Perspectives

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

That good ol’ cooperation

That good ol’ cooperation

I love this time of year. Things slow down, I get to see the kids more and the cool weather makes me nostalgic. As I write this the last of the negative election ads are playing on the TV.  I want...

Who needs a bucket?

Who needs a bucket?

Recently I pulled up at a four-way stop and spotted a 5-gallon bucket in the middle of the road. I couldn’t help it. I stopped the truck and picked it up. I know every farmer reading this can relate. You just don’t pass up a good bucket. I wish I could count the...

A little help on the farm

A little help on the farm

Many years ago, my dad thought it would be a good idea for my brother and I to help a local farmer roof his house. While it seemed like a great idea, when we started climbing across that felt-covered roof in the July heat I think we all started having second thoughts....

Don’t spoil the hunt

Don’t spoil the hunt

I have attempted to hunt or catch my share of critters and fish in my day. Sept. 1 is my annual “changing of the guard” when I pull my fly rod out of my truck and trade it out for my shotgun. This date marks the annual opening day of Missouri’s dove season, one of the...

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