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BBB Tips: How to donate wisely on Giving Tuesday

For many Americans, giving to charities is almost as important during the holidays as celebrating with family. Consumers should give, but give wisely — and do their homework before donating. Better Business Bureau (BBB) has Charity Reviews on more than 1,000 local charities and 11,000 charities nationwide, including many national charities accredited with BBB’s Wise

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Aging doesn’t have to mean the end of driving

Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. If they are no longer able to drive safely, you can guide them toward transportation options that meet their mobility needs. The Missouri

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Missouri state parks remain open – indoor spaces to close

Missouri state parks and historic sites remain open, including day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails, and will continue to operate under normal off-season hours. However, beginning this week, Missouri State Parks will temporarily close indoor spaces, including visitor centers, nature centers, museums and offices. Park and historic site outdoor spaces and amenities will

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Advent Peace

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC As we enter into the second week of the Advent season, our focus is upon peace. The question was once asked, “If you could choose what you want most in life, what would you ask for?” The most common answer was “Peace.” People seek peace in their marriages,

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BBB Tips: Be safe and save on Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

COVID-19 has upended the world and the economy, with massive changes to retail, which means the holiday shopping season is likely to look very different in 2020. However, the National Retail Federation estimates consumers will still spend an average of nearly $1,000 this year on gifts, decorations and other holiday items. Many retailers are already

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Thanksgiving greetings

As we celebrate and spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving, I hope we all take time to remember what this day truly means. Those who came before us did not have much, yet they knew to give thanks to God for the gifts and blessings that were bestowed upon them. My husband, John,

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Hartzler selected as National Defense Authorization Act conferee

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), the Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee, was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as a conferee on the Conference Committee for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As part of the committee, made up of

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians As I near the end of my final month due to term limits I want to give a “Shout Out” to five Fine Ladies who have helped me through 8 years of serving House District 125. I was fortunate to have them all join me recently at Colton’s Steak House in

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Capitol Perspectives: What’s Next

by Phill Brooks The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri’s gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional Pres. Jed Bartlet in the TV series West Wing of two decades ago. Bartlet used that question to cut off meandering conversations by his staff that went

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State Of Missouri public health warning

The country is currently experiencing an extreme outbreak of COVID-19. As we move from fall into the winter months, respiratory illnesses spread more rapidly as people move indoors and environmental conditions change. COVID-19 is following that pattern. The risks will become more serious with the onset of flu season. Every state is affected. Every community

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