Election is over; Now itís time for ... Christmas?!
(Editorial ~ 11/10/18)
How about that election? Okay, thatís the last political word today because this column comes from the politic-free zone. Letís talk Christmas. Granted, Iím coming late to this conversation since most retail stores started their Christmas decorations in October. And thatís my problem. Iím as much a Christmas guy as the next fella. But Iím not ready for Christmas carols before Halloween. Or even Thanksgiving. I fully recognize that many stores depend heavily on Christmas sales. But somehow I am slightly troubled by Christmas displays and the accompanying holiday music two full months before that special day. It doesnít jump start my holiday spirit. It just brings another layer of stress that we all know is part of the Christmas season. Christmas ó the commercial side ó is for children. It is truly a magical time in the minds of youngsters. As well it should be. But as much as I was looking forward to an end to the nonstop political commercials on television, theyíve been replaced with nonstop Christmas commercials.
(Opinion ~ 11/10/18)
Hello southeast Missouri, Scott County, New Madrid County. I have a question for you. I see they are building a new school down south of town here, in Sikeston that is. Itís admirable. We always need to keep updated and keep new facilities for the school. But, my issue is, are they going to jack up my taxes while Iím in Scott County and that school is in New Madrid County? Please tell me, because I ainít paying taxes in another county and I donít even have kids. Can you figure that? Double whammy. Maybe somebody will put something in there that is smarter than I am. I donít know. But please tell me Iím not paying taxes for another county and this one in Scott County too. Thank you, have a good day and God bless America.