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Poosey Digest: Some advice from this fool

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Once again no one has asked me my advice so I’ll just frame it in the form of an open letter to all candidates running for the office of president. I know that you all have advisors but apparently they aren’t doing their jobs. Shakespeare’s kings often employed a court jester or “Fool” to tell him the truth when everyone else was too

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Hats off to Debbie Sweatman and the CDS faculty for organizing and hosting another successful Family Literacy Night. It always is a wonderful opportunity for students, their families, and our community to come together to support our young children. They are our future.

Nancy Tate, Gallatin, Mo.

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Hope springs eternal

Spike_WPEvery spring somebody forgets to tell the magnolia tree along our driveway that we’re too far north for her blossoms to survive our typical late cold snap. Every year she flirts with us, dressing up winter’s dull browns with beautiful purple and white blossoms. But, at best, it’s a fleeting splendor. If not the cold then it’s gusts of hard wind that unmercifully strip away such beauty.

An even greater

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Daviess County PWSD#1 Customers,

It has been brought to our attention, that a letter has been distributed to water district customers, essentially placing blame on the City of Pattonsburg for a large increase in district water rates.

It is none of our business how the district chooses to set up its rate structure. We feel that it IS our business to set the record straight about what the city

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Religious freedoms vs gay rights may go to ballot

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Previously, I outlined how after bills are filed they go through a two-layer committee process before it is possible they may be heard and debated on the House floor. In the early weeks of session, most of our work is in committee passing the good bills, rejecting the bad bills, and amending and improving the bills that are so-so to make them better.

But now

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Poosey Digest: Keep an eye on Helen

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Ancient peoples used to cut chickens apart and read their entrails to forecast the future. Jemima Packington, a renowned mystic, throws asparagus spears into the air and tells the future by which way they land. Ailuromancy is the art of forecasting what’s ahead by observing your cat’s behavior, and I’m not kidding… rumpology is the study of people’s rear ends to predict what’s

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The makings of community spirit

Spike_WPWe wasted almost 10 years since the last time we attended the Big Muddy Folk Music Festival at Boonville. It only comes around once a year. I can’t say exactly why we missed so many.

Homespun festivals are about making lifetime memories. What a waste. So, we renewed our misplaced passion for live music last weekend.

A lot of water has gone under the nearby Missouri River bridge (literally) since

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Senate returns for second half of session

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

Legislators has returned to Jefferson City after the end of the annual spring break. The break certainly appeared to help ease the tension that had slowed things down in the Senate over the last few weeks. Accordingly, the Senate is again working at its normal, deliberative pace.

The Senate took up several bills on the floor this week, including Senate Bill 698, legislation I’ve

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Back to work

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Mark Twain has been quoted as saying “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” All of these were given a reprieve the week before Easter, as that marked the mid-point of the Missouri legislature’s session and the week of the House and Senate’s spring break.

Not every state has their legislative session at the same time. In Missouri,

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