Commentary

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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,

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

Surviving mold: What things can you keep after mold contamination?

By Christina Rice Editor’s note: The writer is telling her personal story with black mold poisoning and her healing process, sharing information that she has learned through the articles in this series. She does not have a medial degree, but consults her physician in the writing of these articles. For those of you just joining

[ Read More ]

Surviving Mold: What to expect as you begin your mold detox

Editor’s note: The writer is telling her personal story with black mold poisoning and her healing process, sharing information that she has learned through the articles in this series. She does not have a medial degree, but consults her physician in the writing of these articles. by Christina Rice What can you expect as you

[ Read More ]