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Sunday December 7th Last week was a highly varied display of a 3-minute attention span. First, the media showcased the Ferguson riots with live commentary and photo-ops provided by rioters.…

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Thanksgiving Day has come and gone and left us all with a heartfelt appreciation of a day filled with family and food, lots of conversation, a variety of entertainment to…

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 For a lot of people Veterans Day is on the love it or ignore it list of holidays. If you have veterans in your family or know/work with those who…

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  Poli-sci-fi Well, here it is; almost Thanksgiving. Interesting that political correctness still allows celebration of this occasion. Native Americans have not yet filed suits against alluding to them as…

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Occasionally I get to volunteer some time at the Ralls County Historical Society to help sort through the boxes of records and file them away so they’re readily available for…

Jack Remembers

Jack Remembers Halloween When I was growing up in Oak Grove, nobody went trick-or-treating on Halloween. However, we did have a tradition. All the boys gathered on Halloween night, brought…

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Election Vetting Well, the mid-term election is over. Remembering that the term, mid-term basically refers only to the President, maybe mid-life crisis is at least as fitting an analogy. Given…

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Good Grief I’m sure George Washington Carver would be most proud of how his promotion of the peanut has paid off. “Goober Peas” have become staples at franchised sporting events.…

Jack Remembers

One of my favorite long-time readers, Shirley Barnett from Kingsville wrote a letter disagreeing with me about my article regarding the Kansas City Star. By phone, she said not to…

Jack Remembers

It was 1964 and Lt. Governor Hillary Bush’s turn to be Governor. He had the backing of most Democratic organizations in the State. Secretary of State Warren Hearnes had also…

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