Columns

FROM THE EDITOR
I often scroll through Facebook and the news feed on my computer when I’m bored or need motivation to write. Most of it I just scroll through. I...

At Your Leisure – Samson
While large, blockbuster style movies based on events from the Bible have been around just about as long as there’s been film, faith-based films...

Trump Touts Work for Farmers
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. To mark this milestone of longevity, President Donald Trump...

The Perry Enterprise, May 6, 1964 Attempt Made To Rob Perry State Bank
This article and the photo are courtesy of Ron Leake, President of the Ralls County Historical Society. Shown above is the...

At Your Leisure – Bird Box
I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon. I dislike hype. Far too often I’ve found the popular film or book to be a letdown. When everyone’s talking...

Mexico Santa Fe Perry Electric RR
The Perry Enterprise, October 18, 1909 Mexico-Perry Electric Road Will Run Direct From Molino To Mexico. From Thursday’s Daily Mexico ledger. ...

Food for Thought
Our nation faces a crisis. Everyone knows about it. Other countries are laughing at us. It is an embarrassment. America has one of the...

Christmas on Lick Creek in the 1850's
The following article is from the “Perry Enterprise” January 18, 1906. The article used the name Mackelroy. The correct spelling is McElroy and I...

Food for Thought
To the readers of the Herald Enterprise: Since Carolyn Trower invited me to begin a column (and I accepted the invitation), I’ve been struggling...

FROM THE EDITOR
On the morning of January 3, just as dawn was breaking, I stepped out on the deck to feed the cats. Glancing over the rail to the southeast I...

MYSTERY FARM IS AN OLD LANDMARK
This article and the photo are courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. Undated article from the Perry...

FROM THE EDITOR
Christmas was glorious, two days of shared fun and visiting. And food, lots of food. A beautiful Christmas Eve Mass topped off with the light of...

New Farm Bill Looks Positive for Missouri Farmers
Just in time for the new year, Congressional Republicans and Democrats ironed out their differences and agreed upon a new farm bill. Unlike some...

Your Small Business Saturday Shopping Made a Big Impact
Hopefully you visited a small business on this year’s ninth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. If you did, your efforts and those of many...

FROM THE EDITOR
“And so, this was Christmas”… and what have we done? The feast has been cleared and put away and the gifts given. There’s a bit of wrapping paper...