Commentary

Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Future looks so bright, you might need shades

By Kay Wilson I’ve watched literally hundreds of young people marching in numerous processionals during commencement exercises through my years. During the last couple years, I’ve been gone for literally most of the high schools’ commencement ceremonies, thankfully leaving it to a dedicated news crew. But, I detect something new this year that I hope

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: This is important

By Kay Wilson There are just a few points I need to draw to your attention from my recent escapades, otherwise known as newspapering. Elected leaders need to follow the rules. There is a standard of how you operate a meeting. It’s called Robert’s Rules of Order. An agenda that truly speaks to the topics

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Rep. Andrews calls for Greitens to resign

By Allen Andrews – Capitol Report – 4/19/18 After the release of a report made by the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight,and with new information that Attorney General Josh Hawley has evidence to support another felony charge on an unrelated matter, I am joining with the members of the House leadership team in calling

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Tariff skirmish hits ag

By Kay Wilson This may be painful. Of course it will be for the farmers of the country. Government actions always hit the ag sector. I understand the quality of steel from China has never been as good as the steel we make right here. And while I have never heard firsthand about the aluminum

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There are interesting times for Irish cereal farming

Irish perspective By Stephen Robb, Irish Farmers Journal Having recently spent some time working with the Rosenbohm family on the gently roaming fields of Nodaway County, it has become apparent the stark differences between crop farming in the US and here in Ireland. Perhaps by way of introduction I’ll explain a little about myself. I’m

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Bullying rears its head

There has been much verbiage and study about bullying in our children’s classrooms and on the playground. It is a problem today, but not a new challenge for children. It is one I witnessed firsthand on the merry-go-round during my elementary years at Guilford. Recess is meant to be a time for children to exhale,

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Icon is slated for Mozingo shoreline rubble

Under the guise of a special irregular meeting with an agenda of two action items, the Maryville City Council approved the demolition of the Mozingo Lake icon that had weathered more storms than any councilmember can imagine. But their decision brought it down within less than 24 hours. I guess that is called power. The

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