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BBB warns of scammers impersonating census workers

With the 2020 U.S. Census approaching, consumers should guard their identity against fraudulent requests for their personal information by phone, by email or in person while complying with official government requests for information. Census forms have begun printing and will hit consumers’ mailboxes in spring 2020. In areas where mail delivery is difficult or nonexistent,

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians The 59th Annual Osceola Labor Day Rodeo is now a memory. My “Hats Off” to all the volunteers of the St. Clair County Saddle Club and the Osceola Chamber for another great weekend. I especially want to thank the Saddle Club for allowing me to carry and post the Missouri State

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BBB tips finding a trustworthy home inspector

When you’re about to buy a home, having that home inspected is a critical step in the purchase process. Only a thorough, professional inspection of the home’s physical structure and mechanical condition, from roof to foundation, can uncover the issues you’ll need to watch for as a homeowner and potentially discuss with the seller. Home

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Sunday afternoon, Marla and I attended an 80th Birthday Celebration for Karl Allison at the Church of Christ in El Dorado Springs. Karl, his wife Earline and their children own and operate many businesses in El Dorado Springs. Small businesses are very important to our communities. They contribute to the

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Finding Happiness

Pastor Laryy Sorrells, Rovkville, Trinity UMC I have recently been researching the topic of happiness. What does it take to be happy? What makes a happy life? I then discovered a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that made me rethink where I was going with my research. Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not

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Pawpaw Field Day Sept. 20 at MU Southwest Center

Recently named the Missouri State Fruit, PawPaws are good on the tongue and in landscapes Sometimes called the Ozark Banana, the pawpaw was recently declared the Missouri State Fruit by lawmakers. This native Missouri fruit deserves the distinction according to Patrick Byers, field specialist in horticulture with University of Missouri Extension. “The pawpaw is particularly

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BBB tips choosing a trustworthy tutor for your student

With school starting, now is a great time to consider what tutoring needs your child might have during the year ahead, whether it’s catching up in a subject area or preparing for a standardized test. “Your child’s academic needs are paramount, but many different options can meet those needs,” says Stephanie Garland, Better Business Bureau

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MO agriculture groups’ statement regarding Senate Bill 391

The following is a joint statement by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Soybean Association, and Missouri Corn Growers Association: The legal system is being misused by those determined to stifle Missouri farm and ranch families from opportunities to grow and keep future generations on the farm. This frivolous lawsuit is

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Down on the Farm

Agriculture is Missouri’s predominant industry and MO-4 is one of the most rural districts in our state and country. With that as a backdrop, I set out on my annual Farm Tour to highlight agricultural operations throughout our district. Day 1 launched my 15-stop Farm Tour at the Lenz Brothers Dairy Farm near Bunceton. The

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Monday, I was honored to present a Resolution to Ken and Sue Molzahn for their outstanding display of Revolutionary War-Era flags. I want to extend my thanks to them for hosting a lovely ceremony on their property in Collins. We were joined by many including representatives from many Chapters of

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