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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians The 100 Mile Yard Sale on Labor Day Weekend was a huge success! “My “Hat’s Off” to El Dorado Chamber Director Jackson Tough and his Assistant, Peggy Snodgrass,for helping organize and promote this annual event. Also a Big Thank You to all the Host Sites and Sellers along the 54 Highway

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Enjoy a Missouri autumn with MDC’s fall color forecast

Find weekly updates on which trees are changing and where to get the best views at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor. Missouri will continue to offer beautiful views for outdoor social distancing as the fall season gets underway. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers weekly online fall color updates from agency foresters all over the state at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

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Be vigilant about scams targeting seniors, BBB cautions

Senior citizens are a prime target for scammers. Many are on a fixed income, but they may have a lifetime of savings in the bank. While you may not be able to see your loved ones right now, please check on them and make sure they are not being taken advantage of by fraudsters. The

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Missouri Child Support awarded two $1 million grants focused on teens

The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children & Families awarded two $1 million grants to the Department of Social Services, Family Support Division Child Support Enforcement to develop interventions to educate teens on parental financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities to help youth be the parent they hope to become.  Activities will begin

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Statement of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys on concurrent jurisdiction following passage of HB2 in Senate

As elected local  prosecutors who have tried countless homicide cases to Missouri juries, we are gravely concerned regarding the miscarriage of justice from the unprecedented usurpation of the authority of a locally elected prosecutor being attempted by Missouri’s Attorney General. Last night in the midnight hours, the Missouri Senate passed a provision which, if made

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Due to living close to the Hwy ZZ Bridge, my neighbors have been asking for an update on when it will reopen. Neighbors hauling hay used to have a 3 mile drive to their property located on the other side, now they have a 26 mile drive going around. I did

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Yellow Jackets be gone

So chuffed! Once again, raccoons ate an entire yellowjacket ground nest after I put some bark butter suet next to it right after dark, to entice the raccoons. This natural solution has worked 4 times. Yellow jackets have never been mean to me, but I do understand neighbor qualms.

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Critical basement repairs call for careful research on contractors

If your basement is leaking or suffering from foundation issues, it can affect your whole house’s integrity, including structural decay, high humidity levels, and mold and mildew growth. It’s critical that you find a quality and trustworthy contractor to make these repairs — particularly after a storm, when unscrupulous contractors sometimes prey on homeowners in

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Double trouble

Badgers and coyotes sometimes hunt together. These toothy teammates spell trouble for ground squirrels. If a squirrel scurries from its burrow, the crafty coyote pounces on it. But if the squirrel stays put, the burly badger digs it up for dinner.

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Abe Lincoln as a young lawyer saves two mens lives

One day at the end of May, 1841, William Trailor hopped into a one-horse buggy and began the long journey to Springfield, Illinois, where he planned to reunite with his brothers Henry and Archibald. Joining him was his friend and housemate, a handyman named Archibald Fisher. In Springfield, the men decided to go for a

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