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There are only a few dates in history, other than holidays, that are immediately recognized and linked with the event that distinguishes them.  Dec. 7, 1941, or Pearl Harbor Day is one of … more
After Citizens Bank President William H. Powell died of a fatal self-inflicted gunshot on Nov. 4, 1931, the bank’s Board of Directors reaffirmed the closing of the bank that had occurred the … more
I was only 12 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. For that reason, I will spare you my thoughts and memories of that day. Instead, I will tell you what else I know of September.  I know about … more
It’s hard to believe that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, happened 20 years ago. It doesn’t feel like it happened yesterday, but I can still recall the events of that day so clearly, even … more
Sunday, my 68th birthday arrives on the same day as the Chiefs begin what I’m sure will be their successful quest for another appearance – and win – in the Super Bowl.  I so … more
Before Jesus Christ came to this earth and took upon Himself flesh and blood, He existed eternally with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in Heaven. Jesus left Heaven for the purpose of saving … more
I have always loved those old steam locomotives, like the one that visited Sedalia last week. I believe a lot of people did, especially if they grew up with those huge coal burners.  I do … more
Author Dave Willis recently posted a message on social media that says the following: “Be careful with too much news. We’re the first generation in all of humanity who has 24/7 access … more
Following the death by suicide of Col. William H. Powell, president of the Citizens National Bank, on Nov. 4, 1931, the bank’s Board of Directors issued a statement saying that although they … more
I’m a college graduate. That is something I’ve mentioned numerous times in my columns over the last four years. I’m a proud Mule (or Jenny) from the University of Central Missouri … more
Today feels like an Andy Rooney day. I can hear the whiny, nasal tone, and the querulous question: “Do ya ever wonder . . .?” Do you wonder why Missouri’s attorney general wants … more
On our way home from Illinois last weekend, tired and hungry, we stopped off 70 in Boonville to get a bite to eat. As we approached McDonald’s, we could see that it was closed. The sign taped … more
My Aug. 21 column made a passing reference to populism, which led some readers to wonder what I was getting at, hence today’s column. As a political movement, populism began in the late 19th … more
We remember, in fact, I’m confident that those of us who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, will never forget the horrific events that took place. Alan Jackson wrote the timely song, “Where … more
Being married is a mixture of love, compromise, forgiveness, friendship, loyalty, adoration and mutual respect. In the early stages of a relationship, we feel more lust than anything. It’s … more
In addition to frequently exaggerating the city’s population, Sedalia residents also fell into a pattern of overstating its prosperity. Sometimes this exaggeration was directed at others, such … more
I’ve been angry a lot lately. Mostly about the two issues dominating the news: Afghanistan and COVID. I’m angry about how people are handling these pressing social concerns. I’m … more
Thursday was a horrible day. Thirteen U.S. military members and at least 169 Afghan nationals (NPR) were killed at the Kabul airport by a suicide bomber. My heart breaks for everyone involved. I … more
While many of you spent last weekend at the Missouri State Fair, I was busy helping Sigma Kappa Sorority at the University of Central Missouri with recruitment.  Yes, you read that right … more
Once again it is time for school to begin. As our children go back to school, all kinds of thoughts are going through our minds about how to keep our children safe. With COVID-19 and its variants … more
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