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March On

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Imagine with me for a moment. You’re standing outside a wall, not an ordinary barrier, but a structure measuring roughly fifty feet tall and around six feet thick and on the other side is a promise of God or an answer to prayer. Now imagine God has already said it’s

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Rural Broadband focus of McCaskill meeting with Missouri Rural Electric Cooperatives

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met with representatives from Missouri’s Rural Electric Co-ops to discuss the importance of investing in the state’s rural broadband infrastructure and the role they can play in connecting Missourians. “Missouri’s small towns and rural communities can grow and thrive with access to reliable broadband internet—but without it, small businesses can’t compete,

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Hartzler votes to support a Balanced Budget Amendment

American Families have to Balance their Budgets: So Should Congress Citing a federal debt exceeding $20 trillion dollars, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today voted in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to refrain from spending more than it receives in revenue. The measure would also require a three-fifths

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Teach kids about mowing the lawn safely

Lawn mowing is often one of the first jobs young people have. It is also one of the most dangerous spring activities, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. U.S. hospital emergency departments treat about 80,000 people each year for lawn mower injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The

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Hartzler: 2018 Farm Bill Text Released

Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, announced the release of the 2018 Farm Bill. This Farm Bill will ensure American maintains the safest, most abundant food supply in the world, invests in rural communities by expanding access to rural broadband, and provides nutritious meals to those in poverty while

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Intensive Gardening – get more from less

Home vegetable production is riding a wave of popularity that began during our nation’s last economic recession 10 years ago. The desire to grow produce with limited space and time has resulted in a renewed interest in an old gardening technique known as intensive gardening. Today often referred to as “square-foot gardening”, a term coined

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Tax Reform benefitting families throughout Missouri

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fueling record-level economic optimism across America, and Missouri is no exception. I recently visited two small businesses, one in Owensville and one in Montgomery City, and it was clear the new tax code is already paying off for employees and local jobs, and

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Capitol Perspectives

What makes them think they can get away with it by Phil Brooks Eric Greitens’ sex scandal prompted a journalism editor to ask me why some politicians are so arrogant that they think they can get away with improper shenanigans. It was a good question. What makes a public official think “you can get away

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians It seems Easter came early this year; Easter weekend is usually spent with my family and church activities. However, due to the rainy, icy weather and below normal temperatures, I spent more time than usual just braving the elements and taking care of the livestock. My sincere hope is that sunshine

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