Monthly Archives: July 2016

What America needs is a good Irish nun to stand up to bully Donald Trump

Written on July 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm, by

A dear friend of mine, Irish writer Dermot McEvoy, recently wrote an article first published in Irish Central which I consider one of the best ever on the subjects of anti-bullying and Donald Trump.  It’s a two-fer! Dermot was born in Ireland and moved with his family to the US at the age of four. […]

Missouri Producers Reminded of Nearing Deadline to Submit Nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

Written on July 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm, by

Columbia, MO July 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mark Cadle, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. “The August 1 deadline to submit nominations is […]

What a “liberal” is.

Written on July 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm, by

In July 21’s Democrat Ron Alexander, bless his heart, seems to have no idea of what a “liberal” is. A liberal may be a Republican, Democrat, Green Party or any just plain citizen. The word liberal is not a dirty word and in fact it probably is most appropriate to describe a good Christian man […]

Local Corn Farmers Briefed on Mass Tort Lawsuit Against Syngenta

Written on July 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm, by

Jessica Dodd, not Erin Brockovich, was in Memphis Monday morning but the storylines were similar enough to the famous movie about a class action lawsuit, that the analogy has become a common one when Dodd and her fellow representatives visit with prospective clients considering joining the Midwest Corn Lawsuit. “We kind of joke about it, […]

MU Ag Alumni Gather in Gorin for CAFNR Picnic

Written on July 26, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

While recent rains have returned the Gorin area farm scenery to green in color, an influx of University of Missouri alumni and boosters turned the region black and gold for an evening. The Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer farm on Route U near Gorin was the sight of a MU College of Agriculture, Food & […]

Tax Free Weekend for Back to School Shoppers

Written on July 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield With the official start of the 2016-2017 school year just around the corner, it’s time to think about those back to school purchases.  Consumers can once again enjoy a sales tax holiday in Missouri and Iowa the first full weekend in August.  Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend includes both Friday and Saturday, August […]

MSHSAA Releases New Football, Basketball Assignments

Written on July 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm, by

Football and Basketball classification and district assignments for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 classification cycles were recently released by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, as approved by the Board of Directors. The enrollment breaks for the new classification cycle are as follows: Football Enrollment Breaks – 8-man – 24 teams with 87-165 enrollment; Class […]

Timber Ridge Golf Course Hosts Three Tournaments in August

Written on July 26, 2016 at 1:49 pm, by

Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis will be hosting three tournaments in August, offering some friendly competition for just about everyone. The first tournament, the 4 Man Calcutta, takes place Sunday, August 7th with a 9:00 a.m. tee-off.  Men and ladies are welcome to participate in this tournament, but you must be eighteen years or […]

Classified Ads 7-28-2016

Written on July 26, 2016 at 11:52 am, by

APARTMENT FOR RENT – Gorin, MO.  One BR, Electric/Water/Trash Included.  No Pets.  $425/Month.  Call 660-465-2975. GARAGE SALE – 504 W. Ruth Ave., Friday, July 29. Men, women and a few kids’ clothes, lots of misc books, play pen, high chair.  7:00 a.m. – ? Glass. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE – Friday, July 29 (7:30 a.m. – […]


Written on July 26, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Downing Cemetery, Downing, Missouri. Betty LeaRose Smith Mathes was born June 18, 1933.  She passed away on December 10, 2015 at age 82.  She was the daughter of the late Victor and Marvelle Power Smith.  Betty married the late Kenneth […]