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The Candidates, the Election & Our Choice (a Test)

I am writing this particular column two weeks before the election as many people are voting ahead of time. This election 2020 is different than all previous elections. It determines

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The Real Wild West

Foley film the definitive story of ‘Hangin’ Judge’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Filmmaker Larry Foley admits that the story of “Indians, Outlaws, Marshals and the Hangin’ Judge” has largely been a

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The More The Merrier

Symphony offers all sorts of music in new season BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “If you think of things that are traditional — and tradition is great; it’s church, family gatherings, lots


Does the smell make the man?

Q. My old girlfriend used to have an aftershave that she liked and bought for me, but I don’t want to wear that one anymore. Is there a good method


Sock it to me

Q. You seem to write both that black socks should be the only choice and that “wild, patterned socks” are the one place a business man can be creative. What

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Art Takes Flight

It’s butterfly season in the Ozarks AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Butterfly season is in full swing! Patterned wings are fluttering like confetti in sunlit meadows and along rural roads, brushing

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5×5 Five Minutes Five Questions Lizzy Lehman

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Everything Lizzy Lehman does musically is very personal — including her band name: Carry Illinois. “The first time I remember singing in public was in Cary, Ill.,

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Experiment in Freedom

On July 4, 1776, the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England by creating and signing the Declaration of Independence. There is a deep esoteric significance to the

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‘Selected’ At Shiloh

Guest curators celebrate museum’s half-centennial BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It’s huge and heavy, black and white, a monstrosity of a machine that no businessman could even imagine using nowadays. After all,