Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Building Up, Not Tearing Down

Written on August 6, 2019 at 3:49 pm, by

I have been a member of this community for over 38 years and have been an employee of Scotland County Hospital for 30 of those years. Over the years, I have seen many changes, some I whole-heartedly supported and some I did not agree with at all. However, the one constant is that I like […]

Hometown Paper

Written on August 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm, by

It was 50 years ago this month that my mother and father moved my brother and I from the place I called home for the first 14 years of my life. I recall, like it was yesterday, saying goodbye to classmates on the upper level sun deck of the swimming pool (yes, the old pool […]

Dazi Party

Written on August 6, 2019 at 11:55 am, by

I enjoyed your editorial last week. Some of us are going to miss your wisdom and common sense. Of course I’m not talking about the Trump haters and those who might lean toward the new “Dazi Party” (Democratic Socialsit), that’s their words not mine. P.S. I cannot use the words Socialist and Democratic together. That […]

Are We Problem Solving or Just Griping

Written on August 2, 2019 at 11:51 am, by

by Jim Nishida-Adams. I’ve been reading some of the recent letters to the editor, and it’s good to see people talking about the important issue of immigration. These letters can get pretty bitter too, and I start to wonder if people are looking for ways to solve problems or just let of some steam. I […]

Foster Parents

Written on July 30, 2019 at 9:20 am, 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 […]

One Nation Under God

Written on July 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm, by

This country was not founded by immigrants. This country was founded by God fearing people who prayed God would bless this country  and give them the freedoms they hoped for.  This Country is Great and will continue to be Great not by the ideals and values of immigrants  but by the ideals and moral values […]

Treatment of Immigrants

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm, by

Thank you Stan, for telling us how you feel about our current and proposed treatment of immigrants coming to America. I too am appalled that a country made up almost entirely of immigrants is allowing such actions. I say “our treatment” because, in this country, our silence is us agreeing with the actions of our […]

Reckless Comparisons of the Border Crisis to Concentration Camps and the Holocaust Are Unfortunate — And Dangerous

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

By Robert Romano Faced with an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration at the southern border — more than 350,000 people were apprehended between March and May entering the country illegally or seeking asylum, more than double the normal rate, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol — there has been a rash of reckless and […]

When I know?

Written on July 8, 2019 at 8:19 pm, by

The news media the last few weeks has been full of the nasty conditions some of the children trying to cross our southern border are being kept in. Many of us are sickened to hear of these reports. All of us, except the natives, are immigrants and/or descended from immigrants and we were welcomed to […]


Written on July 8, 2019 at 6:38 pm, by

What is one of the most important assets a community has? It is a hospital, our hospital. This hospital was a vision of people like Hollis Boyer and others. They along with past administrations made our hospital a reality. “Today, health care in rural Missouri is an economic and patient care challenge. As a whole, […]