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Letter to the Editor

Do You Really Know the Man Behind the Sheriff’s Badge?

In 1988, when Ben Becerra was serving as a Kansas City Police Officer, he was reprimanded for repeatedly striking an unarmed man in the head and face, although unprovoked. While most will find this shocking behavior from a man who superficially appears to be humble, our family is not surprised, as my brother and I have witnessed his lack of

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office

Offense/Incident report

On 07/17/2016, Philip A Showalter contacted the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, via telephone, to report a cow of his had been shot and killed. Mr. Showalter reported during the early morning hours of 07/17/2016, he found his 500 pound heifer cow was dead. He believed the cow had been shot. Mr. Showalter advised a veterinarian came to the scene and examined the

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How big is Missouri?

Editor's SpikeThe first time I personally comprehended the size of Missouri was aboard the team bus departing from Maryville. By the time we reached Cape Girardeau, I wasn’t even sure if we were in the same time zone, much less arriving in time to get suited up for kickoff.

Missouri is that big.

Now there’s an internet site that helps us envision the size of our state in another way. Here’s

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Bringing Greater Transparency to Health Care

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

For years now, Missouri lawmakers have been working to empower consumers in terms of their ability to make more informed decisions regarding their health care. One of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is to provide our citizens with more information about the costs of their medical treatment or procedures. These efforts to empower consumers led the Legislature to pass Senate Bill 608

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Poosey Digest: The need to listen

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Bernice and Harold Rexroat were one of the most interesting couples to ever grace our neck of the woods. They were a source of both concern and entertainment ’round Poosey as their arguments became the stuff of legend over the years. There are those who claim that some marriages thrive on conflict. If that’s the case then Bernice and Harold succeeded mightily. I

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Good Thinking: Discrimination vs Freedom of Speech

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“Discrimination” is one of the most misused and abused words in our language today. The original meaning of the word has been drastically changed, but the truth behind the original meaning has not changed. Mr. Webster defines “Discrimination” as (a) making a distinction on the basis of prejudice or lack of information; or (b) to note a difference between persons or things.

“Freedom of Speech” is

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Amendment 1: The Soil, Water & Parks Tax

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Unless you’ve just awoken from a coma, you know there is an election on the horizon.   On Nov. 8 we will choose a president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state representative, governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state, and a number of county officials.

But there will also be six statewide ballot measures to vote on, with topics ranging from sales tax to campaign

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Letter to the Editor

High Speed Chases

In regards to the article in the September 14th North Missourian paper about a high speed chase that entered Hwy CC in Daviess County going north bound reaching speeds of 100 mph. The chase continued west on Hwy 6 at Altamont, then turned southbound at J Hwy, thru the town of Kidder and crossing Hwy 36. The vehicle was stopped at Old 36 Hwy.

We live in

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Meat and vegetables in the Ozarks


Have you ever picked up a ballot only to realize you know nothing about three of the five names listed?

That’s the first thing that came to mind last Friday when all five candidates running for governor of Missouri took their places at a candidates forum hosted by the Missouri Press Association. The forum held at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson meant to fix that, as did a

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