Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm, by

Doctor Tobler, on behalf of the Board, sent the following letter in response to my Request of Proposals (RFP’s), It reads: Re:  Request for Public Records, March 28, 2019 Dear Ms. Shultz, I am the custodian of records for the Scotland County Hospital District (the “Hospital”). This will confirm that on March 28, 2019 I […]

S.C.M.H. – Our Hospital

Written on April 9, 2019 at 4:23 pm, by

Outsourcing of jobs and services is becoming the norm at the hospital. What business agreements arrangements have been put in place affecting our hospital and community. The following request was presented to the board and administrator at the March 28th board meeting. A request for a public forum to address issues had been presented to […]

Health Department Tax

Written on March 26, 2019 at 4:16 pm, by

Dear Editor, As the Administrator of the Scotland County Health Department for the last 25 years and an employee for a total of 31 years I feel obligated to speak directly to the people of Scotland County regarding their health department services and the upcoming ballot issue. The one thing I hear most often is […]

Hospital Already Holds Monthly Public Meetings

Written on March 6, 2019 at 3:44 pm, by

Dear Editor: Missouri’s Sunshine Law is the embodiment of Missouri’s commitment to openness in government. Scotland County Hospital & Clinics is designated as a District Hospital and a Political Subdivision, with elected Board of Directors as such. Our board meetings are open to the public. Every answer to all questions posed in Mrs. Shultz’s Letter […]

A Chill Wind for Sexual Assault Victims

Written on March 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm, by

by Scott Dalrymple You may have heard of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in higher education. Most people associate Title IX with college athletics, and that’s true:  we must provide substantially similar opportunities to both male and female athletes. But there’s much more to Title IX than that.  Among other things, […]


Written on February 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm, by

Our family is thankful to have S.C.M.H. We are blessed to have quality doctors. Doctors: Davis, Wilson, Martin, Hoyal, Nissembaum, Rollins, Miller-Parrish, Baily and others have brought David thru numerous critical and acute health issues. The Nursing Staff, along with Radiology, Lab, OT, PT have provided consistent quality care over the years. This letter is […]


Written on February 26, 2019 at 4:41 pm, by

I do hope the person who picked up a black billfold in the parking lot at Gas-N-More on Valentine’s Day reads this.  I am so thankful to you for your honesty.  When I realized I did not have my billfold, I was not as concerned about the cash, as I was my driver’s license and […]

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 […]