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Time to talk turkey: Tips for Thanksgiving flavor, safety

This Thanksgiving, millions of people who do not cook on a regular basis will enter their kitchens to roast a mega-size bird, and concoct a dozen delicious side dishes. “Expectations can be high, time short, and experience lacking. That can be a recipe for a stress-filled day,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health

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Savvy Senior®

Solo travel savings tips for retirees Dear Savvy Senior Can you recommend some good travel companies that offer good deals for single travelers? I’ve taken a couple tours since I retired a few years ago, but the single-supplement fee really cuts into my budget. Solo Sally Dear Sally, Solo traveling is a growing trend among

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Sunday would have been my 9th year to saddle my horse and take him by trailer to the Pioneer Heritage Days in Warsaw.  However, a steady, cold rain changed my plans.  Each year I have been delivering the circuit riding preacher’s message to the exhibitors and guests outside on the slope

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Hartzler bill to improve FEMA relief efforts signed into law

President Trump signed into law the FEMA Relief Improvement Act (H.R. 1117), a measure sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) aimed at increasing the reliability of FEMA’s services following disasters. The law ensures disaster victims receive better guidance, more accurate information, and greater service from FEMA during emergencies and natural disasters. “There are already enough

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Puzzled about Medicare? Let CLAIM help you

Free Medicare counseling and open enrollment events occurring across Missouri Medicare beneficiaries can change their coverage during open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the only time most people can change their Part D prescription-drug plans and/or Medicare Advantage plan. The many options to choose from and the alphabet soup of Medicare

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CLAIM counselors will be in Cedar County

El Dorado Springs Nov. 2 – 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. El Dorado Springs Center, 604 S. Forrest There are limited spaces available at this enrollment session – reservations are encouraged. For more information, call CLAIM at 1-800-390-3300. About CLAIM CLAIM is a program of the Missouri Department of Insurance through a grant from the Administration

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Pumpkin power: Nutrient dense and easily prepared

Pumpkins make a great fall decoration, jack-o-lantern, and pie. However, pumpkins lend themselves to a large variety of cooking methods, both sweet and savory. “Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, from the flowers and skin to the seeds,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Whether a person is carving

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Reduce utility bill up to 25 percent

With finances tight, everyone seems to be looking to save money this coming winter according to Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “No one thing will magically cut energy expenses a lot, but attention to many little things can all help add up to greatly-reduced costs,” said Schultheis. The place

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to launch Buy Missouri program

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will launch a new statewide program called “Buy Missouri” next week. The program will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy. “Our state has hundreds of quality products, and deserve the recognition that Buy Missouri will bring to them”, said Lieutenant Governor Mike

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Last Thursday, Marla and I attended a fundraiser at the Appleton City Train Depot with a potato bar luncheon.  While we were there we watched a coal train come through on its way to the Kansas City Power and Light power plant in Montrose.  Sadly, this may be one of the

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