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Morning eye-openers

With a little prep the night before you can put a hot breakfast on the table in the morning. No time for breakfast? Just grab one of these sandwiches to…

Back to school: Then and now

By Linda Emley August is just around the corner so we all know that it’s that time of the year and school will be starting soon. My youngest son graduated…

Jason: Library visit could drive dad to drinking

By Jason Offutt The library was quiet, as it should be. That’s part of why I love libraries. It’s not just the fact that they’re big buildings full of books,…

Letters to the editor

Independents deserve same rights as others Dear Editor, The latest Gallup poll shows 42 percent of Americans consider themselves Independent.  Yet in most states, Independents are either barred from voting…

Pat’s Pantry: Hearty homemade meals

By Pat Mills Nothing screams comfort like a meal with meat and gravy. It’s a dish that has been serve since your childhood. Whether it’s beef and noodles or mushroom…

Postcards: Events pack county calendar

By Linda Emley A few days ago, a friend told me that I was so lucky because I was always planning another party. I laughed and told him that “hosting”…

Guest Opinion: Growing food looks easy – until you try it

By Blake Hurst City councils in Cleveland, Alexandria, Va. and Chicago have all recently passed resolutions banning the administration of antibiotics to farm animals, unless they’re sick — the animals,…

Letters: Debating Amendment I, ‘The Right to Farm’

Amendment 1 helps ‘big Ag,’ not farmers Agriculture, faith, animal welfare and health policy leaders say passage of Amendment 1 will cause harm to family farmers, rural economies and the…

Playful kittens ready to put on a show at their permanent homes

Missouri project 1 of 10 funded to boost biofuel plant feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday 10 projects tawarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production…