Opinion

Do what you enjoy while you can

By: Dr. Glenn Mollette Life and the world are always changing. What you can do today is not guaranteed for tomorrow. Do what you enjoy while you can. None of us want to face every day filled with fear. Worry about tomorrow only messes up today.  Watching the news keeps our minds churning about what

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Justice Department and the FBI

By: Frank Burkett What in the heck is happening to our wonderful Country, AMERICA. The people that were elected and then assumed office in 2020, but as yet, I along with many citizens of the United States are skeptical of, who is running the show? Those I speak of, are turning America into a Banana

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Medicare must up its reimbursement rates

By: Thomas Ryan To protect patient access to care, Medicare must up its reimbursement rates Inflation has soared to the highest level in four decades. Gas is roughly 40% more expensive than it was a year ago. Groceries are up about 10%. Yet there’s one sector of the economy where prices are growing much more

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Your new normal and resetting your life

By: Dr. Glenn Mollette People who have lost their houses and cars and everything they’ve worked for all their lives may feel like giving up. Some do. After thirty or forty years they don’t feel like they have it within them to rebuild and try again. Some have no choice but to live the life

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A free mental health service is now available

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces Launch of AgriStress Helpline A free mental health service is now available for Missouri farmers and ranchers. Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the launch of the AgriStress Helpline for Missouri producers. The helpline is a free and confidential service available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – How Do We Apply for My Wife’s Spousal Benefit? Dear Rusty: I am 70 years old and just started receiving my Social Security benefits about 4 months ago and I get close to $3700 per month. My wife is 65 years old and worked sporadically over the years so is entitled to

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A Tribute to August

By: Dr. Don Kuehle Pity poor old August! Unless one has a birthday or an anniversary in August, there is absolutely nothing spectacular or notable about this Summer-is-almost-over month. Originally this month was called Sextilis; it stood in the sixth place on the Calendar. Then, as changes occurred in the Calendar,  Sextilis was moved to

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Using firearms responsibly and ethically

By: Robert C. Koehler You may find this shocking, but a little over a decade ago I spent a weekend learning how to shoot a handgun — under the auspices of the NRA. I wound up earning myself an NRA “personal protection in the home” certificate. For years I have pondered writing about this weekend,

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Global Warming

By: Frank Burkett Global warming is in the administration’s cross hairs with Joe’s last ditch stand on the watered down, Build Back Better Bill. Joe has whittled it down to a trillion and some change, but he still has that stubborn Democrat Senator Joe Manchin to contend with. The Democrat Progressives in the party, will

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – I’m 78 and Still Working; Should I Apply for Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 78, still working, have a good healthcare plan and I make a nice salary. Can I still get my Social Security check since I paid into it all these years? Signed: Still Working in My 70s Dear

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