Some breaking news came out earlier this week saying that local officials are petition for a new election for the seat of 150th District of the Missouri House of Representatives due to an issue with ballots over the new district boundaries.
Preliminary totals called the election at 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent in favor of Kent Hampton (R-Malden) over Tom Todd (D-Campbell).
I guess these two gentlemen will get to keep their campaign signs out a little longer this year until a decision is made on how to proceed. Hopefully, everything can be resolved relatively quickly. I'm sure both men have the areas best interests at heart and I with them both the best of luck.
As for the rest of the candidates who have signs out, I think it's time to start the cleanup process.
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We recently ran a poll on our homepage, www.dddnews.com, asking for readers to vote for their favorite comic strips from a list of about 14-16.
I'm happy to report that the readers have spoken and beginning very soon, we will have a new -- well, almost new -- selection of comics.
The new lineup will include Beetle Bailey, Garfield, Snuffy Smith, Family Circus, Ziggy, Blondie, Frank and Earnest, and Hagar the Horrible.
It is our pleasure to provide readers with the items they want to see in the paper.
If anyone has a suggestion on something they would like to see, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.
Also, anyone who may have stopped by the DDD offices recently may have notice a little bit of a change.
Recently, offices were finished on the west side of the building for our new General Manager, Donnie Shelton, and our Advertising Manager, Terri Coleman.
We've also added some new shelves for our bound back-issues and are in the process of cleaning things up a bit. New paint for some of the walls and a new desk for our Receptionist, Judy Holt, are some of our latest changes.
If you haven't stopped by, please take a moment to do so. We love visits from our readers and the changes we are making echo that feeling.
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Monday, I heard the Daily Dunklin Democrat office was received a visit over the weekend from a guy who may know his way around the office -- or at least thought he did.
Bud Hunt, former DDD publisher and new vice-president of revenue for Rust Communications, stopped by the office on Saturday morning.
I wasn't around so I'm not sure if it was a business or pleasure visit, but rumor has it he said he stopped by because he missed us.
I guess he forgot that we are actually closed on Saturdays.
Don't worry Bud, we'll get you a copy of the business hours before your next visit.
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In closing, I'd like to take a minute to wish all of our readers and their families a Happy Thanksgiving. It is a good time to give thanks for all the things we have and without our readers, we wouldn't have a reason to be here.
On behalf of the Daily Dunklin Democrat, I just want to say "Thank You" to you all for picking up our paper on a daily, or even sporadic, basis. You are the reason we do what we do and we hope we do it in a way that is pleasing to you.
George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.