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4 things you can do today to support your heart health

On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart – literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted by Harris

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: I hurried home after session last Thursday, Jan. 26, just in time to do about an hour’s worth of choring the livestock.  I then drove over to Lowry City for an Open House Study on Highway Route 13 Intersection improvements.  There are 25 intersections between Clinton and Springfield with high crash rates. 

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A place to call home

The 2017 legislative session is in full swing. It is an honor to preside over the Missouri Senate, and to give all members an opportunity to be heard and debate on issues facing our state. The days (and often nights) are long, but the work is needed. We still have a long way to go,

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Check out MoDOT’s citizen’s guide

by Estil Fretwell “Winters aren’t as bad as they used to be,” I remember my Dad saying. “It would snow so much that drifts would cover the fences. When the sun melted the top of the snow during the day and it froze overnight, we would ice skate on the snow and over the fences

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HARTZLER PRESENTS ‘UNDO’ LIST TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

HARTZLER PRESENTS ‘UNDO’ LIST TO PRESIDENT TRUMP – Capping off months of collecting responses from our local community to the question “What would you like to see undone in Washington?” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) personally presented her “MO-4 Undo List” to President Donald Trump. “The people are tired of the endless stream of rules and

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MDC encourages people to help prevent wildfires

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people that a combination of strong winds, low humidity, dry conditions, and warming temperatures this time of year has the potential for unexpected wildfires. According to MDC’s Forestry Division, the main cause of wildfires is improper burning of debris such as trash and brush piles. Each year, MDC

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Savvy Senior®

How much does a funeral cost? Dear Savvy Senior, How much does an average funeral and body burial cost? I need to make funeral arrangements for my aunt, who’s terminally ill, and would like to have a cost idea going in so I can plan and budget appropriately. The Executor Dear Executor, It definitely pays

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Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care

Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While politicians debate who should pay for healthcare and how, a group of healthcare professionals, patients and community advocates have set forth new guidelines to

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: My in-district day on Friday, Jan. 20, started at the El Dorado Springs High School.  I shared the first two hours with Civics class students about the legislative process and the day-to-day work of a state representative.  I then attended a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Citizens Memorial

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More to mushrooms than morels

Although many in Missouri think about mushrooms when the morels are at their peak in April, people who grow mushrooms at home or commercially need to be thinking about them much of the year, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. “There are many kinds of mushrooms besides our local wild

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