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THE GOOD NEWS: Hermann Hospital will continue to care for hospitalized patients with COVID, but we have limited beds, staff and do not have an ICU. We follow current inpatient care guidelines for … more
The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri’s gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional President Jed Bartlet in the … more
Election Day has come and gone for Missourians but its final impact is still uncertain. While President Trump has not conceded the presidential race, he continues to trail in the vote count. If this … more
To the Editor: Thank goodness we live in a country where a peaceful transition of power is our national tradition. The uncertainty we are living through this presidential transition comes from the … more
According to the Missouri secretary of state’s office, more than 3 million Missourians, or 70 percent of registered voters, weighed in on the candidates and issues before them on Election … more
For some reason, I can never relax during deer season. Some of it has to do with those long-range rifles capable of killing a water buffalo or penetrating a home a half-mile away. And I live deep in … more
Last week, after many in the media declared him the next President of the United States, Joe Biden, in a speech called for unity and healing. Biden said. “It’s time to put away the … more
Just recently while in Franklin County, I passed by the Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office in Pacific. Like many of you who live near that area, I’ve been by that building countless … more
Do the citizens of the United States realize what was at stake in this election and how important it was for a Democrat win?  Democrats in top departments of the Obama/Biden administration … more
To the Editor: Last week I ignored it, but this week I can’t. Mr. Voss lies. And in doing so, he is part of the crowd who are tearing down our democracy, by destroying our faith in our … more
As President Trump continues to delay conceding the election, I am concerned about national security and the smooth transition of power, the fantasy claims put out by his HQ are a new low. There have … more
On Nov. 5, lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for the start of this year’s second extra legislative session. Called by the governor, this extra session will focus on appropriating additional … more
Shortly before the November general election, the governor announced that he was calling state lawmakers back to Jefferson City to pass a supplemental budget to help the state in its continued fight … more
Missouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two … more
With a crazy 2020 almost on the books, let’s take a look at the opportunities your business has had available and what you need to do to cross the finish line on Dec. 31. Have you spent your … more
SARS-CoV-2 virus was virtually unknown when it hit in early 2020. COVID-19, as the disease is known, now has more than 60,000 National Library of Medicine citations, as the internet disseminates … more
The darned leaves in the water makes it tough to fish a river in the fall. I should remember that! But I have a hard time learning things due to a deficiency which comes from being hit on the head so … more
I left the border of Nebraska and South Dakota at midday on Wednesday, crossing the wide, sandy banks of the swift but shallow Niobrara River. Beyond it, I gazed across desolate, gentle hills of … more
Being a keen observer of nature I have noticed an annual migration that occurs the second weekend of each November. This is not the migration of the Monarch butterfly, which can travel up to … more
During my first year in law school in the early 1960s, our class studied an interesting case on evidence. It was not a landmark case by any means, but it did contain some interesting language, which … more
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