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I see the gross injustice going on Jackson, MS and I’m reminded of our County Board. Jackson was given funds to update a failing infrastructure and to help the most vulnerable in Mississippi. Instead, the politicians thought they knew better and gave money to Brett Favre for fake speeches and an attempt to privatize water resources. Christian County currently has children suffering from lead poisoning and other afflictions that have been caused by negligence, but could be monitored and fixed by a fully functional County Health Department. Instead, our County Health Board decided to gut our County Health Department because it’s not their kids who are suffering.
First, the mental health board closes the actual counseling clinic on Pawnee street and now it appears as though there are those who would like to shut down the County Health Dept. What is going on here? Take a look around town – we need more services, not less! Who is in charge of this? To the editor – thank you for allowing us to express ourselves thru this Speak Out option, but obviously more is needed! We need an investigation into what exactly is going on! We are seeing the results of not having a mental health clinic in town anymore and you know we will see the results if we lose our health department. And then, what’s next?
I’m in complete agreement with the person who wrote in the speak out about the Christian County Health Department staff. What on Earth has happened here? Every trusted staff there is gone. The nurse who was there giving the shots and answering our questions and reassurance along with her team is gone. No one answers the phone. No return calls. The staff there now seems clueless and certainly unconcerned. I have heard that the Board leadership is inadequate and insulting and that’s the reason for the mass exodus of staff. Sad for this County that the quality people who helped us in our time of need have been snuffed out. I’ll go to Shelby County or even sangamon County before I go back there.
I recently learned that Vicki, whom is on the finance committee of the County Board, never presented any of the Health Department request. These were requests discussed and approved by the Health Board. In the recent Health Board Meetings the great majority of people, especially employees were there in support of the Administrator. Two employees of the Health Dept sat in silence, their silence was deafening!
Vicki Mcmahon, Leslie Devore, Lindsay Fox, Stacy Funderburke and Matt Wells you all need to resign. the Massacre of the Administrator and the health department is UNACCEPTABLE and unwarranted. To add insult to injury your new INTERIM admin is putting the two malicious rogue employees in charge of EVERYTHING. How curious that the Interim Admin and the rogue RN both left their former health dept. at the same time in March……But now they reunite!!!!! This health board is such a disgrace and the health department will do nothing but crumble even further. If you really want to start solving the problem COUNTY BOARD–remove your health board representative from both boards….. ZERO ethics ZERO honesty all across the “board”
What’s the deal?
You all crack me up. I feel like there are just three people that are messaging the Breeze every day about the health department who are up in arms over this. At the end of the day, before March 11th, 2020, almost nobody knew that Christian County even had a health department. Now with that being said, the workers who were on the front line need to be recognized for their hard work in battling on the front lines of the war against COVID. Honestly though, unless you’re involved with WIC i bet most don’t even know what the health department does on a regular basis.
(Ed. Note: Unless a writer comes up with a different angle on the Health Department issue, like the one above, we will be curtailing Speak Outs on the topic.)
What’s going on
What is going on with people in this town stealing from organizations? First the YMCA, then the Lake Marina, next was a couple stealing from the JFL Cheerleaders, and now the Band Boosters! Maybe if the consequences were a little more than a slap on the wrist people might just stop. The news reported if found guilty she can receive up to 12 years. I’m not saying hit the max or that I would ever want to take a mother away from her children, but a slap on the wrist will be a slap in the face to the kids and parents who worked hard to build up Band Booster’s funds. I feel so sorry for her family and I hope everyone rallies around them with support as they did not choose for this to happen to them.
Long time coming
Why is it taking so long? Food is spoiling and soon rat, raccoon and other animals will cause a bigger problem.