Who are the freeloaders?

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Some of the biggest freeloaders are the businesses who are not paying their workers a living wage. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation it would be between $11 and $12 instead of less than $8.

Many of those on food stamps and other assistance work very hard. They are your fast-food workers and many others who serve you every day.

These businesses who are paying workers less than $11 – $12 a day are some of the biggest freeloaders.

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So, the next time you eat off the dollar menu think! Would it perhaps be better if workers were paid fairly and subsidies ended and your burger was $1.50?

Michael Mullen


CHHS Trojans celebrate homecoming week

At Charles Henderson High School, we are excited about the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

We find ourselves at the end of our first nine week grading period and we are striving to make our community proud in all of our endeavors. Charles Henderson High School has a proud tradition that everyone is committed to honoring today. Everyone at Charles Henderson High School proudly walks the halls and the campus revering all of those who came before us.

Homecoming 2012 is being celebrated this week.

We have enjoyed our traditional bonfire on the campus of Charles Henderson High School and have embarked on a new tradition.

Our students proudly wore the orange and blue at the stadium pep rally located at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

These events allow our students to embrace what makes Charles Henderson so special.

We extend to everyone an open invitation to attend the CHHS Homecoming Assembly, Homecoming Parade, and the football contest that will cap our Homecoming festivities. The following events will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012:

• CHHS Homecoming Assembly 2012: 10 a.m. at Wagoner Hall – CHHS

• CHHS Homecoming Parade 2012: 3 p.m. in Downtown Troy

• CHHS vs. Headland High School 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Homecoming and look forward to seeing everyone at our events on Friday!


Boyd K. English, Ed.D

Principal, CHHS