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Governor Parson calls special election for House of Representative vacancies

Governor Mike Parson called for a special election to fill four House of Representative vacancies due to the resignation of Representatives Brandon Ellington, DaRon McGee, Cora Faith Walker, and Bruce Franks Jr. “We greatly appreciate the service of Representatives Ellington, McGee, Walker, and Franks to the State of Missouri,” Governor Parson said. “We will work

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The test every kid needs before going back to school

Before schedules get too hectic, experts say that parents should prioritize a visit to the eye doctor this back-to-school season. “An annual comprehensive eye exam is essential for optimal wellness, as well as ensuring your child reaches his or her full academic potential,” says Dr. Jennifer Wademan, VSP network eye doctor. The incidence of visual

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Nuclear Energy is Green Solution for Missouri

by Ron Boyer Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Aesop vividly illustrated the foolishness of killing the goose that lays golden eggs.  Some of us feel we are observing the modern-day version of that fable when it comes to the Green New Deal (GND).  The GND proposes to decommission all U.S. nuclear power plants within ten years. 

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BBB warns about College ID theft

For college freshmen leaving home for the first time, summer can be a frenzied time of shopping for dorm room essentials, packing up clothes and saying goodbye to high school friends. In the midst of this hustle and bustle, parents need to make time to talk to their students about money and protecting themselves against

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Local lawmaker’s bill passes both House and Senate

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s (MO-04) legislation supporting Missouri Task Force 1 was cleared through the Senate and sent on its way to the White House. Hartzler’s bill, the National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639), which passed the House in April, establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and

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Putting on New Clothes

Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC Almost all of us enjoy putting on new clothes. It makes us feel improved. It helps us bring out our best. It is nice to help us have those new clothes to show off our best features. The Apostle Paul, in Colossians 3 speaks about putting on new clothes, the

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A Non-Realistic Minimum Wage

I enjoyed speaking to MO Employment Supports and Advocacy clients and families about my support of them, sheltered workshops, and the need to preserve choices for disabled workers and their families. Recently in Missouri, voters voted on the state level to increase the minimum wage to $8.60 in 2019. The change in minimum wage will

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Happiness is a Choice

Larry Sorrell, Rockville, Trinity UMC In Luke 12:13-15, someone from a crowd asks of Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus responded to him by asking, “Who made me the judge in this matter?” He then went on to tell the parable of the man, who in greed, tore down

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University of Missouri Extension to offer Mental Health First Aid Training

On Saturday, Aug. 3, University of Missouri Extension will offer Mental Health First Aid training in Nevada. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course will give people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. One in

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