Letters to the Editor: Nov. 29, 2015

Salute the flag; Hail, State I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the Rebels than the Bulldogs. That has changed since the Rebels...

Squirrel hunt story saddened a reader When I read “Indoor Thanksgiving Day Hunt” by Robin Morton, my thought was, “How sad!” Mississippi’s flying squirrel is probably the cutest and most entertaining of her wildlife. We had a bird feeder attached to a tall oak, and every evening at good dusk we would see flying squirrels […]

High school girls’ team taught an adult lesson I traveled to the East Union vs. West Union Girls basketball game Nov. 13 to watch some good high school basketball. As you know, the Northeast Mississippi area is blessed with numerous high school teams that really play the game well and are very passionate about their […]

United States needs to reassess its goals When President Obama started his terms one of the first things he did was take a world tour and apologize for things the American people did wrong. Now all he wants to do is take in all the people from all over the world who hate us and […]

Link Center event drew small crowd On Nov. 7, I attended a concert at the Link Center of a well-known 1950s pop singing group. I am sure those in attendance would agree that they were amazing, which brings me to my point. Several weeks before, I had to make several phone calls for information about […]

Hospice care spotlighted during November urging I would like to take a moment to draw attention to a very important event – National Home Care & Hospice Month, which occurs each November. Today over 57 percent of Americans are providing unpaid care to a friend or loved one, or have in the past. This work […]

About North Mississippi Medical Center’s work My guess would be that most of you, at one time or another, have heard comments about this hospital that are less than complimentary. I am taking this opportunity to share with you my personal experience. Recently, my wife entered this hospital under emergency circumstances. I can tell you, […]

Recipient bemoans lack of Social Security COLA I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost of living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. As healthcare costs continue to rise, the strain on seniors, like me, is becoming unmanageable especially as previous COLAs have […]

Get rid of America’s big political cretins Many of you have given little thought to why you should vote in the 2015 state election or the presidential election in 2016. All of us true Americans must realize we are at a crossroads toward an uncertain future for our very democracy. Vote out all incumbents at […]

No winners emerged on Initiative 42 vote As another school week began, the 500,000 candidates for whom we fought in the campaign for Initiative 42 took their seats in classrooms across Mississippi. The majority of those candidates were probably unaware that they’d just lost a battle for full funding of their public schools. Likewise, they […]