The evidence is overwhelming on the value of sports for young people, unless of course adults get in the way. That happened last Friday night in Water Valley where two hard-playing football teams saw the game they love taken over by a handful of men in black and white striped shirts.
Linda Jane Ramage and I had one of our best pre-game meals Friday night in Pontotoc before the Pontotoc/Calhoun City game.
STARKVILLE – Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove wants Mississippi to sue its way to so-called “full funding” of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), while other well-intentioned public education advocates want voters to approve a ballot referendum that purports to mandate education funding.
I was no stranger to Leland, having traveled there for several high school football games through the years.
It has taken all summer, but granddaughter Ellie Kathryn finally seems to be potty trained.
STARKVILLE – “Fridays With Jack” was what Jack Cristil’s daughters Kay and Rebecca wryly called my many kitchen table interviews with their father in the process of writing his 2011 biography on the model of Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays With Morrie.”
There’s a lot more things in life than high school football. Most of us with plenty of years in the rear view mirror easily understand that, but it’s not as common for most 15-18 year olds suiting up every Friday for the highlight of their week, and for many their lives.
Movies from two of my all time favorite books are coming out in the next month. I read and have re-read “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper more than a year ago.
Mississippi communities are rejoicing over the fact that Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Disaster Loan Program debts are being forgiven by the federal government in area where those loans were made nine year ago for Hurricane Katrina relief.
•I think the Legislature should try fully funding the MAEP formula for at least five consecutive years so we can get a better gauge on how truly impactful it is. When it’s only been fully funded twice, both election years, you’re not giving the system an opportunity to work.