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Ponder possibilities, probabilities

As I drive west or northwest and view those spinning wind turbines, I sense progress. It’s a view of the U.S. (broadly, that’s “us”) developing new, clean and renewable energy. So, I think “That’s good!” Someday we may replace aging, carbon-emitting generating facilities.

It makes sense that these huge modern windmills are located in lightly populated rural areas. Small towns stand to benefit from the economic activity during construction, ongoing

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Poosey Digest: Rating airlines

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey

As summer begins to poke its sunny head around the corner, many minds turn to dreams of travel. And the fastest way to get anywhere still means hopping aboard a jet plane and hoping that it lands right side up. For reasons that I don’t quite understand, airline passengers recently gave our national airlines the highest efficiency rating ever. This in spite of

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by Pastor Steve Ellison

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth written about 55 AD seems as if it were addressed to the 21st century Christian church worldwide.  Corinth was already an ancient city. It had been first settled about 4,000 BC. Corinth’s strategic location enabled it to control east-west trade routes by sea and north-south land routes.

First century Corinth was a cosmopolitan city in every

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911 reform, human trafficking, network transport proposals may become law

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Only 16 legislative days remain in the 2017 session (four weeks from this writing). The legislative “home stretch” is underway. At this point in the proceedings, if a bill has not passed its originating chamber, it is unlikely it will have time to be passed in both the House and Senate before session ends.

Among a few of the bills that may make it across

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Capitol Perspectives: Missouri offers lessons about ‘Getting Even’

by Phill Brooks

The partisan turmoil in the U.S. Senate over the filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court echoes a Missouri filibuster not too many years ago.

In the U.S. Senate, Democrats complained about the refusal of Senate Republicans to consider the earlier Supreme Court nomination of President Barack Obama in hopes a Republican would be elected president. I sensed among some a clear tone to “get

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E-Rate funding, budgeting for school broadband; superintendents comment

by Rep. J. Eggleston

For many years, we have all known that true high speed internet has been available in the big cities, but is a challenge to find in our rural areas. When I met with the delegates from the Great Northwest Days earlier this session, they reminded me that getting high speed internet to our smaller communities was a top priority.

Having a tech and small business background,

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Poosey Digest: Alas, those days are gone

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

I love my neighbors. I really do. They’re a youngish family with teenage kids and just looking across the yard and watching them grow has been a thrill for Herb and I. In fact, Herb would never admit it, but he has emotionally adopted their oldest girl, Mindy. The man can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, but when his young

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In pursuit of excellence

If you know Garrison Keillor, then you know the radio show “Prairie Home Companion” and the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. It’s the setting for many of Keillor’s stories and novels, described as a small rural town in central Minnesota …but the humorous spoof might well be in Northwest Missouri or Daviess County or any rural hometown “out here on the edge of the prairie.”

Keillor correctly pokes fun at

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Full steam ahead…

UPDATE: Legislation proposing to return the historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat to Missouri sailed through the Senate (85-12) and now heads to the House of Representatives for approval.

As noted in a previous column, the Delta Queen was a wooden steamboat built in the 1920s. It carried three U.S. Presidents and various other dignitaries among its thousands of passengers and also served as a naval ship during World War II.

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