Entrepreneurs find opportunity after the military in key cities

John Lentini carefully considered his career options after leaving the Navy. He decided to leverage the leadership skills fostered in the military by starting a business in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in search-engine optimization. “I had the infrastructure to do it, and there wasn’t a lot of competition,” says Lentini, owner of AshevilleSEO.org. “In Asheville,

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Study reveals new risks for diabetes patients

Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom free and not diagnosed with heart disease? Your gender, age and whether you have diabetes all affect the prevalence of certain kinds of peripheral vascular disease, which is a condition that affects the blood vessels, according to

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MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County Editors and webmasters – this release has a kill date of July 27. The plan will not be available online for input after July 31 so all usage of this release should occur early in the month if possible. The Missouri Department

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Take control of your finances

University of Missouri Extension, Family Financial Education Specialist Doug Scotten will be offering a free workshop, “Take Control of Your Finances.” The workshop will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday Aug, 17, in the Missouri Career Center, 621 East Highland Avenue, Suite 3, Nevada. You must be enrolled with jobs.mo.gov prior to

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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30. At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation

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Pressure canning testing available

Most county extension offices do pressure canning testing. Call your nearest county extension office to ask for details- Cedar County 276-3314, Vernon County 448-2560. It is recommended that the gauges be tested every year to ensure accuracy and safety. “An inaccurate gauge may prevent reaching the correct temperature for safe canning. If this happens, botulinum

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MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it

For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don’t give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations. Instead, buy firewood at or near the camping destination. Invasive, tree-killing pests can hitchhike in firewood, moving much

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Avoid heat-related illness

Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. Heat cramps usually occur as a result of heavy sweating,

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Gracie Cartwright to hit 89

Grace Cartwright will be 89 July 14. Birthday cards can by sent to El Dorado Springs Residential Care, 805 N. Jackson, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.

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Centuries-old database reveals clues on human reproductive habits, trends

by Molly Peterson When predicting future global population growth, sometimes scientists look to the past. Using a database with historical records that began in 871 A.D., an anthropologist at the University of Missouri was able to show reproductive patterns and shed new light on the “quantity-quality” trade-off, a biological concept used to describe a parent’s

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