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Joy Comes in the Morning

by Pastor Larry Sorrells Rockville, Trinity UMC “Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning.”  (Psalm 30:5b CSB) Some days are so hard. Am I right? Some seasons in life feel almost unending. Life is hard, and it throws hard things our way far too often. We face stuff like; loss, fear,

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Cold weather can be deadly

In 2018, 40 people in Missouri died as a result of low body temperatures due to prolonged exposure to cold weather, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The deaths serve as a reminder of the absolute importance of taking precautions to protect against winter weather, particularly for extended periods

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Stop the disappearing act by Government

by Nicole Galloway, CPA Missouri State Auditor A common magic trick is to make something disappear right in front of the audience. We know it’s just an illusion, but a good magician makes the act entertaining. Some politicians in Jefferson City have perfected a far less amusing trick – making public records on their electronic

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Why doesn’t Veterans day have an apostrophe?

On Nov. 11, our country will honor veterans current and past, on a day that has become a challenge for writers and citizens—the dilemma remains, to add that apostrophe or skip it? Along with most other national holidays, there is a “right” way to write Veterans Day, as the government has named each holiday specifically.

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BBB hears about used car buying

For many consumers, buying a car is second only to buying a home when it comes to big-ticket purchases, and the process can be just as daunting. Choosing a used car can be a great investment that allows consumers to purchase a reliable vehicle that fits their needs while still saving money, but the potential

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Wednesday, I toured a bridge project in northwest Hickory County with Governor Parson, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the County Commissioners from Benton, Hickory and St. Clair Counties. The project will work on re-decking the Missouri Route 82 bridge over Hogles Creek east of Osceola. Route 82 was built

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We can’t let impeachment distract us

Last week, I introduced with my colleague Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4) H.R. 4705, the Safe at Home Act. The bipartisan bill protects victims of stalking and domestic violence by allowing federal agencies to accept alternate addresses authorized by state law to protect the identity of those who fear for their safety. For over a decade,

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Redbooks available now from MU Extension

Beef cattle producers are not known for their love of keeping records according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “However, records or data, are everything when it comes to knowing where you are at with finances and production information for your beef enterprises,” said Cole. One of the most accepted pieces

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Serving the Kingdom

by Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC In a century long, long, ago, around the time of King Arthur, a story is told. There lay a large boulder in the middle of a roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, they

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