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Rose Nolen

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.

ROSE NOLEN: We must send a message to Congress about gun laws

The vote against background checks for gun owners proved that Congress is in favor of special interest groups rather than U.S. citizens.

ROSE NOLEN: 'Silver spoon' workers no different from others

The "silver spoon" stereotype works against the character of people born into family businesses, but in reality, these workers can be just as excellent as others.

ROSE NOLEN: Adults must take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming others

We have gotten to the point where we are willing to blame someone else for every wrongdoing an individual commits.

ROSE NOLEN: Let women make their own decisions

Instead of focusing on women's health issues, lawmakers should focus on the economy, job creation, highway infrastructure, maintaining prisons and making state parks run well.

ROSE NOLEN: Veterans' medical needs underserved

We can’t allow our wounded children to sit round and suffer, waiting until we get the money to treat them.

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