Rose Nolen columns
We cannot afford to shut down our government. Things can go wrong any place, any time, and when they do, we depend on the people who work for this nation.
Young people should acknowledge the seriousness and possibility of danger when they text while behind the wheel.
No matter how many mass murders occur, people will continue clinging to their guns.
Even though funerals provide an important step in the grieving process, they shouldn't cost so much.
It’s harvest time, the planting is all done, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the labor. It’s time for long, leisurely drives across the state. It’s time to visit the neighbors and see what changes the year has brought into being.
Truly, people are not trying to do away with guns. They are simply searching for ways to do away with the violence.
I don’t think we will become a stronger people through the use of guns. I can only hope we will become a wiser people through knowledge and understanding.
Racial attitudes against the civil rights movement may still be prevalent today.
It will only be when the public decides to really get involved will we see the end to many of our social dilemmas. Every household needs to be accountable and commit itself to taking a stand to help rid this country of dangerous drugs.
Serving in the military today is a lot different than it used to be.
Americans need to band together to figure out how to fix the economy because people need jobs and families need to survive.
We should use our freedom to better ourselves and communities instead of using it for entertainment.
In a world of temporary things, there are still items — and events — that are made to last.
Missouri is a great place to spend the summer exploring.
The story of slavery is very important in African-American history. The men and women who endured the hardships and overcame the struggles are the heroes and heroines of our story.
Rose Nolen had a family of storytellers. Wherever news was being made in Missouri, chances were some family member was nearby.
Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.
Dreams and expectations are different for everyone, but a backup system always proves to be valuable.
The prevailing thought seems to be that students have lost interest in school, so unless they are provided with the right answers to test scores they are unable to pass.
Most of the time, men and women have had such different upbringings as young adults that it could strike one as amazing that they would not require infinitely more socializing before they agreed to marry.