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BBB: Do your research before taking out a reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgages are widely advertised to seniors as a popular way to access the equity of their home, which may be attractive to consumers seeking a quick source for cash during tough financial times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Homeowners should fully understand all the costs, terms and conditions before applying for a reverse mortgage. A

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BBB offers tips how to find a trusted HVAC contractor this summer

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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Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Sends Blood to Uvalde, TX

CBCO responds to the region’s call for help through the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps May 25, 2022– Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood products to 44 area healthcare facilities, is a partner in the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC), a network of community blood centers established to better prepare

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The Recipe for Life

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger My gran, Dianne, used to make the best chicken and dumplings in the world. I can still smell them cooking on her stovetop. I would often peer into the pan and wonder where everyone else’s portion was. All I could see bubbling in her pan was my plate full, or

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BBB tips: finding trusted child care during challenging times

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 effects of the COVID-19 pandemic complicate the choice; in addition to continued staffing shortages among child care providers and early childhood educators, young children are not eligible to be vaccinated

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To the Constituents of the 125th District,

Previous representatives have told me that the time will “fly by” while you’re in office, and that it has! One term and two years have went by quickly! It’s been such an honor to serve the district and I look forward, to doing it for another term with your support. For a little while this

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A Crutch Or Christ?

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Are you the person who makes their bed every morning? My grandma was that person. Me, however, not so much. I’ve never understood the point in making the bed just to climb back into it hours later, making it a mess. Now, of course, I make my bed on special

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BBB warns of new job scam

With the Great Resignation showing no signs of slowing down, Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) warns job seekers to use caution when job-hunting online. Employment scams are rampant online, and scammers’ tactics are evolving constantly. Employment scams ranked as the third-riskiest scam of 2021 in the annual BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, with about 3,350 reports

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DNR opens solicitation for Community Water Infrastructure Grants through State ARPA funding

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is offering competitive water infrastructure grants for communities to complete drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects as well as lead service line inventories. These grant opportunities are made available through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State Fiscal Recovery Funds. The notice of funding opportunity describes grant rules, guidelines

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

The 2022 legislative session has come to a close with several of my priorities now on the governor’s desk for his consideration. The past four and a half months have been quite hectic, but — despite setbacks at times — I believe we were able to pass sensible legislation that will benefit Missourians for years

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