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I attended a Boy Scouts of America luncheon this past week honoring local banker Bill Monday. He was honored with the Forever Eagle, an award given to those who lived the Scout Oath and Law … more
I would like to share with you about a good time I had this past weekend. If you’ve never attended one of the annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festivals & Highland Games, then I … more
“Pawpaw,” my granddaughter Katie asked on the telephone, “What can I do for a butterfly with a broken wing?” “I don’t know,” I told her. “I’ve … more
From the first year to right before his passing (he conducted the August meeting), Carl Buckner has been a valuable fixture of the Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society. Donna, Carl’s … more
Not only is the food delicious (served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each day) at the Fair Grove Senior Center, getting to visit with my friends is great fun. One fellow reads my column, and … more
Paul Campbell   Listen to your body’s wake-up calls   If you listen carefully, your body will tell you when you need to do something differently than you are now doing. I … more
Ozarks RFD: Jim Hamilton   The Bonanza phenomenon   Once upon a time a young former Union Carbide executive from Kokomo, Ind., launched a steak house phenomenon in Springfield, … more
Everybody needs a Lendol Condren in their life. I learned to drive, change a tire and the basics of safe driving from him in driver’s education class. There is no wonder that Missouri is the … more
In 2006, Jane Hale published a book titled “Every Day is Father’s Day.” Prior to publication of this excellent book, Jane asked me to submit a memory of my father. Here is what I … more
I’m a horrible neighbor I thought … more
Fifty years ago this month (July), I made my first and last flight into Springfield, arriving aboard a green and white Ozark Air Lines turboprop, a Fairchild-Hiller with the wings atop the … more
In my Highway 65 book, I said the convenience of the highway might have been the reason the first airport was located near that area. Maybe I should explain, the original north-south highway went … more
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