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Our Opinion: Dangerous side of water sports resurfaces

Three news stories published Monday offered a grim reminder of the dangerous aspect of water sports.

Opinion: School board not opposed to use of drug dogs

We here at The Fulton Sun often receive phone calls, e-mails and letters from Callaway County residents wanting us to look into issues or answer questions about issues they consider to be a topic of concern.

Our Opinion: Water Patrol plans sobering emphasis at the lake

Sobriety checkpoints for boaters at the Lake of the Ozarks this month are a timely reminder of the dangers of boating while intoxicated.

Our Opinion: Activities offer summer fun for youngsters

“There’s nothing to do” no longer is a valid complaint from children during summer months.

Our Opinion: Build upon foundation of benevolence

The effort to assist tornado-ravaged Joplin has been commendable on every level — from individuals and communities, from organizations and businesses, from state and federal governments.

Our Opinion: Help carry the message on Memorial Day

We must do a better job communicating to young people the importance of honoring our nation and its military veterans.

Our Opinion: Patience helps direct, extend disaster aid

In response to tragedy, patience can be difficult.

Our Opinion: The dark side of extreme couponing

As we pointed out in a May 15 story, couponing is on the rise thanks to a weak economy and the new television show “Extreme Couponing.”

Our Opinion: Nixon should reject bill

Although it contains some good ideas, Gov. Jay Nixon should veto an elections bill lawmakers sent his way last week — because it contains a political proposal that doesn’t improve the cause of good government.

Our Opinion: Studying state pay is fine, but test is doing something

Studying state pay invites a dilemma.

Our Opinion: Lawmakers put up roadblocks to human trafficking

If the question was asked, it has been answered.

Our Opinion: Salvation Army raises shield of protection

Throughout history, a shield has served as protection. Throughout its history, which traces to 1865, the Salvation Army has protected people in need.

Our Opinion: ‘You drink, you drive, you lose’ – a lot

Mixing high school celebrations with underage drinking is hardly a new phenomenon. But it remains a lethal combination.

Our Opinion: MoDOT plan sends shock waves through Missouri

Knowing a storm is coming doesn’t always prepare you for its magnitude.

Surgical raid eliminates mastermind of terror

Although we share a sense of relief that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has been killed, we are not inclined to cheer or chant. Bin Laden’s death during a surgical raid Sunday by elite U.S. Navy Seals marks a successful step — indeed, a vital step — in the ongoing war against terrorism.