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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
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
Throughout the course of the current presidential campaign, President Trump has expressed concern about the threat of Democrats stealing the election. His concerns are well founded. This is the story … 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
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.  This year, … more
Regardless of a person’s political views, the vast majority of Americans respect and appreciate the late Justice’s service to our country. It is my hope the judge who takes her place on the bench … more
The old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I’d like to add “and probably a firefighter too.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2019, a fire … more
Dear Editor: As the general election looms close a lot of people are hoping that their favorite candidates will win. Some will vote a split ticket and others will vote along rigid party lines. … more
To the Editor: Last Tuesday night, on national TV, Donald Trump exposed himself. If that statement of character revelation happens to also suggest an obscene display the crossover is not uncalled … more
To the Editor: The recent news regarding our President and his wife is evidence enough that no one is immune from contracting this virus. How many more examples do elected leaders need to convince … more
The country was cool and green as we wound our way down the state and county roads. The green of the trees is starting to fade but no color has yet appeared. The road sides are graced with the … more
As your state senator, it is important for me to know the priorities of the elected officials that are a part of my district. I reached out to every councilmember, mayor, alderman, etc., in the … more
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