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While I watched a group of 2-year-olds in an art class, it was striking to see how engrossed they were in their work. The teacher squeezed globs of different color paints on the children’s papers and asked each child where he or she wanted the new color. The children were using rollers instead of brushes, creating the most amazing effects as the colors mixed and the roller changed direction.

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Tip of the WeekWhole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of our meals?

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Say farewell to the water tower and current Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building at 1100 SW Smith St. in downtown Blue Springs.The $22 million remodeling and renovation project of the public safety building will break ground on March 27,...

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The city of Independence has officially opened its contest to redesign the city flag.The city’s beautification commission is sponsoring the contest, with an aim to introduce the new-look pennant on Flag Day, June 14. Citizens are...

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This year’s Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award is going to Leon Panetta, a former congressman, director of the CIA and secretary of defense.The announcement was made by the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation, which grew...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Legal experts raised concern Monday about Missouri legislation that would require many adult Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive health care coverage.The work requirement is part of a broader...

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It's been almost three years since Adam and his family's been home.When Adam called to tell me they were coming to visit, I was ecstatic. Their family lives too far from grandma.They added a new one, Sawyer, a year ago. So there is...

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The Blue Springs Planning Commission unanimously recommended Monday that the City Council change the zoning at a site for a proposed indoor shooting range from general business to regional commercial.The site for the indoor shooting...

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A marathon spelling bee between two Jackson County students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds Saturday when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word "stifling."For more than an hour,...

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