2017-11-15 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett
Military Active Duty

The Millen Dialysis Center closed Oct. 31st sending approximately 30 patients to out-of-town treatment centers. This is an additional hardship for people who are already not in the best of health. I know because my husband, Wayne, is one of them.

I have no idea what would be involved but I can’t help but wonder if it would be feasible for the Jenkins Medical Center to add dialysis treatment to its operations. There would certainly be available patients, even if the program had to start “small.” The hospital would make some money and those needing dialysis would be able to get treatment locally. Sounds like a win-win opportunity!

Of course it is personal for me, but others would benefit as well. Is it feasible?

It’s that time again – time to start working on our Magic of Christmas issue, Dec. 20th.

The deadline for submitting photos and information for children and youth up to 14 years of age is noon, Friday, Nov. 29th. The cost is $6 per child. The late deadline is noon Dec. 4th with the cost being $15. So, get your photos in by the Nov. 29th deadline!

You can drop your information and payment off at the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or email and credit card payment information to themillennews@gmail.com.

I always look forward to seeing the photos every year!

Happy birthday this week to: Amanda Godbee, Debbie Williams, Seth Benson, Imari Jackson, Vanessa Gordon, Ashley Godbee, Danny Troisi, Avari Bennett, Rebekah Daniel, Bill Knight Sr., Larry Johnson, and Chase Wilkerson.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Wallace and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Landing.

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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