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Rare fish, found only in Perry County, sheds light on improved water quality

A rare cave-dwelling fish is shedding new light on how farmers are improving water quality through cover crops and nutrient management. University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) say new nests of grotto sculpin are growing in caves in southeastern Missouri. The small, endangered fish lives only in Perry County caves.

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Do not be nervous about cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy, watercress, radish, arugula, horseradish, wasabi, Swiss chard, and Chinese cabbage. Does this list cause any unpleasant olfactory-related memories? “The good news is, that smell and slightly bitter taste is a sign these veggies contain health-promoting sulfur-containing phytochemicals call

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Seniors can sell their life insurance policies

If you’re struggling to make ends meet in retirement, you’re not alone. And when your income is limited and fixed, you do your best to cut out unnecessary expenses. One expense that can be tough for some seniors to manage is the premiums on their life insurance policies. Perhaps your carrier raised your premium unexpectedly,

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Hartzler votes to repeal, replace Obamacare

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler voted to advance the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill represents the first step in a three-step plan to overturn the Obamacare law. The AHCA passed the House and now heads to the Senate for approval. “Since Obamacare was implemented, it has been on

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: 2017 Session reaches final week with several unresolved priorities: As the Missouri House comes down to the final days of the 2017 legislative session, legislators have seen several of their top issues cross the finish line, but continue to wait for several other bills to receive approval from both chambers. To date

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Blunt now accepting U.S. Service Academy applications

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently announced that he is accepting applications to U.S. Military Service Academies from young Missourians. Nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy are available for qualified applicants. Applicants must be between 17 and 23 years of age, U. S.

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Blunt’s HIRE Vets Act Headed to the President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, today touted Senate passage of his Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Act. The bipartisan measure establishes a tiered recognition program within the Department of Labor to award employers based on their contributions to veteran employment. “Each year, nearly 200,000

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Be Smart; Be Brave; Be a Good Friend

Don’t let anyone drink and drive May 4-15 marks the annual Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety will take that time to encourage Missouri’s youth to be smart, be brave, and be a good friend by not letting anyone drink and drive. In 2016, 201 people were killed and 652 were

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Savvy Senior®

Choosing the best assisted living facility Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for choosing a quality assisted living facility for my mom? Her health and mental abilities have declined to the point that she can’t live alone anymore but isn’t ready for a nursing home either. Looking Around Dear Looking, If your mom

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