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Jones is executive vice president of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and member of Boone Electric Cooperative.

Traditions, old and new

Traditions, old and new

For many of us this holiday season will mark the return of celebrating with the family and friends we’ve been missing since the pandemic began. The annual Christmas gathering has always been a major...

More than lights — it’s life

More than lights — it’s life

We had quite the situation at our house this past weekend. Max and Charlie’s Aunt Hali and Uncle Wes were in town for a Mizzou game. When we got back to the house, they convinced Max, 8, to watch a Halloween horror movie. Not surprisingly, my daughter, Charlie, who is...

Who’s gonna fill their shoes?

Who’s gonna fill their shoes?

I was heading south on Interstate 55 when the country music station I tuned in played a familiar song. It was George Jones singing “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” The Possum’s sad ballad was an appropriate song for the event I was attending at the request of...

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...

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