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Blunt, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan HIRE Vets Act

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.), members of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, recently introduced the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Act. The measure establishes a tiered recognition program within the Department of Labor to award employers based on their contributions to veteran employment. “America’s service members and veterans

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Plant rhubarb, the pie plant, in March

Fans of the popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” know that rhubarb cures life’s ailments. When life cannot get any worse, “one little thing can revive a guy, and that is a piece of rhubarb pie,” according to the show’s creator, Garrison Keillor. Whether that is truth or fiction, rhubarb is known as

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Crawford endorsed by Missouri Farm Bureau State PAC for Senate

Trustees of the Missouri Farm Bureau Endorsement Committee representing the State Senate’s 28th District have endorsed State Rep. Sandy Crawford (R) for State Senate. The trustees met during the organization’s PAC meetings Feb. 27 in Jefferson City. Crawford, of Buffalo, currently represents the 129th District in the House and is running for the unexpired senate

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Tips to get the most out of your HSA dollars

Millions of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans rely on health savings accounts to help them manage the costs of health care. If you’re among them, you know how important it is to maximize the value you get out of every HSA dollar. If you don’t yet have an HSA, you may qualify for one

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American Legion Auxiliary aims to improve veterans’ lives

Eva Wallace never enlisted in the U.S. military, has never been on active duty and never endured life-altering injuries protecting American freedoms. However, as a military spouse she has found another important way to serve our country – advocating for veterans’ rights. Each February, Wallace and more than 500 other members of The American Legion

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The top 10 sources of hidden salt and how they hurt your health

A typical soup and sandwich lunch can seem like a healthy meal. However, the bread, cold cuts and soup can be packed with something that can have a negative impact on your overall wellness: salt. “Even meals that seem healthy, like a turkey sandwich with a side of cottage cheese, can have high levels of

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Plant and eat a rainbow of vegetables and fruits

Plan to eat a rainbow when you map out your vegetable garden this spring. “Vegetables and fruits in a rainbow of colors give the nutrients needed for good health,” says Janet Hackert, regional nutrition and health education specialist for University of Missouri Extension. “Red strawberries will all too soon be blooming and growing,” Hackert says.

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: My in-district day on Friday actually turned out to be an out-district day at the KWTO Radio Station in Springfield.  I joined Representatives Lynn Morris and Jeff Messenger who host “Morning Coffee with Your Representatives.” This radio program reaches out all over Southwest Missouri and is broadcast weekly on Friday mornings from

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