2007-07-25 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

It is hard to believe that school will be starting back in two weeks. It seems like everyone just got out for the summer. Of course, the summer vacation for students and teachers is a lot shorter now than when I was in school.

I can recall getting out the end of May and not having to return until the first of September. Those were the days! Summers were so-o-o long. By the time September rolled around, we were all bored to death and ready to go back to school.

I wonder if students still get excited about the first day of school, new classes and new teachers? Do parents still take their students "school clothes shopping?" Does the first football game of the season still ignite Eagle pride? I hope so.

Memories of school days remain with most of us a lifetime. All those silly little things we did when we didn't know any better provide lots of laughs and reminiscing in later years. So, students, enjoy your school days while you can for they will become just memories sooner than you realize.

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We have available at The Millen News office sets of postcards depicting the Jenkins County Courthouse, old train chute, Millen Baptist Church and Millen Methodist Church. Each set contains one of each card at a cost of $2.50 per set and are a great way to promote our community when writing to your out-of-town friends. It is also a good, inexpensive gift. Come by and take a look.

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Congratulations to the Jenkins County Recreation Department Mite Girls on their first place win in the Sub-District Play-offs, second place win in the District I Play-offs and fifth place distinction at the State games.

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Happy birthday this week to: Kyleigh Fleming, Don Gay, Dwayne Herrington, Tiffany McTeer, Glennis Plair, Margaret Larisey, Jimmy Knight, Jerry Dailey, Felicia Dailey, Christian Chance, Dreta Kent and Frank Wilson.

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Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Pug) Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith and Dr. and Mrs. Joe Griffin.

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Military Active Duty List: Airman First Class Charles S. Woods, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Capt. Andrew P. Thomas, U.S. Marines, 2nd Marine Division, F.A.S.T. Company, Bahrain, Persian Gulf; Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, BAFB, LA; SPC 4 Travis D. Motes, 1st Calvary Division, Camp Taji, Iraq; Capt. Donald Slade Burke, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, Calif.; SPC Grade E4 Arthur Lamont Milton Jr., HHC 1-36 Infantry Support, Friedberg, Germany; Staff Sgt. Gilbert C. Sheppard III, 48th Brigade, 118th Field Artillery, Ft. Stewart; Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamie A. Yager, U.S. Navy, Maryland; Petty Chief Officer Andy D. Crosby, U.S. Navy, Elroy Destroyer, Norfolk, Va.; Stephanie Crosby, R.N., U.S. Navy, Lafayette Destroyer; LCPL Dwain "Cade" Lee, 1st Marine Division Combat Service Support Group II Security Element, ArRamadi, Iraq; Jimmy Cooper, U.S. Army National Guard, 878th Engineering Battalion-Augusta, Persian Gulf ; 1st Lt. J.R. Taylor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Iraq; SPC. Daniel Stuart, 18th MEDCOM, 121 General Hospital, Seoul, Korea; Sgt. 1st Class Steven Yager, 362nd Sig. Company, Korea; MM3 Jeffrey Sweat, U.S. Navy, USS Kauffman, MM3 59/E-Division, A-Gang, Norfolk, Va.; Cpl. Larry Lamont Clark, U.S. Marine Corp, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Bagdad, Iraq; Khan Young, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, Persian Gulf; Robert Milton Jr., E-3, U.S. Army, Ft. Stewart, Hinesville, Ga., Mission Kuwait; SFC Ronnie Perryman, E-7, Georgia Army National Guard, Battery A, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team; Arnold R. Mosley, 2nd Lt., U.S. Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas; and Debra A. Mosley, Tech. Sgt., U.S. Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas.

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