MOAD gets good audit report, improved financials from previous year
VIENNA — The Maries-Osage Ambulance District (MOAD) received a positive financial audit report for fiscal year 2021. During the board’s August meeting Monday night, Lynn Graves, CPA and …
Belle man dies in motorcycle accident
A Belle man was fatally injured during the evening hours of Aug. 12 when the motorcycle he was operating ran off of the roadway west of Owensville. Emil Jones, 37, was traveling west on Missouri …
First day of School at Visitation Inter-Parish School
School began for Visitation Inter-Parish School in Vienna on Monday morning. The students and their parents seemed happy to be back and beginning the 2022-23 school year. The students looked nice in …
Highway 89 bridge opens
Highway 89 bridge over the Gasconade River opened on Friday to one lane of traffic with automated signals guiding motorists across. Monday contractors were working to clean up the last mess created …
Belle aldermen advertise for a chief of police to replace marshal
BELLE — The city of Belle is advertising to hire a chief of police since former marshal Terry Connors stepped down on Aug. 9,  four months into his four-year term. Acting Mayor Daryl …
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

The next time you take a bite of beef or pork, take a minute to ponder how that food gets from the pasture to your plate. There is a veritable team of ranchers, veterinarians and even sustainability experts working behind the scenes to find new ways to improve care for animals and the environment while making the food on your plate even more delicious.

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.

What are the most environmentally friendly alternatives for food packaging?

What are the safest and most environmentally friendly disposable food containers and products available?

How to pick safer disposable materials

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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 …
Sustainable Sustenance
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The Mexican Avocado Industry's Commitment to Sustainability
(Family Features) The avocado industry in Mexico is committed to responsible farming and sustainable practices that protect and conserve both the land and environment, all while ensuring the quality of Mexican avocados.
Tree Talk: 4 tips for planting trees
(Family Features) Trees are virtually everywhere you turn. You can engage in the tree planting movement and make a difference by planting trees around your home and surrounding community with these tips.
5 Ideas for Investing in the World Around You
(Family Features) Each person's contributions to improve the earth can send a ripple effect that ultimately transforms communities. Consider these examples of actions you can take, some bigger than others, that benefit the larger community.
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Back-to-School Checklists Should Include COVID Vaccinations

by the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The new school year is quickly approaching. In addition to buying pencils and notebooks and putting school clothes in …

Back-to-School Checklists Should Include COVID Vaccinations

by the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The new school year is quickly approaching. In addition to buying pencils and notebooks and putting school clothes in …

Back-to-School Checklists Should Include COVID Vaccinations

by the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The new school year is quickly approaching. In addition to buying pencils and notebooks and putting school clothes in …

Back-to-School Checklists Should Include COVID Vaccinations

by the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—The new school year is quickly approaching. In addition to buying pencils and notebooks and putting school clothes in …

Only 19 women have won the National Book Award for fiction—here's who they are

Using the National Book Foundation website, Stacker looked at the 19 women who have won the National Book Award for fiction and listed them starting with the most recent winner.

Back To School Season Can Present A Time For Smart, Supportive Conversations On E-Cigarettes

by Laura Corbin, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (NAPSI)—Back to School presents parents and students with opportunities to have important discussions about life choices. One …

Uh-oh…Can your dog be scratching too much?? How to recognize the signs of allergic itch in your pet

(BPT) - Do you see your dog scratching a lot? If so, you’re not alone. Twenty million households have a dog with itchy skin (pruritus), so this behavior is more common than people realize.1 …

Shop smarter this back-to-school season with these online solutions

(BPT) - The back-to-school season can be a time of relief for parents as children start to get back into the routine they know for most of the year. While parents may even get nostalgic for their own …

How quitting vaping nicotine can improve mental health

(BPT) - By Truth InitiativeMental health and nicotine use are connected in ways many may not realize with a large body of evidence revealing troubling links, including the fact that nicotine can …

This school year, prioritize your child’s whole health – physical and mental

(BPT) - As back-to-school season gets underway, it’s important to ensure that your child is ready for the school year, both physically and emotionally, by scheduling a well-child visit.Annual …

Amazon's innovative career and technical training program supports employee education in field of their choice

(BPT) - Looking for work or thinking of switching jobs? Imagine getting hired for an entry-level job — or any other position — …

Living with myelofibrosis? What you need to know

(BPT) - Myelofibrosis is a rare blood cancer that develops when a disruption occurs in blood stem cells, resulting in excessive scar tissue formation (fibrosis) in the bone marrow, where most blood …