Thanks to Josey
There exists a void in the pages of the sports section of Sundays Telegraph. I really miss the outdoors columns written for many years by Emory Josey. His insight into so many aspects of the outdoors along with his ability to teach others and put his thoughts on paper is as rare as an Ivory-billed Woodpecker is today. It was his columns on Bluebirds that peaked my interest and helps me tend to several broods every year. He changed the way I fish with his views on ultra-light tactics and small top water lures.
He somehow found humor in his many encounters with snakes even though several had painful endings. His knowledge of Purple Martins and how to establish and care for a colony was fascinating. In later years, the taking of deer and other game became less important to him and he explained very well how teaching others became more important. Josey brought a lot of pleasure to so many readers through the years. I would like to thank him for adding to my enjoyment and knowledge of things that will last a lifetime.
-- Tommy Parker
Rinda Wilsons letter (Does it or doesnt it) on Jan. 15 continues to make false claims about birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. If an individual wants to buy a policy that does not cover abortions, they can do so by checking out the policys explanation of benefits section. Most insurers list this information on their websites. Otherwise, it takes a quick phone call to the insurer to have them mail a copy of this information. The only people who will be surprised by their policy covering abortion will be those with so-called deeply held beliefs who were too lazy to perform basic research.
The author is correct that no one should take my word about how emergency contraception works. You dont need to. Plan B and other forms of emergency, do not prevent implantation. That is not my opinion. It is a scientific fact attested to by reams of medical research and statements by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Teva Pharmaceutical (the maker of the most commonly prescribed emergency contraception), and the European Medicines Agency (the European Unions FDA equivalent). Additionally, the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic have both references to implantation prevention from their websites and an FDA spokesperson stated in an interview with The New York Times that the current label is medically inaccurate.
-- Jonathan Darden
A few comments
I have never written a comment in my 51 years on earth. I have sat idly by. There is only one way to heaven. If that idea strikes you funny, so be it. If you dont know who your parents are, then find them. If you dropped out of school go back and finish. If yourre poor, work harder. If you have a criminal record, redeem it. If your pants are dragging, pull them up. If you dont like your politicians, replace them. If you cant love thy neighbor, pray.
-- Keith Forehand
Need a little help
Ive helped the elderly since childhood because it was the right thing to do. Im 81 now and infirm. I need a little help. The VA gives excellent medical care but occasionally require that I have a driver before they will do some procedure. I pay for gas and lunch. Many times, I have to reschedule because my driver didnt show. The veterans organizations will not help me. Dont thank me for my service.
The Georgia DHS has a Division of Aging Services. They have Local Area Agencies on Aging with an impressive list of services to the elderly. I contacted AAA at 175 Emery Highway several years ago. They sent a woman to my home, but she refused to enter because she saw a cobweb. Im signed up for services they have never had or expect to get. They call me to ask if I care to remain on the list. The AAA director ignores my letters.
Im very weak and unsteady walking. I need a little help with housekeeping and I am able to pay a reasonable amount but unable to find any help. I would go back to Korea if I were not so sick and old.
-- Joe Akin
It would be interesting to hear Mayor Robert Reichert explain the exact origins of the Strong Cities grant. The money Macon will receive was first taken, by force, from fellow citizens. This program, like all government programs, is simply wealth redistribution. The saddest part is that it will do nothing to impact the areas targeted. Until the residents of those areas make the decision to improve their lives and surroundings, no amount of money will provide a permanent solution. Ah, but that is the true aim of government.
-- Mitchell Clark
Whos the good guy?
It is a crying shame people like Frank Gadbois have been so brainwashed into thinking lawful concealed carry permit holders are the bogeyman. Ill draw it out for him. If by chance he is anywhere near where a gunman has shot up a school, office or even worse, a library, the good guy will be the one who has reholstered his weapon and the survivors are hugging. One last thing, has Gadbois heard about the no weapon policy at Widener and Purdue universities?
-- Ron Renno
Headed for doom
The legalization of marijuana is being debated in our state now. This is a shame, because it has been shown that marijuana adversely affects mental ability and may cause psychosis to appear in those who are predisposed. Marijuana is also a gateway drug to more destructive drugs.
If marijuana is legalized, America will be speedily heading to low class status and probably to a quick end. Along with abortion and the destruction of the traditional family, America will decline. America has rejected Jesus and his word, the Bible. Jesus will reject America. The many blessings of children, prosperity, and bounty will cease. when we reject Jesus.
-- Chuck Fore
Prayer for Today
Holy Father, my life is an open book before you and the world. Help me Lord, to do all the things that are pleasing in thy sight. You, Lord, are the source of all my joy. Help me to display you throughout the day. In Jesus name. Amen.
-- Bessie R. Brown
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