Make that 222,248 ...
Steve Eighinger

Make that 222,248 ...

How many of you can relate to some — maybe all — of the following thoughts I found on Facebook this week in regard to the pandemic.

Some people are never supposed to leave you
Steve Eighinger

Some people are never supposed to leave you

The night was supposed to be relaxing, just kicking back and enjoying the second night of the recent NFL Draft.

Your Turn/Ricci Dula
Your Turn

Your Turn/Ricci Dula

Ricci Dula, 37, is CEO of the Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. Dula grew up in Sacramento, Calif. He is married with two children and loves sports of all kinds.

At least we still have baseball songs
Steve Eighinger

At least we still have baseball songs

If this were normal times, the Cardinals would be hosting the Marlins tonight in the first of a three-game weekend series. And the Cubs would be entertaining the Phillies.

Pro sports returns in the form of Major League Eating
Steve Eighinger

Pro sports returns in the form of Major League Eating

Sports are back! Well, sort of ... Major League Baseball, the NBA, NHL and NCAA may still be on hiatus, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Major League Eating is back.

Your Turn/Carla Gordon
Your Turn

Your Turn/Carla Gordon

Carla (Weil) Gordon, 67, is the oldest of three kids and now a retired teacher, with a multitude of teaching experiences in the U.S. and in Belgium.

Taking a break from the pandemic
Steve Eighinger

Taking a break from the pandemic

Different strokes for different folks? That's certainly the way it looks when examining some of the leading lists for the all-time top rock vocalists and/or front men and women.

Let's not forget common sense in the supermarket
Steve Eighinger

Let's not forget common sense in the supermarket

Steve Labs has been involved with the supermarket industry for 26 years. He's seen ups, downs, ebbs and flows. He's also been through a variety of natural disasters. "But nothing even remotely compares to this," Labs said of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Turn/Jimmy O'Donnell
Your Turn

Your Turn/Jimmy O'Donnell

Jimmy O'Donnell, 44, is a fifth generation funeral director and embalmer. His family owns funeral homes in Hannibal, Mo., Quincy, Ill., Palmyra, Mo. and Monroe City, Mo.

Finding the perfect remedy for an imperfect time
Steve Eighinger

Finding the perfect remedy for an imperfect time

The self-quarantining and working from home have definitely brought a new approach on how to best get through each day. The good? Being able to work from home is truly a plus. As long as I have access to a phone and keyboard, I'm ready to go.