Opinions

Dear Editor, I’m responding to an Opinion Letter published in the July 14 Edition of the Howell County News.  The author of this opinion piece, Mr. James Vokac appears to be unhappy with Republicans in general.   Mr. Vokac’s has a complaint about the Republicans investigating last year’s...
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Although many of us agree that our country is in a political mess, our state has been doing a lot of good things this year, and I’ll try to keep this report on the positive side.  It is our state’s two hundredth anniversary.  On August 10, 1821, Missouri  became the 24th state to enter the Union...
The CPI increased at a 5 percent rate over the past year, the highest rate in more than a decade.  Fed officials are quick to suggest that this increase is temporary; largely a result of the economy's post-pandemic re-opening.  More likely, however, is that higher inflation rates will be with us...
As the summer season heats up, Americans all across the country are heading outdoors, trying to get back to the lives we had before the pandemic. Unfortunately, millions of American’s are being hit with sticker shock when they go to put gas in their cars, food on their table, medicine in their...
Thank you to all who helped make the alumni gathering for 2021 such a great success. There was a lot of planning and preparation to accommodate the 250+ in attendance. Will we have the casual cookout at the hangar again next year? Only if the members of the Willow Springs Alumni want to. Everyone...
WOW! -- is my reaction to a weekend with friends, classmates and new acquaintances.  Like magic, there was an energy and spirit where 200 plus people assembled to declare an enduring bond and deep fondness with their class, town and memories.  Whether the class was 1945, '65, '85 or 2003, the...
1 Corinthians 12:21-23 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less...
Last Friday afternoon, as Americans were preparing to commemorate Memorial Day weekend, Joe Biden released his long-awaited budget. This is the latest a president has ever submitted a budget in the modern-budget era. Typically, when something is released the Friday afternoon before a three-day...
Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party Michael Butler released the following statement on the progress Missouri has made with COVID-19 relief while the State GOP is rattled with controversy. MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow aired a 20-minute segment titled 'Missouri Republicans, Are you OK?" on...
On the farm, the "to do" list never seems to end—and only grows when the weather doesn't cooperate. For my family, we found a small window when it was dry enough to wean calves a few weeks ago—and it has rained off and on since, delaying other much-needed work. Challenges such as weather are a...

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