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Not too many years ago could be found on many dairy farmers’ calendars the telephone number of their “cow breeder.” more
Auditions continue for the annual Polk County’s Got Talent show, an event that recognizes local talent and raises funds for Community Outreach Ministries. more
We have all seen the movie with the perfect girl and the man who falls for her; she is beautiful, kind, and can spout some obscure quote from a poem or book, which happens to be the exact quote he memorized from the same book. It must be destiny. more
Most of the time, I think I do a fairly good job at finding ways to reuse items. My youngest grandson, Kolin, is at the fun age of three and full of questions about why he is planting seeds with grandma in yogurt containers or empty egg cartons or the clear plastic container that cookies came in. He is growing up thinking that is a normal occurrence. It is thrifty, I suppose, but I still get a kick out of reusing things that typically end up in the trash and so many of these types of items can’t be recycled, so it is a win/win. more
A bustling house is great for events like BBQs, Christmas parties, or an occasional shindig. However, a quiet home is best for the rest! more
Before a packed Bison fieldhouse, Bud and Shirley Glazier’s eldest was inducted April 10 into the Dallas County R-1 School District Hall of Fame. more
It was early March 2024 when I found him. His white hair had been cut short and he had a ridiculous underbite with one tooth that stuck out a bit. He looks like he has a perpetual smile, something that I am growing to realize, is a genuine trait. more
If you like to fish on the lakes or do any other type of recreational boating on Missouri’s waters, you need to keep these words in mind. Now that spring is transitioning into summer, it means trips to area lakes are going to become part of many people’s schedules. more
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days on June 8 and 9. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag. Free Fishing Days is an annual MDC event that takes place statewide during the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June. more
As we honor this Memorial Day those military men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, let us likewise honor those mortally wounded yet among us. more
Wife issues a warning more
I was invited to give a presentation at the city’s historical society in a couple of days. As Memorial Day is drawing near, I decided to focus on WWI. I took a different approach, however, and researched children soldiers. more
All branches closed Memorial Day more
Sleeping Beauty makes a confession more
The farmer down the road was the first person to pay me for working. more
The Missouri 4-H Foundation marks its 75th anniversary this year with plans to highlight impacts from decades of dedication to nurturing young leaders and fostering community development across the state. more
The Humansville Schools would like to invite everyone to a retirement reception in honor of Rita Hill and Becky Peters. The reception will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Humansville cafeteria. more
There is just something about a turtle. Maybe it’s the way they move with such dogged determination or the low-stress lives they seem to lead. Perhaps it’s how they lock themselves away when things are unpleasant and simply shut the world out until they can cope again. I don’t know, but they are just so cute, and I find nothing sadder than seeing one squished on the side of the road. more
My mother never made cinnamon rolls for breakfast or an apple pie for supper, leastways none that I can recall. more
The Marion C Early Class of 1964 will hold a 60th anniversary class reunion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the FEMA Building of the MCE Campus from 4 to 7 pm. more
Writer puts a name to a fuzzy face more
I find myself at the crossroads as I recently realized I may have traversed the bridge to old fuddy-duddyness. I noticed the first traces of it about five years ago, probably around the time the first grey hair appeared at my temples. more
All a telephone was good for when I was a boy was talking to people beyond earshot. more
Kathy’s Pasta and Savour, at 329 S. Main Ave, have been in Bolivar for years but came under new ownership in December, when husband and wife, Iris Pogue and Edward Cahoj, took over the business. more
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