Editorial

Nickels and Sense 9-15-22

by Bryan E. Jones, Publisher A Bit of History in My Pocket I do not recall what prompted me to order, a few months back, the small object which could be described as a little pillbox or perhaps a pocket snuff box. The “box” is actually round, crafted from two coins, formed expertly into two

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Library Bookworm 9-15-22

by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library Banned Books Week Guess what next week is? Yep, it is the annual celebration of the freedom to read that was started in 1982, Banned Books Week. “Each year, librarians, booksellers, teachers, and countless others take this opportunity to highlight the importance of intellectual freedom and remind us

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Library Bookworm 9-1-22

Things by Stacey Embry, Director, Morgan County Library I have about a gazillion things to talk about; things, so many things. This squirrel is not accomplishing much; the whirling dervish-like behavior has been extinguished. I have transformed into the “look, something shiny,” squirrel phase. I really do not think that is entirely my fault, I

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Nickels and Sense 09-01-22

It’s a Moonshot by Bryan E. Jones, Publisher A “Moonshot,” in its original sense, was something so difficult, so far off, as to be considered nearly impossible to accomplish or attain. Except we did it, on July 20, 1969. We landed human beings on the Moon. It was a “giant leap” in the history of

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Missouri Senate Report 8/25/22

by District 6 Senator, Mike Bernskoetter An August Tradition: The Missouri State Fair For many, August represents the end of summer, and with it comes the start of the school year. August also signals the beginning of one of our state’s marque events: The Missouri State Fair. The state fair has been a proud tradition

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Library Bookworm 08-04-22

by Stacey Embry,Director,Morgan County Library Both Sides “My feeling has always been if our job was just to give people anything they ask for; they don’t need us. That’s what a bookstore does. What a library does is create broad access and balance over a wide array of topics, and not necessarily what is most

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