Bad headlines, cemetery help and March Madness
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Mar 21, 2012 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
First, a quick apology: I’d like to send a sincere “I’m sorry” to any English teacher whose class I ever attended.

The column I published in last week’s issue generated a fair amount of feedback from folks who claim to have been entertained by it. Thanks to those people. Strange misspellings, misheard words and other general language errors have always made me chuckle. Glad my column on such things made you chuckle, too.

However, upon looking back at the column, I realized that the headline, while appropriate and potentially chuckle-worthy, would not have flown in any English class I ever took while a student at Trigg County.

For those who missed it, the headline was “I love it when people don’t talk no good.”

So, again, to any of those brave souls who attempted to teach me how to properly utilize the English language – particularly Susan Ashby, Gary Siegmund, Steve Smith, Becky Ginn, Nancy McKinney, Jane Ellen Wilson and Susan Bryant – I apologize.

Clearly, I wouldn’t be where I am today if at least a portion of the knowledge you all attempted to impart didn’t sink in. So, in addition, thanks.

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Received an email this week, Maybe some of you can help the sender.

Members of the Dixon Cemetery Community are trying to identify Elwood Green. Mr. Green is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave in Dixon Cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes section of Trigg County.

Elwood Green is recorded in two cemetery books and is recognized by the American Legion as being a World War II veteran, by their placing a flag for him on Memorial Day.

The Dixon Cemetery is a family cemetery for the descendants of Perry and Elizabeth Futrell. Other Green family members buried there, but no one knows of Elwood. The committee would like to properly memorialize Mr. Green with a grave marker. Anyone with information is asked to contact June Ezell at 522-6689.

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Thursday and Friday, I took my traditional days off to stay home and watch the first two full rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

The first two days probably couldn’t have progressed any more conveniently for me than they did. Murray State and Kentucky both played and won on Thursday, and none of the other games were surprising enough to push my heart rate any higher than it needed to be. Friday, on the other hand, had several more exciting games and upsets, providing a solid balance.

Sad to see the Racers lose so early, but it doesn’t detract from what was a historic and exciting season. And, as they say, there’s always next year.

Justin McGill is general manager of The Cadiz Record and can be reached by email at jmcgill@cadizrecord.com.
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