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  • God Bag

    With knowing hands, I opened the old lunch sack. There it was in my own hand writing on a piece of scratch paper. All the wants I had wanted years ago ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Don’t base your vote on ‘winnability’

    When I stepped into a voting booth for the first time, I knew I was voting for someone I believed would be a good leader.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Working for you in 2016

    With the 2016 legislative session getting under way, I remain committed to my constituents Jasper and Polk counties. My primary job is listening to yo ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Winter Blues

    The time has come where my couch is no longer just for sitting and the stairs are a new, interesting place to watch what happens when you toss toys do ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • They say it’s your birthday

    My favorite childhood birthday party celebrated my fifth birthday. It could be because it’s so well documented in photographs, but when I look through ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Review of 2015: Senate gets to work

    At year’s end, most Americans take stock of the previous 12 months and consider if they met their goals for the year. A review of one’s bank account, ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Let’s all go to the lobby

    Going to the movies has always been one of my favorite activities.I don’t know if it’s the ding soun ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • It’s all in the follow-through

    This may come as no surprise, but let me clarify ... I have nothing in common with Mark Zuckerberg.T ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Fighting the cold, January rut

    I walked out my front door yesterday and saw my landlord scrapping the ice off the sidewalk in front of his business. The former all-state high school ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Public school funding is a priority

    First, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas, happy holidays and a fun, safe New Year’s.The legislat ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Crocs, drone and hot beef sandwiches

    Our first Christmas on the farm turned our house into a home. Having lived alone for a few years, I was not much of a one for Christmas decorations. I ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:01 am