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BBB tips to consider when buying from a rent-to-own business

Consumers struggling with inflation and ongoing supply chain issues may be considering renting, rather than purchasing, furniture and appliances. While the monthly charges may be enticing, consumers often wind up paying well over what the item is worth because of interest that is added to the purchase price. Those looking to purchase items through a

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How to shop for the right Medicare plan and avoid costly mistakes

Inflation is putting the squeeze on all Americans, but no one is feeling the pinch more than those on Social Security and Medicare who are on a fixed income. Over 64 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Once a year, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare offers all beneficiaries the opportunity to change their

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Senior Fitness: You May Have More Choices Than You Think

Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While most of us know that exercise is beneficial, fitness can be daunting, especially if you’re over 65 and want to be sure that you work out in a way that is safe and effective. The good news? Physical activity

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BBB checklist to keep safe during the winter months

The last thing anyone wants is to be left out in the cold when winter hits. By doing a few simple things, you can keep your family safe from the elements. Take steps to avoid waking up to a faulty heating system or frozen pipes. Plan ahead to make your vehicle reliable in adverse conditions.

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Drive stuffed, not intoxicated

MoDOT urges extra caution for holiday travelers As Missourians hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be cautious, patient and use good judgment behind the wheel. Impaired driving, distracted driving, excessive speeds, and increased traffic are just a few of the concerns

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Public invited to discuss priority unfunded transportation needs

Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset including 33,825 miles of roads and 10,387 bridges. The system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation. The Missouri Department of Transportation working with its statewide regional planning partners has identified $1 billion in annual unfunded needs. From the broader unfunded needs, MoDOT has developed

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PSC approves change in Evergy Missouri West RESRAM Charge

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West to adjust the Renewable Energy Standard Rate Adjustment Mechanism (RESRAM) charge that currently appears as a separate item on the monthly electric bills of Evergy Missouri West customers. The RESRAM charge is designed to recover costs

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OATS Transit Schedule Cedar County

To schedule a ride in Cedar County, call 660-827-2611 or 800-276-6287.  Calls must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Listed below is the transportation schedule for Cedar County. To Joplin: 1st Wednesday each month To Nevada: 1st Friday each month To Bolivar: 2nd Thursday & 3rd Friday each month To Springfield: 3rd Tuesday

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Prison Break

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Imagine this. Someone throws us into prison; unfairly and without good reason. But our faith in Jesus causes us to rise up in prayer during our darkest time. We pray and we praise continually, and then it happens. The doors of our prison swing open, our shackles are loosed, and

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BBB: Tips for preventing child identity theft

Receiving an unsolicited credit card application addressed to your child might seem odd on its face, but it may be a red flag that your child’s identity has been stolen. Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) cautions parents to know the signs and be vigilant about protecting their children’s personal information. This phenomenon is more common than

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