- Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse + Cape (7/9/18)4
- Dexter Bar-B-Que in Jackson moving location (7/12/18)1
- Voters to choose from crowded field for Scott County presiding commissioner (7/10/18)1
- Car packages: Local stores adding pickup services as part of nationwide trend (7/14/18)1
- Developer: Construction moving into new phases on Marriott (7/12/18)1
- New safety measures being put in place in Jackson School District (7/11/18)3
- Harbor Freight to open next week in Cape Girardeau (7/10/18)
- Former police officer, disabled vet vie for state representative seat (7/11/18)2
- Business Notebook: A flexible future: Yoga East Healing Arts Studio has a new owner in Sue Greenwood (7/9/18)
- 'It's just time': PFLAG chapter starting in Cape (7/6/18)35
Civil War memorial is inaccurate
On Sept. 26 the Missouri Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dedicated a monument to federal troops of Colonel Mulligan's Irish Brigade at the Battle of Lexington (Mo.) State Historic Site. The monument contained historical inaccuracies and was funded through the sale of a book that referred to Missourians as "Puke-ites."
Among the dignitaries speaking at the dedication was U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, who represents Missouri's 4th District and who, despite being informed of these facts, attended the event. In doing so, Skelton has decided to embrace revisionism instead of facts and has insulted not only those who reside in his district, but the entire state of Missouri as well.
Skelton is also an advocate of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., which leads one to ponder the true purpose of the organization and whether or not Skelton is representing Missourians or a bureaucracy whose sole purpose is to benefit the state of Kansas.
CLINT E. LACY, Press Officer, Col. John T. Coffee Camp 1934, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Marble Hill, Mo.