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Critical basement repairs call for careful research on contractors

If your basement is leaking or suffering from foundation issues, it can affect your whole house’s integrity, including structural decay, high humidity levels, and mold and mildew growth. It’s critical that you find a quality and trustworthy contractor to make these repairs — particularly after a storm, when unscrupulous contractors sometimes prey on homeowners in

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VICKY’S VIEW: The Best & Worst

Dear Friend, Last week I had the chance to see the best and worst of humanity when I traveled to Poland as part of a Congressional delegation. Some of the best of humanity came in seeing our U.S. troops stationed in Poland, partnering with a multinational group called the “Battle Group Poland” to act as

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians This past week the citizens of Wheatland have been struck with tragedy. Wheatland Mayor Harold “Rowdy” Rempfer and his wife, Julia, were killed in a vehicle accident on Saturday evening. Harold and Julia have been very active, giving members of their community and will be greatly missed. There will be a

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Governor Parson praises MO State Fair

It was a joy to see so many smiling faces while attending the Missouri State Fair. It was even more rewarding to see the large crowds of folks having fun, despite having to deal with the drought. This was a great time to remind ourselves, and the rest of the state, how important agriculture is

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Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. MDC’s George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tree and

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House Bill 1355 includes the most sweeping changes in more than a decade

A law reforming Missouri’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program to make it simpler for victims to apply for assistance and which expands eligibility for compensation took effect Tuesday, Aug. 28. The changes include allowing victims more time to report the crimes committed against them and removing a cap on payments for counseling services provided to victims.

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Tips on going back to school

When you decide to go back to school as an adult student, you will require a work area in your house. It is from there that you will be carrying on with your private studies. Therefore, you should set it in an area that’s free from distractions. Here are some tips to help you set

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In drought, byproduct feeds help cow herds on short pastures, hay

In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before. This drought has more feed grains available at possibly lower prices, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri beef economist. Missourians hard

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Applications open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship

Missouri Pork Association calls for applicants to Youth Pork Ambassador Program The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four year

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