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Posted Feb 13, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Reality hit early as a teenager when I figured out I'd never have a date with Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy. I took down their life-size posters, threw away my pillow that said, "love is never having to say you're sorry" and began my hunt for true love. Valentine's Day will bring cheers or tears, depending on how straight Cupid's arrow is flying. If only a blood test could confirm being in love. It could be as simple as a doctor saying, "yep, you're definitely in love, go ahead with...

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 6:02 AM

Watch out illiteracy, Mid-Continent Public Library is out to eradicate you through its Storytime program involving more – a whole lot more – than children listening to their favorite stories. “What has happened over the...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Sometimes I wish we could just skip the month of February and move on to March, thus eliminating much of winter’s cold misery. But, if we were so inclined, we...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Tien Xuan Tran, a middle child of three, was born in 1943 in the northern Vietnam village of 

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Duct tape and Super Glue remind me of one of Dad's favorite sayings, "waste not, want not." It wasn't just a saying for that generation, it was a way of life. One year I bought him a new birdbath for Father’s Day and the old...

Posted Feb 3, 2016 at 7:23 AM

During the Pendergast years, Kansas City was second only to Chicago in organized crime. Henry McElroy was “Big Tom’s” hand picked city manager, who did his bidding for him. On a Saturday morning in May 1933, not long after...

Posted Feb 3, 2016 at 6:05 AM

You can see it in his eyes. That moment when Sir decides to go off on a tangent when he’s mid-speech. Actually, that’s not exactly true – he can get that look before a word even leaves his mouth. It’s that look which...

Posted Jan 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Black beans do surprisingly well in desserts with a healthy spin"check out the hottest recipes here.

Posted Jan 30, 2016 at 6:00 AM

The average 3-year-old asks 300 questions a day and by the time they're 4, it increases to 450. Their brains are on overload - literally. While at the 6-year-old grandson's basketball game, 3-year-old Hank, decided I should explain what was...

Updated Jan 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM

A couple dozen volunteers are getting a refresher. Know how to direct people to the bathrooms. Here's the number to call in case it snows heavily. Make sure every client fills out an intake form. A cup of coffee is OK, if it has a lid.

Posted Jan 27, 2016 at 11:01 PM

These immune-boosting and metabolism-revving drinks are perfect for sipping throughout the day.

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