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Chicken Nugget Negotiations by Garrett Hawkins Through the rearview mirror, I watched my oldest child, Adelyn, attempt to swap her Happy Meal stuffed hamster for a dachshund that Tate, our 20-month-old, had received with his meal. She smiled sweetly and asked politely, but Tate just stared her down – and screamed when she tried to

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Report game-law violators to Operation Game Thief hotline

by Francis Skalicky Missouri Department of Conservation August’s arrival means many Missourians are beginning to think about the state’s fall hunting opportunities. Unfortunately, along with many law abiding hunters and anglers who will be trekking to the outdoors in the months ahead, there will be some individuals who want to violate Missouri’s game laws. Thus,

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MFA Oil acquires assets of Fuels & Supplies and Jim Woods Marketing

MFA Oil Company has acquired select assets of Fuels & Supplies and Jim Woods Marketing, Inc. The sale includes propane operations in northeast Oklahoma and refined fuel/ tank wagon operations in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma. The purchase represents a major step into refined fuel operations for MFA Oil in the state of Oklahoma. This

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Savvy Senior®

Medicar coverage for non-working spouses Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover spouses who have not worked? I have worked all my life, but my spouse worked only for a few years when we first got married but then quit to take care of our children fulltime. Will she be eligible for Medicare? Inquiring Husband Dear

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Vicky Hartzler column

Champions in Missouri! Did you know that Missouri will be sending 11 athletes to the Olympic games? One of Missouri’s own is J’den Cox from Columbia, who will be competing as a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team at the Olympic Summer Games. Currently a junior at Mizzou, J’den is now one of only

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Cut to the Chase

Clean line no better the second time by Blake Hurst, President of Missouri Farm Bureau Well, they’re back.  The Grain Belt Clean Line project has re-submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of Missouri for certification as a utility, which would give the company the power of eminent domain.  The original application was denied

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First aid for leaky basements

If your basement sprung a leak during recent intense rainfalls, you’re not alone. University of Missouri Extension state housing and environmental design specialist Michael Goldschmidt recommends inspecting basement walls and floors to locate cracks or breaks that can turn into active water leaks. Find the source of the leak if possible. Water takes the path

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GMO labeling poised to become law

by Blake Hurst The Senate will soon be voting on a bill that will require mandatory labeling of food products produced by genetic engineering. Farm Bureau and most farm groups have long opposed mandatory labeling, arguing correctly that there was no reason for a label that tells the consumer absolutely nothing about the safety, nutritional

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