Jules Rules #6

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

My first interview Tougher than I thought when I volunteered to do it. Mostly, it’s me asking the questions. Well, frankly, always. However, Ricky Johnson, Jr., has been candid about his difficulties and I felt the responsibility to answer honestly to those who asked me. It’s not fun. I Read more

James Hodges makes his mark at Ep

September 20, 2016 // 3 Comments

Veteran EPJHS Coach Hodges walks the walk and earns the respect in his 16th year Dependable. Reliable. Humble. Caring. Thoughtful and Kind are just some of the words folks use when describing the affable red-head from East Prairie. A Father; coach and friend with a busy Life. Coach Hodges is in his Read more


September 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

While contemporary Sports Historians Point to #TheFumble. #TheFumble ~ Ep v SC ~ 1993 ~ Photo Courtesy of Steve Hodges ~ (c) 2015 The angst; contempt and healthy respect for the Scott City Rams I posses goes way back. #IDLP In 1977 ~ before the Internet ~ the Ep Eagles played at Scott City my Read more

Down Goes East Prairie

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Midwest Plains Champion East Prairie Eagles fall to Hamburg, AR at the 2015 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series in Monticello, AR. 12 & Under Eagles go 3-2 in their Magical Run from the Midwest Plains Championship; thru Pool Play and today’s climatic contest. Memories made by the young Read more

A Look at New SEMO Conference

August 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

*Updated ~ Aug. 15, 2016 The Standard Democrat with their preview. David Jenkins and Chris Pobst are the two best sportswriters in Missouri ~ imho SEMO CONFERENCE Realignment will occur in two years when the re-redistricting is done as well. **Editors Note: The Column, which follows, originally Read more