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Anniversaries, as every married individual should know, are important. They commemorate significant milestones in people’s lives. They are a time of celebration, but also reflection. They … more
Lawmakers continue to work toward a legislative solution that will help stem the rising tide of violent crime in Missouri, but this week the members of the Missouri House decided to hit the reset … more
It only takes a couple minutes of watching TV or listening to the radio to be reminded of the many challenges COVID-19 presents. Depending on where in Missouri you live, we’ve had to make major … more
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. That was how Martin Luther King, Jr. started his famous … more
To the Editor: On July 10, 2020, Mark A. Williams of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement on their Facebook page that the Narcotics Enforcement Group responded to a … more
I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. And I’m sure we all believed … more
I don’t think this land registration thing is going well for the Missouri Department of Conservation. I and many other landowners have vowed to hunt on our own land this year without … more
Many parents are struggling with the idea of sending their children to school this year in our new coronavirus world. Alternatives include home-schooling, hiring private tutors or signing up for … more
Missouri became the 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion as more than 53 percent of voters supported Constitutional Amendment No. 2 during the August primary. While the amendment passed, budget … more
On Aug. 5, lawmakers from around the state returned to Jefferson City to resume the extra legislative session called by the governor. In his call for an extra session, the governor outlined six … more
I volunteered to fry fish for those who come to a class reunion at Houston, Mo in mid-September, so this past week my daughter and I took the old johnboat down to the river not far from … more
There is little doubt if you and I would have grown up in the south as part of the white race before the civil war — you and me, Republican or Democrat, all of us — we would have fought … more
The COVID-19 lockdown has its benefits: a chapter a day of the unabridged version of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, a study in fear and redefined “normal” values, among many … more
Another month has come and gone. We are now on the back half of the year, wait, what happened to the first half? Oh, I must have missed it while I was staying at home. I did get out to attend another … more
It is unusual for the Ozarks to get so much rain in July, but it certainly doesn’t hurt fishing, especially in streams. When I was a kid, any summer rain that raised the Big Piney and made … more
I have to admit that occasionally I have broken the speed limit. I know that to some of you that may come as a shock. Last month Connie and I spent 40 hours, and over 2,300 miles, in our … more
Jefferson City — Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and House Budget Chairman Representative Cody Smith on July 27 held events across the state designed to share the truth they believe … more
(Editor’s note: We have varying opinions this week on the validitiy of passage or disapproval of Amendment No. 2 as a Missouri Constitutional issue being posed to registered voters in the Aug. 4 … more
To the Editor: For years Missouri has failed to expand Medicaid, and so our state has not received billions of federal dollars, and hundreds of thousands of poor Missourians suffer from lack of … more
Dear Editor, Another Osage County fair is in the bag and things were a little strange and strained (because of the COVID-19 virus). For the most part the fair went on as usual and while attendance … more
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