Barbara Sisney Daniel

Barbara Sisney Daniel – 72 Years (and counting) as a Herald Correspondent

by Doug Berger It was shortly after returning to her home in rural Douglas County after having spent months in the hospital with polio, that Barbara Sisney Daniel began submitting articles to the Douglas County Herald. She recently returned to her Bolivar home from another hospital stay and is again planning to submit an article…

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Misdial to Serendipity By Barbara Sisney Daniel

I’m assuming most of the holiday has passed peacefully for everyone. This has been a mix for my emotions to cope with. With the news reporting concerning a virus going wild and everyone limited in how far we could go with entertaining due to the restrictions and fear of endangering someone’s health. Most of us…

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Hagia Sophia By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s massive sixth-century Byzantine cathedral built by the Byzantine Emporer Justinan in the sixth century and dedicated to Jesus Christ as the Word of God. Its name means “holy wisdom”. Nearly a thousand years later it became a mosque, where Muslims worshiped. Now it is a museum. However, the Muslim world is looking…

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Time to be Thankful

The memories of fall coming to the Ozark hills around Ava, Missouri are just as vivid to me today after more than eighty years ago. Autumn, even the name is like the fragrance and splashes of color it brings with it. Autumn is like a little girl dancing with the wind. Kissing the leaves on…

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Crater Lake: The Blue Jewel of Oregon

On September 20, 2011 my husband and I left Clinton, Missouri to visit a dear friend living in Prineville, Oregon. Oliver was from the Ozarks in northern Arkansas. He and his parents had moved to Oregon when Oliver was twelve years of age.  He lived many years in the state of Oregon, working on ranches…

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In Memory of Cpl. R.M. Wheat

In Memory of Cpl. R.M. Wheat USNS Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat, a 15,804-ton vessel, sets on the ocean waters. This navy ship was named after a brave Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Vietnam, where he threw himself on a mine to save two fellow Marines. The unusual…

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The Black Horse of the Apocalypse

By Barbara Sisney Daniel It is the face of the unknown that creates a fear beyond description. People out of control stampeding like a herd of buffalo, blind to anything before them. Some set in front of the television listening to news reporters pumping news that doesn’t exist. It works! There is those that will…

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Looking Back

By Barbara Sisney Daniel  Circumstances can change our lives in one hour.  We can wake up to see a beautiful sunny morning, withing an hour see clouds building up in the sky with high winds and destruction of homes and life.  I saw this happen to Joplin, Missouri.  Joplin looked like a war zone for…

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A Tribute to Mother – By Barbara Sisney Daniel

May 3 – The face of our mother is the first image we see when our eyes can focus. Our life is dependent on her for love and nourishment. The gift of her love is never-ending. To our mother we owe a tribute of love and respect. From her we develop a conscience.  My mother…

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Hunker Down – Barbara Daniel

Sometimes it is a release to our pent-up emotions to listen to the wisdom of a child.  Kaden Jackson is the grandson of Doris and Eugene Everson, my neighbors. They told me this child is so full of life and enjoys life. They were all going to the park for an outing. Kaden heard the…

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