Updated at 2:54 PM

Editor's note: As a public service, here's a letter tendered in behalf of a mythical utility company as translated by an obviously malcontented weisenheimer:Dearest ratepayer,Boy, we really like you.It's not just infatuation, either. It's a commitment that some might say borders on stalking — but in a good, caring way.If we here at this utility company were a romantic teenage girl, we'd be busy right now doodling hearts with our company name and the name "ratepayer" within. Really.

Updated at 1:32 PM

We’ve all been there: You are supposed to say something but going with a script would seem unengaged. So you get together some “talking points” in your head so that you can stay on the topic while sounding genuine.

Posted at 1:11 PM

The Dancing PumpkinsBy Mary K. (Firsick) HoukFrom a seed to a beautiful orange of orange pumpkins in the country fields.When the sun goes down and the pumpkins had...

Updated at 12:19 PM

Juli VielO’Fallon, Mo.To the editor:Missouri is at the precipice of a new energy economy. So is the entire world. We’ve maxed out our carbon budget in the atmosphere, and we know it. The International Energy...

Updated at 12:14 PM

Clifford B. UnderwoodSt. LouisTo the editor:As a retired teacher with 40 years of public service, this appears to be the intent and purpose of Amendment 3:• Take away the local control exercised by school...

Posted at 1:05 PM

Seth Rogen will star as 

Updated at 11:29 AM

Saying he has nothing but good will for Him and His work going forward, an unapologetic Gov. Chris Christie dismissed those who questioned his decision to keep God quarantined in a tent since His return from Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Updated at 11:20 AM

I feel sorry for public school teachers. Not for the usual reasons, like Common Core mathematics and obnoxious parents who are convinced little Johnny’s a lot brighter than he actually is. It’s because teachers can’t have fun...

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