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90th birthday greetings appreciated

I want to thank my friends, relatives, neighbors, past employees and customers who sent me 90th birthday greetings.

Letters

Thanks for making 101st birthday special

I want to thank my family and friends for all the cards, calls and happy birthday wishes you sent for my 101st birthday.

Your Turn/Ann Dickson
Your Turn

Your Turn/Ann Dickson

Mary Ann Awerkamp Dickson was born in August 1960 in Quincy, the seventh of 10 children. She's been employed at Blessing Health System since December 1982, working for 22 years in the public relations office.

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Democrats are trying to make U.S. more like Russia, China

Once upon a time, there was such a thing as conservative Democrats. They comprised a significant part of the electorate during my parent's generation.

It's back to lunch!
Steve Eighinger

It's back to lunch!

Slowly, but surely — or at least I hope — the world is returning to some sort of normalcy. And so is this space. Today we're bringing back our "Lunch With ..." feature, which was suspended a few months ago when the pandemic was in its infancy.

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Racism important, but lot of other things wrong in U.S.

I believe the Rev. William Barber has something important to say about the Poor People's Campaign and needs to be heard. For those who are already well-off or rich, you are already prospering, so let everyone else prosper.

Hot dog! July 4 tradition lives on
Steve Eighinger

Hot dog! July 4 tradition lives on

Be still my beating heart. And churning stomach. The annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest will go on as scheduled -- with some modifications, of course -- on its traditional July 4 date, and again be televised by ESPN. "The pandemic is just

Your Turn/Lucas Brass
Your Turn

Your Turn/Lucas Brass

Lucas Brass, 38, is a soil conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in New London, Mo. Married for 15 years, Brass and his wife Betsey have two kids, Isaiah, 10, and Rozalyn, 8.

Ah, sweet summer. It is time!
Steve Eighinger

Ah, sweet summer. It is time!

The calendar says summer officially arrives on Saturday. Thank heaven. This has been a brutal spring, starting with the pandemic and all of its trappings, and punctuated with the recent civil unrest.

'I read it, and literally, I ... cried'
Steve Eighinger

'I read it, and literally, I ... cried'

Since the start of the pandemic, and more recently the nationwide protests that have centered around a greater sense of equality, this space has furloughed its "Morons of the Month" feature.

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