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Reflections from the Road

by Rick Mansfield       Some days some images just seem to rush into our minds.  Others hang around the edges of our consciousness; like those wise old bucks that haunt the tree edge until shadows are no more and dark has finally arrived.  Then they are present; just not easily defined.  Such was the likeness that…

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Special Session Delayed

Greetings Friends of the 144th Legislative District! Special Session Delayed The second extra session of 2020 called by Gov. Parson is now temporarily delayed because of cases of COVID-19 among lawmakers and staff in the Senate. The special session dealing with supplemental funding for the pandemic response and liability protections for health care workers and…

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Horn Elected Reynolds County Sheriff

Donald Horn will be Reynolds County’s new sheriff effective Jan. 1. Horn beat Republican Cody Newman Tuesday in the General Election. Horn received 57.86 percent of the popular vote to win his first term in office. Horn defeated incumbent in the August Primary Election to win the Democratic nomination. Horn received 1,861 votes. Newman, a…

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Parson Wins Governor’s Race

(AP)—Republican Mike Parson has won the Missouri governor’s race, defeating Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway for the chance to serve a full term in the role he inherited when his predecessor resigned under a cloud of scandal two years ago. Parson, a former state representative and sheriff, campaigned on law-and-order issues heading into Tuesday’s election…

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Arcadia Valley Schools Extend Off Campus Learning

Off campus learning is being extended at Arcadia Valley Schools.  On Saturday, the district announced that the off campus learning would be continued this coming week, Nov. 2 through Nov. 6.  “Over the last week our cases of students and staff testing positive has seen a dramatic increase,” said the release from the district.  The…

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Rep. Chris Dinkins, Capitol Report

Greetings Friends of the 144th! Last weekend was a wonderful weekend to attend the 43rd Annual Ozark Heritage Festival and the Arcadia Valley Fall Festival. People came out to enjoy the parades and other activities going on. I always enjoy the festivals and getting to see people I don’t get to see that often. Fall…

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Reynolds County VFW Post 6660 Newsletter

Randle Tolliver, Post Quartermaster/Adjutant [email protected]   Please see our page at www.facebook.com/VFW-Post-6660 for more post information. Our next meeting is 2 PM, Sunday, 15 November at the Courthouse in Centerville. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 24 October VFW VSO support visit.  I hope that we can reschedule the event for December. Our annual Teacher…

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Reflections from the Road

By Rick Mansfield “Today is a day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  From Psalms, this is one of my favorite passages of scripture.  A great reminder of our many blessings and a wonderful way to start each day with a positive attitude. And starting each day with a…

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Learning from a Bushy-tailed Teacher

Years ago when I was younger and a limit of squirrels seemed much more important than it does today, I was quietly sneaking along a creek bottom in late October, watching the treetops for any movement which might reveal a young squirrel. There was a sudden commotion in the branches above me and a squirrel…

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