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Straight From The Makers Mouth

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger My mom ate an apple in August. Okay, not true, or maybe she did. I’m not certain, but it’s not the point. The point is, this is the gibberish you hear in a game of Telephone. Have you ever played Telephone? Telephone isn’t my game of choice, mainly because I’m

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BBB: Don’t be a scrooge give wisely this holiday season

For many Americans, giving to charities is almost as important during the holidays as celebrating with family. As a result, mailboxes often are stuffed with charitable solicitations as well as catalogs and shopping circulars this time of year. Whether you celebrate or not, giving before Jan. 1 means your gifts can be deductible on your

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4 ways to achieve small wins toward your nutrition goals

Face it, the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working toward “small wins” – simple steps that improve your nutrition – and celebrate each one to inspire further improvements. In

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BBB warns seasonal workers of rising holiday jobs scams

In this year’s red-hot job market, competition for seasonal employment this holiday season will be fierce. Shipping companies and online retailers like Amazon have seen their business boom as the pandemic has driven online shopping through the roof, and it is expected they will hire thousands of seasonal employees this holiday season. Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers

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Happy Thanksgiving from State Senator Sandy Crawford

On Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a day of national thanksgiving. In his proclamation, he recognized that despite the inevitable evils of the world, there are still so many things to be grateful for in this country. Lincoln emphasized that this day is a reflection of the

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BBB tips: purchasing a gift card for the holidays

As holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, 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 stores.

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Hartzler introduces bipartisan bill to expand veterans’ eligibility for preference in federal hiring

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) introduced the bipartisan Veterans’ Preference Parity Act which would update antiquated federal hiring preference statutes that currently restrict many service members from qualifying for veterans’ preference points when competing for federal positions. Existing guidelines are particularly unfair to Reserve and National Guard members and do not accurately reflect the manner in

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Hartzler applauds signing of the Secure Equipment Act into law

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) applauded today’s signing of the Secure Equipment Act into law. This bipartisan legislation, led by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reviewing or issuing new equipment licenses to companies on the FCC’s “Covered Equipment or Services List” that pose

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Hartzler: Abolish the Draft

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) introduced multiple pieces of legislation designed to eliminate the draft registration requirement for Americans. These pieces of legislation, the Stop Military Selective Service Registration Actand End the Draft Act, would both end mandatory registration for the draft by repealing the Military Selective Service Act. The Stop Military Selective Service Registration Act

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