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A few Did you know facts

Did you know 11% of people are left handed Did you know August has the highest percentage of births Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes Did you know a bear has 42 teeth Did you know an

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Applications Open for 2021 Pork Industry Scholarship

The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship, but will

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Choose wisely when hiring a home inspector, BBB advises

With home sales through the roof during the COVID-19 pandemic, home inspectors are in high demand, since their work is a critical step in the purchase process. Only a thorough, professional inspection of the home’s physical structure and mechanical condition, from roof to foundation, can uncover the issues you’ll need to watch for as a

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Help our Majestic Monarchs

The monarch is one of the most remarkable insects in Missouri. This majestic butterfly relies on milkweed as its host plant and each female lays 100-300 eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Once the caterpillar (larvae) emerges from the egg it will feast on milkweed until it has gone through 5 instars (phases between

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians The 100 Mile Yard Sale on Labor Day Weekend was a huge success! “My “Hat’s Off” to El Dorado Chamber Director Jackson Tough and his Assistant, Peggy Snodgrass,for helping organize and promote this annual event. Also a Big Thank You to all the Host Sites and Sellers along the 54 Highway

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Enjoy a Missouri autumn with MDC’s fall color forecast

Find weekly updates on which trees are changing and where to get the best views at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor. Missouri will continue to offer beautiful views for outdoor social distancing as the fall season gets underway. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers weekly online fall color updates from agency foresters all over the state at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

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Be vigilant about scams targeting seniors, BBB cautions

Senior citizens are a prime target for scammers. Many are on a fixed income, but they may have a lifetime of savings in the bank. While you may not be able to see your loved ones right now, please check on them and make sure they are not being taken advantage of by fraudsters. The

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Missouri Child Support awarded two $1 million grants focused on teens

The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children & Families awarded two $1 million grants to the Department of Social Services, Family Support Division Child Support Enforcement to develop interventions to educate teens on parental financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities to help youth be the parent they hope to become.  Activities will begin

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Statement of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys on concurrent jurisdiction following passage of HB2 in Senate

As elected local  prosecutors who have tried countless homicide cases to Missouri juries, we are gravely concerned regarding the miscarriage of justice from the unprecedented usurpation of the authority of a locally elected prosecutor being attempted by Missouri’s Attorney General. Last night in the midnight hours, the Missouri Senate passed a provision which, if made

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Due to living close to the Hwy ZZ Bridge, my neighbors have been asking for an update on when it will reopen. Neighbors hauling hay used to have a 3 mile drive to their property located on the other side, now they have a 26 mile drive going around. I did

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