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I have written about the necessity of having a good porch on a house before, and when my wife and I were house-hunting last year, I knew that was a must feature for any home we would eventually … more
From the way I see it and view both the church and the New Testament, there are at least four types of people in every church. There are probably more types but in this column, I want to focus on … more
Ed Stevens, who was running for mayor for another term in 1892, was the victim of a vicious political cartoon printed by the Sedalia Gazette, a Republican-party newspaper, that depicted Sedalia as … more
One day last week, a reader said they enjoyed reading my thoughts on relationships. This is one of my favorite topics because it is the one I have struggled with the most. When I tell people that, … more
Dear Editor:I would like Representative Hartzler to respond publicly to all veterans in her district to President Trump’s outrageous statement about veterans being losers and suckers. My wife and … more
Dear Editor:Thank you Ms. Oster for so clearly pointing out the craziness with COVID and how other, major illnesses do far more damage. Mandated masks are just adding to people’s fears. And some … more
Dear Editor:In response to Cheryl McMahan.I am in no way being hypocritical. I don't personally believe in abortion but that doesn't affect my political vote. The Bible doesn't specifically mention … more
When it comes to Michael Nilson’s different abilities, he wants people to know, “I didn’t overcome them, work with them.”Michael, a senior at Green Ridge High School, is active in cross … more
Dateline Sedalia. The Travails of the Traveling Toilet:Max and I were enjoying lunch outside on one of those beautiful almost-fall days – sky perfect blue, sun warm but not burning hot, air … more
I am cancer free again! Three years, 25 days … who’s counting, right? Time to put my hand to the plow and get back to normal again — whatever that means. Seems like we’re all asking … more
Dear Editor:Open Door Service Inc. would like to thank the donors, sponsors, and volunteers who have given generously to help us fight in the war against hunger and food insecurity in Pettis County! … more
As a child growing up, the things that were most important to me are not as important as an adult. My mom says I loved raw tomatoes and mayo as a kid. I cannot stand either as an adult; they are not … more
Over the past several months, I have been asking myself the question that everyone else seems to be asking: What is going on in our nation right now?COVID-19, close to (and may yet become) a record … more
Last week’s column promised more about women’s role in the election of 1920. However, Newspapers.com, from which I access many local newspaper articles, was not cooperating when I began my … more
Dear Editor:September is Suicide Prevention Month and it's important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's theme for the … more
Dear Editor:The CDC recently made available a table showing comorbidities of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. This means we can now see who actually died FROM COVID-19, and who died WITH … more
It never gets easier. “Time does not bring relief, you all have lied, who told me time would ease me of my pain!” accused 20th century poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.She was talking about grief. I … more
Danielle Bourbina turns hydration into high art.Bourbina has entered her 10th year working as a speech pathologist, currently at Washington Elementary School. In her off hours, she turns cups and … more
It’s been a busy week! Here are today’s stories, from light to not-so-light:By the time you read this, I will be a day older – OK, a year older! I told Max long ago that September was a good … more
What’s the most important issue in the coming presidential election? In my opinion, it’s the need to restore the rule of law in America and to confront those who have become a law unto … more
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