Opinion

Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library Still Be Calm and Be Safe I think this is a perfect time to quote the classic film, “Anchorman:” Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. Champ Kind: It jumped up a notch. Ron Burgundy: It did, didn’t it? The

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Pastor’s Pen

by Gerald Hamlet, United Pentecostal Church, Versailles It is my opinion that the coronavirus is a “created crisis.” This is the first time I can remember when any outbreak of a contagious disease has affected all the nations of our world. Who and why would anyone want to affect all 7.8 billion people in our

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Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library Be Calm Two days ago, I thought I had my Bookworm all planned out. Then last night I read a director thread about the coronavirus, which led to some internet searching. Now, I find myself staring at the screen, fretting over what to write and trying to keep

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Capitol Report

by District 58 State Representative David Wood There are days I don’t understand what is going on in this world. The Senate has shut down for an extra week of spring break because of the potential outbreak of the coronavirus in Missouri. The House of Representatives has to get the budget approved soon. So, we

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Nickels and Sense 02-27-20

by Bryan E. Jones, Publisher A sommelier, or wine steward, is a person – way above my social status – who has trained extensively for many years to be able to master the subject and subtleties of all things having to do with wine. It must be noted: all sommeliers are wine connoisseurs, but not

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Capitol Report

by Dist. 58 Rep. David Wood I have received multiple requests to co-sponsor the “Second Amendment Protection Act” which was filed by Rep. Jared Taylor. I haven’t voted against a second amendment bill in the seven years I have been in office and, unless something is added to this bill that would make it objectionable,

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