Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, Mr. Sol Astrachan recently offered an opinion regarding the anticipated vote for a sales tax which would be dedicated to the public safety department in the city of Kennett. Mr. Astrachan suggested a "property tax" in lieu of an additional sales tax because he feels the sales tax is unfair to the middle class and leaves us unable to compete with neighboring communities...
The Answer Man
Q: What are the most significant changes that have taken place since the origin of golf. A: The game of golf has been subjected to a variety of changes that would stagger the imagination of those Scotchmen who invented it. It's no exaggeration to say the original rules have been assaulted, raped even. Anything to make the game easier. But this is about the truly big changes that go along with the assault:...
Fall Lawn Care
For those who have been concentrating on weed control in an existing lawn, fall is an important time of year. Winter annuals that bloom and become noticeable in early spring or late winter, can be prevented with a little preparation now. The summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass, that are tall now and may have been a menace to the lawn all summer are about to die. ...
The Truth Works
Ears Try Words Have you ever been in a store where they sold fudge and would allow you to sample different kinds? Wasn't that terrific! Everyone has been to an ice cream shop with a plethora of flavors. You keep going back and trying different ones in order to find out which ones you like best. Maybe you have been to a BBQ "cook-off" and tasted meats from the various competing teams. We use our tongues and mouths to taste different foods to see which we wish to eat...
Earthquakes are serious business and wise are those who take them seriously by educating and preparing themselves for their arrival. The causes of earthquakes are debatable and varied. If severe enough, they leave a path of death and destruction in their wake. We should take every opportunity to learn how to prepare ourselves for them and have a plan in place to protect ourselves and our families from their awful effects...
Target spot impacting Missouri cotton yields
As I wrote in my last column, Missouri was forecast to have a record yield at 1,124 pounds per acre. If this projection held, it would surpass our record yield recorded in 2014 at 1,117 pounds per acre. ...
Fearing God From Youth
Obadiah was the governor over the house of King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, two of the most wicked people mentioned in the Bible. (Revelation 2:20) You might think that Obadiah would have been a wicked person also, but he was not. In fact, Obadiah feared the Lord greatly...
So, So Close
It is a sad thing to be so close to something which is very important and yet miss it. I read a story years ago about a man who went outside in a blizzard to go to his barn. He could not find it because of the storm and started back to his house. He fell down and froze to death just inches from the porch steps of his home. ...
The Answer Man
Q: What is the distinguishing difference between courage, stupidity , and just plain silliness? A: Here are a few examples where you can make up your own mind: On July 26, 1976, during a Dodger/Cub game at Dodger Stadium two miscreants of some persuasion ran out to the second base area and started to burn an American flag. ...
When someone gives us a warning about something, it is serious business and we should take it to heart. A final warning is a space of grace, and an opportunity to make a needed change about something in our life. A final warning is an open window of opportunity which must be seized upon soon or it will be lost forever...
Our culture has lost something very needful for living life successfully. God has blessed each of us with people in our lives who deeply care about us. There are parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, school teachers and fellow-saints who are concerned about our success in life. But what good are these individuals if they refuse to give any guidance to us?...
The Answer Man
Q: What are old people running out of? A: Positive Categories. Your phone rings and there is an agent from some health insurance company talking about a new plan. You tell them your age, and the agent hangs up before you do. Another category you don't fit in. ...
Missouri cotton crop yield projected at record level
Michael R. Milam Agronomy Specialist and County Program Director The cotton crop has finally reached the stage known as the last effective bloom date. This date usually occurs around August 15th. This date is the average date that a bloom on that date has enough heat units to mature into a boll. ...