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Ephesians 5:11 - Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.   Recently, I witnessed a ridiculous display of sacrilege in a large church that is renowned in our local Ozark region. I have a right to speak about their shameful behavior because I grew up in...
Over the last four years, progressive advocates pushing to defund the police have gotten their wish as resources have moved away from policing, toward social work, while making it more difficult for law enforcement to do their job. Along the way, a predictable thing happened: crime went up...
The 73rd annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 2, in the People’s Park Pavilion in West Plains from noon to 1:00p.m. The specific areas of prayer include: praise and thanksgiving to God, prayers for our government (national, state and local), the workplace and the economy,...
Greetings my friends, neighbors, and constituents of the State of Missouri’s 155th District. We had a busy week in Jefferson City. I think most people agree that this upcoming election will be one of the most important in the history of our state and country. There were a great deal of questions...
John 14:19 - A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.    Thousands of years before the birth of Christ; God's servant, Job, wanted to write a testimony in a book or engrave the words in stone, "I know that my Redeemer...
This past week, I made a post on my Facebook wall regarding the appearance of a couple of buildings in downtown Willow Springs. A few minutes later, I was tagged in a post on the Willow Springs Community Support page. An anonymous person did not like my opinion and attacked my character and...
The Willow Springs Alumni gatherings began a long time ago by Sadie Ruth Ferguson. There was a little cookout one evening and a banquet in the old gym the next. That went on for many years with JoAnn Bailey Russell taking the reigns for several years. Upon Joann’s death, Phyllis White volunteered...
State government spending has increased 90 percent in the last five years, exploding from $28 billion to $51 billion. This indefensible spending increase was done with the complicity of Jefferson City Republicans, who have supermajorities in both the House and the Senate.   Why did we fight...
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 - He (the ungodly leader) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 - So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 - Then...
Your readers may have heard or read Representative Smith trying to make you believe he votes for the interests of small towns, rural families and farmers. If you check his voting record you would see what he really supports. For 23 key votes from 2021 – 2023 he said "nay" 21 times and the two "...

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