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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Driving back to the Capitol was somewhat treacherous on Monday for most everyone. Freezing rain, ice and snow across much of Missouri was the norm; this caused several multiple-vehicle accidents and road closures. However, most all of the Missouri legislators made it in by Monday afternoon, and we went right to

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Commission awards contracts at February meeting

MoDOT, Southwest District – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Jefferson City, awarded projects to construction companies to make improvements to state highways and bridges during 2018, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. A local contract is: · Cedar County Hwy. U: Bridge replacement over Alder Creek

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McCaskill sez stop payments to the deceased

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill joined Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana to introduce a bill that would help save millions of taxpayer dollars by curbing erroneous payments to deceased individuals. The bill would give agencies access to additional data and introduce new requirements for federal agencies in order

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Hartzler statement on Air Force bomber plans

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) released the following statement in response to the President’s 2019 budget request, which includes the Air Force proposal to modernize its bomber force. “Today the Air Force announced its plan for the future of the bomber fleet as part of the President’s 2019 budget proposal,” Hartzler said. “The plan outlined by

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What is your hometown advantage?

What is the hometown advantage of your community? What is it going to take to get the best and brightest youth from your community to stay in town and establish their family there? Those types of questions are something many rural communities in the Midwest are asking in hopes of finding solutions to community growth

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Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts

For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases. “It’s vital at any age to adopt good habits to live a strong, fit and healthy life,” says Dr. Mike Roussell, a nationally recognized nutrition consultant and nutrition adviser to

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Hearing aids making use of futuristic technology

The primary goal of hearing aids has always been to improve speech understanding. While this hasn’t changed, manufacturers are now building Bluetooth technology in to the most advanced hearing aid microchips. This lets consumers connect to virtually any wireless electronic device. Read on for three ways the latest Bluetooth hearing aids are transforming our lives.

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Savvy Senior®

Financial help for grandparents raising grandchildren Dear Savvy Senior Are there any financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I’m raising two grandchildren and could use some help. Struggling Grandma Dear Struggling, Money is often an issue for the millions of U.S. grandparents who are raising their grandchildren today. To

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians My in-district Friday started at 9 a.m. meeting with the El Dorado Springs High School Government classes. I had the privilege of sharing about the legislative process with approximately 50 Juniors and Seniors. I then presented two American FFA Degree resolutions to Caeleigh Gardner and Landon Leonard who have participated in

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Hartzler Responds to State of the Union Address

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address: “Tonight the President offered a vision of an America on the move, full of optimism and potential. Unlike other State of the Union addresses where the rhetoric did not match reality, indicators across the board demonstrate

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