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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s securities division is warning Missourians about a recent increase in fraudulent schemes targeting owners of timeshare properties in Mexico. These scams involve individuals claiming to be representatives of a brokerage firm, travel agency, title company or...
Genesis 9:15-17 - And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and between every living soul in all flesh, and there shall no longer be water for a deluge, so as to blot out all flesh. 16 And my bow (rainbow) shall be in the cloud, and I will look to remember the everlasting...
Hello Howell County! Wow, summer has arrived with a vengeance. No rain and extremely hot temps for this time of year make the unpaved roads hard and dusty. The road and bridge crews are gearing up for chip and seal maintenance early this year. The Howell County Commission recently talked with...
What do abortionists, communists, and mass shooters have in common? Maybe poor math skills. What are the odds of rolling a specific number from a 6-sided die? From two dice? Getting all difference numbers in 11 throws? In sequence? Twice in a row? Yet, life must: Acquire specific atoms from 92...
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The Legislature has been out of session for more than a month, but the work of representing the 33rd Senatorial District continues. Much of my activity during the intersession period involves meeting with local officials and civic and community groups, but I also spend a lot of time talking...
It has become an unfortunate theme in Washington - every time a crisis or tragedy hits this nation, Washington Democrats spring into action to exploit that situation to grow the power of government. In response to the current economic crisis of their own making, Democrats choose higher taxes; in...
Isaiah 6:8  And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go to this people? And I said, Behold, I am here, send me." (Brenton's 1851 Greek Septuagint)   Lately, I am again reminded of Isaiah's divine commission to declare God's vital Word on the eve of calamity...
Movie nights in the Hawkins house can be a real challenge. Picking a flick always leads to debate, but the bigger challenge is locating the remote. No one ever seems to know where the television, cable box and Roku remotes are! That wasn't always a problem when I was a kid. Growing up, my...
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 "Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards...
May 29 was 529 Day, a day meant to highlight the opportunities available in state 529 plans. MOST 529 is Missouri’s 529 education plan. Named after Section 529 in the IRS tax code (thrilling, I know), a 529 account can have a significant impact on your child’s education and your family’s finances...

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