The Salem community and I took a major step toward fall last Friday when we watched Salem High Football return to play under the familiar ‘Friday Night Lights’. The start of a new school year is exciting because it is an opportunity for students to set new goals for the academic year and start to put plans in motion to achieve those goals.
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement regarding a new report showing that an estimated 85 percent of Missouri counties could have only one Obamacare insurer in 2017:
This week marks the 20th anniversary of “welfare reform” and at the time it was hailed as one of the most widespread changes to addressing federal poverty our nation had ever seen. They promised it was the end of welfare as we would know it.
This August much of the country is experiencing an uncomfortable heat wave, but in southeast and south central Missouri it is just something we expect every year. And, while the temperature and humidity make it uncomfortable to be outside it is also an important time of our growing season. However, one thing most everyone wishes we could do without is the mosquitos.
Over the past 11 days, I have travelled nearly 3,000 miles, visited all 30 counties of Missouri’s 8th Congressional District and have visited almost 50 different farms and agricultural businesses. There were early mornings and long days in the scorching Missouri heat over the past two weeks, but that is nothing new to many of the incredible folks I had the opportunity to visit with.
A festive Ozark Christmas Community Celebration was held at Mount Zion Church in Shannon County on Sunday Demeber 11th, 2016 to celebrate the heritage of the Akers Community. This celebration was part of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Celebration.
The Phelps County Regional Medical Center held a celebration on Thursday December 8th for the much anticipated opening of their nationally accredited Delbert Day Cancer Institute.
Congressman Smith recognized an impressive group of lego robotics and metal fabrication students who got to show off what they are learning as part of a meeting with educators, legislators and administrators at Jefferson College in Hillsboro on Tuesday, December 13th.