Posted at 7:12 AM

There is so much fun and happiness in memories, particularly ones about your family. One old favorite is of me driving with five kids and five dogs (three puppies born the day before departure) from Oregon to Missouri when we moved. Perhaps if I shorten it I can use it in this article. We left with a Pontiac station wagon, a U-Haul trailer filled with necessary junk and the back end folded down with mattress on it and coolers filled with drinks, fruit and snacks.

Posted at 6:12 AM

My first encounter with snow was when I was in fifth grade when we took a field trip to Jenolan Caves – the Aussie equivalent of Fantastic Caverns – and to see the hub of the Snowy River Hydroelectric Authority, which was all very...

Posted at 5:40 AM

William Chrisman’s Beartrackers dance team member Tanner Frisbey was the 2015 Sophomore Soloist Champion in the Missouri Dance Team Association State Competition – and the first male dancer to win in the category for the both the...

Posted at 5:17 AM

The two politicians long on the national scene are 2015 recipients of two awards named for Harry Truman.Former ambassador and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is to receive the Truman Good Neighbor Award on May 11. Former Sen. Bob Dole is...

Posted at 5:15 AM

  Nothing adds a distinctive air (and increased resale value) to your home like natural wood flooring. But hardwoods beauty is just...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Thereís a hole in my mouth. Iím not talking about the one thatís supposed to be there. No, this one is where one of my permanent, adult teeth used to be and isnít anymore. Itís been with me for a really long time Ė probably all but 6 of my 50 years...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I am going to list my home. I am hoping to start a bidding war for my home to maximize the number of offers I receive. I want my broker to stipulate that we will start accepting bids five days after the house goes on the market, in...

Updated at 12:50 AM

Blue Springs South boys basketball team tried its darndest, often in vain, to corral Columbia Hickman senior Jimmy Whitt in Tuesday’s Class 5 District 9 semifinal.But the Kewpies had about as much trouble with South senior forward...

Updated at 12:49 AM

Andrew Courtney turned in a hat trick Tuesday night in a 6-3 victory over the visiting Tulsa Oilers.But it was a missed open-net opportunity that had all his teammates chuckling after a much-needed victory.“I wish there would...

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