FCCLA Annual Snowball Dance

FCCLA had their annual Snowball Dance on November 4, 2017, in the commons of the Schuyler R-1 High School in Queen City, Missouri. The theme this year was” The Enchanted Forest.” Decorations consisted of large tree branches decorated like the “Magic Tree” in Columbia, Missouri. We also made a large hand painted poster with trees

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Varsity Rams Take on Salisbury Panthers

Salisbury 66 Schuyler 33 By Coach Braden Ham Salisbury came out and jumped on us early, and continued their momentum throughout the game. We did not help ourselves much on either end of the floor. They ran a different looking zone that gave trouble, due to their alignment. We had a lot careless turnovers, due

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and How They Affect You

By Melani Kelsey, Social Security Operations Supervisor in Kirksville, Missouri Just like during tax season, it’s good to have all the information you need early, so you can prepare and get any money you are due. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you

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Republican ‘Crumbs Act’ Calls for No Tax on Bonuses

A Republican lawmaker is set to unveil legislation that would make most bonuses given out as a result of President Trump’s tax reform plan tax-free — and took a jab at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the bill’s name. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., has dubbed his bill the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle Class

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Don’t Have to File a Tax Return – Do It Anyways!

University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt offers three reasons why you should file a tax return, even if it is not required. First, you might get a refund of taxes withheld from a paycheck or pension, Zumwalt says. Also, some tax credits generate a refund. Examples include the Child Tax Credit and

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The Sooner You File Your Tax Return The Sooner You Receive Your Refund

Now that the Internal Revenue Service is accepting 2017 tax returns, filing early is a good idea, says University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt. It is especially recommended, if filers expect to receive a tax refund. Missourians receive an average income tax refund of $2,612, according to IRS data. That is money

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Missouri Partners with Israeli Home Front Command

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Governor Eric Greitens announced Missouri’s inclusion in the Chief National Guard Bureau’s bilateral initiative with the Israeli Home Front Command (HFC). Missouri will be one of only four states to obtain such a valuable partnership. The Israeli Home Front Command exists to provide civilian protection in times of crisis or

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Congress to Consider Self-Driving Trucks Bill

The best chance for self-driving truck legislation in 2018 may rest in the House, the chairmen of House and Senate committees of jurisdiction say. “It’s something we really need to deal with,” House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said last month. “Elements of that technology are already in trucks and they’ll just

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