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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…

Vets deserve funding of Post-9/11 GI Bill

Dear Editor, Last month, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) allowance provided to children who…

Beware of bullshot

By Jack Hackley/Jack Remembers Oak Grove has had several people who became well-known in their field, including labor leaders, airline pilots and politicians.  My favorite was Red Lyons, who was…

50 years later: letter from a Birmingham jail

By Rivera Sun On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was sitting in a stark jail cell in Birmingham, Ala., where he had been arrested for engaging in…

Ray Gill: A lifetime of learning overcame lack of formal education

By JoEllen Black, Publisher of the Richmond News As we drove the roads of Ray County in his economical and fuel-efficient Ford, Ray Gill provided instruction on the new channel…

Never turn your back on a toddler

By Jason Offutt Never make direct eye contact with a baby. Don’t take that statement lightly. If you’re not a parent you don’t understand the repercussions of staring at a…

A presidential race never smelled so bad

By Jason Offutt This year’s presidential primary is, you know, wow. Wow, wow, wow. I could go on for about 500 more wows and I’m sure many of you would…

Judge selection: How the game is played

Guest Column By Jim Redwine Democracy may occasionally resemble a food fight but it is more palatable than rule by oligarchy. Or, as John Milton (1608-1674) put it in Paradise…