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USDA Funding Available for Home Purchases, Repairs

Melanie Stewart, Area Technician with the USDA Rural Development Houston Office, has announced that funding is now available for all Rural Development Housing Programs.  The Houston office serves Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, Webster, and Wright Counties. Many individuals ...

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Multiple Homicides In Texas County

On the evening of Feb. 26, at approximately 10:15 p.m. the Texas County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in Tyrone, Mo. A juvenile female caller indicated she was in the residence and apparently ...

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The Snoop 3.5.2015


Last week was tragic, and this time I am not talking about the weather. First, on Thursday, just after 1 p.m. and before the news hit the wires, State Representative Lyle Rowland called to let me know State Auditor Tom ...

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Smith Report – 3.5.2015

Spring Cleaning Comes Early With SCRUB Act When I talk to my colleagues in Washington, D.C., they do not always understand the burdens rural America faces from unnecessary regulations. During my first week in Congress, an “expert witness” told me ...

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Skyline Board Meets; Sets Summer School

The Skyline R-II Board meeting was postponed from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26 because of the weather. The Board met in regular session on Thursday Feb. 26 with four members present.  The consent agenda items consisting of board minutes, bills ...

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Rowland Report 3.5.2015

Greetings from your State Capitol.  It sure appears that March will come in like a lion!  Hopefully the old adage will come true and it will go out like a lamb.  Hopefully our schools will remain in session and not ...

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