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Thanksliving

 by Pastor Steve Ellison

Many people have referred to a recently coined term “thanksliving” in both secular and sacred ways.  With the Thanksgiving holiday recently passed, now would be a good time to examine our everyday lives to see if they reflect an attitude of gratefulness to our Creator.

Second Timothy 3:2-5 recites a lengthy list of common sins that will characterize mankind in the end times.  We find “ungrateful”

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The full measure of a man

SpikeGallatin lost a character this week in Spence Elbert. Maybe you didn’t know the man — or perhaps you know much more than just the legacy left in Gallatin’s business community at Elbert’s Department Store. This family business has brought people to town since 1931.

I’ve spent many hours with Spence and his wife Judy, working through ads printed in the newspaper or the shopper. We also are neighbors and

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Poosey Digest: All in this together

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Someone had shrunk the house. There was no other logical explanation. I’d spent hundreds of hours of my childhood exploring the nooks and crannies of Grandma’s house, jumping on each piece of her furniture, inspecting each precious knickknack, and generally terrorizing my poor grandparents who were more than indulgent when the grandkids would come to play. I can remember going at a dead

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Aspiring to be grateful

Only a portion of our extended family reunited around a Thanksgiving table last Sunday, a vivid departure from years past. Family gatherings every holiday with nearly everyone in his or her place once seemed an endless tradition. Our family, as families everywhere, has grown in different directions. Things change.

We take too much for granted. That reality was confirmed Sunday night.

The younger generation left early … meaning those yet

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Capitol Perspectives: Rebooting state government

CapitolPerspectives_WPby Phill Brooks

While political pundits have focused on the reasons for the crushing defeat of Missouri Democrats, I’ve been wondering about something else — the opportunity to “Reboot Government.”

Republicans are maintaining an overwhelming majority in the state legislature and the sweep of statewide offices. Republicans have an opportunity to fundamentally change the very nature of Missouri government.

That thought came to me just a week after the elections

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Poosey Digest: Count your blessings

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

At least there’s one we haven’t messed up yet. While Christmas has become a orgy of excess, Halloween has morphed from a religious holiday to a billion dollar gift to the American Dental Association, and Hallmark Cards drools at the approach of another Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving has remained relatively untainted.  Yes, some regard it as merely the kickoff to the Yuletide spending season,

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Letter to the Editor

Greetings and Salutations,

Well, well well…I’m so relieved the election process is over!  No more marathon calls, no more commercials running end-on-end and now everyone can calm down and relax.  Ha!!  Not so fast my friends.  Looks like there’s a few people that are upset and won’t accept the election results.  Maybe they need a big box of tissues, a firm hug, be told that everything will be alright and

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Poosey Digest: Thankful …and humble

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

It was a moment perhaps lost in all the hoopla of the Chicago Cubs breaking their 108-year drought. Cleveland batter Rajai Davis had tied the score with a two-run game-tying home run in the eighth inning then when the contest went into extra innings he hit a single in the 10th inning pulling Cleveland within one run. We all know the outcome of

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Another inconvenient truth

Editor's SpikeI’m a sports nut. My friends know my passion for football (as the salute to the Bearcats on page 3 attests). But unlike politicians that tell us what we want to hear, and with apologies to Al Gore, let’s look at another “inconvenient truth.”

Parents and grandparents travel many miles and spend many hours following child athletes in sporting events while sacrificing everything else. Games not only encroach on Wednesday

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