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BBB tips for weightloss in 2019

If this is your year to take control of your weight and fitness, more power to you. Most likely, you’ll need a commitment to exercise regularly. Better Business Bureau has tips to help you determine which gym or health club is the best place to keep you on track. Make sure you’re healthy enough for

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Savvy Senior®

Strength training tips for seniors Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve fallen several times over the past year and my doctor has recommended that I start a strength-training program to help prevent future falls. But at age 72, I’ve never lifted weights before and could use some help. What can you tell me? Looking for Help Dear

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Holiday break perfect time to teach children about gardening

Christmas break is the perfect time to unwrap gardening fun with children, says Donna Aufdenberg, University of Missouri Extension specialist in horticulture. Plan for spring by making seed tapes. “Children can paste seeds on 1- to 2-inch-wide strips of newspaper or paper towels using white glue or a flour-and-water mixture,” Aufdenberg says. Small seeds such

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Ways winter can kill you

Cold weather causes 17 times as many deaths as hot weather, according to a 2015 study of 13 countries, leading to hypothermia, frostnip and frostbite, heart and breathing risks, and ice-related risks of falling, among other dangers. Here’s how to stay safe. Shovel right to protect your heart People with underlying heart or circulatory disease

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In rural Missouri, going to jail isn’t free, you pay for it

by Mark Horvit On a typical Thursday in November, in a rural circuit court slightly northeast of Kansas City in Kingston, people trickle in and out of a largely empty courtroom. They come for a variety of reasons: speeding tickets, driving without a license, car accidents and occasionally more serious crimes. But at the end

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BBB Tips on returning gifts after the holidays

We know you may not have opened your gifts yet, but there are bound to be some disappointments – clothes that are the wrong size, items you already have or something that’s just plain ugly. Returning or exchanging presents has become part of the holiday routine for many of us. The good news? You can

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Vicky Hartzler column

We have a Farm Bill! On Wednesday the House passed a finalized conference report, which I have worked on for over the last four months, that will provide our farmers and ranchers with much needed economic certainty. The bill ensures consumers continue to enjoy the safest, most abundant food supply in the world by improving

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Doing as much ranch work as possible, I am preparing for the start of session on January 9th. Fortunately, the temperature has warmed up this week, and I have been able to get a lot accomplished. This year’s session will mark the beginning of the 100th General Assembly for the State

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State releases November 2018 General Revenue report

State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today net general revenue collections for November 2018 decreased 9.1 percent compared to those for November 2017, from $743.8 million last year to $676.5 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2018 fiscal year-to-date decreased 4.9 percent compared to November 2017, from $3.62 billion last year to $3.44

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BBB tips on buying holiday gift cards

As the number of holiday shopping days ticks down, you may be considering gift cards for friends or relatives who have everything or those who live far away. Gift cards are an easy solution to people who are hard-to-please or already have everything. And they’re everywhere – at the drugstore, supermarket, quick shop and department

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