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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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Union Middle School Has A Unique Problem

Dear Editor, The Union Middle School PTO finds itself with a unique and unusual problem.  There are more artisans and dealers of handmade craft items and gifts wanting to be vendors at the 32nd Annual Art and Craft Fair than we can accept. A waiting list is now being filled.   Always a huge event for the community by generating thousands of visitors to eat, buy gas, and seek lodging; the Union Middle... 

A Mother’s Dream Shattered By Heroin

I became a mom at 18, just graduated high school. While my friends were getting ready to go off to college and begin a new chapter in their lives my chapter of motherhood was just beginning. I had big dreams as a teenager, now my dreams included a baby girl. My life shifted; my hopes and dreams were put on hold and every decision and choice I made was about my daughter. My life changed; for the better.... 

Vehicular Homicide Is A Crime

Hello. My name is Beth Witt, and I am writing in regards to the death of my nephew Christopher James Peters Johnson and the lack of action in prosecuting the man responsible for his death. Felony hit and run is defined by most states as leaving the scene of an accident where there is any type of injury to a person, whether the injured person is a pedestrian or an occupant of a vehicle. The penalties... 
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