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Perhaps a modulation coach could help him. Maybe a charm school course would make a difference. President Obama certainly needs to do something to help him connect with the American people. His tone deafness was underscored once again at a recent press conference when a reporter queried him about when he might appoint an Ebola czar. “If I appoint one, I’ll let you know,” the president responded tersely in response
By Adriana Orsini After a few days away, I return to my office to find that the view has changed a bit. Standing in the middle of my view of Farmers Elevator, Quinn’s Farm Supply, The Dugout and the VFW Sign stands a shining, new grain bin against a bright blue sky. The metal shines proudly, sometimes too proudly, into my eyes as we work away here in the office.
The National Active Retired Federal Employee’s Chapter 1859 met at the Jackson Street Café on Sept. 23 in Mexico at 11:30. Lin Donnelly offered the invocation, and the 12 NARFE members present repeated the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice President Mary L. Walkup called the meeting to order. Walkup read the minutes of the July meeting, and they were approved as read. Homer McCollum gave the treasurer’s report. Walkup went to
By Adriana Orsini I’ve heard many grumblings about the Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce charging a $5 per carload cover for the Boo Walk this year. Amidst the grumblings include complaints that there aren’t as many free activities anymore for us to enjoy in the area. While this may be a true (and sad) fact, it also is a harsh and undeniable reality. As the cost of living goes
What this area needs is a good bratwurst. Call this my foray into triviality if you want to, but everyone needs to deal with inconsequential things at times. This is my time. Now mind you, I may be merely overlooking them, but I haven’t seen a good brat since I’ve been in Missouri. During Monroe City’s Homecoming festivities, for instance, I visited a food stand that suddenly appeared in the
By: Consetta Gottman Living in a farming community, I am sure you have noticed that harvest has begun. Dust hovering on the horizon following a distant combine, grain trucks bustling around gravel roads and highways. The hum of a grain bin dryer when you step out of your back door. The welcomed sights and sounds of fall surround us. Farmers are sometimes not given enough credit. These men and women
A combined editorial from the desks of The Lake Gazette By Adriana Orsini and Andy Duffy Give us some help! We frequently hear from people disappointed because one of the sports teams in town was left out of our sports coverage. We understand the frustration in people’s voices. Here at the Lake Gazette, we believe everybody deserves his 15 minutes. Who doesn’t want to revel for a while in