Local Services in Jefferson City, MO

Spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues at home.

Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense), also known as stinkweed, fanweed, frenchweed, or mithridate mustard, is a summer or winter annual plant native to Eurasia. A member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), field pennycress could have been introduced into the United States as early as the 1700s1 and now it is found in almost every state, from Florida and Texas to as far north as Alaska.

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The multicolored Asian lady beetle can have as many as 19 spots, or it can have no spots
Throughout much of the country, the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) has become an unwanted houseguest, especially during the spring and fall months. Adults are about one-quarter inch long, oval in shape and about two-thirds as wide as they are long. The color of the wing covers (the domelike shell over most of the body) can range from beige to yellow to…

Make your apartment tailgate party a memorable one. Impress your guests with these 5 football game day dish ideas and recipes.

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Melissa Bess, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Camden County, University of Missouri Extension
If you are interested in trying a new type of fitness activity, take the plunge into water fitness. Also called aquatics, water fitness is a versatile and low-impact activity that almost anyone can benefit from and enjoy. Individuals with arthritis, older adults, overweight adults, pregnant women and many others can participate in water…

Nina Chen, former Human Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Longevity appears to be more about healthy lifestyle than genes. It is 25 percent genes and 75 percent lifestyle, according to Steven Austad, author of the book Why We Age. A study from the University of Cambridge in England, which followed 20,000 middle-aged men and women for 11 years, found that nonsmokers with the healthiest eating…