Savvy Senior®

Deciding what to do in retirement Dear Savvy Senior I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? Feeling Lost Dear Lost, This is a great question! Many

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Medicare 101

Are you 65 years of age or getting ready to turn 65?  Have you enrolled for Medicare? Are you confused about the coverage or enrollment periods? If so, plan on attending one of the Medicare 101 programs offered by Missouri CLAIM State Health Insurance Assistance Program and University of Missouri Extension. Medicare 101 is being

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Osteoporosis causes bone thinning in 1 of 4 women

by Becky Schreiber All women should know about osteoporosis. This bone-thinning condition develops silently over a period of many years and will affect one in four women over age 60. It is a major cause of fractures of the spine, hip, wrist and other parts of the skeleton. “The good news is that osteoporosis can

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Effort to save historic Route 66 bridge

by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park. Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to

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Missouri frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer — and one fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after.

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SBU releases spring graduate, honor roll lists

Southwest Baptist University has released its Spring 2016 graduate and honor roll lists. Graduate: Katelynn Stewart, El Dorado Springs – Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude. Honor roll: Brooke Bland, Trustees’ List; Cameron Collins, Trustees’ List and Emily Jones, El Dorado Springs, Trustees’ List.

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Hummingbirds gone from feeders?

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) natural history biologist. “Many people see ruby-throated hummingbirds

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TOPS ten steps for a healthy summer

TOPS CHAPTER 319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ Sanctuary on Thursday June 16. Our leader, Robbie, opened the meeting with a funny story. She is now finally free of all the medical stuff and she and her husband, Norman, were going to Sam’s Club.  She got out of the pickup and

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RETIRED TEACHERS AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association (SORSEA) recently presented scholarships in the amount of $2,700 each to seven students. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Nellie Nicholas Memorial Teaching Scholarship funds. Receiving scholarships were Bailee Bybee – nursing education at MSU, Kala Kenney – history at SBU, Ronnie Bohrer –

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Last church service at Schell City United Methodist Church

by Helen Ellerman Connie Locke ate lunch with her father, Ben Locke, at Nevada Wednesday, June 15. Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, June 19. Brother Jon Caudle Jr.’s sermon was taken from Luke 9. Brother Jon Caudle Sr., who had been in the hospital, was back and able to teach

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