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Daily Corinthian Vol. 115, No. 289
2011 Christmas Basket Fund ‘A Community Tradition’
Basket fund tops $16,000 in donations
’Tis the season for giving as donations continue to arrive for the 16th annual Corinth Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund. A $25,000 fund raising goal has been set so 1,100 food baskets can be given to local families on Saturday, Dec. 10. So far $16,100 has been raised. Donations include $100 from Glennan and Jan Grady; $50 from Marvin H. and Dimple Caldwell in memory of Lane Caldwell; $100 from Horton Bros.; $100 from Sue McNair in memory of Charlie McNair; $100 from Jame, Tommy, Barbar McFalls, Sue McNair, Terri and Danny Lloyd in memory of Pearl Hight; $25 from Jay, Chris and Austin Davis in honor of Ray Burcham; and $100 from Mike and Jamie Timbes in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dixon and Jimmy Dixon. Donations are a perfect time to make a tribute to a loved one. Contributions to the Christmas Basket Fund can be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” a special person or persons. The tribute will be published in the Daily Corinthian. Donations can be brought by the newspaper office or mailed to: Daily Corinthian, Attn.: Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835.
Traveling theater visits local arena BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
With something a bit different taking the stage at Crossroads Arena, the venue hopes to capture the interest of children and families. Arena General Manager Kathryn Dilworth believes the Dec. 15 Germantown Community Theatre performance of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is an ideal family outing. “Because of the huge success of the movie franchise adapted from these stories,” said Dilworth, “I believe that this performance will be enjoyed immensely by children in the area. I think that kids will be absolutely mesmerized to see their favorite movie characters in the flesh and in character. I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces.” It is set for 6:30 p.m. in the arena’s conference center on the north side of the building. The show is part of the Please see ARENA | 5A
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Forecasters issue flood watch BY JEBB JOHNSTON
The National Weather Service Memphis Forecast Office is warning of a flooding threat across the Mid-South today through Monday night. A flood watch is in effect for the potential of 2 to 6 inches of rainfall with the possibility of isolated amounts of up to 8 inches across north Missis-
sippi and west Tennessee. “Flooding in creeks and rivers will be likely with this amount of rain,” said NWS. “Also, with the already moist soil, water may pool in any low-lying area or even an open field.” The flooding threat comes as a cold front stalls out over the area today and a series of low pressure systems develop and
move northeastward along the front. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over much of the area for an extended period of time. “Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop,” said NWS. People are encouraged to avoid low-lying areas, be careful when approaching highway
dips and underpasses, and not drive through water standing or rushing over roadways. The flood watch is in effect from this morning through Monday night. The front is expected to move east on Tuesday. The front will usher in cooler weather, with high temperatures in the low- to mid-40s on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather service.
Device allows deceased to speak from the grave BY BOBBY J. SMITH email@example.com
Spoken Memories, a new product from Corinth’s ELK Industries, is a small, solar-powered device that enables purchasers to record a memorial message for their friends, families and loved ones.
A Corinth man has invented a device that will allow the deceased to speak words of comfort to their bereaved loved ones from beyond the grave. Spoken Memories is a small, solar-powered unit that can be attached to a gravestone. At the touch of a button it will play up to eight minutes of recorded audio. The purchaser may record a personal message to loved ones, a favorite song or poem or have his obituary or other message professionally read and recorded. The device was invented and patented by Russell Elam, a 69-year-old lifelong Corinth resident who worked as an electrical engineer at Wurlitzer and an electrician
at World Color before his retirement. He is the primary owner of ELK Industries, the Corinth-based company that assembles and distributes the Spoken Memories units. “It’s a unit to put on a grave to talk about people — or to people,” Elam explained. Elam said he got the idea for his invention several years back, during the time his son was working a summer job at a cemetery. His son came up with an idea for a light on a grave marker, to make it visible at night. Elam ran with the idea — but took it to the next step. His Spoken Memories units can be equipped with an optional night-light that can be purchased and added to the Please see MEMORIES | 3A
Cross City Piece Makers help keep peace BY STEVE BEAVERS
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Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department deputies Jerry Mayhall (left) and David Derrick get quilts donated by the Cross City Piece Makers ready to put in county patrol cars.
