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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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Poosey Digest: Just use more pepper

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

It was a day that the old timers say will live forever in local lore. Mike Wiggins walked into the local cafe and plopped a heavy metal object down on the counter. “There it is, boys! The invention I’ve been waiting for my whole life!” Mike was our local mechanic and the thing he’d thumped down in the midst of the gathered locals

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Chronicle of the King

by Pastor Steve Ellison

The gospels are not designed to be exhaustive, chronological descriptions Jesus. Each gospel is written in order to present a particular side of the magnificent Messiah. Our Savior is far too altogether lovely to be illustrated in one painting. Therefore, in addition to all of the Old Testament passages, we have been given four gospels, each of which paints related but different paintings of His majesty.

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Letter to the editor: about the city’s water rates

The Gallatin City Council made a decision on Sept. 21, 2016, that will impact the lives of our children and grandchildren for years to come.  The water plant will be built and the rates we charge will have to increase to pay for it. It was not easy, but it had to be done. The current trend has gone away from local control and community water production to regional efforts

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