Brown: Washburn, Seligman residents echo call for action on roads
Dear Editor: We drive the same road, Farm Road 2272 and Farm Road 1000, that Jennifer Czech wrote about, and it's not at all unusual to meet cars on the wrong side of the road trying to miss the pot holes. Maybe, this would be a good time to move out of the horse and buggy days. Why don't we give our county commissioners a little more responsibility? Maybe they still answer their telephones. We have imposed on our neighbors long enough...
Barry County woman wants roads to be repaired
Dear Editor, I have contacted every department I can think of to have the following roads repaired without resolution: 1. Fletcher Ridge Road: Located in Seligman coming from Bentonville, Ark. A north turn onto this road and continue towards Washburn, past the Washburn Fire Station...
Ice Having gone through our share of slipping and sliding in snow and ice the past few weeks, brings to mind the tales that used to be told around Cassville about icing conditions in the distant past of the community. My folks once talked about winters that were severe enough that Flat Creek, a free-flowing stream in those days, would provide ice for the community. That might be hard to believe in these days of ice-makers, but it was true...
Fitzpatrick appointed to fiscal review committee
State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick will play a larger role in helping to ensure legislation that moves through the Missouri House of Representatives is crafted in a way that is fiscally responsible and in the best interests of Missouri taxpayers. Fitzpatrick was recently named by House Speaker Tim Jones to serve as a member of the House Fiscal Review Committee...
Sater receives award
Senator David Sater, R-Cassville, has been awarded the Missouri Cattlemen's Association's Friend of the Industry award for 2013-2014 for his support of agriculture and the beef industry. "Senator Sater is a strong supporter of agriculture in the State Capitol," said Missouri Cattlemen's Association Executive Vice President Mike Deering. ...
Christmas The Christmas holiday that was originally set aside to recognize and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is nothing like it was seven decades ago when this country was deeply involved in conducting its part of World War II. In these modern times, you would have thought the time to observe this special holiday started several weeks ago...
Sater files anti-meth bill
State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, announced that he has prefiled Senate Bill 625, a common-sense, anti-meth bill aimed at helping Missouri fight methamphetamine production. The bill, authored by Sater and co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, places reasonable limits on pseudoephedrine sales in order to prevent its illegal diversion into methamphetamine while still ensuring that law-abiding Missourians have access to the medication they need...
Mustard herb Very few, if anyone, in this area has ever called turnips a herb of the mustard family, but there it is in the dictionary for a definition. This time of the year is ideal for turnips, and this season has produced some really nice ones. Not being the gardening type, after having given up after a couple of successive failures, it might even be possible for me to grow turnips. However, some very successful gardeners in the area experienced failures this past growing season...
Holiday After only the second or third time eating out, away from a home dinner table (with the exception of Navy days), thoughts began to arrive about the Thanksgiving dinners at the Ray house at Ninth and Townsend. Today, the property is an apartment house that can still be filled with memories, especially of some of the meals and then of the kitchen that provided facilities to cook for what was most usually a very large group...
Missouri Senate returns for special session
The Missouri Senate returned to Jefferson City this week for a special legislative session. The governor called this special session just last week to ask the General Assembly for legislation to persuade Boeing to come to Missouri to build its new 777X commercial jet. ...