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The other day a co-worker came back into the lions den of intelligence that is The Journal’s newsroom.

This week the Governor gave his State of the State address. Some of Governor Parson’s proposals included. 

Pursley’s U-Save Mart was the scene of my crime. The women who worked there knew me well – I lived just up the street and spent hours that summer wandering the store aisles to keep cool and dream of what I would buy.

Looking back through the past year, I think the theme of 2019 in Lincoln County was one of “resiliency.” 

Around this time of year, families across the country look back at the past 12 months and count our blessings. This year, Americans have even more than usual to be thankful for.

It’s time to make that first significant purchase of 2020. I’ve browsed throughout the holiday season, looking for the perfect calendar.

One year I got coal for Christmas – and it was a true miscarriage of justice.

For the first time in many years, I’ve noticed a reversal in a particular trend. 

I love Christmas music, but I can’t sing on paper. 

My back was out all last week, and I was pretty miserable. It made moving around pretty painful, but even worse, it made my favorite hobby blatantly unenjoyable. 

Ihave gotten a lot of feedback on the bill I filled dealing with personal property taxes. 

John and I argue every Christmas about gift wrapping. It’s a tradition we’ve grown comfortable with. We get out the wrapping paper, tape and scissors. Then the fun begins.

Last week Youtube superstar Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie’s house was broken into, and almost all of his and his wife’s belongings were stolen.

My 30-something daughter has a different view of the world than her 60-something mother. The older we both become, the less we agree on the big things in life. 

The newspaper I used to work for in Alaska has been looking for an editor, to replace the outgoing guy who replaced me one year ago. It’s a big game of musical chairs complete with long plane rides, lots of snow and the occasional Grizzly bear. 

Alas, the time has come. The sun has set on “Probably Not Worth Reading.” 

I had mild aversion to Thanksgiving as a kid, because I always disliked the “say what you are thankful for” part of the holiday. You know, the five or so minutes that leads off the meal and prevents everyone from stuffing their face for just that much longer. As, presumably, an adult now, I …

Last week I read Lincoln County Journal editor Dan Fox’s column. He was reaching out to thank all those that have contributed to voluntary subscriptions. I was moved by his reaction from the comments he received. His reference to the thank-you’s being genuine, tells me he is feeling a person…

Ready or not, Thanksgiving is here. The house smells like onions and celery. Our guests are on their way and I’m trying to find the Thanksgiving Spirit among the pots and pans I have simmering on the stove. 

It feels like the national news cycle is caught in a big time loop and we are constantly being shunted backwards to repeat 2016 and the ensuing years over and over again.

Missouri Hunters Encouraged to Share the Harvest

Late last month, the district received our Annual Performance Report (APR) from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This report takes a look at performance standards like Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and End of Course (EOC) exam scores, graduation and attendan…