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5 steps for senior safety and emergency-preparedness

Summer is an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected

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Making Money Count

Have you ever wanted to attend a program that covered virtually every topic concerning money? Your wish has been granted. University of Missouri Extension in Vernon County will offer the Making Money Count program in Nevada. The class develops skills in making decisions and communicating about money, spending plans, credit, consumer skills and contracts, record

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Hartzler votes to fix broken mental health system

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, a bill she co-sponsored: “We have all experienced the pain and suffering that stems from mental illness, but none more so than the families of those afflicted. They are often left feeling too

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Property loss from disasters may be tax deductible

Disaster victims may recoup some of their uninsured losses because uncompensated property losses from natural disasters are tax deductible, said a University of Missouri Extension consumer and family economics specialist. But the first thing you should do is contact your insurance agent, said Brenda Procter. “A lot of people incorrectly assume certain things aren’t covered

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Savvy Senior®

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and many other ailments Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture? Afraid of Needles   Dear Afraid, Many well-designed studies over the

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For Alzheimer’s caregivers, knowledge is power

Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives. “Not many people understood the disease or how to take

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Do not trespass on train tracks

Over the holiday weekend, four people in Missouri were hit and killed on train tracks. Three of the incidents occurred in the City of St. Louis and one in Ralls County near Hannibal. The Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Operation Lifesaver remind pedestrians about the dangers of disregarding railroad crossing

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Vicky Hartzler column

Missouri Girls State I was blessed to get to speak to this outstanding group of young women about leadership and the privileges and opportunity we have in this country to make our voices heard and to serve others through public service. I know our country will be in good hands in the future as these

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Let Freedom Ring

Millions of Americans came together in the streets, backyards, churches and meeting places of their hometowns to honor their fellow countrymen, past and present, as well as the wonderful land we all call home. Independence Day. While many celebrated the Fourth of July with our friends, families and neighbors by grilling hamburgers, shooting fireworks and

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