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BBB tips on finding a trustworthy air conditioning contractor

In the heat of summer, air conditioning isn’t just a matter of comfort – it’s often a matter of health, especially for people who are elderly or have medical conditions. This makes air conditioning a crucial home repair. It’s also a costly repair, and it’s important to hire a contractor you trust. Nationally, Better Business

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‘Desk Dining’ has downsides for health and nutrition

Thousands of Americans do it every day: have lunch at their work desk. According to the American Dietetic Association, a majority of Americans do not have time for a regular lunch break. In fact, the ADA estimates that as many as 70 percent of Americans eat lunch at their desk several times per week. According

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Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico. Lampyridae (fireflies) in the order Coleoptera (beetles) Description: There are a number of firefly species in our state. The adults of most species are readily identified by their brown or black, soft bodies, somewhat leathery forewings, and a usually red or orange pronotum (a shieldlike plate)

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The Arc of Missouri Educational Conference

The Arc of Missouri will be hosting their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Columbia. This year’s conference topic will be on managed care as it relates to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Join us at the one-day conference it to learn how this will affect the I/DD population. Individuals with disabilities,

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BBB warns of vacation rental scams

With summer officially under way, consumers may be dreaming about vacations or weekend getaways. Travelers should do their homework and book smart when it comes to flights and accommodations. Nationally, Better Business Bureau (BBB) processed more than 5,000 complaints about travel agencies and services in 2018. Many consumers report in these complaints that they were

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Stinky fact

Stinkbugs spray a funky fluid from their undersides, leaving those who bother them drenched in stench. The smell is so terrible, if a stinkbug drops a bomb in a tight space, it sometimes suffocates itself. From MDC.

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Friday I went to Osceola High School and had the opportunity to speak at an officer training meeting for the 2019-20 Osceola FFA students and their Advisor Charles Simpson. I discussed an issue that is very controversial with some of my Cedar County constituents, Senate Bill 391. Senate Bill 391

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USDA Jobs Come to Kansas City

I am thrilled to share that two agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon be calling the Kansas City-area home. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week that the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated to the Kansas City region! Many of

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MDC reminds people to celebrate safely

As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be 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 could ignite dry grass, leaves, or other potential fire fuel. Always have an approved fire extinguisher

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Seatbelts work

Jocelin Hill, 12, suffered minor injuries even though she was wearing a seatbelt when the southbound 2001 Jeep Cherokee Alesha C. Hill, 34, was driving on Hwy. HH three miles south of El Dorado Springs traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. The driver was also

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