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Monday, July 28, 2014

Columns

Going to battle with Mr. Mole (06/25/14)
I have a new arch enemy. A nasty, ugly little fellow with webbed feet and beady eyes that loves to devour my yard. He is commonly called a mole but I refer to him as the devil. I noticed the presence of something in my yard a few weeks ago when I went to mow my grass and saw mole hills all in my yard. ...
Just say no to texting - UG2BK (06/18/14)
I hate getting old but each day I get closer to sitting on my porch, shaking my cane screaming "GET OFF MY LAWN!" I realized I was one step closer the other day when I was driving and looked over and saw a young teen, head buried in her cell phone, passing me on the highway like I was standing still. That was followed by my reaction which sounded something like: "Look at the road and slow down you young whippersnapper!"...
Having a ball on my vacation (06/11/14)
The best thing about taking some vacation time is getting to play some golf. After all, there is nothing like hitting a ball with a crooked stick and chasing it into trees, water, sand and anything else I can find. So last week as part of my vacation I went on a golf outing with a few friends. ...
Let's talk about the differences (05/28/14)
Sometimes it is funny the different types of discussions that men have as compared to women. It hit me the other night during a large gathering of friends. Less than 10 minutes into night the girls started talking about a crazy television show called "Sex Sent Me to the ER" on the TLC channel...
It's time to thank all those who protect us (05/17/14)
Though it's not as well-known as many other observances, this past week was National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time set aside each year to recognize and honor those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Established in 1962 by President John Kennedy, this week provides special recognition for the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line each day...
Let's have some real ice sports (02/12/14)
Like most everyone in southeast Missouri, I am sick and tired of winter. The constant snow, ice and frigid cold has kept me inside much more than I would like, stuck watching "Seinfeld" reruns and reading about a ridiculous school bond issue we will have to vote down in the spring...