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The Shepherd Calls: Valentine’s value

by Dr. H. Wade Paris

On a south sea island, there lived a shy girl named Sy, the fifth daughter and last child of a family who wanted a son. She grew up being told she was a disappointment. The family needed a son. As you might expect, she was disappointed in herself and lacked self- esteem.

In her culture, men purchased wives from the fathers. Suitors courted the girls;

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Off the Editor’s Spike: Filibustering at bedtime

If you don’t understand politics, you need to invite the grandkids for a sleepover. Come bedtime, various political theatrics abound as you find yourself trying to coax the little tykes into doing what’s best and necessary yet obviously something they really don’t want to do.

Recently, we re-enacted the ageless ritual of negotiating pajamas onto the bodies of three little wigglewarts. One was ready for bed and gave up rather

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Poosey Digest: Artificial intelligence

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

I can still smell the carpet. I’d plop myself down on the living room floor and gaze at the row of burgundy books, The American People’s Encyclopedia, drag one onto the floor in front of me and open up this book of wonders. I was looking for Hungary to do my 5th grade social studies report, but what I found on the way

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Off the Editor’s Spike: What measures excessive?

Somewhere along the way the Super Bowl lost its way. I still love the game, but somehow the ultimate championship has turned into a freak show. It’s no longer just football but all sorts of other things.

Maybe it’s the CDV-pound (405-pound) tight end, the biggest athlete yet to be delivered through the pro football draft. Bigger and faster human battering rams mean more concussions …more game disruptions for medical

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Capitol Perspectives: Transparency

by Phill Brooks

A cloak of secrecy has descended upon Missouri government to a degree I never imagined in all my decades covering this statehouse for you. It comes from the administration of Missouri’s new governor, Eric Greitens.

I actually had hoped for something different. He ran a campaign promising change and challenging the old way of doing business in government.

Other governors I’ve covered who campaigned on platforms of

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God’s Strange Work

by Pastor Steve Ellison

God granted an extremely rare privilege to Moses in Exodus 34:6-7, “Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” (NASU)

God’s first inclination is always

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Good Thinking: Februarius

by Dr. Don Kuehle

What time is it? Who can say. History records that people through the ages have changed time to suit themselves. Once there were only 10 months in the Calendar Year. The year began with the month of March. Some Roman Emperor decreed that two additional months be added to the calendar. He named them “Januarius” and “Februarius” and placed them at the end of the calendar

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Taking another look at Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

The fourth week of session began with the annual State of the Judiciary address, given by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge, to a joint session of the General Assembly and statewide office holders. Similar to the State of the State, the State of the Judiciary gives the chief justice the opportunity to update the legislature, executive branch, and taxpayers on the current condition

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State government will tighten its belt in 2017

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Your Missouri House and Senate debate many bills each year. Already around 1200 bills have been filed. But the only bills we are constitutionally obligated to pass is a budget.

In creating a budget, the legislature is not planning on how to spend money that has already come in. Instead, we are planning on how to spend the money we think will be collected in

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