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Mailbag: A find in Leslie

Jun 28, 2016 3:35pm

Last year I was searching for some raspberry plants for my vineyard. I found them and so much more. I found one of the best kept secrets in the Ozark Mountains. Dustie Acres Plants is a small...

Editorial

Jun 28, 2016 3:50pm

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Opinion My Turn Let’s start at home to wipe out hunger

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

Did you know statistics show that in Van Buren County 19.3 percent of households are considered food insecure, which means that 3,310 people in our county of fewer than 18,000 people do not know...

OpinionWorst response to injustice (except for all the rest)

Jul 09, 2015 3:48pm

Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of government — except for all the rest.

This is also true for nonviolence. When people are victims of injustice, especially a violent...

Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

Letter to the Editor

Apr 09, 2015 2:36pm

Dear Editor:

The early years are a crucial time for children’s growth and development, and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life.

April 12-18 is...

Now serving student No. 6

Apr 02, 2015 3:29pm

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like...

A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...

Letters to the Editor

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

Dear Editor:

I wanted to clarify my reasons for voting “no” on the recent ordinance that was adopted by our City Council concerning an occupational license fee. There were several reasons I...

Mailbag

Mar 19, 2015 11:03pm

Dear Editor:

I have corresponded for a few years with one of my dad’s WWII Army friends, so, of course, I shared with him what happened concerning the remains of Korean War veteran Cpl. C.G...

From ashes to prosperity …

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land...

Mailbag

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

Dear Editor:

There are a couple of expressions of yesteryear that I find fitting for this letter of compliment. “Grandpa is old but he is slow” would fit my timing as an editorialist. “...

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