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Page 2 Stone County Enterprise Wednesday, JUNE 4, 2003 www.stt This 'N That Heather's vha Hello Stone County, my col- umn will be a bit different this week. Everyqne grieves in their own way, this is mine. It has taken me three weeks to be able to write this, but I hope it will serve as a tribute to a person I loved with all my heart. I have been very fortt, nate in my lifetime; I have a loving hus- band, and three great kids who have given John and I six won- derful grandchildren, plus the love of many relatives, which included two brothers. Until recently 1 had never lost anyone that I loved and cared about as much as I did my dear brother Stan. In the early morning hours of this past Mother's Day my phone rang. When the phone rings at an hour such as this you always hate to pick it up, know- ing in the pit of your stomach that it can't be good. I sat up in the bed and grabbed the receiver but I was not pre- pared for what I would hear. My beloved brother had been rushed to the hospital. He was found to be hemorrhaging into his brain. I couldn't believe it: he had just been here for a week-long visit in March, "ter recovering from heart surgery. Unfortunately, it was true and Stan passed away before I could get to California. Because he was an organ donor he was kept on life support. It was all I could do to walk into his hospital room. He was so warm and looked as though he was sleeping, and 1 kept waiting for him to open those beautiful blue eyes and say +'Hey, what's up?" But of course he didn't. I was four when Stan was born and five and a half when our brother Steve came along. Our dad drove a bus for Greyhound and was gone quite a bit, and morn was not always well, so I took care of the boys. When they were little I would dress them up and push them around in my doll stroller. They were my babies. We were in our teens when the Beatles burst upon the music scene, and did we love the Beatles! Stan and I would pool our money to buy their latest album and then rush home to put it on the record player. We would each grab a speakerand put it up to our ear so we could learn the words to each song. It's a wonder we didn't go deaf. To add to the look of the day, Stan and Steve also wore bell bottom pants and Beatle boots. Steve had straight hair like John, Paul, George and Ringo, but Stan and I had a little curl to ours so to make it straight we would iron each other's hair. We would take turns placing our hair on the ironing board while the other one took a towel and put it over the hair and applied the hot iron. That takes a lot of trust to let your sibling place a hot iron near your head! This was also about the time that silver rims for your car became popular. Now first off we didn't have our own car. and second we didn't have money to buy silver rims, but that didn't stop us! One day when morn was gone we took the wheels off of her car bought some silver paint and made our own. Tacky 1 know, but we thought they looked great. The three of us have always shared a love of photography, and the boys carried a camera almost from the time they could walk even though they didn't have a clue of how to use it back then. Like me, Stan loved the outdoors, and when he was here he enjoyed walking around our yard taking pictures and helping John plant azaleas. He was with John the day he found the baby squirrel Cleo, and couldn't believe that John got her to come right to his hand. Not long after John and I moved to Mississippi the UPS truck drove up to our house and the delivery person said he had a package for me. I went to get it but the driver said it was way too heavy for me to carry and almost too much for him. Because it was so heavy the driver was curious to know what weighed so much, as was I. It was from Stan, imagine our sur- prise when I opened the box a.nd there was this huge rock with decorative carvings and the name Wippler on it. Stan knew I collected rocks when John and I go anywhere, and he had been driving in the mountains and just happen to come across some guy who made these, and he knew I would love it. 1 did and it has a Unsung Hero The Enterprise is searching for a unsung hero in Stone County. Well, it's certainly not in the county leadership! Veterans and those who died in the line of duty should be the hero(s), (other than, chil- dren may have a hero). There should be no question about this year or ever. The MS National Guard 890th Engineer Battalion Company C Detachment 1 ought to win this one, hands down. no contest. The editor needs to get on the stick and keep us informed on their role over yonder, some pictures would be good. also. Dr. James Dobs, Focus on the Family Dr. James Dobson, is brough by lYrkinston Baptist Church, Stone ('oun O" r over 100 y, ***::** Opinion it+ Stone is an anonymous way fir readers to voice their opinion on a varien, of subjects. Opinions must be under 100 words and need not be signed. Submit your opinion by email m opin- ion@stonecouno,enterprise.com or by mail to Opinion, B. O. Bo. 157, Wiggins, MS 3957Z Opinions e.wressed in this cohmm are not necessarily those of the Stone Coun O, Enterprise or its staff special place by mv garden pond. These are .just a few of the things we Shared. He was a kind, caring and giving person, a won- derful brother, husband, father and friend. Stan *and i didn't get to spend as much tirne together as we would ha*,'e liked because of the miles betv.een us, but we talked on the phone ahno>,t daily. We talked about photography, music and of course our fami- lies. I Stan. like myself was lucky to I marry a wonderful person. Kathy comes from a large fami- ly of three sisters and two broth- ers, and they all accepted Stan as .