On Saturday as I stood on Broadway, I witnessed one of the most awesome sights as the Patriot Guard rolled into town, many of them proudly carrying the American flag on their motorcycles. Then I witnessed one of the most disrespectful things anyone could imagine. A man jumped out of a pickup, walked into the parade of motorcycles and tried to stop them, yelling over and over for them to stop and motioning to the woman driving the truck to make a left hand turn in front of them. Thank goodness the parade continued on. After the group had gone by the man and woman pulled into Bing’s and unloaded the Rug Doctor they were in such a hurry to return. I couldn’t believe the lack of respect that had just been displayed. As members of the Patriot Guard, my husband and I have attended many visitations and funerals of fallen soldiers, standing in flag lines, paying our respects to those who have given everything for us that! we can continue to have and enjoy our freedom. It is a huge honor to be affiliated with the Patriot Guard, a group of volunteers who come together to say thank you to these men and women who have served and their families that have lost so much. Shame on those who were so out of line with their behavior, but a big thank you to the Patriot Guard and all who serve and have served in our Armed Forces.
At the turn of the century, African-American men often formed clubs dedicated to friendship, intellectual development, political involvement and socialization. Club charters were filed with the circuit court specifying the nature of the club and standards for membership.
There are angels in Sedalia. I am 82. Most young adults give respect to older folks. At Lowes, a young boy carried my bag of dirt to the car, opened my trunk and lifted it in for me. Also, I was vacuuming my car and decided I might wash it and a young gentleman on a yellow Harley-Davidson motorcycle came up and said ‘I will wash your car.’ That means so much and I just wanted to thank those two gentlemen.
Citi Bike opened on May 27 as one of the largest bike sharing systems in the United States. Imagine an awful liberal dystopia where the landscape is littered with rows and rows of bicycles. Imagine pure communism in the form of accessible alternative transportation.
After an injury in Iraq and then a horrific car accident stateside left him quadriplegic, former Army Ranger and Sedalia native Chris Bemiss has a message to others with mobility issues: “Never give up.”
It says something — and not a good something — that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sees a need for a website dedicated to providing men with information on how to be a decent father. Even more, federal officials are paying a hefty price to encourage groups to offer programs to teach basic fatherhood skills.
I grew up in a home where my mother smoked nearly three packs per day. I have suffered from asthma since childhood as a direct result. The prolonged exposure to the effects of smoke, whether they are from cigarettes or any other source, damages the lungs, and anyone that says otherwise is ignorant of the facts.
Recently, my husband, Frank Kreisel, went on the Honor Flight, escorted by our son, Anthony Kreisel.