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I seriously doubt that there are any statues of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi let alone streets or providences named after him in Iran. He was the last Shah of Iran, ruling that country from Sept. 16, … more
As we emerge from the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, every state and local government, including our own, has begun to survey the economic damage caused by weeks of … more
Somewhere out there, there is someone who owns a boat I am looking for. The history of that boat is something that goes back to my grandfather more than 100 years ago. He and his brother built his … more
This column is prompted by a simple question asked of the governor at one of his news conferences. Missouri had reached a peak level of COVID-19 infections. That record was set after Missouri … more
I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
I remember catching frogs from the river when I was only about 13 or 14 years old. We used carbide headlamps like miners used, with polished globes. My goodness, there are lights today that bullfrogs … more
On June 16, Missouri began Phase 2 of the “Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan.”  During Phase 2, there will be no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions will be lifted, … more
How often do you wake up to a strange noise in the middle of the night? Maybe it’s the air conditioning kicking on, one of the kids going to the bathroom, or one of the countless sounds that … more
Missouri has a proud agricultural history that has helped shape our state into what it is today. Agriculture is our state’s No. 1 industry, contributing more than $85 billion annually to our … more
While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has seen an uptick in recent days, Gov. Parson said the state’s recovery efforts remain on track. The governor said the increase in cases is not a … more
If you’ve ever welcomed a new puppy into your house you can relate. This new addition to the family needs to be house trained. On the other hand, if you tolerate the puppy’s accidents on … more
I try to always do the right thing. But it hasn’t always been that way. I stole a candy bar once when I was five or six years old, but nothing since! Grandma and Grandpa McNew would go into … more
Dear Editor:  After church service last Sunday (a very good service by the way), leaving Mt. Pleasant Church, I headed for Memorial Garden Cemetery just outside of Owensville. As I topped … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
As I reflect on the final months of term-limited state legislators who have made a profound difference for the state, I also remember Harriett Woods. While she gained national attention for her … more
Before the dawn of the digital camera, photographs in all newspapers required film, a dark room, plus chemicals for developing and fixing the film. To save money we purchased Kodak Tri-X 400 black … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
Down at the pool hall when I was a kid I heard some front bench regulars talking about the funeral they had went to. They said of the fellow being laid to rest that he was a guy who would give you … more
I have a bait box in my basement that is made for crickets. Personally, I never used crickets, I always had minnows and night-crawlers and crayfish for most of my serious fishing as a kid. On one … more
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