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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: The Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour is coming up and all area beef producers are invited and encouraged to attend. This Cattlemen’s Bus Tour is made up of several area counties that used to include the old Kaysinger Area Extension District consisting of Bates, Benton, Cedar, Hickory, Henry, St. Clair, and Vernon.

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Ashcroft dispels misinformation on Election Integrity

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued the following statement today. “In its letter, the Commission on Election Integrity asked specifically for ‘publicly available’ information. We are treating this request as an open records request under Chapter 610, RSMo, commonly known in Missouri as the sunshine law, and we are required to respond. Just like the

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State Releases June 2017 General Revenue report

State Budget Director Dan Haug announced that 2017 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 2.6 percent compared to 2016, from $8.79 billion last year to $9.02 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for June 2017 increased by 2.5 percent compared to those for June 2016, from $650.1 million to $666.4 million. Gross collections

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Tips for irrigating your lawn during a drought

Hot, dry weather can put a lawn to the test during summer. When that happens, many homeowners attempt to keep their lawns active and alive by irrigating. It is very normal for cool season grasses like fescue and bluegrass to go dormant mid-summer according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “The dormancy

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Savvy Senior®

Incentive trusts can motivate your heirs Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about incentive trusts? I have two adult children that are financial disasters. Before I die, I want to put some type of requirements in place that they will need to follow in order to receive their portion of my estate. Otherwise,

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SMOKE CONTROLS BEES

SMOKE CONTROLS BEES – University of Missouri Extension specialist Joni Harper smokes one of Terry Mooney’s beehives. Mooney is one of more than 800 Missourians who have taken beekeeping classes through MU Extension. Photo by Linda Geist

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Revised screen time recommendations for children

In recent years, parents have heard from physicians and educators about how terrible screen time is for children. Vast research has linked increased screen time to obesity, psychological issues, sleep disturbances, and behavioral issues. However, many parents found the recommended limits set for screen time in our technology-driven society were very hard to follow according

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Missouri plays key role in National Defense Authorization Act

House Armed Services passes defense bill out of committee (Washington, DC) – The House Armed Services Committee early June 29 moved out of committee the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), annual legislation that determines policies and funding levels for the U.S. Department of Defense and other national security entities.  Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler played a

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Governor Greitens signs executive order to form Justice Reinvestment Task Force

Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order forming a task force to reform Missouri’s corrections system. This task force will follow a data-driven approach to develop policies that improve public safety, reduce corrections spending and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism. A bipartisan group will work with The Council of

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Blunt: End of WOTUS Rule “A huge win for Missouri farmers, ranchers and small business owners”

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement praising the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which gave federal bureaucrats jurisdiction over more than 99 percent of Missouri. “Today’s action by the Trump administration is a huge win for Missouri farmers, ranchers, and small business owners,” Blunt said.

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