A Focus on Farms
(Column ~ 08/11/17)
For the fifth year in a row, I am dedicating the month of August to focus on farms in southeast and south central Missouri, stopping in all 30 counties of our district. Meeting the people who run these operations gives me a real understanding of the challenges they are facing and how I can help them. ...
Prayer, Worship, Devotion
(Column ~ 08/11/17)
"Waiting on God" is Isaiah's definition of fervent, effectual prayer. The prophet wrote: "Has thou not known? Has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faint not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isa. 40:28-31).
Gideon School District getting ready for first day
(Community News ~ 08/11/17)
The Gideon School District has announced the opening day of school for the fall term will be Thursday, August 17, 2017. Open House and annual Title I meeting will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The open house will begin with a general meeting in the cafeteria...
MU Extension provides a tenfold return on funding
(State News ~ 08/11/17)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A recently completed assessment of University of Missouri Extension found that with an annual investment of $86 million (2016), MU Extension generated dividends totaling nearly $950 million. The findings are part of a report developed by TEConomy Partners LLC. The report and other documents from a statewide needs assessment for MU Extension are available at extension.missouri.edu/staff/buildingfuture.aspx...
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