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Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The argument started innocently enough. We tend to end up in the kitchen when any two of us are together and at this family reunion, it was hard to know who was responsible for cooking what dishes.

Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 4:34 PM

A quirky aspect of Ozarks history that I’ve been interested in for a long time is the large number of towns in the region that changed their names. I’m sure this phenomenon is not unique to the Ozarks, but I haven’t examined other...

Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 2:17 PM

“The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” - Abraham Lincoln, 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 6:23 PM

It’s time to get spring bulbs in the ground. In addition to a stash of daffodils I dug up with other plants, I have a bag of tulips to get planted. In other words, I’m getting ready to do battle with my wildlife.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 6:22 PM

November has been mild so far this year, but that could change anytime. Let’s hope it doesn’t change quite as drastically at it did back in 1911. That was the year of the Great Blue Norther.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 5:38 PM

I have had a number of inquiries from concerned constituents regarding the potential for ISIS terrorists gaining entry to the U. S. and Missouri to carry out terrorist attacks.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 5:21 PM

This week, many of my colleagues and I called upon the governor, as well as the attorney general, to take action regarding the placement of Syrian refugees in our state.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 5:19 PM

The terror attacks last week in Paris served as a wakeup call to all of us.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Missouri received good news recently as newly released national data showed that the state led the nation in new business creation in 2013.

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 7:52 PM

I’m beginning to think the little town where I live has a bad case of tulip mania.

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 7:49 PM

Fort Leonard Wood was not the only large U.S. Army base built in southern Missouri as World War II loomed. On May 15, 1941, while Fort Leonard Wood was nearing completion, the Army announced plans to construct another training center 150 miles away...

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