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House And Senate Committed To Passing Good Legislation

Subscriber onlyMost of the activity at the Capitol is still centered around Committee Hearings. The first step in the process is sometimes the most frustrating. The hearing rooms can be a rewarding experience or a frustrating one depending on the views of the witnesses. Most of the time the bill sponsor has a pretty good idea of what the opposing views are going to be. Occasionally, there's a real surprise in store. I watched two hearings this week where the sponsor was surprised and was blindsided myself. That is, of course, the way the system is designed to work. Continue reading...

Farm Bureau Marks Thank A Farmer Week

Subscriber onlyMCDONALD COUNTY -- It's time to celebrate agriculture and all the things it provides. Missouri Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Week, Feb. 7-13, will be the focus of Farm Bureau members across the state to share messages about agriculture and the farmers and ranchers who produce food. Continue reading...

Spotters Train For Tornado Season

Subscriber onlySeveral McDonald County residents joined firefighters and law enforcement officers to train as storm spotters. Continue reading...

Back To Basics Meets Feb. 11

Subscriber onlyThe Feb. 11 meeting of the McDonald County Back to Basics Community Group will be held at the New Mac Community Room, old Highway 71 -- north of the high school -- in Anderson, Mo. There will be a Valentine potluck at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting following from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Continue reading...

Legislative Committee Considers Powdered-Alcohol Ban

Subscriber onlyLast week we were kept busy with committee hearings. There have been literally hundreds of bills referred to committees, and the chairs will try to allow hearings for as many as possible. Having said that, it is an extremely long and time-consuming process. I had as many as four two-hour hearings plus a two-hour session and still had to make time for office visits and phone calls. This hectic pace only lasts for a few weeks and then things start to settle down a little. Continue reading...

Annual Schools Foundation Banquet Honoring Dr. Scott and Susan Davis Goldstein

Subscriber onlyOn March 12, the McDonald County Schools Foundation will host its third annual Heart of Education banquet at McDonald County High School. Continue reading...

Jane Resident Is $1,000 Richer

Subscriber onlyJody Leak of Jane, Mo., filed her taxes early at H&R Block in Pineville and became one of the $1,000 winners of the H&R Block sweepstakes. Continue reading...

Grab And Go Dinners

Subscriber onlyThanks to the efforts of the local Extension Service, affordable healthy meals for a family -- in grab-and-go bags -- are available in the county. Continue reading...

With Murderous Intent

Subscriber onlyWhen the deadly sin of greed infects the mind and soul, the limits of evil that people are capable of have no boundaries. Those with the desire to covet that which is not theirs often leads to the act which is the most hideous of sins -- murder. Those that gather together and conspire to commit these repugnant acts must surely be brought to justice, and in our world that calls for judgment by their peers. Continue reading...

International Foodfest At McDonald County High School

Subscriber onlyAn International Foodfest at the McDonald County High School cafeteria provided the opportunity to feast on foods from Germany, Japan, Greece, Native American and Cajun foods plus many more at one place at an affordable price -- which doesn't often happen. Continue reading...

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Proposed Broiler Farm Draws Goodman's Attention

Subscriber onlyRoger Renner's effort to build eight chicken houses, consisting of approximately 400,000 broilers, north of the Goodman city limits drew the attention of the Goodman City Council on Tuesday. Continue reading...