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Health Care Reform, the Economy, Climate change, the Middle East dominate the headlines and absorb our attention.  But, did you know –

‘The Mississippi River that flows by our town may get cleaner faster as a result of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision. In fact, the federal government is requiring Missouri to make the river along its entire 195-mile stretch on the Missouri border suitable for “whole body contact” — meaning it should be both fishable and swimmable.’