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Julia Boggs Dent Grant

Her Life Prior to First Lady Julia Boggs Dent was the fifth of seven children born to “Colonel” Frederick and Ellen Wrenshall Dent. Raised on the White Haven plantation approximately 12 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, she enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and riding horses. The future first lady was well educated, attending the

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New York State Prisoners Will Receive Free Tablets

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is partnering with JPay, a company that specializes in inmate and corrections-related services. JPay is providing approximately 50,000 tablets at no cost to the state or inmates, and DOCCS is not taking commissions for the tablets. The tablets will be preloaded with educational content, and DOCCS plans

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Monopoly’s Newest: The Cheaters Edition

A new edition of the classic family board game Monopoly will satisfy those underhanded relatives, who bend or break the rules to win. “Monopoly: The Cheaters Edition” will ask players to cheat through a new feature called cheat cards. The cards will give players a series of tasks throughout the game – such as skipping

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April 7 Is D-Day for the Old Jeep Wrangler

But, the Trade Off Is a New Jeep Truck If you’re shopping for a new Jeep Wrangler right now, things might be a little confusing. That’s because there are two completely different 2018 models on sale. As it ramps up production of the recently-introduced next-generation Wrangler on a new production line, Jeep is still building

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How Come Big Pharma Keeps Jacking-Up Prices?

“The simple answer is – because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty much set their own prices. And as we all know, when demand

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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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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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Troop B to Conducts DWI Operations in February

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces sometime, during the month of February 2018, troopers will conduct a DWI saturation across all counties in Troop B. Sometime, during the month of February, a Click It Or Ticket seat belt enforcement operation will be held in Linn and Sullivan counties. “Special enforcement

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Take Root Café Finalist in National Competition

Take Root Café located in Kirksville, Missouri, has been named a finalist in The Renewal Awards, which is sponsored by the monthly magazine, the Atlantic. The Renewal Awards is a nationwide competition, recognizing local organizations driving positive change in their communities and bringing progress to the country. The competition seeks to illuminate grassroots solutions to

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Hunter Education Class

CONSERVATION REPORT By R. Shannon Smith Missouri Conservation Agent The Missouri Department of Conservation will be giving a Hunter Education Course Saturday, March 10, 2018. The class will run from 1pm to 5pm and will be held at the Schuyler County High School in Queen City. Those, who successfully complete the course, will receive a

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