The St. James Chamber of Commerce fully supports the passage of Proposition A, the proposed use tax. Use tax is the application of the local sales tax rate on purchases made out-of-state, particularly from internet and online purchases.
Letters to the Editor
I read with interest the article about Mr. and Mrs. Recklein in the September 19 issue of the Cuba Free Press.
The beautiful brick building on the corner of Smith and School Street is the library in memory of Mrs. Recklein. The building was built on lots that the high school students in warm weather played sports on.
Another election is approaching with another national campaign season and election soon to follow. The population seems to be unaware of the decline of democracy and the corruption within our system at all levels of government.
A few weeks ago, past St. James Mayor Jim White and I were reminiscing about a special interview we conducted while serving as city councilmen on the Police Commission for two open officer positions. At the time, the force seemed to be suffering from lack of leadership and morale. One candidate, a young web designer, caught our eye. It was then we met, and with the other members of the commission, hired officer Ron Jones.
In a recent commentary by Eric Bohl, of the Missouri From Bureau, he describes the work of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group. Their report is to include how to improve Missouri's flood recovery priorities and levee system with recommendations for where state funding could most effectively be allocated for recovery and preparation for the future.