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All of us in our community are challenged in different ways as a result of this pandemic, but our homeless and underprivileged community faces challenges daily. Please allow me to say a heartfelt … more
Another plea for the honey bee According to EarthJustice (an organization of lawyers who go to court for the environment), “it takes 60,000 bees (two hives) to pollinate one acre of an orchard. … more
An opportunity to help others Since the announcement that many of us will receive $1,200 per adult and $600 per child for financial help during our ‘sheltering-at-home’ status, I’ve been … more
Our resilience as a nation is tested by COVID-19 It’s day 14 (Monday, March 30) of social distancing for me and I have discovered there are people who thrive on social contact and those who … more
We are in the midst of an extraordinary time and place in the timeline of human presence on this planet. Right now we are experiencing the early stages of a pandemic disease (coronavirus), global … more
Our country and the world are facing one of the most dramatic events in our combined history. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the U.S., many long-term care facilities have restricted … more
I recently received a survey from my state representative, Dan Houx. There were questions within the survey regarding whether public school funding was adequate and whether those funds were being … more
When I called for a funeral for democracy on Jan. 20, 2017, while our current president was being sworn into office, I had those that objected. They told me I should give the guy a chance and that … more
A honey bee plea When I was a child in the 1950’s, one could hardly walk across any yard without getting stung by a honey bee feeding on clover. So I thought them a terrible menace. Not … more
Hand washing remains the number one thing you can do to protect your health I write today as a retired environmental public health specialist to remind you of the basics of public … more
State Sen. Denny Hoskins did not do it. He says in a recent interview, published in the Daily Star-Journal, he could have passed ethics reform without having Clean Missouri, but the fact is he and … more
The Presidential Preference Primary in Missouri Missouri has used a Presidential Preference Primary since legislation was passed in 1998 to allocate its delegates to the Democratic National … more
Trade in agriculture has always been a critical component in driving demand for our products domestically and internationally. Today, we’ve learned initial details of a landmark agreement with … more
Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and those that serve them viewed Gov. Mike Parson’s 2020 State of the State address with great anticipation. Missouri … more
A note of thanks I would like to thank the following good Samaritans who helped me when I had a fall Dec. 9, 2019, at one of the stores in Warrensburg. They were very patient and kind as they … more
Congratulations Greta Thunberg Congratulations to Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, who was just named Person of the Year by TIME magazine. Yes, this award came even … more
As reported daily, Donald Trump is accused of trying to illegally influence the elections of 2016 and 2020. The question posed daily is: Should he be impeached or should we let voters decide at … more
Your politicians are not telling you. It's not long ago I heard a farmer in Iowa, when asked by a news commentator how he plans to vote, say he still plans to vote for the present administration … more
The 2019 case for impeachment will go down in history as political bias, not based on any crime as stated in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4: "The President, Vice President and all Civil … more
My take on politicians I can honestly say that politicians no longer possess integrity; maybe they never had it from the get-go. Perhaps, they are just politically constipated egoists who need an … more
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