- Senior Outlook
- Melissa Gronda: Hold on, spring is just around the corner What a winter we’ve been having! Below zero temps, snow, sleet, rain and ice – I think we have seen it all this year. So many times during the winter months, especially during cold and wet winters, we tend to become bored and depressed. When we are caring for a loved one, being cooped up inside can seem even bleaker.
Dr. Debra Buckler: Best osteoporosis treatment is prevention
When it comes to hip fractures, prevention is the best cure
Older people often worry about breaking bones, particularly their hips. The estimated lifetime risk of developing a hip fracture is 17 percent for women and six percent for men.
Carolyn Trout: Too many snow days, too few adventures
I was just sitting there, getting my hair cut, when the stylist at the next station got a phone call.
It was her teenage daughter telling her that school had been cancelled for the next day because it was going to be too cold.
- Carolyn McLaren: Completing census an important task It’s strange what we remember from our childhood. I have a very clear memory of my mother standing at our front door answering questions being asked by an older lady. I remember asking why the lady was asking questions.
- Jennifer Foraker: Color diet with produce for good health There is nothing more beautiful and tempting in a grocery store than the extensive array of colorful produce. Nearly every color of the rainbow is represented. What’s wonderful about this rich, kaleidoscope of produce is the payoff in terms of health.
Allison Riddle: Eating healthy important as we age
The American Dietetic Association has designated March as National Nutrition Month so now is the ideal time to reevaluate your eating and exercise habits.
Nutrient needs change as we age, so it’s important to stay healthy throughout your entire life.
As only the second manager the Barton County Senior Center has ever employed, Helen Dale has plenty of stories to tell.
But her time at the Lamar-based center has come to an end. At the age of 73, and after nearly 19 years of service, Helen decided it was time to retire so she could spend more time with her family.
- Property tax credit application assistance at several locations The following locations provide tax credit application assistance.
Missouri tax forms available via fax or Web site
Electronic filing of income-tax returns continues to increase since it is fast, convenient, secure, more accurate, and allows for direct deposit of any refunds.
In previous years, the Missouri Department of Revenue supplied libraries, tax preparers and other entities with paper individual tax forms as a convenience to their customers. However, with the increased popularity in electronic filing, these paper returns will not be provided this year.
- Are you ready for April 15? If you plan on taking advantage of the Missouri Property Tax Credit for 2009, be aware that the guidelines have changed from past years. Even if you may have qualified in the past, you may not meet the criteria this year, so it’s important to understand the new guidelines.
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