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    People will be people and chimps will be chimps

    You may recall a television show called “Kids Are People, Too” that ran on ABC from 1978 to 1982. I took great delight in reminding our oldest son that the title of the show contained absolutely no truth at all. I would constantly tease him when the show was airing that kids are not...

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    Television offers us a glimpse at far-away natural wonders

    You might not expect a naturalist, an outdoorsman and a lover of the good old days like me to brag on television.

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    We must look at the positives after state audit

    Harrisonville alderman addresses state audit.

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    State audit worth every penny

    Harrisonville mayor discusses recent results of state audit

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    It is time to show some respect

    All the news outlets and social media have been abuzz this past week over the ill-conceived antics of Kathy Griffin. This is not the proper forum for recounting the rude, tasteless and disrespectful photo of her and the Trump mask that was posted online. We’ve all aware and have probably ...

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    We need to be able to laugh at ourselves

    There was an interesting little bit in the news last week about a junior high school awards event that brought some unwanted consequences. Apparently, teachers involved in the academic honors program at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, near Houston decided to hold a mock ceremony...

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    Slow down, you move too fast

    Before I spend much energy discussing the driving habits of others, I feel that it is extremely necessary to confess. I have, in the past, received more than one traffic citation, all for the offense of exceeding the posted speed limit.

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    For what it’s worth

    I had to look it up. I could remember that it was a song recorded by Buffalo Springfield and that it was recorded about 50 years ago, but I could not for the life of me remember the name of it. “For What It’s Worth” contains some catchy lyrics that some might even think are ...

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    Just another gobbler

    It was back in a time when I was able to leap small mountains in only two or three bounds, and climb up rock hillsides with a shotgun on my back.

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    Tax season a time to count your blessings

    There are lots of hymns that I particularly enjoy singing (off-key, of course) at church. At this time of year, I really think about the refrain in “Count Your Blessings.” We once had a song leader who would change some of the words in the refrain to “count your blessings, name...

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