Human Interest

Medical Groups Support Growing County Prescription Drug Monitoring...
(COLUMBIA, MO) July 19, 2017 -- The Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, Missouri Pharmacy Association,...


Macon Women of Today Seek 2017 Little Mr & Miss Macon County...
The 2017 Little Mr. & Miss Macon County Contest will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Miss Macon County Pageant at the...


Stamp Out for Hunger Food Drive 
Thanks to the many generous donations from the citizens of La Plata as well as the surrounding area, the Stamp Out for Hunger National Food...


You know it’s close to Memorial Day when the Peonies are out in full bloom! Fortunately I took this picture before they were filled with rain water, making them droop to the ground. Peonies have always reminded me of the flowers we made out of tissues, tore the edges off and prettied up our Valentines Boxes in grade school.  Where we would then, anxiously wait to see how many Valentines we would get.  (Photo by Randy Bunch) Memorial Day


Verna Buck braves the cold
This past Saturday, Verna Buck (The Farmer's Wife) was selling poppies on this chilly day outside La Plata State Bank. Nice place to set up shop,...


Fighting Cancer: New Microscopic Technique Could Help Detect,...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fight against skin cancer just got a new weapon. For years, melanoma researchers have studied samples that were considered...


4 Tips To Sleep Better During Allergy Season
Spring is the season of renewal. Plants and trees start to rebound from the harsh winter that claimed most of their leaves and vegetation. Birds...


Explore the many ways to reconnect with Mom even if you live far apart. Bridging the distance on Mother's Day
Many modern families are spread out across the country if not the globe. Some people move away from family to further their careers, while others...


Picture of the sixth grade class with one student missing due to sickness. Honor Flight Kids
In today's world, we often hear so many negative stories. As individuals we want to help, but sometimes worry that we can't accomplish anything...


3 Lesser-Known Benefits Of Flashing Your Amazing Smile
The Consumer Guide to Dentistry lists eight different components of a smile, practically from ear to ear, beginning with the frame (lips) and...


Letter to the Editor
Do you know of the recent destruction and devastation by rural fires fanned by high winds in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado? Do you know that...


Work Zones are No Phone Zones
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7The start of spring signals the start of a busy season of construction and maintenance work on...


DISCOVER NATURE GIRLS CAMP
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering its tenth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp. It is a free three-day, two-night girls camp...


How Fast Should You Lose Weight?
By Jennifer R. Scott - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated March 20, 2017 You may have heard you should only lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. But what about people...
Why March Is the Best Time to Rethink Your Resolutions
New Year's resolutions not going so well? Now's the time to give them a reboot—or trade them for goals you'll actually achieve! Cassie Shortsleeve's pictureBy Cassie...