Editorials

Road complainers still deserve good service

    Complaints about county roads are nothing new, but they’ve taken on a life of their own in Crawford County recently. The lead paragraph in a story published in this week’s Cuba Free Press and Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror said it all.

A free GIS service should be provided

    A Crawford County citizen attended a recent meeting of the county commission and raised a good point about having public access to the GIS (geographic information system). Taxpayers fund it, why can’t they have access to it?

The right to vote for Missourians, without or with a developmental disability, is a civil right

Submitted by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC)
    On May 26, 2022, Phelps County clerk, Pamela K. Grow, told the Phelps County Commission, that she would be deleting the voter registrations of individuals who have guardians; even if a court order expressly states that, those individuals retain their rights to vote. Fortunately, because of the work of Sheltered Workshop advocates and self-advocates throughout the county, Grow rescinded her statement.

Safely enjoying summertime sun

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz
Siteman Cancer Center
    For the last few years, summertime has felt even more special to me than usual. With the long, warm days, we’re finally able to get outside more and enjoy walks, bike rides and time at the park—often with family and friends we may not have seen for a while.

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