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Although the movement has not reached a hurricane force, there is momentum to quit using plastic products because of their potential  harm to the environment and wildlife in particular.

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Before every American Legion baseball game, the teams are called to their respective lines and recite the American Legion Code of Sportsmanship.

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Quote of the week: “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” – Tina Fey

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It’s still “iffy” but right now the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to open the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River Saturday, Dec. 1. The date earlier was announced as Dec. 3. Saturday is a much better day.

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For nine innings Saturday night, the clock was turned back and former Washington Post 218 players were able to relive their glory days.

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There is a serious problem with the culture at FBI headquarters,” according to Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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Recently we wrote about the news fatigue that many people have. There is so much media today, illegitimate and legitimate, that there is overkill on what is reported, especially as to politicians and government.

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Probably no one knows Gov. Mike Parson better than Dave Berry, publisher of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. Dave is a talented and experienced news guy. In some ways his personality is much the same as Gov. Parson.

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” Ferris Bueller, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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By now most people know that President Donald Trump is a hard guy to figure out. Why does he do some of the things he does, and why does he say or text some of the things he does?

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With news reports coming at us from the many electronic and print mediums today, there is such a thing as news fatigue. The Pew Research Center even conducted a survey to find out how many people are inflicted with news fatigue. The malady is more common than most of us think, according to t…

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We’ve given space in this column before about D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the greatest land invasion in the history of the world occurred when Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy, France — 74 years ago.

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With his victim suit on, Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation, effective June 1, with no contrition made for his misdeeds and for the havoc he caused the state, including the costs resulting from multiple legal investigations.

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Another Memorial Day is here. Aside from recognizing all of the American men and women who died while serving in the military, one thought that emerges quickly is that we owe a salute to members of veterans’ organizations for Memorial Day programs.

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There is one truism about the Missouri General Assembly, the members like the gifts they get from lobbyists. They like perks. They look forward to them.

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"Have a nice day.” How often in one day do we hear those words. The words are boring, lack creativity and are not a substitute for “Thank you.”

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For several years now there have been comments of concern about homeless people in Washington. People wonder where they come from, and if they are dangerous.

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This is supposed to be a time to celebrate the 50th year that East Central College has been in existence. There’s not much to celebrate with the unrest that currently prevails and the accusations that are being fired at the board and the president.

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In our long journalistic career, we have never had a governor who garnered newspaper headlines like Eric Greitens. Of course, we never in the history of Missouri had a governor the likes of Greitens to our knowledge.

Quote of the Week: “There’s nothing we can’t do if we work hard, never sleep and shirk all other responsibilities in our lives.” – Leslie Knope

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We were in a discussion recently about nicknames. They are nearly as common as the air we breathe. Some match the person they are assigned to. Others are a bit nasty and insulting. They can be amusing and life-lasting.

As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Each year at this time we are reminded of that second certainty. Tax Day is sure to bring stress and frustration as Americans attempt to navigate our complicated and outdated tax code, but this year is different. Tax Day 2…

Barbara Bush, former First Lady, who died Tuesday, had her priorities in order: She was a devoted wife to President George Herbert Walker Bush; a loving mother to her children; always put her family first; never wavered in her respect for this country and its patriotic values; set an excelle…

We knew for several years that Fire Chief Bill Halmich was considering retirement as chief of the Washington Volunteer Fire Company. So it was no surprise when it came through a letter dated April 16 to the mayor and members of the city council.

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Before it ever played an official league game in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association, the Helias Crusaders had a case of buyer’s remorse and decided to leave the league a few weeks back.

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With the popularity of the internet, like so many inventions, there is fallout — privacy has taken a hit. Privacy has become a lost value in our lives. 

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Quote of the week: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

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Some Missourian readers surely have heard of Ray Hartmann, publisher of  the St. Louis magazine, and a regular on Channel 9’s “Donnybrook.” We’ve known Hartmann for a long time. He founded the Riverfront Times in St. Louis and we used to print that newspaper, which he sold some time ago. The…

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