Opinion

’Tis the Season to be Jolly—Or Else

By: Travis Naughton ’Tis the Season to be Jolly—Or Else Be it known to all who reside within this realm that Father Christmas, (a.k.a. Santa Claus, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, a.k.a. St. Nicolas), the benevolent elf-king and reindeer breeder from Earth’s northern polar region, has, by this decree, recognized today, December 1st, as the official beginning

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Social Security recipients

By: Frank Burkett A big to do over the six plus percent in Social Security recipients COLA increase. The increase in the cost of Medicare Insurance hasn’t been announced yet, so we shall see how much of an increase that we get. The COLA increase is based on the recent 2021 inflation rate. The latest

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Being Thankful for What I Have

By: Travis Naughton After spending entirely too much time over the last few weeks searching online for a new toy to park in my garage, I had an epiphany: I already have everything I could ever want in life. However, there is one thing that I need. I need to remember to be thankful for

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Newspapers across America

By: Frank Burkett Reading the Missourian, the previous editor, Mr. Kennedy was reasoning why Newspapers across America were dying and Journalists were diminishing instead of increasing. Since the Missourian and the Columbia Tribune has censored my LTTE, and Opinions or refuses to Post them, I will answer Mr. Kennedy, or anyone else why many Newspapers

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Southern Boone Teachers Are Drowning

By: Travis Naughton In an email sent to district parents last week, Southern Boone School District Superintendent Chris Felmlee wrote, “As the school district continues to navigate through one of the most challenging years any of us have ever experienced in education, we recognize that our teachers and staff are exhausted and stressed. We understand

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Medicare, Medicaid prices on the rise

By: Frank Burkett A big to do over the six plus percent in Social Security recipients COLA increase. The increase in the cost of Medicare Insurance hasn’t been announced yet, so we shall see how much of an increase that we get. The COLA increase is based on the recent 2021 inflation rate. By the

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Wheeling and Dealing

By: Travis Naughton When I bought myself a two-door, six-speed, 424 horsepower, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport a few months ago, even I had to admit the purchase was completely frivolous. No one NEEDS to own a car with a top speed of over 150 miles per hour. A car like that has no practical

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The Democrat regime that is ruling the roost

By: Frank Burkett It seems the Democrat regime that is ruling the roost now, and wants to convert us to renewable energy much faster than they promised, during the campaign. I am afraid those fanatics are going to put their citizens in peril. I remember the rolling blackouts in Southern California several years ago, and

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Southern Boone Principals Keeping Our Children Safe

By: Travis Naughton A few weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece expressing my displeasure with the Southern Boone school board’s decision to abandon their masking policy just days after it was first implemented. I wrote, “These are good people. They care about our community. I believe they have good intentions. But I also believe

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Is Waiting until 70 Still the Best Plan to Maximize Social Security? Dear Rusty: My wife started her Social Security at 62 in March 2017 and I filed a Restricted Application to collect a spouse benefit from her shortly thereafter. Our plan is for me to file for my own Social Security

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