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HOUSE HAPPENINGS: More partisan, more polarized

by 3rd District State Representative Jim Whorton

The political situation in Jefferson City seems to become more partisan and more polarized with each passing session. Is that another unintended result of term limits? Perhaps it is, partly that, because both parties have relatively inexperienced leadership who appear to have not learned that more goals of each group can be accomplished by working together, rather than continually being combative. It seems

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I hate to say ‘I told you so’

Gary Marble, president of Associated Industries of Missouri

I really don’t like to say I told you so, but I did.

Congress is expected to send a bill to the President’s desk which will raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 by 2009. The repercussions of this could force all of Missouri’s businesses to raise their prices and many may have to close their doors.

Last year, Missouri voters

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Post Scripts: Golbal Warming threat

by Joe Snyder

Perhaps the biggest calamity to affect Mother Earth in all its recorded history is being discussed these days by scientists all over the globe. The problem facing humanity, whether we choose to ignore it – or instead hope our scientists can determine a way to control or suppress it is – "Global Warming."

Global climate change will cause permanent drought and famine in Africa, mass flooding in

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Family Daze: More than mere collections

by Debbie Farmer

Call me strange, but have you ever noticed that when people are suddenly interrupted in the middle of reading a library book, they’ll use almost anything as a bookmark to avoid turning down the page? Of course, we all do it at one time or another, but I’ve noticed that mothers, especially of young children, are particularly good at this. I’ve marked my place with such things

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Letter to the Editor – Lanita Sconce Smith

Recently, St. Joseph’s Mt. Moriah Cemetery has had vandals destroy over $70,000 worth of damage to the stones, and other markers.

 Part of the vandals’ penitence [most being under the age of 13] was community service and a public letter of apology printed in the paper.

As I read each letter of apology in Sunday’s St. Joe’s paper, I was not surprised to learn that each stated that ‘if they

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The Coonridge Digest: Not one bit smarter

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

There’s nothing worse than sitting around people telling inside jokes. Even if they’re not joking, no one enjoys being left out of a conversation.

I’m afraid that the Internet has left a large portion of our population out of the national discourse, so for those blessed few who have yet to subject yourselves to the alternate joys and damnations of cyberspace, I’ll

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Jobs available for county’s disabled

Monday through Friday a youth from Daviess County drags herself out of bed, showers, gets dressed, wolfs down breakfast, and then catches the bus to Bethany for another day of work at Unified Services.

This young person is disabled. That doesn’t mean she has to stay at home with mom and dad all day watching T.V. Even with limited skills, there’s plenty she can do at the workshop. Besides hand

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Inmate escapes from county jail

An inmate who scaled the walls of the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail into a waiting vehicle Friday night, May 25, remains at large as of today (Wednesday).

Abdul Jabbar Jackson, from Des Moines, Iowa, was noticed missing after a head count at 11:30 p.m. Friday. Jackson, 31, was being held on drug charges since mid-May.

Jackson and 13 other inmates had gone to a recreation area outside the jail for a

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State ag director assess flood damage

Gov. Matt Blunt sent Katie Smith, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, across part of northwestern and north central Missouri recently to assess the recent damage and crop loss caused by floodwaters along the Missouri River and its tributaries.

Smith was joined by Gerald Hrdina, conservation specialist with the Missouri Farm Service Agency; Gene Danekas, director of Missouri Agricultural Statistics and other agriculture officials, including Kirby Payne of the

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