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“Trust your source, but fact check.” That adage learned long ago in basic journalism came back to me this week. The MU Extension annual conference held a new segment this year. The … more
To the Editor: Kidding means to tease or fool playfully. (Webster) There is nothing playful about what is going on. The day after Trump was elected, the Democrats in Washington started talking … more
To the Editor:   Gasconade County is so fortunate to have Dennis Warden to write his Editorials in the Gasconade County Republican. Thank you Dennis, and yes I do know you do your fact … more
Being good stewards of our land is something both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. Unfortunately liberal policies in California are greatly contributing to massive wildfires that seem to get … more
To the Editor: Recently, when this paper looked into the source of today’s political unrest it found an answer inspired by Sen. Roy Blunt’s comments on recent challenges to … more
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people … more
It was the summer of my sophomore year in college when I cut the strings from my parents and became independent. That was the summer when I signed up to sell books door-to-door for Southwestern … more
A  week ago I ran across something totally by accident that I want to share with you. Most Americans, nearly 6 out of 10 believe that homicides or mass shootings are the leading cause of gun … more
To the Editor: Once again two articles in your paper have caused me to take up the pen and comment. I think my viewpoints are logical and reasonable but I’m always willing to listen to … more
I miss LIFE magazine, I grew up reading photo stories in that weekly magazine. Long after I became a photojournalist, I realized the influence that reading had on my career. Learning from photo … more
Dear Editor, It seems anytime anyone helps anyone, most Republicans scream Socialism. You are immediately branded a Democrat a liberal or a socialist or all three. Back in the 1930s, then … more
To the Publisher: In regards to your writings in the paper, they are what the last of the real down-to-earth people feel. I do construction and drive about 100 miles in every direction of … more
Dear Editor, I had a wonderful dream last night. I was with dad at an open AA meeting. His drinking had gone from bad to worse. Mom was forced to divorce him. AA transformed his life. He and … more
As a Democrat Club and as a party, we would like to define ourselves…rather than have others define us. We believe in inclusiveness, compassion, equality, diversity, justice, facts, peace, … more
Mid-Missouri weather flirted with frost Saturday morning. But nothing like the cold front in Northern Corn Belt states. Our low at MU Sanborn Field was 33F, which stayed above the killing-frost temp … more
In a previous column I talked about the lack of God in our society as one of the possible causes of violence in America, specifically gun violence. Case in point. When I grew up there was not a … more
President Donald Trump’s recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blower reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri’s statehouse by … more
One piece of legislation that is now law in Missouri is meant to provide a helping hand to veterans who want to further their education. During the 2019 session, lawmakers approved a bill that … more
This past week, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna announced new job numbers for the state’s ongoing transportation infrastructure projects. Despite gaining 2,300 construction jobs, a survey of … more
Cellphones with cameras bring snapshot photos into view every day. But, I doubt communication improves. What story does a photo of a dinner plate tell Facebook viewers? You had to be there to … more
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