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Rose Nolen

ROSE NOLEN: One person, one vote — no matter the race, color or creed

Voting is a basic right for all Americans, and there should not be any restrictions on when and how people can vote.

ROSE NOLEN: Obama and his health care plan are part of our lives. Deal with it.

There are more pressing issues than repealing a law that appears to be meeting its goal of providing health insurance to Americans.

ROSE NOLEN: Too many kids are going to jail when they should be going to school

I worry parents are forgetting to insist on their kids staying in school.

ROSE NOLEN: Perhaps we've been misled about the entitled rich

It stands to reason that one of our biggest problems is that we have allowed too many of our manufacturing companies to leave the country.

ROSE NOLEN: Stay on course when the path to success gets crooked

The world is still open to dreamers. Sometimes you have to wait until it’s it your turn to shine.

ROSE NOLEN: Find the worth in every person

The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision raised the opportunity to discuss social change, and the benefit to approaching different opinions with a sense of understanding.

ROSE NOLEN: The value of local news is often in the small details

The newspaper from my community will inform me about the news that matters to me. I can’t depend on the big city newspaper to bring me news from my hometown.

ROSE NOLEN: Families should discuss gun safety

Truly, people are not trying to do away with guns. They are simply searching for ways to do away with the violence.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans should trust one another more

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are national reminders of racism

Racial attitudes against the civil rights movement may still be prevalent today.

ROSE NOLEN: Remembering our military heroes, with mixed feelings

Serving in the military today is a lot different than it used to be.

ROSE NOLEN: Don't depend on politicians to make the situation better

Americans need to band together to figure out how to fix the economy because people need jobs and families need to survive.

ROSE NOLEN: It's not easy, but let's strive for drug-free communities

We should use our freedom to better ourselves and communities instead of using it for entertainment.

ROSE NOLEN: Summer projects spark nostalgia for things that last

In a world of temporary things, there are still items — and events — that are made to last.

ROSE NOLEN: Taking a look at sleep, surgery and summer vacation

Missouri is a great place to spend the summer exploring.

ROSE NOLEN: I understand my pets, even if no one else does

Removing a cat's claws could mean taking away a tool for survival — but might make snuggling much more enjoyable.

 

ROSE NOLEN: May is a month for celebrations, remembering the past

Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.

ROSE NOLEN: Dreams, expectations different for everyone

Dreams and expectations are different for everyone, but a backup system always proves to be valuable.

ROSE NOLEN: Time to examine what and how teachers teach

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.

ROSE NOLEN: Boys', girls' upbringing very different

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.

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