Sedalia Democrat- RSS opinion Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:54:24 EST 1800 Civil War prisons and Ebenezer Magoffin Civil War era prisons were notorious for their treatment of prisoners. In December 1861, when Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, Pettis County Confederate recruiter, was captured with two of his sons at Milford, near the Blackwater River north of Knob Noster, he... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tenors to perform in August Mark your calendars! Even though we have not officially re-scheduled the long-postponed “Spring on Broadway,” we have scheduled a really fabulous musical event. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Changing families need support Friends who live in states where few, if any, abortion clinics exist are having difficulties finding places where they can receive help. Unfortunately, there seems to be very little help for women who have children outside of marriage. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Handy horoscopes to plan your life Half a dozen months ago, I “tracked the constellations for (a) week, borrowed Travis McMullen's Ouija board and consulted with the Beaman Monster” to come up with some pretty solid constellational readings, better known as... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gen. Giap not a ‘ragtag’ army Dear Editor:My mom has been living in Sedalia for 12 years take or leave. During our Sunday phone chat she mentioned Walter Moodie's editorial in the Democrat. Mom said she would send me the article. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sedalia at social media crossroads For years now, I have been discussing the problem of youth exodus right here in the State Fair City. It's not just a Sedalia problem — the young and enthusiastic have always dreamed about the grass on the other side of the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Col. Magoffin captured again Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, a wealthy Pettis County plantation owner, was captured by Federal troops led by Lt. Col. Henry Day in Georgetown on Aug. 29, 1861, and charged with the murder of Sgt. Glasgow, who died in a skirmish there. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council is no place for a ‘wallflower’ Dear Editor: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Relationships change over time When my friend received an invitation to her aunt's wedding anniversary, she was suddenly troubled. She couldn't understand why all of her long anniversary invitations were from older people. It seemed that all of the friends her own age... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Advancements in cancer research continue Words are powerful, and when spoken or written effectively and passionately by a person of prominence they can take on amplified meaning and become a beacon of awareness or a call to action. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Concentrating on the smaller things I sat glued to the television Thursday morning, watching, horrified, as the story of the doomed Malaysian Air flight unfolded. As the details revealed themselves, including that it was not only possible but likely that the plane was shot down, my mood... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Code of Conduct to help prevent future problems Larry Stevenson is a very unique member of the Sedalia City Council. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Noonday Optimist says thank you Dear Editor: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The skirmish at Georgetown Although vicious fighting had occurred along the Kansas-Missouri border during the 1850s, the Civil War did not begin until 1861. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Proud to be a Missourian When I was growing up, we were never allowed to play with fireworks. When I was a little girl, a group of grown boys in Kansas City threw a handful of flaming firecrackers on me and I suffered some painful burns on my legs. From that point on, I was... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST S-C graduate nabs Miss Pettis County crown SMITHTON — Beverly Egner said her daughter grew up admiring the Missouri State Fair queens and long had hoped she would become one.Kandas Egner is one step closer to that dream. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Recapping July Fourth festivities in Wisconsin Whitefish Bay, Wis., has three Fourth of July parades. One of them begins at 11:30 a.m., and it winds its way through the middle of Downtown USA with its small shops and storefronts, and ends at the city park, where games and carnival rides for kids... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Legalizing drugs not answer to society’s problems To the Editor: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Musty’ water invades Sedalia “Not really sure what all you Sedalians are complaining about with all this tap water stuff,” Caleb Sell said. “Of course, 98 percent of my fluid intake while within city limits involves alcohol, but that is beside the... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST More on Sedalia’s profitable geology In the 1882 History of Pettis County, F.A. Sampson wrote a chapter describing the natural history of Pettis County. While Sampson was interested in all aspects of the natural world, he was particularly interested in rock and minerals, including... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST