Recount worth it if persons responsible are punished
(Editorial ~ 11/14/18)
Something is terribly wrong when the fate of our national political direction boils down to recounts. Ballot recounts underway in Florida clearly don’t pass the smell test. The American public is tiring of “mystery” ballots surfacing long after the polls have closed. And when the outcome of those missing ballots is in the hands of a partisan politician, it taints the electoral process now and forever. All we ask as Americans is a fair and honest election. Our democracy is based on this singular principle. Yet if you think this fiasco is bad, can you imagine the potential fraud and abuse that would occur with expanded voting, mail-in ballots, early voting and even the potential for internet voting? In the case of Florida specifically, what logical argument can be made for allowing non-citizens to vote?
(Opinion ~ 11/14/18)
Mike, I was just reading in the paper where you were making your suggestions about how to vote. When it came to the bingo amendment your only statement was you could care less. And I was thinking it was a slap in the face for all of the hard working volunteers at the Elks and the Eagles, the VFW, the American Legion and all the other clubs that volunteer and work so hard to help the community. I think you owe them all an apology. Thankyou. I apologize.
(Obituary ~ 11/14/18)
MALDEN, Mo. — Marion Edward Borders, 89, died Nov. 11, 2018, in Malden. Born July 5, 1929, in Parma, son of the late Marion Roscoe Borders and Margaret Naomi Jackson Borders, he was a member of the Church of God Church and Masonic Lodge in Parma. He was also a veteran, serving in the United States Army...
Edgar Morrison Sr.
(Obituary ~ 11/14/18)
NEW MADRID, Mo, Mo. — Edgar Darrell Morrison Sr., 67, died Nov. 11, 2018, at his home in New Madrid. Born Oct. 13, 1951, in Sikeston, son of the late Edgar Finas “Jim” Morrison and Dorothy Louise Halterman Morrison, he was of the Baptist belief. His wife, Teresa Morrison, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Edgar Darrell Morrison Jr. of Lilbourn; one granddaughter, Alyssa Paige Morrison of Dexter; one sister, Norma Lewis of Lilborun. He was also preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and and one grandson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 the Riverbend Pentecostal Church, 1031 Mill St., in New Madrid. Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden is in charge of arrangements.