+ one of their own. for this I am truly thankful because there is nothin,, t h a t Ill e ;.it n t nlore to my broth- er than f ;,it Ill i ] x+ a n d friends. Stan and Kathy had two beau- tiful daughters together, Arnie and Sydney and I know he will live on through them. Because he was an organ donor, some- where, someone will li',e because of him. and he will live on in lnv heart forever. 1 will hear him m a song on my radio, or the breeze that 'ahis- pers softly in nw ear, I love you sister. I will see him in the sun that comes up to brighten my day: in the picture of a beautiful flower or the drops of rain that fall from heaven above and I know we will one day be togeth- er again, I will miss you ahva',s brother. I love you, goodbye. Stan Ingersol April 10, 1951-May 11, 2003 Hello. Hello. Hello! It has cer- tainly been a while hastft it? Well summer is just around tile corner if the temperatures are anything to go by. Time for Saturda' afternoons at the creek and high electric bills. Speaking of the creek, last weekend our older kids (1 still call them kids. exen though the are all grown and marriedi came up and we made the trek to Black Creek. The weekend before, our son \\;Vavne and his wife, Lisa and their son my grandson t Dalton came up and we went to the creek for a couple of hours. So as soon a> Dalton got to "Grandma Header's" house, he ,.,,'as read,, for PaPaw David to take him to the creek. He is such a cutie and just now starting to get used to us, He ,.',ill be 3 *,ears old on June 6. I know that some of you are thinking "Grandson! She isn't old enough t" so befure wm think that David robbed the cradle. I will clarify that the are m) step-children and have been for 16 years, so I just think of them ;-Is nline too. And how about those grand- children? I think that I ',,,ill be catching up with Charlotte pret- ty soon. because Heather. our youngest daughter and her hus- band, Anthony, are expecting a boy the last week in August: Amy. our oldest daughter and her husband, Blaine, are expect- ing a girl the middle of September: and let's not torget about Wayne and his wife. Lisa, are expecting a baby the end of December. Phev,'. Grandma Header is gonna be bus,,'!!'. Before 1 forget, let me reinind everyone about our Unsung Hero nominations. Remember the deadline to submit a nomina- tion is June 9, 2003, so get those nominations m. A font is pub- lished each week in the Stone Count',' Enterprise and is also available at the Stone County Public Libraries. I have included something new this week in the paper, a Court Report. This is a ,+ariation of the Arrest Report and will contain both circuit and justice court reports. This week I have fea- tured only circuit court and in the next couple of weeks will add justice court, l also plan to add fire reports and courthouse reports (warranty deeds, mar- riage license, etc.) in the near future. I hope that you enjoy these reports. 1 have orked with the local officials to be able tO publish these public records as I have had numerous requests to do this over the last few years. and I appreciate their help and cooperation. For all of wm family history buffs out short history and also a line fl}r researching Hodges, Fturrys. Powes. I hope able to ,,,+rite family history., but also a few ancestors. 1 so im history+ along and future ter place to newspaper. thinking caps records and vou are, who grandparent etc. are from. Don't favorite tamily short story. ancestors Maybe you grandfather soap or Give me a /'or deadline forms of Until next clean," as Y v+as apt to saY. Trashy S :or00e County you do not want this to happen, then get out and pick up some trash. "\\;+u have to agree with me, "Stone County is trash*,". Dear Editor, Stone Count,,' is looking trash*,'. When tourists come. they think. "Oh. nw! It is so dirty here!" If Some people to clean up week. It is anybody else picking up who throw people learn to until they friend "Trash son." She is Disadvantaged children can overcome early QUESTION: Tell me why some kids with every advantage and opportunity seem to turn out bad, while others raised in terri- ble homes become pillars in the community? I know one young man who grew up in squalid cir- cumstances, yet he is a fine per- son today. How did his parents manage to raise such a responsi- ble son when they didn't even seem to care'? DR. DOBSON: That illustrates an important point. Neither heredity nor environment will account for all human behavior. There is something else there -- something from within -- that operates to make us who we are. Some behavior is caused and some plainly isn't. Several years ago. I had dinner with two parents who had unof- ficially "adopted" a 13-year-old boy. This youngster ff)llowed their son home one afternoon and asked if he could spend