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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Due to not feeling up to par this week, I stayed in-District. Marla and I attended the monthly St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association meeting at Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City. The St. Clair County State Bank was the meal sponsor. University Extension Specialist, Raysha Tate presented a report on Missouri Fence

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Sixty-three people died on Missouri roads in February

After a promising start to 2020 with a five-year low in January traffic fatalities, February did not follow suit and ended with 63 people killed (preliminary results) in Missouri traffic crashes. As the state eyes a long-term vision for zero traffic fatalities, there have been 10 days thus far in 2020 with no fatal traffic

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick announces $100,000 MO Money Sweepstakes

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the launch of the MO Money Sweepstakes which will give away $100,000 in MOST 529 contributions over the next 100 days. 50 scholarships will be awarded—25 $529 scholarships, 10 $1,000 scholarships, and 15 $5,029 scholarships. This is the largest sweepstakes in the program’s 20 year history. “I am

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Healthy Living Association: Tips on protecting yourself

Hi there, with all the madness that’s happening right now I thought I’d share some things that I’m doing to prepare for coronavirus. These are not your typical items, most of you know to have food and water stockpiled. Medicine. If you have prescription meds I would call my doctor today and ask them for

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Missouri Taxpayers to Save $3 Million Through Bond Refinancing

This week, the State of Missouri will refinance a current series of bonds, saving Missouri taxpayers approximately $3 million. “This bond sale is just one example of how we continue working to maintain our AAA credit rating, which will save millions for Missouri taxpayers,” Governor Mike Parson said. Specifically, the refinancing will refund a portion

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Watch out for travel scams during spring break

With spring break on the way, students of all ages will soon be on the move. While many parents and grandparents worry about children who are traveling far and wide, scammers may use this time as an opportunity to target winter-weary student travelers and their loved ones, Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns. The so-called grandparent

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Last Friday, my in-district day began at the Osceola High School. Each year during National FFA Week, the Osceola Chapter FFA students host a luncheon for the community. I enjoyed a cheeseburger and fried fish. Before leaving, I even purchased another one of their round hay bale rings. The Vo-Ag Shop

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Just as I am

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC When looking at the life of Jesus, we see a man who respected, encouraged, and supported women throughout his ministry. He was unusual in his day as life was very difficult, particularly for women. This week, I would like to remind you of the story of the woman

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BBB offers tips how high school students can pay for college

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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Gov. Mike Parson Files to Run for Re-Election in 2020

Missouri Republican governor, Mike Parson officially filed to run for re-election as governor in 2020. Governor Parson’s commitment to hard work and focus on key issues, like jobs, education, workforce development and infrastructure – have all led to historic low-unemployment, 40,000 new jobs, lower taxes, and a booming Missouri economy. “We will continue to work

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