Jeana Gockley: Characters stand out in Sloan's 'Counting by 7s'
Several years ago, I had the honor of hearing Nancy Pearl speak at a library conference. She is a celebrity in the world of libraries.
Frankie Meyer: Experts imagine what future libraries will look like
What will libraries of the future be like? That is a question facing libraries around the nation.
Ryan Richardson: Abandoning, surrendering pets not the same
I want to address a phone call I received this week. I got a voice mail from a frustrated lady, who asked me why I had such a hard stance in last week's column on pets that had been abandoned.
Business angle: Asbury man uses retirement to open a successful bait shop
As a kid, Floyd Reeves walked from his home on 32nd street in Joplin to Shoal Creek to fish from the low water bridge using worms and crawdads he'd dug up along the way.
Craig Tally: God's rewards are never earthly
This question was part of a survey reported in the latest issue of The Christian Century, a magazine to which I subscribe. About 62 percent of Protestants and 50 percent of Catholics responded, "Yes." My answer would have placed me in the minority.
Rich Brown: Webb City theater owners eager to screen 'Son of God'
Scott and Nancy Hutson have always been excited about getting Christian films to show at their Route 66 Movie Theater in Webb City, but excitement might be an understatement when it comes to the one opening Friday at their theater and also nationwide.
Who should we follow on Twitter? #140fourstates project will profile region's best tweeters
Sharing lives has never been easier, thanks to social networking. And Twitter is responsible for one of the era's biggest transformations. At symbols (@) and hashtags (#) are a big part of the way we communicate, and the service's 140-character limit has given us new emphasis on brevity and being succinct.
Jeremiah Tucker: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' should've featured real wolves
Like many people, I have Oscar fever. So this week I wrote about what "The Wolf of Wall Street" would've been like if it had been about an actual wolf who lived on Wool Street instead of Wall Street.
Benji Tunnell: 'Winter's Tale' causes introspection about review style
I took some flack recently for my review of "Labor Day." A very nice woman, whom I will leave anonymous so as not to taint her with any association with me, let me know in no uncertain terms that I wouldn't be married too long with my callous and adolescent view of women, marriage and children.
Marta Churchwell: Artists take risks when moving to self-employment
It's tough to turn your back on the security of a good job. I know. I've done it. It's scary. But if the desire is burning in you, it has to be done or you'll be haunted by regret.
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