the night. As it turned out, he stayed with them lbr ahnost a week without so much as a phone call from his mother, h was later learned that she works 16 hours a day and has no interest in her son. Her alcoholic husband diw)rced her several years prior and left town without a trace. The boy had been abused, unloved and ignored through much of his life. Given this background, what kind of kid do you think he is today? A druggie? A foul- mouthed delinquenr? A lazy. insolent bum? No. He is polite to adults: he is a hard orker: he makes good grades in school and enjoys helping around the house. This boy was like a lost puppy who desperately wanted a good home. He begged the family to offi- cially adopt him so he could have a real lather and a lining moth- er. His own morn couldn't have cared less. How could this teenager be so well-disciplined and polished despite his lack of training? I don't know. It is simpl.*, within him. H reminds me of nw xon- deffut friend David Hernandez. David and his parents came to America illegally from Mexico more than 50 years ago and nearly starved to death before they found work. They eventual- ly survived by helping to harvest the potato crop throughout the state of California. During this era. David lived under trees or in the open fields. His father made a stove out of an oil drum half- filled with dirt. The open camp- fire was the centerpiece of their home. David never had a roof over his head until his parents finally moved into an abandoned chick- en coop. His mother covered the boarded walls with cheap w'all- paper and David thought they were living in luxury. Then one day, the city demned the "house" was couldn't community fine a place- We'll talk story next Dr. DobsOn nonprofit the Family, Colorado or and answers "The Family Hot# DOBSON VERSAL 4520 Mail+ 64111:(81 SERVING STONE COUNTY SINCE 1906 Published each Wednesday at 143 First Street, Wiggins, MS, 39577 (601) 928-4802 fax (601) 928-2191 ,, E-mail: Heather@stonecountyenterprise.com USPS 522-300 Periodical postage paid at Wiggins, Mississippi 39577. Heather Freret .................... Editor / Publisher Lori Storrs ....................... Advertising D( 'gn Charlotte Wippler ....... Circulation Manager Mississippi Single copy price 50 cents. Subscription rate inside Stone County is $25.00 per year; in-state $37.00 per year: outside-of-state $42,00 per year. Sen'ice me $25.00 per year. Entered weekly as a second class mail matter July 3, 1906, at the Post Office in Wiggins, Mississippi, under the Act of Congress March 13, POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Stone County Enterprise, RO. Box 157, Wiggins, MS 39577. Page 2 Stone County Enterprise Wednesday, JUNE 4, 2003 www.stt This 'N That Heather's vha Hello Stone County, my col- umn will be a bit different this week. Everyqne grieves in their own way, this is mine. It has taken me three weeks to be able to write this, but I hope it will serve as a tribute to a person I loved with all my heart. I have been very fortt, nate in my lifetime; I have a loving hus- band, and three great kids who have given John and I six won- derful grandchildren, plus the love of many relatives, which included two brothers. Until recently 1 had never lost anyone that I loved and cared about as much as I did my dear brother Stan. In the early morning hours of this past Mother's Day my phone rang. When the phone rings at an hour such as this you always hate to pick it up, know- ing in the pit of your stomach that it can't be good. I sat up in the bed and grabbed the receiver but I was not pre- pared for what I would hear. My beloved brother had been rushed to the hospital. He was found to be hemorrhaging into his brain. I couldn't believe it: he had just been here for a week-long visit in March, "ter recovering from heart surgery. Unfortunately, it was true and Stan passed away before I could get to California. Because he was an organ donor he was kept on life support. It was all I could do to walk into his hospital room. He was so warm and looked as though he was sleeping, and 1 kept waiting for him to open those beautiful blue eyes and say +'Hey, what's up?" But of course he didn't. I was four when Stan was born and five and a half when our brother Steve came along. Our dad drove a bus for Greyhound and was gone quite a bit, and morn was not always well, so I took care of the boys. When they were little I would dress them up and push them around in my doll stroller. They were my babies. We were in our teens when the Beatles burst upon the music scene, and did we love the Beatles! Stan and I would pool our money to buy their latest album and then rush home to put it on the record player. We would each grab a speakerand put it up to our ear so we could learn the words to each song. It's a wonder we didn't go deaf. To add to the look of the day, Stan and Steve also wore bell bottom pants and Beatle boots. Steve had straight hair like John, Paul, George and Ringo, but Stan and I had a little curl to ours so to make it straight we would iron each other's hair. We would take turns placing our hair on the ironing board while the other one took a towel and put it over the hair and applied the hot iron. That takes a lot of trust to let your sibling place a hot