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It was a snowy week here in Missouri, and I hope that you and your families are staying warm and safe. The House only held technical sessions with no committee hearings on Monday and Tuesday due to weather. My colleagues and I returned to the Capitol for normal business on Wednesday and Thur…

This week at the Capitol started with me leading prayer in the House Chamber on Monday. I’m honored that my colleagues asked me to say a prayer for the legislature this year. My bill to establish the Birth Match Program, which would help the state to better identify newborns who might be pla…

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Saturday Feb. 20-27 - FFA Week FREE Salute Tab is included in this week's Citizen, online, eEdition and printed editions. Please follow this link for the tab: http://digital.webstercountycitizen.com/FFAWeekSeymour Community Library - Hours are: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 1…

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It was a snowy week here in Missouri, and I hope that you and your families are staying warm and safe. The House only held technical sessions with no committee hearings on Monday and Tuesday due to weather. My colleagues and I returned to the Capitol for normal business on Wednesday and Thur…

Just exactly what kind of a death-trap organization is my employer?

This week at the Capitol started with me leading prayer in the House Chamber on Monday. I’m honored that my colleagues asked me to say a prayer for the legislature this year. My bill to establish the Birth Match Program, which would help the state to better identify newborns who might be pla…

The Missouri House continues to move forward legislation that reflects Missourians’ values and interests. As someone who is pro-life, I was honored to present my “Birth Match Program” bill (HB 432) before the House Children and Families Committee. This bill would help the state to quickly id…

Last week, thanks to the diligence of North Ward Alderman William Pogue and his quest for the simple truth, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provided the city of Seymour with some answers regarding the seemingly eternal situation with the smell of gasoline and associated ga…

I’m down here on South Cantrell Street offering my first tutorial. Although I’m standing in front of the city of Seymour’s salt shed, this tutorial is for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Okay, local motorists, your assistance is required.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a 1924 letter to the editor in the Seymour Citizen from J.P. Newton, where he tells about the look of Seymour in 1884. Ironically, one of the improvements that Newton asks for in the future is a water system. Two years later in 1926, the historic water tower j…

Last Thursday, I received an interesting e-mail from the Georgia Department of Education announcing that legislators in the “Peach State” had voted to give a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in that state.

House members received their committee assignments from the House Speaker this week. I am honored that the Speaker has entrusted me to continue serving on the Budget Committee and ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly and efficiently. I was also appointed to four more commi…

As a representative of the people and a member of the House Budget Committee, my priority is making sure taxpayer dollars go to the state programs we most desperately need funded.

Although I have hundreds of them, perhaps my favorite memory of Joe Easter came about 10 games into his first season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Seymour High School.

During my 26-year military career, I’ve been stuck with so many needles that I’m immune to diseases ranging from the Black Plague to yellow fever.

Yessir, Seymour, I’m coming to you today with a news scoop! It’s one of the biggest news breaks of 2020! You ready? Here it goes: On Saturday, Dec. 5, there will be corndogs.

Seymour from the sky looks wonderful, doesn’t it? You know what doesn’t look wonderful?

When I first came to Webster County more than 25 years ago, politically speaking, ours truly was the definition of a “purple” county.

Last week in my column, I mentioned how Communist China, the birthplace of COVID-19, is thriving after passing along the coronavirus to the rest of the planet.

Since I’ve been at the Citizen, which dates back more than a quarter century, my newspaper has been sold at the business now known as the Hot Spot, located at the corner of Business 60 and North Frances Street.

Several readers contacted me last week after being either temporarily blocked or suspended from the social-media sites Facebook or Twitter.

I support Dan’s idea in his column last week about making election day the first Tuesday in November a federal holiday.