Letters to the Editor
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To the Editor: As we observe National Foster Care Month, Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association reflects on the importance of the foster care system and its crucial role in the … more
Who is the mystery voice impersonator setting on Belle City Council? During the April 6, 2023 council meeting someone sounding like Barb Howarth made a suggestion to the effect that the empty lot … more
To the Editor: For your readers unfamiliar with it, a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (PBR) is a law that helps to secure the right of parents to have a major say in how their kids … more
Welcome to spring. I welcomed it with a coat and scarf. How did you welcome it in? Lately I feel like I’m living in Seattle instead of Wardsville, Missouri. This is March, and April is supposed … more
To the Editor: We were asked many times to respond to the acquisitions that were made by Joe Turnbough against the mayor and council members of the City of Belle. We feel that the best option is … more
It is time I explain my actions over the past few months. I am sorry things become so volatile that the previous council felt the best measure was to disband the Marshal’s Office and … more
To the Editor: For better or worse, Missouri voters legalized the sale of marijuana in November. The ballot initiative gave Missouri cities and counties authority to establish a local 3 percent … more
Since 1992, Maries Valley neighbors have had a progressive dinner. The yearly event gathers neighbors to visit and take turns hosting a different part of the dinner. Nina Stratman, “mayor … more
To the Editor:   As your readers know, I have a great interest in the Maries R-1 School District. I read Superintendent Messersmith’s presentation to the Board of Education … more
To the Editor: It’s another busy session in Jefferson City with bills that have been introduced, and some of those have already been through committees. Some of the most popular have to do … more
To the Editor: The people of Missouri have a history of supporting military veterans. For example, Governor Parson’s press release for last year’s Veterans Day: “On this … more
To the Editor: I have been watching with great interest the articles on Maries R-I school board discussions on unpaid lunch bills. I like board member Mike Kleffner and board member Kacie … more
To the Editor, Regarding Amendment 3, on the ballot this November, regardless of how you feel about the legalization of marijuana, this is not the proper way to go about it.  This … more
The City of Belle is proud to announce we are working hard and swiftly to reestablish the Belle Police Department.   There has been many hours of thought and research behind this decision. … more
To the Editor: When I was younger, I used to watch Nick News hosted by Linda Ellerbee — a news show geared towards children that aired on Nickelodeon in the early 2000s that discussed … more
The partnership between physicians and their patients is one built on confidence, mutual respect and honesty. When patients find physicians they value, these relationships are significant and often … more
Dear Editor,   It was my pleasure to speak at the Maries County Truman Day event last week in Vienna. I appreciate the opportunity to speak about democracy. I am glad you were there to … more
To the Editor: Your second amendment rights don’t stop at your property line. We live in a world where liberals call to defund our police and lawlessness runs rampant. Self defense … more
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