YOUR OPINION: Letters to the editor

By NEMS Daily Journal

Corinth mayor cites Reed for dedication to Tupelo
I have had many memorable experiences in my short time as Mayor of Corinth. The people I have met, particularly, stand out in my mind. One such person is Mayor Jack Reed of Tupelo whom I am happy to describe as an exceptionally capable Mayor, a man of sincerity and integrity, and a very good friend.
I was not surprised when I learned that Jack would not seek a second term. He is a multidimensional man with many important facets to his life, all of which have received his dedication and attention. However, I am going to miss my friend and his vision for Tupelo. He truly loves his home town, a love to which I can relate because of my love for Corinth. He has given his time and enormous energy to his city and to the lives of its citizens. I have watched with admiration and enjoyment a great plan unfold to produce the progressive city Tupelo has become. Many people have shared in this success story that has taken Tupelo to an even higher level. I know I join him in wishing Tupelo continued growth. hank you, Jack, for setting the bar of city government high and please enjoy your family and continued success in the family business. If, as it is said, a job is for money and work is out of love … Great work, Jack!
Tommy Irwin, Mayor
City of Corinth


Hospice month focuses on end-of-life planning
No one likes to think about death and dying but it’s something that each of us will face in our life. There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides care, comfort, and compassion to patients and families coping with serious or life-limiting illnesses. It’s Hospice Advantage.
Every November, our country observes National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. For our team at Hospice Advantage, this is a time to reach out to our community to raise awareness about the compassionate care that hospice provides to the people that need it most.
One of the messages we hear again and again from our families is “We wish we would have known about hospice sooner.” This is because hospice care helps patients and families focus on living.
Hospice provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable so that they are able to enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.
If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice is right now.
Pamela Harden, RN
Administrator for Hospice Advantage
Tupelo