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Missouri SMP issues advisory about DNA, cancer tests scam

The Missouri (SMP) Senior Medicare Patrol is advising older adults to be wary of providers who offer free DNA, genetic or cancer testing in exchange for patients’ Medicare information. The Missouri SMP, which empowers seniors to prevent Medicare fraud, has received reports of salespeople going door to door in senior housing units to offer cancer

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Please watch out for MoDOT mowing crews

A sure sign of springtime: motorists will see tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other roadways. The Missouri Department of Transportation will start its annual mowing operations and is urging motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving equipment. MoDOT mows about 400,000 acres of grass each year, which is equivalent to 300,000

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Last Friday, I had an in-district opportunity to present a Resolution to Sugarfoot BBQ during the monthly Osceola Chamber Luncheon. Sugarfoot BBQ, in Osceola, was chosen as a recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year award by the Southwest Missouri Restaurant Association. They were awarded this accolade during the Southwest Missouri

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Hartzler Introduces Bipartisan Veteran Employment Bill

Measure expands veterans preference for Reserve, National Guard, and retired service members applying for federal positions Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today introduced the bipartisan Veterans Preference Parity Act, H.R. 2433, which would allow more Reserve, National Guard, and retired service members to receive preference when competing for federal jobs. “Whether in the Reserves, National Guard

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You don’t have to wear a cape to be a hero

Youth alcohol awareness campaign encourages smart choices. You don’t have to be from another planet or have a magic transformative word to be a super hero to your friends. Just help them choose a sober ride home. So many heroic options are available to prevent the dangerous and deadly act of driving under the influence

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BBB tips on finding a trustworthy gutter contractor

Clogged gutters can cause a variety of problems in rainy weather, such as major water damage to a home, and spring is an ideal time to clear them out. While some homeowners opt to clean their own gutters, many others hire a professional company to handle their gutters — whether they need to be cleaned,

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Easter weekend at our home is always very traditional. Our children and grandchildren come home for a big family gathering. Some of the weekend activities are fishing, planting the garden and burning a brush pile so the grandchildren can roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Then on Sunday morning we attend Hopewell

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Importance of regular hearing screening recommended

May is National Better Hearing Month and Experience Hearing Center encourages the public to be more aware of their hearing health with regular hearing screenings. “I encourage everyone to receive a baseline hearing evaluation by a licensed and certified hearing professional,” says Richard Leroux (la-roo), B.S., BC-HIS, a Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist.  “Hearing

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BBB tips on researching a contractor for your home

Spring is prime time for home projects. Maybe spring fever has you dreaming of ways to spruce up your home, inside or outside. Or maybe you find yourself making some repairs after a spring storm. Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial not to rush your search for a business to work on your home project.

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Learn to make arrowheads

Spring has sprung and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center has a full schedule of programs coming up in May to celebrate. Some programs require registration in advance so it’s important for nature center guests to familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the center at www.mdc.mo.gov/southwestevents. One of May’s events

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