March 8, 2013 

Dear Editor:

In response to the letter in the March 1 letter.

Why is it Wal-Mart's responsibility to provide wipes at the door?

It isn't, it is a courtesy that they provide.

Did the writer of this letter ever think of carrying her own wipes to protect herself?

That's what is wrong with this country today, everyone expects someone else to take care of them.

Step up to the plate and take responsibility for yourself.

Tammy Powers



Dear Editor:

What’s wrong with this press release dated Feb. 28, posted on her official website and sent out to newspapers across the 4th Congressional District of Missouri?

From U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler, “View from the Capitol – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Newsletter for the Week of February 25 – March 1, 2013.” – “Hartzler Votes to Protect Women from Acts of Violence - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act…“I am pleased to support efforts to protect all women in this country from domestic abuse and other forms of violence,” said Hartzler. “I supported legislation this week...”

What’s wrong? She voted against it, not for it (see official Congressional voting record at www.govtrack.us). And if you are a female, or love one, she voted against you and your loved ones.

“I am pleased to support efforts to protect all women in this country from domestic abuse and other forms of violence,” said Hartzler. Apparently not.

From the editor of Warrensburg’s Daily Star-Journal (printed this week): “The Daily Star-Journal did not realize that what Hartzler’s release called “the Violence Against Women Act” in fact is not what is destined to become law. In the release, she makes no mention that she did not vote for what would become law and, coupled with the deadline timing, what conclusion could be drawn other than that she voted for what would become law?......I trusted……I regret that error.”


Why would Hartzler, or anyone for that matter, vote no on renewing the Violence Against Women Act? Shouldn't all women of America be protected? And, why would her press release try to make you think that she voted to protect women when in fact she didn't?

Debbi Lehr



Dear Editor:

On March 2, the Rotary Club of Harrisonville hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy, and feel-good family entertainment.

The Harlem Ambassadors would like to extend a special thank you to event organizers Carol Looney and Gabriel Sweitzer whoplanned and promoted the game. The Rotary Raptors proved to be an energetic, enthusiastic and challenging team and we thank all of the players for their good sportsmanship. The event would not have been possible without the support and generosity of local community sponsors, the Rotary Club of Harrisonville members, and the event volunteers.

The Harlem Ambassadors thank the community of Harrisonville for its warm hospitality and look forward to returning to Harrisonville in the future!

Dale Moss

Harlem Ambassadors President

Fort Collins, Colorado

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