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City of Coffey receives high marks and good rating

The council of the City of Coffey just wanted to take a few moments to give a good pat on the back for our city.  In the last few years the City of Coffey has received a State of Missouri audit and just last year had another audit prepared by a CPA and both gave the city good ratings and anything mentioned in the audit the city had already started

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Letter to the editor

The City of Coffey has made great strides in improving their City Hall and the citizens of Coffey should be proud of the progress made in this regard. Mary Lou Browning has been a great asset to the City as her position of City Clerk. I recently assisted her in making sure the City of Coffey’s levy was correct and timely in accordance to the deadlines from the State Auditor.

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Things change but it’s still (very) good

Editor's SpikeDid you notice the moon as we did while walking back home from Chautauqua last Saturday night? It was huge and so bright. It got me thinking back to that year when Clyde Foley Cummins performed to perhaps the biggest crowd ever to assemble on the courthouse yard during the modern Chautauqua era here.

What some probably don’t remember is how we spent money we didn’t really have to spend

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Poosey Digest: Please don’t play Lily Marleen

PooseyDigest_WPBy Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Anyone who’s traveled much will tell you that more often than not it’s the people you meet on your adventure who stay in your memory long after the sights of mountains and monuments fade away. That’s why Herb and I will never forget Fritz and Louise.

We’d booked ourselves a two-day passage on a genuine paddle-wheeled riverboat set to cruise up and down

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Lawyers impact veto session

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Twenty-four of the bills the Missouri legislature passed in the 2016 were vetoed by the governor. Two of the vetoes were overridden and became law during Regular Session in the spring. The other 22 were up as potential overrides for Veto Session on Sept. 14.

In a previous capitol report, I let you know that one representative would be absent because he had been in

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Tort reform tops veto session topics

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

This week, Missouri lawmakers and interested citizens will return to Jefferson City for the annual veto session, which begins at noon on Sept. 14. During veto session, members of the General Assembly have the opportunity to override measures that have been vetoed by the governor.

Per the Missouri Constitution, no veto session can exceed 10 calendar days, and each vetoed bill must first be taken

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At the bottom of the barrel

Editor's SpikeHere’s one view from the prairies of Northwest Missouri. When things are falling apart economically across the nation, we usually don’t feel the full impact as felt elsewhere; conversely, when economic engines surge elsewhere, we don’t seem to get much of a lift.

There are explanations and exceptions, of course. Yet, how does this observation generally hold true? One crude explanation is found in the quip, “You never feel the

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Poosey Digest: The great walls of Roscoe

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Poosey.

Every town should have a local nutcase and here ’round Poosey we’ve bestowed that title upon Roscoe Peabody every year for the past half century. It was Roscoe who came up with the Roving Goats idea. He tried to sell the city council on a plan to buy a small herd of goats, some portable fencing, and move the goats through Poosey

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The Shepherd Calls: When to speak

by Dr. H. Wade Paris

The City of Worcester, Mass. is in an upheaval about the placement of a new cemetery. Apparently disgusted with the behavior of his neighbors, Paul Joseph (a local citizen) noted, “This is America. Anybody that wants to can make any accusation they want to, and that has happened consistently in this situation.”

Mr. Joseph is correct; free speech is guaranteed by our constitution. Unlike Socrates,

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