Opinions

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...

Tim Prososki’s dad, Ken, second from right, and his wife Nancy, front, along with Tim’s aunt and uncle, Marilyn and Bill McGahan, just happened to be in the audience Sunday night when he was named Branson Show Awards 2017 Steel Player of the Year.
Sometimes life comes full circle in the sweetest, most perfect way. My in-laws Ken and Nancy Prososki visited us this weekend. They don’t make the trip to the Ozarks very often; it’s a long haul from McClelland, Iowa. Also, much to our delight, my husband Tim’s uncle and aunt, Bill and Marilyn...

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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