Comfort through a quilt. The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department and the Cross City Piece Makers have combined to help children feel at ease during difficult times. Cross City Piece Makers, a group of 30 ladies from the Crossroads area, have been supplying sheriff’s deputies with handmade quilts and stuffed animals for the last three years, according to chief deputy David Derrick. Deputies use the soft items when they encounter a child during a wreck, fire or domestic situation. “It is a comfort to them (children) and promotes a positive image for the department,” said Derrick. “The ladies bring them every six months and have never asked for anything in return.” Club member Sharon Beene approached department secretary Michelle Loyd about donating the quilts and Please see QUILTS | 5A
Bread of Life ministry plans Christmas luncheon BY STEVE BEAVERS firstname.lastname@example.org
Bread of Life Food Ministry has a desire to help. Both physically and spiritually. That ministry continues with its annual Christmas Luncheon at Tate Baptist Church on Dec. 15 starting at 10 a.m. “What we do every year is
invite anyone and everyone,” said Bread of Life Director Tim Alvis. “Someone might feel moved to get involved with the ministry after attending the luncheon.” Alcorn County Baptist Association Director of Missions Kenny Digby will give the devotion while Bro. David Fleming
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will provide the special music. Around 100 people were fed at last year’s event. “Before you can meet a spiritual need you night have to meet a physical need,” said Alvis. “This may be the only Christmas dinner some people get.” Those who attend the lun-
cheon are certain to leave blessed following the time of worship and fellowship, according to Alvis. “We become more Christlike when giving,” said the director. “The best way is helping someone ... that’s what it is Please see LUNCHEON | 3A
On this day in history 150 years ago The U.S. Senate formally expels former vice president John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky. Since the previous November, Breckinridge has been serving as a Confederate major general. By Tom Parsons, NPS Ranger
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MRHC’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ Staff photos by Mark Boehler
Thousands of people turned out for Magnolia Regional Health Center’s “Winter Wonderland” at the Crossroads Arena on Saturday. Magnolia’s gift to the Crossroads area for support throughout the year, the annual event for the entire family features free food, drinks and sweets, many activities for kids, visit with Santa Claus, Festival of Trees silent auction and plenty of holiday photo opportunities. Two-year-old Eli Harris colors some art in Santa’s workshop; volunteer Haley Christian serves up popcorn in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen; a local family poses for a photo in front of the Reindeer Barn; while Mrs. Claus mingles with the crowd. Admission to the event was a canned good for the A.M.E.N. Food Pantry.
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Deaths Opal Bumpas Opal Rogers Cook Bumpas, 86, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Hospice House in Rutherford, N.C. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. followed by the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth.
Susie Aday SHEFFIELD, Ala. — Funeral services for Susie Ellen Aday, 96, are set for 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Aday, a homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center - Iuka. She attended Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one son, Eugene Aday of Allsboro, Ala.; two daughters, Linda Sue Aday of Sheffield, Ala., and Margaret Ellen Gasaway of Fulton; three sisters, Molly Sue Walker and Earline Hester, both of Allsboro, Ala., and Mozel Davis of Tishomingo; 29 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dimpy Lee Aday; a son, Clifton Franklin Aday; her parents, Oscar and Mary Ellen Corsbie; and five brothers. Bro. Fay Crowe and Bro. Perry Murphy will officiate the service. Visitation is today from 9 a.m. until service time.
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Charlotte Curtis (right) gets meals ready during last year’s Bread of Life Food Ministry Christmas Luncheon at Tate Baptist Church.
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all about.” Those interested in attending should arrive at 10 a.m. Those who would like to bring desserts are welcome to do so. They should bring the desserts
between 9:30-10 a.m. Alvis, director of Bread of Life since Aug. of 2006, says the food ministry feeds 650-750 families a year. “We stay pretty busy,” he said. Each Thursday at 10 a.m. Alvis gives a devo-
tion at Tate Baptist prior to the ministry distributing food. He has about five volunteers for the one-day a week time. “We want to continue to minister to as many as needed ... sharing the love of Christ and touching
people,” said Alvis. Bread of Life Food Ministry is always seeking donations either food or monetary. Those wanting to volunteer with the ministry or help in any way can call Alvis at 731-645-2806.
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unit, but the primary feature is the audio recording. The purchasers can record anything of their choosing onto the device — with the exception of copyrighted material — by recording a tape or CD of what they want the unit to play and sending it to ELK Industries, where Russell and his team will transfer the recording onto the unit’s hardware. While the maximum recording time for the unit is eight minutes, Elam is working on increasing its audio capacity.