iron near your head! This was also about the time that silver rims for your car became popular. Now first off we didn't have our own car. and second we didn't have money to buy silver rims, but that didn't stop us! One day when morn was gone we took the wheels off of her car bought some silver paint and made our own. Tacky 1 know, but we thought they looked great. The three of us have always shared a love of photography, and the boys carried a camera almost from the time they could walk even though they didn't have a clue of how to use it back then. Like me, Stan loved the outdoors, and when he was here he enjoyed walking around our yard taking pictures and helping John plant azaleas. He was with John the day he found the baby squirrel Cleo, and couldn't believe that John got her to come right to his hand. Not long after John and I moved to Mississippi the UPS truck drove up to our house and the delivery person said he had a package for me. I went to get it but the driver said it was way too heavy for me to carry and almost too much for him. Because it was so heavy the driver was curious to know what weighed so much, as was I. It was from Stan, imagine our sur- prise when I opened the box a.nd there was this huge rock with decorative carvings and the name Wippler on it. Stan knew I collected rocks when John and I go anywhere, and he had been driving in the mountains and just happen to come across some guy who made these, and he knew I would love it. 1 did and it has a Unsung Hero The Enterprise is searching for a unsung hero in Stone County. Well, it's certainly not in the county leadership! Veterans and those who died in the line of duty should be the hero(s), (other than, chil- dren may have a hero). There should be no question about this year or ever. The MS National Guard 890th Engineer Battalion Company C Detachment 1 ought to win this one, hands down. no contest. The editor needs to get on the stick and keep us informed on their role over yonder, some pictures would be good. also. Dr. James Dobs, Focus on the Family Dr. James Dobson, is brough by lYrkinston Baptist Church, Stone ('oun O" r over 100 y, ***::** Opinion it+ Stone is an anonymous way fir readers to voice their opinion on a varien, of subjects. Opinions must be under 100 words and need not be signed. Submit your opinion by email m opin- ion@stonecouno,enterprise.com or by mail to Opinion, B. O. Bo. 157, Wiggins, MS 3957Z Opinions e.wressed in this cohmm are not necessarily those of the Stone Coun O, Enterprise or its staff special place by mv garden pond. These are .just a few of the things we Shared. He was a kind, caring and giving person, a won- derful brother, husband, father and friend. Stan *and i didn't get to spend as much tirne together as we would ha*,'e liked because of the miles betv.een us, but we talked on the phone ahno>,t daily. We talked about photography, music and of course our fami- lies. I Stan. like myself was lucky to I marry a wonderful person. Kathy comes from a large fami- ly of three sisters and two broth- ers, and they all accepted Stan as .+ one of their own. for this I am truly thankful because there is nothin,, t h a t Ill e ;.it n t nlore to my broth- er than f ;,it Ill i ] x+ a n d friends. Stan and Kathy had two beau- tiful daughters together, Arnie and Sydney and I know he will live on through them. Because he was an organ donor, some- where, someone will li',e because of him. and he will live on in lnv heart forever. 1 will hear him m a song on my radio, or the breeze that 'ahis- pers softly in nw ear, I love you sister. I will see him in the sun that comes up to brighten my day: in the picture of a beautiful flower or the drops of rain that fall from heaven above and I know we will one day be togeth- er again, I will miss you ahva',s brother. I love you, goodbye. Stan Ingersol April 10, 1951-May 11, 2003 Hello. Hello. Hello! It has cer- tainly been a while hastft it? Well summer is just around tile corner if the temperatures are anything to go by. Time for Saturda' afternoons at the creek and high electric bills. Speaking of the creek, last weekend our older kids (1 still call them kids. exen though the are all grown and marriedi came up and we made the trek to Black Creek. The weekend before, our son \\;Vavne and his wife, Lisa and their son my grandson t Dalton came up and we went to the creek for a couple of hours. So as soon a> Dalton got to "Grandma Header's" house, he ,.,,'as read,, for PaPaw David to take him to the creek. He is such a cutie and just now starting to get used to us, He ,.',ill be 3 *,ears old on June 6. I know that some of you are thinking "Grandson! She isn't old enough t" so befure wm think that David robbed the cradle. I will clarify that the are m) step-children and have been for 16 years, so I just think of them ;-Is nline too. And how about those grand- children? I think that I ',,,ill be catching up with Charlotte pret- ty soon. because Heather. our youngest daughter and her hus- band, Anthony, are expecting a boy the last week in August: Amy. our oldest daughter and her husband, Blaine, are expect- ing a girl the middle of September: and let's not torget about Wayne and his wife. Lisa, are expecting a baby the end of December. Phev,'. Grandma Header is gonna be bus,,'!!'