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Letter: Something ails you? There’s a pill for that

The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-million-dollar monster. Everyone’s response to a problem is to seek out the quick fix; let’s pop a pill and make it all better, or at…

Rabbit Tracks: For now, hunt morels the old-fashioned way

When my son and daughter were teenagers, we had a ritual that we went through every three or four months.  While their mother was at work, we would take all…

Letter: School board: Why not let parents, law enforcement monitor drug use?

Dear Editor Let me see if I’ve got this straight: An unnamed “Springfield-based company” approaches Richmond High School officials and tries to sell them a drug-testing program. There was no…

Rabbit: Don’t let ethnocentrism sour you on other cultures

By Robert Smith One word describes all of the intolerance, bigotry and prejudice in our world and that word is “ethnocentrism.”  It’s the belief that your group is superior to…

Letter: Richmond-style hospitality shows district at its best

To the Editor: On behalf of the Richmond R-XVI athletic department, I would like to thank all the people involved with their food donations and time managing the hospitality room…

Letter: My behavior at state wrestling was unacceptable

Dear Spartan Nation, Please accept my apology for throwing punches during my match at the Missouri State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 22. My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature and lacked the…

Rabbit Tracks: Homeless man wasn’t without resources

By Robert Smith Wonder if you’ve heard this one: An old homeless man approached a wealthy looking man on the street and He asked him for some money because he…

‘True honor and privilege’ working together to educate R-XVI students

Editor’s note: This is a letter Superintendent of Schools Damon Kizzire distributed to Richmond staff to announce his acceptance of a new job. As you know I did not receive…

Capitol Report: Fairness in filing, Bright Flight expansion on agenda

By State Sen. Joe Don McGaugh Equality in election filing (HB 1125) Committee hearings continue to make up the bulk of our work at the Capitol, but this past week…

Sen. Bond on track, now what about legislators?

Dear Editor: Oh, Oh! Former Republican Senator Kit Bond has become a lobbyist for Medicaid Expansion. Is he now a liberal? No. He just sees reality. He is being paid…