Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:10:17 EST 1800 Ranking holiday music favorites http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50896847/Ranking-holiday-music-favorites The “Christmas creep” is working its way deeper into the calendar. It bled through Thanksgiving long ago, and we're at the point now where I wouldn't be surprised to see Santa Claus out trick-or-treating on... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:18:06 EST Music soothes through trying times http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50895267/Music-soothes-through-trying-times Regardless of its challenges, last Sunday reminded me that a day can be foreboding and yet uplifting. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:40:09 EST Stevenson running for another term http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50875308/Stevenson-running-for-another-term Dear Editor:Why have I elected to run again: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:56:08 EST Former Sedalia woman shot http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50874404/Former-Sedalia-woman-shot According to the 1910 U.S. Census, John L. Bellmer, his wife Katie, and daughters Mabel, 19, and Frances, 12, and sons Herbert, 9, and Earl, 5, lived in a house the family owned at 530 E. Fourth St. John's occupation is listed as “clerk in... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:05:04 EST Trust Building is a Sedalia ‘jewel’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50874376/Trust-Building-is-a-Sedalia-jewel The most enduring image of the City of Sedalia can probably be found either going south or north on the downtown portion of Ohio Avenue. Even though Sedalia's classic district is finally starting to get over some tough times it has never stopped... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:03:09 EST ‘Messiah’ is appreciated performance http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50850819/Messiah-is-appreciated-performance Dear Editor:Sedalia is fortunate to have a glorious remainder every Advent of what the season is all about, lest we become too distracted. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:37:04 EST A little more to make us whole http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50855156/A-little-more-to-make-us-whole A half to make us whole. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:14:08 EST This time the singing is for Don http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50855180/This-time-the-singing-is-for-Don You can probably guess that this past week has been a little bit stressful. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:01:10 EST Farewell and thanks for the memories http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50833681/Farewell-and-thanks-for-the-memories “Good night, and good luck.” — Edward R. MurrowDear Sedalia Democrat readers,As I have discussed with some of you one-on-one, Dec. 19 will be my last day with the Democrat. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:13:04 EST Athletic success includes bingo games http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50834959/Athletic-success-includes-bingo-games It's been a pretty good year for Smith-Cotton High School athletics. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:12:12 EST Young delinquent arrested in Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50834919/Young-delinquent-arrested-in-Sedalia Today when young people break the law, some adults are quick to blame the influence of violent video games or heavy metal music. During the 1950s, some child psychologists said juvenile perpetrators had been unduly influenced by violent television... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:58:10 EST Continuing the inspection discussion http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50833817/Continuing-the-inspection-discussion Dear Editor: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:52:07 EST Bike drive in need of support http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50813944/Bike-drive-in-need-of-support Ashlenn Carroll is one of the reasons that Dale Malone works so hard every December. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:16:04 EST Editorial wrong on ‘death with dignity’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50807796/Editorial-wrong-on-death-with-dignity Dear Editor: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 17:07:15 EST Inspections an essential tool http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50807634/Inspections-an-essential-tool Dear Editor: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:55:09 EST Holiday prep is its own tradition http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50812591/Holiday-prep-is-its-own-tradition And just like that, it's Christmas. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:25:18 EST Woman burned in kitchen stove fire http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50791476/Woman-burned-in-kitchen-stove-fire Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the main cause of death of women was complications of childbirth, including hemorrhage, eclampsia (high blood pressure), and post partum infection. The second leading cause of death of women was burns suffered... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:19:16 EST Decorations spread holiday cheer http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50791550/Decorations-spread-holiday-cheer It's beginning to look a lot like, well, you know. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:15:10 EST Remaining grateful for another Thanksgiving http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50771849/Remaining-grateful-for-another-Thanksgiving Everybody knows that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; this year, though, I discovered the reason Thanksgiving has remained at the top of my list has changed. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:36:14 EST Parsing prices: Milk vs. Gasoline http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50770794/Parsing-prices:-Milk-vs.-Gasoline On my way home from work recently, I stopped at one of Sedalia's many convenience stores for some gas and a gallon of milk. After paying $2.54 per gallon for the gas and $4.97 for the milk, I paused. “This is backwards,” I thought. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:21:09 EST