Letter to the Editor

Irreplaceable me

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Editor,

All of us would like to think that we are indispensable. My dog, Harry, thinks I'm perfect and irreplaceable, especially when I feed him his favorite treat. However, a short drive past the cemetery proves the opposite, that we are all replaceable.

Dr. Chips and Dr. Tubbs have done an exemplary job of successfully guiding the Mid-Plains area, but they have had help. A dedicated staff, enthusiastic instructors, hard-working maintenance people, committed foundations and a brilliantly-led board of governors have all helped to keep Mid-Plains and our college on a bright and visionary path.

I have now spent almost a year serving on the Mid-Plains Board of Governors. The men and women on that board are passionate about the success and growth of our college.

The board will seek and find very qualified leaders to usher the college successfully forward. With new administrators comes new ideas, new enthusiasm and new opportunities.

Again, if you are still convinced that a particular person or persons are irreplaceable, just take a trip past the cemetery. In that hallowed ground, plenty of irreplaceable people now rest.

As for me, I'm keeping my dog. Harry still thinks I'm indispensable and perfect, just as long as I have on hand lots of treats.

Replaceable me.

Michael E. Owens, DDS

McCook, Nebraska

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