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Since 1927 Time magazine has selected a “Man of the Year” — now known as “Person of the Year.” It was started to save face after the publication failed to feature … more
Francis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his re-ply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Vir-gin-ia, there is a Santa … more
Many will not be sorry to look in the rearview mirror in just 16 short days and watch as this year becomes history. Let’s face it, 2020 started with a lot of promise just 12 short months ago with … more
My parents used to buckle my sister, Denise and I into the family sedan every Christmas season for our annual trip to St. Louis.  This was not a shopping trip. It was to see the holiday … more
During the 2020 campaign for President we were sold a bill of goods that Joe Biden is a moderate, center of the road Democrat. One who would unify America. His choice for his vice-presidential … more
This Thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for, not the least of which are two miracles that occurred earlier this month. I’m not talking about a piece of toast that has the image of Jesus … more
Last week, after many in the media declared him the next President of the United States, Joe Biden, in a speech called for unity and healing. Biden said. “It’s time to put away the … more
Being a keen observer of nature I have noticed an annual migration that occurs the second weekend of each November. This is not the migration of the Monarch butterfly, which can travel up to … more
One of the benefits of attending a top-ranked university, like the University of Missouri in Columbia, is the speakers and entertainment they bring in. In my four years of attendance — plus … more
We’re down to the wire with the election in less than a week. The Democrats are hammering President Donald Trump on his response to the coronavirus. Mistakes have been made. This is always easy … 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
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
My column this week is directed toward those who consider themselves part of the Democrat party, specifically, in the four counties we cover, Maries, Osage, Gasconade and Franklin.  My … more
Many personalities in broadcast media do not pretend to hide their feelings of disdain — and downright hatred — for President Donald Trump, his policies or his … more
Have you ever forgotten your wedding anniversary or your wife’s birthday? It happens. If you are like me, it only happens once. I guess it can be excused. Anniversaries and birthdays, by … more
We in the newspaper business have been concerned about the ability of the United States Post Office to deliver the mail in a timely manner for as long as I can remember — specifically … more
As most of you know, we had a graphic story in last week’s newspapers. A lot of people are asking, “Why would you print such a horrendous story?” The reason is very … more
In 1935 — during the great depression — President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced America to the “New Deal.” This was a reference to poker and the notion that some had been dealt a bad … 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
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
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