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At Your Leisure – A Vigilante
Many times, the leading ladies in action films are motivated by a need to protect the ones they love, especially their children. This common theme...

William Jamison's home is still standing in New London after being remodeled many times. In the foreground is the spring. View of the Past
This article is courtesy of Ron Leake, president Ralls County Historical Society. Distributed by New London Chamber of Commerce (circa...

Preparing for a Disaster
The weather this year has been one for the record books. Flooding is prevalent in every corner of our state. With this in mind, what have you done...

FROM THE EDITOR
This week many of us will observe Operation Overlord which began on June 6, 1944, and is commonly referred to as D-Day. It was a pivotal day in...

Grill Food Safely
With summer approaching, the traditional outdoor grilling season is about to begin. As the weather warms up, more people cook outdoors than any...

At Your Leisure – The Call
Halle Berry has had a stellar career, with numerous roles, some great and memorable, others not so much. (Lookin’ at you, Catwoman.) Her 2013 movie...

View of the Past
This article and photo courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. This article and photo was undated, but was likely...

FROM THE EDITOR
I think I’ve learned some wisdom in my maturity. When I was younger, I’d work in the yard or around the house until I was done. I’d push through...

Ralls County Library News
New Adult books added to the collection include The Matriarch by Susan Page; The Berry Bender Narratives by Larry McMurtry; and Celtic Empire by...

At Your Leisure – Never Let Go
Leading ladies in tough action roles have been around for many years. Some of the more memorable ones, like Sigourney Weaver in Alien and Linda...

Food for Thought
I hope that we are not headed toward something like another American Civil War. Current events are beginning to remind me of the Brooks-Sumner...

4-H a Summer of Opportunities
4-H members have multiple opportunities available to them during the summer. They range from being close to home to traveling across parts of the...

Brooklyn Pizza, a restaurant in Fulton, Missouri's Brick District. Discover the Heartland A Visit to Fulton, Missouri
Fulton, Missouri, the seat of Callaway County, is located just 4 miles south of I-70 on Highway 54. The small charming town has much to offer and...

The Hannibal Courier-Post, undated article Ralls Courthouse...
By MRS. OLIVER HOWARD Staff Correspondent NEW LONDON, Mo. – The men who built the Ralls County Courthouse in 1858 were residents...

FROM THE EDITOR
As many of you know I spent the last school year in the classroom, filing a vacancy for high school English at Mark Twain High School. It is not...