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Crissy Mayberry

The non-profit foster care organization, Hope Children's Home has announced a temporary suspension in their facility’s operations. The suspension comes as a way for the home to refocus their attention on their original purpose as an emergency placement shelter for foster children in the area after years of shifting away from this purpose.

Crissy Mayberry, executive director of Hope for One More, the parent organization of the Children's Home, says there’s never a good time to make changes such as these, but change is necessary for growth.

John Adams wrote his wife, Abigail that July 4th “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

Independence Day is almost here and many of us will be celebrating it in a style that would make John Adams proud. However, this is also the time of year that the National Council on Fireworks Safety reminds the public of the safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks.

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says nature-lovers need to be on the lookout for early symptoms of tick-borne illnesses this summer.

The reminder comes after a report by the CDC that claimed a tripling in diseases caused by ticks and mosquitos since 2004.

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the DHSS, says it's vital that you see a doctor if flu-like symptoms, characteristic of a tick-borne illness, start to set in.

Slip, Slop, Slap! This slogan, coined in 1981, became one of the most popular public service announcements in Victoria, Australia. The alliterative command was given by a seagull on the beach in an attempt to get swimmers to SLIP on protective clothing, SLOP on sunscreen and SLAP on a wide-brimmed hat. In the decade that followed, there was a 50% reduction in sunburn among Victoria residents.  

Missouri Department of Conservation

Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Bollinger counties have been added to a list of 7 Missouri counties placed under new restrictions for feeding and giving minerals to deer, and considered to be Chronic Wasting Disease management zones.

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