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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: To God be the Glory for a wonderful day of worship and celebration for the 165th Anniversary of Elkton Baptist Church this past Sunday. Marla and I joined Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, in presenting resolutions to Pastor Kent Parson in recognition of this significant milestone for the church.

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Governor Greitens’ Statement on Donald Ruzicka’s Resignation from Missouri Board of Probation and Parole

Missouri Parole Board member Donald Ruzicka resigned from the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. Governor Eric Greitens released the following statement, “The reports of Mr. Ruzicka’s actions were disturbing. Playing games at parole board hearings is unacceptable behavior. I’m grateful to Board Chairman Kenny Jones and Director Anne Precythe for their leadership. Our criminal

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Despite their exotic beauty, water lilies are vigorous and easy to grow

Many admire them. Few grow them. Water lilies are the final frontier of the gardening world, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. While they may appear exotic and fragile, water lilies are tough and durable, Trinklein said. Many gardeners think they’re difficult to grow, but Trinklein says that is not the case. “Once

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Bee buzzes could help save them

According to recent studies, declines in wild and managed bee populations threaten the pollination of flowers in more than 85 percent of flowering plants and 75 percent of agricultural crops worldwide. Widespread and effective monitoring of bee populations could lead to better management; however, tracking bees is tricky and costly. Now, a research team led

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Savvy Senior®

How to hire a home helper Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require personal/physical caregiving nor does she require any home medical

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Ashcroft launches Missouri’s new voter ID law

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on June 1 announced Missouri’s new voter ID law is now in effect. Ashcroft began a statewide Voter ID Informational Tour on Monday, June 5, starting in Columbia, to meet with the public and media to inform and publicize Missouri’s Photo Voter ID law. In November 2016, Missourians passed

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: This past Saturday I had the experience of a lifetime attending and speaking at the 100th Anniversary of the re-dedication of the refurbished Missouri Monument at the Vicksburg National Park in Vicksburg, MS. This monument commemorates the Missourians that served on both sides of the Civil War. It is hard to describe

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Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion

As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane closures and delays for road repairs that generally are reserved for warmer weather. Researchers at the University of Missouri have studied systems to alleviate inevitable backups and delays. Researchers found

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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

The summer month of June is a great time to celebrate the health and flavor that fresh fruits and vegetables offer according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health education specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “Variety can be as important as quantity because each vegetable or fruit has its unique signature of healthy components –

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