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My children get a little tired sometimes of me encouraging them to “think big and do good.” I was reminded this week that not all good deeds have to be big. The book fair has been going on … more
I volunteered to work on Election Day in Cole County, and took training as an election judge. At 54, I’m younger than most volunteers who might not feel safe working, I reasoned, and I had a ton … more
A couple of years ago Bull Shoals was at the highest lake level ever seen. As a result they released water in record amounts into the White River below the dam. That summer I fished with a friend and … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, my colleagues and I approved the extra session spending bill and sent it to the governor for his consideration. I am hopeful that the funding and programs outlined in the bill … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
When the history of this era is written, special attention should be reserved for the prominent U.S. politicians who dismissed or misrepresented the COVID-19 pandemic for political purposes. The … more
My parents used to buckle my sister, Denise and I into the family sedan every Christmas season for our annual trip to St. Louis.  This was not a shopping trip. It was to see the holiday … more
From our favorite restaurants, ice cream shops, hardware stores, florists, barbers, you name it – local small businesses hold a special place in towns across America. There is something about … more
On Monday of this week, The New York Times made the following statement: “Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral … more
The United States has been in a world of hurt in 2020. COVID-19 has spread across the country, affecting businesses and families nationwide. To make matters worse, alcoholism and substance abuse, in … more
When Missouri’s House begins its 2021 session, it may face a fascinating issue of residency which has a long history. The issue arises from a St. Louis Post Dispatch report that Rep. Nick … more
To the Editor: The editorial last week voiced hopes that President-elect Biden displays the courage and stamina to resist the pressure from the radical wing of the Democrat party. Amen to … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, my colleagues and I approved the extra session spending bill and sent it to the governor for his consideration. I am hopeful that the funding and programs outlined in the bill … more
The United States has been in a world of hurt in 2020. COVID-19 has spread across the country, affecting businesses and families nationwide. To make matters worse, alcoholism and substance abuse, in … more
   To the Editor: The people of Gasconade County are generally kind, caring people who help our neighbors. There are fund raisers whenever someone’s house burns down, or a … more
I don’t have much trouble social distancing. I live on a high ridge miles from any towns. This ridge is completely timbered, with a nice pond I built to water wild creatures that live here, and … more
During the 2020 campaign for President we were sold a bill of goods that Joe Biden is a moderate, center of the road Democrat. One who would unify America. His choice for his vice-presidential … more
There are millions of victims of the Democrat/media/deep state/big tech/swamp dweller campaign to defeat Donald Trump. The most severely impacted victims are our nation’s 60 million students, most … more
While Thanksgiving is always a special time to look back on the year and think about what we’re grateful for, counting our blessings this year it is especially important. It is no secret that this … more
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