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I hope you have all stayed warm and safe as those frigid temperatures blew through the state. The snow can be so beautiful but so treacherous as well. Here in the capitol, I’ve been busy at work for you. It’s only the fourth week of session so most of our time is spent in committee, hearing bills...
Isaiah 55:6-7 - Seek ye the Lord, and when ye find him, call upon him; and when he shall draw nigh to you, 7 - let the ungodly leave his ways, and the transgressor his counsels: and let him return to the Lord, and he shall find mercy; for he shall abundantly pardon your sins. (Brenton's 1851...
Every day your local library creates connections, ignites curiosity, and advances lives. Libraries also provide access to wifi, computers and other devices, ensuring all children start on a level playing field. On Saturday, Feb. 3, Take Your Child to the Library Day is a fantastic way to...
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Eleven Point Fire Dept. under Vanhorn is an excellent group of volunteer firefighters. Thursday evening January 18, 2024 our garage caught on fire. We were alerted by a young man who had just happened to be a firefighter from another state. He was visiting our neighbors and happen to be going by...
Thank you for your support of the Willow Springs R-IV School District! I just wanted to briefly provide some context for the audit numbers shared in the January 17 edition of the Howell County News. Within the story that recapped the January board meeting, it was stated that, “The total spending...
Since Joe Biden was installed as President, things in our Country have gone progressively down hill. I can’t express the sadness I am feeling at this moment. You might ask why I feel this way. I am furious that our Nation has been hijacked by the Biden Administration and our Congress! You might...
HB 1708 is one, like others, introduced in the Missouri House and Senate that would allow individuals with conceal and carry permits to carry firearms on public transit buses, vans, trains and other spaces owned and operated by public transit providers. As in the years passed, SMTS, Inc. –...
Greetings and salutations. I hope you had a great start to the New Year. We are back in session at Jefferson City and hit the ground running.    Missouri House Looks to move quickly in the first days of session   The Missouri House is setting the tone for the 2024 legislative session by...
Matthew 13:44 - "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. "To be found and then hidden again," is a strange statement for us to understand, but St. Paul helps by explaining...
Zechariah 1:19-21 - And he told me, "These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem." 20 - Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen. 21 - "What are these coming to do?" I asked. And He replied, "...the craftsmen have come to terrify them and throw down these horns of the...

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