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Sound Off for August 23: Will the eclipse change the world?

The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse in Weiser, Idaho, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A man in Florida wanted to watch the eclipse so badly that he pulled over in his stolen car, police say.
The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse in Weiser, Idaho, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A man in Florida wanted to watch the eclipse so badly that he pulled over in his stolen car, police say. AP

Real change?

Did the eclipse change the world? Is everyone going to be fair and just, now?

Act now!

Please Gov. Bryant, change the flag before something ugly happens in our state.

Welcome diversion

I really enjoyed the eclipse. It was a day when the news media did not spend the entire day bashing our president. Thank God!

Why not?

Not to say that the eclipse isn’t important, like my sister was saying, “Everyone gets so excited and comes together for the eclipse. Why not do the same for more important things going on in the U.S.?”

Pay up!

You have got to be kidding me. I thought I had picked up a paper with all of the Black Friday ads in it when I opened my paper Monday morning. Eighty-four pages of delinquent property taxes? Put down your vodka martini, hop into your SUV, and get over to the courthouse and pay your taxes.

Simple solution

Confederate statues have become the focus of so much hatred and violence when the answer is simple: don’t destroy them — put them where they belong: in museums. Those who glory in the past can visit — and those who want to to leave the ugly past behind, will never have to see them.

God’s handiwork

Yesterday’s eclipse — a glorious example of God’s magnificent creation. Isn’t is amazing how the Sun, Earth and Moon were made in specific proportion to make a solar eclipse not only possible but also viewable by His people.

Thanks!

This past Saturday my wife and I were heading north of Gulfport, gassed up the truck and noticed a nail in the tire. This was just at noon when most Saturday repair stations close. We headed north going to try to make it to Wiggins and in Saucier saw a Bridgestone/Firestone sign on the west side of U.S. 49, Rolliston’s Tire Service. They had put all their promo flags up and were closing the bay doors for the day. We drove up, they saw two retired persons in need and the owner and his two workers were readily prepared to fix our tire. I’m sure in spite of wanting to head home for the weekend. I would like to send out kudos to these fine guys who helped us out.

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