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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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Nuclear Winter

About every 5 or 6 weeks in the Army, I would have to check into a military hospital and have my “Film Badges” replaced with new ones. The doctors would tape these with surgical tape so they would stay. One to my back and one to my chest. I slept with these things, I ate…

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Patrick Leon Adamson

Patrick Leon Adamson, 72, of Patterson, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at his residence. Patrick was born November 11, 1949, to parents Winford Adamson and Corinne (Linsin) Adamson. Patrick was a loving son, brother, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and great grandfather. Patrick served on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Enterprise and…

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The Difference in Two Words

Larry Dablemont   Maybe I have told this story a hundred times at various places where I speak to groups, wherever it might be. If you have read this before, I will get to something about the migrating birds I promised to write about last week. When I was only 11 years old, I started…

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Let’s Cook!

By Linda Hoskins   I got a very nice letter from Jeannine Muchow of Springfield, Illinois. She included several recipes, saying “Our kids, grandkids and great grandkids like home-made cookies for their birthdays.”. This first one is unlike any recipe that I have tried, but it sounds delicious! Jeannine says this recipe is very good, doesn’t…

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All Work and No Play

Chris Dinkins Greetings Friends of the 144th! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but what does all play and no work make Jack?   Work ethic is an attribute that employers value in every industry. Some one without any work skills but with good work ethic is more valuable than the…

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Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin of Viburnum, MO entered heaven’s band of angels on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the age of 43 years, 6 months, and 24 days. He was born January 18, 1979 in Farmington, MO, a son of Danny Martin and Jane (Maxson) Medlock. Surviving Daniel are his parents, Danny Martin of Viburnum, MO, and…

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways offers two special managed deer hunts

Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be conducting two managed deer hunts in October at Big Spring.   These hunting opportunities are being extended to two special groups of the nation’s population, our youth and our military service members with permanent mobility impairments. The youth hunt will be held October 8 and 9. Anyone interested in…

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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Have A Real 8th District Debate!

Let’s Have A Real 8th District Debate! Congressman Smith voted in opposition to two bills that would have been of tremendous medical benefit to American veterans and their families (the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics and the Ensuring Veteran’s Smooth Transition Act). Though the Democrat dominated House passed both, the Senate was unable to pass…

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Rosemary Raindene Harper

Kayleigh Dunn and Jordan Harper would like to announce the birth of their daughter Rosemary Raidene Harper born on May 5 at Parkland Health Center in Farmington. Grandparents to Rosemary are Tiegre Dunn and Erick Hudgens, Jim and Angie Harper. Atlas Harper is Rosemary’s sibling.  

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