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Not Bringing Home The Bacon

By Jason Smith It’s a tale of two realities. This week the Consumer Price Index showed that inflation over the last 12 months continues to remain near a 40-year high, coming in at 8.3 percent. This year alone, families will pay $5,200 more for goods and services because of the inflation caused by reckless Washington…

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House Wraps Up Legislative Session

By  Chris Dinkins Greetings Friends of the 144th Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Ozark Mountain Festival in Eminence. As many of you know, Shannon County will now be in my legislative District. It was a great opportunity to meet individuals and visit with old friends. Some of you may remember, former…

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Trust God to Help You Thrive

By Tim Richards In recent weeks I have been teaching a class based on Hal Seed and Dan Grider’s fascinating book, The God Questions. The authors offer thought provoking answers to tough spiritual questions. Perhaps the thorniest question of all is, how can a good God allow so much bad in his world? Many Bible…

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Total Lunar Eclipse of the Blood Moon

By Susan Smith Kline A 90 minute total lunar eclipse happened on Sunday, May 15. We were able to view part of it here in Arcadia Valley, but then thick clouds rolled in. Some parts of the sky remained clear, but for me, the portion of sky where the moon was, was covered completely. I…

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My Broad-wing Hawk Family…

By Susan Smith Kline You may have noticed more than usual activity here in Arcadia Valley last weekend. It was a busy four days for the Big Mountain Enduro folks. The races were held this past weekend at the Shepherd Mountain Bike Park with Thursday and Friday being their practice days. Things were set up…

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Armed Forces Day Is May 21

By Susan Smith Kline Armed Forces Day was created on August 31, 1949, by then-Secretary of Defense, Louis Johnson, to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the Armed Forces’ unification under one Department of Defense by then-President Harry S. Truman when he signed the National Security Act into law…

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Belk, Parker Named Top Bunker Grads

  Kailey Belk and Olivia Parker were named the valedictorian and salutatorian at Bunker High School. Kailey Ann Belk is the 18-year -old daughter of Hank and Alicia Belk of Bunker, Mo. Her grandparents are the late Pete and Barb Belk of Bunker, Mo. Debbie and the late Jim Smith of Bunker, Mo. The late…

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Prater, Mortion Top Centerville Students

Centerville School Graduation will be Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 am. Valedictorian of the class is Braden Prater, Braden is the son of Steve and Angie Prater of Redford. He is a member of Centerville Jr Beta. Braden’s favorite things to do are to hunt and fish. Salutatorian is Dominick Morton. Dominick is the son…

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Silicia Mine Could Affect Area Watershed, Opponents Say

Opponents of a proposed silica mining operation in Ste. Genevieve County could impact Reynolds County. A St. Louis attorney said that St. Francois Groundwater Province, which supplies Reynolds, Wayne, and Iron counties could be affected. Steve Jeffrey, a St. Louis attorney, Dr. Kim Gordon of The Friends of Hawn State Park and Greg Nemec, a…

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House Wraps Up Legislative Session

Greetings Friends of the 144th Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Ozark Mountain Festival in Eminence. As many of you know, Shannon County will now be in my legislative District. It was a great opportunity to meet individuals and visit with old friends. Some of you may remember, former Rep. Fitzwater originally…

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