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BBB tips: Avoiding tricks while Halloween shopping

Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but shopping for decorations and costumes shouldn’t be a scary experience. Shoppers should rely on trusted merchants and research unfamiliar stores or websites before buying. BBB received 88 complaints last year, and received 40 complaints so far in 2021, about masquerade costume businesses, which include Halloween stores

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Do You Know My Jesus?

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Have you met someone the world might consider famous? I’ve met a few over the years. Mostly Christian music artists, authors, and speakers. During my time on the board of Light The Way Ministry, I got to meet a few famous musicians. I’ve even worked with a famous author on

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Basic Event Planning Steps for the Neighborhood

So you volunteered to plan the neighborhood July 4th parade, but you have no idea how to start? Do not panic. Here are some basic steps on how to plan an event. Follow these steps – and apply some elbow grease and time — and you should have an event that leaves your attendees ready

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NFL ran a marathon on Sunday

By: Grant Gorden Across two continents, four time zones and 14 games, the league’s Week 5 Sunday was the longest day of NFL football in the last 50 years, per NFL Research. From kickoff in London for the Atlanta Falcons’ win over the New York Jets to the end of the Buffalo Bills’ victory against

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BBB: Before going pink, take time to think

Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings with it a wave of appeals to donate to breast cancer charities. BBB advises consumers to research charities and cause-related products carefully before making a donation or buying a pink-ribbon product. “Breast cancer is a serious threat to the health of women as well as men,” said Stephanie Garland, Better

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Care Connection can help with Medicare Part D enrollment

Care Connection for Aging Services is accepting appointments to help older adults compare Medicare Part D plans when open enrollment begins Oct. 15. The agency has certified options counselors who can provide personalized comparisons of Medicare Part D (drug coverage) and Advantage (Medicare replacement) plans for beneficiaries in all its 13 West Central Missouri counties.

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Blunt receives Australia’s highest civilian recognition

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia is the nation’s highest civilian recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The award was presented by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. “Australia is one of our closest friends, strongest

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