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Just recently while in Franklin County, I passed by the Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office in Pacific. Like many of you who live near that area, I’ve been by that building countless times. It’s a fine building and a good post office with great postal workers. But the name of post o…

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Thanksgiving morning, 1973.  The year I cooked my first turkey. I stuck my arm into the still half-frozen bird and pulled out a waxed paper bag of something.

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For member’s of the Facebook group, “The End is Near, so Let’s Drink Beer”, helping out others during difficult times is the bee’s knees. 

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Howdy readers! I would like to formally introduce myself. My name is Brittany and I am a staff writer here at The Lincoln County Journal. I hope our time together is fruitful and we can learn to like, and maybe even love, each other. 

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Ask Rusty – I Need Guidance on Social Security and Medicare

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This week, I was extremely honored to be re-elected to serve the people of Missouri’s Third Congressional District. My family has called this area home for generations, and it is a great privilege to continue representing you in Congress. I do not take this privilege lightly and pledge to do…

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Remember when you were in school and had to name something you were thankful for at Thanksgiving? Around the room—row by row, seat by seat—bodies squirmed in anticipation and nervousness. As a kid, this was usually a question that demanded a rote answer. 

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I’ve always been clumsy. It’s a family trait: my mother told many stories of her own clumsiness. Of falling up stairs. Of tripping over cats, kids, and extension cords.  

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Small businesses are the perfect example of the notion that with hard work, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible in America. They have always played a unique role in our local economy and have been a major source of jobs in our communities. Just like all of us,…

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Morning People shimmer. Their perky little faces glow like lighthouse beacons, glaring a cheery “hello” in the gray light of dawn. 

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation projects that over 260,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Here in Missouri, breast cancer has the fourth highest incidence and mortality rate of all cancers, and it claims more women’s lives than any other form of cancer except for skin ca…

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I’m not necessarily fashionable. I don’t try to follow clothing trends; I gain and lose weight so often that I’d surely get caught up on what’s “in” just about the time my body made the purchases impossible to wear.

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When I arrived in Lincoln County from Tennessee late in March, I had to adjust to this area, as I’ve had to adjust to all of the other areas I’ve lived in.

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Want to stay safe this Halloween? I’ve survived more than 60 by following the rules I learned by watching dozens of creepy movies.

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Taxpayer-funded government checks and amnesty for illegal immigrants; $600 million decrease in funding for American law enforcement; legalized ballot harvesting nationwide; taxpayer bailouts for mismanaged state and local governments that had billion dollar deficits prior to coronavirus; and…

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I’m about to become the latest victim, err, person, to attempt to answer a question most writers have tried to answer in books, short stories, columns and dissertations – and failed miserably.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s decades of public service left a lasting impact on America. Regardless of a person’s political views, the vast majority of Americans respect and appreciate the late Justice’s service to our country. It is my hope the judge who takes her place on the bench will r…

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The calendar on our kitchen wall hangs above my husband’s coffeemaker. Since late July, John has been X-ing out each day as he fixes his morning brew. 

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I was born and raised into a classic Southern African-American family. 

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I noticed by accident; I was just cleaning off a particularly yukky blotch on one of the shelves in the refrigerator and had to shift a few things to make room for the sponge.

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2020 has been a trying year. The coronavirus has taken American lives, shuttered businesses, caused children to fall behind in school and forced hardworking Americans who have lost their jobs to wonder how they will pay the rent and put food on the table. But we are a resilient nation, and d…