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    The Social Security Act was instituted on August 14, 1935. Before FDR could even sign the Act, every Republican in the House voted to send it back and kill it, in Committee. They called it unjust, unworkable, and wastefully financed. Three years later when it was extended to survivors, three…

      Every time I see this poor floundering President hold up the latest Executive Order he has just signed, I am reminded of a third grade student holding up his coloring book for teacher approval. “See I just finished the whole page.”

        As President of Parkland Health Center, I see every day how a dedicated, well-trained workforce can make a difference in the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. It isn’t an exaggeration to say, their training often means the difference between a good health care experience, and a bad one.

          Thank you to my family and CiCi’s pizza for the Christmas dinner and the Secret Santa. Thank you so much for the gift also. Thank you to Joel Meador and his family for taking me to the dinner. I wasn’t going to go but I’m glad I did. God bless everyone.

          Spring has now officially "sprung" and The LIFE Center for Independent Living has announced its annual Easter egg hunt for children and adults with disabilities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1, at New Heights Church, 4982 Flat River Road in Farmington.

          Senate Democrats seized control of the Missouri Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to block a Republican proposal making it harder to change the state constitution. The measure that would impose a 60% threshold as the minimum majority for amendments has already passed the House and, if approved in the Senate, would go before voters in 2024. […]

          The post Democratic filibuster blocks vote on bill making it harder to amend Missouri Constitution appeared first on Missouri Independent.

          The suicide rate among veterans in Missouri is nearly double the state rate and one of the highest in the country. In hopes of helping veterans and other Missourians facing mental health issues, the Missouri House advanced a bill Wednesday that would require the state to conduct a study on using psilocybin, also known as […]

          The post Missouri House backs bill requiring state research on psychedelics to treat depression, PTSD appeared first on Missouri Independent.

          WASHINGTON — Both Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to repeal the Biden administration’s intensely contested expansion of what qualifies as wetlands that the federal government can regulate. The Senate approved a resolution, sponsored by West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito, that would revoke the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of […]

          The post U.S. Senate clears measure to undo Biden WOTUS rule on wetlands appeared first on Missouri Independent.

          This story was originally published by Investigate Midwest. Bayer is suing four farmers in the Bootheel of Missouri for illegally spraying older versions of dicamba on its genetically-engineered soybeans, as well as doing so after the state’s cutoff date for spraying the herbicide. The lawsuits, filed in January in federal court in the Eastern District […]

          The post Bayer sues Missouri farmers for illegally spraying dicamba, saving and replanting seeds appeared first on Missouri Independent.


          Planning your own funeral may be a difficult task for you, but imagine your loved ones’ relief when they find out it’s already done. You’ll give them peace of mind and lessen their burden of having to make difficult decisions during their time of grief.

          Three men are running to fill two spots on the Leadington Board of Aldermen during the election on April 4. Each were given the same questions and the opportunity to provide photos. They are listed in the order in which their names appear on the ballot.

          In the April 4 election, two men are vying for a seat on the Desloge Board of Aldermen to represent Ward 3: Incumbent Travis Crews and challenger Russell Kester. Aldermanic terms are two years long.

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