Ralls County

Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

Waterwheel Leather Co. builds leather goods one stitch at a time On the river of life, it’s not always easy to see what waits around the next bend. After careers in law enforcement and security and living in the Middle East, John Seawright felt adrift and unfulfilled...

More than a teacher

More than a teacher

This week my kids got postcards telling them who their teacher would be for the coming school year. It took me right back to my days as a Clarksburg C-2 Bulldog. My teacher for most of my formative years was Nancy Hartman, who had a huge influence on my life. Between...

Honey do!

Honey do!

Let nature's sugar help sweeten your recipes September is National Honey Month and what better way to celebrate than to stir some of the naturally sweet elixir into your favorite recipes?If you’re using honey as a replacement for granulated sugar, use half the amount...

Scopus/Sedgefest

Scopus/Sedgefest

A good time for a good cause It all started over drinks at the former Bollinger County Country Club. Randy and Brenda “Shorty” Johnson were visiting with friends when the conversation turned to helping others who were less fortunate by raising money in some way. What...

Precious Memories

Precious Memories

Find peace, serenity and more at Precious Moments They come from far and wide — grandparents both young and old with children in tow; young couples with babies in strollers; small clubs and large groups. Even husbands stand, mouths agape, pointing in awe of the...

Taking the time

Taking the time

A traffic stop that ended with more than a ticket It was after 10 p.m. one hot Sunday night in August 2020. Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeffrey W. Huff was westbound on Interstate 70 when the headlights of a speeding car quickly came up behind him. “I clocked the car...

Pilot House

Pilot House

Classic sandwiches and more at  a Cape Girardeau institution The cozy eatery is much more than just a place to get your next meal. This dining destination is a southeast Missouri institution that pays homage to Cape Girardeau’s river roots. The portions are plentiful...

Hickory Ridge Orchard

Hickory Ridge Orchard

Apples, pears, pumpkins and more on the farm Brandt Schisler had a void. The condo he and his wife, Kelsey, owned in Colorado just wasn’t the same as the traditional rural farm he and his brother ran around growing up. It was tight quarters with not much of a yard to...

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