Not every day can be ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Not every day can be ‘Stairway to Heaven’

No one plans to have a bad day, or to put out poor work. It just kind of happens.Sometimes, what we think is a solid, creative effort turns out to be ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Reach out to your public representatives

Reach out to your public representatives

“1776” is one of my favorite movies, and I try to watch it every July 4th. It is a fictionalized, dramatized, and, I think, beautifully ro...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Strawberry picking time

Strawberry picking time

Columnist’s Note: Most of my summer memories are about dealing with the heat, but this one is about the sweet memory of picking strawberries, an...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Natural history and Francis Sampson

Natural history and Francis Sampson

Natural history is defined as the study of plants and animals byobservation rather than experimentation and the presentation of the results of the stu...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Community center is vital for Sedalia

Community center is vital for Sedalia

For years now the good people of the State Fair City have been clamoring for a Community Center. Former Sedalia Mayor Bob Wasson was a top proponent o...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Think of others, not just yourself

Think of others, not just yourself

It’s funny how what is selfish in the eyes of many is interpreted as admirable by others.One of the latest entries into the legion of the “...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Patience is a virtue for father-in-laws

Patience is a virtue for father-in-laws

To be fortunate enough to find that one person who would be your perfect soul-mate is in itself a wonderful thing, and means you are blessed. To have ...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Think before being critical

Think before being critical

Lately, we have heard horrible news about two toddlers who got away from their parents and traveled into danger. In one instance, a 3-year-old got awa...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Francis A. Sampson, local historian and naturalist

Francis A. Sampson, local historian and naturalist

Sedalian Francis A. Sampson trained and worked as an attorney and banker in Sedalia, and was recognized for his abilities in both those fields. Howeve...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Sedalia must continue its appeal to attractive businesses

Sedalia must continue its appeal to attractive businesses

Whenever there’s an article about a small business or restaurant opening up in Sedalia, there’s frequently at least one person in the comm...

June 14th, 2016 |