We used to want to be just like our favorite celebrities. Televisions and movie screens showcased the glamour and persona of the stars, and we became a generation of copycats. From Farah-ish hair to Twiggy-like anorexia; our identities wore a mishmash of fickle style and shallow substance.
The journey of Logan's fourth grade football pictures: It all started last year when I forgot to pick them up.
STATE lawmakers are urged to consider carefully the consequences of the Second Amendment Preservation Act as those consequences were outlined recently by state Rep. Lane Roberts, R-Joplin.
PRESIDENT BIDEN made an early pandemic show by promising that a majority of American schools would reopen in his first 100 days in office. But (last week) we learned that this depends on the m…
A RECENT study by Blue Cross/Blue Shield indicates that children across the United States have missed at least 25% of their recommended childhood immunizations in the past year.
BITTERLY COLD temperatures and fresh snow arrived last weekend, offering a stark reminder of how some things are truly beyond human control.
NOT SO long ago, high-speed internet connections were considered something of a luxury.
EVERY FOUR years, inauguration day gives residents of the United States a new beginning.
VACCINATION CLINICS will begin in Northeast Missouri next week, signaling what everyone hopes will be a big step toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
MANY LOCAL residents have a soft spot for the unique music and accompanying history that have been generated for generations in Nashville, Tenn. It’s the home of the Grand Ole Opry and many en…
IT WASN’T surprising that some people initially went into denial about COVID-19 when it first came on the scene in the United States early this year.
AROUND HERE people still wish each other a merry Christmas.
HEADLINES FROM the past few days might make things look like we’ve all turned the corner on the worst of 2020’s disruptions.
THANKSGIVING DAY, even in the best of times, is notable for two things that usually have little, if anything, in common.
NEWS THAT a vaccine under development against the novel coronavirus is 90% effective comes as a welcome message as America’s health care system deals with a COVID-19 surge.
NEWS THAT a vaccine under development against the novel coronavirus is 90% effective comes as a welcome message as America’s health care system is dealing with a COVID-19 surge.
AS COVID-19 deaths have soared to 235,000 in the United States, the loss of life due to drug overdoses has been largely overlooked.
NOBODY KNOWS who has won the presidential race just yet and that means there will be anxious days ahead for all Americans.
VOTERS WILL decide the race for president, choose members of Congress and fill leadership roles much closer to home on Tuesday.