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How your tires can help you save half a gallon of fuel per fill-up

As gas prices soar this summer, travelers and commuters are looking for ways to safeguard their wallets and drive as efficiently as possible. By changing their driving practices and choosing the right tires, drivers can save significant amounts of fuel and help reduce emissions from their vehicles. In fact, making a few simple changes to

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BBB: tips on buying products to support charities

With October approaching, orange and black are everywhere – and so is pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time for fun runs, pink-ribbon tie-ins and direct appeals to donate to a variety of charities that support research or breast cancer survivors. There’s no doubt that breast cancer is a serious disease that affects

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

We came back to Jefferson City this week to convene in Veto Session, which is mandated by the Missouri constitution. The Governor also called a Special Session to include Agriculture Tax Credits and to work on a state wide tax cut for the people of Missouri. As far as the Veto Session goes, it will

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BBB advises homeowners to check companies out carefully before hiring

When leaves begin to fall and garden plants go to seed, homeowners may consider hiring a lawn or landscape firm to clean up yards before winter. Better Business Bureau advises homeowners to check companies out carefully before hiring them, and ask for a contract that says what will be done and when. Some yard maintenance

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BBB: Watch out for student loan consolidation scams

With COVID-19’s impact on daily life greatly diminished, student loan borrowers whose repayments were paused due to COVID-19 may be considering their options for resuming payments on this life-altering debt. This may lead some borrowers to look into debt consolidation – but it’s important to research these options carefully and not give in to the

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You can become a MoDot Winter Weather Warrior

Hot Missouri summers eventually give way to cold Missouri winters. When the snow starts falling, travelers in the Show-Me State depend on the Missouri Department of Transportation to keep the highways cleared. MoDOT, in turn, relies on a dedicated team of Winter Weather Warriors who can take on whatever the season delivers to keep Missouri

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Humanitarian Award nominations accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of their community. The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, Sept. 23. Nominations must be made online at formstack.com/forms/CFO-humanitarian. The recipient of the Humanitarian Award will be honored with others recognized in

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Blunt: Biden Student Loan Proposal “A One-Two Punch for Hardworking Americans”

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (MO.) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s plan to extend the student loan repayment pause and forgive loan debt for high-income Americans. “The administration’s student loan plan is a one-two punch for hardworking Americans,” said Blunt. “It’s a handout for high-income college and advanced degree graduates paid for by

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Hidden

Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Panic was near and my tears were bubbling up from within, about to pour out of my worried eyes as I scanned the crowd. I had only gotten distracted for a moment. Captured by something shiny and pulled away into my own 8-year-old world in the middle of Walmart. How could

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BBB warns consumers to guard against so-callled ‘grandparent scam’

With college students settling in on campus, many of them living away from home for the first time, Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) warns consumers to guard against the so-called “grandparent scam.” Scammers will call family members and pretend to be a child, grandchild or friend who has run into a difficult situation, often while traveling.

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