One of a kind place

Posted July 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Editor:

I really enjoyed the pictures and article about the Osage Village State Historic Site in the June 19 edition.

The historic site is one of the “hidden treasures” of the Tri County area, in my opinion.

A lot of people are not aware of the site nor the history associated with it. It is worth the short drive to the area north of Walker to experience the thrill of standing on the ground where a huge nation of Osage once lived and thrived. We always go there when we are back in Southwest Missouri for a visit.

It would be great if the funds existed to make the site into a full-fledged state history park,

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    ‘Office on the Road’

    Editor:

    My name is David Stokely, and I am a staff member in the office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Our five regional offices are located in in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and Cape Girardeau. We know it is not always convenient for you to visit one of our offices, so we’re bringing our office to you. We are scheduling an upcoming Office on the Road in your area to provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one. These office hours serve to answer questions about services

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    Thank God on July 4

    Editor:

    The heat and crabgrass are upon us here on the ridge between Arnica and Bugtussle on the east side of Cedar County, but it won’t keep us from celebrating. “Independence Day” is Friday, July 4, the day the founders of this great nation presented the most important document in its history, “The Declaration of Independence.” You might call that day in 1776 the birthday of the United States of America.

    Take a moment to remember those who were brave

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    Teacher searching for photo of Vietnam vet (KIA)

    Editor:

    I am Jennifer Whitson, a 7th/8th grade teacher in Steelville, Mo. My students are searching for photos to send to Washington, DC, to add to the collection of photos the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has…making the site (vvmf.org) have photos of those MIA/KIA in Vietnam….making them more than just names etched in stone. My students and I have taken on a task that is HUGE. We have been asked to look for the faces of the Missourians who are only 1400+/- of the 58,000 on the wall. We only have around

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    EPA bill has no chance to pass

    Editor:

    On Thursday, June 5, of this year on the front page of the Springfield News-Leader was posted a story saying our esteemed Senator Roy Blunt is co-sponsoring a bill along with Senator Mitch McConnell to kill the EPA plan to reduce carbon pollution. Senator Blunt knows this is a hot button issue with his fellow Missourians and he is eager for us to know that he feels our pain and he is there to fight the good fight and keep our electricity flowing at a price

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    Users will pay for EPA regs

    Editor:

    In following the new EPA regulations that Obama wants to impose on the power generating industry, I must see this in a much different light than does Bruce Rogers. Mr. Rogers states that the power plants are already up to the EPA standards which they perhaps are for the standards in force at this time, but the EPA is always looking at new and more restrictive regulations. The president has made it very clear that his intention is to tax the coal industry out of business

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    Shipp weighs in on Bergdahl

    The controversy surrounding the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was a POW in Afghanistan for five years, is appalling.

    Leave it to politicians to make a mockery of the release of the most famous prisoner of war since John McCain.

    Before the President announced the release of the young soldier from Idaho, Republicans had been up in arms about it. They said it was taking too long and they were afraid Bergdahl might be killed by his captors.

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    Visit the Senior Center soon

    As a member of the Board at the local Senior Center for a number of years and an interested participant before that, I want to appeal to area readers to come to the Center at 604 S. Forrest to join us for meals and the fellowship of others you may well already know. Our local merchants are being wonderfully supportive, but they can’t do it alone.

    The Center is a great community resource offering many services, but it needs more participation from all ages to support our

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    Choir performed beautifully

    Editor:

    In no way am I opposed to the State Champs or any other recognition for our students on signs or printed articles. I love seeing them on TV and in the newspaper. We live in a world where sports gets lots of coverage.

    I would just like to say that you will be going through the Pearly Gates before you hear any choir as beautiful as Ron Alumbaugh’s choir performed at the Baccalaureate Service Wednesday, May 14.

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    Make a change you can believe in

    Editor:

    For those who think that Obamacare, or as they like to refer to it “The Affordable Health Care Act,” is good for the country as a whole are extremely naive or still have their head buried in the sand and simply refuse to dig themselves out and see the light of day.

    Or, I guess I forgot, if they disagree with anything our President supports they must be racist. They just can’t find anything good about a black President,

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