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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
New protections for Missourians soon go into effect (06/28/16)
Missouri's 126th District JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- My best wishes as we look forward to July activities. From area Independence Day activities to the upcoming county fairs, our 126th District offers a wide variety of events to enjoy. Don't forget we have two state parks in our district to explore as well -- Battle of Island Mound and the Osage Village State Historic Site...
The answer is Jesus (06/28/16)
By Dr. Ron Jones We have just been exposed to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando, Fla. As per the words of Rahm Emmanuel, "never let a good crisis go to waste," the event is being used not only to vilify the Second Amendment, but to try to polish the image of the LGBT community. The crux of the problem is not the guns, it's the unregenerate hearts of our citizens...
Schowe-N-Shine Auto Show and Barbecue Contest a success (06/28/16)
Dear Editor: The 10th Annual Schowe-N-Shine Auto Show and Barbeque Contest went off without a hitch on Saturday, May 21. The weather was beautiful, the food was plentiful and the vehicles were GORGEOUS! We had a total of 60 vehicles exhibited from around the area. ...
Keep your cool! (06/25/16)
Hi neighbors. If you are like me and don't plan on a trip to Alaska this year, you need to get ready for the heat. If you have air conditioning, use it wisely. It's time to check your house and prepare it just as you would for winter blasts. Make certain all the windows close all the way. ...
The dangers of sitting on glass meth pipes, and why "keep out" signs don't work (06/25/16)
The idea of growing wise is that you always learn as you get older. You learn by making mistakes, you learn from other people's mistakes, you learn from education, and you learn from hands on experience. The upstanding citizens in our criminal world have missed one of the switches to a lightbulb and unfortunately they appear to be going in the wrong direction, getting dumber and dumber instead of smarter and smarter. So here is the third installment in the future book "Crime for Dummies."...
Things have a way of piling up (06/24/16)
Editors Note: This column originally ran in the Dec. 2, 2010 edition of the Daily Mail. Have you ever planned a perfect day where you had no commitments? You were delighted to know that you could just do whatever you wanted, read a book, watch a DVD, take a nap or even clean out the refrigerator. Somehow those days don't materialize for me very often...
No kidding? (06/24/16)
Those were my exact words when I was shopping for printer ink cartridges last week. While I use my MacBook Air laptop almost every single day, my printer/scanner/copier, sits stoically quiet, for weeks at a time. This inactivity led directly to my astonishing discovery...
Ignorant, stupid, or worse? (06/21/16)
We attempt here to deal with the truth, though much of it is truly "inconvenient." How great it would be if we could take comfort in our government's great concern for "the American dream" and us, alas, it is not so. Rather than being made up of men (and women) of integrity who believe in God and the rule of law as expressed in our Constitution, it appears that we are being run (into the ground) by greedy, wealth-seeking, anti-Christian, power-grabbing traitors. ...
Happy Father's Day! (06/18/16)
Hi neighbors. Tomorrow is Father's Day! I hope everyone has plans to spend time with their father, grandfather or other father figure in their life. I cannot imagine having a childhood without a father, or of losing a father during childhood. Yet every day we hear of fathers who never participate in family life, are never around or have died while their children are young...
Gun laws don't work on people who break the law (06/18/16)
I have heard more comments in the past few days that people "don't need assault rifles" than I have heard in the last several years combined! I still find it puzzling that someone can kill that many people and everyone jumps straight to attacking guns...
Spring song (06/17/16)
Editor's note: This column originally ran in the April 29, 2010 edition of the Daily Mail. The nice thing about traveling in the spring is that you can see spring arrive several different times. Even though I only drove just across our own state, I noticed daffodils blooming in one part of the state, while none were showing in another section. The same was true for forsythia blooms. But the biggest joy was driving in the Ozarks and seeing the dogwood and red bud in bloom at the same time...
Scared stiff (06/17/16)
Editor's Note: This column appeared in a past edition of the Daily Mail. There have been many disasters the past few years. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and of course, lest we forget, the Mayan's have predicted the end of the world in 2012. It's enough to make one "scared stiff."...
