Maries R-1 School Board considers 6th graders playing on middle school teams
VIENNA — In an effort to boost the number of athletes on the girls middle school and later high school sports teams, the Maries …
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Belle mayor introduces new alderman
Belle Mayor Josh Seaver planned to appoint Daryl White Jr. to the Belle Board of Aldermen as a Ward 2 representative on Tuesday night …
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Maries R-2 celebrates 60th May Day celebration
The Maries County R-2 schools held their 60th annual May Day celebration Friday evening in the high school gym.  Students from …
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Vienna Chamber Sausage and Wine Festival a success
The Vienna Chamber of Commerce (VCOC) reports the First Annual Vienna Sausage and Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon was a success as …
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Maries sheriff reports attempted stabbing, shooting, retrieves escapee
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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

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.

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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 …
Actionable Environmental Impacts at Home: Swap common household devices to curb your carbon footprint
(Family Features) In every room of your home, you’ll likely find numerous devices, appliances and fixtures that rely on the …
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The Mexican Avocado Industry's Commitment to Sustainability
(Family Features) The avocado industry in Mexico, led by the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico, its …
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Tree Talk: 4 tips for planting trees
4 tips for planting trees (Family Features) Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and …
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5 Ideas for Investing in the World Around You
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It Pays to Give: 5 ideas for investing in the world around you
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Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet

(BPT) - As summer approaches, so does celebration season, which can mean gathering with friends and family for graduation parties, a fun-filled day celebrating the father figure in your life or BBQs …

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(BPT) - If your child is college bound, you probably have questions — including how to pay for their higher education. What may …

Mind and body self-care: How to heal mentally and physically

(BPT) - Everyone has physical scars. Maybe it's a scrape from a childhood stumble or a burn from cooking a special meal. Some scars come from body changes or physical conditions, such as acne scars, …

What’s In The Water? Fluoridated Water And Its Benefits

(NAPSI)­—Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist keep our smiles healthy and happy—that, we know. But what about the water you brush with and drink? Using fluoridated water will help …

Baseball Bettors Find Value in World Series Futures Markets

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Staying Focused On Your Adolescent’s Health

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(BPT) - With the rising cost of education, you might be thinking, is college really worth the investment? If you’re heading to college soon and trying to figure out what your ideal degree will …

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(BPT) - Mucha gente espera con ansias los meses más cálidos que se aproximan, pero la primavera significa alergias para muchos estadounidenses. De acuerdo con la Asthma and Allergy …