Opinion

Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library Monday, April 10, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. Colson Whitehead received the fiction prize for his work, “The Underground Railroad” (the library has a copy). Sales of this title had been in decline every week since mid-February. Post-Pulitzer sales shot up 148 percent. In 2011, a

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Florence News

by Kerry Hampy 660-368-2825 Many area people attended the visitation for Beatrice Baughman Wednesday, May 3 at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover, and funeral services Thursday, May 4 at St. John United Church of Christ in Florence. Sophia Smith, daughter of Tyler and Madelyn Smith, was baptized Sunday, May 7 at St. John UCC. Maternal

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Capitol News by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe

Last week, the Senate finished work on its version of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Crafting the state’s budget always takes a tremendous investment of time, energy, and effort, as it should. As I talk with folks both in and outside the capitol, many wonder how it is possible for a $27.8 billion dollar budget

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Capitol Report by District 58 State Representative David Wood

The Senate has finished their version of the budget and now it goes to a conference committee. The conference committee for each of the budget bills will be made up of five House members and five Senate members. The committee has to work from the differences between the House and Senate versions to find a

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Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library I love talking about books. Shocker, huh? I also enjoy listening to others talk about books; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Readers come in two categories, the quiet ones and the talkers. Some readers read solely for their own pleasure and care very little about sharing

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Ivy Bend News

by Charlotte Gaden 573-372-2743 During the rains Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, flood waters coming down Woods Road at Webb Loop knocked a tree down on a Jeep. Water also ran onto North Cove Ridge and Buck Run Road, keeping everyone including the mailman from going about their day. High water near the

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