The device is small enough to hold in one hand, with solar panels on the top, an activation button on the side and all of its internal hardware encased in heavy-duty bronze. It can be mounted on existing headstones or foot-stones, perpetual care markers and in mausoleums. The Spoken Memories units are available “totally wholesale,” Elam explained, meaning they must be purchased through funeral homes. They are currently available as an add-on option through Lee Memorial
Funeral Home in Tupelo, Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn and Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer, Tenn. The device comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, and factory service is always available. Elam estimated the unit’s lifespan to be about 100 years. The inventor is excited about the prospects for Spoken Memories and currently providing demonstrations for funeral homes in the area. He’s also working toward launching a website that will showcase his com-
pany’s product, which he says provides a valuable service for people facing one of life’s most difficult situations. “I feel like we’re helping people with a service,” he said. “ One of the main purposes of this is to give comfort to the people who remain. It’s not a toy or a gimmick — it’s meant to help people.” For more information or to contact Russell Elam about a wholesale purchase of Spoken Memories units send an email to email@example.com or call 662-287-2771.
The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen is set to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The agenda includes the following items: ■ Charlotte Doehner with Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. ■ Trent Maness to discuss Comcast cable service. ■ Public hearings for property cleanup at 2223 Liddon Lake Road, 1106 Ross Street and 1431 Cruise Street. ■ Reports of the department heads. ■ Consider advertising for depository bids. ■ Reconsider cost adjudicated on cleanup at 926 Fulton Drive. ■ Board of adjustment and planning commission matters, if any. ■ Approval of licenses, if any. ■ Minutes from Nov. 1 meeting.
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Funeral services for Clifford Dodds, 74, of Corinth, were held Friday at Corinthian Funeral Chapel with burial at Fraley’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Dodds died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born March 18, 1937, he was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Pearl Ruth O’Kelly Dodds; a brother, James Dodds; and five sisters, Sally Wilbanks, Peggy Reeves, Juanita Carmack, Captola Jossarand and Mary Jewell Baldwyn. Survivors include one brother, Harry Lee Dodds of Corinth; one sister, Janeva Harwell of Iuka; his special and dear friends, Charles and Lillie Flanagan of Corinth; and nieces and nephews. Ricky Fields officiated the service.
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In politics, this is the year of danger BY ROGER SIMON Columnist
In politics, this has been The Year of Living Dangerously. It has been the year of the risk, the shiver, the shudder, the thrill. All quickly felt. All quickly passing. The media have driven it. Faced with an incumbent president running a careful and as yet uninspiring campaign, and a Republican field as dynamic as wet laundry drying on the line, the press has felt obliged to step up and fill the void. You cannot point with certainty as to when it began, but it burst forth with full-on binge coverage of the Ames Straw Poll in August. The event, which started modestly in 1979 as a fundraiser designed to bamboozle the few Iowa voters who bothered to vote in the caucuses, has now blossomed into a multimillion-dollar extravaganza designed to bamboozle a national press corps begging to be bamboozled. “The epicenter of the political universe!” one network called the straw poll. “We have learned that Ron Paul is serving hot dogs and baked beans in his tent!” one anchor breathlessly reported on another. Michele Bachmann, a native Iowan who left the state when she was 12 and now represents a congressional district in neighboring Minnesota, told the crowd: “Everything you need to know in life, I learned in Iowa! I have always been grateful I am an Iowan! And it is time we had an Iowan in t he White House!” She won the straw poll. Which is located in Iowa. The media decided this was momentous, leading to a “reshaped” race, as one news organization put it. Bachmann shot up in the polls. She could not hold on, however, because the media carousel was whirling too quickly. Texan Rick Perry got a ride -- he was handsome, he was a governor, and he had more hair than even Mitt Romney -- until a debate performance indicated Perry might come from the shallow end of the gene pool. Herman Cain was a real risk-taker. Having engaged in nothing more difficult in his business life than selling pizza to Americans, Cain armed himself with a catchy-sounding economic plan, burst onto the stage and moved to the top of the polls. Alas, he turned out to be a risk-taker in his personal life, too, having forgotten that allegations of sexual harassment, groping and adultery are best left until after one is elected. Which left ... whom? The New Hampshire Union Leader, the largest circulation newspaper in the nation’s first primary state, came up with an answer Sunday. Eschewing its semi-native son, Mitt Romney, who lives in New Hampshire (though he was born in Michigan, was governor of Massachusetts and has a home in San Diego), the paper decided to live dangerously. It endorsed Newt Gingrich, an exciting choice in that nobody ever knows what Newt Gingrich is going to say next, including Newt Gingrich. The media reacted as if a second moon had been discovered circling the Earth. A sampling of reaction included “big,” “stunning,” “powerful,” “influential,” “significant” and a “jolt.” How, then, was the endorsement decided upon? What was the process? The method by which this big, stunning jolt was decided? Joe McQuaid picked the guy. Joe McQuaid is the publisher of the Union Leader, a paper that has no editorial board, and McQuaid picked Gingrich. “We don’t really care how many votes we influence,” McQuaid once told me. “That’s why we endorsed Sam Yorty on the Democratic side in 1972, we endorsed John Ashbrook over Richard Nixon in 1972, we endorsed Pete du Pont in 1988 and Paul Fisher over John Kennedy in 1960.” Paul Fisher? “He invented a ballpoint pen that writes upside down,” McQuaid said. “I think the astronauts used it.” McQuaid is a friend of mine. We met on a reporting trip during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, and his paper occasionally runs my column as a way of showing conservatives that their contempt for liberals is well-placed. Many news outlets have done stories pointing out that the Union Leader’s endorsement does not guarantee winning the New Hampshire primary. And so I called McQuaid and asked him if he cared that he might have picked a loser this time. “We don’t say, ‘Let’s pick this one because it will improve our track record,’ “ McQuaid said. “We look for ideology, creative ideas -- and some chance of winning.” The endorsement will not get Gingrich more favorable news coverage than Romney, McQuaid said, though Gingrich is certain to get more nice editorials. Yet editorials are just editorials, and wasn’t the paper living dangerously by picking a guy who was 24 points behind Romney in the polls at the time of the endorsement? “I am under no assumption that because the great Union Leader said it’s Gingrich, that Romney should pack it in,” McQuaid said with uncharacteristic humility. And the endorsement did seem a bit muted to me. Though on the front page, it was only eight short paragraphs and contained the line, “Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate.” What was that about? I asked McQuaid. If you can shrug over the telephone, McQuaid shrugged over the telephone. “He ain’t no Ronald Reagan,” McQuaid said.
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Waller’s legacy: Moving forward on race STARKVILLE — Some Mississippi governors are remembered for their style and others for their substance. Former Gov. Bill Waller Sr. is one exgovernor of this state who rightly should be remembered for both. With the seersucker suits and the outsized political persona, Waller was every inch a populist who rose to power by indicting the “Capitol Street Gang” in Jackson – his euphemism for the wealthy, powerful and well-connected businessmen and lawyers who Waller said had too much influence in this state. Waller was one of the last purveyors of the old style political stump speech in Mississippi politics. Even during his last appearance at the Neshoba County Fair in 2005 when he was aged and well past his rhetorical prime, Waller could still rattle the tin on top of the Founder’s Square Pavilion and the crowds loved him there. When Waller died this week at 85 after a long and remarkably productive life – one in which
he was relevant and contributing right up to the end of his life – I could Sid Salter not help Columnist but think of the last long conversation I had with him and the remarkable venue in which that conversation occurred. Back in mid-April of 2001, I was invited to moderate a panel discussion between the state’s living former governors at a convention of the Mississippi Association of Planning and Development Districts (MAPDD) on the Gulf Coast. The group invited all the former governors who were living at that time – including Waller and former Govs. Kirk Fordice, William Winter, Bill Allain, and Ray Mabus. Waller, Fordice and Winter accepted the invitation. Allain and Mabus did not. I shared a chartered plane flight from Jackson to the Gulf Coast with former Govs. Fordice, Waller, and Winter.
During the lively conversation on the trip, each made it clear that they had not retired from relevance in Mississippi politics and that each still had the fire in the belly that brought them to power at critical junctures in the state’s history. To be sure, the former governors put on quite a show in Biloxi at the MAPDD convention. But the real show was on the plane ride down and back. Conservative Kirk Fordice and liberal William Winter were miles apart on the political spectrum and remained so until Fordice’s death. But on that day in 2001, their private exchanges in that small airplane were gentlemanly and animated. While the political dichotomy of Fordice and Winter was always interesting, the diamond in the rough of that plane ride was the few minutes to all of us enjoyed talking politics and public policy with Bill Waller Sr. Underrated and underappreciated as governor, Waller’s legacy lies on
two fronts - he provided significant leadership to bring Mississippi into the modern era on race relations and he made the first significant appointments of black bureaucrats into state government. His two failed prosecutions of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of Medgar Evers was nothing short of heroic. After leaving office, Waller spent the rest of his life as a hard-working attorney, erstwhile fisherman, doting grandfather and still had one of the keenest political minds in Mississippi. He would live to see his son elevated to the post of chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Waller risked his political future to prosecute Byron De La Beckwith in the 1960s. Waller would later kill the state Sovereignty Commission - the state’s old spy agency – and those transitions greatly helped this state move forward. Gov. Waller should be remembered most of all as a man of principle and courage.
