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"But what does he look like?"

Egypt Mills School

From reading room to public library

Burnette's Meat Market

Normal temperatures coming soon

Saxony touts successful Crusader Challenge

Web-based programs help Jackson math students improve

Shinbone Alley aerial

Snow is likely, but accumulations are anybody's guess

Black's Garage

Snow still in the forecast

Bus serves as camper for Jackson family

The two Byrd houses

Memorial Park was County Farm land

Cold - definitely, snow - maybe

Early Trinity Lutheran Church and School

College library named for Sadie Kent

The indomitable Sadie Kent

Kent Library aerial 1950s

L.B. Houck home razed for dormitory

Community bloggers
PREDICTION: Race Baited Riots Return to a "A NATION of COWARDS"

Swan Receives 2014 Missouri Chamber 100% Club Award

Holiday Giving Means Christmas Joy for All

Always Give Thanks

The Thanksgiving Peanut Butter Sandwich

Helping winter Wildlife

If you never give up things will turn around in your favor



Just Another Day at Santa's Workshop

"Stupidity of American Voters" on the Docket at U.S. Supreme Court



The Sanctuary Dogs, Part One: Monk & Shiloh

Is Iraq Becoming President Obama's Vietnam?

November 7 Report from the State Capitol


Americans Give Progressive Bullies Bloody Noses!

You can hold on to Nothing


President Obama Awaits his Party's Fate.



Two Important Dates on the Horizon

Anticipating the hunt

Do you keep on Struggling?

Help the butternut tree: send seeds to state nursery

Proof I'm NOT an Old, Grouchy Blogger! (Click Here)


Trout season begins Nov. 1

A modest compliment but some major progress for Southeast football

Game updates: Jacksonville State football defeats Southeast 49-30

2014 Current River Challenge Schedule

Stuckenschneider signs with Arkansas State Baseball

Correction: Perryville soccer team won school's third state title

Game updates: Southeast football defeats Austin Peay 42-7

Cape Central, Malden advance to football final fours

Live updates on Perryville soccer at the final four

2014 All-OFC Volleyball Team

Injury puts Southeast's Jarekious Bradley out for first two games

Oran Invitational Tournament bracket released

Boys basketball schedules

Marion guard to sign with Southeast men's basketball team Wednesday

Southeast football gets cornerback commit

Football Final: Tennessee Tech defeats Southeast 27-26

Southeast women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler suspended for two games

COLUMN: On elephants, injuries and the Southeast football team

Southeast football loses third straight, falls to Eastern Kentucky 33-21

Why Pleasant Hope, the umpire and MSHSAA should be ashamed after Portageville softball loss

Southeast men's basketball team picked second in West, women's team 10th in OVC preseason poll

Dear me, the deer still aren't a bit endearing -- to me, that is
At a meeting earlier this week, one of the attendees, a hunter, was asked about his first weekend of deer season. The hunter reported that, although conditions were ideal, he did not get a deer. I immediately invited him to my yard. As it turns out, if deer hunting were legal in Cape Girardeau, I would have to wait in line for a hunter to show up in my neighborhood. That's how many homeowners hereabout would like to see the marauding deer culled, or even eliminated, inside the city limits...
The costs of war
According to a Congressional Research Service report dated March 29, 2011, the sixth continuing resolution for the federal budget for fiscal year 2012 shows approximately $806 billion in Iraq War costs. Keep in mind that this budgeted amount is after the drawdown of U.S. troops and operations. I mention this to give some perspective to future costs as some politicians are encouraging that U.S. forces return to Iraq to fight ISIS...
Column: Israel is living well but dangerously
Israel is a safe country, with crime rates lower than the U.S., most of Europe and East Asia. The daily safety of its citizens is even starker when compared to Africa, Latin America and most of its neighbors in the Middle East. Indeed, it is far more dangerous for the average American tourist to visit a major U.S. ...
Confidence in ballot count accuracy
I want to clear up some of the questions about the Nov. 4 general election counting of ballots. No. 1, the 650 Optical Scan machine did not malfunction. The ovals on some of the Marble Hill precinct ballots were printed too dark, which caused a problem when the scanner tried to count the voted ballots...
Missy Kitty checks in, gives her much anticipated winter forecast
You know, of course, that when Missy Kitty looks into the future, the last thing she's worried about is the weather. After all, her humans -- that would be my wife and I -- are well-trained and provide for her every wish and need...
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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest
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Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
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UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel
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City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly....
Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing....
Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges....
Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state....
Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) -- A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery....
Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feet
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece - a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts....
Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) -- It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms....