All God’s creatures

All God’s creatures

I love all of God’s creatures and I spend a lot of time feeding the wild ones as well as the tame ones that reside on my little five acres.Anima...

May 19th, 2017 |  


A picture recalls a true hero

A picture recalls a true hero

We have lots of family photos displayed on the piano lid. A person can see the unfolding of our lives over the years, beginning with pictures of my gr...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Helping students see value of living to the fullest

Helping students see value of living to the fullest

It gets ‘em every time.On “Early Out” days at Smith-Cotton High School, my class period is reduced from 50 minutes to 34 minutes. If...

May 19th, 2017 |  


La Monte according to Hazel Lang

La Monte according to Hazel Lang

Hazel Lang, a Sedalia Democrat reporter, columnist, and poet from 1925 through 1970, wrote many newspaper articles about Sedalia and a local history c...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Share your thoughts wiith Travis

Share your thoughts wiith Travis

Back in 2012 I wrote a column where I asked for the thoughts of the people, no matter how strange they may seem. I tried to make it clear there was no...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Welcome to SFCC

Welcome to SFCC

I would like to take a moment to welcome Mr. Brown and Mr. Beltran to Sedalia and SFCC. The answer Mr. Brown gave for putting more fans in the stands ...

May 14th, 2017 |  


When the finches come back to Sedalia

When the finches come back to Sedalia

I’ve always been curious about the swallows that return annually to Capistrano. I remember hearing an old song about that legend, recorded many ...

May 12th, 2017 |  


A tribute to mothers

A tribute to mothers

There are those who believe Mothers Day is just a crass money grab for those who profit off the day, and that may be true, but it is also true that mo...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Small hawk spells big trouble for birds

Small hawk spells big trouble for birds

Like a gunfighter riding into a peaceful western town, the hawk settled quietly in one of my trees. And, like the townspeople, the usually plentiful b...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Peers offer tips to Class of ’17 on succeeding in college

Peers offer tips to Class of ’17 on succeeding in college

May means Commencement, and Commencement means the final step on the path from high school to college.As seniors prepare to cross that stage, turn tha...

May 12th, 2017 |