Going Green Isn’t Just Talk for U.S. Agriculture

by Robert Giblin Since the U.S. marked the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the environmental impacts of agriculture have been pushed to the forefront of consumer attention, and momentum is increasing. So is the dramatic, measurable progress that U.S. agriculture is making on reducing environmental impacts. Lots of things sound green, often ignoring

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Missouri’s legislature approves a modest expansion of Medicaid

by MDN Staff Elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients would be allowed to possess more assets under a measure sent to the governor in the legislature’s final week. Currently, a Medicaid recipient is allowed to possess no more than $1,000 in assets. A person is disqualified from the health-coverage program if that limit is exceeded. Under

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MO’s legislature passes tougher requirements

by MDN Staff More types of infections would have to be reported to hospitals and included in the information posted on the Health Department’s website under a measure given final approval by the Senate Tuesday, April 26. The bill’s sponsor – Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph – said making the infection rate information public would

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Savvy Senior®

How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan Dear Savvy Senior I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Medicare Shopper Dear Shopper, Medicare Advantage plans have become increasingly popular among retirees over the past

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Radar, bed sensors help health providers detect problems early

by Molly Peterson Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults “age in place” has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents. Now, two new studies demonstrate how

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El Dorado Springs Middle School awards 2015-2016

6th Grade Science Elliott Carpenter Taylynn Culbertson 6th Grade Social Studies Daelen Savage William McKinney Reese Shaaf Morgan Mitchell Kaylynne McCullick Dillion Hargrove Elliot Carpenter Nathan Adams Tevi Gurly Zachary Waggoner Jaison Tucker Abby Larsen 6th Grade English Kaelin Cooper William McKinney Kaytlynn Moore Dani Ogle Dillon Hargrove Carolyn Huff Abby Larsen Kaylynn McCullick Keylie

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Gardening to distraction

Crawl Space Bees Of all of the calls for help with bees this spring, this one stands out because of where the bees ended up, in a house crawl space. My beekeeping friend, David Draker, and I tend to answer calls together and this one initially seemed typical. The caller had spotted bees going into

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Do you remember Decoration Day?

by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen Mt. Zion Home Bible study meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Tom and Beverly Pelkey home to study the Bible with eight in attendance. Finding news two times in five day is not in the Mt. Zion area. In our area MODOT has been mowing the road

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LILLIAN SUNDERWIRTH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The 2016 Recipients for the Lillian Sunderwirth Scholarhip were honored with a reception by the Order of the Eastern Star on Tuesday evening, May 24, 2016. Besides the recipients there were many family members present along with several Eastern Star members.  There were 19 recipients and those present for the picture included (Front row, from

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