Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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, […]

Tick-Tock Climate

Written on May 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm, by

Dear Editor, I read with interest last week’s article entitled “Ticks Can Carry Many Diseases” highlighting the latest study by the Centers for Disease Control.   As someone diagnosed with Lyme Disease, (but, fortunately, not exhibiting symptoms), I very much appreciate Scotland County Health Department’s advisory to residents.  I’m wondering how many of your readers, like […]

The Board of One Accord

Written on May 8, 2018 at 6:03 pm, by

I’m not a resident of the metropolis of Memphis, Missouri.  I do inhabit the environs nearby, and I have owned some property within the city limits. I noticed the headline recently, on the front page of the Memphis Democrat.  “City Marshal Post “Remains in Question Following April Election”. I will pose the question… what’s the […]

Child Abuse Prevention

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:58 am, by

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to help promote healthy families and prevent child abuse. This month and throughout the year, the Missouri Department of Social Services encourages everyone in the state to play a role in making Missouri a better place […]

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 […]