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Veteran’s Day veterans charities

Throughout November, Americans honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to be careful when donating to charities that emphasize heartbreaking stories of disabled veterans. There are many well-run, legitimate charities who do help veterans, but there are others that fail to live up to their

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Last Friday I attended the Award Ceremony for Skyline Elementary. Skyline Elementary was awarded the Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education and the Gold Star Award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Hickory County R-I (Skyline) was also awarded the 2019 Missouri Rural School District of

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Ben Carson calls for term limits on members of Congress

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson just stunned career politicians with a proposed Constitutional amendment that has bipartisan appeal. His idea has American voters on both sides of the aisle cheering — but establishment politicians like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. are very worried. Carson is calling for a Convention of the States to

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Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor’s mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the Department. To qualify, the donated tree must be about 40 feet tall

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Free counseling service available for businesses wanting to sell to government

The purpose of the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) is to help businesses perform in the area of government contracting at the federal, state and local levels according to Allen Waldo, procurement counselor. Something to remember when thinking about getting into the governmental marketplace is that governmental entities literally buy about everything. “I

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BBB tips: Using layaway for holiday gifts

Layaway may feel like a thing of the past, but for consumers who don’t have access to a credit card, layaway can be a money-saving alternative to short-term installment loans. Layaway programs allow buyers to space out payments on an item over time, without using a credit card. A buyer claims an item only after

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Leave the scary driving for witches on booms

Each year, millions of children and adults alike celebrate Halloween, a holiday known for its sweet treats and spooky parties. Don’t drive scary. Commit to sober driving Halloween night, and every night. To keep our roadways safe, Missouri law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers who have had too much celebration while reminding

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Upcoming events: El Dorado Springs – Star Spangled Christmas Parade – Saturday, Nov. 16, at 3pm The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Honoring Our VFW, the oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Missouri, Celebrating 100 Years and all veterans and active-duty. For parade info contact: Jackson Tough or Peggy

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A Big Week for MO-4

Dear Friends, This past week has been special for the Columbia community. Mizzou was named by the Princeton Review as part of “The Best 385 Colleges,” “The Best Midwestern” colleges and universities, and one of the nation’s top “Green Colleges.” I’m incredibly proud that Mizzou is leading the way preparing Missourians to succeed in the

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Fall workshops to discuss benefits of warm season grasses

Warm season grasses provide high quality summer forage for cattle grazing and allow rest time for lower quality cools season pastures,” says Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  Ideal planting time for native warm season grasses is winter and spring.  Therefore, MU Extension will provide Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshops during November

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