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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
There was no way that Americans could anticipate, let alone be prepare for, the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly the severe financial impact inflicted on many households, … more
To the Editor: In a recent issue of your paper, a reader wrote in, stating that Donald Trump wanted to cut Social Security/Medicare payroll taxes. You added an addendum after the letter, stating … more
To the Editor: Recent protests against wearing masks have exposed a pattern in the divisiveness of our country. “Our bodies--our choice” seems to be the crux of the case against what is felt … more
To the Editor: Life matters regardless the color of ones skin. This country was made up of diversity of colors. Let us be thankful for what we have not for what we can get. People of all races … 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
To the Editor: I’m going back a few weeks but I finally had time to comment. I was shocked at what seemed to be blatant manipulation by Mr. Brooks. The “simple question” was … 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
To the Editor: “As residents of Gasconade County, my wife and I are dismayed by the lack of awareness the Gasconade County Commissioners are displaying with regard to the reasonable precaution … 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
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