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Hartzler Applauds Local Health Program Receiving $3.5M Grant

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today announced that Katy Trail Community Health (KTCH), which has several clinics in Missouri, including in Sedalia, Versailles and Warsaw, has been awarded a $3.5 million Health Center Program continuation grant. The grant was authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which Congress passed and Hartzler supported.

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Several key factors contribute to ‘Change Failure’

Change is a popular word but why does change so often fail? David Burton, county engagement specialist in community development with University of Missouri Extension, says there are several key factors for “change failure.” “There are certain things organizations and companies need to consider when implementing changes,” said Burton, a frequent speaker on the topic.

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I traveled to the US-Mexico border – this is what I saw

by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-mo.), Opinion Contributor In October, I traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission to learn firsthand about the challenges facing our customs officers and Border Patrol agents working on the front line. As I traveled through Nogales, Ariz., I listened closely to the stories of our dedicated agents. These

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Folk remedies in early history of the Ozarks

There were very few physicians in the early Ozarks, but there were “granny-women” or medicine women who served the area well. Many residents used the best folk remedies they had inherited from the past. Some worked, some worked despite their toxicity, and some did not work at all. “Frankly, the remedies varied and who used

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BBB Tips on Giving Tuesday

While malls and online shopping may be the focus for many people this weekend, let’s take a moment to think about giving. For the last several years, charities in the United States and beyond have promoted the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as “Giving Tuesday.” The idea started with the 92nd Street Y in New York, but

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Tips to help with holiday stress reduction

Now is the time to get started if you want to be relaxed during this holiday season according to Renette Wardlow, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “It is never too late to set some priorities. Get the family together and distribute the workload for the holidays,” said Wardlow. To deal with

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Holiday food safety tips

If you’re hosting a holiday meal, make food safety a priority or you might end up with ungrateful guests. “Hosting a holiday meal often means having more people at the table, serving a wider variety of dishes and perhaps tackling some unfamiliar recipes. If you’re not careful, all those ingredients can add up to foodborne

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Senate passes Hartzler bill to honor Missouri-born fallen soldier

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today applauded the Senate passage of a bill she introduced earlier this year to name the downtown Columbia, MO post office in honor of Missouri-born Specialist Sterling William Wyatt. “I’m pleased the Senate moved today to honor Missouri’s own hero, Sterling Wyatt,” Hartzler said. “I look forward to seeing this bill

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With Chrismas cards for military

VFW 257 Auxiliary needs your help The VFW 257 Auxiliary would like to invite businesses, youth groups, civic groups, church groups and individuals to join us in sending Christmas greetings and good wishes to our military. Cards may be purchased or handmade. A great project for a 4-H Club or project meeting, Sunday school classroom,

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BBB Holiday Shopping tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the official kickoff days for holiday shopping – are almost here, and some shoppers have been mapping their shopping strategy for weeks, based on pre-announced specials stores and online merchants have advertised. Better Business Bureau advises shoppers to develop a budget before going shopping – and to be aware

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