Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Giving Thanks for Our Community

Written on December 2, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

To our patients and families, On behalf of our board, leadership team and all the staff of Scotland County Hospital and Clinics, here’s a hearty “thank you” to the community we serve.  Every day I walk through the halls of the hospital and our clinics and take the pulse of what’s happening here.  I see […]


Written on November 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm, by

Our S.C.M.H. appears to be on life support. Will this hospital be a DOA, DNR, FULL CODE OR COMFOMFORT MEASURES ONLY RURAL ACCESS HOSPITAL? Can this hospital stay alive? The answer is YES… WITH THE HELP OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS. This area has people from all backgrounds who are problem solvers. We […]

Small, Rural Hospital

Written on November 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm, by

On October 29, 2019 I took the opportunity to attend the open portion of the monthly board meeting of the Scotland County Hospital. I had received several inquiries as to what was occurring with the hospital since I had spent a decade as the Director of Nursing there. I was told several accounts that honestly […]

Chosen Few Roads

Written on October 22, 2019 at 3:12 pm, by

I’m writing about the County Roads in the Eastern District. They are in the worst shape than they have ever been. We met with the Commissioners on 10-3-19. They gave us all kinds of excuses of why they haven’t been on our roads. Roads No. 115-156-158-164. I’m sure the rest of the roads in the […]

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 […]