The Ultimate Sacrifice
(Column ~ 05/21/15)
This coming week (May 25) we will celebrate Memorial Day. This is the day that we as Americans set aside to remember all of those who have given their lives fighting for the freedoms we so richly enjoy. I am thankful that we as a nation set aside this very special day in memory of our fallen heroes. ...
Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
(State News ~ 05/21/15)
Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,940 gas outlets in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71/g, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com...
NMCC announces five valedictorians
(Local News ~ 05/21/15)
New Madrid County Central High School recognized five valedictorians at its graduation ceremony held Tuesday, May 19. The following have distinguished themselves by maintaining a 4.0 GPA for all eight semesters: Monique Antoinette Fahy, daughter of Christine Fahy of Maplewood. ...
The Mind of a Crappie
(Sports Column ~ 05/21/15)
Here's your local fishing report: It's spring, they're biting, go fishing! And now for a rehashed humor article because I'm covered up! Fishermen have long wondered what exactly goes on in the mind of a crappie. While we know much about their habitat and diet, it's the "why" that remains a mystery. To help solve this riddle, the federal government approved a 10 million dollar grant to a group of researchers, and this is the report, published here for the first time...
Smith Bringing Congress to the Classroom
(Column ~ 05/21/15)
Ronald Reagan once said his fondest hope for young people is that they would love their country for her selflessness and idealism. "As the school year comes to a close, I have reflected on all of the great schools I have had the pleasure of visiting while in Congress. ...
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