Opinion

Florence News

by Kerry Hampy 660-368-2825 St. John UCC will celebrate its 160th anniversary Sunday, June 3. Services begin 10:30 a.m. A meal will be served after services. There will be memorabilia displayed. All former members are invited to attend. Ruby Labner of Popular, Miss. spent Tuesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 19 with Erma Woolery. Ruby

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Capitol News by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe

The 2018 regular legislative session concluded 6 p.m. Friday, May 18. Much was accomplished since the session began in January. Many good bills were passed by both houses and, just as importantly, many bad bills were kept from passing. Through a lens I have endeavored not to shade with bias or nostalgia, this session was

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Florence News

by Kerry Hampy 660-368-2825 Joyce Smith passed away Thursday, May 10. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. at Rea Funeral Home in Sedalia. Among her survivors is her husband Ray. Daniel and Jenelle Schroder hosted a dinner for family Saturday, May 12 in honor of son Justin’s graduation from Stover

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Capitol Report by District 58 State Representative David Wood

The State’s budget was completed by the House of Representatives and the Senate three days before the Constitutional deadline of Friday, May 11. I don’t believe it is possible to fund every request, but I believe this is a very good budget. The formula that determines the amount K-12 schools receive was fully funded for

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Capitol News by District 6 State Senator Mike Kehoe

As has been said many times, the lone constitutional requirement of the legislature is to annually pass a balanced budget one week before the end of the legislative session. The responsibility of managing the state’s budget, funded by your tax dollars, is significant and the constitutional mandate further reflects the wisdom of our founding fathers.

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Capitol Report

Capitol Report by District 58 State Representative David Wood I will start by explaining the legislature’s action for a special session that occurred last week. This is not an impeachment proceeding. By calling the special session, it will allow the special investigative committee time to sort through all of the evidence and testimony. The committee

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