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You have been released. Those words are the most beautiful words my ears have heard in a very long time. I have not been in prison, but it sure seems like it. Those words were from the Gasconade … more
If you were present for the raising of Lazarus from the dead, would you have any doubt that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Miracles are always extraordinary, but the raising of Lazarus from the … more
With 2/3 of our state covered in farmland and being home to the second highest number of farms in the nation, Missouri knows a little something about the agricultural business. Our state is home to … more
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to know, of course, but they had plenty of insight to … more
Police officers have never had an easy job. Every day, these brave individuals — people who are our family, our friends and our neighbors — put their lives on the line to serve and protect our … more
Since the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our state.The virus has caused shutdowns and disruptions, and it has changed the way we live our lives. Despite the … more
Brutal. Miserable. Those were a couple of words (among others) used to describe the recent Arctic blast. As farmers and ranchers, we know dealing with the elements is part of the job, but that … more
A global pandemic illustrates how agriculture impacts our lives now more than ever. Thanks to farmers in Missouri and around the world, consumers have food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter … more
I hate to admit it but it’s true. France is the world leader, producing 93 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources. They do all this at half the cost of electricity than their neighbor … more
The pressure on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to mount. The powerful media interests that had formerly heaped praise on him are now clamoring for his resignation. Will he survive? I don’t … more
Every February since 1976, America has come together to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans to our nation and its history. It was originally just a one-week … more
Late February in Missouri is cold, as in negative-temperatures-in-the-evening cold. The recent cold snap has made calving season especially difficult for farmers and ranchers, many of whom have had … more
I read the article in the Unterrified Democrat a few weeks ago that was covering the Road and Bridge’s five-year plan for the county. To be quite frank, after reading it over a few times and … more
To the Editor: As our nation’s problems go unattended week after week, they continue to fester and grow. On the rare occasion that senators and representatives take a break from shouting … more
To the Editor: There has been much discussion in the news about the minimum wage aspect of the Stimulus. However, I have not heard much about two items. First, is the question — who should be … more
To the Editor: After reading the opinion about wind and solar, and hearing the same ideas parroted by the right-wing media for a while now, I just think we all need to stop and think a … more
Officials with the Missour State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation are looking at a ways to reduce the disturbing trend of increased traffic fatalities which occurred … more
Earlier this week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric … more
Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the U.S. House vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Georgia, from committee assignments. Unlike Greene, similar disciplinary actions in … more
Our new President Joe Biden and his administration believes that renewables — electricity produced from wind and solar — are the magical solution for our energy needs that will save the … more
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