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I encourage old time turkey hunters to refrain from buying a turkey tag this spring and hunt them as I do… with a camera. I just don’t want to kill any more gobblers. I have killed them … more
H ave you ever gone against your college’s opinion and opposed the majority? Maybe you refused to accept a joint of marijuana or decided to wait for marriage before sex. That person is referred … more
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But for Missouri farmers, taxes are about to become a lot more uncertain. Barring action from … more
Missourians have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to impact how broadband deployment funds will be distributed across our state. For the first time, Missourians can provide on-the-ground … more
Whether you were helping your parents on the family farm, dreaming of carrying on the family tradition one day or bagging groceries at the local supermarket, I’m sure we can all think back to … more
M ost of you probably do not recognize this phrase, “I believe in my Creator, my country, my fellow man.” It is part of the Lone Ranger’s moral code. As a young boy, I remember … more
The Senate wrapped up the week (before Easter) by sending several proposals to the House of Representatives for consideration. One of these was my Senate Bill 912, which was inspired by a … more
Mathew 28:6: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” It’s Good Friday which means Easter is upon us. Easter marks the most sacred … more
The decline in wild turkey numbers over the past ten years is due to many things. The main cause takes place next weekend, the youth season, what one hunter has referred to the weekend best used to … more
Dear Editor: Jonathan Diller, 31 yrs. old, a son, a husband to Stephanie, a father to one year old Ryan, a New York policeman was laid to rest this weekend after being killed by a criminal that … more
S elling is my life. I started selling as a young boy and have never stopped. You have to believe in the product to sell anything — from popcorn to new cars. Customers are not fools. They … more
The annual legislative spring break was held this past week through March 24, and I’m enjoying this time I can spend with my family and our community. Here is what we worked on before we … more
A 2022 study by The Sentencing Project revealed that nearly 83,000 Missourians with felony convictions were barred from voting due to felony disenfranchisement. For Missourians with felony … more
Imagine emptying your gas tank or kitchen cabinet to help fuel your toughest adversary, leaving you and your family without enough resources to get to work, school, or even feed your family. … more
Across the country, electric demand is growing and could explode if green goals like electrifying home heating, industry and transportation come to fruition. At the same time, many states, utilities … more
I wrote about some things awhile back that some folks questioned. One column concerned skunks and someone hoorahed the idea that skunks carry rabies and therefore there is liable to be a rabies … more
M arch is Women’s History Month. According to History.com, “Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been … more
The big news this week is our first glimpse of the budget. It was a teaser or official trailer for the next entertainment program. Thursday morning House Budget Chairman Cody Smith released the … more
Mont Cleary was not well-liked. Folks said he had killed a man in the 40s after a poker game on the river by pushing him over a bluff. Argis Blackfern was a good old boy that everyone in the … more
It was two o’clock in the afternoon before we got to the lake, and it was up a little but not much. The water was just a little murky, but there was still a few feet or so of visibility in it. … more
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