The right of the people to seek a redress of grievances is fundamental to our form of representative government.
Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon is a stark reminder that we must remain ever vigilant to ensure the safety of our communities and preserve a way of life that remains the envy of the world.
We are not surprised that the planned presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” in support of Citizens Against Spouse Abuse has spurred criticism and controversy among some members of our community.
The conversation about the adverse health effects of smoking started almost a half century ago, and the first restrictions on smoking in public places, government buildings and airplanes were launched in the 1970s. On Monday, Sedalia finally caught up with the issue when the City Council entered serious discussion about our community becoming a smoke-free city.
The saga of the Sedalia Public Library has played out over the past eight months, and it is a cautionary tale for a community that claims to value its history.
One of the core principles of government is to ensure the safety of residents. In fact, Winston Churchill contended: “The responsibility of government for the public safety is absolute, and requires no mandate. It is in fact the prime object for which governments come into existence.”
Employers want to ensure that the people they are interviewing and hiring for jobs have the necessary skills and aptitude to do the work. Job applicants want to know where they stand in the job market and that the positions they are seeking meet up with their career aspirations and abilities.
As the economy continues to walk instead of running, school districts are among the harder hit recipients of state and federal funding — typically because education takes up such a significant piece of the governmental budget pie.
This weekend is a celebration of Sedalia’s generous nature, with the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s annual “An Evening of Heart & Hope” auction on Saturday and Friday’s Sedalia-Pettis County United Way awards luncheon.