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KEARNEY — The ultimate costs and completion date for the second Interstate 35 interchange in Kearney are now up in the air as legal matters between property owners and the state have stymied acquisitions of rights of way.

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is available to help Missourians facing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help in two ways: Energy Assistance/Regular Heating and Energy Crisis Intervention Program.

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LIBERTY — First responders including Liberty fire and police departments rushed Tuesday night, April 20, to the scene of a fire that was engulfing the Liberty Wendy's fast food restaurant near Kansas Street and Victory Drive.

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a very healthy 74-year-old male. I am not on any medications and enjoy normal blood pressure and great stats from my regular bloodwork. I weigh 140 pounds and have been exercising every day faithfully for decades. A couple of years ago, I started getting cramps in both l…

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On Friday, April 16, Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reports one-third of all Missourians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a release from the governor's office.

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Artichokes are strange and lovely. It’s a thistle, a flower and its pale green blossoms are one of the first signs of spring. Artichokes are in season, so it’s time to go to the market and get some thorny deliciousness for yourself.

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How many phone calls did you receive today? Of those, how many were scam calls? So far today I’ve received eight. This is nothing new, but the tricks that scammers use are changing, and we need to be up on all of their tactics to steal our identities and money.

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Despite starring the Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby," “Shawshank Redemption”) and gorgeous Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black," “Batwoman”), “Vanquish” is ruined by first the heavily stylized color palate and distorted lens that makes the entire film look like a steadica…

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SMITHVILLE — A contractor working on building construction at 188th Street and U.S. Highway 169 Highway will close 188th Street from U.S. 169 to North Main Street in Smithville April 19 to 30 for utility work.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cates Auction Real Estate Company received the highest honor when they were named in a late client's will in November 2020. When Cates Auction received a call from the daughter of one of their long-time customers, they were heartbroken to find out he had passed away. The daughter lived out of state and didn't know where to start and called the company for help. Her father had listed Cates Auction in his will to handle the sale of his cherished home, treasured Cadillac, prized power equipment, and home furnishings.

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ST. LOUIS, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansira Partners, Inc. ("Ansira"), an independent global marketing technology and services firm, today released its first EiQ eCRM Benchmark Report. The report outlines the results from a recent audit of more than 100 branded emails across four industries – banking, insurance, retail, and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Using proprietary EiQ audit methodology, the emails were evaluated against six email best practices to determine how to best use email marketing to increase return on investment.

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Syracuse, N.Y.,  -- Every April, dairy farmers rally together to celebrate environmental practices that help preserve the earth. On Earth Day especially, everyone is reminded of the continued need to protect our natural resources. According to the American Dairy Association North East, for dairy farmers, sustainability is a major focus every day when they produce nutritious milk — it's made with care for the planet in mind. 

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In participating counties like Clay, the Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday exempts state sales tax on retail sales of qualifying Energy Star-certified new appliances, up to $1,500 per appliance, between 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 19 and midnight Sunday, April 25.

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SMITHVILLE — During the May Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce member luncheon May 12, the membership will recognize at least one individual and one business in Smithville for their “exceptional resilience and adaptability during 2020,” states a release. “We want to hear your success storie…

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LIBERTY — Craig Fischer joined Clay County Savings Bank as senior vice president and treasurer. He started April 1 and has an office at the bank’s 1178 W. Kansas St. location in Liberty.

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Spring and summer months bring both the buzz of lawnmowers and bees. These fuzzy flyers are important pollinators, playing a crucial role in the production of many favorite fruits and vegetables. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages the public to “bee-friend” these valuable nat…

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