Representative Chris Dinkins Capitol Report

Greetings Friends! Session got under way this week with the announcement of committee assignments. Speaker Vescovo assigned me to serve on Professional Registration and Licensing, Corrections and Public Institutions, and Agriculture.  In addition to serving on these committees, the speaker also named me as Vice Chair of Professional Registration and Licensing committee and Vice Chair…

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Congressman Smith Capitol Report: Reckless Impeachment

By Congressman Jason Smith A little over a week ago, the entire nation watched in horror as our United States Capitol Building came under attack. The same day that a mob entered the Capitol to disrupt our Constitutional obligation, Members of Congress resumed our work. Both Republicans and Democrats quickly came forward to denounce the…

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George A. Webster

 George A. Webster, age 90, son of the late George Webster and Hazel Hale Webster was born March 19, 1930 in Tulsa, OK. and departed this life on January 16, 2021 in Van Buren, MO.     George spent much of his life in Council Bluffs, IA. raising his children and working as a delivery route driver. …

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John Curby McCullough

John Curby McCullough of Bismarck, Missouri, passed away on December 4, 2020 in Pilot Knob, Missouri at the age of 88 years. He was born on July 12, 1932 the son of the late Wayne and Rosie (Harley) McCullough.  John and Roberta “Bert” (Lamirande) Jannetta were long time companions for over fifty years.  She survives…

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Clydia Avis (Shriver) Powers

Clydia Avis (Shriver) Powers of Lesterville, Missouri passed away on January 10, 2021, at the age of 91 years. She was born on July 15, 1929 in Centerville, Missouri, the daughter of the late Clifford and Bernice (Gallahar) Shriver. On October 11, 1947, Clydia was united in marriage to Elmer Ray Powers, who preceded her…

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Elvira Browers

Elvira Browers of Ironton, Missouri passed away January 10, 2021 at her residence at the age of 77 years.  She was born July 17, 1943 in Potosi, Missouri the daughter of the late Robert and Velma (Woods) Lee. On August 10, 1968 she was united in marriage to Richard Harvey Browers who preceded her in…

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Michael (Sally) Kennon

Michael (Sally) Kennon passed away at St. Louis University Hospital on January 11, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Mike was born in Bonne Terre, MO. on April 7, 1950, the son of Carnell and Margaret (Mason) Kennon. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Clayton; and his brother, Tom Kennon. Mike is…

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Nicholas Lowell Lorenz

Nicholas “Nick” Lowell Lorenz of Ironton, MO went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2021 at the age of 40 years, 8 months, and 20 days. He was born April 21, 1980 in Fredericktown, MO to Jeri and Susan Sumpter Lorenz who survive. Also surviving are three daughters, Caitlin, Harper, and…

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Lawonna Elaine Mason

Lawonna Elaine Mason, 61, of Annapolis, MO, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Iron County Medical Center, Ironton, MO. She was born in Red Bud, IL, July 15, 1959, to parents Claude and Lena (O’Connor) Wilkins. Lawonna was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She married Tommy Ray Mason September 4, 1976, and to…

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Tex Barnes

Tex Barnes, 72, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be held at 5:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 23, 2021, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will follow…

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