Category Archives: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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 […]

Proposition 2

Written on March 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm, by

Dear Editor: The purpose of this letter is first and foremost to encourage every Scotland County voter to exercise their right at the polls on April 5.  Secondly, my hope is that each voter gets the facts so they can be informed voters. Proposition 2 would address a number of issues the Scotland County R-1 […]

Brilliant!  Frugal!  Efficient! Needed! Smarter! 

Written on March 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

To all citizens of Scotland County: As a proud Scotland County resident, educator, and most importantly, parent of two recent SCR-I graduates, I write in earnest support of Proposition 2, which you will be asked to consider in a few short days. When I learned of this second appeal to the voters by our Board […]

These girls are good!

Written on March 8, 2016 at 7:44 pm, by

We’ve all had a few days to reflect on Saturday’s Class 2 quarterfinal game in Moberly where the Scotland County girls ended their season with a two-point loss to New Franklin, ending their stellar run with a final record of 28-2. We refer to the old ABC SPORTS opening billboard… “The thrill of victory… and […]

Potentate Politics

Written on February 3, 2016 at 12:45 am, by

(‘Potentate’ synonymous with ‘dictator’ meaning ‘a ruler who is unconstrained by law’,) State of the Union Address, January 29, 2014: Obama tells Congress that if they don’t do his bidding, his Administration will simply bypass them, and achieve his goals by Executive order.  This was received with wild adulation and applause by the Democrat side […]


Written on January 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm, by

I just want everyone to know how much improved the bus service has become with Clifford Ketchum as driver.  After a long absence, I decided to give ridership another try due strictly to his personal reputation as a kind gentleman and conscientious driver. And I was not disappointed. The old bus from a couple years […]


Written on January 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm, by

I was saddened to read your “What If” editorial of January 7, 2016. In it you compared the rights of homosexuals to the rights of Nazis, the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and Cardinal fans. Blacks, Jews and LBGT are classes of Americans protected by the Supreme Court. One is born Black, Jewish […]

Farewell MMS

Written on December 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm, by

Dear Editor, On December 17th, I retired from Memphis Medical Services.  There is no better time than now to say thank you for all those individuals who put their trust in me.  It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you as I served this community. I want to thank all of those […]