Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Memphis is my Mayberry

Written on January 29, 2019 at 11:44 am, by

By her kind offer and actions, Karri Feeney confirmed for me this month why I love Memphis Missouri and the Memphis Democrat. I am the grandson of Carl Pryor and Silas West, both veterans, buried at the Memphis cemetery. I donated to Wreaths Across America to have their two graves honored for Christmas 2018 as […]

Help for a Stranger

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:28 pm, by

I wanted to thank your Police Department. I had a tire blow out last week on Highway 136 just outside of Memphis.  Of course this had to happen in the middle of the night, and I know NO one in that area as I live over two hours away.  The Sheriff’s Office dispatch was able […]

Local Travelers Impressions of China

Written on January 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm, by

Currently, it seems easy for us to have negative thoughts about China – trade wars and all that. On a complete whim, I went to China November 21 – December 21, 2018, and want to share some of my impressions of the Chinese people and culture. I have been a farmer most of my life […]

Eternal Gift

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:38 am, by

I read the letter to the editor in last week’s paper and it started me thinking. I hear many times of things people wish for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They want them to grow up in a world free of cancer, a world where everyone has freedom, enough to eat, a world without wars. […]

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 […]