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Hartzler selected as top GOP member of Tactical Air & Land Forces subcommittee

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) this week was selected as the ranking member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee. As the lead Republican, Hartzler’s subcommittee has jurisdiction over ammunition programs, the majority of Army and Air Force acquisition programs, Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, and the National

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians My in-district day last Friday began at the El Dorado Springs High School. Each year, Mr. Robert Jansen invites me to speak to students in the Civics classes. One of my favorite things to do as a state representative is share with students about how our state government operates and representatives’

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Feral hogs a persistent problem

Coincidentally, I conducted this interview about the feral hog problem last Thursday with Alan Leary, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Interim Wildlife Management Chief – Ozark Unit, Missouri Department of Conservation. Then on Friday, I received a full article on the topic from the MDC. Here is what Mr. Leary told the Sun: Feral hogs first started

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What Medicare covers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) affects more than 12 million Americans. Even more frightening, another 12 million Americans may have the disease without knowing it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COPD was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2014. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse

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Start holiday plant care now for blooms next Christmas

Holiday plants will live to bloom another year with proper care, said University of Missouri Extension state horticulturist David Trinklein. Now is the time to start that care. Plants such as amaryllis and Christmas cactus received as gifts this past Christmas can be forced to re-bloom next holiday season. They truly are “gifts that keeps

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BBB tips to protect you from falling for job scams

Hunting for a job is never easy, which is one good reason to be skeptical of emails or other solicitations appearing out of the blue, offering you employment or promising easy money. A colleague recently began receiving emails for engineer jobs in India, despite the fact that she has no engineering skills and doesn’t live

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Workshop to explain Missouri’s complex fence laws

An MU Extension program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held from 6:30to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Feb. 21. The meeting will be hosted by the Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council in the El Dorado Springs High School Agriculture Classroom at 921 Park Street. Fee for the workshop is $15 per

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Missouri’s 100th General Assembly convened last week with mostly ceremonial and introductory activities including formally electing leadership, adopting rules, and establishing committees. Legislators in the Missouri General Assembly have filed over 900 bills so far. One of the bills I have filed is HB159.  This bill exempts the current $250 outdoor

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Supporting Border Security

This week, I led a group of my Congressional colleagues in what is known as a Special Order – an opportunity to speak out on an issue of great importance to the American people for an hour on the House floor after votes. The topic was border security. We are on the 28th day of

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Everyday Life Customs in the Early History of the Ozarks

Marriage, funerals, hunting and religion were also subject to unique customs in the Ozarks according to David Burton, county engagement specialist in community development with University of Missouri Extension. Marriage Regarding courtship and marriage customs, early Ozarkers referred to courting as “they’re talking.” Ozarkers also believed it was best to get married in a room

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