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To the editor: Missouri has a big problem with feral hogs. They continue to damage natural resources, destroy private agricultural and pasture lands, carry disease, and threaten native wildlife and domestic livestock. That will get worse unless we do something different.

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To the editor: I have read and heard different peoples’ feelings on abortion. Now it is time to voice my opinion. Abortion is murder. Not only that but abortion is premeditated murder. Come on folks it doesn’t take months to decide that rape or incest had occurred. I would guess you would kn…

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To the editor: How much are you willing to give not to be called racist, sexist, homophobe or xenophobe? Are you willing to grovel and beg for food and forgiveness for being born white and “privileged?” How about giving your entire paycheck, child’s future and any self-respect you may have? …

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To the editor: The 25th Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival was deemed a great success by artists, artisans, vendors and attendees alike! It was wonderful to see the camaraderie of the artists – even though each of them share the music all year long, it’s not very often that they are abl…

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To the editor: The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to introduce more restrictive requirements on the issuance of Resident landowner Hunting Permits, and to further require that said landowners “register” their land. MDC claims public support for these changes.

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Missouri faces a growing threat from an invasive species – feral hogs. These animals thrive in southern Missouri and leave incredible damage in their wake. Our state must organize to eradicate this pest before it’s too late.

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The final edition of the Howell County News, based out of Willow Springs, was published Wednesday. The newspaper’s first issue was Aug. 29, 2001.

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On Thursday, May 23, the House passed a bill that could drastically change the rules of retirement. It is referred to as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019,” aka “SECURE.” These sweeping changes affect traditional IRAs, 401(k) plans, inherited IRAs, requir…

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The West Plains Daily Quill is proud to be a reliable and trusted news source for the communities it serves, offering coverage of sports, crime, court cases, education, arts and entertainment, business development, government and other issues that are important to share. To continue supporti…

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Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates National Small Business Week. The SBA was created with the mission of helping businesses start, grow, expand – or even recover in the event of a natural disaster. Our goal during the week of May 5-11, 2019, is to celebrate small bu…

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A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis projects 2019 net farm income will again be well below normal. This broad measure of farm profitability has disappointed farmers for at least the past five years. Despite the continued downturn, Missouri farmers have glimmers of hope on th…

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Again this year, bills in the Missouri Legislature would effectively hide public notices from the public.