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Dear Editor: MoDOT is about to begin construction that will widen Cedar Drive from Gentry Road to the intersection of Reine Road and Griessen Road. The county’s ultimate goal is to establish … more
Dear Editor: I enjoyed the interviews with prospective board members to Sedalia 200.  It seemed that one candidate was more concerned with rules concerning mask use than any other issue. … more
It is both fascinating and frustrating to experience some people’s opinions regarding matters where they have limited knowledge and seemingly don’t care to further educate … more
You’ve probably guessed that I was a precocious and avaricious reader. I attribute this to my mother, who read books incessantly and didn’t stop because of the inconvenience of having a … more
It has now been one year since COVID-19 really began to break upon the shores of the United States, prompting business closures, civil lockdowns and economic panic. In that year, 496,690 Americans … more
President Joe Biden’s push for $1.9 trillion in additional stimulus spending is now in the hands of the Senate, where the vote could go either way due to the even partisan split. The theory … more
Prosecco is an affordable dry Italian sparkling wine that can fit the bill whenever and wherever a sparkling wine is called for; but when is that?  Usually, sparkling wines have been reserved … more
I was reading the Bible recently in the book of Titus, and a phrase caught my attention. Titus was a convert of the Apostle Paul, who trained him for leadership in the early Church, and it was Paul … more
The July 1933 Sedalia Democrat article about the Black cemetery at Washington Avenue and Clay Street notes a school located diagonally across the street on the southwest corner. Questions remain … more
Where to begin? Every once in a while, something really gets my goat. Well, if you talk to my family and close friends they’ll probably call that an understatement, but you get my … more
What we remember and when we recall it can be baffling at times. Earlier this week, I saw a garbage can and mumbled to myself, “I want traaaash bags.” I caught myself midstep and … more
Like most of the nation, I have been watching and waiting with trepidation to see what the Joe Biden presidency is shaping up to be. Will his government set to work quickly to rectify the worst … more
Every February or March, I write about spring, and this year is no exception. While winter itself, vis à vis frigid temperatures and unpleasant precipitation, has not been particularly … more
The title of this piece, “Well Dressed,” was something I would never say about myself, but one of my late aunts did; she would also say I looked like I had just stepped out of a banded … more
With all of the situations that are occurring in the world around us, we have a need to come together as a nation and a people. We have sickness, strife, and confusion that has caused us to become … more
With the price of wine as well as everything else going up, it’s hard to deviate from those varieties that are old and familiar.  By staying with “old faithful” one cannot … more
The July 1933 Sedalia Democrat article about the Black cemetery at Washington Avenue and Clay Street mentions a church at the northeast corner of North Washington Avenue and Clay Street and a school … more
If you watch the news at all, you know many parts of the nation are struggling with getting their students back into the classroom due to COVID-19. This situation is disturbing to me because … more
Dear Editor: The full-page ad suggesting “freedom loving citizens” should watch the My Pillow Guy documentary is very concerning. Misinformation and lies have become a major problem … more
Dear Editor: It has been an honor to serve on the Pettis County Ambulance District Board. I recently moved out of the district and I have resigned. I have a strong background in Emergency Services … more
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