John Thomas Harris III
(Obituary ~ 11/05/05)
July 28, 1909--Nov. 3, 2005 OPELIKA, Ala. -- John T. Harris Sr., 96, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. John T. was born July 28, 1909, on the Harris family farm near Opelika to John T. and Mary Harris. He grew up on the Alabama farm and graduated from Branham and Hughes Military Academy of Spring Hill, Tenn., in 1928 and then attended and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1932 and concurrently received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. ...
City sees water deadline approaching
(Local News ~ 11/05/05)
McCook must have a deep well injection system for wastewater disposal in place by next summer if it is to meet the deadline next fall for bringing the city water supply into compliance with government standards. McCook City Council members are expected to discuss an update on the deep injection well process, as well as ratify new appointments on various boards, at their 7:30 p.m. meeting Monday at City Council chambers...
Candidate shares billionaire's concerns
(Local News ~ 11/05/05)
Omaha businessman Warren Buffett's optimism about America and American business is comforting, according to District 44 Legislative candidate Larry Harvey of McCook. However, Harvey said recently, Buffett's concerns about America are shared by many with much less money than the second-richest man in the country...
McCook fortunate to have been home for John T. Harris
(Editorial ~ 11/05/05)
With a booming voice, southern drawl and twinkling smile, John T. Harris made a lasting impression on all he met. It took only one encounter to make new acquaintances feel as if they had known John T. all their lives. That's why -- nearly a quarter of century after moving south to retire -- John T.'s death this week at age 96 was a major topic of discussion in McCook...
A birthday epiphany
(Column ~ 11/05/05)
I had a birthday a few weeks ago that was significant. Significant because I never thought I would live to be this old. I'm a child of the '60s and the motto through my late teens and into my '20s was to trust no one over 30. Now I'm twice that age and don't hardly know how to act. Never thought I would have to worry about it. But now I do...
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