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Today's Opinions

  • Woman kept husband and all but two teeth

    I came home from my honeymoon early because of a nasty toothache and Dr. Ira Adams pulled a bottom wisdom tooth for me. He pulled the other bottom wisdom tooth out the following week.
    Dr. Adams would say, “I’m not sure I ate all my Wheaties this morning to get the job done.” But he always did a beautiful job of pulling them.
    That was 36 years ago and I still have all of my other teeth and kept my husband, too.
    Dr. Adams was a good dentist.

    Mrs. Boyd Jordan
    Edgemoor
     

  • Dr. Adams good at calming fear of dentists

    When I was growing up, my family went to Dr. Ira Adams for dental work. I thought he was the best dentist. One time my mother asked my wife and me to go with her to Dr. Adams’ office with her. She needed about four teeth pulled and she was scared.
    When Dr. Adams called her back to the room, my mother asked him if it would hurt very much.
    “No ma’am, you won’t feel a thing,” he said.
    The last time I saw him was in a fast-food store. He loved to joke and cut up.

  • Dr. Adams gave so much of his time and talent

    Dr. Ira Adams was a good, caring and giving person. I know a lot of people who had fillings, cleanings and partials they didn’t pay a cent for. He gave of his time and talent, time and time again. He was a good friend to so many people.
    Dr. Adams loved flowers and he shared them as well. It wasn’t unusual for people to come out on a Sunday morning to find a big bunch of Gladiolas on the hoods of their cars.
    I often went by to see if Dr. Adams was in his yard at his office. He always had a new flower to show me. He was always working in his flowers.

  • Dr. Adams dedicated to helping other folks

    Lancaster County lost a true humanitarian with the recent death of Dr. Ira Adams.
    Ironically, Dr. Adams died earlier this month at his Meeting Street office, where he toiled tirelessly to help his patients have a better quality of life.
    Adams enjoyed his work and had a passion for helping others, whether it was in his Lancaster office or in a foreign county.
    Adams often took his practice to countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, where it was common for him to work until his supplies were exhausted.

  • Dream Team Foundation says thanks for support

    The Dream Team Foundation is a registered 501C3 nonprofit organization in Lancaster. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities through a variety of activities. We were formed in 2007 and will begin our fifth season in September.
    Our program is a free program for any Lancaster County youth between the ages of 6-21 who have any form of mental or physical disability. Our program is funded by donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

  • Time to reform pension system

    While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the state retirement system is among the most important challenges facing state government.
     State employees have 6.5 percent deducted from their paychecks to go toward their retirement benefits, and their employers contribute an even higher 9.68 percent toward those benefits. Employees expect the pension system to remain healthy so benefits will be there when they retire.

  • Mobley is right choice for USC trustees

    What might have been a possible negative result with the election of Greg Gregory to the S.C. Senate has become a real positive for Lancaster County.
    Last spring when Gregory was elected to the state senate, Lancaster County was able to hold its long link to the coveted seat in the state Legislature.
    At the same time, Gregory, with his return to the state Senate, had to yield his post on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

  • The good and bad of social networking

    We have become so dependent on social networking that functioning without it would be a real challenge – commercially and personally. We Facebook, Tweet and text almost nonstop. Social networking has so many positive attributes. It also has its bad side.
    If you read our July 10 edition of The Lancaster News, you saw some examples of the good and bad of social networking.