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It is amazing to me what a drought we have gone through for two months throughout the Ozarks, after the high water from heavy rains in the early summer. Seems like we are living in a day of feast or … more
My dad and I had lots of talks on river gravel bars; from the time I was a boy to the years after I had kids of my own. I remember in particular, a time in the fall when I was home from college, … more
A couple of years back, I wrote about a surefire way to destroy fall webworms by using a long pole with a newspaper page or two taped to the end. What I do is set fire to the paper, hold it up … more
Four years ago, during the 2016 presidential election, then Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton warned America that if Donald Trump became president the economy “would throw us back into … more
During the 2019 general election, Amendment One was approved by a margin of 62 to 38 percent, certainly a landslide.  The very next day, the Director of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce stated … more
To the Editor: We love our democracy. We brag about it, wave flags, swell with pride. It has served us so well, for so long, that we haven’t taken seriously warnings given since the time of the … more
To the Editor: There seems to be a lot of confusion about Amendment No. 3 which is on the November ballot. This amendment is a proposal written by Missourians to truly clean up Missouri politics. … more
Amendment 3 is an alternative to “Clean Missouri” placed on the ballot by the Missouri General Assembly. If approved by Missouri voters this November, Amendment 3 would completely ban lobbyist … more
Dear Editor: This is directed to the NEVER TRUMPERS AND HARRY TRUMAN DEMOCRATS to read the UD editorial of Oct. 14. It will make you think long and hard before voting for Biden/Harris. I … more
To the Editor: The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Missouri offered candidates across our state the opportunity to participate in our first-ever state-wide Voters Guide. The League’s guide is … more
The Susan G. Komen Foundation projects that over 260,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Here in Missouri, breast cancer has the fourth highest incidence and mortality rate of … more
Have you noticed new “gaming” machines popping up in gas stations and convenience stores in our community? I have noticed them, and this week, I wanted to write about what I believe is … more
Thanks to technology, there’s a new, socially-distant way for out-of-work Missourians to connect with employers. Now through mid-December, the Office of Workforce Development will host weekly … more
I’ve been in and around politics for a long time, and not once, ever, have I encountered a candidate who said he or she might not accept the results of an election. Until now. Certainly, in … more
Among other things, he has been described as ambitious, self-serving (a measure of narcissism), dominant and controlling. Many times he speaks — and tweets — without thinking. He is most … more
Taxpayer-funded government checks and amnesty for illegal immigrants; $600 million decrease in funding for American law enforcement; legalized ballot harvesting nationwide; taxpayer bailouts for … more
Republicans may win the battle of getting Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, but America could lose the war! Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have refused to answer the question if they would … more
Incredibly, the Maries County Commission and Maries County sheriff, Chris Heitman, continue their effort to track law-abiding citizens in a government database that has the very real potential to be … more
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