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Remember the ABBA song from 1977 “Take a Chance on Me”? more
It is commendable that we remember our own mothers with cards and other tokens of love this Mother’s Day, but it is even more fitting that we thank God and pray for mothers everywhere. more
The year was 1968. I was riding down the road with my parents. Dad was tokin’ on a Marlboro Red, and Mom was dragging on a Benson & Hedges cigarette. I was running and climbing all over the car, even hiding out where the spare tire rides. It was a 1960 Ford station wagon — a big old gunship. I know you’re saying, “Running around without a seat belt on, and the parents were smoking with the kids in the car.” It wasn’t politically correct, but it was 1968 when people were free. I don’t think the car had seat belts, and we did not have those odd bicycle helmets. How did we ever survive without all the safety features of today?   more
We are less than two weeks away from legislators throwing stacks of paper in the air to celebrate the end of the 2023 session of the Missouri General Assembly, and like every year, there are still a lot of bills in the air. Missouri Farm Bureau is focused on a few key issues as we approach the finish line.  more
Did you know that they have safety glasses for yard work? more
Cool mornings and hot afternoons, like we have been experiencing lately, remind me of camping and fishing trips to the river and stays on the lake in my younger days. I rarely, if ever, get around to camping and fishing trips anymore during the season. But when I was a kid, that was how my dad wanted to spend his time after a long, hard week of work at the sawmill or timber. more
School’s almost out, and industrious teenagers are looking for summer work. more
Just recently, I stumbled across a tidbit of interesting information while researching for a future novel. Of course I’m always coming across interesting facts that I was not previously aware of, but this one had to do with Dallas County. more
I’m betting that if we had the philosophy that everything will work itself out, we, as a culture, would be more relaxed and find contentment. But, instead, do we spend our lives and focus on learning how to facilitate and control every aspect of our life? Do we worry too much? more
I last talked to Angela 32 years ago. It was the evening of April 20, 1991. She called to let us know she would be coming home the next day from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. more
Tax Freedom Day this year is April 18. The day marks when the nation has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state and local taxes and divides them by the nation’s income. more
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