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Thu
10
Dec

Support of Senators lauded in preserving universal mail service

Legislation to provide the U.S. Postal Service with the ability to continue to restructure without diminishing mail service is critical in the 114th Congress, as a slow economy and electronic diversion change the mail. That is why the National Newspaper Association welcomed the support of Sens. Jerry Moran, R-KS; Roy Blunt, R-MO and Claire McCaskill, D-MO, as they signed onto S. 2051, the iPOST Act introduced this year by Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE.
 

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Thu
10
Dec

Kudos for the parade

Dear Editor,
Kudos to the organizers and participants of the holiday events on Saturday evening, Dec. 5.
While we were waiting for the parade, there was the nativity scene and choir to enjoy, plus there were volunteers pulling little wagons with containers of tasty hot chocolate.
The parade was longer than in past years with several nice floats. I just wish that there had been more light to see the details of the floats.
After the parade, there were activities at The Abbey for the kids, a few vendors with items to sell, a scavenger hunt and time for lots of visiting.
If you missed this year’s activities, be sure to attend next year.

Shirley Pennington
Pilot Knob
 

Sat
28
Nov

Special session for refugee issue?

by Rep. Paul Fitzwater

 

Sat
28
Nov

New vehicles get new markings

by Sheriff Roger Medley

Thu
19
Nov

Students did a great job on Veterans Day

I was honored to have the opportunity to speak at three ceremonies recognizing our veterans. I enjoyed having breakfast with the kids at Valley of Caledonia Schools and getting the opportunity to speak at their service. The Master of Ceremonies at this service was fourth grader Morgan Merlenbach. Great Job Morgan!
I also want to thank Mrs. Rousan for asking me to speak at the Potosi High School service recognizing our veterans.  Remember, let us not just say thank you  to veterans on this special day, but let us thank our veterans each and every day of the year for sacrifices they made on our behalf.
I recently had an opportunity to visit the new Dollar General Store in Caledonia and it is very nice.  I have spoken with many people in this area and they are thrilled about the new store.   

Wed
21
Oct

Letter of opposition to stadium sent to Gov.

By PAUL FITZWATER
Wed
21
Oct

County to sell surplus inventory

I hope everyone enjoyed the festivals that have been held in Iron County this month in Viburnum “Old Miners Day”, Annapolis “Freedom Fest” and the AV “Fall Festival” and “Mountain Music Festival.” Each event was well attended and the organizers and volunteers did a great  job.
 
Thu
01
Oct

Medicare Prescription Drug sign-up Oct. 15

by RUTH DOCKINS

Finally, the crisp, cool weather of fall is here (or nearly here)! We can start looking at football games, bon-fires and new Medicare D choices. As most of you know the Medicare D (prescription drug) sign-up for 2016 starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. You have received, or will soon receive (depending on when this article is printed) a letter from your Medicare Prescription Drug plan the “Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage”. This letter will be a notice from your current plan outlining their 2016 formulary, benefit design and/or premium changes. They must send this to you by September 30.

Thu
01
Oct

Road, bridges and Crane Lake restoration

by PAUL FITZWATER

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has worked on the shoulders and repaved Highway 185 from Highway 8 out to Highway AA. Many of you contacted me about the quality of this work done on this project. After receiving my first call, I drove out to take a look at this roadway and I was not real happy with what I saw. I immediately called our MoDOT District Engineer, Preston Kramer with concerns about the quality of work on the project. Preston Kramer made the trip from Rolla on Monday morning and assessed the situation. He called me an told me that he, too, was not real happy with the work and that he would contact me as soon as a decision was made to correct the issue.

Thu
10
Sep

Politicians failing us on economy

by LEE HAMILTON
 

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