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To the Editor:

Mr. Neczypor has asked me to get treatment of TDS (Letters, Sept. 5). I did and got a serious dose of DT (Dump Trump). You quoted Thomas Jefferson so I will use the same quote.

"Mark all the Black applications asking for an apartment with a C."

"The Central Park 5 are still guilty."

"Obama was born in Kenya."

"I can grab women's private parts with impunity"

"The judge is a Mexican."

"The Mexicans are bringing crime. They're rapists."

"McCain is not a hero. I only like people who are not captured.

"I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering and dancing as World Trade Center was coming down."

"Mocking a disabled reporter."

"A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

"Putin's running his country and at least he's a leader."

"He [Putin] told me he didn't interfere with our elections and I believe him."

"I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?"

And like you, I could go on and on. I think I made my point.

Addressing his lies. All politicians lie sometimes but he puts them all to shame. He tells many lies per day. Doesn't this bother you?

Trump is a xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, Putin-loving, dangerous, hated person and I can go on ad infinitum.

Obama inherited a failed economy from Bush and turned it around. Trump inherited a growing economy which would have continued under any president.

Murray Weiner

Hilton Head Island

To the Editor:

The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC) wishes to acknowledge and thank Women in Philanthropy of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for a $15,500 grant to refurbish our Mobile Clinic.

Established in 2009, our mobile clinic has assisted more than 6,000 women in outlying areas of Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Over nine years, the exterior paint has faded and, in some places, is peeling. The interior also needs significant refurbishing to offer our clients the atmosphere of respect and dignity they deserve.

We are extremely grateful that Women in Philanthropy recognizes the importance of greeting women in an environment that reflects the quality of medical care given by the professional staff of the PCCLC.

As a result of their generosity, our clients will continue to receive the first-rate care they have always received, but now it will be given in a first-rate clinic.

This awesome gift is such a beautiful confirmation of how women can love and assist one another. This is especially important when the uninsured, or underinsured and-or underserved women are in genuine need of the support and assistance of the more fortunate women in our communities.

Clinic days are on Mondays, in Hardeeville at Price Wise Supermarket on Main Street; on Tuesdays, in Ridgeland, at 11332 N. Jacob Smart Blvd.; and on Wednesdays, in Bluffton at BJVIM, 29 Plantation Park, Units 601-604. All three clinics are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our sincere thanks to this remarkable group of women for their incredible generosity and caring.

James F. Berl, Chairman of the Board

Pam Rice, Executive Director

To the Editor:

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is described as a more rapid loss of one's short term memory as compared with normal memory decline that we all experience during aging.

Simply stated, MCI can be described as early onset of dementia, a general term to describe a decline in memory retention and, later, motor skills, which might interfere with daily life. It develops in stages with 60 percent to 80 percent of the cases advancing to Alzheimer's, a disease that is affecting an increasing number of Americans.

In our 62nd year of marriage we want to share with all of you some constructive suggestions that has helped make our journey a more pleasant, happier experience.

First, understand, dementia - just like diabetes - presently has no cure. Early clinical detection, prescription medications and supplements, as well as life-changing adjustments, can help.

Personally, my wife and I are convinced that the steps we have taken have contributed to slowing down her memory loss. Those include physical activities such as golf, tennis, swimming, biking, walking, gardening and aerobic exercises; social interaction such as singing in a choir, dancing, word puzzles, games and diet recommendations from the neurologist; family acknowledgement and involvement, and a genuine loving partnership.

Finally, for spouses and those who have a relationship with a care receiver, don't attempt to go it alone; get professional help. While a volunteer at Memory Matters, I found this local organization to be an excellent reference for information while offering a variety of support programs.

Most important, maintain a positive attitude!

Earle and Nancy Everett

Moss Creek

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