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Litchfield graduate Kelsey Law was hoping for a scholarship when she applied for St. Louis Children's Hospital's 2018 Susan Goddard Nursing Scholarship, but Laws passion and path to her career got … more
Greetings from the Ridge. 'Tis the season but I'm not sure I'm quite up to it any longer. Time was, there was nothing I enjoyed more than a sunny Saturday morning of visiting the various yard … more
Greetings from the Ridge. I never took much interest in the pile of magazines that Mom would subscribe to each month, but when a few of the perfume and lotion manufacturers started inserting the … more
The mental health seminar that took place in our community on Feb. 3 proved that many are wanting more opportunities for recovery for people with mental health conditions and substance use … more
Greetings from the Ridge. Oct. 26, 1967–John McCain's bomber was hit by a surface-to-air missile, destroying the right wing of the plane. McCain said that the aircraft immediately went into an … more
I had proud moments on Saturday morning, May 12, when oldest granddaughter Kaylyn received her B.A. degree in justice administration from Blackburn College. I also discovered that pride brings teary … more
Internet sports gambling is a massive expansion of gambling. Access to sporting events worldwide 24 hours a day, makes gambling just a click away and fuels gambling addiction. Internet sports … more
As a former mayor of the city of Hillsboro, I don't like to poke my nose back into city business, but I'm also a resident of the city and like everyone else am entitled to express my opinion. The … more
Sports have played an instrumental role in my development as a young person, as well as in my adult life. My first recollections of competition would stem from little kid's track meets in Decatur and … more
June 1 marks the fifth anniversary of the grand opening of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center.  It has been an exciting, busy, fast five years! A great deal has been … more
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt. My college roommate shared this quote with me as a gift during our time at Mizzou, … more
 This tribute is dedicated to my dad and is but a brief recollection from my perspective of some memories about him and Joe's Barber Shop. Thanks to my mom, Marilyn, for her organized facts and … more
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