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During a time when our entire country is preparing for an Independence Day celebration, Americans are beaming with pride for our athletes who have done remarkable in the Olympic trails taking place nationwide. 

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In the introductory column of “The Other Side,” I introduced yard signs as this week’s topic by equating them to either flowers or weeds in the garden.  While feedback reflected a unified desire that signs be removed after an event, there was little concern about the signs themself.

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After attending nearly a decade worth of graduations that weren’t my own, I finally realize the emotion behind the ceremonial celebrations. 

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Exactly five years ago I was watching everyone I entered college with walk across a stage and take the first step toward their new careers. 

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Nadine Andreatta, daughter of William and Chloe (Bryant) Brake, was born August 14, 1942 near Mindenmines, MO. She passed away at 2:14 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021 in her home south of Marshfield at the age of 78.

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May is mental health awareness month. For those of you that experience mental health issues, you can only hope that your symptoms of depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc, only lasted a month. There are more people living with mental health today than ever before. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experi…

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Gary Wayne Genetti, 76, Marshfield was born October 10, 1944 to David and Nellie (Kesterson) Genetti. He passed away May 10, 2021 in his home.

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In the last month or so, I’ve learned a great deal from former Mayor Robert Williams about the branch of Sleep in Heavenly Peace he and a group of his friends are bringing to our community. 

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For the past several weeks, I’ve noticed more of a narrative about homeless people and their presence in Marshfield, especially on good old Facebook. 

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My fiancé and I visited a bar in Springfield this week that we frequented when we lived there. The atmosphere is laid back and calm compared to the normal bar experience and the food is excellent for the price. 

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Thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve you the last 10 years.

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I went without a suit to meet some bee ladies last week for the first time, and wow am I mesmerized. 

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I sat outside First Baptist Church Sunday morning, watching the sun peek through the pine trees as the spring calves frolicked in the field behind the still-silent keyboard. The anticipation for the rejoicing to begin grew along with the congregation.

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With the start of spring, folks are spending a lot more time outdoors and enjoying God’s nature. While we have so much to be proud of in the Ozarks, I’ve noticed lots of universal complaining about one thing outside…. The trash.

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Jerry W. Ragsdale left his earthly journey and began his heavenly journey February 21, 2021.  His life is an example of running the race with endurance and the hard work necessary to realize your dreams. Jerry was born in Marshfield, Missouri on August 4, 1947 to the modest family of Eugene …

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I saw a bumper sticker on Spur Drive the other day by that said “This too shall pass... it may pass like a kidney stone, but it’ll pass.” 

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I can't remember a single time in my life that I've felt truly chilled to the bone, until this week. With subzero temperatures and windchills well into the negatives, I realized how much I've yet to learn when it comes to living.

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There’s few things I respect more in this job than athletes who give thought-provoking answers immediately following a painful loss. It is never lost on me how difficult it can be.

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Some of my fondest memories from high school stem from my time spent in the Marshfield FFA. From traveling to Mizzou for state competition, to wearing my best boots to the annual Barnwarming party, to joking around with Bill(Roberts) on every bus trip. All while remaining cautious of any soi…

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There’s a lot of misconception bred by modern forms of communication. Most of the time, facts seem to dissipate as a story travels mouth by mouth, ear to ear, news outlet to news outlet, one social media app to another.