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If you have plans to attend the Manning High School, Class of 2015 graduation exercises, Col. (Ret.) Franklin Ladson of the MHS faculty, needs you to know about parking for the Saturday, June 6 ceremony.

 

I don’t know about you, but sometimes all the “bad” news in the world just really drags me down. I feel lucky to receive good news about the people and organizations in our community. We really are a cool bunch of people.

 

A friend’s son, a veteran, posted the following last Friday:

 

“It’s not Veteran’s Day. It’s not military appreciation day. Don’t thank me for my service. Please don’t thank me for my service. It’s a day to take the time to pay homage to the men and women who died while wearing the cloth of this nation you’re so freely enjoying today, day.”

 

An increasing number of parents have expressed concerns about their children’s poor sleep patterns. Some children are going to bed late at night for various reasons. There are those who have problems falling asleep and are lying awake for hours with difficulty awakening in the morning, while others may have developed poor habits of watching television, playing video games and engaging in other activities past their designated bedtimes. Whatever the reason, nights of missed sleep over time can cause a sleep deficit. This results in problems studying, concentrating  and working effectively, in addition to causing emotional problems like depression.

 

I hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday. Gleaning through my e-mail there were a few things I thought y’all needed to know.

 

In random order …

 

I hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday. Gleaning through my e-mail there were a few things I thought y’all needed to know.

 

In random order …

 

We are very blessed in Clarendon County to have a plethora of educational opportunities. From our public schools, to a variety of private schools and even a college in our own backyard, there really is something for everyone.

 

With school about to be out for the summer, now would be a perfect time to add a pet to your family. A Second Chance Animal Shelter has the dog or cat that will make your family complete!

 

Last week I wrote about my own personal experiences with clinical depression. I received many Facebook posts, private messages and email, thanking me for my forthrightness and adding a “me too” to their comments. I really appreciated all the positive feedback.