Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011

The Chamber Of Commerce met this morning sponsored by the Chickasaw Kiwanis Club with speaker David Beasley. David spoke about one of the prevalent diseases in third world nations: prenatal tetanus. When a mother-
to-be becomes exposed during her pregnancy, it is almost a certainty that her child will die some 7-14 days after birth in severe pain from lung infection.
Project "Eliminate" has been formed to fight this problem, but it is necessary to innoculate 6-1/2 million women at a cost of $1.80 per shot. That is a total
of over $1,170,000.00 and the Kiwanis hope to raise that amount over the next 8 months. Please consider a donation to the Kiwanis. Picture is David
Beasley on left and Ervin Daily on right.

October 19, 2011

Wed. at noon the Seniors met at the Sullivan Center for a chili lunch and a primer in insurance by the Jack Green Insuranbce Agency in Saraland. Many questions were asked and we all left a bit smarter.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 15, 2011

Saturday evening the church had a Knights and Ladies Mass. The servers and alter people were represented bu that group. I was asked to give an address recommending the joining of those two organizations and we had two applications for the Knights and one for the Ladies Auxiliary. After Mass we went to Catfish Junction for a meal.

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011

Today's Kiwanis meeting featured Fire Chief: Charlie Lyons speaking about why Chickasaw has fire-bans in the city, including the month of October. There
is currently a smouldering fire going on over on the east side of Hwy. 43 around the area of the settling pond. November 1, that ban will be lifted, assuming you contact the Fire Dept. for a permit. He highly recommended we
affix a ground wire (a lightning arrestor) to our homes to prevent damage from electrical storms.

October 8, 2011

Spent the weekend in Columbia, Tennessee where I am on the board of alumni for Columbia Military Academy, my high school from the 50's. We discussed where we would choose to hold the 2012 Reunion and it came down to The Marriott or one of the large resort centers in Nashville. Either way, everyone will enjoy the camaraderie there.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2, 2011

Sunday Afternoon, after the 11:00 AM Mass, St. Thomas Church had its Fall Picnic, on the grounds of the church and school. It was well attended and the crew managed to finish off 120 pounds of chicken as well as many home-made vegetable, salads and desserts brought by members of the Parish. There were
prizes, "split the pot" and games and popcorn for the kids.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1, 2011

Tonight was opening night for the Mobile Symphony at the Saenger Theatre.
The first selection was Wagners Lohengrin, followed by Phillip Glass Violin Concerto featuring Bella Hristova (pictured).  After the intermission, dances by Rochmaninoff were played by the prolific orchestra. A after-party was thrown for season ticket subscribers at the conclusion of the program in the adjacent building.