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Family Farm Action calling on House for support

Ahead of a hearing for HB 2206, Tuesday, Family Farm Action has sent a letter to every member of the Missouri House of Representatives, encouraging them to sign on as a co-sponsor to legislation banning the foreign ownership of farmland in Missouri. The letter reads in part, “This bill would reinstate a decade’s long ban

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Tips on cleaning your closets during fall season

Whether you’re getting ready to sell a house, move or just want to make more room where you live, a garage sale can be a good way to get rid of unwanted items while realizing some cash. Start by attacking one closet or room at a time. If you decide to do it all it

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Order seedling trees and shrubs

The 2018-2019 Seedling Order Form for the George O. White State Forest Nursery is now available online at mdc.mo.gov.  You may order online, by mail or by fax.  The Vernon County Extension Office also has a limited supply of order forms.  No phone orders will be accepted. These seedlings, grown by the Missouri Department of

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Hartzler supports election security sanctions

Cites recent foreign tampering at University of Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) released the following statement regarding the President’s executive order to sanction nations that have interfered with U.S elections. “The actions by the White House are a necessary step to address foreign tampering in our elections. Election security is paramount to a strong and

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Marla and I attended a meeting in Osceola last Thursday evening on the ‘Blueprint for Development of Osceola Area Trails.’ The proposed trail is on Corps of Engineers owned land that is under the management of the Missouri Department Of Conservation. Everyone attending the meeting voted to get started on developing

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BBB Tips donating wisely to Hurricane Florence victims

In the wake of natural disasters like the destructive hurricanes currently dominating the news, many people are sympathetic to the victims and want to help them. There are plenty of pleas for help, ranging from BBB Accredited charities like the American Red Cross to crowd-sourcing sites set up to benefit individuals. But how do you

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Tips for fall exterior clean up

As leaves begin to fall and garden plants go to seed, homeowners may be thinking about hiring a lawn or landscape firm to clean up yards before winter. Better Business Bureau advises homeowners to check companies out carefully before hiring them, and ask for a contract that says what will be done and when. Some

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Governor Parson’s 100 Days of Accomplishments

Last week marked Governor Mike Parson’s 100th day as the Governor of Missouri after being sworn in June 1, 2018. During the first 100 days in office, Governor Parson signed a balanced state budget, appointed Mike Kehoe as the new Lieutenant Governor, signed the state’s largest single-year income tax cut, led Missouri’s drought relief efforts,

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House passes Hartzler provision to address student loan crisis

Last night the House passed H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Financial Counseling Act, which included a provision by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) that encourages schools to offer in-person counseling to students when they take out federal loans. The Empowering Students Through Financial Counseling Act ensures borrowers of a federal student loan receive interactive counseling

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MU Extension to offer leadership online

University of Missouri Extension has developed an innovative online program with the focus on building better leaders beginning Jan. 21, 2019 and ending April 8, 2019. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Leadership Online For Today is an interactive program that allows participants to improve communication skills, build relationships and networks, and develop a

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