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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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Savvy Senior®

Forgetfulness: What’s normal, what’s not? Dear Savvy Senior Savvy Senior Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not? Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to help us get a grip on this? Concerned Wife Dear Concerned, Many seniors worry about

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7 steps to secure your home while you’re on vacation

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to

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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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Springfield man sentenced for child porn

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Michael Greinke, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court

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Learning all we can

It was a busy week in the lieutenant governor’s office. I addressed several groups including the Missouri Alzheimer’s Association on their advocacy day, and the new House and Senate interns. Our office received the Counsel General of the Philippines, Generoso D.G. Calogne. The Counsel visited the capitol to promote further trade with Missouri businesses. Our

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Hartzler Applauds WOTUS Executive Order

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dismantling their controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “This is the first step toward eliminating a rule that amounts to nothing more than a massive federal

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The Rural-Urban Divide

by Stewart Truelsen The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president drew attention to the rural-urban divide. It wasn’t the only dividing line in the election, but it is credited with helping Trump win. Rural voters tended to vote Republican and urban voters Democratic in this election. The divide may have less to

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: My in-district day on Friday, Feb. 24, began by meeting with Dan Robinson of Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland. We discussed statute laws on beverage companies and their policies on distribution and promotion. I then travelled on to Weaubleau City Hall and discussed progress being made on the building of their new

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