Opinion

Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library We are finally getting the rain we so badly need. Just the other day, Berenice mentioned to me that it was raining, but she was not referring to precipitation. She was referring to the gifts the community has rained upon us. It really is amazing how much love

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Baughman sees wildfire damage

Editor’s note: Garrin Baughman, one of the volunteer drivers who recently helped transport donated relief supplies from Stover to wildfire-afflicted areas in Kansas and Oklahoma, posted the following on social media. It is only lightly edited. On Sunday [March 19], a group of us took four loads of hay out to Western Kansas and Oklahoma

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Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library Our collection is changing. The 2017 budget allowed for an increase in materials purchasing. This is an exciting thing. It means more items for patrons to checkout. Our collection grows, and with that comes bigger change than just variety. New books are showcased in various places in the

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Capitol News

by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe Last week, legislature began its annual spring break, traditionally considered the halfway point of the session. Prognosticators and pundits have varying opinions about the odds of success for particular pieces of legislation given their status at spring break. I am pleased with the work the senate has completed

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Capitol Report

by District 58 State Representative David Wood What a week! The budget is getting closer to coming to the floor of the House of Representatives, prevailing wage debate began, charter school expansion was voted on, and I presented bills in the budget committee. Thank goodness spring break is this week. The appropriations committee’s recommendations have

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Library Bookworm

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library About a month ago, a patron came in to check the status of her library card. She then started a conversation with me. She had been reading Bookworm and had taken special notice of the article I had written highlighting some large-print books I had recently purchased. “We

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