“What kind of nation are we if we won’t support our children who have less fortunate parents?”
– U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville, who said his vote to extend the State Children’s Health Program was the highlight of his first full year in office. He was sworn in on May 20, 2008.
“My friends wish they could be in my shoes. They think it’s a really good job, and it is.”
– Tupelo High School senior Anthony Burress, who has been working part time for the city’s Public Works Department for the last two years.
“It’s desperately needed for the handicapped and elderly, but also for people like you and me, the general public.”
– Ora Baldwin, Tupelo’s retirement director, after the City Council authorized the creation of a study committee to develop a bus system for the city.