Emma Jo Mudd, 97, wasn't surprised to learn that the late Belle Johnson, the woman considered by many to be Monroe City's most famous resident, was going to be featured in a soon-to-be published anthology chronicling the lives of female photographers.

Where was the crack of the bat? The smell of popcorn? The seventh inning stretch? Where was baseball? When Major League Baseball's Opening Day came and went last week without a game being played, a void existed. It robbed us of traditions...

These times are especially trying. While everybody takes care to protect themselves from COVID-19, it's important to recognize the service and sacrifice of frontline workers taking care to protect others.