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At the Capitol, we are heading into veto session this month.  With a Republican Governor and a Republican legislative majority at our Missouri Capitol working together, veto session will likely be pretty short. We will continue budget and other committee meetings and continue planning upcoming...
Senate Bill 126 also extends hours for alcohol sales on Sundays to between 6 a.m. Sunday and 1:30 a.m. Monday     The waiver that allowed Missouri restaurants to sell "to-go" alcoholic drinks beginning on April 14, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, became permanent when Senate...
The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) supports the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the effectiveness of masks to reduce transmission of the COVID virus. Furthermore, the MSMA agrees with the recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of...
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today filed a class action lawsuit against school districts forcing a mask mandate on schoolchildren and teachers. The lawsuit, which is a reverse class action that was filed earlier this morning, names Columbia Public Schools, the Board of Education for the...
Dear Editor:     The term "Critical Race Theory" has been used to arouse fear, apprehension and action. Former vice-president Mike Pence said CRT is racism. Senator Ted Cruz said CRT "is every bit as racist" as the Ku Klux Klan. Noting in the research or conclusions in CRT supports those...
Just a heads up to my community. Last fall, Intercounty Electric’s clearing crew came through our area. Clearing for the electric lines is understandable and to be expected. Unnecessary and dangerous destruction is not. Down our road, several survey markers were badly damaged. The expense of...
The City of Willow Springs has just finished laying a sidewalk in front of my house on E. 4th St. I wanted the City and the residents of Willow Springs to know what a great job Mr. Kurt Kargel and his men did. Mr. Kargel has such work ethics and integrity, the City of Willow Springs should be...
This letter is in response to the letter posted on August 25th by Mr. Woolsey and Mr. Miller. First off, neither one of these men live in the city limits of Mountain View.  So the only thing they know is what they have been told by person that have an axe to grind.  Mayor Donnie Pruett, the...
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16     Truly, the Church inhabits a very tenuous position in this secular world, and Christ's admonition to be "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" has never...
In reading the letter to the editor from Mayor Donnie Pruett regarding Randy Reese's letter to the editor the week before, I became bemused by the rantings of an arrogant and egotistical individual who uses his position as mayor to fire people because of personal vendettas. This same person now...

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