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Despite the challenges we have faced since early 2020, a few glimmers of hope are appearing that could turn 2021 in a much better direction. Some of these glimmers could grow into long-term victories … more
JEFFERSON CITY — According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, 51 percent of small business owners reported hiring or trying to hire in January. Small employers have plans to fill open positions, with … more
In last week’s column I mentioned President Joe Biden’s new climate czar John Kerry and his commitment to saving the earth as he flies around the world in his private jet. While Kerry was … more
During the course of last year, it became obvious that China had entirely too much influence over the Democratic Party, its candidate for president and the American media. It also became obvious … more
This year marks the 48th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Each January, tens of thousands of Americans from across the country gather in Washington, … more
Some have criticized Joe Biden for being senile, and he surely has been prone to gaffes in the past. But I see no evidence of such the last year. People should be careful about making such … more
Americans are now witnessing the fruition of a plan started 29 years ago by the VP of the World Socialist Party, Gro Harlem Brundtland. Offered as official U.N. policy at the Earth Summit in 1992, … more
I would like to Thank the Senior Boys Basketball Players from last year’s season, I never got the chance to express my feelings about them, this was a special group, this was my most favorite … more
Thomas Jefferson once described agriculture as “our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” I can’t help but agree with these … more
Since the start of the pandemic, countless Missourians have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their fellow citizens. Whether it was the doctors and nurses on the frontlines … more
Small business owners have a few options to keep their workforce employed and cover normal operating expenses during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. First Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans … more
To all my friends and family, no matter your political stances or who you voted for, please read. I am the sister to a wonderful man who works in a Sheltered Workshop. My older brother, Jake, is … more
To the Editor: Recently the Gasconade County Democrats Club was addressed in this newspaper through a letter from a Mr. Hoernschemeyer who highlighted our early and persistent stance against … more
Many politicians have become addicted to power that their positions have given them. And it shows. They love to tell the working class what to do.  They are the ruling class. They believe … more
In 1973 most liberals in this country were pro-American, anti-Communist, honorable, truthful and compassionate. That was the year Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn came out with his epic work, the Gulag … more
Well, that didn’t take long. After months of promising unity and pledging to be the President for every American in his inaugural address, it only took a few hours for President Biden to issue … more
To all my friends and family, no matter your political stances or who you voted for, please read. I am the sister to a wonderful man who works in a Sheltered Workshop. My older brother, Jake, is … more
It is no secret, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our state’s economy. Prior to the pandemic, our state was experiencing robust growth and low unemployment; however, fast … more
I remember when I went from Visitation grade school into Maries R-1 in 1965. There was a whole big room for the library. At Visitation we had a shelf in each classroom with books on them. In the … more
On Jan. 27, lawmakers had the opportunity to hear from the governor on his plans to move Missouri forward in the year ahead. During his annual State of the State Address, the governor discussed … more
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