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Old adage still has truth: Father knows best

Old adage still has truth: Father knows best

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

June 26, 2020

My late father was not a well-educated man, since he had to leave school during the Great Depression to assist his family. But he had common sense and passed along to his children lessons to assist us throughout life. I am the man I am today because of the lessons learned from my father. Hopefully in tu...

Graduates, step outside your comfort zones

Graduates, step outside your comfort zones

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

May 26, 2020

She was a failure. Her marriage ended in divorce. She lost her job. She was a single mother living on unemployment benefits. But, as she told the Harvard graduating class in 2008, there are fringe benefits that come with failure. She stepped outside the comfort zone expected by society and decided to follo...

Healthy Living: Despite coronavirus and social distancing, spring fun continues

From 2017: Hundreds of children flocked to Canaan Baptist Church in Oakville on Saturday for the church’s annual Egg Drop, as thousands of Easter eggs were dropped from a helicopter for children to collect. Besides eggs, the event featured games, bounce houses and food trucks. Above, Jenna Brinkman collects her eggs. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

April 17, 2020

Many of us have fond Easter memories. Dressing up. A lovely church service. Dinner with family. Our children remember Easter egg hunts in the spring. There were two. A week or two before Easter our subdivision social committee had one on the subdivision common ground for the children. On Easter Sunday...

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

March 6, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson It’s hard to believe this far into the presidential race, but the beginning of the presidential election year in Missouri starts March 10 with the Missouri presidential primary. Over the next few months the political parties will be selecting delegates to attend their re...

Love can be eternal, but comes without guarantee

Love can be eternal, but comes without guarantee

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

February 13, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson In our home file cabinet, there is a drawer that contains warranties and guarantees for kitchen appliances, the clothes washer and dryer, the wrist watch given to me by my wife, and for many other objects the family has accumulated over the years. I am sure each reader ...

A new year is a chance to reach your goals, dreams

A new year is a chance to reach your goals, dreams

January 9, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson A New Year! Where did 2019 go? On New Year’s Day I celebrated my 83rd birthday. Eighty-three is an age I did not envision as a young man. Middle age is long behind me. I practiced law for 30 years and then spent eight years in the Missouri House of Representative...

Looking back is a key part of looking ahead to the future

Looking back is a key part of looking ahead to the future

December 19, 2019

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson The last month of the year is the perfect time to look back. Look back? Never, you may say. We are conditioned by society not to look back at the past. We are not going that way, so why let the past ruin the future? I disagree. I find that looking back over m...

‘The loneliest holiday’ doesn’t have to be lonely

‘The loneliest holiday’ doesn’t have to be lonely

November 14, 2019

Healthy Living  By Carl Hendrickson  I still remember Nov. 24, 1955, my first Thanksgiving without family. I was 18 years old and finishing Army basic training at Fort Ord, California. Although surrounded by more than 30 other young men in my platoon, I was lonely. In the future I would spend othe...

‘Healthy living’ is not just about our physical fitness

‘Healthy living’ is not just about our physical fitness

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

October 31, 2019

Healthy Living  By Carl Hendrickson  Healthy living! What does it mean? To many the first thing to come to mind is caring for the body. Eating nourishing foods, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, periodic doctor visits. My wife, a nurse, makes sure that I eat healthy and limit my intake of ...

Proportional voting could solve the Electoral College

Proportional voting could solve the Electoral College

September 19, 2019

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson The Electoral College has been a topic of discussion ever since the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump won with a majority of the Electoral College, but not the popular vote. To many this seems unfair. The Electoral College is a body of electors est...

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