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Sound Off for November 1: When will Hurricane Nate debris be picked up in Gautier?

Hurricane Nate’s surge lifted a shrimp boat belonging to Bill Nelson, up onto land along River Road in Pascagoula. Cranes were working on it Monday.
Hurricane Nate’s surge lifted a shrimp boat belonging to Bill Nelson, up onto land along River Road in Pascagoula. Cranes were working on it Monday. klnelson@sunherald.com

How long?

Back on Oct. 8, a little storm came through South Mississippi. So how long must the citizens of Gautier wait for the Hurricane Nate debris to be picked up?

Poor choice

It is clear that college athletic programs have entirely too much money when they can fire a head coach before the end of his contract and buy him out for millions. Maybe someone with a brain rather than athletic ability seeking an education could use the money.

Life lessons

In correlation with the Sound Off “Go Astros,” the World Series Game 5 ran over five hours with a final score of 13-12. With nearly every player from both teams in the game at some point, valuable life lessons were taught: work hard, always do your best, and never give up the fight to achieve your goals. Even a loss can have qualities of a win.

Thanks!

I would like to thank the manager and waiter at Outback Steakhouse in D’Iberville. Both of them went above and beyond to serve our elderly mother who has a very limited diet and cannot remember many foods. They prepared her a small meal and followed up to make sure she was taken care of. In our opinion, that’s what sets them apart from the others. Thank you for making our evening memorable.

Bad bumper sticker

Driving home recently I had the displeasure of being behind someone whose “window sticker” was insulting and crude with foul language. It saddens me that our society has become this. Even worse is that the sign implied they had children on board and what they would do if you got too close. Horrible example for a “parent” to display such a message. Funny thing was the word “to” was misspelled and should have been “too close!” Apparently, that shows the education level of those who create and use such foul signs.

Touching tribute

Yesterday as I drove east on U.S. 90 near the Biloxi/Ocean Springs border, a funeral procession headed west. Biloxi, Pascagoula, Moss Point, Ocean Springs and Gautier patrol vehicles led and followed in the procession. Everyone on the east side pulled over out of respect. After pulling over, two men in the pick-up truck in front of me immediately took off their ball caps and bowed their heads in prayer. I was moved to tears. It was a beautiful reminder that, despite all of the hostility and divisiveness harming our nation, humanity still exists in us and that we are capable of thinking outside of ourselves. I will carry this moment with me when the negativity is too great to bear and thank God for my community.

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