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Capitol Perspective: The surprising Christmas spirit of lobbyists

by Phill Brooks

The special interest money handed out by lobbyists into the pockets of government officials in meals, trips and other gifts has become a major issue for Missouri. It definitely will return for the upcoming legislative session in bills to ban lobbyist gifts.

This past  fall, while I was developing an online system for you to track special interest money in Missouri government, I found a different side

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Poosey Digest: The Monkey House is open

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

I recall a long ago trip to the St. Louis Zoo with a group of schoolchildren. The Missouri attraction is one of the gems of the Midwest. Even in this age of kids glued to their cell phones there’s something about the attraction of a live animal that can still lift their noses out of the digital glare and entice them to peer

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Off the Editor’s Spike: What do you see in your Christmas tree?

Spike_WPOk, I admit I’ve never tasted chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But I do have childhood memories about cutting down the Christmas tree that would rival a Thomas Kinkade painting.

Over the creek and through the woods west of grandmother’s (farm)house we’d go. A few times a real sleigh actually was pulled by a horse (but minus the sleigh bells); mostly we rode on the back lift of a

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Poosey Digest: Where to find truth

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Dear Jacob,

You’ll probably think this is strange getting a letter from me when you live just two doors down the street, but sometimes we just need to put things in writing.

It’s been a joy watching you grow up. I can remember when you and your sister would come down the street pulling your little wagon to sell me flowering plants that you’d dug up

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Off the Editor’s Spike: What to give the grandkids for Christmas

Editor's SpikeSometimes you come across something and simply say to yourself, “I wish I’d said that…”

The following is one of those times for me. It comes via an email bantered between some in our family right now. It reveals much about older generations and, thus, might surprise some of the younger generation growing up today.

I hope you’ll give it a read …and overlook the winks between us greybeards because

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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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Off the Editor’s Spike: 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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Off the Editor’s Spike: 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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