'If a horse can't eat it, I don't wanna play on it.'
Steve Eighinger

'If a horse can't eat it, I don't wanna play on it.'

Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and one of baseball's all-time great ambassadors, once was asked about his love for the game. "There are only two seasons: winter and baseball," Lasorda said. Those words always have stuck with me.

Your Turn/Matthew Brink
Your Turn

Your Turn/Matthew Brink

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a general manager for a professional basketball team. I had an obsession with basketball statistics. In elementary school, I would write letters to the Chicago Bulls with trade recommendations; although, I'm pretty sure they didn't follow them.

What would you rather be doing right now? At home wrestling with my boys.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I used to play the saxophone. I have no musical ability and was very bad at it.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? When my brother joined the military. He has the intelligence and skill-set to do whatever he wants, but he chose to serve our country. I'm very proud of him.

It really stinks when ... people chew with their mouth open.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Ornery. I asked my wife to help me answer this question.

I always laugh when ... There's nothing funnier...

Some sure signs that spring is here, or right around the corner
Steve Eighinger

Some sure signs that spring is here, or right around the corner

We're still a month away from the official first day of spring, but when that time arrives it will likely be at least somewhat anticlimactic. Spring has already sprung, at least in my world. All of the key signs of spring are with us, if you know where to

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Your Turn/Molly Stroot

Molly McClain Stroot, 66, is married to Jeff Stroot. They have four beautiful children.

Ten years later, we're still having lunch
Steve Eighinger

Ten years later, we're still having lunch

It was 10 years ago that we began the virtual "Lunch with Steve" columns.

Nothing says 'I love you' like a love song
Steve Eighinger

Nothing says 'I love you' like a love song

Guys, we're two days from Valentine's Day. Do you have everything you need to impress your significant other? Candy? Check. Dinner reservations? Check. Music? What's that, you say? You do not have any tunes picked out to share on Cupid's favorite day? M

Your Turn/Bridgette Northern
Your Turn

Your Turn/Bridgette Northern

Bridgette Northern, 36, is marketing manager for Adams Telephone Co-Operative, which some people know as Adams Fiber, and supervisor for Chili Township. She and her husband Michael have two sons, Owen, 11, and Chase, 8.

Steve Eighinger

Did Kris Kristofferson have a role in those license plates?

Earlier this week, I was working my way east on Maine Street when I managed to hit just about every red light possible. During those stops I started noticing the creativity of some license plates.

Stevie Love returns for his annual visit to assist the lovesick and lovelorn
Steve Eighinger

Stevie Love returns for his annual visit to assist the lovesick and lovelorn

He's back. The potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace -- Stevie Love, the Doctor of Love -- has returned for a 12th straight year to offer pre-Valentine's Day advice for the lovelorn.

Your Turn/Carol Logsdon
Your Turn

Your Turn/Carol Logsdon

Carolyn Elizabeth Clayton Logsdon, 38, has been married to Craig Logsdon, a Hannibal, Mo., police officer, for 15 years. They have three children -- Aaron, 12, Isabella, 10, and John, 5.