Before ACA, taxpayers were already obligated to provide indigent care

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act has been the suggestion that any outcome is going to somehow relieve taxpayers of the responsibility for funding indigent and/or uncompensated health care. Wrong.
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A trip down memory lane

Ray Mosby

“I awoke last night to sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a tune from 1962…”—Quoted material by Bob Seeger
I don’t pay attention anymore to things like equinoxes and solstices or their corresponding dates on calendars, because here in the Mississippi Delta, once rather accurately described as “the most southern place on Earth,” it seems more and more as if we only have two seasons now.
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Gorsuch’s “personhood” writings will impact confirmation debate

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – For all of the questionable, quirky, and downright bizarre actions and utterances of our newly-minted President of the United States, Donald Trump appears to have done yeoman’s work in selecting a wise, deliberate, and qualified nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Church rich and proud of it

Joel McNeece

One church for every 141 Calhoun Countians, that’s what Dr. Jim Futral was referring to Monday on the Bruce Square when he referenced Calhoun County as number one in the nation in churches per people.
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Asparagus stuffed chicken a wonderful recipe find

Lisa McNeece

New recipe cooking at our house last week was one we found from the “ I Wash, You Dry” where Shawn Syphus blogs at iwashyoudry.com.
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Rep. Gipson’s quest for truth reflects his misunderstanding

Charlie Mitchell

OXFORD — State Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, has his toga in a knot because a Delta newspaper publisher offered his opinion — opinion — that Gipson, who chairs House Judiciary B, went too far in mixing religion and public policy.
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Let’s at least argue right

Ray Mosby

“Be polite, write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war, one observes the rules of politeness,” Otto von Bismarck said. Maybe in your time, Otto, old boy, but not these days, I’m afraid.
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Charlie is most definitely in charge

charlie

He has ears softer than a brand new Teddy bear. His cool nose pressed against your cheek forces you to give in to his demands for a hug, and those eyes, his big, puppy eyes will cause you to melt on the spot.
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Pulling out 30 year old smocked outfits for new grandson

Lisa McNeece

The weather during spring break is always awful– cold and rainy, and this year is no exception.
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Health insurance debate is producing difficult questions

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – My wife and I are in our 50s and chase grandchildren. So, in my health insurance, do I need maternity coverage? Does my wife need prostate exam coverage?
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