Was it really a victory? The politicians say we won. The talking heads in the media say we won. But did we? I know that sounds great and it makes us feel good, but I’m not too sure.
Yes, I know that one of the alleged (remember, always say alleged) criminals in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and the other has been caught. I know the police and law enforcement did a great job in apprehending them. Of course, the Tsarnaev brothers didn’t appear to be the sharpes...
Mac McPhail Contributing columnistThe Sampson Independent
Next few weeks busy at Senior Center Well, I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather!! No complaints about it here. I hope everyone is doing well. Things have been hectic but hopefully I can get back on track with my article.
We have some important dates for everyone. Remember, you are all invited to attend any of them if you can; you will always be welcomed with open arms.
On Monday, April 29, Sampson Community College nursing students will be here performing healt...
Marie Faircloth Center directorThe Sampson Independent
I’m almost 65 — how should I prepare for Medicare? Turning 65 is a lot like turning 16. When you turned 16, you didn’t automatically get your driver’s license; instead you had to take an exam and prove that you were a safe driver. There was a specific order and procedure for getting your driver’s license, and the same is true for enrolling in Medicare for the first time when you turn 65.
Much like you anticipated turning 16 and getting your driver’s license, you must anticipate and plan for...
Kim Reid Contributing columistThe Sampson Independent
The shepherd’s psalm With the exception of what is commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer”, there is probably not another passage of scripture as well known and as often memorized as the twenty-third psalm. Though many of the psalms portray war and struggle, the twenty-third psalm portrays absolute peace and tranquility of heart and soul. One can almost picture David, the young shepherd boy, sitting quietly in the evening while the flock is contented and safe in his ...
Robert C. Oliver Contributing columnistThe Sampson Independent
Honoring and keeping promises to God Are you a promise keeper? Making promises can be mere talk for those who never plan on keeping them but very serious for those who strive to keep each promise made. We all know folks who promise things and never follow through. Then, there are those precious people who keep their word and their promises through thick or thin. How would others rate you or me on being promise keepers? More importantly, do we honor and keep promises we make to G...
Becky Spell Vann Contributing columnistThe Sampson Independent
Kandid Katie I have been trying for the longest time to write about my friend Blanca, but up until now, I’ve not found the words. I want to say something poetic, something meaningful and important about this person who has become a very dear part of our family. However, while I have had the best of intentions, for some reason, the words just don’t come that easily.
For those who do not know Blanca, she works for my mom and dad performing a number of tas...
Katie Holland Contributing colunmnistThe Sampson Independent