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Looking Backward

25 years ago Brent Lakey of Ava will perform with the National FFA Band at the National Convention Nov. 10-12.  The Battles of Vera Cruz, which will include a reenactment of the Battle of Clark’s Mill, will be held on the weekend of Nov. 12-13 on the Jack Vineyard farm which is the actual battle…

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Letter to the Editor: In Gratitude

To the Editor:  Thank God.  In this country today there are people who care enough to stop at an accident even though they have no idea what or “who” they will find.  Such was the case Thursday, Oct. 17, when Joy, Janice and myself were on our way home from a very delightful trip to…

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Slammed: Two Grand Slams, 13 Ks Sink Lady Bears

By Jason Hoekema Wednesday spelled the end of the Lady Bears’ postseason dreams after a 11-0 shutout sunk the Lady Bears at home.  After clinching the District Championship with a walk-off, 11-10, victory over Mansfield the Lady Bears held on through three, both defenses working the field to keep the board on zeros. Sherwood came…

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Calendar of Events

This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same announcement will be limited to two insertions. Thursday Night Community Prayer gathering in the Fellowship Hall behind Faith Rock Church. Thursdays 6-8 p.m.  Goodhope Ministries (417) 351-2570.         …

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Annual Buckle Up Phone Down Day Celebrates Increase in Seat Belt Usage

Missouri’s annual survey reveals an 87.7 percent usage.  JEFFERSON CITY – Seat belt usage in Missouri has risen to an all-time high. The latest Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey, which has been taken annually since 1998, shows 87.7% of Missourians use a seat belt. In 1998 that figure was 60%. The good news is being…

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Where in the U.S. Are Guns Most Popular?

A write-up entitled “Gun Country: Where in the U.S. Are Guns Most Popular?” is a security industry article based on the most recent background check data released by the FBI through 2018.  Above, statistics show Missouri as one of the top ten states in estimated gun sales.  In a new study, Missouri ranks No. 11…

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SBA Small Business Lending Reflects Strong Economic Trends

SBA FY19 total loan volume reaches over $28 billion with more than 63,000 approved loans WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY19 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $28 billion to entrepreneurs that otherwise would not have access to capital to start, grow, or expand their small businesses.  “A strong economy is…

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Newborns in Need Sleepers In September Receives Amazing Donations, Community Support

The Southwest Missouri Chapter of Newborns in Need (NIN) appreciates everyone who donated sleepers for babies.  NIN received an amazing amount of donations.   “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our community,” said Patty Shull, NIN Chapter president. “One of our greatest joys comes from sharing what we have with those less fortunate.  We…

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Leave the Scary Driving for Witches on Brooms

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Halloween JEFFERSON CITY – Each year, millions of children and adults alike celebrate Halloween, a holiday known for its sweet treats and spooky parties. Don’t drive scary. Commit to sober driving Halloween night, and every night. To keep our roadways safe, Missouri law enforcement will be on the…

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EEOC Sues Kansas City Nursing Home for Paying Female Nurse Less Than Male Nurses

Edgewood Manor in Raytown, Mo. Violated Equal Pay Act, Federal Agency Charges ST. LOUIS – By paying a female nurse less than two male nurses performing the same job, Edgewood Manor Center for Rehab and Healthcare, in Raytown, Mo., a Kansas City suburb, violated federal law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in…

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