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Greetings from your state Capitol.The House and Senate took major steps last  week toward the completion of the Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget. Both chambers must reach an agreement on the spending plan by May 11. The House sent its version of the budget to the Senate at the end of March....
Whether you’re working on the farm, running your small business or taking care of your family, Missourians wake early every day and work diligently to make ends meet. But not everyone has the resources they need to both put food on the table and keep the lights on in the house. My whole life, my...
To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, Ozark Grace, and see her extraordinary photos, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. The lead gobbler in our part of the woods has been putting on a grand show in the mornings, displaying for the hens. With his tail feathers fanned out, he opens and...
The issues at the Capitol continued this week with additional major events. First, the House and Senate leadership called for Governor Greitens’ resignation. Second, Attorney General Hawley sent evidence to the St. Louis prosecutor that Greitens probably broke the law on campaign issues. Third, the...
I applaud our citizens, Ozark County, Missouri Department of Transportation and WCA (for donating the dumpster) for their county-wide clean-up efforts during the month of April (“Devoted Ozark Countians step up during ‘Clean Up Trash’ month,” Ozark County Times, April 11). My only suggestion is...
In the average month, I’ll receive close to two-dozen farm-related magazines, newspapers or other publications. I subscribe to a few of them, some are sent from the companies with which I do business and many are complimentary because they print my column.I read all of them.Over the past couple of...
Former State Representative Mary Lou Sallee passed away on April 6.  She served the Missouri House from 1993-2000 and represented the counties of Douglas, Wright and eastern Ozark. Mary Lou dedicated her life to helping young people and serving her community.Last week we had students and teachers...

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