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Please watch out for MoDOT crews

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will soon begin mowing roadsides across the state. “Our mowing focuses on visibility and safety,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “Motorists will see tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other busy roadways. Please watch out for our crews, slow down and don’t drive distracted.” Major and

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BBB gets complaints about alarm systems

The sign in front of your residence touting your home security system might help ward off would-be criminals, but it also could serve as a magnet for unscrupulous salespeople. A door-to-door sales person, noticing this sign, might stop by to warn you that your alarm system needs updates or that it’s defective and needs to

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Honest labeling of fake meat may soon be required in Missouri

by Eric Bohl Farm Bureau Missouri may soon become the first state in the nation to require food marketed as “meat” to be harvested from an actual animal. This seemingly obvious definition has actually become quite blurred in recent years. Innovations in food science have led to new products that imitate meat but come from

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Hartzler statement on B-21 basing

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) released the following statement in response to the Air Force’s announcement of their plans to base the B-21 Raider at Whiteman Air Force Base. “I am pleased and proud that today the Air Force officially announced their decision to base the B-21 Raider at Whiteman Air Force Base.  The Whiteman community,

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Warmer weather and much needed rain has finally arrived.  It’s evident by the grass and wheat starting to green up and grow.  It’s also evident by looking down freshly planted corn rows and seeing the new crop sprout and emerge. Cemetery maintenance: As we make plans to remember our loved ones

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Big ag is a mystery to many

by Dan Cassidy “Big Ag” is a term used often in the media. While its meaning is shrouded in mystery, the term is usually not said in a positive context.  Users of the term are generally outspoken critics of U.S. food policy, national agriculture leaders or large farm organizations.  Keen readers will notice a pattern,

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Don’t doom next year’s bloom

Leave the leaves on flowering bulbs. One of the joys of spring is the emergence and flowering of bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. If you want them to keep flowering year after year, don’t mow them down after they have spent their last flower, as

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Senate leaders comment on recent developments on the charges against the Governor

Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Leaders issued the following statement on the dismissal of charges against the governor in St. Louis. “The dismissal of the felony invasion of privacy charge does not change the facts that have been revealed to the Missouri House of Representative’s Special Investigative Committee on Oversight. The House’s investigation and the Circuit

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Seminars promise real estate success, may result in lost funds

Seminars promise real estate success, may result in lost funds House flipping seminars that promise attendees can get rich quickly by learning a few tricks to take advantage of the real estate market have cost some hopeful investors thousands. They often lure consumers with a free seminar, often promising a meal, a gift or a

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