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President Joe Biden is getting closer and closer to making America the only nation in the world without borders. more
It’s never too early to start planning for retirement and our online tools can help. Go to www.ssa.gov/myaccount to access your personal my Social Security account to get an estimate of your retirement benefits based on your earnings record. Once you have an account, you can use our Plan for Retirement tool to see how your benefits can change at different ages. Don’t have a personal my Social Security account? You can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount. more
The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club met May 2 at the charming country home of Claudia Marvin for the final business meeting of the club’s 97th season. Claudia was the hostess for the day and was assisted by Jean Biehl. more
The West Plains hospital started in 1919 with Dr. R.E. Hogan, who bought the old West Plains College property on East Main Street, east from the downtown square, probably less than one mile. more
I’ve heard enough about the “good ol’ days” of a half a century or more ago. more
Our ninth annual Cowboy Roundup is less than two weeks away, and our exciting new Summer Reading Program kicks off just a few days later. We're a busy library that is about to get even busier! more
In the two years following Joe Biden’s inauguration, nearly everything he touched under one-party Democrat rule turned into a crisis. His executive actions and the administration’s policies created an energy crisis; the massive spending he championed set off the worst inflation crisis in 40 years; and Washington Democrat’s embrace of soft-on-crime policies helped create a violent crime crisis. more
It is commendable that we remember our own mothers with cards and other tokens of love this Mother's Day, but it is even more fitting that we thank God and pray for mothers everywhere. more
One more Dr. Fowler story. As I mentioned in my last column, printed in the May 4 Quill, I had visited with Dr. Marvin Fowler recently in his home, and as I was leaving, I asked, “Dr. Fowler, who did you tell your ailments to?” more
As Mother’s Day again rolls around, I am reminded of the comments shared by western author Elmer Kelton about his mother, Bea Kelton. more
Sallie Kincaid was the daughter of the biggest man in a small town, born at the turn of the 20th Century into a life of comfort and privilege. After her mother’s untimely death, her father remarried and soon cast Sallie out of the Big House and out of town. more
We are less than two weeks away from legislators throwing stacks of paper in the air to celebrate the end of the 2023 session of the Missouri General Assembly, and like every year, there are still a lot of bills in the air. Missouri Farm Bureau is focused on a few key issues as we approach the finish line.  more
“The pasture, bleached and cold two weeks ago, Begins to grow in the spring light and rain; The new grass trembles under the wind’s flow. The flock, barn-weary, comes to it again, New to the lambs, a place their mothers know, Welcoming, bright, and savory in its green, So fully does the time recover it. Nibbles of pleasure go all over it.” —Wendell Berry more
Your personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to take advantage of it. With an account, you can conduct much of your Social Security business online. more
School’s almost out, and industrious teenagers are looking for summer work. more
All books on the Best Seller List may not be everyone’s “cup of tea,” but they are a pretty reliable guide to finding an interesting read. While printing off the list from the Internet, I found that Texas County Library has 12 out of the top 15 best selling novels! Here are the top five; see if one catches your interest! more
The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club held a regular meeting on April 18 at the beautiful home of Geneva Moody, where a Judy Garland song was playing in the background. Geneva and Jane Bailey were the hostesses for the day and Jane gave the presentation. more
How many weeks until summer vacation? If you have a student in your family, I bet they’re quick to answer. High school seniors are counting down the days until graduation, and soon-to-be seniors are ready to fill their shoes.  more
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