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To the Editor: This often used expression is meant to warn us against the unforeseen consequences of our desires. It’s a caution against our ability to clearly judge circumstances ahead or even … more
I am proud to be an American and I am proud to live in rural Missouri where a significant majority agree with that statement. Over the weekend, Connie and I attended three 4th of July … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request for comments to “improve and reimagine the supply chains for the production, … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
A few years back there were predictions that the bobwhite quail would become extinct. They have not and likely will not because of the diversity in habitat and food that can keep them going in small … more
In two columns from February 2020, I covered ways politicians and their family members get rich off their name and influence. And it’s all legal. This is so common among senior-level … more
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do for our little town I said, … more
To say a lot has changed since the very beginning of the pandemic when reports of a mystery virus started affecting people in Wuhan, China began would be an understatement of epic proportion. The … more
Rulers throughout history wiped out total populations in their desire for power. It has been said, “if we don’t know history, we are bound to repeat it”. We are witnessing the destruction of … more
I hope that Americans are aware of the man-made climate disaster that is occurring out West. We are in the midst of a 1,200-year drought, and the ramifications are only beginning to understand it and … more
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining other freshman members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the traditional freshman tour of the state. The tour is intended to give the … more
A recent suggestion by a Missouri Senator of a Senate leadership purge reminded me about the last time the Senate’s top leader was ousted. Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Jefferson County, made his … more
To the Editor: “These programs have created a permanent underclass in America by subsidizing fatherlessness and unemployment.” As was acknowledged, those programs have been around … more
Over the past year, many communities across the United States have experienced varying degrees of challenges brought on by the pandemic, with veterans being among the most vulnerable. In addition … more
Over the past year, many communities across the United States have experienced varying degrees of challenges brought on by the pandemic, with veterans being among the most vulnerable. In addition … more
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining other freshman members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the traditional freshman tour of the state. The tour is intended to give the … more
I was just a kid in the late 50’s and early 60’s when quail hunting all over the Midwest was something amazing. Even in the Ozarks, hunters often found 6 or 7 coveys a day. I was there, I … more
Most of my favorite memories growing up include my father and my two grandfathers. They involve hunting, fishing and camping. I remember my parents being there for all my extracurricular achievements … more
JEFFERSON CITY — During a press conference Monday at the State Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson warned of the “detrimental consequences” to Missourians if the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA) … more
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