. Before 1 forget, let me reinind everyone about our Unsung Hero nominations. Remember the deadline to submit a nomina- tion is June 9, 2003, so get those nominations m. A font is pub- lished each week in the Stone Count',' Enterprise and is also available at the Stone County Public Libraries. I have included something new this week in the paper, a Court Report. This is a ,+ariation of the Arrest Report and will contain both circuit and justice court reports. This week I have fea- tured only circuit court and in the next couple of weeks will add justice court, l also plan to add fire reports and courthouse reports (warranty deeds, mar- riage license, etc.) in the near future. I hope that you enjoy these reports. 1 have orked with the local officials to be able tO publish these public records as I have had numerous requests to do this over the last few years. and I appreciate their help and cooperation. For all of wm family history buffs out short history and also a line fl}r researching Hodges, Fturrys. Powes. I hope able to ,,,+rite family history., but also a few ancestors. 1 so im history+ along and future ter place to newspaper. thinking caps records and vou are, who grandparent etc. are from. Don't favorite tamily short story. ancestors Maybe you grandfather soap or Give me a /'or deadline forms of Until next clean," as Y v+as apt to saY. Trashy S :or00e County you do not want this to happen, then get out and pick up some trash. "\\;+u have to agree with me, "Stone County is trash*,". Dear Editor, Stone Count,,' is looking trash*,'. When tourists come. they think. "Oh. nw! It is so dirty here!" If Some people to clean up week. It is anybody else picking up who throw people learn to until they friend "Trash son." She is Disadvantaged children can overcome early QUESTION: Tell me why some kids with every advantage and opportunity seem to turn out bad, while others raised in terri- ble homes become pillars in the community? I know one young man who grew up in squalid cir- cumstances, yet he is a fine per- son today. How did his parents manage to raise such a responsi- ble son when they didn't even seem to care'? DR. DOBSON: That illustrates an important point. Neither heredity nor environment will account for all human behavior. There is something else there -- something from within -- that operates to make us who we are. Some behavior is caused and some plainly isn't. Several years ago. I had dinner with two parents who had unof- ficially "adopted" a 13-year-old boy. This youngster ff)llowed their son home one afternoon and asked if he could spend the night. As it turned out, he stayed with them lbr ahnost a week without so much as a phone call from his mother, h was later learned that she works 16 hours a day and has no interest in her son. Her alcoholic husband diw)rced her several years prior and left town without a trace. The boy had been abused, unloved and ignored through much of his life. Given this background, what kind of kid do you think he is today? A druggie? A foul- mouthed delinquenr? A lazy. insolent bum? No. He is polite to adults: he is a hard orker: he makes good grades in school and enjoys helping around the house. This boy was like a lost puppy who desperately wanted a good home. He begged the family to offi- cially adopt him so he could have a real lather and a lining moth- er. His own morn couldn't have cared less. How could this teenager be so well-disciplined and polished despite his lack of training? I don't know. It is simpl.*, within him. H reminds me of nw xon- deffut friend David Hernandez. David and his parents came to America illegally from Mexico more than 50 years ago and nearly starved to death before they found work. They eventual- ly survived by helping to harvest the potato crop throughout the state of California. During this era. David lived under trees or in the open fields. His father made a stove out of an oil drum half- filled with dirt. The open camp- fire was the centerpiece of their home. David never had a roof over his head until his parents finally moved into an abandoned chick- en coop. His mother covered the boarded walls with cheap w'all- paper and David thought they were living in luxury. Then one day, the city demned the "house" was couldn't community fine a place- We'll talk story next Dr. DobsOn nonprofit the Family, Colorado or and answers "The Family Hot# DOBSON VERSAL 4520 Mail+ 64111:(81 SERVING STONE COUNTY SINCE 1906 Published each Wednesday at 143 First Street, Wiggins, MS, 39577 (601) 928-4802 fax (601) 928-2191 ,, E-mail: Heather@stonecountyenterprise.com USPS 522-300 Periodical postage paid at Wiggins, Mississippi 39577. Heather Freret .................... Editor / Publisher Lori Storrs ....................... Advertising D( 'gn Charlotte Wippler ....... Circulation Manager Mississippi Single copy price 50 cents. Subscription rate inside Stone County is $25.00 per year; in-state $37.00 per year: outside-of-state $42,00 per year. Sen'ice me $25.00 per year. Entered weekly as a second class mail matter July 3, 1906, at the Post Office in Wiggins, Mississippi, under the Act of Congress March 13, POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Stone County Enterprise, RO. Box 157, Wiggins, MS 39577.