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The Isabella VFW Post 5366 will once again serve our annual Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day community dinners. The meals are free to the public. We hold each dinner starting at noon on the day of the holiday. Many people in our area wouldn’t have a holiday dinner or a place to go without these...
Maybe you saw the same news clip I did from a couple of weeks ago titled “Cow escapes in Brooklyn, New York.” It was an aerial video, shot from a news helicopter, of either a steer or bull (it was not a cow, but I doubt too many people in Brooklyn know the difference) that had escaped during its...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.blogspot.com. One of my favorite sights and sounds of fall is the flocks of geese flying overhead...going south for the winter.  This morning on my walk I could hear their call before I saw them.  It...

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
I’ve done a lot of town halls around Missouri—nearly 50 of them just this year—many in rural areas that remind me of where I grew up, in Houston and Lebanon. These are communities of working families, some of whom are living paycheck to paycheck, trying to earn enough money to pay their bills,...
I’ve been following and just read of the openings of the CC and PP highway bridges. Having worked for a government agency in another state in engineering, I laughed when MoDOT said the bridges would be built and open in mid-October. I thought the permits wouldn’t even be obtained in twice that time...

Letters to the editor
Twenty-five years ago, I attended my first pie auction at Bakersfield High School. The boys basketball team needed new uniforms, and someone suggested to me that a pie auction would raise the $2,500 we needed to cover the cost. I thought that was crazy, but we had one, and we raised the $2,500 that...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvilemo.blogspot.com. Here it is. The end of October, or nearly so. I finally broke down and got out the coats and heavier jackets, washed my winter clothes, bought some new winter shoes, located the caps and...
Whenever I’m working in Washington, my fellow Republicans and I open our weekly meetings with prayer before declaring our allegiance to the American flag. This time of reflection sets our intentions and reminds us that we are truly “one nation under God.” Opening with prayer is a long-held practice...

Jerry Crownover
I’m really more of a dog person than I am a cat person, even though I’ve had both for most of my life. The reason is simple. A dog will always act like it loves you whether it does or not, while a cat acts like … well … a cat. We have both animals here on the farm, and I’d like to say we do so out...

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