I'm a fan of Phan
My family and I moved to Sikeston in the year 1951. Since then, my family has always patronized Ferguson Medical Group and Missouri Delta Hospital. My first surgery was done by Dr. Max Heeb and Dr. Ferguson, two great surgeons. We have also had many good surgeons such as Dr. Fred Thornton, Dr. Loring Helfrich and Dr. Kevin Rankin. But many of them have reached retirement age now. We still have a great surgeon in town, Dr. Ly Phan, and he rates as one of the best. I have always been proud of our clinic and hospital and our city. But I am very sad to know that they would let a great doctor like Dr. Phan leave. He is a great surgeon and a very caring person who is loved by all his patients. If we let him leave Sikeston it will be a great asset to another hospital and a true loss for our city and community.
Deal or no deal?
I have been hearing people complaining about their cable bill. Back in February I made a deal with the company that mine would be $88 for 12 months and I agreed to that. I got a bill the other day and it was $107. I called and asked them why. They said because the price went up. I told them it didn't make no difference. Years ago, a deal was made with a handshake and it didn't make no difference. A handshake was an agreement and it wasn't broken. Now it don't make no difference. You can call up there and make a deal with them, and two or three months later it's $107. And then they drill holes in the side of your house. I've got holes that look like termites. Each person that comes down here drills different holes instead of using the ones that are already there. They say you have to have a new line. Well, take the old one down and put a new one up. Don't just drill another hole and put another one in. That's damage to your house. If they're not gonna keep their word on what they say, you ought to be able to get a lawyer and sue them. You've got it wrote down, who you made the deal with and what they said, so they should back it. But they don't do it that way. They just raise the bill to whatever they want to.
Beware, the Publisher's Clearing House scam callers have begun. I received a call the other day saying I had won $900,000, so many thousands per week and a BMW. Of course I needed to go to the bank and get $1,300 and give it to them for shipping and handling fees. Please, please, don't give out any of your personal information to anyone on the phone. Publisher's Clearing House has reiterated many, many times that if you are a winner, they will not contact you by phone. Don't fall for these tricksters.
To the ones needing a lift to the First Assembly of God Church, you can call the church at 471-4649.