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by: Andy Duffy “More matter with less art,” begged the queen of Polonius in Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet.” A person can hardly look at some of the writing contortions coming out of the group behind Grow Mid Missouri and growFEST without uttering the same demand. I’m sure the matter is there somewhere. Everything I hear about the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation, an organization that is apparently aligned somehow,
By Adriana Orsini Whew… we’re spring cleaning before a busy time of year! While, we’re at it a few little housekeeping items: To help us all out with our spring cleaning, we have City Wide Yard Sales right around the corner. The Monroe City City Wides are May 2, folks, so get your ads into Shannon by noon on April 27. Ads are $10 for around 25 words, or so.
By Andy Duffy People say a bad apple ruins the whole barrel. Well, people are wrong. Despite the tool thief (or thieves) who is (or are) working in the area, Monroe City remains a great place to be. Still, it is a shame that someone is sullying the reputation of the whole community. When the construction and excavating crews working on the sewer rehabilitation project leave town, what recollections of
By Adriana Orsini Only six days remain for readers of The Lake Gazette to return their entries for our Cabin Fever Passport. If you’re not familiar with the promotion, stop in the office or give us a call and we’d be happy to set you up with a new book and explain the process. Basically, to reward you for keeping your business with small businesses, we’re giving away a vacation
By Andy Duffy How often does a person get a chance to correct an old, old mistake? Pretty seldom, I suppose. Settle in. This is a long story—a 70-year old story. As far as The Lake Gazette’s involvement, it began like this. Last week’s hot-off-the-press papers hadn’t been on the newsstands long enough to cool off yet when the phone rang here at the office. The lady at the other
By Adriana Orsini When it comes to bullies I don’t consider myself as sensitive as other people. Most of the news stories I hear make me groan inwardly and often I will agree with those who say we are dangerously close to “raising a society of victims.” Now, before everyone goes and calls me some sort of sick, crazy person, I will clarify. I do not condone bullying and I
By Andy Duffy One of the candidates whose name will appear on the ballot in the upcoming election told me running for office costs him money. He purchases advertising space before every election, and the position he is running for doesn’t pay him a dime. I wasn’t surprised. All the area leaders I’ve met here from the Monroe City Aldermen to those candidates whose names will be on the ballot