Roll back our personal property tax rates

    Used car values have risen dramatically in Missouri. Prices for used cars increased 25 percent in 2021 alone. Because Missouri is one of the only states with a personal property tax on cars, that increase is going to hit taxpayers hard come December.

MSHP has become a public nuisance

    In my retirement, I’ve not been writing many letters to you, as I have in the past, but it appears I should have been, as Edmond Burke once said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” and “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing!”

Please donate books to county inmates

    We are once again, requesting your help with building up our Jail Library.  In the past, our community has been very generous with donations of paperback books to the inmate library, located in our County Jail. The types of books permitted are paperback only, so as not to be used as weapons.

Caring Center in dire need of assistance

    The St. James Caring Center Commodity Day has hit a critical point with food distribution. Shortages at the Columbia Food Bank tricked down to our location the past two months. Our distribution warehouse is empty. Below is a statement from the Food Bank verify our situation.