Every four years in a democratic government, the people get to vote as to the party they want to govern them for the next four years. This has happened now for over 200 years in our beautiful America. That is democracy. There are winners and there are losers in a democracy. If that were not true, then that would not be a democracy. That is true for both parties, Republican and Democrat. It makes no difference.
Now we, the American people, are in a fight for our very lives with this loathsome virus called COVID-19. Most of us do not understand much about the virus. We know it affects different people in many different ways.We know for sure it kills. Now, thanks be to our Lord and hardworking people, we are blessed with a vaccine to combat this menace.
We here in Winston County have an alert health department who have worked hard in the midst of this virus to take care of the people. We need to give them a huge shout out. I have been able to speak with my doctor when my medicine needed to be refilled. The doctor asked questions concerning my health. Then, the pharmacy I used was called and the prescription filled promptly.
As I write this, Haleyville has run short on vaccine, but I had no trouble getting an appointment to get the virus shot in Double Springs. I am sure, if they haven't already, that Haleyville will receive more vaccine shortly.
My sincere hope is that our government can work together to get all the people back to work, get businesses opened up again and, shall we say, get Ol’ Haleyville's wheels turning full speed again We can do it if we try to work together. I have always loved Haleyville in all my travels, being married to a husband in the Air Force. It was always in the back of my mind I would come home one day. As a movie title read, a Lassie movie,an oldie, there's nothing like, no nothing like, "The Hills of Home."
Nadine Hood Overstreet
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