Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:21:57 EST 1800 (No heading) http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50222232/ Dear Editor: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:21:11 EST Uniting makes our community whole http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50228068/Uniting-makes-our-community-whole Can our community count on you? Can I count on you? I am banking on affirmative answers to both of those questions. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:53:15 EST Here we go again http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50221688/Here-we-go-again Dear Editor:By the time my concerns are (“hopefully”) in print, the results of our city-wide survey should be studied/reviewed with full commentary in this newspaper. What are my concerns? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:24:10 EST (No heading) http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50226811/ Dear Editor: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:17:08 EST Businesses have seen ownership changes http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50206732/Businesses-have-seen-ownership-changes Some Sedalia businesses and farms remained in the same family for several generations, while others changed hands frequently. During the first week of January 1910, the Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported on three changes in local business ownership. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:27:11 EST In defense of the pink caboose http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50206782/In-defense-of-the-pink-caboose I generally like the people at the Sedalia Heritage Foundation. But nobody gets it right all the time and I don't know if I agree with their recent initiative. SHF wants to raise thousands of dollars in order to renovate the old pink caboose and... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:23:12 EST Malone issues a chilling challenge http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50188094/Malone-issues-a-chilling-challenge If life online has taught us anything, it's that “haters gonna hate.” Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:51:07 EST Adding it up in Ferguson http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50186575/Adding-it-up-in-Ferguson “It all adds up.” Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:45:12 EST Salvation Army’s arrival impacted Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50163912/Salvation-Armys-arrival-impacted-Sedalia The Salvation Army, established by William Booth and his wife Catherine Booth in England in 1865, organized religious revival meetings. Much of their work was done in London's East End, a poverty stricken area of the city, marked by... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:05 EST Bidding the fair goodbye http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50163920/Bidding-the-fair-goodbye There's something strange and magical about the last day of the Missouri State Fair. I am not happy that it is over — I think the fair should be longer, even. But no matter how long it lasts, the last day is always going to be my favorite... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:36:10 EST Dee Ann’s legacy lives on http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50146900/Dee-Anns-legacy-lives-on Dee Ann Burkhalter is still in the Rabbit Barn. You can see her amid the rows of cages, as 4-H and FFA participants tend to their animals and continue the tradition of outreach and caring that she fostered over more than a decade. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:29:06 EST Fond memories of the Missouri State Fair http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50146917/Fond-memories-of-the-Missouri-State-Fair I've probably attended most of the fairs in the last 20 years. It's been a long time since I've worked at one. The last one I remember working at, I worked at night. My brother worked with me and we had to hire a ride... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:04:07 EST Building bridges at the Fair http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50126438/Building-bridges-at-the-Fair The Missouri State Fair means many things to many people. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:24:06 EST Sharing Jett with the Goodwins http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50125773/Sharing-Jett-with-the-Goodwins “These may not be real good reasons to pick us. But I hope you do,” wrote Stephen Goodwin of Sedalia. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:26:11 EST Robbery on West Main Street http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50125788/Robbery-on-West-Main-Street On December 30, 1910, the Weekly Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported an attempted break-in at a Sedalia business. Constables and police officers arrested two young men for the crime, but soon learned more about the two than they had originally... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:24:05 EST Democrat fielding rookie reporters http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50106920/Democrat-fielding-rookie-reporters As the nation's media landscape continues to change in the digital age it has become increasingly important to encourage and develop the next generation of journalists. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:47:06 EST Fair Advice: Watch your step http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50108878/Fair-Advice:-Watch-your-step You think you deal with a lot of dung at work? The livestock exhibitors at the Missouri State Fair have you beat. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:18:08 EST New animal shelter welcome news http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50107327/New-animal-shelter-welcome-news I'm glad to hear that Sedalia is building a new animal shelter. When it gets to the point that there's no room left to take animals in, it creates a problem for the entire city. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:53:23 EST Council right to reject parking ordinance http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50085489/Council-right-to-reject-parking-ordinance The Democrat applauds Sedalia City Council members Don Meier, Bob Cross, Russell Driskell, Jim Cunningham and Larry Stevenson in their votes Monday rejecting the proposed Broadway Boulevard front yard parking ordinance. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:13:09 EST The scattering of the Magoffin Family http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50081215/The-scattering-of-the-Magoffin-Family The Civil War created long term problems in Pettis County. The death of family members in battle, the injuries suffered by those who fought, and the battle fatigue (now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) experienced by those who returned... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:08:13 EST