DEAR READERS: Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. In some ways, it feels like it was a blink ago that we entered 2022. I began last year with COVID-19 and had to put all my plans on pause. I had been so excited about the projects I was about to embark upon and got stopped in my tracks.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Jerry Lamb could not maneuver his wheelchair into the rows of pews at his church. It wouldn't fit. Nor could he sit in the aisles without awkwardly blocking the way.
It didn't surprise me when, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Father Thomas Joseph White began telling me that while he enjoyed touring with his band the Hillbilly Thomists, which consists of musical friars, he enjoys writing more. When not playing banjo in Nashville, White is rector of the Angelicum in Rome; the school's most famous alumnus is Pope John Paul II. His latest book is an authoritative study of the Holy Trinity.
CLINTON DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL
DEAR HARRIETTE: A friend came by to visit me the other day, and the whole time she was coughing. It was strange, given how hyper-vigilant everybody got about wearing masks during the height of the COVID epidemic. When I looked at her funny after she kept on coughing, she assured me that she doesn't have COVID. To me, that doesn't mean you should continue to cough all over people.
Dear Editor, The December 24 edition of the Clinton Daily News reports the intention of AllianceHealth to transfer Clinton hospital patient records, including radiographs, to a facility in Durant, Oklahoma.