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Children’s Organ Transplant Association

Dear Editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant.  In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list.  But the child died before an organ became available.  Those […]

Parental Rights in Education

Do you have a child in the public school system? If so, do you realize you relinquished certain rights when you enrolled your child? That is what I was told when I notified the school that my child would not be taking the intrusive and indoctrinated Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia test. I sent in an […]

Life Isn’t Fair

Dear Editor, ‘Life Isn’t Fair’ — We’ve all heard it growing up and I know I’ve said it to my kid. It can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the circumstances. Drake, our black lab, was Samson’s dad. I remember the day we went out with Dave & Melinda for them […]

All for the price of a stamp…

All for the price of a stamp… Since our country was founded, the U.S. Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. Our original mandate called for an institution that would provide universal service to all Americans. That mandate is just as important to this nation today as it was over 240 […]

Home Runs and Errors

by Davis M. Burrus Yankee Stadium: June 3rd 1937 The legendary Josh Gibson is at the plate.  The fans suddenly hear the loud crack of the bat!  The ball just keeps going!  They are astonished to watch the ball soar 580 feet, to hit within two feet of the top of the façade at Yankee […]

Disgruntled natural gas customer

I want to thank Connie Rohrbah for her very informative letter to the editor recently, otherwise I would never had known about this 25% tax hike the natural gas company has extracted from me in the last year.  Also, I would not have known that the fat cats who are sitting on the Public Service […]

Inspirations

Choose this day whom ye will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15   Many years ago Joshua spoke these words to the Israelites when they had strayed away from God and were serving idols. Where are we today? Will we allow things and busyness to be […]

School Board

Dear Mr. Editor: January 25th through the 29th is School Board Recognition Week in Missouri. With this in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the seven current members of the Scotland County R-I School Board for their dedication to our school district. It is a difficult job and comes with many […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

URGENT! — SITED IN MEMPHIS MO VICINITY — BULLIED, JACKASS KICKED, SKUNKBIT, SOCIALIST HYENA! — SERIOUSLY PISSED — POSSIBLE CAUSE: RECENT ELECTION RESULTS — BE ON THE LOOKOUT — DANGEROUS & MEAN! — CAN BE OBSERVED CONTINUOUSLY SPITTING INTO THE WIND! — IF SPOTTED, APPROACH WITH CAUTION — Signed: ‘Public Servant’ Davis M. Burrus

True Satire

Dear Chris, Regarding your statement a few weeks ago about hoping nobody tries to burn down the restaurant, rest assured that you may call me for the bucket brigade if they do. As to your frequent correspondent who fancies himself a satirist, let me assure you most people are NOT too intellectually challenged to recognize […]

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