The rise of post-democratic Europe A crisis, a wise man once informed us, is a terrible thing to waste. Especially when it is of your own making. The same clever people who created the single European currency want to move further toward a single European government. What has made the first venture such a failure is what makes the second such an execrable idea — there is no single European country. The euro’s troubles were predictable, since not all of Europe shares the reflexive fiscal probity of a Germany or incorrigible corrupt profligacy of a Greece. But the European elite thought the euro would eventually become the means of pursuing political unification. The golden moment is at hand, with a tighter fiscal union among the euro countries proffered as the
only escape from financial calamity. Talk about looking to the proverbial Rich arsonists to Lowery put out the fire. National A lurch Review into a tighter union will represent the birth of a new regime in Europe, what John Fonte, author of the book “Sovereignty or Submission,” calls post-democracy. Time magazine columnist Fareed Zakaria coined the phrase “illiberal democracy” a few years ago. Europe is on the brink of a “liberal postdemocracy,” a form of government that (usually) respects basic rights at the same time it lacks the mechanisms for ensuring the popular consent that
Prayer for today Faithful God, no matter how difficult the circumstances may get, help us to focus on who we are and to whom we belong, trusting that you alone will supply all that we need. Amen.
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characterizes traditional democracy. There is a European Parliament, but not one with the powers or role of a proper democratic parliament. It can’t initiate legislation. It has no governing or opposition party. It can’t topple the government with a vote of no confidence. It is the unelected European Commission that initiates legislation and issues regulations. By some estimates, about half the new laws in EU states are drafted in Brussels. This diminution in national sovereignty has been accomplished without worrying over-much what the peoples of EU countries want. Referenda on big further steps toward integration have generally been avoided. As Teddy Roosevelt shot back when an aide rec-
ommended he inform the Senate of a secret agreement with Japan, “Why invite the expression of views with which we may not agree?” Although there are elections to the European Parliament, no one pays attention to them, and their results reflect the standing of national political parties that fight on the basis of national, not EU, issues. The recent cashiering of the prime ministers of Greece and Italy, who were replaced by a former vice president of the European Central Bank and a former EU commissioner, respectively, captured the undemocratic thrust of the European project. It was a technocratic coup forecasting how the laggards of the EU will come to be governed by Brussels — and essentially Germany and France — in a new fiscal union.
A verse to share “Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is being interpreted, God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23
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Local/State Southaven mayor misses payment deadline
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SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has missed a Friday deadline to repay $153,589 in expenses questioned by the state auditor’s office. Davis said he thought he had received an extension after questions were raised about $53,000 in expenses he had
recently provided auditors. “It was our understanding that an extension would be granted until the questions about the receipts was cleared up,” Davis said, referring to himself and his attorney. “I was shocked to learn that this was not the case, and I am royally confused, and hope to clear this up next week.” State Auditor Stacy Picker-
ing’s office says no such extension was granted. The auditor’s office said on Nov. 2 that it had issued a demand letter to Davis for $153,589 for expenses, $16,822 for interest and $13,571 for investigative costs. Davis was unsuccessful in his recent race to be U.S. congressman from Northeast Mississippi, losing to Travis Childers.
Germantown theater’s annual Christmas traveling show. The one-act play runs for about an hour — “not too long to keep little ones from fidgeting in their seats,” said Dilworth. “Plus, I think that the performance will actually keep them glued to the stage.” The arena manager said the
play can serve as a good introduction to theater for young audiences. The story is based on the work of C.S. Lewis, who wrote a series of children’s fantasy novels set in Narnia, a magical world discovered by children during World War II when they are sent away to escape the Blitz. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for children at the box office and crossroadsarena.com.
QUILTS: ‘The quilts give children a calming sense of security and allows them to see us in a favorable light’ stuffed animals. “We have donated about 50 to the sheriff’s department and also do some for the women’s resource center,” said Beene. “I’m real proud of the ladies ... we have a great group.” “It’s great that they have taken it upon themselves to help the community in such a unique way,” added Loyd. Each officer is given three quilts to keep in their cruisers. “We have never received two that are the same,” said deputy Jerry Mayhall. “The quilts give children a calming sense
of security and allows them to see us in a favorable light.” Both Derrick and Mayhall agree the homemade quilts have made a difference in how children look toward law enforcement officers. “Ninety-five percent of the time we are dealing with the negative aspects of the job,” said Derrick. “Through the quilts and animals, they can see we aren’t as bad as we are made out to be by some
people.” Beene is pleased the club has made a difference in the lives of young people. “It just blesses my heart to see kids love quilts,” she said. The Cross City Piece Makers meet the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Alcorn Extension Office. Those who would like to join can show up at the extension office on that Thursday. Club fee is $10 a year.
“I can’t say enough about them,” said Mayhall. “In return, I wish more people would get in-
volved in the community like these ladies have.” “The rewarding part is seeing their (children) fac-
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