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Jason: Mom, this one’s for you, and me

By Jason Offutt The box tormented me. It sat on U.S. 71, an orange or strangely colored grapefruit printed on the side. The box was in the middle of the…

Letter: Not much right about Amendment 3, which would impose testing-based teacher evaluations in state

To the Editor There are so many things wrong about state Amendment 3, this permanent change to our state Constitution. • Financially, the amendment will force school districts to spend…

Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of the summer…

Jack Remembers: George Pirch’s students didn’t forget him or what he taught

By Jack Hackley Every once in a while, someone comes in to a small town and makes a big difference.  In Oak Grove, it was a school teacher and coach…

Guest Opinion: New Census figures show state’s poverty rates continue to be concern

By Amy Blouin The Missouri Budget Project Missouri’s poverty rate remained high last year, underscoring the need for Missouri to do more to help struggling people succeed and afford basic…

Jason: With soap operas, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

By Jason Offutt It’s uncomfortable to walk into a room, especially in your own home, and see something you’re not sure is really there. Like a ghost, or Lindsay Lohan.…

Letters to the Editor

Lack of volume detracted from important rededication ceremony To the Editor I attended the rededication of the courthouse cornerstone Friday, Sept. 12.  It was a very nice and important service.…

Jack Remembers: Call it what you will, Aunt Bessie knew how to find it

By Jack Hackley My mother’s grandfather settled about three miles north and east of Oak Grove in Lafayette County in about 1850.  He was a tenant farmer, as was my…

Jason: Our first microwave might’ve helped deliver a baby, but cooking? Forget it

By Jason Offutt I don’t remember my family’s first color television set, I don’t remember our first eight-track tape player and I don’t remember our first touch-tone telephone. I do…

American Forum Guest Opinion: Walk a mile in minimum wage-earner’s shoes; I did

By Roger Smith I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road…