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Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center is offering the following activities for the month of May. The Nature Center is located at 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. All activities are free, but registration is required, unless otherwise noted. Call 816-228-3766 or visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/280.  • What’s for Dinner, for all ages, 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians,...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 6:18 AM

He called it from the very beginning, but who's going to believe a 3-year-old? Our sixth grandchild will arrive this summer, and, as the big brother predicted, it's a girl! When anyone would ask Hank, the grandson who isn't a bit shy about...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 6:17 AM

The month of April brings only one thing to mind for many people in the Midwest, morels. The morel mushroom is an unlikely delectable with its odd brain or sponge-like shape. This creamy vanilla-colored fungi grows amongst leaf litter on the...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Jill Ritchie. Also, check the calendar online at...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 5:54 AM

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Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 5:45 AM

Katelynn Corkern will never be heard griping about having to complete her chores. “I see chores as a really good thing,” said the student from Blue Springs. “Because if you’re, like, washing dishes, you realize...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 5:37 AM

One of my favorite stories told by Harry Truman was about “oompah.” Truman liked to tell of campaigning on an Indian Reservation. After each promise of what he’d do for Indians if elected, the crowd shouted, “Oompah!...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 5:37 AM

A senior from Van Horn High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month. Vanessa Hernandez Muzo has received the McCoy Award, which goes to the top 50 students in a class. She is active in the...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Cripps to speak at Stone Church LaDora Cripps will speak on the theme, “Holy Spirit, Dwell with Us,” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service on Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ,...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 11:24 PM

The Hamel Family will perform at 7 p.m. May 13 at Blue Springs Assembly, 2501 N.E. Duncan Road, Blue Springs. The Hamel Family, Shorty, Dea, Kevin and Kim, traveled for more than 20 years in the midwest and California singing in churches...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Each year U.S. Army Cadet Command sponsors a nationwide essay contest open to all student-cadets participating in the Army JROTC program. Essays are screened, evaluated and selected for advancement at each level of the competition; local, Brigade...

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