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All month I have been writing about February being National Birdfeeding Month. This is the last article in the series to review the pros and cons of using different seeds to attract different birds.The most important thing to know is that what you pay for is what you get. It may be tempting to buy the 20-pound bag of wild bird seed mix for $8, as the old adage states, "Buyer Beware" – the majority of that seed is white and red millet. These seeds will attract (the non-desirable...

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The beautiful pearl Calvin Klein dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars has been returned to...

Posted at 9:49 AM

Three young men from Boy Scout Troop 692 have earned the rank of Eagle.Talan Lang, son of Peter and Sarita Lang, earned his Eagle Scout Award on March 6, 2014.Talan started his journey in third grade as a Bear in...

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"What do you think of the legalization of marijuana?" the question was posed at a recent luncheon gathering of a group of my favorite lawyers, educators, and business people."It's legal in three states now, and it will be legal in Missouri...

Posted at 8:37 AM

1 SUPERB ART - The annual Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale opens for its nearly month-long run on Wednesday.The show features the work of Independence Art Association members as well as...

Posted at 8:29 AM

Animals are like us in many ways. They have the same illnesses we do, the same conditions, and sometimes the same injuries. As humans we don't want people to treat us differently if we suffer from an illness or have a handicap. The same goes for...

Posted at 8:00 AM

The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its economy afloat — and its gargantuan military funded.

Posted at 8:00 AM

Everyone who was in the original "Star Trek" TV series eventually came to terms with its pop-cult status, starting with the fact that "Star Trek" is a life sentence.

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These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

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