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President Trump's announcement of a preliminary trade deal with China was music to the ears of Missouri farmers. After a year and a half of back-and-forth tariff increases, an end may be in sight.

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My husband celebrated his 37th (I think — I mean, who counts them after 21?) birthday this weekend.

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I escaped the relative chill of Friday night’s football game for several brief minutes before time ran out. In the middle of the press box, there was talk of the Cardinals’ Game 1 NL Championship Series opener against Washington.

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I didn't think we had as many redwing blackbirds at the feeders this spring. I missed their distinctive calls, but just blamed it on the lack of cattails around my pond.

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I still want to talk about some inexpensive fire starters; you can also take old newspapers and roll a section up and secure the roll with a wire tie from the grocery. If you use more than one wire tie, say one around the top of the roll and another around then bottom of the roll, remember t…

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I escaped the relative chill of Friday night’s football game for several brief minutes before time ran out. In the middle of the press box, there was talk of the Cardinals’ Game 1 NL Championship Series opener against Washington.

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The last time Tom and I went to a home improvement store, we bought a container of yellow mums in the garden department. The official start of Fall was only a few weeks away, and that yellow mum looked like sunshine and happiness bursting out of a terracotta pot.

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Listen up. Today's message is for you, and the person beside you, and the person beside them, and especially for the person who thinks this message isn't for them.

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Eating in a Chinese fast-food place with my granddaughter last week, I found it necessary to pull out my trusty stainless steel Case to cut up a couple of unruly chunks of cashew chicken.

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My interest in journalism stemmed from two key interests: writing and interacting with people.

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I got hit on at the gas station last week. But it didn’t boost my middle-aged, mother-of-three ego because this particular pass didn’t come from a hot guy. It came from a fuel pump.

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Last weekend we loaded up the SUV and drove to Dallas to attend one of the loveliest weddings I’ve ever seen. Our niece Abbey and her new husband Andrew are off to a beautiful start as a married couple.

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Recently, State House representative for Webster County (John Black from the 137th and Hanna Kelly from the 141st House Districts) visited the Webster County Democrats to discuss issues and answer questions. This is a followup to those discussion that may be useful to the citizens of Webster…

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As kids, we enjoyed playing with toys. By "we," I mean, my siblings and I.  

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Some things are better left untouched. Remember when you were a kid in a store and your parents either seized or swatted your hand as it reached for something that wasn’t to be messed with?

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In my house, we have a lot of Legos. Like, two Lego-crazy kids’ worth of Legos. I recently dumped them all into two giant plastic bins, and they are full to the top and too heavy to move.

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Harvest Days hit the Marshfield square this past weekend, as it does every year at this time, and once again, what a lovely event it was.