Monday, November 29, 2010

10:30 AM

I had a very good Thanksgiving. Pat and I went to Iuka. We got to visit with my family members over dinner. Everyone had a very good time.

Pat and I did a lot of cleaning at mother's home. We also carried two televisions to her home and I had direct tv installed on Saturday morning. I was able to watch Arkansas-LSU and Mississippi State- Ole Miss. Mississippi State and Arkansas both won. Way to go hogs and dogs.

The carpenters have started doing the repairs to the outside of mother's house. They made good progress so far.

Monday, November 22, 2010

1:20 PM

Pat and I spent the weekend in Iuka. We did a lot of cleaning on mothers house and got to visit with all of our family in Iuka.

I went to the Mississippi State-Arkansas game on Saturday night. We got beat by Arkansas, but it took two overtimes for them to win. Congratulations to the hogs and hog fans.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I went to Panama City last Thursday and came home on Sunday. I picked up Pat and oscar. I had a good visit in the city. Pat had a good time spending time with her sister. I am glad that she was able to have an extended visit with her.

We celebrated Thanksgiving early. We had Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. My niece and her family came Friday night and stayed until Sunday.

Pat is on her way to Iuka. I will be going later today. We plan to clean up mothers house and visit with family members. I will go to the Mississippi State-Arkansas game tomorrow and come back to Iuka after the game. Pat's brother may go to the game with me.

The city council met last week. I presented by budgets for 2011 to the council. They have a month to go over them and they will adopt them at the December meeting. The council also discussed the master plan for the city parks. I ask them to give me their input about the master plan before the next meeting. I hope that they can agree on an plan and adopt a master plan for the city parks.

The contractor is constructing the walking trail at the sports complex. I have hired an engineer and he is working on the documents to bid the stage at the complex. The hospital is working on the documents to bid the walking trail behind the hospital and connect with the John Hayden Smith park.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11:05 PM

I won my race for mayor today. The final vote was Paul Nichols 1401 and Philip Bankston 771.

Thank you Wynne for the trust you have in my leadership for the city. It has been my honor and privilege to serve as mayor. I look forward to the next four years.

Monday, November 1, 2010

NOVEMBER 1, 2010
1:25 PM

I went to the Mississippi State and Kentucky football game on Saturday. It was a very good game and Mississippi State won 24 to 17.

After the game I went to Iuka and spent the night. Sunday morning I went to see mother and talked to David and my aunt on the phone. Mother is not doing very well. She talked about not feeling good and had some pain. It is unusual for mother to talk about not feeling well or pain.

I had the shock of the day when I walked into mother's room. My brother, Tommy, who I have not seen in 23 years was there. I visited with him for about thirty minutes and then stayed about another thirty with mother. We did not discuss the past. That is the past. We have to move forward.

Mississippi State only has one home game left. It will be on November the 30th against Arkansas. My friends in Wynne will probably remind me of this several time between now and then.

I have enjoyed going to the state games this year and the team is 7 wins and two loses.