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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh. His radio show, and the conservative views and ideas expressed through it, have had a profound impact on my life. On … more
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, many people are taking a renewed interest in their personal health. Just as eating well and staying active is a key component of … more
This last year was a difficult year for everyone, for a multitude of reasons. Of the many challenges that came to national attention throughout the year, perhaps the most apparent was the lack of … more
Following the “mysterious disappearance” of the national flag in front of the VFW Memorial in the Owensville Cemetery, I raised a new flag on President’s Day, 15 February, 2021. On 4 March, … more
There are many people out there who want to learn to fish, and many who have been fishing for years who have questions about the right tackle. One of the most-asked questions from folks I took … more
You have been released. Those words are the most beautiful words my ears have heard in a very long time. I have not been in prison, but it sure seems like it. Those words were from the Gasconade … more
If you were present for the raising of Lazarus from the dead, would you have any doubt that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Miracles are always extraordinary, but the raising of Lazarus from the … more
With 2/3 of our state covered in farmland and being home to the second highest number of farms in the nation, Missouri knows a little something about the agricultural business. Our state is home to … more
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to know, of course, but they had plenty of insight to … more
Police officers have never had an easy job. Every day, these brave individuals — people who are our family, our friends and our neighbors — put their lives on the line to serve and protect our … more
Since the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our state.The virus has caused shutdowns and disruptions, and it has changed the way we live our lives. Despite the … more
Many often remember an encounter with someone they’ve known for a long time. My first meeting with Mr. Charles Feagan occurred upon arrival at Owens- ville High School in the early 60’s as a … more
Brutal. Miserable. Those were a couple of words (among others) used to describe the recent Arctic blast. As farmers and ranchers, we know dealing with the elements is part of the job, but that … more
I fell and broke my wrist on Feb. 10. The ambulance took me to the emer- gency room at Hermann Area District Hospital. I ended up having surgery on Feb. 18. They did not have any beds at either of … more
A global pandemic illustrates how agriculture impacts our lives now more than ever. Thanks to farmers in Missouri and around the world, consumers have food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter … more
We had to skip the Grizzled Old Outdoorsman’s swap meet last year because of the Chinese virus, but for about ten years before, we had held it in late March at a church gym in Brighton, … more
I hate to admit it but it’s true. France is the world leader, producing 93 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources. They do all this at half the cost of electricity than their neighbor … more
The pressure on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to mount. The powerful media interests that had formerly heaped praise on him are now clamoring for his resignation. Will he survive? I don’t … more
Every February since 1976, America has come together to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans to our nation and its history. It was originally just a one-week … more
Late February in Missouri is cold, as in negative-temperatures-in-the-evening cold. The recent cold snap has made calving season especially difficult for farmers and ranchers, many of whom have had … more
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