The Chalk Board for June 6, 2016

By Sally Absher   Farewell to Board of Education Student Rep Sydney Gabrielson Sydney Gabrielson ended her tenure as the Student Representative on the Board of Education on June 1. A 2016 graduate of Bearden High School, she served as Editor in Chief of the school annual, vice president of the student body, founder of […]

Thumped by an eight year old

By Joe Rector I took my grandson Madden back home the other day. He’d come to our house during Memorial Day and stayed a while after his parents went back to Nashville and to work. Any time with the boy is pure gold, even if I’m weary by the time he leaves. During this trip […]

A fine evangelist

By Rosie Moore When I was first married many, many years ago, my husband and I would cruise in the car almost every weekend. One time I suggested that I wanted to hear Billy Graham preach. So, on we went. Traveling from Manheim, Pennsylvania to Ocean City, Maryland was quite a trek, but nothing deterred […]

Back to the Future

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I grew up watching Looney Tunes cartoons. Every generation laments their “good ole days,” but the modern version of children’s television is vastly different from the old escapades of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny and Foghorn Leghorn. I’m no expert on education, but I’m supposed to pay attention to what my grandson, […]

Baylor… Mississippi State… Who’s Next for Moral Failings?

By Alex Norman If you ever wonder if there will come a day when most of college athletics will be a place in which the adults do the right thing… save your mental energy. That day will never come. The most high profile recent examples come from Waco and Starkville… two cities that aren’t exactly […]

A hidden gem in Gibbs

A hidden gem in Gibbs

By Ralphine Major It was a backyard gathering at a place I had never been before.  I could hear the children’s laughter as they ran and played.  Folks were sitting in lawn chairs under a big shade tree.  I imagined that it was a scene much like in the day of the Nicholas Gibbs family. […]

Congratulations and get ready

By Joe Rector Congratulations, graduates! You’ve reached milestones in your lives. Some of you have survived or even thrived in a high school setting, and now are ready to receive your diplomas and turn toward what lies ahead. Others have put in long, arduous hours studying for classes or partying with friends, and you are […]

A Day of Remembering

By Ralphine Major Growing up, I remember hearing the adults talk about how fast time flies! Back then, I thought it passed rather slowly. Now, I appreciate their remarks. As I look at where we are in the calendar year, it is hard to believe Memorial Day is already here! Some call it Decoration Day. […]

Food Fight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m loathe to become involved in a food fight, having watched John Belushi in the movie Animal House. However, a recent challenge to dietary “group-think” in a British newspaper caused me to question the experts. The current standard is the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” published in 2015 by our Department of […]

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