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To the great people of the 125th

Another busy week with lots of learning involved as we approved the budget, my first involvement with this, for next year for the state of Missouri. After nearly 8 hours on the floor and lots of vigorous debate, we approved that and sent it to the Senate. As there is too much to print here

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The Road to Emmaus

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC The afternoon of the first Easter, when Jesus rose from the dead, His disciples were filled with gloom and despair.  They have just learned that Jesus’ tomb had apparently suffered desecration and His body taken. Some women had reported Christ had risen from the dead. Yet, the disciples

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Plant for the Birds: Plant native this year

Have you heard? Native plants are an excellent way to help our beloved backyard birds without breaking the bank. In addition to MDC, organizations like Audubon and the Missouri Prairie Foundation provide information to point you in the right direction, including why native plants are best for birds and which may work best in your

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Join MDC online April 21 to learn about mushroom hunting

Register online in advance and then join the free MDC Wild Webcast live at noon. Warming spring weather brings nature to life with trees, shrubs, and bulbs sending out their spring flowers. It also prompts the popping up of another spring favorite for many Missourians – MORELS! The elusive and edible morel mushroom shows itself

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BBB: signs that rental you love is a scam

Looking for your next apartment, condo or house rental can be a time-consuming process, and it may feel as though you’ll never find the right place at the right price. Scammers know this feeling and can use it to exploit consumers. Consumers need to take their time and do their homework before signing a lease.

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Blunt, Warner introduce legislation to protect rural health clinics from added financial strain during COVID-19

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO.) and Mark Warner (VA.) introduced legislation to prevent further financial instability for rural health clinics and safeguard the care they provide to underserved communities. The bipartisan Strengthening Rural Health Clinics Act of 2021 would make a technical fix to protect existing rural health clinics from a sudden and unexpected Medicare

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Hartzler pushes for legislation to improve rural broadband access

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) joined Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) in introducing the bipartisan Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, which allows member-owned cooperatives and small broadband and voice providers the ability to refinance specific Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loans and waive all associated fees, resulting in saving providers millions per year in debt payments that

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

We have moved into the second half of the 2021 legislative session, which means longer days and nights discussing legislation, plus more bills coming not only from the Missouri Senate, but the Missouri House of Representatives. Senate Bill 263 was heard in the Missouri Senate Professional Registration Committee. My proposal would modify provisions of the

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State Representative Jim Kalberloh

Citizens of the 125th District, Another busy and productive week at the state capitol this week.  As the second half of session is upon us, things are moving faster and bills getting to the floor to be heard and going through the process to be sent to the Senate for their approval. HB 738 –

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BBB warns scammers steal student’s money in fake scholarship

By now, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. That means it’s time to start thinking about how a family or individual is going to pay for it. Some financial aid is awarded based on need, while other scholarships may be based on merit, a special skill or

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