T.
Everyday people are showing some type of fear: of people with guns, having their belongings stolen and now it is the Coronavirus!
A few weeks ago, I received an op-ed column in the mail from a reader in Southwest Mississippi who thought I might be interested in what the author of the column had to say.
I write about education regularly, but I also understand a shortcoming I bring to the topic: I am on the outside.
It’s hard to get in a baseball game in Indianola in late February and early March.
I try to take advantage of it when they are played. It’s usually later in March and early April when I really get to enjoy America’s pastime.
Mostly this is due to frequent rainouts that plague our area’s high school baseball teams.
When the state’s public school district ratings get released each fall and too many of them are discouragingly low, it’s worth remembering that there are plenty of reasons for this below-average academic performance.
A new report focuses on one of the big ones.
Life is short and should not be taken for granted. We should thank the Lord every morning and every night for the time He has given us on earth. No one knows the time the Lord is going to take us home to be with him or allow Satan to take non-believers to his hot place in Hades.