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Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

One early morning, I looked out my dining room window to see a new, all-red bird sitting on a nearby tree limb.Although I didn’t have my glasses on, it took several glances to confirm that the bird did not have the tell-tale tufted top notch of one of my regular garden residents. It was similar in color to a Missouri cardinal, only more strawberry red in color.

Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 6:33 PM

This week we will be saying so long to a Rolla police family member with the departure of Animal Control Officer Kathleen McMeen.

Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

This week the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency spent two days in Missouri pushing the agency’s latest attempt to regulate our rural way of life. In the last few years the EPA has attempted to regulate everything from how we...

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

 Where reasonable rules are ignored civilizations die

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Celebrating Our Freedom/IndependenceThe recent celebration of Independence Day should serve as a reminder of just how blessed we truly are to live in a nation that is devoted to the cause of freedom and liberty. It also should...

Posted Jul 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

While the economy has been rather stagnant since 2008 there are signs of life when retail development and redevelopment opportunities surface.

Posted Jul 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Well, we are celebrating our independence this weekend. It started with Independence Day on Friday. Families are having get-togethers and barbecues today and maybe even some fireworks tonight. Sunday, many churches will offer prayers of thanks for...

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

As you know, the country is celebrating Independence Day this week, and the Rolla community is following suit. Traditionally part of the celebration involves the use of fireworks over this period.

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Independence Day is marked with fireworks, BBQ and family gatherings. More often than not we forget about the significance of the day and the brave Americans who put their lives on the line to establish our nation.

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

This week, we celebrate our nations’ independence. At first glance, that sentence seems to make a rather bland statement to describe such a pivotal point in American history.

Posted Jun 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Plants, even low maintenance ones, benefit from being planted in favorite soil conditions and that includes knowing how much, and when, to fertilize. Second to pesticide use, most homeowners over-fertilize, which can be worse than too little.

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