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Celebration of heroism, renewal of our freedoms

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

Another Veteran’s Day has come and gone. While one day is dedicated to remember these special men and women who served our country, the freedoms we enjoy everyday are not as easily visible. However, if one day they are taken away, what a void and a change in life would it become. I especially want to thank the schools for the many programs they have to honor our military heroes

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    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Back in June, I wrote about my two dads. Well, I recently met a third dad, my biological father. My parents split up when I was three. I have no memory of my father. When my mom remarried a few years later, my new dad wanted to adopt me. My biological father gave up his parental rights so my new dad could do so. That, as far as I was

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  • Mid-term elections bring big changes

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Election day has come and gone. Just over 43 percent of the registered voters in Lincoln County walked passed precinct signs (below) to make their voices count. They, along with voters throughout the state and nation sent a clear message. For example, The Missouri House will have 118 Republican members out of 163 total when it gathers in January. The number is unprecedented. They can govern without the governor. The

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  • I voted for my safety, for my family’s safety

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I’m not one to spout out my political views since I can’t say that I lean more to one side or the other, but I do have some thoughts on the Prop S decision that was made. I heard that several people who voted for it the first time chose not to vote for it when it came back on the ballots on Nov. 4 because they didn’t like the

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  • The Diary of an American Hero during WWII

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Several months ago, I had the honor and privilege to meet and photograph Gene Dwyer. Mr. Dwyer served in WWII and participated in both the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day campaign. His daughter, Sandy Sullivan, forwarded to me a delightful, at times harrowing, document: A transcript of her father’s diary from basic training to his landing on Omaha Beach, two days after the initial invasion. Mr. Dwyer’s son-in-law,

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    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

    By now I’m sure many of you have heard of Brittany Maynard’s story and the choice she made to end her life on Nov. 1. In case some of you haven’t heard, here is a quick run through of her journey. Brittany is a 29 year old Oregon woman who was living a happy and healthy life until she was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of

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  • Poems to get you in the Halloween spirit

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I first met Robert E. Browne when I wrote up an article on his book that was published, “Sea Stories”. Browne is a very talented writer and excels in poetry, something I never seemed to quite get. Since that December when I met him, he has added me to his email list so I now get to enjoy his poems he sends out to others. Here is a poem that

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