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Free counseling service available in Southwest Missouri

The purpose of the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) is to help businesses perform in the area of government contracting at the federal, state and local levels according to Allen Waldo, procurement counselor. Something to remember when thinking about getting into the governmental marketplace is that governmental entities literally buy about everything. “I

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BBB warns about illegal robocalls with upcoming political season

Thanks to emerging technology, it’s never been easier for scammers to flood your phone with unwanted and often illegal phone calls, making it a challenge to answer your telephone. According to the Federal Communications Commission, nearly 2.4 billion robocalls are made every month. Because of the technology, scammers can display fake caller ID information to

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Senate Bill 391 is now in effect. The court order that was blocking the new law has been lifted. The bill that was passed in the legislature, and signed into law by Governor Parson, prohibits county commissions and county health departments from passing regulations stricter than any state regulations for concentrated

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Gov. Parson applauds General Assembly’s Passage of HB 1

The Missouri Senate unanimously passed HB 1, which will allow the sales proceeds of more than one vehicle to be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of a new vehicle. The legislature’s passage of HB 1 will amend the law to allow for the sale of multiple vehicles to

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Become a remote worker in your own community

by Michele Kroll, Community Economic Development, MU Extension Do you want a higher income, lower stress level, advancement opportunities, and better work–life balance? If any of these benefits sound good to you join us and learn the skills needed to work remotely. The “Rural Online Initiative” [ROI] launches a pilot program on Oct. 7 for

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Home canning is a science, accuracy is crucial for safety

In southwest Missouri, food preservation is a time honored tradition for many families. However, if part of that tradition includes using old family recipes, it is wise to update to new recipes and methods according to Jennifer Nevatt, county engagement specialist in nutrition and health with University of Missouri Extension. “Food preservation is a science

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BBB tips donating for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world. Their goal is simple: to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to do your homework before donating. Before deciding which charity is going to receive your hard earned

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Good News for Missouri Task Force 1

I’m happy to announce that the President has signed my bill into law to support Missouri Task Force 1! My legislation, the National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639), which passed the House in April and the Senate in July, establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and

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Missouri Chamber recognizes Rep. Love as 2019 Business Champion

Commerce and Industry on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The Business Champion designation recognizes state lawmakers who supported policies during the 2019 Legislative Session to grow our economy and make Missouri a more competitive place to do business. The Missouri Chamber established its strategic initiative, Missouri 2030, to provide a consistent and focused direction for Missouri policymakers

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Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. MDC’s George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking offers a variety of low-cost native

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