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A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal … more
To the Editor:   The title of this letter is a rephrasing of the old expression “You are what you eat,” meaning your diet absolutely informs your physical makeup. Eat … more
My science curiosity perked up on news of a virus in China. There, 100 people a day died from a pneumonia-like disease. Now, the NY Times says 142 people died in the last 24 hours. To me, … more
The headline on the latest issue of GQ magazine’s cover is entitled “The New Masculinity Issue.” On the cover is a photo of Pharrell Williams — someone I have never heard of, … more
To the Editor: First I want to thank the Democrat club for pointing out my really dumb mistake in tying President Bush to a comment made in 2011. I could blame the computer when I typed in a … more
To the Editor: I watched President D.J. Trump preside over a Blue Collar Boom, in the Predominantly Red USA. He spoke of school choice, the space force and vocational education in high school, … more
Winter wears on. Is this a test of our soul? Plentiful ice with a light coating of rain tests our fragile bones and old muscles. I took my test, early. My slick shoe soles were no match for wet … more
Since this Friday is Valentine’s Day I want to confess to you that I’m in love with my wife, Connie. I have been for over 30 years. Because I adore her I treat her like the lady she … more
To the Editor: I have been conservative all my life but I could not agree more with The Gasconade County Democrats Club regarding Mr. Rogers and President Trump. Tragically, civil discourse has … more
To the Editor:  We hope that you give us a chance to respond to some points in Mr. Hoernschemeyer’s letter to the editor which referenced a previous letter sent by us. There are … more
In days of yore, I went to Spring instead of it coming to me. After the first week of February I flew to Arizona, leaving in 18F degrees and arriving Phoenix at 68F. I’d pull off winter garb … more
It’s a beautiful day with the sun shining (finally) as I sit down to write this column on Superbowl Sunday and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted that spring will come early this year. But, the … more
To the Editor: Somewhere in this no-man’s land of distrust and bad faith that we all live in these days, there needs to be the protective cover of reason and honor. Our country has eroded … more
To the Editor: The recent Guest Commentary by the Gasconade County Democratic Club inspired a few contrary thoughts in my mind and I thought I would share them. First: The Trump quote from 2011 … more
Enough about ice and snow. Hang with me as I tell of heifer sex. It’s a multi-million-dollar topic for Missouri farmers. For consumers it means better beef. The Show-Me-Select Replacement … more
No one should pay any attention to a Democrat who is promoting the impeachment of President Donald Trump unless they can say that they did not vote for Hillary Clinton in the last presidential … more
Trump proceeded to say that again on Fox News at least three more times. Of course, Obama did not start a war. But Trump does seem to have limited ability to negotiate and, as we have seen in the … more
Snow days don’t stop farmers from attending Extension meetings to learn new methods, I’ve learned. However, icy roads stop wise travelers. We’ve been tested big time lately. At … more
If anyone wants to see the results socialism has on a society it’s easy. Just look at countries who have tried it — China (since 1949), Cambodia (1975-1991), Cuba (since 1959), North … more
Winter meetings, a staple of Extension teaching, don’t get easier. Meetings are informative, invigorating and for farmers, profitable. But winter makes them difficult. Nasty weather … more
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