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Shopper savings Missouri food prices fell back to more familiar territory last quarter, coming in below the national average, according to Missouri Farm Bureau’s first quarter Marketbasket Survey. The average price for Missouri shoppers rang in at $46.87, compared to $52.01 in the final quarter of 2011. Nationally, the total price for the first quarter of 2012 was $52.47, reflecting a savings for shoppers in the Show-Me State. For more information on current food prices, contact Missouri Farm Bureau at 573-893-1468, or visit www.mofb.org. N E W S Life-saving cell phones For many, cell phones never leave their sides. Now, thanks to a new emergency text system, your phone can become a lifesaver. Through Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), you can be alerted of incoming dangerous weather and other emergencies via a special type of text messaging to cell phones. When issued, WEAs will go out to all phones on towers in the affected area. Users with capable phones will get the warnings no matter where they are or where they are from. The alerts are free to all subscribers and will not count against texting limits on wireless plans. Most wireless carriers have agreed to the system, but make sure to contact your carrier to see if the WEA system is available to you. B R I E F S The text alerts will be brief — under 90 characters — and will warn about impending flooding, severe thunderstorms, blizzard conditions and even AMBER alerts. Consumers can opt out of the program if necessary by contacting their wireless service provider. For information about WEAs, visit http://1.usa.gov/Ku3bst. Last year, youth from seven states screened films and attended workshops on lighting, acting and sound production. Several additional workshop topics have been added to this year’s lineup. FilmFest 4-H is open to all 4-H youth, ages 11-18, as well as groups from other service organizations. A $99 all-access festival pass covers admission to all screenings, workshops and special events. The deadline for registration and submitting films is July 13. Visit www.4h.missouri.edu/filmfest for more information. Stay connected at state parks If you enjoy the great outdoors but still want to stay connected, Missouri State Parks are your place to go. Eleven parks across the Show-Me State — including Johnson’s ShutIns, Roaring River, Long Branch and Finger Lakes — now offer free wireless Internet in their campgrounds. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hopes to have 37 of its 40 state park campgrounds connected to wireless Internet by year’s end. For a list of parks with Internet, visit www.mostateparks.com. Calculate energy efficiency How much can you save using CFLs? What does it cost to run the dishwasher for an hour? 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - July 2012

Rural Missouri - July 2012
Contents
Comments
Columns
A peach of a place
Quilting for a cause
Outdoors
Corralling the faithful
Out of the Way Eats
Platte City’s jewel
Reeling in the competition
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
Rita & Little Ollie
Around Missouri
Marketplace
Neighbors
Just4Kids

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