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Letters to the Editor
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Vote for Our Children

To the Editor: “The Children of Our Community Deserve a Good Halloween” rightly identified the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our children and grandchildren.  Not … more

It's OK to Vote Third Party


To the Editor: My friend Taffy Wallace and I have the debate, in each presidential election, in the Howard County Progressives group, over strategic voting as to the third parties--in this case … more

Adults Should Lead

To the Editor: I thank Justin for the article on the front page of the last newspaper regarding Halloween.  Children do deserve to observe holidays and special events and times in their … more

Support for Flaspohler

To the Editor: When I was little, I liked to wear plain black tennis shoes with Velcro straps on them. My peers would sometimes tease me, claiming I didn’t know how to tie my own shoes. Of … more

Foreign ownership and Amendment 3 are both Bad Ideas


To the Editor: As a family farmer here in Missouri, I’ve seen first-hand how complicated politics surrounding agriculture policy can get, and the way things interconnect, even when, at first … more

I will vote YES on Amendment 3

To the Editor:
 I have been reading and listening to both proponents and opponents of Amendment 3 and trying to decipher the amendment.
 I am thankful to our paper for publishing the … more

Recommend Clark for Coroner

To the Editor: I recommend and commend for Howard County Coroner Trisha Clark. This is a no brainer. She actually brings to the county critical professional knowledge, skills, and proven extensive … more

Donate to the American Legion

To the Editor: Hi folks. It was brought to my attention that we neglected to share our contact information in order to send donations to our post. Please write checks out to The American Legion … more

Question for third-party voters

To the Editor: I have a question for all Third Party voters: Now that it is certain that no Third Party candidate can be elected President this November, why not give your support to one of the … more

Amendment 3

To the Editor:

In 2018 the voters of Missouri passed the “CLEAN Amendment” by an overwhelming 2/3 majority. This amendment created a sensible, non-partisan method for drying up state … more

Congrats to Advertiser for ‘Best Of’ Award

To the Editor: What a wonderful and well-deserved honor to be voted “Best Small Town Newspaper in Missouri” by Missouri Life! Now the hard work and expertise of your staff can be … more

Post Office not government funded

To the Editor: Contrary to popular belief, the Post Office is not government-funded. Like any non-profit, it must have enough income to cover expenses. The Post Office charges us for postage and … more

Urges to Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 3

To the Editor: Politicians continue to sabotage the will of the people.  We saw it with the Confined Animal Feeding Operation vote and here we go again with Amendment 3.  On the … more

Bad Roads-NewTruck

To the Editor:  Fayette council approval to purchas a new truck for $25,000 for police. Jeff said road are so rouch that can’t drive cars on them but it is OK for us to drive on. So how … more

Sparkle in the Fayette City Park 2020

Letter to the Editor: We are pleased to announce that Sparkle in the Park will be happening in 2020!! Lights will go on December 1st and stay on through December 31st. Most of the organizations … more

Living in New Franklin costing more

To the Editor: New Franklin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to their thirst for money. Just a few months ago the voters in New Franklin wisely rejected an increase in a tax. Then … more

Not notified of fugitive manhunt

To the Editor: This past Labor Day (September 7th) a person was killed at Franklin, Missouri. According to the account in the local paper, law enforcement was notified about 5:00 p.m. I assume a … more

County assessor asks to limit in-person business

To the Editor:  As we head into tax season, I would like to share a few changes to our office. The office will be open our normal business hours (M-F 8:00-4:30) however the doors will remain … more

Thoughts on upcoming election

To the Editor:    There are two distinctly opposed mindsets characterizing voters in this election. One is: I want government to protect my rights. Equal rights, voter’s rights, … more

Stealing Political Signs is a Crime

To the Editor: 

Defacing, destroying, or stealing political signs is not a prank. It’s a crime. It's a crime against private property to be sure, but it is also a crime against the electoral … more
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