While reading the Newton County Times this past week, I found the article about Dr. Tom Leslie very interesting. The family history told that the town of Leslie was named after his great-great grandfather, Sam Leslie. Sam was the first postmaster in town and also was a state senator. His grandfather and great-grandfather were doctors in Marshall. His grandmother helped direct Tom toward the medical field. In the early 50s, Dr. Leslie’s dad was the Stone County School Supervisor in Mountain View. He then moved to Salem to be the school superintendent. I found his background was very interesting. 

I reported that Meredith Ham passed away and I found out after the paper was printed that her memorial service would be July 11, instead of last Wednesday.

We are still having our numbers of people getting COVID-19, and some are dying. The states who have gotten better are the ones who are following the guideline of wearing masks, following distancing, and washing hands often and carefully. Even if we can get out we must do so with caution. Why? Because we must help our family and friends stay safe! When our numbers stop going up, we will be ready to reopen our businesses. The sooner we follow the rules the sooner we will be able to get back to business. Remember when you wear a mask, you are doing so just as you would want others to do for you and your family. Have a safe week. Stay home as much as possible.

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