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Ever since Trump became president on January 20, 2017, he has endured the wrath of the Democratic Party. Just two days later, Madonna said she had thoughts of blowing up the White House. Kathy … more
Summer in Missouri is one of the best times of the year. From Fourth of July celebrations to watching baseball or attending family cookouts, there is always something to do around the Third District. … more
Dear Editor: Some of Biden’s supporters stay strong behind him, others want him to step aside. Truth is it does not matter who the Democrats run for president, if the Democratic candidate … more
E ver since I read his first book, “Flags of Our Fathers,” I have been a loyal follower of the author James Bradley. His father, John Bradley, was one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima. His … more
I hate to be laughed at! But I know a bunch of you folks out there are going to laugh at this… In southern Bangladesh there are native people who live along the rivers that feed the ocean, who … more
W ritten by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson and first published in 1837, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”  concerns a ruler who is obsessed with fancy attire. Two con men … more
Where do the Democrats and their supporters tell the truth? That’s a question that could be answered more easily by pointing out where they don’t tell the truth. They have not been … more
Just last Thursday, we celebrated the 248th anniversary of the independence of our great nation. There is nothing more beautiful and more patriotic than being surrounded by family and friends, … more
Dear Editor: Last week the presidential debate was a sad day for the U.S.A. Now the whole world knows that our president is unfit to serve as president and commander-in-chief. It was also a … more
Recently the Osage County Republican Committee (OCRC) filed a lawsuit to keep Coroner candidate AJ Probst off the Ballot. According to the OCRC he was not an acceptable Republican because he … more
The 2024 Presidential debates showed a stark contrast between a GOP candidate, who was strong, knowledgeable and who risked his own fortune for our great country and a befuddled, confused “old … more
I hope to have my Big Piney Museum and Ozark Interpretive Center finished and open by this fall. One of the contents is a pool table that was made in the early 1920’s, dubbed an A.E. Schmidt … more
T he Statue of Liberty, a gift of the people of France to the United States, was first proposed in 1865 by Édouard René de Laboulaye, president of the French Anti-Slavery Society. … more
There are millions of Americans who feel that prayer is the only recourse we have to get our country back on track. If you are one of those many millions, you may feel that our prayers were answered … more
During the last 10 days of this month, the folks in the media have been talking non-stop about an “epic” heat wave that would hit the Midwest and eastern parts of the United States. … more
I have had no outdoor adventures lately. It has been three weeks since I came down with something called RSV, which stands for “respiratory something virus.” It took me two weeks to get … more
S ome voters carry the label “single issue voter”  with pride. They base their votes on any candidate according to their stance on a single public policy question while ignoring … more
Prior to the 2020 Presidential election, Biden repeatedly said that he would kill fossil fuels in the United States, which includes gas, oil and coal and which victimizes most Americans. With rising … more
Many of us celebrated Father’s Day last weekend, whether it was by sharing a meal, having a BBQ, or spending a day on the lake, it was undoubtedly a day well spent. This celebration reminds us … more
A Question from a reader… Is a garfish good to eat? Some say they are. Answer: There are four species of gar in the Midwest but only one is the scourge of Ozark streams. That is the … more
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