What is your biggest New Year’s hope? Tell us

By NEMS Daily Journal







































What is your biggest New Year’s hope? Daily Journal staff members asked people around Northeast Mississippi the question, which is answered here today.

We’d like to hear from you on Twitter. Tell us your biggest hope with the hashtag #NewYearsHopeDJ. We’ll put them together on our website – DJournal.com.

Happy New Year!

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“I hope for my family to be wealthy in 2013.”
DAYLAN COPELANCE, 10,
of Aberdeen Belle Elementary School student

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“I’d like for everyone to be nice to people and be kinder.”
JOAN BALL, 61, of Belden retired teacher

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“I hope to get my driver’s license!”
SAMANTHA TURBA, 15, of Tupelo high school student

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“I just hope we can find a way to end all this violence.”
PATTI THOMPSON, 57 of Tupelo owner of Way Fil Jewelry

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“World peace, or at least to get our troops home.”
JOEY SUMRALL, 21, of Amory stock boy at Oscar’s Wine and Spirits

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“My biggest hope for 2013 is we will become once again one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
ZELL LONG, 60, of Tupelo chief professional officer at the
Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi

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“My wish is for our nation to turn their eyes and hearts upon our Lord and Savior, that our lives can be filled with the true meaning of Love, Peace and Happiness.”
JANICE SWITCHER, 61, of Corinth museum volunteer curator

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“One thing I’d like to see is more music brought to Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi – more music and art as possible.”
RYAN PERRY, 20, of Tupelo lead singer/guitarist for Homemade Jamz

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“I’d like to see our government get some sense, instead of approving things that should obviously be against the law. And I hope people will get closer to their families.”
ERIK STANLEY, 32, of Dorsey sales executive at Jos. A. Bank

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“I hope that our nation will return to the family values that have made America strong. I also hope for the safe return of our troops and a strong focus among state leaders on private sector job creation.”
PHIL BRYANT, 58, governor

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“I know what I hope for, I hope to see a (Mississippi) State football game.”
GABE MALONE, 7, of Pontotoc North Pontotoc Elementary Schooll student

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“I want to keep doing good in school and I hope my family stays healthy.”
CHANNING WARD, 20, of Aberdeen freshman and football player at Ole Miss

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“I hope that our world leaders can come together and give all of us a more peaceful place to live.”
SANTA CLAUS, Jolly Old Elf giver of gifts from the North Pole

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“That there will be peace on this Earth for the upcoming year and the ongoing years to come.”
ROSALIND RASPBERRY, 44, of Tupelo Sam’s Club claims department

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“I want our CD to be done and released.”
TAYA PERRY, 14, of Tupelo drummer for Homemade Jamz

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“A few hopes and dreams I have for 2013 are that I continue to learn and grow in my career as a hairstylist and that I have an amazing first year married to my sweet husband. I also hope God continues to use me and my church family at Origins to seek out and love the broken and helpless people in this area.”
AMY HICKMAN, 24, of Tupelo hair stylist and makeup artist at The Studio at GumTree

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“Working with the DOJ, Department of Mental Health and Legislature to avoid litigation over funding to protect our mentally ill.”
JIM HOOD, 50, New Houlka native attorney general

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“I’m just hoping for a better year, financially and whatever, and good health.”
ELAINE ROBINS, 75, of Guntown physical therapy office employee

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“I hope to meet new people, build new friendships and make new memories in college that will last a lifetime.”
TORI DAVIS, 18, of Tupelo freshman at University of Mississippi

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“I think I want to go to college, ICC. Maybe study physical therapy. I’ve got a lot of family members who do that.”
PAUL PRENZLOW, 18, of Tupelo detailer at Barnes Crossing Hyundai Mazda

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“I wish I had more hours in the day. I wish hearts could immediately heal in Newtown, Conn. I wish our political parties were not at such odds. I wish everybody could feel the same love I feel for my sweet little
granddaughter. I wish good health to all.”
SHARION AYCOCK, 57, U.S. District Court judge

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“For the new year, I hope for an end to the wars and all of the killing. I’m hoping it will stop in the next year. There are too many people dying. I want to see good will to men. I hope everyone will be safe and happy in the next year.”
PAMELA WALKER, 33, of Saltillo assembly line worker

