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My Two Cents

“My two cents” is an American idiomatic expression, taken from the original British idiom expression: to put in “my two pennies worth”.

Herald readers are invited to submit their two cents on-line on stories which have appeared in the newspaper and on our website at www.yalnews.com. Below are some of the best taken from recent submissions.

The Watermelon Carnival coverage in the Herald generating this by mail complaint from an unhappy subscriber:

I enjoyed the pictures you put in the Herald last week (Aug. 7 issue) from the Watermelon Carnival, but I have a big complaint.

The “Star Spangled Banner” is a part of American heritage and the young lady who sang it did a beautiful job.

Why did you not have her picture in your paper? I thought maybe you had too many pictures for last weeks’ issue and that you would print other pictures this week.

I have just received my August 14 Herald and alas no pictures. I thought ou would have proudly printed it.

I don’t expect my complaint to be printed in your Two Cents. I just want you to be aware that some of us are proud to be Americans and think “The Star Spangled Banner” is a vital part of our American heritage.

I want you to know you have a few unhappy subscribers and I am an unhappy Herald subscriber.

P. S. I have been a subscriber to the Herald for over forty years. Forty-six to be exact. I am proud to be an American and always proud to hear “The Star Spangled Banner,” our national anthem.

The story about the county budget meeting during which the supervisors discussed maintaining the current millage rate, while giving county employees a raise and funding other budget increases generated this comment from concerned:

I don’t understand. They are getting $100 a month raise? After the school districts ASK for less millage? Am I missing something? Water Valley school teachers receive the lowest amount of local money than any other district in the state and the county employees get a raise and the teachers don’t? It is no wonder that teachers come and go at the schools with such regularity.

And finally, the story about the discussion between Beat 1 Supervisor Tommy Vaughn and Beat 3 Supervisor Butch Surrette generated this comment from Voter:

You boys play nice!

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