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Updated at 5:48 PM

I really should clean out my refrigerator. One of the shelves still holds a variety of leftover concoctions from last year’s beekeeping season.

Updated at 5:43 PM

Robert “Robbie” Camden was a criminal from Reynolds County, who achieved widespread notoriety throughout the eastern Ozarks during the 1930s and became variously known as the Robin Hood of the Ozarks and the Ridge Runnin’ Romeo...

Updated at 5:42 PM

As parents we try to raise our children to be kind and honest and to respect themselves and others. One way John and I did this was by giving our children the gift of elderly people in their lives.

Updated at 11:21 AM

Whether it’s your business, your farm or your family, there is one constant responsibility which holds true – you simply can’t spend more than you take in. Continually running a deficit would require the doors of your business to...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 6:48 PM

This week a bill came to the house floor just briefly, and then was laid over. House Bill 1892 which was introduced by Representative Holly Rehder would establish a government database containing prescription records for patients across the state...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Today, the Senate passed a bill I sponsored, SB 711, and now moves on to the House for consideration.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

It has been quite a productive week at the Capitol. On Tuesday, I introduced HB 2096 to the Committee on Consumer Affairs. This bill would eliminate the requirement that students at public universities and colleges pay the student health fee if they...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM

I agree with Chris Christie on this much: Governors run administrations, senators run their mouths. Saturday’s Republican debate could have been held without Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The only conventional candidate who wasn’t much of...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 12:47 PM

As nice as the weather has been, we are not out of winter yet, but things at the Capitol keep moving.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Do you ever wonder how a recipe gets its start? This one is an interpretation of a recipe one of my brothers described to me many years ago. It is also easy to make, a great way to use over-baked or crushed cookies and control serving sizes. The...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

After William Rudolph, the so-called "Missouri Kid," was arrested in February 1904 for robbing a bank at Union and killing a Pinkerton detective sent out in search of him, the New York Times said Rudolph came from a family of “crackers”...

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