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Association Profile: Freedom of Road Riders

March 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The objectives of The Freedom of Road Riders have evolved since the group’s inception. The organization was created because the founder did not want to be forced to wear a helmet. This is still an issue for The Freedom of the Road Riders, they currently support […]

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Guest Commentary: A New Path to Excellence

December 09, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

“All students matter. All schools matter. All communities matter.” This was the basic belief adopted by school leaders who recently convened to develop a plan to address the school transfer issue. Their solution is to focus on the student, build a school that can deliver results and engage the community […]

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Guest Commentary: MASA Plan Falls Short of Quality Options for All Students

November 20, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) recently released a proposal, “A New Path To Excellence,” in an attempt to address unaccredited school districts and the laws governing student transfers once a district becomes unaccredited. In actuality this ‘plan’ simply asks for more time and more money to perpetuate the […]

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Dining with Nancy at Kampai

October 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Nancy Giddens Fall! I love everything about it—combines clogging alphabet roads, wagons spreading corn along fields, trees changing color, leaves covering the ground, boots being pulled from the back of my closet and outside dining during the year’s best weather. This week was fantastic! I traveled to Columbia for […]

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The Hot List – Oct. 17 Issue

October 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Missouri sports are HOT This goes without explanation, we hope. Between the St. Louis Cardinals and their success during the postseason, Mizzou staying undefeated, the St. Louis Blues and the Rams both doing pretty well and the Kansas City Chiefs hanging out near the top of the AFC Western Division, […]

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Column: McGaugh discusses pertinent issues for the coming session

October 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Rep. Joe Don McGaughn, R-Carrollton The upcoming legislative session remains several months away but legislators whose wheelhouse revolves around agricultural issues have remained active. September’s veto session produced the first veto override of an agriculturally related piece of legislation in the history of the State of Missouri in SB […]

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Column: Casas – “Generation why not?”

September 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

There are a couple of articles going around talking about how Generation Y (people born in the mid-70s to the mid-90s) includes a bunch of entitled this and that and blah, blah, blah. From first-hand experience, I can say the proper classification should be Generation Why Not? This generation notices the […]

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Submitted column: Kinder talks healthcare exchanges controversy

September 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Lt. Governor Peter Kinder Controversy erupted this week over whether Missourians should sign up for healthcare exchanges when the enrollment period starts next week. A better question is: Why must they? Last month, a survey of federal employees and retirees found that 92.3 percent believe federal workers should keep their current […]

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The Hot List: Sept. 11 issue

September 13, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Tom Schweich is HOT The State Auditor is the only candidate running for his seat in 2014 and he is fundraising like crazy. So far in 2013, Schweich has raised just less than $275,000 in donations that exceed $5,000. With more than a year until the election, Schweich’s financial set […]

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Submitted column: Mehan and Pierle: “Having the courage to compromise”

September 13, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Do you remember the history lesson about The Great Compromise of 1787?  It was a distant memory for us until recently when we discussed our teenagers’ social studies book.  Framers of the U.S. Constitution were meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to debate how the states would be represented.  Dueling […]

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