- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Sands Pancake House moving to Morgan Oak location (8/11/17)1
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Cape movie theater to feature recliners, new food and drink options (8/11/17)3
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)1
Majority in Oran is quietly thrilled
To the editor:
In response to the article in Monday's paper portraying Oran, Mo., as a "town divided": It seems those opposed to the police chief aren't as upset by the chief's manner of doing his job as much as they are upset that he is doing it. Certainly our country has a storied history of communities' resistance to and love affairs with lawmen. Oran's situation seems little different than the classic one where the small percentage of the community, the purveyors of the instrumentalities of outlaws and their clientele, are loudly pitted against the vast majority of folks who are quietly thrilled that someone is attempting to keep the peace and, overall, improve the quality of their lives. Until there are legitimate gripes claiming frequent violations of Oranians' Fourth Amendment rights, I say, "Keep up the good work, chief!"
KEITH ALLEN, Oran, Mo.