Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Lightning Bug Logic

Written on October 11, 2019 at 10:43 am, by

One summer evening, Leonard, the lazy lightning bug, was lazily flying around at an altitude of about five feet above the forlorn, tortured surface of State Route T. Yeah…lazy Leonard felt safe at this altitude, because ya see, Route T is so bad that the traffic has to slow down to traverse the rough fissures […]


Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Always liked listening to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin singing RESPECT. Listening to her belt out the song while enjoying an ice cold glass bottle of Pepsi (made in Memphis, Mo.) was the best. What does that have to do with going to the hospital board meeting? Quite a bit, actually. People in this […]

The History of the World: (According to Uncle Dave) Part IV

Written on September 13, 2019 at 10:25 am, by

Recently; I’m reclining in my recliner.  I’m on an icepack, cause my back (which my Chiropractor says, “looks like its worn out two bodies!”) hurts.  I’m sort of dozed off in my own personal ‘Twilight Zone’, when I hear my sweet, caring kids say, “Just ‘let go’ Dad.” (my oldest son) “Don’t fight it Dad.” […]

The History of the World (According to Uncle Dave) Part III

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm, by

It ain’t easy bein’ me. Always “a day late and a dollar short”. That’s me. Add to that the fact that I have a hard Task Master, my wife! Listen in… “Dave, we need to go pick those 12 rows of beautiful green beans, and you need to shuck 10 bushels of sweet corn, and […]

NEMR Rate Increase

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm, by

 Dear City of Memphis Customer: NEMR Telecom (NEMR) recently received notice that the City of Memphis has passed a new ordinance on July 11, 2019, requiring users of the City’s public Right-of-Way, such as NEMR, to begin paying a Right-of-Way fee of as much as $3,000.00 per month. Memphis is the only City in NEMR’s […]

Dual Credit Programs

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm, by

Dear Mr. Editor, On August 10, 2017, a letter was written asking for contributions to the dual credit scholarship fund. With the generous contributions of many civic groups and individuals, we were able to provide 10 scholarships to local SCR-I eligible students during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. The scholarships are designed to provide […]

Big Tech’s ‘Innovations’ That Aren’t

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm, by

by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) Men landed on the moon 50 years ago, a tremendous feat of American creativity, courage and, not least, technology. The tech discoveries made in the space race powered innovation for decades. But I wonder, 50 years on, what the tech industry is giving America today. Innovation in physics–the world of […]

The History of the World: (According to Uncle Dave) Part II

Written on August 27, 2019 at 12:39 pm, by

The reason that I’m writing this Treatise on World History is because I felt it was necessary to refute what the Socialist/Communist group of freshmen representatives were saying about our good country, The U.S.A.  I call them the “Fraud Squad”. As I related to the readers in the last segment, I have been rather “challenged” […]

The History of the World: (According to Uncle Dave)

Written on August 20, 2019 at 10:53 am, by

I’ve been rather ‘challenged’ most of my life.  I can relate to that Sam Cooke song “Don’t Know Much About History”.  I also don’t know much about biology, a science book, or the French I took. Consequently, I’ve pretty much stumbled along thru life, kicking the can of destiny, down the dust road of mediocrity….Until, […]

Building Up, Not Tearing Down

Written on August 6, 2019 at 3:49 pm, by

I have been a member of this community for over 38 years and have been an employee of Scotland County Hospital for 30 of those years. Over the years, I have seen many changes, some I whole-heartedly supported and some I did not agree with at all. However, the one constant is that I like […]