Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SCH Swing-Bed Unit Hitting Home Runs

Written on April 23, 2018 at 8:43 am, by

Dear Editor, Every day I work with people across the lifespan who are trying to navigate the world of healthcare.  My daily job is made up of working with health insurance, doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers, and it still overwhelms me when it is my healthcare or that of someone I love. Recently, I […]

OPIOD Terror Story

Written on March 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm, by

“NO MORE OPIODS” said the DEA, government officials- mostly senators on C-Span, which aired on TV from 12 a.m. -2 a.m. Their reasoning was to take OPIODS away from 18-24 year olds who were committing suicide. This meeting was the 1st of December, 2017. Nothing was said about chronic pain patients who depended on them […]

Honoring Local Veterans

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm, by

Dear Editor, Saturday was Veterans Day. All around the country, groups of people and organizations paid tribute to our veterans. In Scotland County there are many to be recognized and rightly so. But have you ever asked yourself, what about Charles Thomas Moore? He was killed in Vietnam saving many lives as a combat medic […]

Fire Gear

Written on October 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm, by

I have kids who are voluntary fire and rescue. It has been brought to my attention that not only did the fire department need to replace a fire truck they are in dire need of replacing bunker gear that ranges from 10 to 30 years old and should be retired after 10 year. The problem […]

We Need a Solution for our Counties

Written on October 31, 2017 at 11:27 am, by

by Rep. Craig Redmon Over the past several months, a headline has made it into newspapers large and small, making an impression on the constituents and law enforcement officers who have brought it to my attention. The Missouri Department of Corrections has a backlog of payments on county jail reimbursements, money that should be going […]

Tax Reform Should Put Missouri’s Working Families First

Written on October 31, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill I’ve done a lot of town halls around Missouri—nearly 50 of them just this year—many in rural areas that remind me of where I grew up, in Houston, and Lebanon, Missouri. These are communities of working families, some of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck, trying to earn enough money to pay […]

‘Flag’ Football

Written on October 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm, by

I happened to be in attendance at a high school football game on a Friday night recently. It was a “home” game for the Scotland County Tigers, battling the South Shelby Cardinals. I like to watch the guys give it their all, no matter if they win or if they lose. They compete for all […]

Rural Cemeteries

Written on October 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm, by

Dear Editor, Kudos to Dr. Larry Wiggins, DVM; to Ron Henkenius of Memphis Funeral Home (see Memphis Democrat, May 18, 2017); and any others who worked on the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery this spring. It is much improved since the end of March when my husband and I explored it to locate family stones. At […]

Keep up the good work

Written on October 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm, by

My husband and I make a trip to Memphis at least once a month. We enjoy stopping at Lacey’s and having breakfast.  We have gotten to know Justina, which turns out, I work with her father, Steve.  Her husband, Josh, works with my daughter and son-in-law. I also work with your mayor, William Reckenberg.  I […]

Local Reader Recognizes Heroes of Memphis Present

Written on October 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm, by

Dear Editor, October 13th and 14th there will be a candlelit tour of Memphis past, through a tour of museums: the Downing House, the Memphis Depot, the Carriage House, Summer Kitchen, the Boyer House, and the Barnett Statue. Thinking about Memphis history led me to consider heroes of Memphis present: Thirty-five years ago, Harlo Donelson […]