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The Legend of St. Nicholas: The Real Santa Claus

Santa Claus—otherwise known as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle—has a long history steeped in Christmas traditions. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red who brings toys to good girls and boys on Christmas Eve, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century, when Saint Nicholas walked

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Norfolk Island pine: A houseplant for the holidays and beyond

If you don’t have time or space for a large Christmas tree, consider a Norfolk Island pine. “Many stores sell these evergreen houseplants during the holidays,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Pat Miller. “These easy-to-grow plants often come decorated and are perfect for gift-giving or to keep for yourself.” Norfolk Island pines grow slowly

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BBB tips: planning home improvements for 2021

As 2020 comes to an end, you may be starting to plan home projects for 2021 – especially after spending so much time at home this year. Maybe you want to add a patio or deck, make over your kitchen or renovate a spare bedroom as a home office. While some people may feel comfortable

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Missouri’s Electoral College Members meet in State Capitol

Monday Missouri’s Electoral College Members met in the State Capitol to cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States. Each of Missouri’s ten electors met and cast their votes unanimously for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. “I want to thank Secretary of State Ashcroft’s Office, county clerks, poll

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Hartzler supports WRDA Legislation

Congresswoman Hartzler (MO-04) supported final passage S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, as amended, to advance investment in our nation’s water infrastructure and inclusion of critical provisions important to Missourians. The legislation is now headed to the President’s desk and includes provisions championed by Hartzler. Following the vote, Hartzler issued the

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians With only 3 weeks left as your State Representative, I am down to the short rows on getting some loose ends finished up on the “Discover More on Route 54”project. This project to promote tourism, local economy, and the businesses along the U. S. Highway began nearly 8 years ago. I

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Governor Parson announces FY 2022 consensus revenue estimate

The annual CRE is a figure established by state budget experts and outside consultants and is one of the basic assumptions used by the Governor and legislative leaders to build and balance Missouri’s budget. “I want to thank Senator Dan Hegeman and Representative Cody Smith for their hard work and cooperation in developing this revenue

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Governor Parson announces first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced that the first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Missouri. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Friday, December 11, confirming its safety and effectiveness. “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first

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Giving gifts cards this holiday season? BBB offers tips

As the number of holiday shopping days ticks down, you may be considering gift cards for friends or relatives who have everything or those who live far away. Gift cards are an easy solution to people who are hard-to-please or already have everything. And they’re everywhere – at the drugstore, supermarket, quick shop and department

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians For the past 8 years, I have had the honor of presenting Resolutions to the American FFA Degree recipients of District 125. Every year our District has multiple winners of this award and I am proud of each of them and their hard work. FFA is a great organization with 25,920

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