Bushwhacker Days are here again! (06/11/16)
Hi neighbors. It's been a hectic week with all the Bushwhacker Days events and the carnival in town. I love to hear the giggles and screams of delight as children rediscover the fun of Nevada's 52nd annual event. Although most adults work, students are out of school and eager to take in all the sights, sounds, smells and money-spending opportunities on the Square every night. ...
Silent conversations, the new way of talking (06/11/16)
I was contacted a while back about some suspicious activity, and asked to look into it. After doing a little checking, I could not find much, so I thought I would talk to the person who reported it and see if I could get a few more details about the case...
Visits to the past (06/10/16)
Editor's Note: This column originally ran in the Feb. 25, 2010, edition of the Daily Mail. I was recovering from a bad cold for several days last week. I didn't have too many responsibilities and the weather wasn't inviting to be outside, so I decided to really take good care of myself and stay inside and rest. I was disappointed that I didn't have any good books to read as I had neglected to pick up some from the library, so I turned to the TV for entertainment...
Two whole dollars (06/10/16)
My first $2 wager was made in February of 1964. I was quite certain I was going to win, when I put up that considerable portion of my pocket money. I was devastated when Cassius Clay knocked out the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Sonny Liston. It was the last time I ever made that mistake...
Peace in the Middle East: "Are we there yet?" (06/08/16)
Special to the Daily Mail You may, like I, become repeatedly confused over United States interventions in the Middle East. It seems like today's allies, heavily financed and supplied with armaments, turn out to be next week's opponents! How could that possibly be? Qui bono? Well, certainly the military/industrial complex is thriving as these "never-ending wars" drone on. (Pun intended.)...
Reviewing the 2016 legislative session (06/08/16)
Missouri's 31st Senatorial District "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." Judge Gideon J. Tucker The Missouri Senate's 2016 priorities included improving the business and legal climate, reforming health care, protecting the integrity of elections, passing a balanced budget, fighting back against Planned Parenthood atrocities and protecting religious liberty...
Missouri income tax refund information (06/08/16)
Missouri's 126th Dist. JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Visiting with citizens around the district, I have been asked about Missouri tax refund information. This year citizens may see a delay in receiving back their Missouri tax refunds because of increased reviews for fraud prevention. Citizens can check the status of their tax refund by going to to the 2016 Missouri Return Inquiry System at https://dors.mo.gov/tax/taxinq/welcome.j.... For further assistance, contact the Missouri Department of Revenue...
A fun way to spend an evening (06/04/16)
Dear Editor: Nevada is a town of many surprises. One very pleasant surprise I experienced a few Monday nights ago was Mike Conway's "Paint & Pour" class. For a nominal fee each, I, and four of my friends, spent more than two hours letting loose our creative talents on the canvas and with the plethora of acrylic paints and paint brushes Mike provided...
What a great idea (06/04/16)
Dear Editor: Did you notice? What a great idea the Nevada Rotary Club has put into service! The flags flying in the front yards of our community were a great way of showing patriotism and remembering those veterans who served and those who made the supreme sacrifice...
Enjoy the rest of spring (06/04/16)
Hi neighbors. I hope everyone is enjoying the cool days and nights. The swimming pool will soon be the most popular place in town, next to the ice cream shops. It is a while till summer, but while it is still cool, everyone thinks summer can't get here soon enough...
I think I can, I think I can ... but will I? (06/04/16)
They say that just when you think it can't get any better it does, right? Well they should also say just when you think they can't get any dumber, they do! So now I will have to write the next chapter in my future book "Crime for Dummies." I have given tips before in an attempt to keep some of our customers out of trouble, but they just find new ways to show us they will not be stopped. ...
Small town life vs. big city (06/03/16)
On the CBS Sunday Morning Show, "road rage," was the topic for one segment. During the show, I began to do some mental calculations, comparing the probabilities, of just where one would be most likely to experience such behaviors. Was it more feasible, to be accosted on the road here in our rural community, or in the more metropolitan cities?...
Organization and me (06/03/16)
Editor's Note: This column was originally published in the May 5, 2011 edition of the Daily Mail. Some family members have told me that I am a joiner. I have joined many organizations throughout the years. I have enjoyed most of them, but some were things I supported but didn't really enjoy attending the meetings. ...