‘Super Fun Day’ lives up to its name for special students
More than 150 special education students from across Escambia County made sure last week that Super Fun Day lived up to its name. The day of fun and friendly competition, formerly known as Special Olympics, was held March 23 at Flomaton High School’s gymnasium. Students from 13 local schools, along with one home-schooled child, participated in the games, which ranged from wheelchair and wheelbarrow races to foot races and bouncy…
Easter, Resurrection and Reconciliation
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson This is a story about a little Alabama town where, for years, people didn’t seem to care if you were Methodist or Baptist or Catholic or something else. No one was going to put you down for being what you were. Sure, folks had their differences. And sure some of those differences struck other folks as odd. But no one can recall anyone suggesting that…
Defending religious freedom
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Each year, during Holy Week, Christians gather in the pews to remember the death and crucifixion of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. As we retell the story of the Passion and celebrate Easter, we count our many blessings and profess our faith as Christians. For many Americans, Easter marks a time of reflection and celebration spent with family members. It can be easy to take for granted…
Granddaughter’s hugs today same as yesteryear 
By Nina Keenam I often reflect on how fleeting time is as I grow older. When someone refers to the 1950s and 1960s as the “old days,” it shocks me somewhat. The prolific author William Dean expressed it well: “You’ll find as you grow older that you weren’t born such a very great while ago after all.” To which I add, even if others disagree. As my granddaughter flung her…