Shlepakov joins Hannibal U.S. Cellular store as sales manager
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Shlepakov joins Hannibal U.S. Cellular store as sales manager

U.S. Cellular has named Nikita Shlepakov sales manager of the store in Hannibal

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Hannibal Tractor Supply Company store to host horse health and feed event

Tractor Supply Company will host a horse health and feed event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sep 21 at 200 Huck Finn Shopping Center

Pink Van Campaign helps in fight against cancer
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Pink Van Campaign helps in fight against cancer

The Peters Heating and Air Pink Van Campaign provided a $2,500 donation to James E Cary Cancer Center. Pictured from left: Rod Peters, Bo Peters and Lucas Peters of Peters Heating and Air in Hannibal; Wendy Harrington, President /CEO, Hannibal Regional Foundation, Vice President; Todd Ahrens, President & CEO Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; Melissa Kolb, Carla Jarman, Director Bob Hess and Belinda Krchelich with the James E. Cary Cancer Center. 


 


 

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Workforce summit seeks answers to skills gap

HANNIBAL — Employers, educators and community leaders hope that a workforce summit next week will map out how local job seekers can get the skills that are in demand in this labor market.

Jeff Shuford: Developing a beneficial brand identity strategy for your business
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Jeff Shuford: Developing a beneficial brand identity strategy for your business

Creating a brand identity strategy is critical for long-term business growth. Without an identity strategy in place for your brand, your attempts to build online/offline connections with your target audience will be haphazard at best. Understanding how to create a brand identity strategy for your business will allow you to define your company’s core mission, determine your customer acquisition plans, and help you measure success rates as you attempt to grow your company. If you want help learning how to create a brand identity strategy for your business, bear the following five helpful tips in mind.
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A new chapter for cherished memories
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A new chapter for cherished memories

Mike and Kathy Wear co-own forthcoming Clemens General Store and Antiques with Ron and Wilma Wear, who first owned the store beginning in the 1990s

Kohl's adding 90,000 seasonal workers for the holidays
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Kohl's adding 90,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

Christmas is still three months away, but some retailers are already starting to hire seasonal workers to keep stores adequately staffed during the busy holiday season.

With low unemployment rates in most of the country, finding those workers could prove a challenge.

Among the first chains to hang a "help wanted" sign is Kohl's. The Wisconsin-based department store plans to add 90,000 seasonal workers this year. 

Available positions can be found at KohlsCareers.com/OurJobs.

A first-ever national hiring event, set for Oct. 5 at Kohl's stores nationwide, aims to hire 5,000 workers in just one day. Verbal job offers will be made, in some cases, on the spot.

Also new this year, Kohl's will set up "power centers" at 135 of its stores, allowing seasonal workers to help fulfill an expected rush of online orders.

“Our early hiring strategy continues to work well...

Dave Ramsey: First things first
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Dave Ramsey: First things first

Dear Dave,

My husband and I are in our 30s. We have $15,000 in debt spread across student loans, credit cards and a car payment. We make decent money, and we’ve each got around $50,000 in our 401(k) plans. What steps can we take toward becoming good investors?

Heather

Dear Heather,

When you’re building wealth, everything will fall apart unless you have a rock-solid foundation. If someone has an eye toward investing, I always recommend they first become debt-free. Another thing I advise ahead of investing is saving up an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses. This is money you never touch, except in the case of a real emergency.

Once these two elements are in place, you’ve constructed that...

Dear Monty: 15 tips to find a buried fuel oil tank
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Dear Monty: 15 tips to find a buried fuel oil tank

Dear Monty: 15 tips to find a buried fuel oil tank

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Reader question: We are considering a home in a rural area. Much of the housing stock consists of 1920-30s homes. How can we determine if there is a buried fuel oil tank somewhere on the property?    

Monty's answer: According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 5.7 million homes heat with fuel oil today in the U.S. Oil is a popular choice in several areas of the United States, particularly in more northerly climates or rural areas across the country. Most home inspectors exclude discovering oil tanks or inspecting oil tanks from an inspection. Inspection companies do not explain this inspection exemption. A couple of reasons for this may be that underground storage tanks (UST) are often hard to discover, and expensive to remove and remediate. Some states have programs to help with removal costs. Here is a helpful source of information at

Crowds savor Taste of Twain offerings
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Crowds savor Taste of Twain offerings

HANNIBAL – Taste treats, along with a variety of wines and beers, were shared by Hannibalians and visitors at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum's annual Taste of Twain Wine, Food, and Beer Festival Saturday.