Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:35:15 EST 1800 Salvation Army’s arrival impacted Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50163912/Salvation-Armys-arrival-impacted-Sedalia The Salvation Army, established by William Booth and his wife Catherine Booth in England in 1865, organized religious revival meetings. Much of their work was done in London's East End, a poverty stricken area of the city, marked by... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:05 EST Bidding the fair goodbye http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50163920/Bidding-the-fair-goodbye There's something strange and magical about the last day of the Missouri State Fair. I am not happy that it is over — I think the fair should be longer, even. But no matter how long it lasts, the last day is always going to be my favorite... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:36:10 EST Dee Ann’s legacy lives on http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50146900/Dee-Anns-legacy-lives-on Dee Ann Burkhalter is still in the Rabbit Barn. You can see her amid the rows of cages, as 4-H and FFA participants tend to their animals and continue the tradition of outreach and caring that she fostered over more than a decade. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:29:06 EST Fond memories of the Missouri State Fair http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50146917/Fond-memories-of-the-Missouri-State-Fair I've probably attended most of the fairs in the last 20 years. It's been a long time since I've worked at one. The last one I remember working at, I worked at night. My brother worked with me and we had to hire a ride... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:04:07 EST Building bridges at the Fair http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50126438/Building-bridges-at-the-Fair The Missouri State Fair means many things to many people. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:24:06 EST Sharing Jett with the Goodwins http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50125773/Sharing-Jett-with-the-Goodwins “These may not be real good reasons to pick us. But I hope you do,” wrote Stephen Goodwin of Sedalia. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:26:11 EST Robbery on West Main Street http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50125788/Robbery-on-West-Main-Street On December 30, 1910, the Weekly Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported an attempted break-in at a Sedalia business. Constables and police officers arrested two young men for the crime, but soon learned more about the two than they had originally... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:24:05 EST Democrat fielding rookie reporters http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50106920/Democrat-fielding-rookie-reporters As the nation's media landscape continues to change in the digital age it has become increasingly important to encourage and develop the next generation of journalists. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:47:06 EST Fair Advice: Watch your step http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50108878/Fair-Advice:-Watch-your-step You think you deal with a lot of dung at work? The livestock exhibitors at the Missouri State Fair have you beat. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:18:08 EST New animal shelter welcome news http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50107327/New-animal-shelter-welcome-news I'm glad to hear that Sedalia is building a new animal shelter. When it gets to the point that there's no room left to take animals in, it creates a problem for the entire city. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:53:23 EST Council right to reject parking ordinance http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50085489/Council-right-to-reject-parking-ordinance The Democrat applauds Sedalia City Council members Don Meier, Bob Cross, Russell Driskell, Jim Cunningham and Larry Stevenson in their votes Monday rejecting the proposed Broadway Boulevard front yard parking ordinance. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:13:09 EST The scattering of the Magoffin Family http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50081215/The-scattering-of-the-Magoffin-Family The Civil War created long term problems in Pettis County. The death of family members in battle, the injuries suffered by those who fought, and the battle fatigue (now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) experienced by those who returned... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:08:13 EST Clean cabins in exchange for sweet soda http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50081199/Clean-cabins-in-exchange-for-sweet-soda Do you have what it takes to win Cabin of the Day? Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:08:10 EST We support Mittelhauser for Judge http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50047510/We-support-Mittelhauser-for-Judge Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:11:07 EST Webb right for 4th District http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066966/Webb-right-for-4th-District Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:57:05 EST ‘Yes’ on Amendment 1 protects farmers http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50067482/Yes-on-Amendment-1-protects-farmers Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:55:12 EST Help protect family farms with Amendment 1 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066975/Help-protect-family-farms-with-Amendment-1 Dear Editor:False claims are being made all the way from Monsanto to the Chinese about where Amendment 1, the Farming Rights Amendment, originated. Well, I can tell you exactly where it started…on the seat of my tractor. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:50:10 EST Opposition misleading on Amendment 1 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066981/Opposition-misleading-on-Amendment-1 Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:48:06 EST Amendment 1 will hurt family farms http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066996/Amendment-1-will-hurt-family-farms Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:45:12 EST SYFL to focus on safety http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50067163/SYFL-to-focus-on-safety Paul Arias doesn't want any parent to feel the way he did on a Friday night in the fall of 2010. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:26:16 EST