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Rams Give Us a Wild Ride; Mike Matheny Still the Right Guy For Manager

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

On Sunday afternoon I was preparing to get my column ready by talking about the domination of the Seahawks by the Rams. Then by halftime, I was changing the script. By the end of the game I was going to write the same old column, the Rams blow another one.

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Interview with Brian Fletcher

Former Ferguson Mayor Continues Crusade to Promote City’s Virtues

By Tom Anselm

If ever there was a guy who is bullish on the future of Ferguson, it would have to be Brian Fletcher. The Independent News recently talked with the former mayor of that city. He is currently spear-heading the extensive activities of the “I (Heart) Ferguson Committee”. This organization has risen in prominence as an enterprise that has reached 16 countries and 42 states with sales of its yard signs, coffee mugs, cozies, tee shirts and other items emblazoned with the committee’s signature logo. Sales may be the wrong word to use here, since all items are acquired through donation.

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Maybe the Rams Could Learn From the Cardinals

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I was so excited to sit and watch the Rams on the national stage on Monday night. I gave the kids a bath, did the dishes, and sat with a bowl of ice cream. I was in heaven.

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A Boomer’s Journal

Being an ‘Elder’ Has


Over Those Both

Younger and Older

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I am the oldest person in our immediate family, both sides. The Senior Member, so to speak. You may recall that Medicare and I became fast friends about ten months ago. And for the most part, it has been an amicable relationship. I don’t really need any supplemental plans, thank the Good Lord Above. Things are generally going well. One can only take it one day at a time, however, especially since my last birthday put me square into the ranks of “Elderly”, according to US Government parlance.

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Cards Finding Magic With Upcoming Stars

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

It’s difficult to write an up to date column when the deadline is before the big game but is published after the game is over, but that’s where I stand on Tuesday. By the time you read this the Cards have either wrapped it up at home or facing a Game 5 in Los Angeles.

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Lesson Learned, Don’t Turn Off Rams Game or Take Leads For Granted

**Randy Gardner photo**By  Randy Gardner

Sometimes you get to the point where you just can’t handle it and that is where the Rams put my state of mind over the weekend. I left the house to go to the boys’ soccer games and listened in the car as the Rams built a 21-0 lead.

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