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Twitter is making me famous, or not. I’ll go with not.

I’ve been on Twitter since 2012. I didn’t say I’ve “used” Twitter because, frankly, over the past four years I haven’t determined its use. If you’re not familiar with Twitter,…

FDNY, first responders restored the psyche of NYC and the country

By JoEllen Black, Publisher Like most, I didn’t have a front-row seat to the Sept. 11, 2001 devastation. My view was 90 miles away from Ground Zero. It was a…

Family vacation: Finally, we’re going home

Author’s note: This is the last in a short series about summer trips. There comes a point in every family vacation when you hit a wall. The feeling that you…

‘Wrath of Khan’ and Mount Rushmore: the best ever

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: This is the fourth, and next to last in a short series about summer trips. The Offutt Family Vacation made its way through South Dakota,…

Ray County Coalition does not endorse candidates

Dear Editor: Ray County Coalition is a non-partisan organization committed to keeping Ray County’s youth safe, healthy and drug-free. In June, the coalition sponsored a candidate forum to learn of local…

Letter to the Editor – July 26, 2016

In support of the use tax Dear Editor: In a few days, Aug. 2, an opportunity for every citizen to have a voice, as a vote, regarding the future of…

Stealing political signs wrong – and illegal

Facts of life. Political signs will get stolen. If you get caught stealing signs, there is a penalty. The system in America for voting is Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Constitutional.…

Watch the accusation about theft of signs

Dear Editor, I read the letter to the editor in the June 10 paper from Mr. Guy Kinnison. I would like to say a big “AMEN” to his comments. I…

The Department of Conservation of Bigfoot?

Searching a database for native Missouri mammals (because ensuring accuracy is one of those whacky, eccentric things writers do), I found something I didn’t expect. Two somethings, actually. Among listings…

What’s in a name? A bacon double cheeseburger

The idea came to 33-year-old Sam Smith as most great ideas throughout history do – after way too many beers. I suspect that’s why the pyramids were built. Never get into…