Editorial

Dateline From the files of The Versailles Leader-Statesman

May 21, 1897 W. A. Simmons, the clothing drummer, has invented a novel clothes pin. The little useful invention is made entirely of spring wire and is quite an improvement over the old-fashioned pins. May 24, 1917 The new oil engine is installed and at work at the electric light plant. It is a daisy

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Nickels and Sense

What I want to be when I grow up There are times, such as in the current political climate, when being a journalist is, by association, a profession not necessarily at the top of everyone’s “What I want to be when I grow up” list. I will readily admit, I can barely stomach listening to

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Nickels and Sense

Things Every Graduate Should Know With Versailles High School graduation this weekend, I got to thinking about what graduates should really know after they move that tassel and go out into the world. * You should know that high school is not even close to the “best years” of your life, contrary to just about

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Men will never understand motherhood   My wife and I were sitting across from each other at the IHOP restaurant in Jefferson City last Sunday morning enjoying a breakfast out. It was a treat. Somehow we got to discussing politics. We agree on most things, generally. One thing we agree on is when she said

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Okay, I was impressed A middle school student Saturday told me, “History has a tendency to repeat itself. So, we should learn from the past.” He went on to expound, with his classmate, about the life and influence of Russian nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov. I was impressed. The student told how Sakharov (1921-1989), after coming

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Nickels and Sense

Chalkboards weren’t that dumb I’ve been saying it more and more lately, with digital security concerns on the rise from the local level to our national defense: “You can’t hack a sticky note on the fridge!” I am not naive enough to advocate a return to chiseling words into stone tablets, but I certainly feel

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