To the Editor: Corsicana lost a good man.
Bobby Carpenter ended his battle for life after years of trench warfare. Diabetes and heart problems finally did their bidding. Bobby was also blind. He died in his bed with his family around him. What better place to be called “home.”
Bobby Gene was born, raised, and died in Corsicana. He played all sports but really excelled in baseball. He married Betty Jo Allred 50 years ago. They had three children — Bobby Jr., Meagan and Joe. They were the kind of family Norman Rockwall would paint. The kind of family Jim Anderson had in “Father Knows Best.”
I visited with Bobby and Betty weekly toward the end. Betty was unbelievable. She took care of him but it was so much more than that. She did it in a pure and simple touch of heavenly magic. She anticipated his every step, every need and she treasured it all. It was something I was privileged to witness. Betty put it best — “We don’t just love each other, we are in love with each other.”
Bobby never quit. He fought the good fight keeping his dry wit to the very end. His was a life of caring and deep love for Betty, his family and his Savior.
We had Bobby’s funeral on Sunday at Northside Baptist Church. Every seat was taken.
To the Editor: Regarding space for county offices, there are plenty of buildings downtown that could be leased or purchased for the county offices.
This could help revitalize the downtown area as well as provide the county the needed space.
Mark D. Jones
Sheriff’s Office pay
To the Editor: I find that our county commissioners are very short sighted on the matter of pay for the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.
This disparity in pay has been an issue for some time and our commissioners have kicked the can down the road long enough, as the hens have come home to roost.
I was not aware of how great the disparity was till I saw the chart in the Corsicana Daily Sun. I have met all of the commissioners and like them, but this issue must be addressed now.
Judge Davenport is correct that he can not make changes to the budget now, however he is wrong in not allowing the Sheriff to use the unused salary fund to better compensate his deputies now till the Court can make changes for the October budget.
Please let us get this done.
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To the Editor: In my recent experience with jury duty, I had some thoughts that I would like to share.
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If you are one of those Americans favoring term limits there is good news. Term limits exist — they are called ELECTIONS.
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To the Editor: I have been reading about the salary problems Sheriff Tanner is having since being elected and the major problem with trying to keep qualified people.
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Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance takes this opportunity to thank some very fine individuals of our community for such a wonderful, powerful and glorious experience during Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014 here in the city of Corsicana.
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To the Editor: I would like to express The Corsicana Vendors Day greatest gratitude to several different people that went above and beyond to ensure that this event was able to go on as it was scheduled this past week.
To the Editor
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As a volunteer with the Angels of Corsicana Troop Support, most of my time all year is spent on items, especially Christmas cards, to fill the stockings when we pack in December.
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District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
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