Opinion

            Each passing season brings changes that affect our immune system. While changing seasons are not the ultimate reason for illness, they do bring changes that affect the immune system. The changing seasons bring about different eating patterns, food-related traditions, affect food...
One of nature's great spectacles is the annual migration of Monarch butterflies for the winter. The life cycle of the Monarch's is one of nature's wonders. Vital to the Monarch's life cycle is the common milkweed. It is where they lay their eggs, and provides food for the newly hatched larval stage...
The nation was startled when resident Trump went into the hospital last weekend. It recalled other leaders who have gotten sick. For the most part, the information we, the public, received was not the truth. Whether they were unwilling to relinquish their power or didn’t want to be perceived as...
Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, also known as tocopherol, was first discovered in 1922, but not recognized as an essential nutrient in humans until the mid-1960s. Vitamin E is a family of 8 compounds occurring naturally. The most active form of vitamin E is called alpha-tocopherol.  The...
The nation holds its breath as schools reopen. Some schools are shut down by Covid 19, while others try every combination in the book to try to give students an education. Enrollment is down about two percent in Cameron.  Last year it was 1,746 and this year it is 1,706. Systemwide, about 20% of...
James M. Sprayberry graduated from OCS (Officer Candidate School) from Fort Knox, KY. He earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, and a Purple Heart in April of 1968 for actions in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam. Sprayberry served as a 1st Lieutenant and platoon leader with Company D, 5th Battalion,...
Fall is just around the corner, bringing shorter days, cooler temperatures, and delicious fall vegetables and fruit.  Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and chard are available to change up your salad routine.  Vibrant orange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and...
Due to the Park Board’s heroic effort the Cameron pool made it through this past summer. Several efforts over the years were unable to plug the leak … and this year an estimated 6 million gallons were lost. To put that in perspective, our huge water towers hold 500,000 gallons … so 12 of them!...
Retired Army Colonel Steve Kelly lives between Cameron and Osborn, Missouri.   A native of New York, Steve attended New York University and graduated with a Business degree. After college he went to work for American Oil Company in their office on New York City’s 5th Avenue. Just prior to his first...
Individuals who are overweight, obese, have dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of blood lipids), hypertension, and impaired glucose intolerance may be at risk for Metabolic Syndrome.  Obesity has been an ongoing health problem for Americans.  Sedentary lifestyles and poor diet contribute to dyslipidemia...

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