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Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 6:22 AM

Olivia Kerr was bouncing off the walls of Angela Danzo’s Prairie Branch Elementary kindergarten classroom.Her little brother, D.J. O’Dell, was about to be the recipient of a surprise party celebrating his final chemotherapy treatment, and the animated second grader had been keeping the secret since last Sunday.“It was the hardest thing I ever had to do,” Olivia, 8, said, when asked about the surprise party. “I found out, and I told them I...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM


Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Borscht, or beet soup, is today’s topic. Some of you may have never tasted this soup, but in many Slavic and eastern European countries it is the “soup du jour.” It has also become popular in the United States.

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Dr. Gary Boring got a new heart four years ago and decided to slow way down.He sold his chiropractic practice. He taught, and he wrote articles.“But I was missing the people,” he says.So he is back from...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 6:10 AM

To conclude National Heart Month, Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence held an event on Wednesday to commemorate all the first responders, LifeFlight Eagle nurses, physicians and hospital staff who were integral in saving the lives of some...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 12:20 AM

If you're an egg lover, you have to like the latest dietary cholesterol news.The nation's top nutrition advisory panel recently decided to pull back on its caution about eating foods, like eggs that are high in cholesterol. This change of...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Have you ever woken up excited to eat breakfast?If not, you probably haven’t found a quick, go-to breakfast yet.No worries, I’m here to help! Both slow-cooker and one-minute warm breakfasts are great because you wake...

Updated Feb 21, 2015 at 12:03 AM

Truman Medical Centers named Independence School District Director of Communications Nancy Lewis as its new Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations on Thursday.According to the TMC release, Lewis has more than 20 years of public...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Many people live a sedentary lifestyle for a variety of reasons. Because of their occupation, they have to sit behind a desk all day. With the advent of computers, fewer people are up and about. Salespeople, truck drivers, taxi drivers and others...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

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