Columns

Diving In: Smelling the Roses
Walk on the streets of New York, and each person has their personal bubble. On the subways, everyone faces one direction, listening to music or reading a newspaper. There...
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Usually I pen my columns after work, at night. Today I’m coming to you with my coffee in hand, and its ‘early’ morning. How does this affect the...


Diving In
Missouri looks different. That was the first thought rolling through my head as I rode the bus from St. Louis to Quincy, passing by huge colorful...


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This past week was simply outstanding. We hosted an employee/family dinner, for Ervin’s work staff, here in Branson West. Everyone brought a...


Superintendent’s Corner R-V
The new school year has arrived with significant changes across the Canton R-V School District. There are new administrators in every office, new faculty and staff members...
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Cool air and a sweatshirt never felt so good! Fall is officially here and it’s my favorite time of the year. Apples, pumpkins and bowls of hot...


Superintendent’s Corner C-1
The year is off to an excellent start and the Highland campuses are getting some of the much needed improvements that have been discussed over the past couple of years. ...
Yesteryear Photo
This photo, circa 1910, is a portrait of  Miss Lodema Andrews, the only daughter of John H and Rhoda C Andrews.  Lodema was born in 1892, and lived...


Yesteryear Photo
This photograph, taken in 1919, shows the Deames Leach family, who, at one time, lived south of Durham.  Starting in the back row, left to right: ...


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Fortunately I was able to uncover the recipe I wanted to share this week. Sometimes when I title dishes I forget how I saved the document. Yes, this is a good tip to...
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When I look back over the last 7 days I just sorta’ shake my head. It has been a handful and then some. Did a television taping in Kansas City...


Yesteryear Photo
The wedding photograph of Mr and Mrs Clarence Chipman who were married on March 11, 1923. "From Durham's "Mississippi Sawyer" newspaper, March,...


Backward Glances
45 Years Ago The Press-News Journal July, 19, 1973 The Lewis County C-1 Board of Education adopted anew high school graduation requirement for Highland High School...
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For many this week brings the start of a new school year. Remember when it was after Labor Day? I certainly do, as a child it felt like all the...


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Today while I was busy teaching I got into a discussion on sandwich making. The importance of the right bread and the perfect dressings emerged as...