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2018 Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale
Palmyra, Mo. – The Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement heifer sale averaged $1,880 at F & T Livestock Auction, Saturday, Dec. 8. The...

At Your Leisure – Odd Thomas
There are authors and characters that stay with us for decades. We watch the writer grow, their style change as they become more seasoned and adept...

HAWK TALK
Perhaps one of the simplest and most sage pieces of advice came from the Queen in Alice in Wonderland, “Start at the beginning and when you get to...

HAWK TALK
Well, the government did not shut down on Pearl Harbor Day. How could they shut down all government services and parks when all the government...

At Your Leisure – Frontier
Life for early settlers in North America, both the US (before it was the US) and Canada, was one of struggle and difficulty. Shelter, food,...

Open Door Studio
The holiday season is often one of chores, such as house cleaning or cooking, running errands, shopping, all those things that can sometimes make...

At Your Leisure – The Dark Tower Series
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” This is the opening line to what I believe is one of the greatest fantasy...

FROM THE EDITOR
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Or, I should say it’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Just about everywhere you go these...

At Your Leisure – ER
It was sometime in 2017 that I had lamented over social media that ER wasn’t on any streaming service. I had loved the show during its initial...

HAWK TALK
Gazing out the west window Sunday at the thickening haze of the forecast approaching storm, (at 40 degrees, the advent of snow seemed much delayed)...

Support a Local Business
Have you shopped local? I mean really local. A business owned by a resident, with roots in your community. This past Saturday, November 24th was...

FROM THE EDITOR
Thanksgiving morning found me mixing pumpkin pies and trying to remember if Mom used the cloves or the ginger; I know she left one of them out....

Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: Recently, your papers ran pictures of our FFA Chapters attending the National Convention in Indianapolis. We should all be proud...

Make Meaningful Food Donations
As the holiday season approaches, many of us are fortunate to have plenty of food to eat. However, some of us need help to put food on the table. ...

HAWK TALK
As last week drew to a close we awoke Friday to a Courier and Ives landscape. Well, with the early onset of Christmas marketing, I suppose we...