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If Missouri Gov. Mike Parson needs to find a shining example of a county distributing federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act funding to the people who need it the most — our local governments, schools, institutions of faith, organizations and small businesse…

Roughly four months ago, Seymour City Administrator Hillary Gintz and I attended the inaugural meeting held by Webster County officials for $4.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act funding that recently had been deposited in the county’s treasury.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Fish Fry, 4-6 p.m., Seymour Senior Citizens' Center. See article on Page 3 in this week's Citizen for additional information.Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Gary Sosniecki's Book Signing, 7 p.m., Owen Theatre. See article on Page 3 in this week's Citizen for additional information.Sa…

Not since the days of Gordon Nordquist, more than two decades ago, have I engaged in newsprint banter with the folks at The Marshfield Mail.

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I had a few extra minutes today, so I decided to scout out the site of the city of Seymour’s annual fall citywide cleanup here at the electric shed between Division and Frances streets.

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If Missouri Gov. Mike Parson needs to find a shining example of a county distributing federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act funding to the people who need it the most — our local governments, schools, institutions of faith, organizations and small businesse…

Roughly four months ago, Seymour City Administrator Hillary Gintz and I attended the inaugural meeting held by Webster County officials for $4.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act funding that recently had been deposited in the county’s treasury.

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden emerged from his bunker last week and make an appearance in Pennsylvania, likely hoping to stem to momentum gained by his opponent, Republican incumbent Donald Trump, in the wake of both parties’ presidential conventions.

Let me say this ... I don’t like this guy. He’s mean and very threatening.

In one of my first columns concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, I referenced a song by “The Doors” and their mega-hit “Strange Days.”

As of last Tuesday, I personally knew one person who I could confirm had the COVID-19 virus.

I was in line at the grocery store the other day. There was this fellow in front of me in line who was pontificating on the COVID-19 pandemic and how irresponsible it was for schools to be opening this week across the state.

An important date is fast approaching for local business owners who need financial assistance to offset costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Longtime readers of the Webster County Citizen probably think when I write the words “conspiracy theory” that I’m referring to UFOs and extraterrestrials.

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A couple of my friends have asked me after all these years in retirement why I’ve started writing for the newspaper again.

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Next Tuesday, Aug. 4, Missourians will go to the polls to vote in the primary election.

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What would you say if I told you someone was walking around Seymour giving away thousands of dollars?

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The weekly scene at the old Casey’s General Store at the intersection of Business 60 and Main Street is a confusing one.

Way back in 1972 while learning the journalism trade in Louisiana, my chosen profession had created a desire in me to learn not only writing, but designing a newspaper page ready for printing.

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Since the public is invited, I’m attending this final Seymour Apple Festival planning meeting at the historic Owen Theatre next Tuesday.

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Seymour had its first run with an indoor public event since the COVID-19 pandemic broke loose in March as national entertainer Lulu Roman took the stage as the historic Owen Theatre on the south side of the Seymour square.

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Almost eight years ago, there was a three-person Republican race in Missouri’s 33rd Senatorial District featuring a trio of past and present members of the Missouri House of Representatives. The field featured Mike Cunningham, Ward Franz and Don Wells.

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My dear, longtime friend Patti Penny came by the office last Friday afternoon to deliver copies of her new biography, “A Vision Fulfilled,” which now is on sale here on the west side of the Seymour square.

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You know, all this talk about a new bridge down here at Finley Falls got me to thinking.

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I started to suspect the year 2020 was going to be a wild one when in early January I noted a story coming out of Chicago about a coyote attacking a 5-year-old boy, biting him on the head, and later that same day biting a man on his backside.

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I’ve written this story so many times that it’s almost rote; the only thing that ever seems to change is the number of years it’s been since June 30, 1989, the date that 24-year-old Kelle Ann Workman was abducted while mowing at the Dogwood Pleasant Ridge Southern Baptist Church and its adja…

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If you haven’t figured it out by now, the year 2020 is destined to go down in history as a time of disease, violent protests and hypocrisy.

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Roughly two weeks ago, the S.O.S. signal was sent by the city of Seymour to the Webster County Commission.

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Sometimes, it feels that antiquated and potentially corrupt systems of the past are better than the allegedly improved ones we have today.

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With only 30 minutes left in the Missouri Legislature’s session, action was taken to provide a safe and secure way to vote for people in at-risk categories for contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

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It appears that America and the rest of the world are beginning to peek out from under the covers of the recent COVID-19 pandemic after spending roughly half of the year shutting down national economies and trying to minimize human-to-human contact by efforts to quarantine nearly everyone to…

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For those who regularly attend meetings of the Seymour Board of Aldermen, Brandon Jenson is a familiar face.

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When the former San Francisco & St. Louis Railroad Company, better known as Frisco, first came to what now is Seymour in 1881, the first street built was named Front Street.

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Forty-nine years ago, President Richard M. Nixon declared the “War On Drugs.”

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If there’s a city meeting to attend this summer, perhaps the one scheduled this Thursday is the one.

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    “I can’t do a Zoom call then,” my friend, Janita, replied in a group text.  “We are decorating graves.”