Columns

Food for Thought
Our nation faces a crisis—dare I say, an Emergency? People are saying it’s the greatest emergency we’ve ever faced. In the history of...

Food for Thought
(The following was essentially written for last week’s paper, as a response to Pastor Tim Sanders’ second letter to the editor, but due to a...

At Your Leisure – Firestorm
Let’s continue to heat things up as we wait for spring to break through the insanity that Mother Nature has been exhibiting these past few...

FROM THE EDITOR
Valentine’s Day has come and gone and still there’s snow on the ground. Sitting inside my warm home I reminisced about February’s holidays in the...

Industrial Hemp
At one time, industrial hemp was a large agronomic crop in Missouri and much of the U.S. It has a deep history not only in the United States, but...

At Your Leisure – Volcano
Are you as tired of the cold as I am? Ready for a break, a spring break, so to speak? Maybe even just enough of a rise in the mercury so that you...

New London, MO Bi-Centennial: 1819-2019
Shelbina Democrat, 13 October 1886, Pg. 1 The reunion of old settlers held in New London was a great success. It is said 6,000 persons were on the...

FROM THE EDITOR
Finding myself with a few days off work due to the icy weather I decided to do something productive and clean up some accumulated paperwork. I...

The Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron, the Garden’s homage to the world’s tropical plants and ecosystems. A Visit to The Missouri Botanical Garden
As the tri-state area is stuck in cold weather, and trees and plants appear to be bare and lifeless, spring may seem like forever and a day away. ...

At Your Leisure – Left Behind (2000)
The Left Behind film from 2000 was based on the first book in the Left Behind series by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. The movie, like the books,...

View of the Past

Letter to the Editor
Dear Miss Carolyn, I am leaving off writing my Winds of Faith word this week as I feel the need to address the response that was made to my...

FROM THE EDITOR
It seems a bit of controversy has arisen over some of the columns published in the RCHE lately. A newspaper has an obligation to present first...

Anymouse
It’s a fact of life, the thundering drip from that faucet just within hearing will occur at the very verge of sound sleep. Half-way to wherever,...

Robert B. Fry Remembers Events of Ninety Years in Perry
This article was courtesy of Ron Leake, President Ralls County Historical Society Perry MO “Enterprise” September 12, 1946 On August 31,...