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Scherri Edwards usually wears old mud shoes and a baseball cap in her Royalston barn, but she got dressed up for this photo with her Leopard Appaloosa horse named Floyd.
With unlimited patience and devotion, Scherri Edwards, RN, of Royalston is actively engaged in international equine agility competition — and she may soon become a world champion. Scherri’s 11-year-old miniature mule, named Maggie Mulie, does such a good job of completing an obstacle course that...
Many Americans have spent months stewing about “fake news” and how social media can pump falsehoods and mean-spirited myths into everyday life. Yet the giants of modern information dissemination — Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter, for starters — were slow to address and, in Facebook’s case,...
DEAR ABBY: I retired after a 40-year career. A friend from work, “Bernie,” is the same age I am (62) but is still working. Six years ago, I had a serious health crisis. Three years ago, Bernie survived a heart attack. Since then, Bernie worries incessantly about dying. He exercises rigorously...
I feel so betrayed. For years I have used a variety of Kaspersky Lab’s software to protect my home computers. When I first picked up a copy of Kaspersky anti-virus the world was full of bloated resource hogs like Symantic’s Norton Anti-Virus, which did protect your computer but at the cost of...
DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Ralph,” and I have been married for 30 years. He recently started receiving sexually oriented texts from a male co-worker I’ll call Mike. What Ralph once read aloud to me saying, “He’s such a goof. Listen to this!” has now become covert reading for him. Ralph and I have...
Missouri’s Planned Parenthood affiliates expect to expand services across the state following a federal appeals court decision last week reversing state regulations on abortion. While they do that, abortion opponents should turn their attention to helping women prevent unintended pregnancies...
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg belatedly has given investigators some 3,000 advertisements from around 470 accounts associated with a Kremlin-linked “troll farm.” Congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller are trying to determine how deeply Russia interfered with last...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We have been a couple for seven years. Until now, we have lived with our parents. I knew moving in would be a struggle for him because he’s very close to his four siblings. Now that we’ve moved in, he calls and video chats with them every day...
President Donald Trump has a penchant for speaking to international audiences as if he’s addressing a campaign rally. He has boasted in phone calls to world leaders about the size of his adoring crowds and how big his Electoral College victory margin was. No surprise, then, that his speech...
The U.S. Mint has recently begun issuing bullion and collector versions of a one ounce palladium coin. This metal is similar to being a cheaper form of platinum. Platinum has rarely been used as a coinage metal, even though the U.S. Mint has struck coins in that metal for many years. It has...

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