Letters to the Editor
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To the Editor: You may be seeing people collecting signatures in our area. This initiative would allow Missouri voters to once again CHANGE our Missouri CONSTITUTION. This means it will be … more
In response to last week’s newspaper article (March 13), “Maries County prosecutor delays filing MSHP probable cause statement against Belle officer”, I would like to provide some … more
To the Editor: I am writing to you today, citizens of Belle, to ask you to take a serious look at the people you are electing to the City of Belle government. Our citizens have grown comfortable … more
My dime at the end of the day I get very frustrated every time I read an article in the Advocate newspaper about the city of Belle’s alleged violations of the Sunshine Laws. Why … more
To the editor: I was saddened to read Wilburn Rowden’s obituary in the Maries County Advocate. Because of my friendship with the Rowden family, I included Wilburn C. Rowden along with … more
Another Sisters Day has come and gone. That’s 2 of 12. One quick question before I begin…there seems to be a fever bug going around Jeff City. I was just wondering if it is going around … more
The February meeting under new business started with a first and second reading to enact a new Ordinance No. 629 — Establishing Public Participation During Board Meetings. It went into … more
For the sake of our city please don’t stop paying attention I have heard a lot of talk about the Belle City Council meeting that happened February 12. Some people are saying that we were … more
The first Sisters Day of the New Year has come and gone. The frigid weather on Jan. 16 didn’t deter any of us from showing up at the home of Shirely Huffman, our hostess for the day. Everyone … more
BELLE — Do some of our current city council members try to insult our intelligence? Yes. I think they do. Please read Ordinance Section 110.050 Mayor and Board — Duties. I understand that … more
A response to last weeks editorial on student loans I grew up as a very poor child near Vienna, Mo., and I went to Bend School, a one-room school for all of my elementary education. I walked a … more
Bills have been introduced in the Missouri legislature that would allow individuals with a concealed carry permit to bring firearms on public transit buses, vans, trains and other spaces owned or … more
Today we are gathering to celebrate the last Sisters Day of 2023. Where has the year gone? It seems like only a couple of months ago I welcomed us to the start of the new year and next month I will … more
Editor’s Note: The following is a response to Maries County Chief Deputy Scott John’s Letter to the Editor in the   Dec. 13 edition of the Maries County Advocate . In response … more
Chief Deputy responds to accusations The following letter was posted around 6 a.m. on Dec. 11 on Scott John For Maries County Sheriff Facebook page. Maries County Chief Deputy John is responding … more
Over the past few weeks I have witnessed a large number of pickup trucks and cars speeding on the county road on which I live. I would guess that my gravel road is not unique to speeders but the … more
What a beautiful fall day. I’m heading out to Sisters Day. Lucy is our hostess so I’m on my way to Vienna. Overall, it was an uneventful trip. I did have one moment when I just had to … more
To the Editor: I am writing in response to the “Guest Commentary: Challenges of teaching in Missouri don’t outweigh massive benefits” by Gary Ritter for The Missouri … more
Dear Fellow Maries County Citizens, I am writing on behalf of the Vienna Senior Center, a part of Aging Best. Our organization assists with the needs of older persons in Maries County. Some of … more
How time flies. Sisters’ Day is here again and so is cooler weather. I am really enjoying it. It is my turn to play hostess. It seems the older I get the harder it gets to get everything ready. … more
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