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Chapter Two: KALI: A Polar Bear's Tale
It was a cold day. The month of March offers no promise of budding trees or sprouting daffodils when you live high above the Arctic Circle. Not...


There can't miss events!
In the upcoming weeks there will be three events that are dear to my heart and to the community. ¬The first event will be the “Pink Out Basketball”...


MY TURN GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
As we begin the new year we always take a respectful look back at 2017 to recall the many talented and otherwise famous and infamous people who have died in the past year....
Faith Walk Ministries Bishop Harold Long
Faith Walk Food and Family Support Center will distribute food again this month on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. ¬¬Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his...
Granville Christian Church Pastor Fran Schnarre
Granville Christian Church will have its quarterly board meeting this Wednesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. We will meet at 6 p.m. to take down the Christmas tree. Last Sunday...
MONROE COUNTY HISTORY As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago ¬January 11, 1918 ¬New Hotel Man at ¬Holliday ¬W. N. Pollard of Springfield, Ill., has bought the Hotel at Holliday from Dave Delaney...


Missouri Agriculture
Missouri has a great agricultural tradition and a bright future. The Show-Me State is home to more than 100,000 farms, covering two-thirds of the...


Missouri Livestock A long history
Missouri has a long history of livestock production, with cattle being the predominant species today. Roughly two million calves are produced each...


I haven’t broken a resolution yet!
Resolutions are so easy to make and so easy to break. Do you make resolutions? I try to make some every year but they seem to go by the wayside by...


Computers -On- Farm Meeting, Jan. 12-13, Says Bring the Kids to...
At the annual Computers on the Farm conference, participants add as much as planned speakers. Users share ideas at the meeting, Jan. 12-13, 2018, at Tan-Tar-A Resort,...
Winter Car Care to Keep Your Vehicle Running Through the Cold
Winter weather is hard on cars and trucks, but a little preparation will keep vehicles running well throughout winter’s coldest days. A simple checklist starts with the...
Elderly Dehydration: Prevention & Treatment
Watching for signs of illness in a loved one can be challenging. Some illnesses show up quite clearly, while others have a more subtle effect on...


A Polar KALI: Bear’s Tale
Chapter One: The first thing Julie did was make the meatballs. With gloved hands, she carefully rolled the raw beef into round blobs, between her palms. Next, she prepped...
EDITOR’S MUSINGS Happy New Year to you, your family, friends -...
Others have said it much better than I can tell you about having a great New Year so here goes: “Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to...


MY TURN - THE GIVING SEASON
This Christmas, like many others over the last few decades at least, has been about the idea of gifts and giving in addition to the primary religious holiday meaning....