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MU Extension offers services to help farm families with mental health

Farmers tend to put their families and farm before themselves, but neither can operate unless farmers take care of themselves physically and mentally, says Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist. Funkenbusch reminds farm and ranch families that MU Extension free offers resources to help them survive the stress of drought, pests,

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Blunt, other senators press White House for updated response strategy as Delta Variant continues to surge

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Richard Burr (NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Mike Crapo (ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY.), sent

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The Stories Behind Your Favorite Children’s Books

The books we loved as children stick with us in a way that few contemporary best sellers and book club picks do. As we get older, we share these favorites with new generations just as they were shared with us, in the hopes that these treasured tales may ignite the same wonder and inspire a

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BBB: how to spot, stop “robocall” scams

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many areas of society this year, but it hasn’t put an end to scammers trying to contact you through the telephone. If you answer your phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live voice on the other end, it’s a robocall. While schools, trash collection services, politicians and

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Blunt, Hawley introduce resolution honoring Missouri service members

Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) introduced a resolution honoring fallen Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and all of the Missouri service members who made the ultimate sacrifice as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and the 12 other service members who were killed

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BBB tips: hiring a trusted contractor for fall clean up

As leaves begin to fall and garden plants go to seed, homeowners may be thinking about hiring a lawn or landscape firm to clean up yards before winter. Better Business Bureau advises homeowners to check companies out carefully before hiring them, and ask for a contract that says what will be done and when. Some

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ICYMI: Hartzler calls for bipartisan investigation on Afghanistan instead of Partisan Jan. 6 probe

Citizen science program teaches how to help scientists track monarch movements People who enjoy butterflies can help scientists track movements and migrations of monarch butterflies. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Citizen Science workshop on butterflies and tagging monarchs from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Platte County’s Platte

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BBB: finding trustworthy child care during a pandemic

One of the hardest and most important choices working parents can make is deciding who will care for their children while they’re at work. The COVID-19 pandemic complicates the choice, as young children are not eligible to be vaccinated against the virus yet and safety considerations may vary widely among facilities. Better Business Bureau® (BBB®)

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