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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.

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“We don’t ever think it’s going to happen to us, but it happened to me… because it happened to him.” Marion County farmer Lacey Miller’s emotion-filled words about her father, Ralph Griesbaum, are enough to bring anyone to tears.

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To the editor: Up until now, I have believed that the best way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 has been to focus on advocating for the federal government to do more to help the lower and middle classes with their economic and financial struggles to survive and to pay their bills.

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To the editor: “Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply” is the headline wake-up alarm being sounded by leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), staffed by more than 100 experts from 52 c…

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To the editor: I would like to respond to the letter “Good guy with a gun isn’t the answer” published on August 10, 2019. Throughout the letter “fully automatic weapon” is referred to when in fact no automatic weapon has ever been used in these horrible crimes. 

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To the editor: “Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply” is the headline wake-up alarm being sounded by leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), staffed by more than 100 experts from 52 c…

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To the editor: At times we long for days past and the people we love and miss in a much different America when common sense and logic was the norm of the times. Though the hands of time can never turn back, except only in memories we’ve captured as they passed us by.

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The final week of July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the details of its 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP). This is the second edition of the program created by the Trump Administration in 2018 to assist farmers and ranchers after trade battles affected their products.

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To the editor: Who of us hasn’t thought about gun violence after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso over the Aug. 3 weekend? CBS news was reporting a total of 250 mass shootings in 2019.