2018-11-07 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Daylight Savings Time ended this past Sunday and I am once again trying to adjust to the time change. It seems it was a lot easier to do when I was younger, like a lot of other things!

I would have appreciated the extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning except for the fact that I woke up on Daylight Savings Time and couldn’t go back to sleep. I’ve been doing that every morning since the change. My “body clock” is a little slow coinciding with Eastern Standard Time.

What I don’t appreciate is that it gets darker earlier in the afternoons. The nights just seem so long now. I want to go to bed when the clock says it’s not time yet. Oh well, change is a part of life and I will eventually adjust – probably when it’s about time to change again.

The annual Harvest of Fun festival drew a large crowd to downtown Millen on Oct. 31. There were numerous games and activities for all of the “spooks” to enjoy and a costume contest that even had a few adult participants. It was a fun evening for all. Thanks to everyone who had a part in making the event so successful.

Happy birthday this week to: C.J. Waters, Johnny Johnson, Melissa Grier, Carolyn Law, Wilkes Black, Billy Hydrick, Gavin Glisson, Kayla Hendley, Mason Davis, Erica Thompson, Heather Hodges, Judy C. Joyner, Lisa Padgett, Chase Thompson and Susan Hooks.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Math Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Rackley.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, Fort Stewart, GA; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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