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A ruling of the Supreme Court shortly after the Civil War in Ex Parte Milligan 71 U.S. 2 (1866), which yet still stands to this day:

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The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for Missouri — Aug. 10, to be exact.

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The story of our small businesses in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa (Region 7) in the last federal fiscal year can be summed up by saying our community of small business owners have been weathering waves of unexpected storms.

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Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

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Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on our healthcare system and keep hospital beds and other medical resources available for people with coronavirus disease 2019 (…

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For most of us, 2020 has been a pretty rough year. We continue to feel the pressure, anxiety, and insecurity that comes with the unknowns of a global pandemic.  

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As a result of the uniqueness of this public health situation and its ever-evolving status, I am writing to inform you as to the most recent activities and efforts underway at Ozarks Medical Center related to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Last week, an Oregon County Judge erroneously ruled the State of Missouri must sell 625 acres next to the pristine Eleven Point River downstream from Greer Spring. The judge’s ruling threatens our beloved state park system and sets a dangerous precedent that cannot stand. Missouri needs to a…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the American economy like nothing else since the Great Depression. The unprecedented pandemic required an extraordinary response – and the President, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Treasury, and Congress stepped up to save America’s small businesses…

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We have a credit card for our small greenhouse business. Every year, we hire drivers to deliver our flowers across our service territory, with some deliveries involving overnight travel. Our drivers use our credit card for fuel, for lodging and for tire repair and the like.

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Editor's note: In preparation for her upcoming studies at the University of Missouri, where she has secured a journalism scholarship, West Plains High School graduate Faith Schilmoeller has written a series of columns sharing her experience as a senior during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is t…