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Under President Joe Biden’s leadership, Americans never seem to get a break from the spiraling prices they face. Now, they are beginning to see the price for gasoline rising higher and higher … more
I have received my committee assignments. I will chair a Rules Committee that reviews bills after they have been heard in committee to see if they should continue to the House Floor for debate. I am … more
Dear Editor, Teachers and student families will have a big decision to make April 4, 2023 during our hometown municipal election. Long time school board members have presided over our current school … more
Ever since I was elected to public office, fighting for the working-class folks of Missouri has always been my top priority. Unlike many of my colleagues here in Washington, I grew up in a … more
Work in any profession long enough and you’ll hopefully end up working with someone who makes a true impact, both personally and in your career. I’ve been working in newspapers for more … more
Happy New Year! With 2022 in the rearview mirror, it’s time for a new Congress to begin – one that can finally start addressing the multitude of crises our country faces. House … more
With less than two weeks to go before they lose control of the House of Representatives, they decided to ram through yet ANOTHER $2 trillion reckless spending bill the day before Christmas Eve. … more
It is good that we still have free speech and we can express our thoughts and concerns in our local newspaper. Unfortunately, the majority of the voters do not read this part of the paper. Some of … more
Dear Editor Excuse me. It is increasingly baffling to scientists, ecologists, macro-economists and loving Christians among us that so many of us, on both sides of the political spectrum are failing … more
Dear EditorIf you want to see what is right in Perryville, drive around the Court House and check out all of the Christmas lights, they are beautiful. I recently attended a PCMH public board meeting. … more
I’ve spent the majority of my adult life celebrating holidays on days other than the actual date. Work schedules, travel problems, health issues — all have conspired in one way or another … more
Merry Christmas! It’s the special time of year when we gather together with our treasured holiday traditions and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Many of us have fond childhood memories of … more
For years, conservatives have suspected that Big Tech has worked to silence their viewpoints and ensure that liberal ideology is dominant across the Internet. On Twitter, prominent conservatives have … more
In his collection of Lake Woebegone stories, Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor shared an impression about the holiday season, one that has stuck with me through the years.  “A lovely thing … more
Dear Editor, Superman, step aside. This time it was Superwoman who came to the rescue. She refused to just sit there and witness the death of a local tradition. Donning her blue cape, she flew down … more
Dear Editor, School Boards Matter! Our community has the upside potential to reach a new level of excellence in Education. Imagine a system where your children and grandchildren can be prepared for a … more
On Saturday, I, along with numerous others — locals and out-of-towners alike — bid a bittersweet farewell to one of Perryville’s native sons. Randy Pribble was many things to many … more
Over the last two years, we have watched President Joe Biden and his administration make a mockery out of our nation’s border security. Because of his refusal to enforce the law or keep in … more
Dear Editor, No IRS agents will come around searching under your sofa cushions for loose change, no matter what Jason Smith says. It was just one of the most startling among the zillion eyeball … more
Dear Editor, Progress? Progress is defined as a “forward or onward movement” but it does not go on to reflect if progress is necessarily a good thing and that my fellow Perry Countian is … more
“The least government is the best government. We should have just as little as we can get along with.” Those are the wise words of Harry S Truman, a proud Missouri native and … more
For Thanksgiving this year, many Americans will travel to be with family and enjoy a feast. It truly is one of our country’s best holidays, where we get to spend cherished time with family and … more
The American people have spoken. One-party Democrat rule in Washington will officially come to an end on January 3, 2023, when the newest members of the U.S. House of Representatives are sworn in. We … more
I’m not a good mover. I hate it. From the start, the idea of packing everything you own into scavenged boxes and bags to stuffing those boxes and bags — along with your furniture, which … more
Dear Editor, I want to thank each and every member of the Perry County School District 32 Family. I have attended nearly each and every one of the Districts school board meetings for 2.5 years … more
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