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On November 3rd millions of Americans will engage in the civic duty of casting a vote to decide which individual will be entrusted with the responsibility of serving as President of the United States. As we learned four years ago, the outcome of presidential elections can come down to just a few...
We have a credit card for our small greenhouse business. Every year, we hire drivers to deliver our flowers across our service territory, with some deliveries involving overnight travel. Our drivers use our credit card for fuel, for lodging, and for tire repair and the like. Although we don't...
The Missouri General Assembly returned to Jefferson City on July 27 for an extra legislative session called by the governor. The “extraordinary” session is focused on addressing violent crime, especially the alarming rate of homicides in our state’s metropolitan areas. The scope of the session is...
Dear Editor;   Its interesting to read as people write in to attempt to excuse criminal acts; in this case  “demonstrators” .  I don’t know what separates “demonstrators” from “rioters” nowadays.  Maybe “demonstrators” only burn down one or two buildings, whereas “rioters”  give a go at...
Bells are ringing all over the country. They aren't church bells or school bells. They are alarm bells in response to Trump ordering his personal militia of federal agents to Portland, Oregon. This was an act of blatant authoritarianism. He intends to do the same in other cities with Democratic...
When politics and emotion replace common sense   I couldn’t restrain myself from responding to Mr. James Vokac’s thoughts which were published in the Howell County News dated July 29, 2020.  I think it is wonderful that the paper provides a forum for all viewpoints in the community, even...
The mainstream media has a dilemma. While they want to inform the American people about the progress on finding a vaccine for the coronavirus, they are also met with the harsh reality of violating their biggest rule: don't say anything nice about Donald Trump. It's been their mantra since he...
Howell Oregon Folks, my house is well warmed and cooled by all of my electrical devices! Two water heaters, one freezer, one refrigerator, one small air conditioner, and a fake fireplace heater that looks real in the summer and heats in the winter. And a few portable heaters in the winter. And of...
Hello Howell County,   I have always said that I am not a politician. I am just a cop.  That’s all I know how to be.  I am certainly getting a big taste of how politics work right now.  With only a week to go until the Sheriff’s election on August 4, the mud is now slinging my way!  There...
How to destroy a Nation   If you haven’t been paying attention to the news for the past month or so you have missed the beginning of the end of our Country.  No, that isn’t an over statement. It is a fact.  If President Trump doesn’t win re-election, kiss your freedoms goodbye!  That said, we...

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