Monday --- 9:18 a.m.

Yes, I'd like to say happy birthday to Helen Qualls from her nephew Christopher Shelton and Anna Shelton from Milton.

Have a happy birthday.


Tuesday --- 10:27 a.m.

This is Elizabeth. This is a sincere thank you to the lady in the Grocery Outlet last Saturday at 12:30 p.m. who gave the cashier her change of $7.61 toward four large containers of cat litter I was buying. I rescue cats, I have for over 40 years. You are a very special lady. I will not forget you. I do regret not getting your name, though. Thank you.


Wednesday --- 2:47 p.m.

Yes, this week's lifestyle page, where it says do you know these faces and places? I'm pretty sure I know the little boy on the pony. Since y'all know him, I', hoping he's the same person. Please call me back. Thank you.


Wednesday --- 3:36 p.m.

Hey, this is Jeff. I just received my Gazette in the mail. Thank you for changing my address. I'm reading the Wednesday, Sept. 11 issue and I just have to say for Patsy. You go girl. You hit the nail on the head. I've been unemployed for two-and-a-half years. It's not easy to find a job. Even at the Tom Thumb.

If these people want to give up their job with little or no income. Give me your job. I'll take it. And the benefits, you forget the benefits they get. Insurance. Retirement. Yeah, they got it good, and I'm not against paying the taxes for a raise. I don't know, they should be happy with what they have. They should adjust themselves to what they have.

You adjust yourself to your income. If your income goes down, then your spending should go down. I've lost my house to foreclosure. Believe me. I've been there done that.


Wednesday --- 6:15 p.m.

Jim here. Teenagers love their fun. When it comes to water, rope and trees, these kids have a ton of fun. At least they're staying out of trouble. Besides, summer's almost over with.

When was the last time the city was sued over these kids having fun? First chance I get, I'm going to Hall's, buy some rope and find myself some trees to swing on.

Liability? What a joke. These kids have a better chance of being hit by a car than they do falling out of that tree.

A bit of advice to the city people who are running the city. You cut down the tree and they're going to find another one. Or is the city getting cut down every tree near the water. Leave the tree where it sits. It's been there a lot longer than the city has and will be there when the city's gone.


Wednesday --- 6:41 p.m.

Yes, I'd like to make a comment about the county commissioners considering raising ad valorem tax. I'm retired on a fixed income. And I have to do with what I make. I'll tell you one thing. Any county commissioner that votes on any kind of tax increase in the county---I'm going to see and talk to everyone I can to get them voted out of office. This is purely ridiculous has to pay all this out of a limited amount of income. We'll see them at the polls. They'll be looking for a job next time. Goodbye.


Wednesday --- 7:53 p.m.

Hey, this is Dennis. For all you Bible scholars or any person who would like to open up your Bible, please read Isaiah 17:1. My Bible says the book of Isaiah was written in BC 760. Isaiah 17:1 says, "the burden of Damascus. The whole Damascus is taken away from being a city. It shall be a ruinous heap." I believe this scripture refers to the capital of Syria. Thank you.


Thursday --- 7:24 a.m.

Yeah, this is Bobby. You know, we have this truck driving school here, TDI. You see them all the time, and they're kind of blocking traffic because they drive way below the speed limit, which I can understand. But, I just followed one. When he gets on the interstate, he was doing 70 mph.

I was thinking, when they get their first jobs---driving maybe for six months or something---they ought to have a yellow bumper just like NASCAR, so you know it's a rookie and you can kind of look out for him. And so you don't get in the wrong spot when he's trying to turn or shift lanes or something like that. They'd probably never do it, but I just thought it'd be a good idea. Thank you.