The Autumnal Equinox
Hi, neighbors. Thursday was the first day of fall. Here is some info about it from the website of The Old Farmers Almanac, founded in 1792. The first day of fall is also called the autumnal equinox and falls on the 22nd, 23rd or 24th, depending on the calendar. This is the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. (No wonder birds fly south in fall!)...
Peek-A-Boo I see you!
In this line of work, we often have people hide from us, and some of them are very good at hiding because they have done it for so long. But every now and then we find someone who is not so good at hiding and all we can speculate is maybe they smoked a little too much crystal meth...
House and Senate Hold Veto Session
District 126 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Coming into the annual Veto Session, Sept. 14, the Missouri General Assembly had a total of 20 vetoed bills to consider for potential overrides. The legislature meets each year in September in accordance with the Missouri Constitution to consider bills approved by the legislature but vetoed by the governor. ...
'War War War'
The title of this column was one of the headlines in the April 20, 1861 edition of the Fort Scott Democrat. It is interesting to note that it took at least eight days for this news to be published here in Fort Scott. But, then again that was not surprising because in 1861 there was no "talking wire" or telegraph in Fort Scott so the news of the firing on Fort Sumter was probably carried to Fort Scott from Leavenworth City, Kan., by an Express Rider or courier. ...
Nevada preacher's kid tells us the way it was
This column originally ran in the July 23, 1999 edition of the Nevada Daily Mail. In each Daily Mail we have the opportunity to learn about people and things from the past in Huell Warren's columns from 100, 75 and 50 years ago. But how many know that this 35-year veteran of the Associated Press began his newspaper career right here with the Nevada Daily Mail?...
It can't be that long ago
On Friday Oct. 7, some former NHS Football Tigers will return to Logan Field. They are the remaining members of the fall of 1966, undefeated Big Ten Conference Championship Football Team. One common thought expressed by practically every one I've contacted was ... "it doesn't seem like it's been 50 years!"...
Remembering September 11
Hi neighbors. Tomorrow, Sept. 11, is best remembered for the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Like other national tragedies, we all remember where we were and what we were doing when we got the news...
Misdemeanor + Felony = FELONY!
"You can't outrun paper." That is a common phrase we tell people after being on the run and then getting arrested. Some people just like to run and in their mind they have nothing to lose. Over the last few weeks, we have seen person after person making bad decisions and those bad decisions end up costing them in the long run...
Last fling of the summer
Hi neighbors. I hope you are enjoying the last long weekend of summer. Labor Day weekend is heralded as the last summer fling before the fall schedules lock us all into our autumn and winter routines. Many families celebrate together with reunions, backyard barbecues, short vacations and trips to the lakes for boating, fishing and skiing...
Law enforcement: a history of not sharing information
When the riots started in Ferguson, Mo., little information had been officially released from the police and the stories that were being told by different "witnesses" and speculators provided the only information for the media to release. By the time the facts did start to come out, buildings had been burned, reputations had been ruined, and people had been hurt...
So many helpful, cosiderate people in Nevada
Dear Editor: Four weeks ago on Aug. 5, my husband and I were on our way from Ozark, Ark., to Independence, Mo., As we were approaching the first Nevada exit, our truck broke down. We managed to coast to the bottom of the exit ramp. We were in an unfamiliar place, we did not know a soul in Nevada. ...
The following column originally appeared in the Oct. 4, 2013 edition of the Nevada Daily Mail. I have not liked what I am hearing on the news these days so I have switched channels to other programs. That has given me a new problem. There are different commercials on these channels than the ones I had been watching. The problem isn't that I am tempted to buy more things. The problem is that I can't understand the commercials...
'Is That All There Is?'
These words are from the title and lyrics, from the Grammy Award winning blues song from 1969, sung by legendary blues and jazz artist, Peggy Lee. I have always loved her soulful recording, but lately it reminds me of aging and other musings. The online encyclopedia wikipedia states, "the lyrics of this song are written from the point of view of a person who is disillusioned with events in life that are supposedly unique experiences ... ...