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Chris Neale honored by school administrators association

Chris Neale was recently honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for his service to public education. Neale was one of eight former educators to receive the association’s Outstanding Emeritus Educator Award. This special recognition was to be made during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 25 at The

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BBB, FBI warn of coronavirus PPE scams

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches the limits of the health care system, demand for certain medical equipment is far outpacing the supply of these items. This shortage creates a ripe environment for scammers. Even businesses, medical providers and government agencies have fallen victim when trying to obtain ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) for health

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The darkest day

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger I wonder if the people experienced anything like it before? Were they afraid, intrigued, or somewhere in between? Did they think for a moment, this is it? Or did they go on living life as if nothing was happening? Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? This is our country right now. But

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Love, Truth and Salt

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC Peter tells us: “… regard Christ the Lord as holy in your hearts. Whenever anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready to defend it. Yet do this with respectful humility, maintaining a good conscience. Act in this way so that those who malign your good

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Bah humbug to so-called murder hornets

Missourians need not worry about insects dubbed “murder hornets” in social media, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice. He hopes to put a halt to hysteria about the Asian giant hornet. “The name circulating on social media is misleading,” Rice says. “Scientists do not use the term murderous to describe this interesting insect.

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BBB warning: COVID-19 employment scams

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s destructive impact on the U.S. economy has landed millions of workers in the unemployment line. Compounding the situation, social distancing has forced work online in many industries. Unfortunately, online employment scams are rampant, and job seekers must exercise caution in their hunt. Employment scams ranked as the riskiest scam of 2019

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings My Fellow Missourians, In-district news this week is the Hogles Creek Bridge on Highway 82 twelve miles East of Osceola is due to be open for traffic this Friday May 8th. This was shared to me by our Area Mo-Dot Engineer. My “Hat’s Off” to Mo-Dot and the Contacting Crew who worked during this

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Coronavirus recovery for Seniors: What does it look like?

As the coronavirus pandemic has continued to make its way around the world, we are finally beginning to understand more about this deadly virus. We have gained a better understanding for what recovery from this virus entails and what it looks like for different types of people. Though 80 percent of people who contract COVID-19

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MDC offers TRIM grants to assist with community tree care

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is taking applications for its annual cost-share grants to assist government entities and non-profit groups with the management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land. The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree

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Hartzler Co-Sponsors The Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) co-sponsored H.R. 6365, the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act. The bill establishes a new grant program that provides needed assistance to rural hospitals and is the latest step Hartzler has taken in support for rural healthcare providers. “Our rural hospitals are on the frontlines of fighting this coronavirus

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