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BBB: tips on buying a used car in a pandemic

Buying a used car can be a smart financial decision, especially if your budget is limited. However, failing to do your homework before you buy can put you in a disastrous or even dangerous situation. Nationally, Better Business Bureau (BBB) receives thousands of complaints about used car dealers every year. In Eastern and Southwest Missouri

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Parson proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention month in Missouri

“As a former law enforcement officer, I understand the devastating impact abuse and neglect can have on a child’s life. It is critical that we continue to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and remind Missourians that children are relying on us to protect them,” Governor Parson said. “I also want to thank the many

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State vaccinators administer more than 300,000 vaccines in seven days

State of Missouri vaccination teams supporting mass and targeted vaccination events across the state have now administered more than one-quarter million vaccines to Missourians. This total is in addition to vaccines administered by high throughput health centers, local public health agencies, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, and other community enrolled providers. “Our state teams have

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

This week was a great time to meet with my constituents.  I enjoy visiting with people from all parts of my district to discuss the issues that concern them.  As the halls of the State Capitol start to return to normal, I hope you would stop by my office should you be in Jefferson City.

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Citizens of the 125th District

House Approves Legislation to Protect Victims from Their Abusers (HB 744) The members of the Missouri House gave strong bipartisan support to legislation that would allow victims of abuse to obtain lifetime orders of protection against extreme, obsessive abusers. The bill’s sponsor said the legislation “would end the necessity for victims to have to return

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Ruby-throated hummingbird arrive in April

We think of them as frequent visitors at nectar feeders, in parks and in gardens, but these tiny insectivores also live in forests and forest edges, near streams and other wooded places. Their tiny nests are built on tree branches, made of spider web and lichen and lined with plant down. The hummingbird family is

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Critical basement repairs call for careful research on contractors

If your basement is leaking or suffering from foundation issues, it can affect your whole house’s integrity, including structural decay, high humidity levels, and mold and mildew growth. It’s critical that you find a quality and trustworthy contractor to make these repairs — particularly after a storm, when unscrupulous contractors sometimes prey on homeowners in

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Be a Mason: Making a difference

Part 2 of 3 Having friends wherever you go Who becomes a Mason: accountants, businessmen, teachers, contractors professionals and laborers. Masons are good men from all walks of life and all levels of income. They represent every race, creed and culture. In Masonry, it doesn’t matter whether a man is a bricklayer or a physician,

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

Many legislative proposals were discussed at length.  Two of those bills that received first round approval from the Missouri Senate are Senate Bill 120 & Senate Bill 327. Senate Bill 120 contains a number of provisions relating to our military. This measure would name November as “Military Family Month,” make changes to the term “military

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