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I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General … more
To the Editor:   First of all we wish to thank Jimmy Brandon for his well written Letter to the Editor in the May 13 Republican. All of his points were so well articulated and, sadly, … more
Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie … more
To the Editor:   First I want to thank the Democratic Club for picking up trash along Highway 28. That is part of the great American tradition of taking care of local problems … more
To the Editor: After 122 years, the St. John United Church of Christ-Bem picnic is canceled due to the COVID-19. We regret that this must happen. We are looking forward to seeing you August … more
A couple times a year Connie and I will go shopping out of town for items we cannot find locally. When that occasion presents itself I always visit Barnes & Noble, or another book store. With … more
To the Editor: I guess since the newspaper is named the Republican, you feel obligated to promote that viewpoint. I always considered myself a moderate Republican. If you look back at history … more
Looks can be deceiving. Many of us are viewing our world from our windows. We are surrounded by gorgeous, green yards and blooming flowers. But our communities are still reeling from the … more
One thing most of us have in common — white, black, Republican, Democrat, tall, short, rich or poor — is a love of music. It’s no secret, I love music. I love to listen to music. I … more
O’ Doubtful Ginny…so glad to see that you read, have an opinion and express it. Now, kindly point out just where I am not factual…and then, on with Senile Joe. I left out some … more
April 21, while protesters were demonstrating in Jefferson City against precautionary delays in re-opening the economy, our county Democrats Club was out picking up trash along a section of Highway … more
Dear Mr. Democrat, President Trump obviously misspoke when he said on March 6: “Everyone who wants a test can get a test” in an effort to calm the country while diligently working with … more
To the Editor: The COVID-19 crisis highlights two well-known phrases, “all politics is local” and “knowledge is power.” The move to re-open our economy is being largely … more
There are two types of people in America, those who get their news from Fox News and those who don’t. Many who get their news from other sources believe that Fox News viewers are all … more
Editor, I wanted to let the public know about the concern that has seemed to get worse over the past six to eight months in reference to the Owensville Police Department dealing with homeless … more
We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics. Newspapers in the United States have traveled rough seas to … more
Dear Editor: There were two articles in this weeks paper. One (Phil Brooks) was intelligent and heartwarming. The other (C.H. Zelch)was from your very familiar contributor. The first offered a … more
Mr. Hoernschemeyer, A factual response to the times Mr. Trump has misspoken on the Coronavirus topic is extensive but available to you and anyone who’s interested at … more
To the Editor: A couple of weeks ago I saw in this paper where some churches were having drive up church services. How neat is that? I think you are as safe in your own car listening to a … more
Last Wednesday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a photo on its front page that caught my eye — what it was meant to do. Maybe you saw it too. On April 21 there were demonstrations in downtown … more
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