A loved elder suffers a long death of emphysema and lung cancer, brought on by years of smoking; a pre-schooler shoots and kills a sibling with a handgun found in their parents’ home; and a teenager kills himself and his friends as a result of driving while taking a phone call — none of them were wearing seatbelts.
My wife and I strongly support the comprehensive smoking ban ordinance the Sedalia City Council is considering. We hope the council will see the value in passing and enforcing this ordinance for the welfare of all citizens and visitors.
As a resident of Sedalia, I am excited that the city government is considering a smoke-free ordinance.
We will be placing a new American flag on all veterans graves in Crown Hill Cemetery at or about 6 a.m. May 25 and then removing them on May 27 at about 6 p.m.
Some of what is being said about the indoor smoking ordinance revolves around the rights of the employer to run his business the way he or she wants. There is a lot of research about whether businesses lose profits or gain profits when a smoking ordinance is put in place. And let’s face it; people are in business to make a profit.
I would like to respond to a letter to the editor from Gabriele Leiter-Jones on March 1. This letter criticized the House Republicans for their failure to take action on a minimum wage bill.
I would like to say congratulations to the Smith-Cotton High School Team SCREAM for their accomplishments in the robotics contest in St. Louis.
Is this a number to be proud of?
Everyone in the world should know by now the death penalty needs to be reinstated. There is no place in our world for mass murder. My wife said all citizens must police each other and the Ten Commandments should be in every public place. What would be wrong with that?