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Free Meals for Schuyler Students Extends to End of School Year

Free Meals for Schuyler Students Extends to End of School Year Schuyler R-1 has been approved for free meals for Schuyler students 18 and under throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Schuyler R-1 will be utilizing the nationwide waiver for FREE MEALS from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through the Department of…

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Spiders, Spiders Everywhere

Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!   Are you running into spiders or spider webs around your home and garden? Have you noticed the beautiful, intricate work of a spider on a fence post, on a tree or maybe the corner of your barn? Spiders and their webs seem to be everywhere right now. Garden spiders hatch in…

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USDA Authorizes $500M More for Food Distribution During Pandemic

USDA Authorizes $500M More for Food Distribution During Pandemic After Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for an additional round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, the USDA announced the authorization of $500 million to the quality food distribution program.…

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Get Hunter Education Through MDC’s Online Format

Get Hunter Education Through MDC’s Online Format All-online format may be completed by Missourians ages 16 and older The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians ages 16 and older they may obtain their hunter-education certification through an all-online format. The online option allows Missourians ages 16 and older to complete their certification at their…

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Sen. Hawley Introduces ‘David Dorn Back the Blue Act’

Sen. Hawley Introduces ‘David Dorn Back the Blue Act’ Allocates $15B to Raise Police Salaries, Hire More Officers On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce the David Dorn Black the Blue Act to raise police officer salaries and increase officer hiring and retention. Senator Hawley’s bill would amend the Omnibus…

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Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year

Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged. For this reason, many parents are looking for extra support at home. Luckily, there are fun ways to infuse more learning…

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The New Motorcycle Helmet Law: Helmets Are Now Optional for Some

The New Motorcycle Helmet Law Helmets Are Now Optional for Some   As of August 28, 2020, most motorcyclist will ride helmet free on Missouri highways and byways. The new law – thanks to the Missouri legislators and Gov. Parsons signature – allows any qualified operator, who is 26 or older, to choose not to…

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Buy Native Trees, Shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Buy Native Trees, Shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery Order are being taken now through April 2021. Supplies are limited so order early. Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also…

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Blunt Welcomes Diplomatic Agreement Between Israel, UAE

Blunt Welcomes Diplomatic Agreement Between Israel, UAE U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today welcomed President Trump’s announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have, with the support of the United States, reached a diplomatic agreement that will pave the way for normalized relations between the two countries: “This announcement is the most significant…

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America Needs More Options for Meat Processing

By Eric Bohl “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying goes at least as far back as Don Quixote, written in 1615, and is probably much older. While the proverb’s wisdom is obvious to anyone who has spent much time in a barnyard, some of the people who should understand it…

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