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It was one of the most beautiful smallmouth i ever saw… a deep chocolate brown, with a bulging belly full of eggs, and a length of 23 inches. I know it was bigger than six-pounds but no one … more
I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General … more
To the Editor:   First of all we wish to thank Jimmy Brandon for his well written Letter to the Editor in the May 13 Republican. All of his points were so well articulated and, sadly, … more
Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie … more
To the Editor:   First I want to thank the Democratic Club for picking up trash along Highway 28. That is part of the great American tradition of taking care of local problems … more
To the Editor: After 122 years, the St. John United Church of Christ-Bem picnic is canceled due to the COVID-19. We regret that this must happen. We are looking forward to seeing you August … more
A couple times a year Connie and I will go shopping out of town for items we cannot find locally. When that occasion presents itself I always visit Barnes & Noble, or another book store. With … more
There is no good or bad in nature. That is a hard thing for many to accept. When my daughters were little girls, I tried to explain nature to them, and yet, protect them from the harshness of it. … more
To the Editor: I guess since the newspaper is named the Republican, you feel obligated to promote that viewpoint. I always considered myself a moderate Republican. If you look back at history … more
Looks can be deceiving. Many of us are viewing our world from our windows. We are surrounded by gorgeous, green yards and blooming flowers. But our communities are still reeling from the … more
One thing most of us have in common — white, black, Republican, Democrat, tall, short, rich or poor — is a love of music. It’s no secret, I love music. I love to listen to music. I … more
I spent a few days living on my camp-boat last week on Truman Lake. It is a hard-topped pontoon boat, custom-built for me with no furniture on it and attachable canvas-type cover with screened … more
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