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Dear Editor, I read with interest the “David Evans Capitol Report”, published in the Dec. 23rd edition of the Howell County News.  I felt the need to take exception to one thing that he, and other lawmakers are considering.   “Why should teachers be exempt from paying state income tax?”  I...
Greetings Howell County Citizens. I just wanted to take some time and again say thank you for entrusting me with the coveted position of being your Sheriff. As I reflect over 2020 how does one put into words the good, the bad, and the ugly. As I’ve stated in the past, we live in a great...
When you think of the power to right wrongs, you hope it starts with the capacity to exercise virtue or moral excellence. This human quality was viewed as scarce by our Founding Fathers so to avoid power grabs and outright tyranny, they designed a government in which the people could have a check...
This Christmas and holiday season we celebrate our faith, our family, and our freedom. We are lucky that our forefathers saw fit to build a country founded upon the belief that all men and women have a God given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the United States, that...
Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan. From time to time, we all find ourselves...
If you’ve walked outside just after sunset in recent days and looked to the southwest, you may have noticed two bright objects in the night sky. Saturn and Jupiter appear just above the horizon and move closer together each day. On the night of the winter solstice, Dec. 21, these two planets are...
This column is inspired by a 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for parents to "teach your children well." I've been thinking about that song often as I've wondered how my relatives who were stuck at home during WWII dealt with restrictions similar to what we're encountering with COVID...
This column is inspired by a 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for parents to "teach your children well." I've been thinking about that song often as I've wondered how my relatives who were stuck at home during WWII dealt with restrictions similar to what we're encountering with COVID...
Christmas and New Year’s Day are two of my favorite holidays.  At this time of year, we have the opportunity to not only reflect on what we have done in the past year, but more importantly, to think about what we can do in the coming year with the gifts that God has given us.  In this column even...
On December 11, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 passed last week by the Missouri General Assembly during a special session on a supplemental budget.  Governor Parson announced the special session in October to provide access to additional federal funding, including funding under the...

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