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Here we are in the month of May,  a month especially known for Mother’s Day and graduation.  We just celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday. I pray all of you mothers reading … more
The United States’ troops were actively involved in the Great War in July 1918, and the Missouri State Fair responded accordingly. The Fair planned a special Council of Defense Day at which the … more
I have held onto this opinion and the story behind it for a long time because it hurts to discuss. However, in light of recent events on social media within our community, I believe my experience is … more
There is something about the word “yesterday” that has always appealed to me, and I guess that is why I love those two completely different songs by the Beatles and Roy Clark titled … more
Editor’s note: Life swallowed Bob’s writing time this week, so he is offering this column from December 2016 for some reflection – most of the themes still hold … more
The teenage babysitter gets a call on the landline phone: a sinister voice. “Have you checked the kids?”  The man calls over and over.  Finally the babysitter contacts the … more
I got up this morning and went into the living room to find Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, and boxes strewn about. What a mess! And yet, it is a very happy mess. We finally were able to celebrate … more
Hearing rumors of how local industrial plants are hard up for workers, I recently talked with Jessica Craig, who heads economic development for Sedalia and Pettis County, to get the straight … more
As we approach this weekend of celebration for the mothers of the world, let us first give thanks to God for the gift of motherhood. There is a special bond between mother and child that develops … more
One of the difficulties of studying history is separating accurate information from inaccurate information. This is especially difficult if the inaccurate information has been stated, restated, and … more
“Sarah Palins new weight loss solution is changing lives and Biden is trying to stop it.” “Cheryl, this to your night routine to eliminate 38lbs within 15 Praised by shark-tank … more
Dear Editor: I read with interest Doug Kneibert’s latest jab at anything that isn’t from a conservative host, pundit, or Fox News.  While I may not agree with Lester Holt, I … more
Things I never would have imagined 20 years ago: • That outside of their primary media market, I could watch two of my favorite teams lose at the same time. This week, as I watched my Chicago … more
When Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote “Song of a Second April,” she must have been outside our door: “There rings a hammering all day, And shingles lie about the doors” (although … more
Sedalia is the Queen City of the chain restaurant. It seems every year a new establishment pops up — Fazoli’s, Steak ‘n’ Shake, Buffalo Wild Wings. But still we want more. … more
Before I decided to become a Christian, I met people who told me that God had a plan for my life. It became a cliché, and I stopped hearing the phrase — people still used it, but to me, … more
Dear Editor: Missouri has an unflattering statistic that reflects on our failure in the state to make a difference. The difference we can make in preventing some of our teens from committing … more
Dear Editor: I was disappointed in the coverage of Daunte Wright. He was portrayed as some innocent, hot dog-eating American, which I sure he was. However, what really needs to be stressed, and … more
According to the 1920 federal census, 21,114 people lived in Sedalia. The census showed growth, as it had every census period since 1870, the first time Sedalia was counted as a separate entity. … more
After a year of staying out of crowds and waiting for COVID-19 shots, the country is now seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, there are things waiting that we … more
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