• Bitterly cold temperatures are a reality check for the Show-Me State0

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The polar vortex that brought bitter cold temperatures to Missouri in early January left some Missourians lamenting that it’s never been this cold. Not so. We’ve just had more mild winters over the past couple of decades, says Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. “Missouri, since the

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  • Gov. Nixon delivers 2014 State of the State address0

    Gov. Nixon delivers 2014 State of the State address JEFFERSON CITY – Below is the text of the 2014 State of the State address, given tonight by Gov. Jay Nixon to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly in Jefferson City: Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, Speaker Jones, President Pro Tem Dempsey, judges of

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  • Study space heater claims carefully0

    Study space heater claims carefully MARSHFIELD, Mo. –Buyers trying to reduce winter heating costs should closely examine claims by manufacturers of infrared space heaters, said a University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist. “Portable box-style infrared heaters are being promoted heavily in stores and in advertisements,” said Bob Schultheis. Some manufacturer claims may be misleading.

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  • Kander Awards Grant to Scotland County to Increase Voting Convenience and Security0

    Kander Awards Grant to Scotland County to Increase Voting Convenience and Security   Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander awarded $2,038 to Scotland County to increase election efficiency and provide improved services for voters and poll workers. “The right to vote is fundamental and must be available to all eligible Missourians,” Kander said.

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  • Troop B Seeking Students To Participate In Student Alliance Program0

      Troop B Seeking Students To Participate In Student Alliance Program   Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, is pleased to announce Troop B will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance Program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for current junior and senior high school students to

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  • Schweich Announces Audit of Missouri Department of Agriculture0

    Schweich Announces Audit of Missouri Department of Agriculture   JEFFERSON CITY (Jan. 7, 2014) – State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that his office has started a routine audit of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  State law gives the auditor the authority to audit state agencies.  The last audit of the entire department was released in

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