Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Sat, 2 Aug 2014 03:04:13 EST 1800 We support Mittelhauser for Judge http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50047510/We-support-Mittelhauser-for-Judge Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Webb right for 4th District http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066966/Webb-right-for-4th-District Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 EST Opposition misleading on Amendment 1 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50066981/Opposition-misleading-on-Amendment-1 Dear Editor: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 EST “No” on Amendment 1 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50063750/No-on-Amendment-1 With some notable exceptions, the men who drafted both our federal and Missouri constitutions (at least the most recent draft) pretty much got it right. This is not to say constitutions should be immune from amendment, but we believe such changes... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Proactive ideas preventing jail escapes http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50047393/Proactive-ideas-preventing-jail-escapes Last summer, Pettis County Jail inmate Matthew P. Lenz attempted to secure his early release by propelling himself through the food hatch in his cell door. He was quickly subdued — the major flaw in his plan was that he tried to escape from a... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Civil War prisons and Ebenezer Magoffin http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50047409/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50029446/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50029769/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50029993/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/308514/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/309061/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/309077/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’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/5319653/Council-is-no-place-for-a-wallflower Dear Editor: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Relationships change over time http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/5317949/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/5319204/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/5317676/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