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My Thoughts…. ECC Closing Sullivan/Alderman Michael Ryan Jr./New Web/E-Edition Coming

By James B. Bartle As the weeks and years continue to roll by, I often realize that as an Editor, I really should get myself disciplined to writing an editorial each week. The problem I have is that I feel some things are better left unsaid, I shouldn’t express my opinions or thoughts every week as people may get bored, but this week I felt compelled to write about three things weighing heavy on... 

Same Show, Different Day

Dear Editor, I commend Missouri Senator Schatz for coming to the aide of the boat owners in  Missouri, but I have a gripe that affects many more people than the boat owners. I’m talking about the Television Industry.  What or who is the watchdog of that industry?  Let me say now that who or what that is supposed to do that job…..IS FAILING. For years, I have been forced to pay for “gosh... 

March 8, #daywithoutawoman

Dear Editor, In this era of attack on rights of all kinds it is absolutely necessary to raise awareness and protest this war on the rights of all human beings and specifically women.  The Women’s March on Washington is especially concerned about equity, justice and the human-rights of women and all gender oppressed people. March 8, was declared a #Daywithoutawoman. Perhaps you haven’t... 

Flower Thief

Dear Editor, Over the past year, my family has had several expensive flower arrangements stolen off the graves of our loved ones at the I.O.O.F Cemetery here in Sullivan. Also, a couple of our friends have had the same problem. I don’t  know if anything can be done about this, but it is very sad that people have to steal flowers off of the graves. I think the public should be aware of this. Kent... 

Top Ten Academic

Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate the R-16 Strain-Japan School District for the great job they have done with their students. The article and picture on the front page of the Sunday Post Dispatch was something to be very proud of. The teaching staff has done an excellent job helping our children learn. Strain-Japan students have appeared many times on Sullivan High School’s “Top Ten Academic”... 

Thank You To Our Wonderful Community From The Sullivan Fire Department

Thank You Dear Editor, On behalf of the Sullivan Fire Protection District, we’d like to say Thank You to our wonderful community.  Time after time, I’m amazed at the outpouring of generosity of this community.  Specifically, for the Santa Sleigh events, we had local businesses like McDonald’s and Imo’s donate food to the firemen, so they could have something hot to eat before heading out... 

Du Kum Inn Is Extraordinary

Dear Editor, I live in Madison Wisconsin and in 2014 spent Christmas in Arkansas. On the way, my husband and I stayed overnight in the lovely city of Sullivan and ate breakfast at the Du Kum Inn. They had little calendars with lovely scenes for each month by their cash register and I picked up two for 2015, sending one to my elderly friend in San Diego, CA and keeping one for myself. My friend, Ramona,... 

Sullivan Middle School Commended

Dear Editor, This correspondence is in regards to the exceptional athletic event hosted by Sullivan Middle School for the boys 7th and 8th grade basketball game held on Dec. 6, 2016. I would personally welcome the opportunity to commend Sullivan Middle School Staff and Players for the impeccable display of sportsmanship and social responsibility I have ever seen at a Middle School Interscholastic event.... 

Beyond Our Control

Dear Editor: This past week something strange happened to me. Not once, but several times. I was told that God had elected Donald Trump to the presidency. I was surprised and dumbfounded by this statement and replied, “No.  You elected Trump”. I was then reminded of the gospel writings where Paul was anti-christian and God saved him, of Peter denying Christ three times and also being saved... 

A Look Ahead To The November Ballot Issues

November will give voters the opportunity to decide important races for the presidency, statewide offices, and other state and local offices and issues. Missourians will also have the opportunity to decide several ballot measures that could make important changes to the way the state operates. Ranging in topic from voter identification to tax increases on cigarettes, the ballot issues represent the... 
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