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Posted at 6:10 AM

With the van packed full of flowers and wreaths, many will make their way through the rows of those who have gone before us. I've never been very good at visiting cemeteries, so I'll leave this one up to my sister. There are lots of things we disagree on, but that's one of the many privileges of being siblings. You can agree to disagree and carry on without making a fuss about it. Sometimes the only thing we can see eye-to-eye on is that we're sisters. A bond that can never be...

Posted at 6:02 AM
Posted at 5:15 AM

Family members will be on hand this weekend as local veterans and others prepare to honor the only Medal of Honor winner buried at Blue Springs Cemetery. More of the story of Charles Denver Barger is coming to light, including the fact that a...

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:34 AM

Every Friday at noon, a man with an infectious smile and bubbling personality comes into the White Oak assisted-living dining room at the Groves Senior Living Center in Independence pushing a cart filled with candy. Going from table to table,...

Posted May 25, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Am I missing something vital here? I’m wondering why I’m not gnashing my teeth, having a general wail and a good rending of garments in a fit of angst, while it seems the rest of America is in full flooded bemoan-mode. Is it...

Posted May 25, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Theodore John Kaczynski was born in Chicago in 1942; he won a scholarship to study mathematics at Harvard University by age 16. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, he became a professor at the University of California at...

Posted May 21, 2016 at 6:56 AM

A trip down memory lane when my youngest daughter and I were staying at Dad's after my mom's passing. This column was written during that time. With a 60-year generation gap between my dad and daughter, they finally found something in...

Posted May 18, 2016 at 6:20 AM

You know, of course, that we play gastronomic host to a number of ducks in our backyard. We have unfortunately become a bit of a buffet-magnet to a pair of Canada geese who try as they might, just can’t blend in with their considerably...

Posted May 18, 2016 at 6:01 AM

Dave Poole was a Bushwhacker during the Civil War under William Clark Quantrill, and was among the bloodiest. He also had a bizarre sense of humor. Poole became a lieutenant and was placed in command of his own gang of Bushwhackers as the...

Posted May 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

As the seasons change †so does your skin " and what you eat has a direct effect on your complexion. 'While there are hundreds of miracle creams available to help cure beauty blunders, proper nutrition can be the key to successfully treating some of...

Posted May 14, 2016 at 6:11 AM

There are advantages for going over the hill with a partner, especially if they'll help locate your reading glasses, which are on top of your head and, most importantly, won't pass judgment for losing them. Either he thinks the weird things...

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