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To be a part of the modern world, high-speed internet access is no longer optional. We’ve been saying this since at least the 1990s, yet Missouri continues to lag behind other states. Somehow we have entered the third decade of the 2000s with more than 1.2 million Missourians still lacking a…

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Disparities between urban and rural health care are a nationwide crisis, and Missouri is no exception. The overwhelming majority of Missouri counties have shortages in primary or mental health care providers, and rural residents are significantly more likely to die from accidents and disease…

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The West Plains Lady Zizzers freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams picked up road wins over the Bolivar Lady Liberators Thursday night. The freshman team opened the night with a dominant 45-18 victory, the junior varsity then won 46-25 and the varsity team wrapped up the night with a 47…

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A common magic trick is to make something disappear right in front of the audience. We know it’s just an illusion, but a good magician makes the act entertaining.

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To the editor: According to President Trump and the national conservative news media, someone who simply supports a federal government social program that helps people such as Social Security and Medicare is a “crazy socialist.” If we go by that definition, then that would make Dwight Eisenh…

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers veterans and their families each year during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), this year Nov. 4 through 8. So, what do we do and why?

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To the editor: The Clinton Foundation is a scam. Bill and Hillary should be in jail along with James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

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To the editor: The Center for Public Integrity reported that Donald Trump and his Campaign Committee owe over $1.7 million dollars to several cities that he has held MAGA (Make America Great Again) rallies which, in his case, are re-election rallies.

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To the editor: You kindly took a call from me last week. I was searching for the old Howell County Poor House and Farm. While on the phone you researched the state archives, found the site and gave us directions. We found it and walked the cemetery, noting the many “Unknowns.” 

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To the editor: The House and Senate have a responsibility to pass legislation that improves the lives of the American people. To date the House has passed over 200 plus bills many of which had bipartisan support. However the Senate has refused to debate the critical issues and concerns of Am…

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Opinions are like noses: everybody has one. It’s not often that you get sued for having an opinion, but the Missouri Farm Bureau has just been sued because we supported a bill passed by the Missouri legislature and signed by the governor. The plaintiffs have also sued the Missouri Cattleman’…

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There’s a day, a week or a month for everything these days. Some designations, of course, are more important than others. A designation I hope all of you will heed is this September’s National Preparedness Month.