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On Robin Williams and the ultimate last resort

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

The recent suicide of Robin Williams took us all by surprise, as did the revelation of his depression. I suppose the old saw “You never know what you have ‘til it’s gone” is true, as suddenly everyone was talking about how much Williams touched their lives, either through his comedy and acting, or through personal encounters. No one was really thinking much about Williams, much less talking, Tweeting or Facebooking

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  • The world is crazy both home and abroad

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    A lot has been happening both in St. Louis and in the Middle East. There was a tragic fatal shooting involving a Ferguson police officer and a teenage African American male. The death of that teen, Michael Brown, touched off several nights of looting and demonstrations and the visit to St. Louis by national, recognized civil rights activists. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the response be directed by the Missouri State

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  • Moving forward and hoping that the future is better than predicted

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

    After this past week’s news coverage of very unfortunate events I have decided to stay away from those topics since, by now, everyone has heard the stories, the fighting and quite frankly, I’m sick of it. It’s not something that is going to go away over night, but when it’s pushed daily in the news it doesn’t even have a chance to fizzle out and get resolved. The death of

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  • E-Cigs? Who could have seen them coming?

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

    When I was a computer-crazy kid, back in the ‘80s, dreaming about a future populated by robots, flying cars and electronic everything, one technology I never envisioned was the electronic cigarette. It’s difficult for me to see this as a technological advancement. Though I am fascinated and a little put off by the sudden ubiquity of e-cigs. When I first heard about them, it sounded like the stupidest idea ever.

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  • Good bye dear friend

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Cadeau Rest in Peace

    I knew this day would come, and I ask the readers to indulge me in saying ‘good-bye’ to a trusted and always devoted friend. Cadeau had a wonderful life and kept busy. He always enjoyed a good drive. He made a vacation trip to Canada. I got a great photo of him curled up in front of an antique shop in a bed of flowers. The next few years he

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  • Power off technology and live a little

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

    It’s amazing how attached we can become to inanimate objects. I feel weird without my purse at my side if I’m walking through a store, and when I was growing up I only drank out of certain glasses (I was slightly OCD about MY stuff being just mine), and I had a specific chair that I sat in every night for dinner. I notice at our office that we seem

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  • Remember to vote Tuesday, important right of citizenry

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

    If you are a registered voter in Lincoln County, please remember and go vote on Tuesday (Aug. 5). There are a few contested races on the Republican side for 41st State Representative between Alexandra Salsman and Randy Pietzman. Also, Daniel Colbert, incumbent Presiding Commissioner is being challenged by Kelly Hardcastle, a former county employee for several years. All registered voters in the county will also help decide the fate of

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