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To the editor: After 277 days of deliberation, Southern Appeals Court Judges Goodman, Bates and Francis are telling Missourians not to look at the entire trial court transcript and the laws which … more
To the editor: “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.”- Mark Twain.  There’s not a better quote to summarize the good folks of … more
On Tuesday, I was one of more than 20% of Howell county who participated in a fundamental act that defines us as Americans: I voted. It is a point of patriotic pride for me that I can say I have … more
“The man that saved the town is the same man that saved a nation.” However humble was he.  “Whose team is my 6-year-old son Tracy on?” the dad … more
Next month I will have been a Dallas Countian for 65 years, arriving with my folks in Sheridan Township in August 1957. Exactly 21 years later I came to Buffalo to become editor of the Buffalo … more
Our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program will soon be over for the summer. Ms. Kathie held the last craft on Monday, Missouri Department of Conservation will be our special presenter on … more
On my wrist is a faded bracelet made out of recycled plastic bottles that reads, “Progress not perfection.” I bought this gift for myself a little over a year ago to remind myself that … more
To the editor:     I read Mr. Vokac's letter in which he attempted to discredit my assessment of the January 6th committee. I stand by my original statements that the … more
To the editor: Mr. Krietemeyer's letter to the editor (published in the July 9 Quill) started out sounding like it was written by a thoughtful and reasonable person, but his comments regarding the … more
To the editor: My name is Jon McCormick with the Retail Grocers Association of Kansas and Missouri, which represents almost 400 grocery and convenience stores in Kansas and Missouri. Our … more
It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I think everyone can agree on that to some degree. It’s hot and humid, most of us haven’t had any rain to speak of in a month and everything … more
To the editor:   I am so grateful for the forum we have in America to express our views. I read with interest Mr. Vokac's letter to the editor that was published in the Daily Quill July 2, … more
“Juneteenth” is an opportunity for all to reflect upon a moment in time of our great country! As we discuss the significance of this holiday, we are reminded of a dark period in U.S. … more
A member of my household, who shall remain nameless as much for the preservation of my own health and well-being as to protect them from potential embarrassment, once asked me why I had not washed … more
Little did I know when I wrote last week’s column inviting readers to share their memories of their senior year in high school that I would have cause to stop and think about a particularly … more
This time of year, my eyes are always misty.  I’d like to say it’s the fault of allergies, but the truth of the matter is, it’s not. It’s graduates. Graduation … more
To the Editor, In December, President Biden appointed me as the Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development. From growing up in rural Lafayette County to serving as a Rural Policy Director … more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration's stimulus … more
On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The operators of the telegraphs reported receiving electrical shocks, telegraph paper catching fire, and being able … more
Last week, I paid $120 to fill my tank. Diesel is over $5.00 per gallon across most of Missouri. Propane to heat farmers’ barns, dry grain and run equipment is up over 450% in the past two … more
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