- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Children's exposure to meth via parents is growing; Mo. Children's Division seeing effects (9/18/16)8
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
Address verification not board's job
To the editor:
In response to the story "Bell City school funding case goes to attorney general's office": As I read the articles about Curtis Finney pushing the prosecutor and attorney general's office to remove the Bell City school board members from office, I can't help but think, "Thou protest too much."
Finney was a board member from 1995 to 1999, during which time five children who lived out of district attended that school. So if this type of thing is "gross public mistrust" and should be prosecuted, I think as spokesman for the committee of honest, legal, moral and ethical citizens that he should step down and add his name to the list of people to be prosecuted. Or admit that the board's job is not to drive around and check addresses.
Maybe the state could take money from our children's education and make a position available within the schools for address verification. That would really help our communities, wouldn't it? Do cheating accusations only come into the picture when there's a personal vendetta or can we slander anyone at any time?
DOTTIE DAMES, Advance, Mo.