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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: It’s finally official, Old Drum is Missouri’s Historic Dog.  Legislation (SB376) sponsored by Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg was signed into law last Friday by Governor Greitens.   I have co-sponsored and supported this effort for the last five years and Senator Hoskins has worked trying to get it across the finish

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MDC expands deer feeding ban to 41 counties in response to CWD

MDC expands deer feeding ban to 41 counties in response to CWD Placing food or minerals for deer is now prohibited in 12 more counties starting July 1 to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer from

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MDC reminds people to celebrate safely

Be careful with fireworks, campfires and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be extremely careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. Fireworks Don’t light fireworks in any areas where the sparks

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Hot weather and your health

While people of all ages should take steps to protect themselves from the sun, older people may need to take additional precautions.  Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness

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Come and get it

by Diane Olson Hot off the grill cheeseburgers, hot dogs and pork spare ribs…coming right up! Summertime is a favorite time for outdoor cooking, picnicking and family gatherings. Memorial Day unofficially serves as the kick-off of the summer season and this week’s July 4th celebrations will find outdoor dining in full swing with additional weeks

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McCaskill, who broke with her party to oppose EPA’s water rule, welcomes President Trump’s rollback

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who broke with her party to oppose the EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule to regulate waterways, and supported bipartisan legislation to roll it back, welcomed President Trump’s proposed rollback of that regulation. “I’ve never been shy about calling out our government when rules and regulations don’t work for Missouri,”

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Hartzler hosts Missourians in White House meeting with HHS Secretary Tom Price

Fourth District Missourians discuss how Affordable Care Act exchange will now leave them without a single insurer A group of Missourians from the Fourth District met with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to share their concerns about the continued implosion of the Affordable Care

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Blunt statement on Senate Draft Health Care Bill

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the discussion draft of the Senate health care bill: “Year after year, Missouri families have had to worry about their health plans being canceled, their options and access being taken away, and their premiums going up. In our state, 25 counties have no companies willing

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: What a great privilege it was to attend the memorial service for Charles William Thompson this past Saturday.  Navy Fireman 1st Class Thompson served in the Navy and lost his life in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.  With full military honors, he was buried next to his mother

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Care Connection options counselors helping seniors faced with benefit cut

A Missouri law that will eliminate about 64,000 Medicare recipients from the Missouri Rx prescription assistance program has prompted Care Connection for Aging Service’s options counselors to help a surge in clients who are losing coverage. Effective July 1, Missouri Rx will no longer provide benefits for those with Medicare Part D or Advantage coverage

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