By B.J. Tanksley, Missouri Farm Bureau
The excitement of moving into our new home had faded to the reality of the work of unpacking. As my wife and I were unpacking the last boxes in the garage, our two kids quickly grabbed their bikes to join our new neighbors’ kids playing nearby.  As the youngsters played, we stood on the sidewalk...

Greg Watts
Greg Watts has served with the Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, since 1989. He’s been BVFD chief since 1992. That’s 28 years of answering calls that have come in the middle of the night. In the middle of Christmas dinner. In the middle of holding one of his three little girls,...

Taken to our knees
About three weeks ago my wife and I were sitting on the back porch, late one Sunday afternoon, when I noticed all the cattle in the north pasture running toward the woods as if they were being chased. Since they were running from the direction of the pond, I assumed some uninvited fisherman had...

Rep. Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. Last week the House passed to the Senate the following bills: HBs 90 & 68 establish the Narcotics Control Act. HB 142 authorizes telephone companies to elect to have their tangible personal property assessed in accordance with a depreciation schedule. HB 275...


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