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Good Thinking: Advice to the Graduates (and Others)

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The graduating class files into their assigned seats, resplendent in their caps and gowns. The notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” float on the air.

Valedictorians and Salutatorians give their carefully prepared speeches. School administrators voice their pride in the students, and their appreciation for the teachers and the parents. A special speaker imparts words of wisdom to the audience. Diplomas are handed out. Caps are thrown

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To the Graduates

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

Dear Graduate,

You may be short of time, short of cash, and running out of sanity this week, but I would wager that you don’t lack for advice. Your parents, teachers, and anyone else over 21 has no doubt given you a congratulatory pat on the back then slipped in their two cents on how to be happy, successful, and how to avoid

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Capital Report: Gavel Falls on the 2014 Legislative Session

by State Sen. Brad Lager

The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly has officially come to an end. At the start of the year, we laid out an aggressive agenda focused on improving our educational system, reducing our tax burden, and limiting the size and scope of government. Combined, these issues would help strengthen our state’s economy and set us on a path toward prosperity.

Creating an educational

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Get Ready for More of the Same

by Lee H. Hamilton

I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief.

That’s because the talk turned out to be just that. Immigration reform

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Growing Grass in the Shade

by Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist

One common question I frequently receive concerns how to establish and maintain a lawn in the shade. While we like to have shade trees in the yard, it’s sometimes difficult to persuade grass that it needs to grow underneath those spreading branches. Grass prefers to grow in full sunlight, and the reduced sunlight and the increased competition for water and nutrients makes

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Gallatin Rotary Club Collects Shoes for Orphan Souls

The Gallatin Rotary Club donated its collection of 75 pairs of new shoes for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls during the recent Rotary District 6040 “Shoes Caravan” conducted on May 8-10 throughout North Missouri.

In partnership with the other 56 Rotary Clubs in Missouri Rotary District 6040, a total of 19,516 pairs of shoes, 6,154 pairs of socks and nearly $4,000 were collected for vulnerable children and orphans in the

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Winston Floor Boards Priced

The Winston Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be selling pieces of the gym floor that is being removed for $10 for a 9″ by 2″ single board, $25 for a one square foot of floor (1’x1’), and $50 for a four square foot of floor (2’x2’). Prices for all other sizes are available upon request. Please contact Tim Harding at [email protected] if you are interested.

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