Social security options for divorced spouses Dear Savvy Senior As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced Dear Divorced, Yes, you may very well be eligible for divorced spouses Social Security benefits if you
Long before plug-in air fresheners and scented candles, people used plants to make their homes more livable by masking unpleasant odors. Herbs served that purpose very well and frequently were strewn over floors, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Walking on herbs’ aromatic foliage released their fragrances. Additionally, many herbs were thought to
An exotic pest that hitchhikes on train cars, trucks and boats could suck the life out Missouri crops. Spotted lanternfly has the potential to establish populations in Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice. It damages soybean, corn and hops, as well as fruit and ornamental trees. According to MU Extension
New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. Cards will be mailed automatically and free of charge. People should be wary of anyone calling to offer assistance with the cards or to request money or personal information, says Brenda Procter, University of Missouri associate extension professor. “Any time changes are
Weddings, reunions and other events often mean you need a new outfit, even if your budget is tight. Heaven forbid you should wear the same dress to multiple weddings for close friends or relatives. You may be tempted to click on the next ad that pops up on your email or Facebook, promising to deliver
How businesses access working capital has shifted, as traditional methods haven’t kept pace with the speed of business. Growth is one of the biggest indicators of small business success. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), more than 500,000 businesses have between 20 and 99 employees as of 2014. These established businesses are in the
This is a great time to cover basics on food safety as the summer picnicking and grilling season begins according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Whether you are at the lake, picnicking at the park or having friends over for a barbecue, the last thing you want
Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger My cousin Jacob and I have had an ongoing, yet innocent battle over the latest gadget for years. It usually starts with him purchasing the newest electronic and kindly taunting me about it. I remember one year he and his wife had bought a flat panel television, back when that was
What: Missouri AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Science and Health (MASH) Camp open to students for Summer 2018. Learn about science in the medical field and various health careers with hands-on experiments and lab activities. When and Where: Bolivar Camp for 9th-12th grade students – June 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Governor Eric Greitens signed SCR 49, which moves the referendum on a Freedom to Work law from the November general election to the August primary ballot. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Missouri is open for business. With strong conservative reforms like Freedom to Work, we’ve been able to help create more jobs and higher pay.