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Hartzler visits 3rd annual Job Fair in Lebanon

Posted August 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Good Day,

I joined employers from throughout Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District for our third annual Job Fair in Lebanon, which brought together job creators and job seekers.

This event had proven to be very successful in the previous two years and this year was no exception. More than 40 companies and agencies met with out-of-work Missourians and those who are looking to advance their careers. 87 percent of the businesses attending this year’s Job Fair informed our office that they were either looking to hire immediately or plan on hiring in the next three months. The rest expect to add positions in the next six to nine months.

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    “Once mobility is lost, independence is often lost. The feeling of isolation can be overwhelming, and often physical and emotional health plummet,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “The good news is that the evidence is strong that we can head off immobility and perhaps avoid it altogether with

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    As you approach retirement, are you feeling good about your finances? Kudos to you if you feel comfortable with the amount you’ve saved. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you will manage your savings so it provides you with income throughout your retirement years.

    “Outliving retirement savings is a significant concern for Americans,” says Jennifer Putney, vice president of Total Retirement Solutions for Prudential Retirement. “In a recent survey, Prudential Retirement found that 71 percent of respondents fear they won’t have enough money to last a lifetime, and just one

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    Ask your doctor

    Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) don’t exhibit symptoms until the disease is advanced, according

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    'Do Nothing Senate' needs to do something

    Good Day,

    With summer winding down and an in-district work period underway, it is a good time to share some of the proposals I am pursuing on behalf of the good people of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District.

    While we have had success in addressing many of the concerns of the citizens of MO-4, challenges remain. But I am committed to continuing to find solutions to the problems confronting our

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    Program to explore history of Kansas City organized crime

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the Missouri State Archives, a division of his office, will host a program exploring the history of organized crime in Kansas City. The program, to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Terence O’Malley speaking about his new book and documentary, Black Hand Strawman: The History of Organized Crime in Kansas City.

    From 1900 through the 1980s, Kansas City was home to one of the most effective crime organizations in the United States. Black Hand Strawman explores this history, from the early years

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    This was truly a team effort, and we were proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends from other agriculture organizations, members of the Missouri Congressional delegation, statewide elected officials and members of the Missouri General Assembly.

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    Beware of hungry bears

     

    Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

    Throughout most of the year, Missouri’s black bear population is nearly invisible. Naturally fearful of humans, they prefer to mind their own business, foraging for natural foods in fields and forests. But summer can be a lean time for bears. They lose most of their fat reserves during the winter

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