Opinion

My sister should be a senator

“How do you sustain a business model in which customers don’t pay for your service?” ~ Senator Orrin Hatch “Uh, Senator, we sell ads.” ~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg My oldest sister Tracy has been on Facebook for about a decade. She has had a personal page, a professional page for her real estate sales and listed

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869 Heroes

Two weeks ago, I implored local citizens and Journal readers to vote for the Southern Boone School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to raise funds for the purpose of improving facilities at three of our four campuses. As you can imagine, I was both relieved and proud that the measure passed. To those 869 people who

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Just another wintry Spring weekend

I kicked off my delightful weekend this past Friday evening with a couple of hours of high school baseball. There is nothing like a warm spring evening at the ballpark, watching the Eagles win an exciting, fast-paced high school game – and let me tell you, this was nothing like that. Oh, sure, the Eagles

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National Car Care Month

Most people who own classic automobiles will tell you that part of the charm of owning older vehicles is the constant tinkering they require in order to keep them serviceable. I am not one of those people. That being said, I did, with help from William Duncan at Carquest Auto Parts of Ashland, solve the

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Smoot-Hawley and history repeating

As a college business student, I learned very little about Principles of Accounting I and II, but I learned a lot about Economics, Micro-Economics and International Economics. The business school at my university did not especially appreciate my choice of specialization, which is why I was encouraged to change my major after two years. “Preferably

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Vote YES for our kids

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, April 3, to vote on the Southern Boone County R-I School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to finance an expansion of our community’s educational facilities, please bear in mind the following facts. The current number of students sitting in Ashland classrooms on any given day exceeds the total

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Nine new rules for baseball

High school baseball opened for the Eagles this past Friday and the St. Louis Cardinals, and other lesser teams, will begin play tomorrow. Opening Day. No other sport has Opening Day like baseball. Football has “Game 1” and basketball has…well, they just roll the ball out there and start not playing defense in the NBA.

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The Art Teacher

I have had the pleasure of serving as the art teacher at Southern Boone County Primary School since last December, when my good friend Bree Lindsey began her maternity leave. Without reservation, I can honestly say that it has been the single most rewarding (and exhausting) professional experience of my entire life. However, as the

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The benefits of Forever…everything

As an investor, I really blew this one. Back in 2007, I had a chance to make an investment that would have provided me a guaranteed – absolutely, positively guaranteed return of 18%. And I blew it. I didn’t pull the trigger and begin hoarding the asset I utilize in this business every single month.

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The Bold and the Beautiful

A charismatic and outspoken man standing on a stage in Western Europe addresses a large audience comprised of far-right politicians. “Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor, because every day we get stronger and they get weaker!” The crowd demonstrates

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