Obama on Islamic radicalism
In 2010, President Obama had the words "Islamic Radicalism" removed from U.S. government documents, including the central document outlining national security strategy. The former Bush Doctrine of preventive war stated, "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century."...
Death with Dignity bill
I'm writing to bring awareness on the need to support House Bill 307 Missouri Death with Dignity. Death with Dignity is not a choice of death over life. It is an option for mentally competent adults who are dying that gives them the same freedom of choice in dying as they had while living. ...
Focus on city streets
Does anyone besides me think that instead of spending money on a sports complex, which we could do without (we are NOT all sports fans), it would be much better to fix our terrible streets? One of my neighbors ruined her car on a huge pothole. I will not vote for a tax increase for street repair when the city obviously has money for frivolous projects like a sports complex. Perhaps we need more sensible heads on the city council...
Outstanding obit for Ray Owen
Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted in response to the obituary on B. Ray Owen: Your terrific storytelling makes me feel like I've known Ray Owen for years -- or makes me wish that I had. As a longtime ink-stained (now pixilated) wretch myself, I guess that I've known my share of Rays -- great, dedicated editors who give a newspaper its identity, its pulse; lovers of words, keepers of the faith...
Visit First Friday with the Arts
Have you ever been downtown on the evening of a First Friday? Local galleries and studios started First Friday with the Arts in 2003 as a way to engage the community with the arts. As of Jan. 1, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is excited to announce that it has become the coordinator of First Friday with the Arts...
Tax and spend is bipartisan
The tea party was formed near the end of the George W. Bush administration because many Republicans felt federal spending was excessive. They felt the Republican Party had strayed from its roots and they cited the Iraq War, Medicare Part D and the bank bailouts as examples. ...
Solutions offered for immigration
Despite support from both parties, the House of Representatives failed to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate. President Obama took common-sense steps to fix our broken immigration system. 1) Our current system has no physical way to equitably address the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S...
Thanks to board members
The week of Jan. 25-31 was proclaimed School Board Member Appreciation Week, and on behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, students and parents of the Nell Holcomb R-IV School District, I would like to sincerely thank the following school board members for their dedication, support and work:...