Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 14:04
Written by Giles County Observer
Am I the only person who finds it strange that numerous large corporations have canceled medical insurance coverage for their retirees? My former company included, I have three close friends who've shared the same story with me about their companies canceling health insurance coverage for retirees.
Additionally, has anyone heard about this on the major TV networks, newspapers, or gossip on the street? Why such a big secret?
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Published on Monday, March 16 2009 15:19
Written by Doug Turner
I spent my youth in Pearisburg, Virginia where I attended public school until I graduated from Giles High School in 1962. I married Marjorie Whitlow, who lived in Rich Creek, Virginia and graduated from Narrows High School in 1962. We spent 38 years in the Hampton Roads Virginia area where we raised our daughter, Tamara Michelle. Marjorie worked at NASA and I was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding until our retirement, upon which we left our professional careers, all of the traffic congestion, and returned to “God’s Country” here in Giles County. We’ve never looked back and are thankful we were able to return to Giles County where Marjorie’s mother and two of her sisters reside. Both of my parents are deceased. Retirement is great but I found that I couldn’t play enough golf to satisfy my desire to be accomplished in some fashion, which obviously wasn’t golf. Volunteer work has been a favorite way for me to spend my time, but once again I felt the need to do more and it took me a couple of years of living in Giles County to realize I had an intense desire to try to make a positive difference in the lives of Giles County citizens. The one way I felt I could make such a difference was to become informed about county issues, both important and routine issues, so I could inform citizens who don’t have the time to attend Board of Supervisor meetings and other important county administration meetings.
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