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Penney recognized as a Bronze Medal School
For the fourth year in a row, Penney High School in Hamilton, Missouri was recognized as a Bronze Medal School by the 2017 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings. Penney High School was one of 6,041 high schools, or 21.2% of eligible schools, to be awarded bronze medals. According to...
Representative Jim Neely
Greetings Friends of the 8th! Governor Signs State Operating Budget The governor recently signed the state operating budget into law. The budget for the current fiscal year that began on July 1 includes record levels of spending for K-12 public education as it fully funds the School Foundation...
Programs should be expanded to prevent chronic diseases.
12 percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of total health care spending. If we don't do more to prevent people from acquiring chronic disease, the resulting...
Road work planned on Highway 36 on July 12th.
UPDATE: Work Planned for Westbound U.S. Route 36 This Week Date Change   HAMILTON, Mo. – Pavement repairs are planned for westbound U.S. Route 36. On Thursday, July 13, local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the driving lane of westbound U.S. Route 36...
There were 494 traffic crashes in Missouri during the July 4th Holiday
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 14 people died in traffic crashes, no one died in a boating crash, and zero drownings during the 2017 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The...
Missouri income taxes will be cut in 2018.
Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today confirmed that Missouri taxes will be cut in 2018 as a result of legislation he championed as a state senator in 2014. Triggered by state revenue growth, Missouri’s highest income tax rate will fall from 6 percent to 5.9 percent for 2018 tax filings. The...
No one is above the law.
Do you wonder why it’s so hard for your representatives in Congress to find a way to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, which has proved a disaster for hundreds of thousands of Americans? Perhaps it’s because they have a sweetheart deal they don’t want to lose. Judicial Watch previously...
Trinity Lutheran Church wins in Supreme Court decision
WASHINGTON, DC, June 30 - The Supreme Court handed down "two big wins" for the American people this week, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. "If you believe in the rule of law, it came as no surprise that the Court decided that we have a right to keep...
On Friday, August 4th, the Northwest Extension Region and the Daviess County Extension Center will be hosting several University of Missouri Extension administrators for a meeting to discuss the future of MU Extension and Engagement, and hear from stakeholders on what they would like see from...
Pinching back growing tips will promote extra growth.
Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension: Mums are fun to grow for fall color in your landscape, but to get a lot of flowers, you’ll need to pinch off the growing tips in early summer.  This will promote a lot of extra growth, and many more flower buds will be produced.  But...

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