Sunflower County, MS
|Taken from the school
paper entitled Linn Hi-Life, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 22, 1937:
On Wednesday, April
14, the 4-H Clubs of Sunflower County met at its county site, Indianola,
for an all day rally. Each school of the county was fully represented by
active members of the 4-H Club.
"Laura Jane with straight
"RECITAL HELD AT LINN"
March 17, a recital
was held here by Myrtle Lindsey, one of our former students. She sang ten
songs one of which she will sing one month from that date in the State
|From the school paper
Linn Hi-Life, Vol.1, No. 2, Doddsville, Mississippi, April 22, 1937:
"Featuring the Seniors of
DELTA LITERARY MEET
"Saturday, March 27 (1937) twelve students sallied forth from Linn High to Greenwood in Delta Literary Meet. It has been the custom for quite a few years for each class to select one representative from each class to take examinations along with students from other schools in this meet. These papers are judged by disinterested judges who then announce the winners.
"The following represented Linn:
"Eddene Chism - Algebra I
contributed by Mozelle Chason
a town? As the poet say: It is greater than its bridges; its
bricks and mortar; its towers or palaces; its churches or halls.
A town is as great as its people-- the little and big; the renowned and
the common man.
Mrs. Sherwood shows a wonderful spirit in her poem and lives up to what she says. She is a fine example of what the Bible teaches.
by Kim Pollard
Oct. 24, 2001, from an original clipping in
Sunflower County News
Volume 6, No. 2_
Thursday, September 13, 1962
DOES DREW NEED?
Have an idea- The answer is not obvious, exactly. Study carefully
all the key words in the poem and see if you can come up with the NEED.
We might start with a Fall Clean-Up campaign which is NOT THE NEED, but
only an expression of it. I drove around the other day to see whether
Page 14, Wednesday, May 22, 2002,
By Pat Mayfield
Memorial Day is celebrated on Monday, May 27 this year.
It is a day to remember the courage, the sacrifice, the price that has
been paid for the freedom of America through the years as the brave men
Since the tragedy of September 11, patriotism has become
"in style" again, but patriotism should always be "in
Flying the beautiful American flag should always be a part
of our lives to show our pride and our spirit in this
The following article is one that I wrote for a patriotic
program in Batesville in 1987 when my son was 13
On America's sandy beaches from sea to shining sea, the tide of time is turned back 226 years when our great nation was born. The patriots rebelled, the continental army rallied, the British Redcoats retreated, and the 13 tiny colonies reaped the rewards of revolution and independence.
As the wave of freedom swept over the 13 sisters by
the sea, the individual colonies sailed roughly through their first year
of independence as separate ships with their own captains on a vast sea
Watching the approaching tidal wave of destruction, the patriots who had exchanged plows for muskets and fired the "shots heard round the world" now exchanged muskets for quill pens and met in a convention hall in Philadelphia instead of on a battlefield in Lexington. The American leaders sought to unite the fleet of the 13 colonies. The founding fathers hoisted th(e) sails of determination, manned the oars of courage and steered the colonies toward the lighthouse of leadership, drafting a document that would serve as an anchor to the past, a lifeline to the present and a beacon to the future.
That document, the Constitution of the United States
of America, served as the compass to plot the course of the nation through
the uncharted waters of history ó a course that would touch both near and
When we press a seashell to our ears, we can hear the rumblings from those battles. When we press a memory to our hearts, we remember another place, another time when 13 tiny colonies united to become one great nation and began to share those freedoms that will always be the ties that bind us in the land of the free and the home of the brave. The heritage of this great nation will always be the anchor to our past, the lifeline to our present and the beacon to our future.
Many of the veterans that we honor on Memorial Day live in Drew and 200 of their names can be seen on the ďTrees of Heroes" at the Drew Library.
Leroy Stringfellow is one of our heroes who spent three tours in Korea and three tours in Vietnam, retiring from the Army as a first sergeant with 27 years of service.
Four years ago, Leroy decided to honor our deceased heroes by putting flags on their graves in the Drew Cemetery. Starting out with just six flags, he asked for help from individuals and businesses.
"I was overwhelmed with the response to my request," said Leroy. "When I asked for a donation, everyone except one business said, 'How much do you need?'"
Mark Morgan, Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Ruleville, Ed Best of Delta Bank and Trust in Drew, Tiny's Barter Shop in Cleveland and Lovett Neal at the Washington Convention Center in Greenville generously donated money to buy over 200 flags."
On Memorial Day and on other national holidays, Leroy, his wife Maxine, his sister Kathleen and her husband J. T. Sartin from Ruleville, John Smith, Robert Eiland, Jerry Grissom and Mike Manning place over 200 American flags on the graves of Drew veterans. What a special tribute to our heroes!
Thank you, Leroy, Maxine, Kathleen, J. T. John, Jerry,
Mike and Robert for being Drew heroes and
If you know someone who is a veteran, please make a special
point this weekend to thank them for their
God Bless America!
Transcribed by Kim Pollard June 18, 2002
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