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Do viruses spread at the gas pump?

Viruses can live up to 72 hours on gas pump handles, keypads and other high-touch surfaces in public spaces. Here are some precautions you can take. Gas pump handles and keypads see a lot of hands every day, along with many other public surfaces like door handles, shopping carts, mailboxes, and hand dryers. While transmission

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A Nation’s Strength

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC Two American friends were visiting Brazil. One of them was overwhelmed by the lush beauty of the land. “With all these resources, why hasn’t South America been able to achieve what North America has?” he asked his friend. “I don’t know for sure, but I believe the history

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Study shows how Missouri children are doing compared to other states

The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released the 2020 edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally and state by state and ranks the states by how well they are doing by their children. In this year’s report, Missouri ranks 30th among U.S. states. The report is

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BBB warns against deceptive alarm system company practices

Home security systems often provide homeowners with peace of mind, and the sign in front of your residence provides a warning to would-be burglars. Unfortunately, door-to-door scammers or deceptive salespeople have been known to use alarm system sales and maintenance to take advantage of consumers. An unscrupulous door-to-door salesperson might stop by and warn you

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Dads Do Make a Difference

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC There is a father absence crisis in America. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, 19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. Consequently, there is a father factor in nearly all social ills facing America today. Without a father in

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BBB tips: finding a trustworthy contractor when your AC breaks

When the heat index reaches the 100s, the last thing anyone wants is for the air conditioning to stop working – least of all when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has many consumers spending most of their time at home. But when the air conditioning does fail, you need a reliable contractor – and fast. “Good

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians With the recent COVID-19, the break down in the supply chain of the beef and pork into retail stores for consumers to purchase has been obvious. Over the past several weeks we’ve seen a short supply, the choices are limited and what is available is expensive. This problem was brought on

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Hartzler calls for budget reform and debt reduction

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) joined over 60 Members of Congress in urging congressional leadership to ensure future COVID-19 legislation not only addresses needs regarding the pandemic but also takes steps to reduce our national debt. Hartzler issued the following statement addressing her choice to join the effort: “Congress has already spent over $3 trillion dollars

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CAREMINDr releases employee screening tool to detect early signs of COVID-19

CAREMINDr, which delivers mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions that give doctors the ability to check in on patients in between face-to-face visits, announced today the release of the Back-to-Work module of its app designed to give employers and healthcare organizations an employee screening tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The solution, already available

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