Letters to the Editor
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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
We are all proud to be an American. There are special days that we honor and recognize our veterans. There are those who have served and those who made it a career. There are Prisoners of War (POW), … more
COLUMBIA — During drought, plants and livestock suffer. So do farmers. Life in rural America can be rough, especially when weather-related events such as drought and flood put crops and … more
True patriots of this country must ask themselves, who is the strongest, most knowledgeable person to fix the innumerable disasters the Biden administration has caused? Biden’s killing of … more
To the Editor: First and foremost, we like living in Belle. We moved here by choice in 1997 and have no reason to leave. It appears to me that the city of Belle has an abundance of … more
Dear Editor, In August of 2022, I like all of you other Catholics received information on the changes coming to the Stewardship Program. I was also hearing complaints from people in … more
After my letter concerning the Maries R-1 lunch program appeared in a recent Maries County Advocate, I have had communication from Mrs. Teresa Messersmith, Maries R-1 superintendent. In my … more
Pam Hale was right three times today! That’s for you, Darrell. We just wanted you to know she can be right sometimes. Now back to the beginning.   Here we are in the last half of … more
To the Editor: “Marijuana is not safe. It can kill you.” It most certainly can. But then again, so can sharing our nation’s roadways with people who run red lights or … more
I want to address your article in the Maries County Advocate on July 12, concerning the lunch program at Maries R-1. I see no problem with the small price increase on lunches. If the parents are … more
To the Editor: I try to attend all the city meeting both regular and special called. What concerns me is the special meeting scheduled for June 26 that was canceled on the City of Belle FB page … more
To the Editor: Just had to drop in and say that article was one of the dumbest things I’ve read all year. It’s so dumb (the AMPLE use of false logical parallels is what first struck … more
I have decided not to seek re-election after my term expires January 1, 2025.   I have proudly served as an elected law enforcement officer since 2005 and you elected me to be your sheriff in … more
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
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