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Opioid Crisis Hitting Farmers Hard-An editorial column from the...
By Eric Bohl In 2016, 908 of our fellow Missourians died of opioid overdoses. Nationwide, over 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, and...


MY TURN NOT REALLY ANTI-GAY SO MUCH ANYMORE NOW
In the red states the political climate seems to be changing as we ap¬proach national and state elections. Most recently many conservative Re¬publican legislators have been...
100 Years Ago May 10, 1918 Uninjured in 12-Foot Drop A registered Guernsey heifer calf belonging to Lon James broke through the top of an old cistern in the Payne...
25 Tips for Improving Your MemoryREGION
1377We all have those mo-ments when we can’t find our car in a crowded park-ing lot or we frantically search for our keys as we rush out of the...


MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Year Ago May 3, 1918 War Train Viewed By Hundreds The Government war train, firing a piece of artillery to announce its approach,...


MY TURN “COMEY VS. TRUMP CAN ANYONE WIN THIS ONE?”
When we heard that former F.B.I. head James Comey wrote his new book “A Higher Loyalty”, President Trump was already hammering Mr. Comey as a “slimeball” worthy of jail....
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Constructing a smart retirement income plan isn’t easy. Throughout the working years there...


When should you get a cane?
It can be challenging to self-assess and recognize how your health and mobility has changed over the years. To make the most sound decision for...


MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago April 5, 1918 Paris High School News Now that the farming season is here it is almost impossible for the country boys to remain in school. The...
MY TURN “NO THANK YOU HILLARY
Not that long ago losing Presidential candidates were tolerated by their respective party faithful if not totally respected or admired for their efforts. Some of the more...
EDITOR’S MUSINGS Cats are Independent!
Scientists claim that cats show no attachment to their owners. Au contraire: the evidence of their love and devotion is obvious and abundant....


MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago March 29, 1918 Passing of Old Land Mark The old Buerk house on North Main Street, just south of the Morgett poultry house, was torn down this...
Holliday Christian Church
On Palm Sunday, Sally Blakemore, pianist, opened services with the prelude at Holliday Christian Church. All were welcomed by Reverend Larry Thomas. Maundy Thursday...
Faith Walk Ministries Bishop Harold Long
Faith Walk Food and Family Support Center will distribute food again this month on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my...
Monroe County Commission
Monday, March 19 The Monroe County Commission met pursuant to adjournment, on Monday, March 19, with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike...