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I’m sorry Mr. Witte. I am not Bob McKee. Nor am I Tom Warden, who wrote a weekly column for this page for close to 50 years.If I had a garden and knew how to grow prize-winning tomatoes, I … more
Ongoing fight for voting rights shows how the weeds of aristocracy are alive and well in AmericaAmerica just recently commemorated its birthday, Independence Day, celebrating freedom from the … more
Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve never made a formal study of it, but have talked with … more
To the Editor: Conservative Missouri Supreme Court judges unanimously agreed: We must help our neighbors in need by expanding Medicaid, something most of us voted for.If your neighbor or caregiver … more
County fairs have always been the opportunity for catching up with old friends and neighbors — some you see regularly and some who you haven’t seen for a while. I grew up outside of Cuba … more
A parade without a marching band is like peanut butter without jelly, Sonny without Cher or Donnie without Marie.That something was missing last Thursday during the Gasconade County Fair Parade … more
The lady told me on the phone that she and her husband wanted to have a shore lunch like they had experienced in Canada, so by golly a shore lunch she was going to have, once I figured out what it … more
I caught a big bass this past week in one of my favorite places.  He was a hefty, hard-fighting largemouth, which I admired and released.  He seemed to be very appreciative as he swum away. … more
The crawdad is an unusual creature, always looking back where he has been, and going where his isn’t looking. Quite often where he has been appears quite safe and there looms a bass or walleye … more
L ast Friday, an unidentified homeowner Tweeted a short video of a young boy on a scooter accompanied by a woman — presumably his mother — on a bike. The boy stops to pull a small … more
The Missouri legislature’s recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when Pres. Harry Truman called for a national … more
Just as Karl Marx interpreted all of human history as a fight between the “proletariat” (oppressed) and the “capitalists” (oppressors) using a method I can only call “Illogical … more
Summer is one of the best times of year. Kids are out of school, there’s more time to spend with family, and the days are longer and more beautiful. For many Missourians, it’s the perfect time to … more
Most reservoir bass fishermen fish deep in the summer, trying to lure a lunker by bouncing jigs over ledges and rocks. But if you want to fish a topwater lure, there are places and ways to do it even … more
I am proud to be an American and I am proud to live in rural Missouri where a significant majority agree with that statement. Over the weekend, Connie and I attended three 4th of July … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request for comments to “improve and reimagine the supply chains for the production, … more
The old joke says…The mind is the first thing to go, but I can’t remember the second thing. Well, I found out on this sisters day. It’s comprehension! Since Lucy moved to Wardsville, we ride … more
A few years back there were predictions that the bobwhite quail would become extinct. They have not and likely will not because of the diversity in habitat and food that can keep them going in small … more
In two columns from February 2020, I covered ways politicians and their family members get rich off their name and influence. And it’s all legal. This is so common among senior-level … more
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