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Sound Off: Sun Herald’s DIPG series is informative and example of great journalism

Josh Myers holds his daughter Sophia Myers’ hand in the sunroom that was converted into a beautiful bedroom for her arrival home from the hospital on Monday. Sophia was hospitalized three weeks ago in the pediatric intensive care unit at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile. She is suffering from a rare, terminal brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic potine glioma.
Josh Myers holds his daughter Sophia Myers’ hand in the sunroom that was converted into a beautiful bedroom for her arrival home from the hospital on Monday. Sophia was hospitalized three weeks ago in the pediatric intensive care unit at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile. She is suffering from a rare, terminal brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic potine glioma. amccoy@sunherald.com

What about us?

Biloxi spending a lot of time patching holes on U.S. 90 for the cruisers but us parents are still hitting the same potholes every day when we drop other kids off for school.

Great work!

Your articles last week on DIPG and their families was outstanding. Thank you. You should receive an award for informative journalism.

America’s teams

The USA has two new “America” NFL teams the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears who stood erect in locked arms as the National Anthem was played (no knees) Thursday night. Way to go!

Symbol of freedom

Our flag is a symbol; a symbol of freedom. It proudly shouts out to the rest of the world that we are a free country, where our citizens have free speech, where we have freedom of the press and yes — the freedom to protest. Take away any of those freedoms; and our flag becomes — just a piece of cloth.

Miss Spear?

I am very sorry for all of the trouble that Harvey and Irma, the hurricanes, brought to the people of Texas and Florida. I am glad that they gave me the chance to ask seniors to recall an old elementary teacher named Irma Harvey. So far three have responded with facts and compliments for Miss Harvey and other teachers, principals and school workers. When I wrote my first Sound Off I was not aware that Miss Harvey had taught at Dukate or I might have made my first Sound Off start there, though I would not have had the hurricanes as a starting point. I attended first grade at Dukate and my teacher, who was also the principal, was Alma Spears. I will never forget Miss Spears and her kindness. If anyone knows Miss Spears or the teachers, please write. Also Elbert Dukate was a student there around 1928-29 and was king of May Day. His family was the benefactor of the school.

Love the library

The person who called libraries white elephants needs some educating. Our library in Pass Christian is central to the community. Along with a wide selection of books, DVD’s, magazines, computers, etc., the library provides a meeting place for community groups as well as learning opportunities on almost anything imaginable. There are classes for yoga, pilates, tai chi, knitting, digital literacy, gardening, art, Spanish; the list goes on and on. There are children’s programs for reading (even to dogs), fun and education. We have movie nights and courtyard concerts with excellent musicians. Our library helps sponsor One Book One Pass, where a nationally prominent author is brought in to speak to our community. And we now have access to an app which allows for free streaming of movies, shows, e-books, etc. Finally, the staff is wonderful. We love and are grateful for our Pass library.

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