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BBB: Examine Halloween merchandise carefully before you purchase

Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but shopping for decorations and costumes shouldn’t be a scary experience. Shoppers should rely on trusted merchants and research unfamiliar stores or websites before buying. BBB received over 100 complaints last year, and 55 complaints so far in 2022, about masquerade costume businesses, which include Halloween stores

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To the Constituents of the 125th District,

We finished up special session last week that was called by the Governor in September. Part of that special session was to deal with an income tax reduction for Missouri citizens. The House and Senate agreed upon a bill that will reduce Missouri income taxes by almost a 1⁄2%. Any reduction we can give to

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BBB: Tips to hep Americans decide where to direct donations

The havoc caused by Hurricane Ian may prompt many people to look for ways to help by donating time or money to help their fellow Americans recover. Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds donors to make sure they’re donating to real nonprofits who are able to deliver aid where it’s needed. Publicity about disasters often is

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Governor Parson proclaims October as Clean Water Month in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has signed a proclamation declaring October 2022 as Clean Water Month in Missouri. In the proclamation, Governor Parson noted that Oct. 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which aimed to prevent, reduce and eliminate pollution and restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s

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BBB: consider the following when looking for a heating contractor

When the temperature drops this fall, the last thing anyone wants is for the furnace to stop working. But when it does, you need a reliable contractor – and fast. Good heating contractors are in high demand during the colder months, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t get it fixed immediately. Rather than

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To the Constituents of the 125th and new 126th District,

We returned to Jefferson City again this week to take up Veto Session and the Special Session that was called by the Governor for a tax cut.  The House passed the Agriculture Tax Credits bill, which will be very beneficial to many agriculture businesses that create jobs and income throughout Missouri. It sounds like the

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Iron Riders 125th anniversary commemoration event Oct. 8

In June of 1897, the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, an all-Black army regiment known as the “Buffalo Soldiers,” embarked on a 1,900-mile, 41-day bicycle ride from Fort Missoula in Montana to Forest Park in St. Louis. The daunting trek was part of an experiment by the U.S. Army to test the effectiveness of using bicycles,

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Little Hands

By Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger When my kiddos were babies, my great grandmother, their great-great grandmother, Maw-Maw Bowman, would hold them close, take their tiny hands into her beautifully seasoned hands and say, “I wonder what these little hands will do someday.” As we celebrate Labor Day, I couldn’t help but think back to my

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3 easy ways to enjoy living color in your outdoor space this fall

As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your yard. Strategically adding seasonal plants that can withstand cooler weather is a great way to bring color and dimension to outdoor spaces, enhancing your curb appeal into the autumn months. To

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