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Thrice thankful to first responders, police

Dear Editor, I never thought I would be the person to write this, but I felt the need to give thanks to some great people in our community. I’ve had…

The drive through America is long – painfully long

Author’s note: This is the second in a short series on an Offutt summer vacation. The United States is ridiculously big. I knew this, of course, but in theory, not…

Yes, dear – No, she meant “Deer!”

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: This is the first in a short series on an Offutt summer vacation. Sitting in the waiting room of the small Southeast Missouri Dodge dealership…

The CDC warns to watch out for parasites at the pool

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water. As pools open across America for the summer swimming season, the Centers for Disease Control (those friendly…

Parents actually on a date, news at 10

By the time anyone reads this, my wife and I will have gone on a date. A date. There was a time when one of us could say something crazy…

Preparing for a vacation is harder than it looks

As my wife and I plan for our summer family vacation, it’s time for me to do my part by saying things no one’s going to pay attention to. In…

The easiest way to lose weight has to be the taco cleanse

I’ve decided to lose weight. I’ve also decided not to tell anyone. Since the chances of me slimming down without losing body parts are only slightly greater than me understanding…

Councilor thanks those who voted, ran for office

Dear Editor, My thanks to the citizens of Richmond Ward 2 for voting for me to continue as their councilperson for another two years. By the end of this term,…

Letter to the editor: In favor of Ray County Library tax levy

Dear Editor, With the coming election, I would like to remind all citizens of Ray County what a wonderful library we have. The community room is used for many events,…

Letter to the Editor: In favor of assessed valuation tax levy

Dear Editor, We are in favor of the Ray County tax levy of .08 ($.08) per one hundred dollars assessed valuation. Ray County has not had a tax levy since…

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