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Missouri traffic fatalities drop five percent

Preliminary reporting for 2019 indicates Missouri traffic fatalities have dropped for the third year in a row. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 876 lives were lost in Missouri traffic crashes in 2019 down from 921 in 2018, a five percent reduction. While the modest gains are encouraging, the state still has a long

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Each weekend while at home I read through all seven of the newspapers throughout District 125. I concentrate on the news of county commissions, cities and schools. One news item that I felt a need to respond to was from The Hermitage Index news article of the Hickory County Commission. It

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OATS Transit adds new board member

One new member has recently been appointed to the OATS Transit Board of Directors. Julie Rodgers of Silex MO is the newest member to join the Board of Directors.  She was sworn into office at the regular board meeting on January 28, 2020 in Columbia. I SWARE – OATS Transit Vice-President Krissy Sinor (right) swearing

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BBB warns about tax preparers

With tax season just getting under way, some consumers rush to file taxes as soon as their employers provide a W-2. While you may get your refund fast that way, you could be missing important deductions or leave yourself in a position where you need to file an amended return. Consumers should research tax preparers

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Small businesses can export more with the USMCA and help of the SBA

by Tom Salisbury, Region VII Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Finally, only an official signing ceremony by stands between small businesses and their benefit from the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA.)  The agreement establishes fair trade rules between our North American neighbors and its expected implementation sets the future for trade progress for small businesses by

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Nearly every year since 1975 I have attended the annual Missouri Cattleman’s Convention. This year the 52nd Annual Convention was held in Columbia. We always try to honor a member that has contributed to the founding of the association. This year Morris Westfall from Halfway, Missouri was recognized with the Pioneer

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BBB warns about wedding vendors

With many couples getting engaged around the holidays, January is prime time for wedding shows and the first stages of wedding planning. While most wedding vendors care about customer service, and honest mistakes do happen, couples shouldn’t have to worry about whether the vendors they’ve chosen can be trusted to come through for them. Better

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Nearly every year since 1975 I have attended the annual Missouri Cattleman’s Convention. This year the 52nd Annual Convention was held in Columbia. We always try to honor a member that has contributed to the founding of the association. This year Morris Westfall from Halfway, Missouri was recognized with the Pioneer

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Phase One of trade deal with China welcomed by Missouri Pork Producers

Missouri’s pork producers applaud President Trump’s signing of the first phase of a trade deal with China. This deal is a step toward opening the door for more pork exports to the country, which is struggling with reliable sources of pork after being hit with African Swine Fever. “Pork is the most-consumed protein in China,”

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CONFIRMED

  CONFIRMED – Dr. Sam L. Alexander, Cedar County, shown with his wife, Marsha, was confirmed by the Senate as a member of the MO HealhNet Oversight Committee. Senator Sandy Crawford is on the right.

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