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The easiest way to lose weight has to be the taco cleanse

I’ve decided to lose weight. I’ve also decided not to tell anyone. Since the chances of me slimming down without losing body parts are only slightly greater than me understanding…

Councilor thanks those who voted, ran for office

Dear Editor, My thanks to the citizens of Richmond Ward 2 for voting for me to continue as their councilperson for another two years. By the end of this term,…

Letter to the editor: In favor of Ray County Library tax levy

Dear Editor, With the coming election, I would like to remind all citizens of Ray County what a wonderful library we have. The community room is used for many events,…

Letter to the Editor: In favor of assessed valuation tax levy

Dear Editor, We are in favor of the Ray County tax levy of .08 ($.08) per one hundred dollars assessed valuation. Ray County has not had a tax levy since…

Letter to Editor: Library proposed levy increase

Dear Editor, I am writing to urge Ray County voters to Vote Yes for the Ray County Library proposed levy increase. In the words of Henry Ward Beecher: “A library…

County out of compliance with 911 board state statute

First of all, let me say, I hold no malice toward any of the three newly appointed 911 board members. I do hold great esteem, however, for the three 911…

An open letter: to serve the public, keep public notices in newspapers

The Honorable Doug Libla 201 W. Capitol Ave., Room 226 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Dear Sen. Libla: First of all, you have my gratitude for sponsoring and championing 2016 legislation…

Bishop responds to budget matters

Editor: I would like to give my opinion on the 2017 budget and working together. As most of you know I am new at this job. I am not trying…

When you least expect it – squirrel attacks

By Jason Offutt, syndicated columnist to the Richmond News There’s a danger in this country more volatile than car jackers, the flesh-eating virus and Donald Trump’s hair. That’s right, squirrels.…

Things are weird … I must be at the airport

My adult daughter texted me when I was about an hour from the airport. “Flight delayed. Ugh.” Communication technology has improved vastly since I was her age. Back then, someone…

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