Clausie Smith

Clausie Smith is a contributing columnist and former publisher of The Chieftain and Sentinel.

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Constant campaigning creating apathetic voters
May 19, 2015
There has been a great deal of concern over what appears to be a growing nation-wide epidemic of voter apathy.
Weekend a reminder that ‘all’s well that ends well’
May 11, 2015
Last week, I had a frustrating, busy and in many ways unique Saturday and Sunday.
Reviewing the legacy of a ‘good, but unfortunate’ president
May 4, 2015
I asked some folks who was the president just a century ago in 1915. Only a few knew that it was Woodrow Wilson.
Attitudes slowly changing as awareness of mental health issues increases
April 28, 2015
May will be observed as Mental Health Month, and the theme for this year’s observance reflects changing attitudes.
International tragedy led to lasting local legacy for Boy Scouts
April 20, 2015
Over the decades, several thousand young men have enjoyed a variety of adventures and learning experiences at Camp Naish.
Sweets treats aren’t evil, just overly indulged
April 13, 2015
I know that candy has lost a bit of popularity since it has become one of the “whipping boys” for those who are campaigning against obesity.
Dead ball’ no more: homers a more frequent highlight of baseball
April 6, 2015
This is a big week in Kansas City, with the Royals opening the season as the defending American League champions.
Easter a clear favorite for hard-boiled egg fan
March 30, 2015
One of my happiest memories of Easter is the coloring and devouring of boiled eggs.
Confusion remains years after creation of ‘Unified Government’
04:32 p.m., March 23, 2015 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Every two years when there is a local election, there are Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents who are confused by the ballot.
Birthday brings awareness of technological, societal progress
March 16, 2015
A week or so ago I celebrated my 78th birthday, which officially reaffirms my title of “old goat.”

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