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Make sure to check your Facebook privacy settings

As you scroll through your Facebook feed, you see a quiz that might be fun to take. After all, who doesn’t want to know what which Pokemon they might be or what character in that popular TV show with which they most identify. Answer a few questions and all of the sudden, you know that

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In praise of peas: Pick early planting date for most pleasing flavor

Few things match the culinary delight of fresh peas from the family garden, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Peas are tastiest immediately after being picked, before too much of the sugar converts to starch. For the same reason, peas that mature in cool weather are tastier than those harvested after temperatures rise.

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Savvy Senior®

How to search for forgotten 401K money Dear Savvy Senior How do I find an old 401(k) that I think I contributed money to at a former employer? Approaching Retirement Dear Approaching, If you think you may have lost track of a 401(k) retirement account, you aren’t alone. As Americans jump from job to job,

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6 tips to reduce confusion in older patients after surgery

The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as nausea, chills or muscle

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Losing a tree

by Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist The old elm tree in the front yard may be more like an old friend than a landscaping asset. You may remember when your children played under its branches. Or maybe your grandfather planted it when he first settled here. But time and disease have taken

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians It has been an enjoyable week attending several different community functions throughout the district.  Everyone is busy celebrating the arrival of Spring with activities and fundraisers.  I attended a media event in Lowry City on Tuesday hosted by the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission.  With the diligent work of KBRPC, the

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Hartzler Introduces Bill to Safeguard America’s Skies

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) introduced H.R. 5366, theSafeguarding America’s Skies Act, which would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to detect, track, and engage with drones that pose a security risk to agency facilities and assets. “Over the last several years, advances in drone technology have provided efficient and effective

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Tyson Poultry fined $2 million for violating Clean Water Act

Tyson Poultry Inc. was sentenced in federal court in Springfield to pay a $2 million criminal fine, serve two years of probation and pay $500,000 to directly remedy harm caused when it violated the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department announced. The charges stemmed from discharges at Tyson’s slaughter and processing facility in Monett that

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Statement by MO Farm Bureau president regarding rural revitalization package

“Governor Greitens’s announcement of a rural revitalization package is great news for our state. Improving access to broadband, fulfilling obligations to biodiesel producers, improving ports and promoting water quality initiatives will indeed strengthen rural communities. “With an annual economic contribution of more than $88 billion, agriculture and related industries is the engine that drives communities

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