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TO OUR JEWISH WARRIORS, WE WISH YOU A HAPPY HANUKKAH!
According to Wikipedia
Hanukkah (Hebrew: חנוכה, also spelled Chanukah),
also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday
beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew
calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December. It
celebrates the re-kindling of the Temple
the time of the Maccabee rebellion.
The festival is
observed in Jewish
homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday: One on the
first night, two on the second, and so on.
Smoke Signals has received Howard Curlin’s first
update from Iraq.
Howard is John and Leeba Andrews Curlin’s son, the third to be
deployed to the war zone. REQUEST
WHO’S DAT WARRIOR?
of the poor performance in the last contest, let’s see who can correctly
identify all 14 of these. Click to play!
STORIES AND PICS OF YOUR TRAVELS
Memories – Send you Central
Memories to PAULA
CRUISE UPDATE - By the slimiest of margins, the New
Orleans Cruise edged out the second place finisher, the cruise leaving out of
Miami. More info will be forth coming,
so be prepared to commit. Our goal is to have a minimum of 40 people signed
up to sail from the Crescent City on June 23rd. If Leonard is successful in arranging transportation on the City
of New Orleans on June 22nd, we will be
spending one night in a New Orleans
hotel or in a French Quarter bar; it’s your call.
in the Classroom
Half of all children are below average, and teachers can do only so much for
WARNINGS TO WARRIORS – from Smoke Signals
medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz
Colorectal cancer is the
third leading cause of cancer in males and the fourth in females in the U.S.
If you are over 50, we are,
doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years in the absence of problems.
Otherwise, the recommended frequency is 2-5 years. This procedure is done
under mild sedation with virtually no discomfort.
Smoke Signals’ HOMES editor -
The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter
carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow
It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also
2. Spread sheets around foundation
areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle
3. It takes the odor out of books
and photo albums that don't get opened too often.
repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when
outdoors during mosquito season.
Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.
6. Since Bounce is designed to
help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of
Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of
8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet
of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce
before beginning to sew.
Continued in the Jan. issue
SupperClub FRIDAY DEC. 14th - AT 7pm AT THE PIG-N-WHISTLE IN BARTLETT.
FROM THE LAUGH TRACK
A Madison, WI
policeman had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting many.
Then he discovered the problem - a 12 year old boy was standing up the
road with a hand painted sign, which read "RADAR TRAP AHEAD."
The officer then found a young accomplice down the road with a sign
reading "TIPS" and a bucket full of money.
Flying into this month’s Spotlite is Warren Webb. Smoke Signals
Caught up with Warren, Gladys
and and their first grandchild, Gabriela
Click here to read
the Webb story.
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ALONG WITH A RECENT PHOTO SO WE
CAN PUT YOU IN "THE SPOTLITE" . Use this well-done bio from
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IN THE NEWS WITH
VIEWS send news of new jobs,
retirement, kids, grandkids, ANYTHING OF INTEREST going on in your life to
Nov. 13th– Former Shelby County Commissioner, Bruce Thompson ( R ) was indicted on Federal
charges of three counts of mail fraud and one count of extortion for his
involvement in obtaining construction contracts for H&M Company to build
city school projects in 2004. Click
Nov. 19th - We’re #8, We’re #8. In an analysis of the FBI crime stats
by CQ Press, Memphis
ranks as the eighth most violent city in the nation behind. Detroit,
St. Louis, Flint,
and No. Charleston, S.C.
Most other analysis rank Memphis
as #1. CQ weighs each crime category based on seriousness. The safest city – Mission Viejo, Ca. Click
Nov. 14th- No!
We’re #1, We’re #1 – According to Forbes, Memphis is America’s most obese city.
Nov. 27th - Gene and Robin Nall Smith became grandparents for the first time with the birth of 7lb.,
14oz. Levi Saunders Anderson. Levi will live in Memphis with mom, Rachel, an RN and his
dad, Kyle a carpenter. Click for pic.
Nov 29th – Patsy Sims Moore is
scheduled for surgery. Click for the
NEWS FOR THE
OUT-OF-TOWNER for more, visit THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL
Nov. 20th – Lewis Berretta Jr., who founded
Berretta’s famous Bar-B-Que Restaurant at Park and Highland, died today of
complications from injuries received in an automobile accident. The
restaurant, a Memphis
landmark for 52 years, closed in 1985 after Mr. Berretta’s son was shot
during a robbery. Berretta also operated the Spike and Rail in Bartlett, which closed
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material that would be considered obscene, some links may occasionally
contain a word, image or other content that might be offensive to some.
Henceforth, those links will appear BLACK in color.
are weird.. er, ah, unique Daily
Pres. tracking poll A PREVIEW OF OUR CRUISE?!!
Men, don't be a
girly guy, buy a manly gun A different
trip back. Nancy Perryman
CONCERT SINGERS Aquino Hysterical
Blackwell Remember the
Here’s one of the
best links we’ve ever received, thanx to Bettye Jo Olive Johnson Click here!
Frank Sinatra, Jr., we were, weren’t we? On Dec. 9, 1963, the 19 year-old son
of the ‘Chairman of the Board, was kidnapped from a Lake Tahoe hotel and taken to California. He was
held for three days and released, unharmed, after Frank Sr. paid a paltry
$240,000 ransom. The three kidnappers, two age 23 and the third, 42 had
targeting Bob Hope’s son, Tony, but rejected the idea as “Unpatriotic”
because of the elder Hope’s
work entertaining troops. 23 year old Barry Keenan, the kingpin of the plot,
had attended high school with Nancy Sinatra and was familiar with other
The original plot called for Frank Jr. to be snatched
from the Ambassador Hotel in L.A.
on Nov. 22nd, where the victim would be staying to attend the USC vs. UCLA
ball game. However, the assassination of President Kennedy preempted that
plan. The kidnappers were arrested and most of the ransom recovered. Though
all received length prison sentences, Keenan served only 4 ½ years while both
fellow conspirators served 3 ½.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp
The dot over the letter "i" is called a
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
IMPORTANT LINKS ON THE CHS WEBSITE
Check for our news page. CLICK FOR NEWS
Email addresses for our troops. CLICK FOR OUR TROOPS PG.
tribe’s ’61 & ’62 homeroom pics. CLICK FOR PICS
Alumni page for warriors of all years. CLICK FOR ALUMNI PAGE
Send us your thoughts CLICK FOR OPINION PAGE
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