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5 steps for senior safety and emergency-preparedness

June is National Safety Month – an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions

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One Missourian’s story of sacrifice and silence

A column by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill It’s never too late to correct an injustice. That’s been a driving principle for me over the past few months, as I’ve investigated a stunning failure on the part of our government, and have worked to address that failure on behalf of one Missouri veteran. During World War

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Lt. Gov. Kinder’s staff to conduct listening post in El Dorado Springs

Staff from the office of Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will conduct a listening post at the Cedar County Library in El Dorado Springs on Monday, June 27. The listening session is an opportunity for residents to meet with the Lieutenant Governor’s staff and share their opinions about issues facing Cedar County and Missouri. • 4:30-5

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PARSON OPENS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS

Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Parson has opened his campaign headquarters at 623 S. Albany Ave. in Bolivar. The building originally was the Commerce Bank drive-through facility. “Stop in, get a yard sign, pick up information on the campaign or sign up to volunteer,” Parson said. “While I have visited nearly all of the 114 counties

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Vicky Hartzler column

Mourning a Tragedy We are reminded, sadly, this week that terrorism has reached our shores. I have been praying for the victims and their families in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando. The act of terrorism that was witnessed this past weekend is an unnerving reminder of the devastation extremist ideologies can bring and

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Law to increase access to opioid overdose antidote

Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1568 on June 21 to expand access to naloxone hydrochloride, a non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone has been approved by the FDA and can be administered by injection or via nasal spray. When administered in time, a dose of naloxone can reverse

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Savvy Senior®

Deciding what to do in retirement Dear Savvy Senior I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? Feeling Lost Dear Lost, This is a great question! Many

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Medicare 101

Are you 65 years of age or getting ready to turn 65?  Have you enrolled for Medicare? Are you confused about the coverage or enrollment periods? If so, plan on attending one of the Medicare 101 programs offered by Missouri CLAIM State Health Insurance Assistance Program and University of Missouri Extension. Medicare 101 is being

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Osteoporosis causes bone thinning in 1 of 4 women

by Becky Schreiber All women should know about osteoporosis. This bone-thinning condition develops silently over a period of many years and will affect one in four women over age 60. It is a major cause of fractures of the spine, hip, wrist and other parts of the skeleton. “The good news is that osteoporosis can

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