Auxier has what it takes to be commissioner

    Joey Auxier is qualified to be the next great Phelps County Commissioner. Eastern Phelps County must have a commissioner who understands the needs of Rolla, St. James and rural Phelps County from Seat and Winkler to Rosati, Flag Springs and Royal.

A capitol squirrel

By Phill Brooks
    A few decades ago, Missouri's Senate had a unique visitor—a baby squirrel. Harvey's chamber appearance was unplanned.
    Arriving to the Capitol late one day, I entered the Senate chamber with Harvey just before adjournment to make sure I'd not missed anything of major news significance. But Harvey created a commotion.

Can’t defend history when you don’t know it

    Representative Smith, in his recent missive, uses name calling and distortions to attack all who don't fall in line, as he does, with President Trump's attempts to cloak himself in nationalistic symbols. It does make sense for Trump to try to divert attention from his failed leadership, the administration's attacks on minority groups and the environment, his support and praise for other autocratic leaders, and diverting federal funds, intended to help people in need, to his friends and corporate backers.

Budget cuts will have big impact on children

    Over the past several days, we have all been made aware of the dire state of the Missouri revenue stream; we acknowledge that difficult decisions had to be made as more than $448M was cut from the state budget. CASA of South Central Missouri was saddened to learn about the recent cuts to the Department of Social Services (DSS) budget.

Give your support to Medicaid expansion

    There is a very important vote for the August 4 primary election. There is a significant effort to defeat Medicaid expansion for the people of Missouri. The forces behind the effort to defeat Medicaid Expansion are well funded and are willing to use a variety of methods to reach their goal. Americans for Prosperity is the same organization that attacked The Affordable Care Act with false and misleading statements.

We prayed to God and He gave us Trump

    I don’t know who Amanda (Mitchell) is but I know this about her. She is deluded by her political religion.
    Amanda, if you truly read the Bible with a discerning spirit from God you would know that God uses the most unlikely people to do the most amazing things so that we can know that God is using that person for His purposes. It is God at work and that person has yielded to God for His purpose.
    Amanda look at these people in the Bible: Moses, David, Paul, Mary and Joseph, Mathew, Rahab, Jonah, Solomon, Joshua, Esther, on and on.
    Amanda you are letting your liberal bias override the truth. Our government has been corrupting beyond our wildest imagination for years, both parties. And both parties and the liberal media influenced by George Soros are desperate to stop Trump from exposing the truth about them.
    Amanda, I challenge you to ask God to show you the truth.
    We Christians prayed for years for God to give us a leader smart enough, tough enough who would restore honesty, integrity and justice to our nation. He gave us Donald Trump. You don’t have to like him. But you need to respect what he has done.
    We have to vote for Donald Trump or our children and grandchildren will grow up in a socialist/communist America. Who are the Dems offering? Scary stuff.
    I challenge you, Amanda, and all who read this to seek God for the truth. Open your spiritual eyes that you may see.
Emily Mosher