YOUR OPINION: Letters to the editor

By NEMS Daily Journal

Natchez Trace Parkway to mark 75th anniversary
The Natchez Trace Parkway will be celebrate its 75th anniversary on May 18. The free, family-oriented event, to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, , will include live music, children’s activities, classic cars, and much more.
The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with opening remarks from Sen. Thad Cochran, the Natchez Trace Parkway superintendent and other officials. Individuals representing the historical people of the Old Trace will be on hand to welcome visitors, including people portraying a “Kaintuck,” Civil War soldiers, and Meriwether Lewis.
Children will have the opportunity to earn a special Natchez Trace Parkway 75th Anniversary patch by participating in different activities, including a discovery walk, a mock archeological dig, and more.
Other activities include the music of the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association, classic cars from the years 1938-2013, and a booth where people with special memories of the parkway may record those stories. Food will be available to the public at 1938 prices, thanks to the support of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association.
The activities are free of charge. The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, just north of Tupelo. For more information, please call 1-800-305-7417, or visit the parkway website at www.nps.gov/natr.
Kristen Maxfield
Interpretive Park Ranger
Natchez Trace Parkway
kristen_maxfield@nps.gov


Evil flourishes in nation when God is banished
With the increase of school shooting and the like, we ask ourselves why so much evil? Evil people will always find a way to carry out Satan’s work. History abounds with evil workers such as Hitler and his desire to exterminate Jews via the final solution and now the massacre in Connecticut, etc. The Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy stated, “Evil visited this community today.” The governor was right, evil is the problem. We as a nation have rejected our heritage and have allowed God Almighty to be put aside. When God is removed Satan/evil will move in. Our society is becoming more secular, thus we will observe our nation becoming more evil. Let us as a nation again become a God-fearing nation.
Evil workers will use any means to kill and destroy civilized people. Guns, knives, box cutters, zip guns, explosives or flying commercial airliners into buildings such as the World Trade Center, evil will find a way. Remember the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh? No guns were used. The problem is evil not guns. The blame game is pure nonsense, because evil will always find a way. Mark that down!
Judgment is the final answer, because God is not mocked. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7 KJV)
Donald Fox
Saltillo