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Greene County’s Recorder of Deeds is warning new homeowners and other real estate owners to be aware of high-priced offers for copies of property deeds.

Cheryl Dawson-Spaulding says private companies are soliciting homeowners to purchase copies of their property deeds for very high fees, sometimes up to $87 or more. She says, while that isn’t illegal, it’s much higher than the Recorder’s fee of $1 per page for copies, and most property deeds are no longer than two pages.

And she says most homeowners already have their original property deed.

Understanding Election Polling

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This week on Making Democracy Work host Lisa Langley speaks with Dr. Jonathan Groves of Drury University. Dr. Groves gives an overview of election polling, how to know when a poll is accurate, and what to look for when judging the validity of election polls. 

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Walking  through Missouri State University’s 40,000 square foot eFactory,  a “Technology focused business incubator, and entrepreneurial development center”, its Director, Brian Kincaid,  exclaims:  “One of the interesting things about an incubator  environment, and working with start-up companies, is normal business hours don’t exist.  Our building can be occupied just as much at 1am, as 8am.”  

Enjoy the Outdoors but Take Precautions Against Ticks

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Missouri is home to at least six different human tick-borne diseases, according to the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services. It’s why officials are urging individuals to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer season.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Assistant Manager Rudy Martinez says, “in rural areas where you are walking through an open field, or a wooded area, more of your natural ecosystems, you are going to be more prone to ticks or chiggers. Those are the areas where I would take those extra precautions.”

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The 11th Jazz Service at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Cherry at Hammons Parkway, will take place in the church sanctuary on Sunday June 25th at 11:00am, functioning as the regular worship service for this Sunday.  That’s not only a new date for this annual service, as it usually takes place in February around Mardi Gras, but also a location within the church.  Howerver, the musicians remain the same—Dave Gravatt and the Creole Jazz Band with Gary Ellison playing piano and telling the stories of the great gospel songs in lieu of a sermon.

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