'Superfly' will be missed in the world of the squared circle
Steve Eighinger

'Superfly' will be missed in the world of the squared circle

Back when I was a regular pro wrestling viewer, I watched and listened to men like Gordon Solie, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes and Kerry Von Erich. We talked about -- and practiced in our living rooms -- moves like the figure four leglock and suplex.

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First installment of 2017's 'Good Guys of the Month'
Steve Eighinger

First installment of 2017's 'Good Guys of the Month'

It's a new year, and the start of a new series of "Good Guys of the Month." I think you'll enjoy our January medal winners.

Your Turn/Sherry Nelson
Your Turn

Your Turn/Sherry Nelson

Sherry Nelson, 62, is a human development and family science specialist working for University of Missouri Extension for 20 years. She has a master's level education in human development, plant pathology and social work and has been a licensed clinical so

Earmark ban keeps members of Congress from funding priority projects
Doug Wilson

Earmark ban keeps members of Congress from funding priority projects

Earlier this month it looked like a moratorium on congressional earmarks might end, or at least come up for a debate in Washington. Now that seems less likely. Last week the Senate Republican conference voted to keep a ban on earmarks in place. That will

Sad songs that catch your attention
Steve Eighinger

Sad songs that catch your attention

Why I like certain depressing songs so much is beyond me. You know, those really sad refrains, usually about a relationship breakup.

O'Reilly, Black Friday, email: Time for ninth class of Pop Culture Hall of Fame
Steve Eighinger

O'Reilly, Black Friday, email: Time for ninth class of Pop Culture Hall of Fame

At times, I think Americans tend to underestimate the impact they have on the rest of the world.

Lots of political headaches ahead in 2017
Doug Wilson

Lots of political headaches ahead in 2017

No matter how bad things look in your life, at least you're not facing the huge challenges top political figures must confront in 2017.

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Your Turn/Jennifer Kelty

Your Turn/Jennifer Kelty

Be hopeful, be patient -- and grateful
Steve Eighinger

Be hopeful, be patient -- and grateful

I remember five years ago when the phone rang at 6 in the morning and our oldest daughter, Sarah, was frantic. She said her family's house was on fire and they couldn't reach their toddler-aged daughter, Ella.

Ahh, Facebook. It's good to have you back
Steve Eighinger

Ahh, Facebook. It's good to have you back

Finally, we can exhale. The holidays are over. I hadn't had much "me time" since before Thanksgiving and was looking forward to an evening with "CSI: Miami." But my attention turned from the flat-screen to Facebook.