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Jack Remembers

I really enjoy and appreciate receiving letters. However, it is really a compliment to receive one from a fellow columnist, who is also a graduate of University of Missouri Journalism…

Hawk Talk

In a Word Dictionaries are most wonderful instruments to expand one’s general knowledge and vocabulary. I wonder if Wal-Mart used the dictionary as a guide to route shoppers through exposure…

From the Editor

There was an auction nearby a week ago. It was the old-fashioned kind where everything is pulled out on the lawn and placed on tables. The furniture was lined up…

Hawk Talk

A Touch of Chill I think it’s going to be an early fall. The larks have left. Likewise the robins, blackbirds and cowbirds. Of an evening the mass of swallows…

From the Editor

This election season has seemed less hectic and not as noisy as in other years. I didn’t notice as many yard signs for this August election as I have in…

Jack Remembers

    I really enjoy and appreciate receiving letters.  However, it is really a compliment to receive one from a fellow columnist, who is also a graduate of University of Missouri…

Jack Remembers

On April 9, 1968, I had a ringside seat to the historic Kansas City riots, caused by Martin Luther King’s assassination. I was in Bill Morris’ office, located on the…

From the Editor

I spent some time sorting through old school records at the Ralls County Historical Society recently. Among the enrollment records and financial reports were some old class photos. There were…

Hawk Talk

What’s on Your Ballot? As Missourians exercise their right to self-determination next Tuesday, the “right to farm” amendment is a topic of much discussion. Though the concept feels warm-and-fuzzy, the…

Hawk Talk

Maverick Is His Name One of my favorite actors died last weekend. James Garner seemed to always play the role of the “man (American) with a plan” and the rational…

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