I went to the doctor the other day and it got me thinking about the French medical plan. Why the French plan? Because I've been living in France for 28 years, and enjoying the benefits of their medical system.
I pointed my fishing pole toward Sam. "Look!" As we faced each other in the fishing boat, he quickly looked behind him. "What?" "My pole!" There between us was my new fishing pole with a good two feet dangling off the end. "You scared me," he said, "I thought you saw a snake or an alligator. We'll go back and get your old one."
In my 40 years as a resident here, I have heard praise and criticism of Oktibbeha County Hospital. Often, pros and cons are part of the subjective nature of hospital experiences whether it is a renowned world-class medical center or a more traditional facility primarily servicing a community or region.
Naturalist Pat Arinder's talk on the archeological history of local Indian culture presented at the Plymouth Bluff Center last Sunday brought back several quandaries I have pondered.
There was good news and bad news for Conservatives on Thursday. The Bad News was that the Supreme Court ruled the Obama Administration's health care plan constitutional. The Good News is that the plan covers Conniption Fits.
Public libraries serve many functions. One of those functions, symbolic in nature, is to uphold the traditions and history of its community. For older generations, there is something almost reverential about a library, particularly an old library. It provides a link from present to past. For book lovers, libraries are a comforting place.
In "State puts CMSD early-release plans in jeopardy," June 19 headline, if assumptions were holes in Swiss cheese, then the article was full of them.
Ah huh, so "journalists" are professionals who report & record the news, events of history as they happen w/o bias. Maybe once upon a time ...
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors moved briskly through the early portion of Monday's meeting, eager to get to the public comment portion of the agenda. Monday's meeting drew a crowd of about 60 spectators and the atmosphere of the board room was charged with emotion over the possible sale of Oktibbeha County Hospital. So, naturally, the first two citizens to speak talked about...roads.
Robert Boudreau during his stay here has said a lot of nice things about Columbus. The other night the founder and director of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra called the town a Brigadoon. It sounded complimentary, but until I went home and Googled it, I couldn't be sure.
In Thursday's paper, the Dispatch reported that Jill Savely had been hired as the new principal at Columbus High School. The story dutifully noted her professional background -- seven years as assistant principal and two years as a biology teacher at CHS and the fact that she was the district's 2009 administrator of the year.
In Wednesday's edition, the Dispatch reported about the Columbus Municipal School District's rejection of a $175,000 bid from Point of Grace Church for the Lee Middle School property and, yes, I know precisely what you were thinking: "This bunch could mess up a two-car funeral."
Our Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center is at a real crossroad. Many of you are aware that our Oktibbeha County Supervisors are considering selling or leasing "Our" Oktibbeha County Hospital (OCH) Regional Medical Center to an out of town private organization.
It was never the motive, but the method. On Tuesday, Columbus Schools Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell issued a press release that dealt with the controversial early-release program.
The Mississippi Department of Education has decided to put an end to the early-release programs that some of the state's school districts have employed. The State Board of Education made its ruling last week. Friday, they announced there would be a 25-day period in which residents can state their view on the matter.
Editor's note: The following letter, transmitted by The Associated Press, was written to the McComb Enterprise Journal in response to a column by Jackson Northside Sun publisher Wyatt Emmerich about his unsuccessful day in court contesting a traffic ticket.
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