Your Turn/Ryan Jacquot
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Your Turn/Ryan Jacquot

Ryan Jacquot, 38, grew up on a family farm in Basco and lives there today with wife Adrienne and three children -- Parker, 6, Quinn, 4 and Jensen, six months.

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Countdown to the next 007 film underway
Steve Eighinger

Countdown to the next 007 film underway

There was recent news concerning the release of the newest and yet-unnamed James Bond movie. The film should be in theaters at some point in 2020 and will be the 25th in the ongoing series that dates to 1962.

Lifelong crush now just a memory
Steve Eighinger

Lifelong crush now just a memory

I'm still sad. When news arrived last week that Doris Day had died, part of my heart passed away, too. My first crush was not Debbie Wickham in first grade, Lynn Marie Parr in junior high or even Kathy Eighinger.

Your Turn/Emily Pool
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Your Turn/Emily Pool

Emily Pool, 39, is the wife of Nate, mom of two girls, Madeline and Aubrey, and a third-grade teacher at Rooney to 22 sweet kiddos. (Go Foxes!). Pool grew up in Springfield, went to Illinois College and landed in Q-town for jobs (thanks Hayes and QFD!).

Summer's on our doorstep, in need of a slogan
Steve Eighinger

Summer's on our doorstep, in need of a slogan

For most of my adult life, I have considered Memorial Day weekend the beginning of summer. Using that school of thought as a guide, we're less than two weeks from the start of the best of the four seasons.

More Florida flavor to this installment of 'Morons of the Month'
Steve Eighinger

More Florida flavor to this installment of 'Morons of the Month'

First of all, I have all the respect in the world for people who live in Florida. In fact, I have quite a but of sympathy for them, judging by the kind of criminals they have to deal with on a regular basis.

Your Turn/Rachel Smith
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Your Turn/Rachel Smith

Rachel Leeann Smith, 23, is the agriculture literacy coordinator for the Pike-Scott Farm Bureau. She grew up on a farm east of Perry, Ill, that her parents still own and operate. Smith is engaged to be married in September to Jesse Poor, who she's been wi

Memories of Ali, Robinson remain strong
Steve Eighinger

Memories of Ali, Robinson remain strong

It's interesting how specific meetings, conversations or events can find a permanent niche in your brain.

Hulk, Studd and a huge pizza -- the stuff of memories
Steve Eighinger

Hulk, Studd and a huge pizza -- the stuff of memories

Every so often, the topic comes up in conversation. And every so often, the memory is the same. And so is the smile that begins that conversation, and the laughter that normally punctuates it. "What have been your most memorable interviews or assignments?

Your turn: Corey Mehaffy
Your Turn

Your turn: Corey Mehaffy

Corey Mehaffy, 48, is the executive director at Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council.