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Thirty-four. This is the number I counted while standing in the shower. As hot water rained down on my hair, I scanned the corner-mounted shower shelves and counted 34 bottles of shampoo, … more
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. I am the youngest of four siblings, with one older sister and two big brothers.We were raised in a broken home. Many days and weekends, my sister six … more
Yesterday I watched my 14-year-old daughter text her best friend, and I realized something. Generally speaking, a person’s age is a direct correlation of their texting speed.Like my daughter, I … more
I was nine years old the first time I boiled sassafras roots to make a “spring tonic.”Correction: I was nine years old when I first dug roots for our housekeeper to boil for tea, and it turned … more
Cultural changes are a fact of life. Shifts in the way society handles itself always will be with us. Wishing for the “good ol’ days” is a set-up for disappointment.Since that is the way things … more
Although it is not yet springtime, it sure has felt like spring has already arrived. Hopefully I am not speaking too soon, because the forecast for next week’s weather shows temperatures slinking … more
Dear Editor, Noting a letter to the editor in the 3-3-21 edition of the Cedar County Republican, “New Opportunities” by William Sollen Berger. He is wanting to leave Missouri to go back to Texas … more
I was at dinner the other night with Susan, a close friend. We were at our favorite place. We walked in and went to our usual spot — our own table right by the bar. It took Josh, our favorite … more
Dear Editor,The 2020-21 season has come and gone. The number of deer hides remains high because of you — the deer hunters — men, women, boys and girls who take the time to bring the Elks deer … more
Having a senior in high school is so emotional. Spencer Chance is my first born and I am incredibly proud of this young man. He is an A and B student and planning to join the U.S. Navy after high … more
How are you coping with this week’s weather?  Shyrl Thomas Burnaman. Trying to stay warm, not use a lot of power and wondering what day it is! Jan Cross. I am enjoying the beauty of the … more
Would like to introduce myself to the citizens of Cedar County and the dedicated readers of the Cedar County Republican. In our edition from February 10, reporter Kathryn Skopec covered my general … more
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