Columns

Food for Thought
It has always been a secret fantasy of mine to attend a polo match. Then, I could gaze out over the field as the game unfolds, smile and say,...

At Your Leisure – Breaking In
A good thriller draws you in with a believable premise, hooks you with strong characterization, and hammers you using tension and fear. Some...

FROM THE EDITOR
This edition comes out with one day left for the school year. The kids were ready to go a few weeks ago. Teachers have been scrambling to get...

View of the Past
This is the conclusion of the article from last week’s edition. All information is courtesy of Ron Leake, president Ralls County Historical...

At Your Leisure – Nightmare in Pink
I have the books of several authors on my shelves that I’ve yet to read. I’ll pick them up if I find them at a bargain price because I’ve heard the...

Food for Thought
During a recent conversation I had with my father, the two of us speculated about the trend that’s occurred throughout this millennium, of...

At Your Leisure – Black Summer
Zombies are dead! Well, duh, right? Some have been saying this, recently. That’s zombies are becoming passé, they’ve outlived their time on the...

At Your Leisure – Creed II
Rocky Balboa has become a part of the American lexicon. Going beyond just being a character in a movie, a created being crafted for the sake of...

Food for Thought
It has been pointed out that I ought to be more respectful of Donald Trump, and so this will be my last column on that topic. I would also like to...

View of the Past
This article and the photos are courtesy of Ron Leake, president, Ralls County Historical Society Hannibal Courier-Post, Thursday, June 23,...

FROM THE EDITOR
Family members went to the movies over Easter break. The guys went to see “Pet Sematary” and the girls went to see “Breakthrough.” I like Stephen...

At Your Leisure – Wardenclyffe
Nicola Tesla was a genius visionary far beyond his time, and he was also a man who was far too trusting, with little-to-no business sense. Despite...

Learn How to Self-Manage Your Diabetes
Do you want to learn more about managing your diabetes? Clarity Healthcare along with University of Missouri Extension will be offering a free...

Food for Thought
Easter is a time of hope—obviously, a time of hope for eternal life…yet its core message should resonate even with people of other faiths (and of...

FROM THE EDITOR
Spring has finally touched God’s Country here in Ralls County. Over the last week we’ve been blessed with gorgeous weather and a bountiful bouquet...