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The Devastation of Global Warming?

I am writing this letter as a response to the letter written to the editor by Mr. Daniel Leary published in the October 12, 2022 issue of the Wayne County Journal Banner. In this letter, the author admonishes the reader to take seriously this matter of Global Warming by pledging to vote for representatives who…

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Your Right. Your Vote.

Every November, millions of Americans fulfill an over 200-year-old civic duty: casting a ballot on Election Day. Like many of you, I’ll never forget the first time I walked into the voting booth as a young 18-year-old high school student. The fact that many of us remember the first time we voted just goes to…

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State Offices to Close Day After Thanksgiving

Today, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 22-06 closing state offices on Friday, November 25, 2022, the day after the Thanksgiving Day holiday. “The First Lady and I are so appreciative of the work our state team members do day in and day out to serve the people of Missouri, and we hope this well-earned day off…

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Missouri Sees Strong Economic Indicators

Greetings Friends of the 144th! I certainly enjoyed the warmer weather we had this past week. Although I was stuck working inside for most of it, I still enjoyed the sun shinning in. I did take time to step outside and take a couple of short walks to enjoy the warm temps while we have…

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VFW Post 6660 Newsletter

Randle Tolliver, Quartermaster / Adjutant post6660@movfw.org  / www.facebook.com/VFW Post-6660 For veterans in crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line’s number – 988 then press “1” or 1-800-273-8255 and press “1”. Speaking of crisis, the Department of Defense (DOD) has released the Annual Report on Suicide in the Military for calendar year 2021. In 2021, 519 service members…

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The Covered Bridges of Missouri: Union Covered Bridge

By: Clay Steward Union Covered Bridge is located on the Elk Fork of the Salt River in southwestern Monroe County. It is the only example in Missouri of a covered bridge with the Burr Arch truss system. The bridge is 120 feet long, 17 feet and six inches wide, and has an entrance 12 feet…

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Republicans’ Commitment is to the Elite

Once again, Congressman Smith demonstrates his mastery at deceit, this time by casting blame for a hypothetical increase in crime towards Democrats (Smith’s 11/2/22 column). Facts are that, following a long decline in crime since the 1990s, there has been a slight (very slight) uptick in crime: but what seems to be driving this is…

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Roderman Scholarship Grows

By Rick Mansfield The High School Service Scholarship established by the McSpadden Funeral Home recently grew by more than four thousand dollars this past week from donations and sales of shirts and drink tumblers.  Established to honor the life of young Lane Roderman, known for his infectious smile, constant defense of the Gospel and catchphrase…

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Let’s Cook!

Linda Hoskins I would like to start this week with a big thank you to Brenda for the wonderful letter you sent. It meant so much to me. This week I have several recipes that are just in time for Thanksgiving! This first one comes from Kate Jennings of Beecher City, Illinois. This sounds like the…

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Dreading Deer Season

Larry Dablemont On Saturday there will be an army of people in the woods with high-powered rifles after white-tail deer.  For some reason, I can never relax during deer season.  I live in the woods and it can be dangerous.  Two Kansas City greenhorns have leased a neighbors land. Some of my apprehension has to…

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