DROUGHT PROGRAMS UPDATE
I know most of you know that our counties are eligible for drought disaster assistance. I am not going to rehash those programs today but please note that they have...

PROPOSITION 1 (School Boundary Change) TO POTENTIONALLY BRING LOSS...
​On July 13th, Cardinal Kids United (Against-Redistricting) reported that if redistricting is passed by voters on August 7th, that 16 certified...

O'LAUGHLIN TRIUMPHS IN AUGUST PRIMARY
Conservative outsider, businesswoman, Christian, wife, mother and grandmother, Cindy O'Laughlin from Shelbina, Missouri, defeated three seasoned...

MIssouri 18th District State Senate Race - FINAL STATEMENTS
I contacted all Republican Candidates for the Missouri 18th District State Senate Race (there is only one Democrat running). Those Republican...

How we work to protect taxpayers from waste, fraud and mismanagement
Personal bills paid with public funds… bank documents and official minutes falsified… more than $60,000 in taxpayer money missing. The plot of a TV...

Honestly Looking at Family Values
by Wim Laven A recent look at the GOP’s platform on immigration was quite heartbreaking; they want to break up and damage good families. I thought about the people I know,...

Letter to the Editor
July 18. 2018 Dear editor, I had the pleasure of visiting Macon County last weekend. I attended the Macon County fair, shopped at the Country...

Enjoy more time outdoors with easy tricks
Dining outside is one way to spend more time outdoors. In centuries past, humans spent much of their time in nature, hunting, foraging and living...