Conley questions Westphalia mayor, aldermen about car-show cancellation
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Grellner will not file charges against R-2 for delayed reporting
LINN  —Osage County Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Grellner last week told the UD that she will not file charges against R-2 …
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Chamois man arrested 10 hours after the discovery of double homicide
Just 10 hours after the discovery Saturday of Chamois residents Leonard Gerloff, 59, and his wife, Pauline, 56, who had been slain …
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UD Editor Neal A. Johnson and his wife, Karima, are shown with the paper at the ​seven-story Christ of the Ozarks Statue during a …
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Kennedy Marie Luebbert, infant daughter of Karl Allen and Heather Marie (Haslag) Luebbert of Taos, joined the angels in heaven Sunday, …
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Reaching Carbon Neutrality For $1 A Day
(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the …
Growing a Sustainable Future from Pasture to Plate

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4 steps to being a more conscious consumer

(BPT) - Today, it’s not enough for a company to make good products. Savvy consumers want to know the businesses and brands they patronize make a positive difference. Do they produce products in …

Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns …

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As carry out surges during the pandemic, landfills are filled with disposable containers

When the world could no longer eat together in restaurants at the beginning of 2020, many of us turned to take-out, delivery and fast food. Online meal delivery revenues in the United States are projected to reach $26.5 billion this year, a 20 percent increase over 2019.

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How to pick safer disposable materials

How can anyone evaluate one-to-one replacements for disposable food service ware designed to be less harmful to health and the environment? It’s not easy. Orb Media has created a basic …
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(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big …
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Sustainable Eating for a Better Earth
(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the …
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(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and …
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Deliciously easy sustainable eating
(BPT) - Today, consumers are beginning to use one more guideline to determine how to spend their food dollars: sustainability. The …
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What Americans need to know about traveling to Europe in 2021

(BPT) - By Maya Kachroo-Levine, ExpediaOn May 14, Greece became the first country in the European Union to open to vaccinated travelers. I showed up on May 16 to report on the reopening, and …

New clinical trial open for patients with a specific form of lung cancer

(BPT) - According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which makes up over 80% of lung cancers, is the single leading cause of cancer deaths …

Doctor offers easy tips for coping with heartburn

(BPT) - If you’ve ever experienced heartburn, you know why it’s called that — you feel a burning sensation in your throat and upper chest, and even a bad taste in your mouth. While …

Make a splash and ride the waves with a trip to Arkansas

(BPT) - During hot summers, there’s nothing better than a relaxing day on your local lake or river. But after spending the last year at home, you may be itching for a change of scenery. For fun …

BookTrib's Bites: Spiritual Wisdom, Medicine for the Soul and Coming of Age

(NewsUSA) "Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation" by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati The enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds much …

Tips to lower stress – and budgets – getting ready for back to school

(BPT) - Preparing to go back to school can be exciting as well as stressful for kids and parents, and this year is no exception. A recent survey found that nearly 9 in 10 parents (86%) are relieved …

Restore Your Floor, Upgrade Your Space

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are returning to an office or upgrading a home office, nothing refreshes a business or residential space like new, high-quality flooring. The right flooring can help add style …

Optimize Your Home Office With Customized Furniture

(NewsUSA) - Home offices are personal spaces that reflect the user's personality. Whether you work in a room with a closed door, a nook in the kitchen, or a corner of the family room, home offices …

7 Back-To-School Must-Haves Stylish Moms are Buying Now

(BPT) - After more than a year of remote learning, there is so much excitement around dressing for back-to-school this year and showing off individual style. To help identify the top back-to-school …

Want a more meaningful career? Try working in the classroom

(BPT) - At age 62, Sandy Weber became unemployed when her customer service job was eliminated during the COVID pandemic. A friend encouraged her to give substitute teaching a try. Weber said, "I …

Toys For Tots' "Christmas in July" Seeks to Refill Santa's Bag

(NewsUSA) - Toys for Tots is the Nation's flagship children's Christmastime charity, but the program offers more than holiday hope. Toys for Tots has expanded its reach to help families in need …

COVID-19 Info for People with Disabilities

(NewsUSA) - Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, but for many people with disabilities, getting vaccinated has proven …