Columns

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...

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...