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Post Scripts: My love of books

With the announcement of Borders book store planning to close their remaining 399 stores throughout the country soon, it saddens me.

Borders filed for bankruptcy in February and closed a number of stores including one in South Austin I loved to browse in when I had a chance. I usually came home with a book or two from the sale section. Of course there is still Barnes and Noble book

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Poosey Digest: Hot weather tales

Greetings from Poosey.

I can remember asking my grandpa how people managed to survive summers like this when he was young. He thought a minute and said, “I think they died early.”

Dying of heat stroke is no laughing matter, but I am truly amazed at the heartiness of our ancestors who were able to somehow weather the weather in the dog-scalding days of a Midwest summer.

Of course any

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Pattonsburg news

by Lavena Lowrey

Roger, Tammy, Leah and Ashley Horton were Saturday visitors of Judy Horton.

Saturday afternoon Julia Cornett attended a bridal shower at the home of Bonnie Walker for Chelsea Caver. Sunday visitors of Julia were Bonnie and Richard Walker, Ronnie, Larry and Lincoln Cornett and Calvin Teel.

Friday afternoon Dan Mason from Kearney visited his mother Beverly Mason.

Saturday Dillion Klindt from Cameron visited Janelle Mikes and Sandra

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Making the case that Medicaid works

by Anna Liebenow

You never know what obstacles life is going to put in front of you.

When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Before I turned 30, I was using a wheelchair. When you have a disability, it takes a fair amount of creativity to make life work. Like millions of other Americans with disabilities, I found a way. I continued to work, volunteer and live

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Who owns our debt?

by Congressman Sam Graves

When the United States does not take in enough money to pay for our debts we have to borrow money. Right now our government is $14,290,000,000,000 in debt. It’s a staggering amount that has sky-rocketed. In 2000, our debt was $6 trillion and in 2008 it was under $10 trillion.

Just like money that you and I might borrow from the bank, there is an interest

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McDonalds celebrate 30th anniversary

Christine and Patrick McDonald of Pattonsburg celebrated 30 years of marriage this year. [Submitted Photo]

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Jerry Litton documentary on TV

Bringing Government to the People: the Jerry Litton Dialogues documentary will be shown by KCPT (Kansas City Public Television) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28.

Dialogue with Litton was a popular, innovative program that brought government to the people in a free, open-to-the-public town meeting atmosphere during the tumultuous times of the mid 1970s.

This 30-minute documentary was produced by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia, The State Historical Society

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Capitol Report: Connecting Missouri with the global marketplace

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Even while working within a framework of limited government, there were certain fundamental roles and responsibilities established by our founding fathers.

For our state government, providing funding to help educate our children, ensuring public safety, and maintaining a safe and reliable public infrastructure are among the most vital of these responsibilities. Much like our physical infrastructure (roads and bridges) connect us with neighboring communities and

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Three from area pinned at NCMC

Nathan Uthe of Winston, Arminda Bernardino of Jameson, Rachel Lockwood of Jamesport, and Macoe Street of Gallatin will be pinned at the class of 2011 North Central Missouri College Practical Nursing pinning ceremony at 7 p.m. on July 29, at the Ketcham Community Center.

Forty-four students of the LPN program at North Central Missouri College in Trenton will receive their pins. Instructors for the program are Joyce Cutsinger, Brooke McAtee,

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