Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pipeline Concerns

Written on November 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm, by

To the Editor: I teach science to a group of homeschooled kids in grades one through four. Last week, as part of a lesson on food webs, I asked them to think of an issue they cared about and to write persuasive letters that argued their point. The children chose to write their letters to […]

Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans

Written on September 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm, by

I am writing today to inform the public in regards to Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. There are many adults that have Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, but I am going to let you know that they are not the same. Medicare is the traditional program that is directly administered through the federal government. Medicare […]

Mean and Meandering Meanings

Written on August 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm, by

I shed a tear in my beer the other day, when I thought about how misunderstood the lowly liberal is here in America.  And so the story goes… Recently, a friend of mine, who goes by the name of Mr. Ron Alexander, wrote a pretty good letter to the editor.  I thought it was a […]

What America needs is a good Irish nun to stand up to bully Donald Trump

Written on July 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm, by

A dear friend of mine, Irish writer Dermot McEvoy, recently wrote an article first published in Irish Central which I consider one of the best ever on the subjects of anti-bullying and Donald Trump.  It’s a two-fer! Dermot was born in Ireland and moved with his family to the US at the age of four. […]

What a “liberal” is.

Written on July 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm, by

In July 21’s Democrat Ron Alexander, bless his heart, seems to have no idea of what a “liberal” is. A liberal may be a Republican, Democrat, Green Party or any just plain citizen. The word liberal is not a dirty word and in fact it probably is most appropriate to describe a good Christian man […]

White Friend, Where to Begin…

Written on July 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm, by

White Friend, Where to Begin… Taken from the Blog Run the Race, published by former SCR-I graduate Nicki (Webber) Moore who currently serves as the Athletic Director for the University of North Carolina.  “Black people don’t need to be convinced that anti-black racism, structural inequity and skin privilege are facts; white people do… White people have […]

Clarity, Conviction and Integrity

Written on July 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm, by

Missouri desperately needs leaders of clarity, conviction and integrity. This year, we’re blessed to have an excellent slate of conservative candidates for statewide office. While any of them would be far more capable than their liberal counterparts, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. For the past eight years, we’ve seen the […]

Downing House

Written on June 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm, by

Dear Mr. Editor: Our Downing House Museum volunteers (Julie Clapp, Anna Lynn Kirkpatrick, Janet Hamilton, Melissa Miller, Holly Harris, Lynnette Dyer, and I) just completed tours of all of the buildings at the museum complex for our 123 Scotland County R-I Summer School students and 10 staff members. We were so amazed and delighted with […]


Written on April 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm, by

Former President Jimmy Carter stated recently that America has become an oligarchy. Largely this country is being run by the rich and powerful to benefit themselves alone (in general, as a group) at the cost of anyone who stands between them and their mad pursuit of profit no matter who they have to bleed dry […]

Prop 2

Written on April 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm, by

Chris, Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion. When Prop 2 was voted down, it literally hit close to home for me. My wife is the grade school counselor, one daughter is our school’s speech therapist while the other daughter is one of our physical therapists, and I am a baseball coach. I know […]