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Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” This is one of those familiar passages of scripture. One that everybody seems to know. It is that … more
The decade between 1910 and 1920 was marked by four events that had a major impact on the election of 1920. Each of these events had multiple ramifications. As in previous elections, the questions of … more
Dear Editor:In response to Dr. Fracica's letter (Aug. 26), it is clear he made the case for my earlier comments. Dr. Osterholm, Director, University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease … more
Last week I wrote about my decision to vote for President Trump to serve a second term. Subsequently, I received a phone call and one public comment left by a person who was afraid to leave his/her … more
Dear Editor:This is a reply to the letter to the editor from Lonnie Smith. I believe YOU are being disingenuous in your letter to the editor in the August 29 Sedalia Democrat. You say you are a … more
The word came down from Starbucks, and at the turn of the calendar into September, the festivities of Basic Girl Fall began. You’ve all heard of “basic girl fall,” right? If not, allow me to … more
Years ago on Friday nights, Max, Emily, and I sat around the fire and watched television together. Our favorite shows were “Monk” and “House.” Both were character studies about eccentrics – … more
The coronavirus has affected every aspect of life today, including Sedalia’s recycling program.Recycling in the city has been suspended since March, and it’s anybody’s guess when it will … more
You can learn a lot from a 17-year-old.Frank, our cantankerous black pug, marked his 17th birthday just a couple of weeks ago. Depending on whose “dog years” calculator you use, his human age … more
As we struggle from day to day with the situations our world is in today, I would like to encourage each of us to keep our heads to the sky. The writer of the 121st Psalms gave us encouragement in … more
During the latter half of the 19th century, the election process was marred by several issues.One of these issues concerned who was allowed to vote. Women, especially educated women, had been … more
Dear Editor:On page 3A of the Sedalia Democrat, August 15, 2020, in the AP article "Official: Get Missouri mail-in votes in week before election" there is the following paragraph that I take issue … more
I have decided that my vote for President of the United States will go to Donald J. Trump in the upcoming election.My decision has not come lightly, although it has become easier with each passing … more
Dear Editor: I would like to publicly commend Mr. Nick La Strada, our Pettis County Clerk.  I recently had a few questions about the upcoming election. He took the time to personally respond … more
Dear Editor:Local radio station, 97.7, needs to rein in their morning DJ, Jack Daniels. Or, classify his show as a talk/political/personal rant show. The other morning was an example of his … more
Dear Editor:This is a reply to the letter printed in weekend (Aug. 15) paper by Mr. Doug Kneibert.Sir, you are being disingenuous I believe. You are quick to point out why you don't believe Biden is … more
Dear Editor:Refusing to wear a mask disregards the health of the entire community — friends, relatives and neighbors — and it risks overloading the health care facilities. The wearing of a mask … more
Four months in, and we’re still waiting for the gutted bathroom to be brought into the 21st century. I dream for the day I will have a shower stall large enough for me to turn around in (Mother, … more
Why don’t they just move? It’s a question I see after every major hurricane, including this week’s Category 4 Hurricane Laura, which battered the Louisiana coast. Why would you live in an … more
After more than a year living and traveling overseas, John Brady Cunningham is a changed man. He is more physically fit, having bicycled from Vietnam to India, and his eyes have been opened to the … more
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