Columns

Food for Thought
Our nation faces a crisis. Everyone knows about it. Other countries are laughing at us. It is an embarrassment. America has one of the...

Christmas on Lick Creek in the 1850's
The following article is from the “Perry Enterprise” January 18, 1906. The article used the name Mackelroy. The correct spelling is McElroy and I...

Food for Thought
To the readers of the Herald Enterprise: Since Carolyn Trower invited me to begin a column (and I accepted the invitation), I’ve been struggling...

FROM THE EDITOR
On the morning of January 3, just as dawn was breaking, I stepped out on the deck to feed the cats. Glancing over the rail to the southeast I...

MYSTERY FARM IS AN OLD LANDMARK
This article and the photo are courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. Undated article from the Perry...

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...