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Missouri schools closed last April in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and keep teachers, students and their families safe in the early days of the pandemic and the unknowns it posed. While learning from home was an acceptable alternative while we figured out how to navigate Covid-1…

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My shoes made a slower, older echo as they climbed the walkway in front of the buildings on East Springfield. The elementary school complex was almost unrecognizable to me—additions and upgrades covered the original structures like layers of clothing.

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Following the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration earlier today, the Lincoln County Health Department paused the distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to residents.

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About 40 parents and their children arrived at 10:00 on Saturday, April 3, to take part in the fun provided by the folks at Silex Community News, Knight Owls Cafe, and numerous anonymous donors.

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Hear that wind? Not too loud—just a pleasant puff of air that slides across your ears like a whisper. Like pursed lips blowing syllables of fresh thoughts that tickle and excite.

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Prosecutor’s Office says victim lacks mental capacity to consent to sex

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Success is a hard thing to measure. Do we count how many times a name ended up in history books, or do we cheer for the stranger who by letting his wife drive their Model T Ford in 1910 helped create a new normal in society? Clarence Cannon, a congressman from Elsberry, is a historical figur…

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The American Dream and the various cultures we have here are a huge part of what makes this country great. We are a nation of people whose families were at all one point or another, immigrants looking to come to the United States for a better life and opportunities. We are a mixing bowl of c…

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When you’ve been in my line of work as long as I’ve been, you get to meet a few people, including some you remember watching as a child.

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I have plenty to worry about. One of my ears sticks out farther than the other. I get my kids’ names mixed up with long-dead relatives. If gas gets any more expensive, I will be working just so I can drive to work.

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A local man will spend the next 20 years in prison as part of plea deal reached with the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on March 23.

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The National Weather Service out of St. Louis has issued a Freeze Warning in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday until 9 a.m., and 1 a.m. Friday until 9 a.m. for Lincoln County.

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On March 19, the health workers vaccinating residents from Lincoln County and beyond at the Lincoln County Health Department were treated to lunch as a show of appreciation, thank to the Lincoln County Democrat Club.

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On Tuesday, the House passed the first notable bipartisan piece of legislation of the year, and I was proud to be a part of it. Together, my colleagues, Congresswoman Young Kim, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux, the Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez, and I negotiated a bill …

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On Easter Sunday I always wore a new dress to church.  My shoes didn’t tie like everyday sneakers.  They were secured with a single strap across the top of my lace-cuffed socks and buckled on the outside edge of each shoe.