Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gift of a Livable World

Written on December 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm, by

Dear Editor, As we head into the holiday season of gift-giving, I think about the greatest gift I can give my four beautiful grandchildren. This year, that gift is, without a doubt, the possibility of a livable world. The 4th National Climate Assessment, recently released by the Trump Administration, describes a world that is becoming […]

Adoption Awareness Month

Written on November 20, 2018 at 11:41 am, by

There are currently around 1,700 children and youth in Missouri who are unable to return to their biological parents and are in need of adoptive parents to provide a permanent home and a family to help them move forward in their life. To help bring awareness to these children, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation […]

Dignity and Character

Written on November 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm, by

To our community, There are two men that I quote on a regular basis, my dad and Abraham Lincoln. Not just for their knowledge, but because I’ve come to understand and respect their dignity and character. Recently, my law class students had the privilege of touring the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in St […]

Electronic Health Records

Written on September 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm, by

Dear Mr. Feeney, Thank you for allowing me to respond to Cody Arnold’s Letter to the Editor.  I was devastated that Mr. Arnold took the opposite intent that was meant.  I called him and personally apologized for a printed communication that could have been better. The synopsis did not reflect my intent.  Mr. Arnold and […]

Setting the Record Straight

Written on August 30, 2018 at 8:57 am, by

Dear Editor, This is a response to the SCH Board Meeting notes from July 26th, 2018, which were published in the Memphis Democrat on August 16th, 2018. Specifically, I want to set the record straight regarding the quote by Dr. Tobler to the Board of Directors, where he stated the reason for SCH failing to […]

Foster Parents

Written on August 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm, by

Dear Editor, The Missouri Children’s Division would like to thank everyone in Clark, Schuyler, and Scotland Counties for their generosity and support of foster families during our foster parent appreciation event this year.  We have outstanding foster parents and it was a wonderful opportunity to recognize their dedication to helping children in foster care. We […]

Small Town Service

Written on August 14, 2018 at 10:49 am, by

Dear Editor, On July 6th, 2018, we were traveling eastbound on Highway 136 west of Memphis, MO with our 12-year-old granddaughter in the back seat of our Mustang GT convertible. The top was down and we were enjoying the ride until a deer jumped into our path. The deer was killed and our Mustang was […]

Voting No on Proposition A

Written on July 31, 2018 at 6:51 pm, by

Dear Mr. Editor: I feel that defeating Proposition A is important to Missouri, but especially to the families that depend on wages earned for skilled and professional services. Voting NO, on Proposition A is to overturn the contested legislation, Senate Bill 19, which would enact a right-to-work law to mandate that no person can be […]

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Written on June 28, 2018 at 8:56 am, by

I am what some folks here would call an “outsider;” one from California at that. But before I go on, I must tell you that I am really a Missouri girl, having been born in Kirksville in a hospital that is long gone, to a mother that was born and raised in Granger and Memphis, […]

Irritable Jowl Syndrome

Written on May 24, 2018 at 12:36 pm, by

I once made a ‘feller’ down around Rutledge, MO so mad, with one of my letters to the editor, that he went into the “Constricting Heaves”, which then caused “Abdominal Vapors”, complicated by “Carbonic Bunions” on his toes! He hopped around for three weeks, like a ‘Frozen Toed Rooster’, until he finally calmed down! Yes, […]