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“I hope for happiness for my family and prosperous business!”
JANET PETERS, 28, of Tupelo Neon Pig employee

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“I always say stop world hunger, and better myself, generally, any way I can. I just hope I can make it to 2014. You know?”
BRANDON ANDERSON, 21, of Tupelo lot manager at Barnes Crossing Hyundai Mazda

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“For good health and for Lee County to continue to grow and prosper.”
PHIL MORGAN, 57, Auburn community Lee County Board of Supervisors president

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“I’ve started sponsoring a child in Uganda, and I hope to communicate
with her. My platform is to help those who are less fortunate and don’t have adequate care, and this is a great opportunity through the sponsorship.”
ALIVIA ROBERTS, 16, of Shannon Miss Teen Tupelo

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“I see myself taking a deeper journey in what I love and have a passion for, which is cooking – putting smiles on familiar and unfamiliar faces. I want to get my food trailer to more locations so more people can eat my cooking.”
BRENDA TYNES, 51, of Tupelo hospitality hostess at O’Charley’s

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“My hope is that I’m given the ability to see clearly and make good choices as I enter a new phase of my life.”
ROY JAEGER, 70, of Tupelo St. James Catholic Church director of RCIA and grounds and maintenance caretaker

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“My wish is for happiness, prosperity, good health, and good will for all my family and friends. May each be blessed with peace and hope that can only come through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
CINDY NELSON, 50s, of Iuka Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society president

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“My greatest hope is that we continue to support, serve and meet the needs of our clients and others who seek help. And to keep our wonderful staff because I don’t know what I’d do without them.”
KAY MATHEWS, 69, of Tupelo speech pathologist and executive director of Regional Rehabilitation

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“I hope we as a human race stop waiting for tragedy to strike before we come together and strive for unity and peace at all times.”
DEVIN HARRIS, 32, of Tupelo Harbor Freight store manager

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“My hope is to be able to master either the mandolin or the bass.”
KINZIE MACKEY, 20, of Blue Springs Itawamba Community College student

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“I look forward to passing legislation to raise expectations on students’ literacy proficiency. There are far too many thirdgrade students, who are not reading on grade level. Those students will continue to fall behind in other subjects and are more likely to drop out of school in their teens. We need to work with students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade to ensure they are ready to meet and surpass basic reading standards.”
TATE REEVES, 38, Rankin County native lieutenant governor

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“My motorcycle club is raising money for the Mallory Conlee Foundation, and I hope through that we can raise awareness about child neglect in the community this year.”
RACHEL CHAMBERS, 30, of Tupelo corrections officer at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office

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“I’m thinking my biggest hope is that the new ICC Advanced Manufacturing technician program be so popular that we need to start a second class right away, and that the state legislature and governor, together, decide to match the local funding of $10 million for the first phase of the Wellspring Center for Professional Futures and we break ground in the fall of 2013 to begin the project that will pay workforce dividends for many generations and years to come.”
DAVID RUMBARGER president, CEO of Tupelo CDF

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“My biggest hope for the new year is the my daughter we always bring to Regional Rehab gets better. Sofia is 2 years old, and when she was born, we took her to LeBonheur because she has a genetic disorder and cannot crawl or talk. We were really sad about that, but we are so hoping she will be able to learn to walk in the new year.”
GUSTAVO FALCÓN, 28, of Ripley server at Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant in Ripley

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“I hope to see us move forward and continue to rebuild after the tornado.
We’ve got good momentum. It makes life easier in town.”
GREGG KENNEDY, 51, of Smithville Smithville mayor

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“My wish is for all children to get a quality education rather than more charter schools and freedom of choice, which will lead to a disparity in educational opportunity.”
RANDOLPH WALKER, 64, of Corinth attorney

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“To finally see my wealth arrive.”
TINA SMITH, 30s, of Tupelo telemarketer

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Remember we’d like to hear from you on Twitter. Tell us your biggest hope with the hashtag #NewYearsHopeDJ. We’ll put them together on our website – DJournal.com.

From DJournal Online Staff – Our biggest New Year’s hope is for a great 2013 for you and that you continue to join us for local information conversation each day. Thank you!

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