Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:38:37 EST 1800 Say ‘No’ to Democrats Dear Editor:With just a few days before the election just a few things to think about. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:48:03 EST Education about more than test scores It has been ingrained in the brains of American students, ever since we were young, that college equals success. “Where do you want to go to college?” is not an uncommon question to ask a 14-year-old. Often, that 14-year-old already has an... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:10 EST (No heading) It's interesting how fast things change these days. It seems that only a few years ago I had a favorite television program. Nowadays. I can't even remember what it was. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:33:06 EST Barbarism takes many forms Dear Editor: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:23:25 EST A haunted pullman car in Sedalia In January 1916, the Sedalia Democrat reprinted a story that first appeared in the Brooklyn, New York, Eagle. While the Democrat claimed it “could not vouch for its accuracy,” it printed the story written by a traveling news... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:05:14 EST What’s up with our license plates? There's something that's really been bothering me lately. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:53:09 EST Stop buying elections Dear Editor:It's time to stop millionaires and billionaires from trying to buy our elections. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:11 EST ‘Yes’ on Amendment 2 Dear Editor: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:30:17 EST Vote no on Amendment 3 The November election is fast approaching, and I would like to ask for your support in defeating Amendment 3. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:11:04 EST Social media gets too personal I admit that I don't really know anyone personally who communicates with Facebook or Twitter. Still, I'm absolutely fascinated by individuals who have that much personal information that they wish to share with the general... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:36:09 EST Remembering Sedalia’s very own Ox Douglas A. “Ox” Baker was a professional wrestler and an occasional actor, best known for his role in the 1981 cult classic “Escape from New York” as Snake Plissken's gladiatorial opponent “Slag.” He was one... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:07:10 EST ‘Revolutionary’ new home economics ideas Following passage of the Hatch Act in 1887, each state designated a college to serve as its agricultural experiment station, promoting the most scientific methods of raising crops and caring for livestock. In 1914, the Smith Lever Act expanded the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:09 EST Panic its own deadly virus Our nation is caught in the grips of a brewing hysteria regarding the threat posed by the Ebola virus. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:51:18 EST Learning vacations helped a lot I started my school career in a one-room schoolhouse. I was only there for three years, so I don't know how it would have worked out in the end. But I loved school and so I never tried to figure it out. I just know that when my family moved to... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:41:13 EST Thanks for veterans’ court Dear Editor: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:27:14 EST Satnan: ‘No’ on Amendment 3 Most readers are aware that I am the communications director for Sedalia School District 200, as well as a teacher of journalism and personal finance at Smith-Cotton High School. That makes me keenly aware of Amendment 3, the education reform measure... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:41:08 EST Fear of ISIL, Ebola needs perspective “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — President... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:40:09 EST Rumors, innuendo, and suspected secret marriage In January 1916, some aspects of local law came together in a confusing situation involving property transfers, a teacher's contract, and rumors of a secret marriage. The Sedalia Democrat covered the incident, but fails to provide answers to the... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:35:05 EST Siragusa’s legacy lives on Dear Editor:Papa Jake Siragusa has bid Sedalia farewell after a long life. While his civic contributions were varied, I want to touch on one: his role in the very first Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in 1974. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:28:10 EST SCOTUS marriage move felt locally Next week, Amber Clifford-Napoleone will celebrate her one-year marriage anniversary, in Missouri, legally. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:27:12 EST