Opinion

Giving a voice to the mentally ill

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Dear Annie: I am new to your column, so I’m not sure what all you’ve shared with the public about mental illness. I’m hoping you will publish this letter because I feel that most people need to know more. It’s often said that the more understanding one gains, the more compassion he/she can extend to others.

Medical records office closed to public

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For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all visitors to our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients

Business of the Week - March 19, 2020

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During the year 2020, The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a business each week. Please congratulate the Chamber’s Business of the Week for March 19, S&S Professional Drafting Services. Courtesy/ Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

Keep local to support our community

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We have woken up this morning continuing to live in strange, strange times. The truth is, we are walking in uncharted waters, and things are going to continue to change by the hour.

City considers storage expansion for food pantry

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The Tira City Council met at the Community Center Monday. The group discussed upkeep of the building and grounds. The council considered adding storage for pantry items and will be discussing this more at the next quarterly meeting on June 1.

Past stuck in future

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Dear Annie: Why am I in a quandary? Because I have been married most of my adult life, and I feel almost nothing for my partner of 33 years, and I’m sure we are both just going through the motions of the relationship. Don’t misunderstand; I care deeply for this person. I just feel unfulfilled, and I can’t explain it.

Finding forgiveness

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Dear Annie: I have managed to overcome an abusive childhood, and I’d like to share with you how I did it at age 42, which, unfortunately, was 22 years after my abuser, my father, died.

Tearing down entitlement

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It is strangely ironic that the freedoms and affluence we enjoy in our society are the very things that stand to ruin our children if not addressed early and effectively.

Tough love is tough

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Dear Annie: My wife and I have a 20-year-old son, “Joe,” who has “failure to launch” syndrome. He coasted through high school, smoked pot, played video games and did the minimum to get by. After graduation, we agreed he could work part time and go to college, while living at home, although I would have preferred he work full time or join the service.